Star Wars: The Wilderness Years

I call these the "Wild West Days" of Star Wars. There was nothing but holes to fill since there was only a film and a little more in the novel plus the radio play. We all were left to our own imagination as to what Star Wars was. The comics showed us that there were [...]

Aurora, A Hobby for Everybody

Today I want to reflect on the old-school model kits by Auroroa. Before we had screen or page accurate toys that we could just pull out of the packaging and get our play on with, there were model kits. While even these were limited, they were far better than most of the rack toys that [...]

Atragon (1963)

Atragon (1963) Today we are watching Atragon, for the very first time. Atragon (海底軍艦, Kaitei Gunkan, literally 'The Undersea Warship') is a Japanese science fiction (Tokusatsu) film produced and distributed by Toho in 1963. The movie is loosely based on the story "The Undersea Warship" by Shunrō Oshikawa and "The Undersea Kingdom" by Shigeru Komatsuzaki. [...]