Saturday, February 21, 2009
Since I only got to watch night-time TV when I went to my Grandmas's house, not at home, (at least, not what I wanted) I only saw a few of the Night Stalker episodes. But, I enjoyed them, and of course clipped out any article or TV Guide spotlights that I came across. I have lately been enjoying the DVD release of the show, and it takes me back to the 70's every time.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Timeless genre classics like "Werewolves On Wheels" grace every two-color cover.
Yes, you heard (or read) the title correctly: The Monster Times newspaper from the 70's is returning! And we have the fine fanged folks at Fangoria to thank for it. They are going to be making available every issue of the late, great monster paper via digital download!
Here is the page to watch: http://www.fangoria.com/themonstertimes
And, they plan on releasing NEW issues in the future! Something to look forward to...
UPDATE: well, it looks like the excitement of the above post was premature... as of 01-31-2010, the site link above seems to be down. I suppose it was too much to hope for! But since this project is so delayed, I am starting to post more articles from this publication myself, so click on the "Monster Times" tag on the right to see all the posts that feature it! Also visit my other blog, "My Star Trek Scrapbook," and look for the same tag there to see the Trek-related articles.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
These ads were clipped from 1974 TV Guide for the week of January 5th through the 11th. New York's Channel 7 (ABC) was showing these fun films, and by all accounts this was the first Monster Week of many.
For much more info on these week-long film features on Ch. 7, visit this page: DVD Drive-In!
Monday, February 9, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
I remember reading some of this book while tucked in one of my own cardboard box spaceships, whixh made it even more fun. Of course, my parents worried how I could spend hours on end in a cardboard box, but little did they know my mind was soaring off on amazing adventures. With my canteen full of Goofy Grape soft drink, a peanut butter sandwich, and a good book, I would be ensconced for hours in my make-believe space capsule.
Did you ever do stuff like that when you were a kid? Discuss.
Update: G. W. Ferguson's blog has a delightful recollection of spending some memorable childhood hours in such cardboard boxes; enjoy it here!