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Dracula the Series 1990 – My Fair Vampire

Did you know Dracula had his own TV show in 1990? This is the Halloween season, so let’s watch it! Here’s Dracula the Series episode 16, “My Fair Vampire.” The title mostly says it all. Cemetery plot: Uncle Gustav visits his … Continue reading

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Reading Sherlock Holmes – The Yellow Face

Re-reading the original Sherlock Holmes stories. Reader opinions on The Yellow Face have been divided over the years. Although the story is morally ambiguous, it provides a lot of insight to our detective hero. Facts of the case: A man … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Sinkholes and fugitives

Re-reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Issue #31’s cover promises a surprise character revelation that will shock readers. Let’s see… The story begins with an earthquake striking New York, and the FF respond by Ben and Johnny wisecracking … Continue reading

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The three Rs for March 11

This is an author’s blog, so the rules state I absolutely must post about writer-y stuff. Here are your links for (w)riting, reading, and a little bit of randomness. (W)riting Author and former agent Nathan Bransford runs a popular blog … Continue reading

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Ten cent movies: Battle Beyond the Sun

A while back, I bought this 50-movie set, Sci-Fi Invasion, for five bucks. That adds up to ten cents per movie. 1962’s Battle Beyond the Sun was originally a ponderous Russian sci-fi movie with a ton of anti-U.S. sentiment, reedited … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: It started on Yancy Street

Re-reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Issue 29 gives us one of the series’ weirder efforts, “It started on Yancy Street.” The opening caption on the first page states, “Once again we begin one of the most exciting … Continue reading

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Ten cent movies: Mission Stardust

A while back, I bought this 50-movie set, Sci-Fi Invasion, for five bucks. That adds up to ten cents per movie. 1967’s Mission Stardust depicts the first moon landing, and it went a lot differently than I thought. Here’s what … Continue reading

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ACT FOUR SCENE ONE chapter three

Chance walked up to Rebecca, no longer wearing his coat. He had on a baggy red sweater that was to die for. “You’re still in your jacket?” “It’s chilly in here.” “Come on,” he said, motioning for her to follow … Continue reading

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ACT FOUR SCENE ONE chapter two

Chance wasn’t kidding about Saturday rehearsals. The cast members asked to be there that morning lounged around on stage. Some sat on the floor. Others on a large red couch, which were meant to depict M. and Lady M.’s house, … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: More like the fantastic 99 percent

  Re-reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Issue #9 is one of the most famous in the series’ history, because of how silly it is. The splash page features Namor, all alone in his undersea lair, watching the … Continue reading

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