Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Dinosaurs!

Way back in 1993 or 1994 I published the fourth issue of Xenorama, and that featured a plethora of dinosaurs in various movies and television series.  I did it in part to capitalize on the then success of Jurassic Park 2 or whatever it was called.  Since I was paying for everything out of pocket at the time, I don't think there was that much success then, but it was still fun to watch all those movies (on tape) and write about them. 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Media-Con 2015

This post is about the 1.5 days I spent at the 2015 Con in general, not the panel I did.  That's being saved for a later post.

I got to the Con about 9 AM, which was an hour early, so I had breakfast at the Marriot.  It was good, and all the hotel people were decked out in superhero shirts.  I managed to suppress the urge to ask them if they knew anything about their shirts, since to them I'm sure it was just a wonderful chance to get out of their usual hotel outfits and wear some t-shirts.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Ultra Seven #2 The Green Terror

Just started watching this show again, since I haven't ever seen it subtitled.  This second episode is well named, dealing with an invasion from space by plant-like aliens.  I saw it under the dubbed version called "Shrubs from Space" and I don't actually remember that much about it.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Mothra's Day

Isn't every day Mothra's Day?  It certainly should be.  I haven't watched the Simpson's regularly now for several years, but I'm not one of those fans who proudly proclaims the shows best years are way back.  Still, it's rather hard to believe that the show has been on for 25 years.  I know that beats Gunsmoke's record now.  It's the "Longest-running animated American series, longest running American sitcom and longest running scripted prime-time series."  All that is pretty amazing, overall, and I think it's fair to say it's an institution now.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Action Scenes from Pulp Serial THE SPIDER'S WEB (1938)

I'm halfway through watching this fun serial, and as I reviewed it earlier in a previous life, it's action packed and filled with bullet ridden bodies, both from The Spider and his antagonist, the Octopus. It made for one popular serial that year, but busybodies complained and the sequel was toned down.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Spider's Web

1. Night of Terror

a series of accidents is plaguing the transportation industry. the Octopus
calls and tells the heads of industry what he will hit and they are powerless to stop him.

at the Octopus' (garden in the sea?) Den he gives his men orders. he also brings a Mr. Roberts in, and plans to take over his company. he wants to control the nerve centers of the country so he can take over the country. then he kills Mr. Roberts, dead. then he plans on having Mr. Richard Wentworth join Mr. Roberts.

Richard and Nita are out flying. Richard claims since they are getting married there is no more Spider. she doesn't quite believe him. he calls his man Jackson at Wentworth Airfield, but Jackson is attacked by the Octo's men. Ram Singh shows up to help Jackson.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Ultraman n/a

I know, I know, I'll get to the review of the Media-Con panel in a bit. Meanwhile, here's an interesting video that sort of ties in with the comic. It just surfaced recently and was blocked here, but some enterprising people got it available for us, and with the Ultraman song dubbed into it.