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Voyage to the Planets: A Traveller's Guide to Leaving Earth, a review by Dr. Hasslein


Voyage to the Planets: A Traveller's Guide to Leaving Earth





To say our solar system is fascinating place would be a gross understatement; a place of gas giants, frozen worlds, vast alien landscapes and geological wonders on a scale that simply boggle the mind. This six-part documentary series narrated by Richard Roxburgh takes you from the safety of our blue planet know as Earth on guide tour of our solar system and many mysterious wonders that lie within. So prepare for a voyage to the planets.


My ThoughtsSpace with Sam NeillOnce Upon a time in the West

(From Voyage to the Planets: A Traveller's Guide to Leaving Earth on December 22nd, 2010)

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The Body Snatcher, a review by addicted2dvd



Title: The Body Snatcher
Movie Count:  18
TV Ep. Count:  6
Other Count:  4
Time Started:  6am

Plot:
Boris Karloff plays the title role in the Lewton adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Body Snatcher, directed with subtle calculation by versatile Robert Wise. A doctor (Henry Daniell) needs cadavers for medical studies and Karloff is willing to provide them - one way or another. Don't miss his scene with fellow horror icon Bela Lugosi.

My Thoughts:
This is my very first taste of Val Lewton. I normally liked to go into a new movie with low expectations... but I admit I went into this one a little hyped. But that is ok... I absolutely loved every minute of it. Sure it moves a little slower then the movies I am used to... but I believe that is to be expected with the classics. Besides... the story was so good... so interesting that even the slow parts had you glued to the set. I so enjoyed watching both horror legends in this movie... Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi both gave great performances. Every scene with the two of them together was great... but especially one scene in particular. The scene where Joseph (Lugosi) finally had enough of John Grey (Karloff)... and decided it was time to settle things. I really enjoyed everything about this movie... from the beginning to the well written (although somewhat predictable) ending. This is one true classic I highly recommend!

My Rating
Out of a Possible 5

On a side note to the review.... I just want to say Thank You Jon for recommending this one to me!  :cheers:

(From Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2009 on October 8th, 2009)

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Xena: Warrior Princess Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd


Season 2: Disc 3

9. A Solstice Carol
Xena and Gabrielle try to bring the warmth of the holiday season to a cold-hearted king who has outlawed the winter-solstice celebration.

My Thoughts:
I remembered that this series managed to do a Christmas episode. But I forgot how they did till I finally made it to the episode. While it was a bit contrived of course... it was a lot of fun. I actually enjoyed it more then I remembered.

My Rating:

10. The Xena Scrolls
In 1940, a determined archaeologist and a visitor to her excavation site stumble upon the "Xena Scrolls," ancient manuscripts that chronicle the Warrior Princess's adventures.

My Thoughts:
I wasn't sure I would... but I actually liked the way they did this episode. It is a clips episode with a twist that it happens long after Xena and the gang are dead. We see their desendants finding the scrolls talking about their adventures. Definitely more entertaining then I was expecting.

My Rating:

11. Here She Comes Miss Amphipolis
Disguising herself as a contestant, Xena enters the Miss Known World beauty pageant to flush out whoever is trying to sabotage the event.

My Thoughts:
This one I really didn't care much for. While it had it's moments... I found it to be Way too silly and too much bad singing. Definitely not my type of episode.

My Rating:

12. Destiny (Part 1)
After being critically injured in a fight, Xena lets her mind flash back to the time that Julius Caesar taught her a valuable lesson about destiny.

My Thoughts:
I didn't think I would come across any more... as I thought I seen most of this series. But this is another episode I have never seen before. Thinking about it with there being 6 seasons (134 episodes) there could actually be a lot that I have missed. This episode I enjoyed quite a lot. More then I was expecting to by reading the plot. It is a pretty powerful episode ending with a hell of a cliffhanger. One so good that I can't help but to start the next disc right away.

My Rating:

(From Xena: Warrior Princess Marathon on January 18th, 2010)