Luvliner

LexxAs Stan, Kai and 790 come to grips with the rebirth of Zev as Xev, the Lexx wanders into the transmission range of a bordello in space called Luvliner. Titillated by its advertisement, Stan and Xev are unanimous in their decision to change Lexx’s course. When they arrive, however, the Luvliner satellite is run down, and its receptionist shows no interest in dealing with the Lexx crew until Stan destroys a nearby moon. Once invited aboard for “free samples,” Stan and Xev are a little let down by Luvliner’s offerings. Worse yet, 790 is abducted by the receptionist, who turns out to have his own perverse tastes in partners. But while the Lexx crew is diverted, pleasantly or otherwise, the Luvliner’s receptionist alerts a bloodthirsty bounty hunters to the Lexx’s presence – and the crew is caught with their pants down.

Order the DVDswritten by Jeffrey Hirschfield and Paul Donovan
directed by Stefan Ronowicz
music by Marty Simon

Guest Cast: Jeff Pustil (Schemmi), Diego Chambers (Aulk), Jeffrey Hirschfield (790), Ellen-Ray Hennessey (Rissha), Steve Sisk (Flintock), Jeremy Ackerman (Proo), Noah Denby (Varrtan), Paul Day (Consort), Andrew Smith (Man), Rick Collins (Fat Man), Tom Tasse (C.G.), Dave Maddeaux (Male Customer), Angela Vermier (Female voice)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

A Call To Arms

Babylon 5On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the formation of the Interstellar Alliance, Garibaldi – who has been heading up the project to construct a new destroyer-class starship with Earth, Minbari and Vorlon technology – picks up President Sheridan for a secret test run of the new vehicle. However, the test run is neither successful nor secret. Unknown to Sheridan or Garibaldi, a technomage called Galen is watching them, against the wishes of his fellow wizards. Galen uses the technological magic of his order to contact Sheridan secretly, warning him that the Drakh – the surviving servants of the Shadows who engineered the Alliance’s war with Centauri Prime – are preparing to ascend to the throne of their former masters by launching an attack on Earth. Galen drops a hint about the planet Daltron 7, and is then gone. Galen also sends Sheridan a vision of Babylon 5, and Sheridan immediately sets off for the station at top speed with Garibaldi in tow, sketching a handful of faces from his vision…faces of people whom he has never met.

After arriving at the station, the faces from Sheridan’s vision begin to appear – Dureena Nafeel, a skilled thief and the last known survivor of the Shadow-destroyed world of Zander Prime, and Captain Anderson, an Earthforce officer who, like Sheridan and Dureena, has been contacted by Galen through mysterious visions. With three pieces of the puzzle together, Sheridan puts a plan into motion to stop the Drakh before they can attack Earth, until Anderson points out that his Earthforce heavy cruiser may not be enough to stop the Drakh if they now command abandoned Shadow technology. Sheridan, Dureena and Anderson quietly slip away, returning to the proving grounds for the two new destroyers and hijacking both ships. Soon, the Excalibur and the Victory – under the command of Sheridan and Anderson, respectively – are en route to Daltron 7. But upon arrival, they find an annihilated world and a dead Drazi, the only remaining face from Sheridan’s vision. The Drazi, however, left a recorded message with a warning – the Drakh have revived a Shadow planet killer, the most powerful weapon in their arsenal, and intend to use this to wreak vengeance on Earth.

Sheridan convinces Captain Lochley to warn Earth of the impending attack as the Excalibur and the Victory race to lead the battle. But when the Drakh assault on Earth is over, the human race’s days are numbered, the Earth’s ecosystem poisoned with a lethal, contagious, time-released toxin of alien origin. And all at once, nothing will ever be the same…

Order the DVDsDownload this episodewritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by Michael Vejar
music by Evan H. Chen

Cast: Bruce Boxleitner (President John Sheridan), Jerry Doyle (Michael Garibaldi), Jeff Conaway (Security Chief Zack Allan), Carrie Dobro (Dureena Nafeel), Peter Woodward (Galen), Tony Todd (Captain Leonard Anderson), Tracy Scoggins (Captain Elizabeth Lochley), Tony Maggio (Drake), Michael Harris (Bishop), Scott MacDonald (First Officer), Wayne Alexander (Drakh), Carlos Bernard (Communications), Burt Bulos (Navigation), Ron Campbell (Drazi), David Coburn (Minbari Ranger), Matt Gallini (Rolf), Valeria Ghiran (ISN Reporter), Marjean Holden (Navigation), Endre Hules (Yuri), Tim O’Hare (First Mage), Tom Ramirez (Second Mage), LaRita Shelby Mullen (Lynne), Kayla Spell (Sarah)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Prodigal Daughter

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: O’Brien is missing, after having secretly gone to New Sydney in order to find a woman – Bilby’s widow, who has disappeared. Sisko prevails upon Ezri to ask her mother, Yanas Tigan, a prominent businesswoman in the same system, to use her influence to help find O’Brien. Ezri’s mother agrees, in exchange for a visit. Ezri goes, and is reunited with her mother, and her two brothers, Janel and Norvo. After O’Brien is found, having discovered Morika Bilby’s body, what secrets will he and Ezri uncover?

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
directed by Victor Lobl
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Kevin Rahm (Norvo), Mikael Salazar (Janel), John Paragon (Bokar), Clayton Landey (Fuchida), Leigh Taylor-Young (Yanas Tigan)

LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover

Past Imperfect

Xena: Warrior PrincessXena has finally told Gabrielle about the vision of their death, but the bard believes that it’s not necessarily going to happen. When Xena tries to leave her behind while she goes to warn the village of Actis that an army is approaching, Gabrielle insists on joining her.

At the village, they learn that many of the soldiers that defend the city are ill. As Xena is talking with the commander, the invading forces catapult firebombs over the city walls. During the attack, the commander is killed and Xena starts to remember a similar attack her army waged against Corinth. When the warrior learns that the next in command doesn’t have any battle expirence, she takes charge.

In the infirmary, she notices a nurse feeding men. Xena stops her and tests the food. And as suspected, the food is poisoned, and that is why the men are ill. The warrior realizes that whoever is leading the attack may be someone from her past who is using her strategy. Now she has to figure out who it is – and how to stop them.

Order the DVDswritten by Steven L. Sears
directed by Garth Maxwell
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Marton Csokas (Borias), Mark Ferguson (Dagnine), Catherine Boniface (Sertrina), Jeff Boyd (Kaleipus), and Argo

LogBook entry by Mary Terrell

Lafftrak

LexxIn a distant corner of the universe, a bloody war is waged between the last remaining individual members of two races. Their conflict comes to an end on a transmitter satellite called TV World, where they finally kill each other trying to settle a decade of conflict over which world had better TV ratings. Years later, Lexx follows the continuing unmanned transmissions to TV World, where an intrigued Xev wants to land and explore, dragging Stan and 790 along with her. An automated TV studio still functions on TV World, offering TV-crazed visitors the chance to star in their own TV series, and if the satellite’s unseen audience approves of the “star’s” contributions, the show goes on. If not, the show is cancelled. Xev tries out a salacious sitcom called Boys’ School, while Stan hurls 790 into a talk show and then himself wanders into a sitcom called Girl Time. While Xev thrives with her own natural gift for innuendo, Stan strikes out, winds up in three cancelled shows in a row, and is scheduled for decapitation – after which his head will be kept alive, forced to become part of an entire audience composed of former contestants. When Kai awakens and rushes to assist his crewmates, will his arrival be enough to prevent them from being “cancelled”?

Order the DVDswritten by Lex Gigeroff
directed by Paul Donovan
music by Marty Simon

Guest Cast: Tom Tasse (C.G.), Barbara Schmeid (Slinka), Sandra Keller (Yoyo), Jeffrey Hirschfield (790), Tom Gallant (Lexx), Rosemarie Friedrich (The Wife), Nikolas Artajo (Kid), Thorsten Feller (Liggum), Gabi Fleming (Female Body – Dead), Thomas Arnicke (Bodyguard), Alexander Muller (Bodyguard), Mirko Szabo (Bodyguard), Sebastian Kokot (Bodyguard), Oliver Stolz (Bodyguard), Andrè Haines (Hunted), Mark Owen (Hunter)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Key To The Kingdom

Xena: Warrior PrincessXena’s look-a-like Meg, along with Joxer, ask Autolycus for help in locating the crown of Athena. But what she doesn’t tell the king of thieves is that she’s really after a baby.

Order the DVDswritten by Eric Morris
directed by Bruce Campbell
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Lucy Lawless (Meg), Bruce Campbell (Autolycus), Ted Raimi (Joxer), Craig Parker (Cleades), Paul Willis (Ormestin), Martin Howells (Kryptos)

LogBook entry by Mary Terrell

Stan’s Trial

LexxAll Stanley Tweedle wants right now is to find just the right girl on just the right pleasure satellite and settle down – in an overnight sort of way. But when the Lexx makes a stop at just such a space station, Stan’s dreams are crushed when he is arrested and subjected to an immediate trial. Before serving as a security guard in the Cluster, Stan ferried top-secret biological data around for a resistance movement fighting His Divine Shadow. When Stan let his guard down and was captured, he surrendered secrets that led to the death of billions – and now he finds that an entire movement has dedicated all of its resources to tracking him down and making him pay without even the pretense of a fair trial. But when Stan gets the chance to turn the tables on his accusers, will he show mercy – or simply prove that he’s capable of the murderous acts for which they blame him?

Order the DVDswritten by Lex Gigeroff and Paul Donovan
directed by Srinivas Krishna
music by Marty Simon

Guest Cast: Nina Franoszek (Jihana), Jeffrey Hirschfield (790), Tom Gallant (Lexx), Benjamin Sadler (Nool), Susanna Metzner (Lissha), Peter James Scollin (Guard 1), Harvey Friedmann (Guard 3)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Daughter of Pomira

Xena: Warrior PrincessXena and Gabrielle are traveling through the area where Xena’s army once fought the Horde. The pair are trying to avoid running into the savages, when they spot a Horde warrior out with three teens. They notice that the girl in the group has blonde hair, and Xena seems to recognize her from somewhere. Suddenly a hatchet flies through the air, hitting the Horde warrior. A man runs to attack the kids, but Xena stops him. Gabrielle finds a Roman sling shot and Xena remembers giving it to the daughter of one of her warriors. The warrior and bard travel back to the village with Milo. There Xena tells Vanessa’s parents that she has seen their daughter. And with encouragement from Gabrielle, she promises to bring her home.

Order the DVDswritten by Linda McGibney
directed by Patrick Norris
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Beth Allen (Vanesa/Pilee), Craig Ancell (Milo), Bruce Hopkins (Rahl), Mandy Mcmullin (Adiah), Watchman Rivers (Cirvik)

LogBook entry by Mary Terrell

Latent Image

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: The crew’s annual physicals reveal evidence of a most disturbing operation – at some point a year and a half ago, the Doctor performed an unorthodox neural surgery on Ensign Kim…but neither Harry nor the Doctor himself can remember such a procedure. When the Doctor tries to recover his lost memories, it seems that someone or something is continuing to tamper with his program, trying to keep him from recalling the incident in question. The Doctor sets his holo-imager to capture evidence of anyone breaking into the sickbay computers to alter his program further, and makes the shocking discovery that Captain Janeway is the one who is trying to derail his investigation.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Joe Menosky
story by Eileen Connors
directed by Mike Vejar
music by Paul Baillargeon

Guest Cast: Nancy Bell (Ensign Jetal), Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

The Fifth Race

Stargate SG-1SG-1 explores a destination where a remote probe recently discovered symbols matching a language that Daniel saw on the walls of the alien Rosetta stone discovered by Ernest Littlefield. But the stargate deposits them in a room with no visible exits. When O’Neill steps across a circle of similar runes on the room’s floor, a device suddenly erupts from one wall. Teal’c looks into it and sees only glowing lights, but when O’Neill peers into it, the device seems to grow until it envelops his head, and after he struggles to escape it, he falls to the ground, catatonic. Back at SGC, he seems to recover quickly, though his speech is increasingly peppered with words that no one can understand, until finally he loses the ability to speak or understand English. Daniel is convinced that O’Neill has somehow absorbed the knowledge of the Ancients, a race who he believes built the stargate network. But as O’Neill continues to lose his grasp of English, finally slipping into an entirely alien dialect (and hell-bent on building an alien device of unknown function), no one can figure out what he’s doing – or if it poses a threat to the SGC and Earth.

Order the DVDswritten by Robert C. Cooper
directed by David Warry-Smith
music by Joel Goldsmith

Guest Cast: Teryl Rothery (Dr. Fraiser), Tobias Mehler (Lt. Simmons), Dan Shea (Sergeant Siler), David Adams (Expert)

Notes: This episode introduces the concept of dailing a gate address with an eighth chevron to reach a location outside the Milky Way galaxy, as well as introducing the zero point module. Though the Asgard’s true form was glimpsed in Thor’s Chariot, this is the first time anyone from the SGC meets them in person; the Asgard’s claim that his race has studied humanity may be an allusion to the Asgard’s resemblance to the “Grays” of UFO lore.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Love Grows

LexxStanley Tweedle takes the art of looking for love in all the wrong places to a new low. While monitoring communications frequencies, Stan sees a distress call from the women of the planet Orgasmo, claiming to need “assistance” from any available men in perpetuating their species. Stan nobly volunteers, tracing the source of the signal and setting Lexx on that course at top speed. However, the signal actually comes from a shipload of bored space truckers hauling a dangerous biological cargo. Lexx slams into their ship, and the toxic substance comes into contact with Lexx’s biosystems, which then ventilate it into the crew quarters. The space truckers themselves survive the crash and wind up inside the Lexx, but both they and those already aboard Lexx begin to experience an unsettling change – gender reversal. Suddenly, before he knows it, Stan can’t get away from Xev fast enough.

Order the DVDswritten by Jeffrey Hirschfield
directed by David MacLeod
music by Marty Simon

Guest Cast: Page Fletcher (Captain Jeben), Janet Wright (Lorca), Sam White (Rexel), Jeffrey Hirschfield (790), Tom Gallant (Lexx), C.J. Fidler (Nympho 1), Alison McMullin (Nympho 2), Sherry White (Nympho 3), Greg Cormier (Bound Man), Terry Nicholas (First Babe), Lisa Wong (Second Babe), Maury Chaykin (Pa)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

If The Shoe Fits…

Xena: Warrior PrincessAfter capturing a warlord named Zantar, Xena and Gabrielle, along with Joxer are taking him back to prison when an explosion tears a gapping hole in the temple of Aphrodite they are passing. They rush inside to find the goddess of love chastising a girl for getting into a powerful potion. The girl, Alesia, is the seven-year-old daughter of a king who is a friend of the bard and warrior. Alesia tells them that she ran away from home because she believes her stepmother hates her. Xena and Gabrielle try to reassure her that isn’t true, and the bard begins the tale of Tyrella. But the story undergoes a lot of changes when Aphrodite decides she’d like to keep Alesia around – and Zantar’s men are in pursuit.

Order the DVDswritten by Adam Armus & Nora Kay Foster
directed by Josh Becker
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Lucy Lawless (Sidero/Pelia/Harmonia/Tyrella), Renee O’Connor (Tyrella/Princess/Harmonia), Alexandra Tydings (Aphrodite/Pelia/Sidero), Ted Raimi (Joxer/Messenger/Tyro/Prince), Olivia Tennet (Alesia), Chris Ryan (Zantar/Evil Stepfather), Ted Clarke (Brother #1), Douglas Kamo (Brother #2), Alistair Browning (King Melos), Sally Spencer-Harris (Queen Mistria), and Argo

LogBook entry by Mary Terrell

The Bride of Chaotica

Star Trek: VoyagerThe Story So Far: In our last adventure, heroic space pilot Tom Paris created a holodeck simulation to recreate the sci-fi serials of the 1950s. But this week, young Tom is faced with a deadly dilemma as photonic aliens board the proud starship Voyager and find themselves under attack from the evil Doctor Chaotica! Will Tom vanquish the evil Chaotica and make peace with these visitors made of light? Will Captain Janeway save the crew without losing her dignity in the process? Tune in next time, true believers!

Order the DVDsteleplay by Bryan Fuller & Michael Taylor
story by Bryan Fuller
directed by Allan Kroeker
music by Paul Baillargeon

Guest Cast: Martin Rayner (Dr. Chaotica), Nicholas Worth (Lonzak), Jim Krestalude (Alien #1), Tarik Ergin (Robot), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

A Matter Of Time

Stargate SG-1The stargate opens at the SGC, and an unusual signal is received – a signal which the SGC computers have to speed up 600% before it’s recognized as the ID signal for the SG-10 team led by Major Boyd. Boyd’s team, however, never comes through the gate – and the gate doesn’t shut down. A remote probe transmits, at an even slower rate, a horrifying picture: Boyd and his team screaming in utter terror as a black hole fills the sky of the planet they were exploring. No rescue mission can be mounted without sharing SG-10’s fate. But when the gate stays open longer than 38 minutes, Carter realizes there’s a problem. The black hole’s gravity is affecting the SGC through the open wormhole, and even the intense gravity is being felt, affecting time and physical space. If the stargate can’t be closed, everyone and everything on Earth may experience the same fate as SG-10.

Order the DVDsstory by Misha Rashovich
teleplay by Brad Wright
directed by Martin Wood
music by Joel Goldsmith, Richard Band and Kevin Kiner

Guest Cast: Marhsall Teague (Colonel Frank Cromwell), Teryl Rothery (Dr. Fraiser), Tobias Mehler (Lt. Simmons), Colin Cunningham (Major Davis), Dan Shea (Sergeant Siler), Biski Gugushe (SF Guard), Kurt Max Runte (Major Boyd), Jim Thorburn (Watts)

Notes: Marshall Teague is a recurring mainstay of another popular SF franchise, Babylon 5. A former law enforcement officer, Teague was involved in that show from its first filmed episode (Infection), though he became best known for the recurring role of Narn bodyguard (and later ambassador) Ta’lon.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

White Trash

LexxWhen the crew of space truckers goes missing, Stan goes exploring the Lexx and discovers a backwater family of rednecks inhabiting the bowels of the ship. Apparently, they’ve been aboard ever since Lexx left the Cluster – and apparently, this uncomfortably close-knit family of four doesn’t realize that they’re no longer in the Cluster at all. Pa Guleen quickly commandeers the Lexx by strong-arming Stanley, forcing him to turn the ship back toward the family’s home planet. When they arrive, however, Stan, Xev and Kai may learn, rather violently, why their guests were sent to the Cluster in the first place.

Order the DVDswritten by Lex Gigeroff and Paul Donovan
directed by Chris Bould
music by Marty Simon

Guest Cast: Maury Chaykin (Pa), Susan Daltin (Sissy), Dave Carmichael (Junior), Brandon McCarvell (Norb), Jon Kristopher Loverin (Gloodel), Karl Lewis Johnston (Glootus), Christian Murray (Gold Lame’ Man), Jeffrey Hirschfield (790), Tom Gallant (Lexx), Louise Wischermann (Lyekka)

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The Emperor’s New Cloak

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: Grand Nagus Zek has disappeared while on a business trip, and Quark is visited by the alternate-universe version of Ezri, who has a message from Zek – the Nagus has gone to the other universe, and is now a hostage. Quark must obtain a cloaking device for the Alliance, or Zek will die. With Rom’s aid, he steals one, and mirror-Ezri takes them to her universe. There, they are captured by Terran rebels on Terok Nor, who take the cloaking device. How will Quark manage to save the Grand Nagus this time?

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
directed by LeVar Burton
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Andrew J. Robinson (Garak), Jeffrey Combs (Brunt), Max Grodenchik (Rom), J.G. Hertzler (Martok), Tiny Ron (Maihar’du), Chase Masterson (Leeta), Wallace Shawn (Zek), James Darren (Vic Fontaine), Peter C. Antoniou (Klingon Helmsman)

LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover

Paradise Found

Xena: Warrior PrincessXena and Gabrielle are seeking refuge from a storm in a cave, and treating a gash on the warrior’s leg, when they hear a noise. The bard goes to investigate. But when Xena calls for her, there is no answer. She goes in search of her friend and finds a large gapping hole. Believing that Gabrielle has fallen in and is in trouble, Xena jumps in after her.

Order the DVDswritten by Chris Manheim
directed by Robert Tapert
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Jeremy Roberts (Aiden)

LogBook entry by Mary Terrell

Gravity

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 52438.9: On an arid planet, scavenger Noss fends for herself against other hunters, all of whom have been stranded by this world’s unusual gravity well. Noss watches as another ship crash-lands violently on the planet, and reluctantly befriends its two pilots after one of them rescues her from the aliens. Even though these two newcomers are also alien to Noss, she finds herself falling in love with one of them, but for reasons she will never understand, her feelings will never be reciprocated. Noss must decide whether or not there is still any reason to aid these two wanderers. How can she warrant risking her life to help them when the one who calls himself Tuvok cannot comprehend her affection?

Order the DVDsteleplay by Nick Sagan & Bryan Fuller
story by Jimmy Diggs, Nick Sagan & Bryan Fuller
directed by Terry Windell
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Lori Petty (Noss), Leroy D. Brazile (Young Tuvok), Paul Eckstein (Yost), Joseph Ruskin (Vulcan Master)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Holiday

Stargate SG-1In a seemingly abandoned, museum-like structure on another world, SG-1 encounters the eccentric Ma’chello, a frail old man who Teal’c says is renowned for creating weapons that have freed many from Goa’uld oppression. But the rambling man who stands before the team hardly seems like a threat now – until he asks Daniel to help him move a piece of his equipment, which sends an electrical charge through both of them. O’Neill orders them both brought back to the SGC, where Daniel begins to act strangely, and Ma’chello awakens and claims that he is Daniel. His teammates quiz him on knowledge that only Daniel would have, and it appears that his claim of a body switch is true. And to make matters worse, when SG-1 returns to Ma’chello’s planet to retrieve the device that he used to steal Daniel’s body, it performs the same procedure on Teal’c and O’Neill.

Order the DVDswritten by Tor Alexander Valenza
directed by David Warry-Smith
music by Joel Goldsmith, Richard Band and Kevin Kiner

Guest Cast: Teryl Rothery (Dr. Fraiser), Alvin Sanders (Fred), Melanie Skehar (Waitress), Darryl Scheelar (Cop)

Notes: Ma’chello was played by Michael Shanks in makeup, rather than by a guest actor.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

791

LexxHaving awakened just in time to rid the Lexx of Pa Guleen, Lyekka is hungry once again. Lexx receives a distress signal from a crashed ship on an uninhabited world, and Lyekka insists on accompanying Kai, Xev and 790 on their rescue mission – just in case any survivors happen to be tasty. While exploring the wrecked ship, they find preserved human hearts – and a decapitated cyborg body. 790 immediately fixates on the idea of attaching his head to the body and ravishing Xev, and sets about linking to the body via remote control. Kai discovers a chamber with frozen humanoids – all of them missing their hearts…and time is running out to match the hearts on the bridge with their owners before Lyekka feasts on the helpless prisoners. 790 succeeds in reviving the cyborg body and getting it to do the legwork to attach him, but the body’s residual programming has its own personality – a dangerous one which, with 790 attached, combines the robot head’s lust with a murderous bloodlust. It sends Stan a message to lure him down from the Lexx, and then proceeds to make Stan the unlikely object of its twisted desires.

Order the DVDswritten by Jeffrey Hirschfield and Paul Donovan
directed by Jorg Buttgereit
music by Marty Simon

Guest Cast: Louise Wischermann (Lyekka), Jeffrey Hirschfield (790), Tom Gallant (Lexx), Brian Carter (791 Cyborg), Amy Kerr (Desh), John Dunsworth (Berf), Mike Pellerin (Wern)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Field Of Fire

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: A young lieutenant is killed in his quarters on DS9, and Ezri is assigned to use forensic psychology to aid in the investigation. After she has a vision of Joran, a murderous former host of Dax, another murder occurs, and Ezri turns to Joran for help, using a Trill ritual to enable her to interact with him as a separate being. Can Ezri use Joran’s intimate knowledge of how and why a killer kills to her advantage, or will she be swept away by his sinister urgings?

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Robert Hewitt Wolfe
directed by Tony Dow
music by Gregory Smith

Guest Cast: Art Chudabala (Ilario), Marty Rackham (Chu’lak), Leigh J. McCloskey (Joran)

LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover

Devi

Xena: Warrior PrincessXena and Gabrielle are enjoying the sights and signs of a village in India when they spot a magician, Eli. They stop to watch his performance, which includes sending his assistant to the heavens. But when he brings her back, she is possessed and tries to kill him. The warrior leaps to the stage to stop the woman. She succeeds in knocking the assistant from the stage and into Eli. Suddenly she goes into convulsions and Gabrielle rushes to her side to try and calm her. When the tremors abruptly stop and a spectre flees the woman’s body, the people began to shout that the bard is a Devi.

Order the DVDswritten by Chris Manheim
directed by Garth Maxwell
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Timothy Omundson (Eli), Monroe Reimers (Vikram), Alex Reekers (Maya), Renee O’Connor (Tataka)

Original title: Smoke And Mirrors

LogBook entry by Mary Terrell

Bliss

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 52542.3: Voyager’s sensors detect a wormhole that qualifies as nothing short of a miracle – not only is the wormhole stable for the time being, but sensors and probes indicate that it will deposit Voyager directly into Earth space. Janeway is initially very suspicious, but this soon gives way to joyous anticipation of a return home. Only Seven of Nine retains any semblance of suspicion, an intuitive caution which is reinforced when she visually spots a ship trapped in the interior of the wormhole – even though the ship’s sensors aren’t picking it up. Seven thinks that something or someone is manipulating the crew’s expectations, feeding them exactly what they want to see and hear…but she isn’t prepared for the possibility that this force also has enough control over the crew to put their Borg skeptic out of commission.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Robert J. Doherty
story by Bill Prady
directed by Cliff Bole
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman), W. Morgan Sheppard (Qatai), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Serpent’s Song

Stargate SG-1The SGC receive a cryptic signal from the Tok’ra asking for a meeting, but O’Neill and his team wait at the appointed location for hours without making contact. A Goa’uld death glider soars overhead and crashes into the ground near the stargate, and SG-1 recovers the pilot – a badly injured Apophis. Other gliders attack, and O’Neill makes the call to bring Apophis back to Earth, where their dying Goa’uld adversary requests asylum. Apophis asks for O’Neill by name, and demands a new host in exchange for information that could propel humanity into the stars as a major power. O’Neill’s first inclination is to tell Apophis to go to hell, and he says exactly that. O’Neill and General Hammond see an opportunity to interrogate Apophis to gain intelligence on the Goa’uld, while Daniel sees an opportunity to pump the prisoner for information on Sha’re’s whereabouts. Then a delegation from the Tok’ra arrives, with a warning – they didn’t signal the SGC, and they demand Apophis be released and turned over to the Goa’uld. One of Apophis’ rival System Lords, Sokar, demands that Apophis be handed over to him, and swears vengeance on the entire Earth if the SGC doesn’t comply.

Order the DVDswritten by Katharyn Powers
directed by Peter DeLuise
music by Joel Goldsmith

Guest Cast: Peter Williams (Apophis), Teryl Rothery (Dr. Fraiser), J.R. Bourne (Martouf), Tobias Mehler (Lt. Simmons), Peter Lacroix (Ashrak), Dan Shea (Sergeant Siler)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Wake The Dead

LexxLexx happens upon a small transport containing five cryogenically frozen teenagers, and Xev boards the ship to investigate – and revive them. Stan’s more than a little irritated by the visitors and their irresponsible attitude. When he catches one of the kids trying to issue the hibernating Kai a list of people to kill aboard the Lexx – basically consisting of everyone else on board – Stan is furious and chases his visitors away. But the crew’s problems only get worse when Kai awakens and remembers those instructions, going on a bloody rampage through the ship. As Kai dispatches the last of the teenagers, Stan and Xev realize that the last of the Brunnen-G must be stopped from killing again – even if it means killing him first.

Order the DVDswritten by Jeffrey Hirschfield
directed by Chris Bould
music by Marty Simon

Guest Cast: Andrew Bigelow (Enox), Andrew Bush (Tad), Patricia Zentilli (Laleen), Nicki Barnett (Canana), Bruce Fillmore (Gibble), Jeffrey Hirschfield (790), Tom Gallant (Lexx)

Notes: Patricia Zentilli returned to the show in the semi-regular role of Bunny in seasons three and four.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Chimera

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: Odo and O’Brien are returning from a conference when their runabout is boarded by a Changeling – one who has never met another of his kind. Laas, like Odo, is one of the hundred infants who were sent out as explorers by the Founders. However, Laas is full of scorn and distrust for humanoids, and urges Odo to join him in a quest to find the other explorers and form a new Link. Odo is torn between his desire to live “as Changelings were meant to” and his love for Kira; and things become even more difficult when Laas is arrested for killing a Klingon.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Rene Echavarria
directed by Steven Posey
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Garman Hertzler (Laas), John Eric Bentley (Klingon), Joel Goodness (Deputy)

Note: “Garman” Hertzler is, of course, J.G. Hertzler, the same actor behind General Martok’s mask.

LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover

Between The Lines

Xena: Warrior PrincessXena and Gabrielle interrupt a funeral when they realize that the widow of the deceased is about to be burned alive. They manage to get the woman to her home, but as the warrior realizes there is no escape from there, Naima summons the power of the Mehndi and sends Xena into a future life. In that lifetime, she is an elderly woman, known as the mother of peace. She finds that her enemy in that future is Alti. When Gabrielle cannot find her friend, Naima explains that she sent Xena into her future life to save her from being destroyed by a great evil. The bard insists that Naima send her there to help, and she agrees – but only after she has taught Gabrielle about the Mehndi and how it will help the warrior and bard to bring Alti back to the past.

Order the DVDswritten by Steven L. Sears
directed by Rick Jacobson
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Claire Stansfield (Alti), Tharini Mudiliar (Naima), Gabriella Larkin, Saras Govender, Colin Mathura-Jeffree (Sakti)

LogBook entry by Mary Terrell

Dark Frontier – Part I

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: A chance encounter with a Borg scout ship inspires Janeway to go on the offensive against the next Borg vessel that Voyager locates, in the hopes of pilfering Borg transwarp technology to shorten the trip home. Seven is apprehensive about the plan, but agrees to lend her unique insight into the Borg. But as a lone Borg vessel is located and targeted for Janeway’s planned raid, Seven receives a surprising message from the Borg – the Collective is already aware of Janeway’s plan, and unless Seven rejoins them, the crew of Voyager will be assimilated. Seven does not reveal this to Janeway, and when the attack commences, the former drone surprises her crewmates by complying with the Borg’s instructions…

Order the DVDswritten by Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
directed by Cliff Bole
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Susanna Thompson (Borg Queen), Kirk Baily (Magnus Hansen), Laura Stepp (Erin Hansen), Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman), Katelin Petersen (Annika Hansen)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Dark Frontier – Part II

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 32611.4: Explorers Magnus and Erin Hansen set an unauthorized course to research a new alien race they’ve been monitoring, a race they call the Borg. The Hansens have developed an ingenious means of camouflaging their ship, and even masking their own life signs from Borg sensors so they can board one of their massive cubes. But when their camouflage fails and the Borg take notice of the Raven, the Hansens inadvertently attract the attention of the Collective not only to themselves, but to humanity. They – and their daughter Annika – become the first humans to be assimilated by the Borg.

Stardate 52619.2: Annika Hansen, now known as Seven of Nine, has been coerced to rejoin the Borg Collective. However, as she watches the Borg Queen mount a mission to conquer and assimilate an entire planet’s population, Seven realizes that her time aboard Voyager has given her not only freedom, but a compassion that the Borg lack. Meanwhile, Captain Janeway and her crew launch their most hazardous rescue mission yet – an attempt to rescue a crewmate from the very heart of the Borg Collective itself.

Order the DVDswritten by Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
directed by Terry Windell
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Susanna Thompson (Borg Queen), Kirk Baily (Magnus Hansen), Laura Stepp (Erin Hansen), Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman), Katelin Petersen (Annika Hansen), Eric Cadora (Alien)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Back In The Red Part I

Red DwarfStarbug has returned home to Red Dwarf, but somehow it’s just not the same Red Dwarf. Now, setting aside for the moment the fact that Red Dwarf is far too large and then begins shrinking, and setting aside a rather unpleasant incident involving mammoth rodentia, the real problem with the nanobot-reconstructed Red Dwarf is its crew. They’re perfectly alive and well, and really don’t seem to appreciate Lister and Kochanski – along with a couple of unknown stowaways – crashing a Starbug through their ship. The ship’s psychiatrist tries to psychoanalyze Kryten, only to be baffled by the revelation that Kryten is, technically, from his future.

Lister is imprisoned and quickly finds that Rimmer is still alive aboard this Red Dwarf too. Not the more seasoned Rimmer who recently left to become Ace, but the overzealous, trumped-up, incompetent vending machine repairman with a Napoleon complex…the Rimmer of old. (Granted, the above could serve as a description of Rimmer at any time, but let’s not dwell on that.) Lister’s only hope of proving his story – that Red Dwarf is, in fact, over three million years away from home, and that its crew has been mechanically recreated – is to trust Rimmer to bring the evidence to Captain Hollister. Unfortunately, that evidence includes the sexual magnetism virus, which Rimmer decides to try for himself.

So much for Lister’s defense…

Season 8 Regular Cast: Chris Barrie (Rimmer), Craig Charles (Lister), Chloe Annett (Kochanski), Danny John-Jules (Cat), Robert Llewellyn (Kryten), Norman Lovett (Holly)

Order the DVDswritten by Doug Naylor
directed by Ed Bye
music by Howard Goodall

Guest Cast: Paul Bradley (Chen), David Gillespie (Selby), Mac McDonald (Captain Hollister)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

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