Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Man with the Gun

Who is he?
Where is he?
When is he?
And...
what is his relationship to the new BBC tv series The Nerdist?
Find out tomorrow!
Same Nerd Time!
Same Nerd Channel!

Friday, September 23, 2011

"Where No Man has Gone Before" 2.0

The adventures of the Starship Enterprise continue with the new cast from the film...
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...as they embark on missions that re-imagine select stories from the original television series, along with new threats and characters never seen before.
Now, compare that to the original version of (most) of the same sequence...

Note the differences due to the altered timeline.
Spock doesn't play chess with Kirk.
Gary Mitchell bitching about being back-up to "Sulu and the Russian kid". (Sulu was ship's physicist and Chekov wasn't even aboard in the original ep.)
Makes me wonder how they're going to handle the inevitable encounter on Talos IV (which never happened in the movie-Trek universe)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Dark Shadows: the NEW Comic about the 1960s TV series!

With a NEW movie version starring Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins coming..
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...what better time to do a new comic book about Dark Shadows?
But, not the new movie version...they're doing the original 1960s tv series!
And who better to do the covers than one of our favorite Gothic-style artists, Francesco Francavilla?
TV’s original reluctant vampire, Barnabas Collins, laboring under his vampiric curse and haunted by dreams of his age-old lover and nemesis, Angelique, is one of the small screen’s most original horror creations.
The stories for the new comic book series pick up right where the narrative of the original ABC soaper left off in 1971, using the likenesses of the original actors.

There was a series of Gold Key Comics, published from 1969-1976, which is currently being reprinted in collected editions by Hermes Press...
Innovation Comics published a comic series based on the short-lived prime-time revival of the show in the early 1990s, some of which we will be re-presenting in October on our blog, True Love Comics Tales™.
The new series from Dynamite will be available in October!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

YouTube Wednesday: Mothra Madness!

I recently caught the Rebirth of Mothra trilogy on Action...
...and, boy, did it BLOW!
I ran, screaming, back to my Classic Media DVD set for some REAL Mothra action with real Mothra fairies...
First, the original teaser trailer with ONLY preproduction art plus the first trailer with the Peanuts (btw, the trailer narrator was also the narrator and the Robot on Lost in Space, Dick Tufeld)...

 (also the original kool Japanese trailer...)

From Ghidorah: the Three-Headed Monster...the Peanuts return...

From Godzilla vs Mothra (1992)...the Cosmos...

...and noted horror host Svengoolie does a "Where Are They Now?" segment...

Now THAT'S MOTHRA!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Reading Room: "EarthMan"

"What if Superman had been an Earthman marooned on another world..."
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...and what if he lost his memory?"
On a koolness scale from 1-10, this tale rates an "11".
Unfortunately, there was never a sequel to this tale from Unearthly Spectaculars #2, so we'll never know if EarthMan got his memory back or not!
Written, penciled, and inked by Wally Wood, who apparently had some interesting variations on the theme planned, but never had the opportunity to carry them out.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sick and Laid Up in Bed...

...but will be back tomorrow...
 ...with Wally Wood's amazing one shot hero, EarthMan, who appeared in 1967's Unearthly Spectaculars #2

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Halloween Banners and Yard Signs with FREE Personalization!

How about something that helps separate your house from all the others this Halloween?
How about either a big vinyl banner or kool two-sided yard sign?
And, on top of that, it'll be PERSONALIZED with your message in a scary font for FREE!
Yep!
NO CHARGE!
NOTHING EXTRA!

Click HERE to see either...
Over-sized banners sure to get noticed and make a scary statement in a big way.
Each measures 44" x 30", printed on 13oz heavyweight vinyl.
With a durable, weather-resistant construction that's ideal for draping outdoors or indoors, it also includes four metal grommets for easy hanging.
Or...
Showcase your scary message on a yard sign for all to see.
Measures 22" wide x 15" high with design printed on both sides!
13 oz. flexible vinyl is weather-resistant for outdoor use with sealed edges and a metal metal frame for mounting on your lawn (basic assembly required)!
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