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From Hawaii Five-O To NCIS - Top Cop Drama This June On CBS Action

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Sunday 1st Jun 2014

Hawaii Five-O - Season 6
Weekdays 7pm and 2pm episodes 13- 24

Hawaii Five-O is a classic American police drama filmed entirely on location in Hawaii with Jack Lord portraying Detective Lieutenant Steve McGarrett, the head of an elite state police unit, Hawaii Five- O who investigate organised crime, murder assassination attempts, foreign agents and felonies of every type.

In Season 6, the team tackle such complex cases as trying to unravel a complicated web of relationships surrounding a macabre lottery based on the projected hour of a gambler's death and the case of a stylish jewel thief and master of disguise who evades McGarrett and then sends the Five-O chief an invitation to his next perf... read more

NCIS And Star Trek: The Next Generation This May On CBS Action

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Monday 5th May 2014

NCIS - Season 2
Starts 21st May at 9pm followed by daytime repeat at 1pm

America’s most popular criminal investigation series chronicles the operations of an elite team of special agents whose mission is to investigate any crime that has a shred of evidence connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel, regardless of rank or position.

The NCIS team of investigators is led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon), an experienced investigator with sometimes unorthodox, but always effective methods. Working under Gibbs are Special Agent Anthony Dinozzo (Michael Weatherly), a former homicide detective who joined NCIS just a few years ago, but whose solid instincts result from his work on the streets, and... read more

Unmissable Movies This April On CBS Action

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Wednesday 2nd Apr 2014

Battleground - Sunday 6th at 9pm
Six ruthless bank robbers are trying to leave the country after a heist but their plan hits a speed bump and they must lay low for a while. They find a cottage in the woods that has been abandoned since the 1970’s. However, when they wake the following morning, their vehicle has gone missing and they are stranded. They soon find out they are being hunted by a Vietnam veteran with an extreme case of post traumatic stress disorder, who will kill anything that moves in his forest.

Army of the Dead - Sunday 13th at 9pm
In 1590, Coronado dispatched a division of one thousand men to find El Dorado, the legendary city of gold. Those men were never seen aga... read more

Character: Quark

By Raules Davies
Posted in Features, Treklog, Monday 10th Mar 2014

When I chose my next character and specifically one from the 24th century as opposed to 23rd, I knew I didn’t want to be stereotypical and start with Jean-Luc Picard or really any of the main TNG crew... I wanted to mix it up a bit. My first thought was, “What about Garak?” Then I thought, “What about Jetrel? Or even Crell Moset?” let’s face it there are a lot of characters to play with! (I really do have to do one on Moset!)

But I asked a friend and she said, “What about Quark?” After thinking about it for all of 3.6 seconds I said to myself, “Why not?” So here it is:

The word "Quark" was coined by Physicist Murray Gell-Mann as a term "to denote a theoretical particle." However, He actually borrowed the word from James Joyce's 1939 n... read more

Star Trek: New Visions - Photonovel Coming In May

By James Whittington
Posted in News, Sunday 2nd Mar 2014

Fans of Star Trek: The Original Series, which is showing weekdays at noon and 6pm on CBS Action may want to know about this awesome photonovel release. Last year, comic-book legend, John Byrne set out “to explore strange new worlds” within the Star Trek universe, using a unique technique, the photonovel.

The resulting Star Trek Annual 2013, which is completely sold out through Diamond and headed for a second printing, was a creative success due to this distinctive storytelling device. This May, Byrne will continue his quest “to seek out new life and new civilizations” using the photonovel format to produce an ongoing bi-monthly series, Star Trek: New Visionsread more

Saddle Up Ready For Classic Drama This March On CBS Action

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Sunday 23rd Feb 2014

CBS Action is the home for classic western serials and tense, cult cop drama and this continues into March where you can catch more from The High Chapperal, Gunsmoke and The Streets Of San Francisco.

The High Chapperal - Season 2
Weekends 2pm and 3pm

The High Chaparral traces the adventures of the Cannon family in their struggle to maintain a cattle ranch in the rugged Arizona desert. The time is the 1870’s, when survival means a fight against the elements as well as outlaws. The show revolves around "Big" John Cannon (Leif Erickson), a rancher who lives in the Arizona Territory in the 1870s. H... read more

REAL WORLD - The Hypospray

By CBS Action
Posted in Features, Treklog, Friday 21st Feb 2014

Advancing on the Biobed blog from last week, this time I’m going to talk about how the real world has been influenced by sci-fi... or vice versa.

Keeping with a medical theme (and staying as far away from mobile phones for now) I thought we could look at Hyposprays... more commonly known to the world as “jet injectors”. There lies here a tale of two avenues... the development of the device and the development of the name! Let’s start with the latter as that’s a little less convoluted and confusing.

The earliest recorded use of the term “hypospray” was in 1947 during a radio show serial of The Shadow, a series of novels and later comic books depicting a Batman-esque character.  A further mention of the device was in 1956 in the novel T... read more

Interview With Penny Hancock Author Of The Darkening Hour

By James Whittington
Posted in Interviews, Tuesday 18th Feb 2014

The Darkening Hour is Penny Hancock’s acclaimed follow up to her superb debut, Tideline and is sure to win her even more fans. Gripping and intelligent, The Darkening Hour has been made the CBS Action Book of the Month. We’ve been chatting to Penny about this superb book and her plans for the future.

(To try and win a signed copy of The Darkening Hour click here)

CBSA: When you were younger did you dream of becoming an author

PH: Always. I wanted to be an author from about age seven. My spelling, handwriting an... read more

Character: Spock

By Raules Davies
Posted in Features, Treklog, Monday 17th Feb 2014

I thought I’d look at another TOS character this week... Well, seeing as I started off with Captain Kirk last week and in that blog I mentioned Spock, I guess I might as well just pop over and talk about Spock this week!

With Leonard Nimoy being in the news at the moment, as he's developed Obstructive Pulmonary Lung Disease, let’s look at his 23rd Century alter ego.

For a character that is so fully explored in the Star Trek universe, there seems to be an awful lot of grey areas about him. his age, first and foremost.

According to JJ Abrams, Kirk and Spock are roughly the same age. William Shatner’s novel Collision Course has them at the Academy together, and largely due to the similar age in the actors, a ... read more

TECHNOLOGY - Sick Bay

By Raules Davies
Posted in Features, Treklog, Friday 14th Feb 2014

Three years ago I was asked which was my favourite piece of technology and I had approximately 15 seconds to think of an answer. In that space of time and running through the obvious selections of future technology exhibited in the Star Trek universe like transporters, phasers, etc. I actually decided on the universal translator. Integrated into comm badges, it allowed everyone to understand each other. However, today I want to talk about an element of technology that is largely overlooked. The biobed in sickbay.

The biobed has largely remained unchanged since its first appearance on screen in The Man Trap. A simplistic looking bed which can manoeuvre from a horizontal to a vertical position, with restraints attached to be used if necessary, and an overhead b... read more

Trek Log

By Raules Davies
Posted in Treklog, Monday 10th Feb 2014

Hello and welcome to my new blog. I’m Raules Davies, CBS Action’s Trekologist, and I will be writing weekly on the subject of Star Trek – as well as the wider sci-fi universe.

I am often referred to as a trek expert or a super fan, and both are labels that I actually don’t like very much!

I do pride myself on consistently building my knowledge but I never claim to know everything.  I have a naturally enquiring mind and am always delighted to hear from other trekkers around the world...

As Data says in Data's Day: "...I will continue learning, changing, growing, and trying to become more than what I am."

So, keep in touch, and let me know what you think.

I’ll update this blog as much as I can in the week, so please c... read more

Coming To CBS Action In February - The Streets Of San Francisco

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Monday 20th Jan 2014

The Streets of San Francisco - Season 1
Weekdays at 7pm, omnibus Saturdays 9pm from February 6th.

The iconic 70s cop show The Streets Of San Francisco starring Karl Malden and Michael Douglas comes to CBS Action in February.

Veteran cop and widower, Lt Mike Stone (Malden) with over twenty years of police experience, is now assigned to the Homicide Detail of SFPD’s Bureau of Inspectors. He has been partnered with a young, plain clothes detective and energetic partner, Assistant Inspector Steve Keller (Douglas) - a 28 year old, college graduate, who has no experience in the police force.

The series was lauded for its authenticity, high speed car chases around the s... read more

 

 

 

Pick of the Week

The Streets of San Francisco

Airing Thursday 7th August 2014 @ 09:00

Deadwood

Airing Thursday 7th August 2014 @ 03:05

Kung Fu

Airing Sunday 3rd August 2014 @ 20:00

Flashpoint

Airing Sunday 3rd August 2014 @ 02:00