The 39 Steps (2008)

Introduction The 39 Steps is a 2008 British television adventure thriller feature-length adaptation of the 1915 John Buchan novel The Thirty-Nine Steps produced by the BBC. It was written by Lizzie Mickery, directed by James Hawes, and filmed on location in Scotland, starring Rupert Penry-Jones, Lydia Leonard, David Haig, Eddie Marsan, and Patrick Malahide. This… Read More

The 39 Steps Franchise

Introduction The Thirty-Nine Steps is an adventure novel by Scottish author John Buchan. It first appeared as a serial in Blackwood’s Magazine, credited to “H de V.”, in July, August and September 1915 before being published in book form in October that year by William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh. It is the first of the… Read More

A Soldier’s Story (1984)

Introduction A Soldier’s Story is a 1984 American mystery drama film directed and produced by Norman Jewison, adapted by Charles Fuller from his Pulitzer Prize-winning A Soldier’s Play. An African-American officer investigates a murder in a racially charged situation in World War II. Background It is a story about racism in a segregated regiment of… Read More

Every Last Secret (2022)

Introduction Every Last Secret is a 2022 mystery, thriller film by director Matthew Coppola. Outline To the dismay of her overprotective father, Penelope, a teenager living in New York City, takes interest in an emotionally volatile war veteran suffering from PTSD. As their bond grows deeper, dark family secrets and a history of violence threaten… Read More

Strange World (1999): S01E13 – Age of Reason

Introduction Strange World is an American television programme about military investigations into criminal abuses of science and technology. ABC commissioned 13 episodes, of which three aired in March 1999, before the network cancelled the programme. The remaining ten episodes produced subsequently premiered on the Sci-Fi Channel in Spring 2002. Brilliant, terminally ill, army scientist Paul… Read More

Strange World (1999): S01E12 – Food

Introduction Strange World is an American television programme about military investigations into criminal abuses of science and technology. ABC commissioned 13 episodes, of which three aired in March 1999, before the network cancelled the programme. The remaining ten episodes produced subsequently premiered on the Sci-Fi Channel in Spring 2002. Brilliant, terminally ill, army scientist Paul… Read More

Strange World (1999): S01E11 – Down Came the Rain

Introduction Strange World is an American television programme about military investigations into criminal abuses of science and technology. ABC commissioned 13 episodes, of which three aired in March 1999, before the network cancelled the programme. The remaining ten episodes produced subsequently premiered on the Sci-Fi Channel in Spring 2002. Brilliant, terminally ill, army scientist Paul… Read More

Strange World (1999): S01E10 – Eliza

Introduction Strange World is an American television programme about military investigations into criminal abuses of science and technology. ABC commissioned 13 episodes, of which three aired in March 1999, before the network cancelled the programme. The remaining ten episodes produced subsequently premiered on the Sci-Fi Channel in Spring 2002. Brilliant, terminally ill, army scientist Paul… Read More