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Blind Fury (1989)

   Blind Fury (1989) was a tip of a hat to the classic Zatoichi films of the 60's through the 80's. It brought the story of a blind swordsman in a more relatable way to western audiences. I adore the Zatoichi series, and was still very entertained by this movie. While it has been decades… Continue reading Blind Fury (1989)

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Space1970, the Blog that Inspires Me to Look Forward by Looking Back

   If you haven’t already, check out Space1970 over on Blogger. It covers Sci-Fi/Fantasy from the late 60’s to the early 80’s. The morning I discovered this wonderful blog I was captivated and, being a child of the 70’s, I felt a comfortable wave of nostalgia wash over me. Three hours later I had covered roughly 80%… Continue reading Space1970, the Blog that Inspires Me to Look Forward by Looking Back

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The Final Words of Thorin Oakenshield

   Of all the animated specials in the 70's, The Hobbit has to be one of my favorite. It severely oversimplifies the book, but it is a genuine work of art and one that I've been enjoying since it was released by Rankin:Bass in 1977. It was this animated special that introduced me to J.R.R.… Continue reading The Final Words of Thorin Oakenshield

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My Top Nine Favorite Sci-Fi TV Creature Races (Pre-2009)

   This is a visual top nine list of some of my favorite sci-fi television, recurring, creature races. They may not have been on every week but they were always the threat in the background. I am trying to limit these to characters that were not rendered through stop-motion or computer generation. These are cats… Continue reading My Top Nine Favorite Sci-Fi TV Creature Races (Pre-2009)

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Winter Solstice

   So the longest night of the year is almost upon us. Put yourself in the place of ancient people, who's only source of light was fire on these short waning Autumn nights. In the coldest areas of the Northern Hemisphere, fire not only provided light by life-giving heat. On the longest night of the… Continue reading Winter Solstice

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Archie the TV Show that Never Was

     Archie (1964)? This pilot was shopped out, but never sold. I just watched it and it wasn’t too bad. It played like Archie was the “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose” (a show from the late 1980’s), sans the Dutch Tilts & breaking the fourth wall, of his time. I liked that show and I have… Continue reading Archie the TV Show that Never Was