It's Friday, which means it's Sci-Fi Squad Movie Club time. I'm sure you know the drill by now, but if not, here's how it works. On Friday we assign a sci-fi flick as a sort of weekend cinematic homework. You have until Monday to watch said sci-fi flick. On Monday we all gather around the virtual watercooler and discuss what we thought about it. Sound fun? It is. Especially since this week's assignment is...


Time After Time (1979)

Who's involved?

Directed by Nicholas Meyer, the man who brought us Star Trek II and VI. He also wrote the novel The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, which was adapted into what many consider to be one of the best Sherlock Holmes films. It stars Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange), David Warner (The Omen, TRON, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze), and Mary Steenburgen (Mrs. Doc Brown)

What's it about?

H.G. Wells (McDowell) uses his time machine to track Jack the Ripper (Warner) from Victorian England to 1970's San Francisco.

Why should you watch it?

Because H.G. Wells (McDowell) uses his time machine to track Jack the Ripper (Warner) from Victorian England to 1970's San Francisco. Weren't you listening?

Need more convincing? To be honest, I'm not sure what else to tell you. I haven't seen the film. I haven't even seen the trailer. But the film comes highly recommended (by who, I can't quite recall at the moment... you know how that goes), and the combination of Meyer, McDowell, Warner, and that high-concept plot is more than enough to peak my interest.

Anything else?

I'm not sure how available this film will be at Blockbuster, but it is available to stream on Netflix Instant and to download on Amazon.

See you guys on Monday!
categories Features, Sci-Fi