GhostBlasters? GhostStoppers? Ghostbusters!

GhostBlasters? GhostStoppers? Ghostbusters!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uviQm7g3kas This behind-the-scenes video stealthily highlights the legal issues behind the use of the name "Ghostbusters". The name of was in contention because there was a television program called "Ghost Busters" in the mid 70's. The Ghost Busters was a live-action sitcom that ran in 1975, about a duo of bumbling detectives who would investigate [...]

My Favorite Part of Kung-Fu Flicks

My Favorite Part of Kung-Fu Flicks

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin While watching "The 36th Chamber of Shaolin" today, a wonderful Kung-Fu film from Run Run Shaw in 1978, it dawned on me that I am more enamored of a Martial Art Film's training sequences more that the loss and revenge of that loss that necessitated the training in the first [...]

In Search Of: A Sci-Fi/Fantasy Art Book from K-Mart circa 1979

In Search Of: A Sci-Fi/Fantasy Art Book from K-Mart circa 1979

For over a decade, I have been searching for this book. I have vague memories of it, which is odd for me since I have such a vivid memory for inconsequential things. I have no idea what the book was titled, but I do recall certain pieces that stick out in my memory but I [...]

Old Dreams of Godaikin Revisited

Old Dreams of Godaikin Revisited

In 1984, was 14 and almost as big a nerd as I am today. Those were heady days indeed. Comics were coming into the mainstream zeitgeist, video games were about to really explode after a lull, and music just kept on improving. The beautiful thing about progress is that if you choose to stay behind, [...]

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

In 1979 I went to see Star Trek the Motion Picture. As a nine year old, I became bored pretty quickly, so I jumped to a different screen and watched Black Hole. As an adult, Star Trek: TMP is by far my favorite of the two films. I don’t regret jumping ship, as it were. [...]