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5th October 2008

stevegreen6:02pm: Festival of Fantastic Films, Manchester

Just in from the 19th Festival of Fantastic Films [Manchester, UK, 17-19 October]:

"John Scott, Robert Fuest & Jess Conrad have all confirmed attendance (subject to commitments).


"1) We have received a contact from Lamberto Bava confirming that it is his intention to attend the Festival of Fantastic Films. We apologise for the lateness of the notification - however it is great news.

"2) Also attending will be Michael Roesch and Peter Scheerer whose new movies are Brotherhood of Blood, starring Sid Haig and Ken Foree; also Alone in the Dark 2, starring Lance Hendrikson and Danny Trejo. Michael and Peter will be bringing both movies.

"3) New movies being shown as well as the above include Dracula's Guest and Boston Strangler: The Untold Story.

"We are also showing the new documentary by Don Fearney called Legend of Hammer Vampires.

"4) Finally we have received great news that our old friend Richard Gordon is attending again this year."

27th July 2007

stevegreen7:55am: Fresh Brains Required

Somehow, I don't see this working...

25th July 2007

mimisoliel1:20pm: The Whitehouse Coup
This current era is not the first time an Invisible Government was planned for the United States

Uncovering details of a planned coup in the USA in 1933 by a group of right-wing American businessmen.

The coup was aimed at toppling President Franklin D Roosevelt with the help of half-a-million war veterans. The plotters, who were alleged to involve some of the most famous families in America, (owners of Heinz, Birds Eye, Goodtea, Maxwell Hse & George Bush’s Grandfather, Prescott) believed that their country should adopt the policies of Hitler and Mussolini to beat the great depression.

Mike Thomson investigates why so little is known about this biggest ever peacetime threat to American democracy.

INTERNET RADIO ARTICLE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/document/rams/document_20070723.ram
stevegreen5:29pm: H*rry P*tt*r and the Fanfic of Doom

Read it here.

25th April 2007

mimisoliel11:21am: Sweet!: Potentially habitable planet found!
By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer Tue Apr 24, 7:00 PM ET

WASHINGTON - For the first time astronomers have discovered a planet outside our solar system that is potentially habitable, with Earth-like temperatures, a find researchers described Tuesday as a big step in the search for "life in the universe."

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9th April 2007

mimisoliel8:29am: Sargent Pepper 40th Anniversary Re-recording in June
My mother called me early this morning with this news. Maybe everyone already knows about this and I missed it.

Geoff Emerick, the lead recording engineer on the Beatles' legendary recording will use the original Abbey Road equipment, with many pop music groups, including Oasis, to record Sargent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The original album was released June 1, 1967.

BBC Radio will debut the new album on June 2, 2007.

5th April 2007

thebitterguy2:19pm: Politicos in the MU
After seeing Omega Flight #1, I gotta ask a question. I always remembered Marvel using real world politicians in their books; it gave it that sense of Verisimilitude.

I recall that in the past they've used real world political leaders, such as in X-Men 136, with Jimmy Carter & X-MEn 150 with a page full of folks including Thatcher and Reagan and 141 with then PM Trudeau.

Have they given up on that? I don't recall Civil War, but did they show President Bush, or was it President Generic?

16th March 2007

mimisoliel7:55am: March 16, 2007: Doctor Orpheus Speak Day

I, Doctor Orpheus, proclaim this day of 16 of March 2007, and each 16 of March there after, Doctor Byron Orpheus Speak Day! All beings of a sentient disposition shall speak with careful enunciation and thoughtful illumination, in a manner, such as I, as to clarify thoughts and ideas, in a manner which no other sentient persona shall suffer the slightest bit of intellectual confusions or the merest trickle of melancholia!

This day, Doctor Byron Orpheus Speak Day, which shall also be known as Orpheus Day, for the brevity of conversational use, shall never fall on 15 of March, also known as The Ides of March, and not in any way, a reference to the 1960s pop music combo! Nor shall Orpheus Day or The Day of Orpheus ever fall on 17 of March; The Drunkards' Holiday!

Let it be known, far and wide, in grotto or glacier, in hamlet or metropolis, that such is this day, a day of reckoning, a day of thought, a day of consideration, that I, Doctor Byron Orpheus, has made this proclamation strong and clear in the minds of all beings possessing the brain of a noble humankind within each and every cranium that such an organic and intellectual machine shall ever inhabit!

22nd February 2007

mimisoliel7:38pm: LinkTV needs your help
It's a great station that is TRULY public supported only. They take no money from any government or corporartions. Just us.

If you can, donate something. I hope you check out the station as well. LinkTV plays informative and entertaining shows and films from all over the planet.

You can find them on DirecTV; channel 375, Dish Network; 9410, or what ever your local cable channel may be.

At this moment, they're dedicating the evening to programming about the United States government and media 9/11 cover-up.


19th January 2007

stevegreen6:52pm: Aliens Among Us

No doubt every here has already seen this, but just in case...

16th January 2007

mimisoliel4:05pm: Man gets postcard postmarked in 1949
The Associated Press, Last Updated: January 15, 2007, 04:40:31 PM PST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A retired police chief who made a career out of solving crimes is puzzled by his latest case, a postcard dated nearly 60 years ago that recently showed up in his mailbox.

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14th September 2006

mimisoliel3:09pm: "We can rebuild her. Faster...stronger..."
Meet the $4 million woman

By Robert Davis, USA TODAY Thu Sep 14, 7:52 AM ET

When her doctors first called her "The Bionic Woman," 26-year-old Claudia Mitchell didn't understand the reference to the 1970s TV show about the secret agent who was part woman, part machine.
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2nd August 2006

stevegreen1:15pm: Holy Badguy, Batman!

So, Christopher Nolan has chosen Christian Bale's next nemesis...

15th June 2006

thebitterguy10:59am: What do these two characters have in common?
This is a minor trivia question for those who adore the low arts.

What do Superman villain Lobo and Wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan have in common?
Current Mood: curious

27th May 2006

buzzylittleb10:28pm: Who Essay
Hello children everywhere!

Today, I have a spoiler-ific (everything pre- Idiot's Lantern) discussion of why the Doctor does not love (romantically) Rose Tyler.


ETA: issi_noho recommends:
No Sex, Please, We're Gallifreyan
for an alternative view on the Doctor's sexuality. It's much less spoilery than my discussion and less likely to spoil things for Americans.

25th May 2006

stevegreen12:45pm: Eye of the Beholder

It appears one Florida city doesn't mind folks exercising their First Amendment rights - just so long as it doesn't it doesn't involve paintings of large ladies.

14th May 2006

stevegreen3:21pm: Drastic Plastic

The Weird World of Aurora

No argument: the folks who worked at Aurora back in the 1960s were completely insane. They designed great models, though.

4th May 2006

papajoemambo10:45am: Hee-Hee! Hand Claps!

Holy Shit!

It looks like Han DID Shoot First, after all!!!

Praise be to thebitterguy for bringing George Lucas' moment of clarity to my attention.(Now I'm glad I didn't buy them again last year)...

For those of you wondering what the hubbub is, Check this link here out...

Aw... lookit him - all smug and shoot-ey. That's the Han I've been missing...

18th April 2006


"Total and Utter Comics Geekery" Dept.:

WARNING - HIGH GEEKING! I don't usually wax all Anime-maniacal like this but...Collapse )
Here's what we got in North America:

Yeah - servicible... Boring...

Here's what they got in Japan...Collapse )

30th March 2006


"As Good As It Gets: Television" Dept.:

From You Tube - the classic two-part Batman & Robin meet The Green Hornet and Kato episode of the 1966 BATMAN! TV series.

It really, REALLY, doesn't get any better than this.

Yes that's Harcort Fenton Mudd / Bart Furley (Ralph's older brother who owns the building) ROGER C CARMEL chewing scenery and spitting it out in juicy wads as the episode's arch-villain...


16th March 2006

stevegreen10:47pm: A Poll

I'm running a poll over at my LJ. Please feel free to join in the condemnation of others' work.

2nd March 2006

stevegreen5:08pm: How Fall the Mighty

There's usually at least one item in the regular bulletins issued by The Smoking Gun which hits the right spot, but this morning's carried the dreadful news that yet another Hollywood celeb has hit the skids.

15th February 2006

stevegreen11:57pm: Queen of the Galaxy

Now here's an oddity. Just tracked down a French site specialising in Barbarella comics, film posters, stills, etc, and this shot didn't seem at all familiar. That's certainly not David Hemmings, and I'm sure Ms Fonda should be wearing a torn white outfit (having just escaped the Black Queen's killer budgies). Was the role perhaps recast and the scene reshot?

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