Forty-four Years Ago, in a Place Several Hours Away…

Sometimes reviled, sometimes nostalgically adored, this show encapsulates everything that was a variety show in the 1970s. I was eight years old on November 17, 1978, and this show will always have a place in my heart. You can judge if you wish, but unless you’ve experienced the dark times, or the plethora of variety specials [...]

Comfort Sounds: The Hobbit (1977) Soundtrack by Glenn Yarbrough

Back when I was a wee lad, I discovered the joys of the Hobbit. Not by reading, but by the Rankin/Bass special presentation of the animated adaptation. It wasn't until years later that I had finally discovered that this program was based on the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien. Now, as I am much older, I [...]

Wishlist: Bandai Spirits DX Chogokin VF-1S Valkyrie Roy Focker Special

Chogokin VF-1S Valkyrie I am going to take a moment to recognize the beauty of this Bandai Spirits DX Chogokin VF-1S Valkyrie Roy Focker Special from the Super Dimension Fortress Macross. This piece measures 14.96 x 9.84 x 5.91 inches and weighs in at 3.78 pounds. I really cannot get over how gorgeous this Valkyrie [...]

“Legends of the Superheroes”: An Odyssey Better Left Unfinished

Originally published August 29th, 2015, I felt like this should be revisited and updated... The best thing that happened on TV when I was nine. It was January, 1979, and there were two hour long shows. One aired per week on NBC. I was able to see the first and was SUPER excited to watch [...]