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  Big Grin Thread: Bruce Campbell in "My Southern Family Christmas" at 8 PM on Hallmark
Post: Bruce Campbell in "My Southern Family Christmas" a...

King of Thieves, King of Rock-and-Roll, King of Hallmark Christmas movies - Bruce Campbell's new film "My Southern Family Christmas premieres at 8 PM tonight. All hail to the King, baby! https://www....
august Renaissance and Ghost House Pictures 0 43 November 24th, 2022, 08:59 AM
    Thread: Ground-breaking DNA study reveals diverse roots of ancient Britain inhabitants
Post: RE: Ground-breaking DNA study reveals diverse root...

Now that gets cooler and cooler every year :)
august History 4 69 November 22nd, 2022, 01:25 PM
    Thread: Favorite star wars RIP off
Post: RE: Favorite star wars RIP off

I'm going to read the headline a different way, and say that my favorite thing that Star Wars ripped off was the Mars series of novels by Edgar Ruce Burroughs. In particular, the visuals from jacket c...
august Star Wars 2 46 November 21st, 2022, 10:23 PM
    Thread: Ground-breaking DNA study reveals diverse roots of ancient Britain inhabitants
Post: RE: Ground-breaking DNA study reveals diverse root...

Um, yeah, but pretty sure they were looking at slightly more recent migration. ;) I love how headlines can seemingly "spin" things. A slightly more accurate headline might read "Study confirms s...
august History 4 69 November 21st, 2022, 09:57 PM
    Thread: "Movies That Were Better Than the Book"
Post: RE: "Movies That Were Better Than the Book"

Yep, and then there's the question of whether being faithful *to the books* means including things from notes, letters, interviews, etc. "The publisher's printed version" vs the author's greater vis...
august J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 14 581 September 29th, 2022, 06:53 AM
    Thread: 9/21 - Happy Birthday Boomstick!
Post: RE: 9/21 - Happy Birthday Boomstick!

It's a half week late due to a distortion in the space time continuum, but I'm still wishing a very happy birthday to Boomstick! 👏💥💃🎶🍰 You have now spent half your life with us. 🤔🖖
august Renaissance and Ghost House Pictures 33 4,812 September 25th, 2022, 07:15 AM
    Thread: Stranger Things
Post: RE: Stranger Things

Well, I guess I meant how is the actress handling the role? I discovered a few years ago that she's the daughter of one of my first cousins. (I had 15 1st cousins, most much older, and hadn't seen her...
august Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 9 726 September 14th, 2022, 12:41 PM
    Thread: Stranger Things
Post: RE: Stranger Things

How's the Nancy Wheeler character?
august Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 9 726 September 6th, 2022, 02:53 PM
    Thread: Draco Malfoy’s two stooges/ friends
Post: RE: Draco Malfoy’s two stooges/ friends

And here's the story about the Crabbe actor: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/entertai...tter-film/ He got arrested and so they replaced his character in the film with a different Slytherin kid.
august Harry Potter 5 155 September 2nd, 2022, 09:00 AM
    Thread: Draco Malfoy’s two stooges/ friends
Post: RE: Draco Malfoy’s two stooges/ friends

In the film, something happened with the other actor, so they just had a different toady following Draco. But in the books they were in that fire right?
august Harry Potter 5 155 September 1st, 2022, 06:07 PM
    Thread: Teen Titans movie
Post: RE: Teen Titans movie

There's a TV series, right? So unless DC learns how to fare better on the bug screen, looks like no.
august Super Hero Movies 2 181 August 25th, 2022, 07:51 AM
    Thread: No nudes in the LOTR petition
Post: RE: No nudes in the LOTR petition

For more on that topic, just Google a College Humor video, rated R, called "Elf girlfriend sexual history," where a human realizes the challenges of dating a 2700 year old partner. "I'm not a slut - ...
august J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 9 801 August 11th, 2022, 05:09 PM
    Thread: No nudes in the LOTR petition
Post: RE: No nudes in the LOTR petition

Can scenes involving Liv Tyler and Evsngeline Lilly be exempted?
august J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 9 801 August 8th, 2022, 08:51 PM
    Thread: Could Jeff Hunter made star a sucess?
Post: RE: Could Jeff Hunter made star a sucess?

I can't imagine the scripts being significantly different, and Spock would surely have become an unanticipated sex symbol anyway. Jeffrey Hunter's career never really took off, while Shatner is still...
august Star Trek 5 282 August 8th, 2022, 12:44 PM
    Thread: Will they catch the zodiac ?
Post: RE: Why they catch the zodiac ?

Because it was in the stars?
august History 1 117 August 8th, 2022, 11:04 AM
    Thread: If Elvis had lived..,
Post: RE: If Elvis had lived..,

See the film Bubba Ho-tep for one possible outcome.
august History 2 260 August 3rd, 2022, 12:26 PM
    Thread: Gerald Ford :least important president?
Post: RE: Gerald Ford :least ever important president?

Awfully hard to say, since each president was important to his constituents at the time. Ford inherited every problem imaginable, however. Just by maintaining status quo, one could say he did a remark...
august History 1 131 August 1st, 2022, 08:03 PM
    Thread: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Michael's thoughts)
Post: RE: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Michael's thoug...

Hey just curious - how accessible is Stranger Things, for, say, a non-sc-fi fan? Like ET, for example - since I'm told this show channels that film's vibe of childish innocence - it set the sci-fi i...
august Star Trek 4 326 July 22nd, 2022, 08:59 AM
    Thread: Disney losing rights to Mickey Mouse
Post: RE: Disney losing rights to Mickey Mouse

Exactly - that's exactly what I'm referring to. The name and logo of the Banderas film might be trademarked - I think movies are more often "service marked" ....but like Princess of Mars, Capistrano i...
august General Discussions 7 315 July 18th, 2022, 10:11 AM
  Big Grin Thread: In the tradition of "Thumbelina of the Doorways..."
Post: In the tradition of "Thumbelina of the Doorways......

Real-life, true exchange earlier this evening, during a discussion on science fiction, and how original Star Trek almost always incorporated some type of message or lesson: She:  "And was that also t...
august Renaissance and Ghost House Pictures 1 167 July 15th, 2022, 12:26 PM
    Thread: Disney losing rights to Mickey Mouse
Post: RE: Disney losing rights to Mickey Mouse

And on Zorro...I'm sure Sony owns the Banderas film....but do they own the Disney TV series? The Gold Key comics? The original Curse of Capistrano novel? What if one wanted to market a Douglas Fairb...
august General Discussions 7 315 July 15th, 2022, 08:19 AM
    Thread: Disney losing rights to Mickey Mouse
Post: RE: Disney losing rights to Mickey Mouse

This will be fascinating though, because I'm unsure if there are any other fictional characters that have businesses built around them. The descendants of Dumas get nothing from sales of Aramis cologn...
august General Discussions 7 315 July 13th, 2022, 09:00 PM
    Thread: Stuart Devenie Birthday Thread!
Post: RE: Stuart Devenie Birthday Thread!

Wishing Stuart a very happy birthday!
august Renaissance and Ghost House Pictures 38 8,043 July 12th, 2022, 08:30 PM
    Thread: William F. Nolan ,George Clayton Moore s logan run
Post: RE: William F. Nolan ,Clayton Moore s logan run

Yep, I read the novel the same summer that the film came out. 47 years later, I *think* they were pretty similar. Note that Nolan's co-author was George Clayton Johnson, who wrote for Trek and Twilig...
august Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors 2 183 June 27th, 2022, 01:00 PM
    Thread: Stephen King’s Skeleton crew: Mrs. Todd’s shortcut
Post: RE: Stephen King’s Skeleton crew: Mrs. Todd’s shor...

Mrs. Todd's Shortcur was my favorite from that anthology - it could be a Twilight Zone-ish project of a half hour...even an hour if you incorporated lots of scenery and local color. Would be hard to ...
august Vampire Movies and TV Shows 2 241 June 16th, 2022, 08:38 AM
  Big Grin Thread: Enterprise meme which Boomstick will enjoy
Post: Enterprise meme which Boomstick will enjoy

This made me chuckle:
august Star Trek 2 217 June 16th, 2022, 08:34 AM
    Thread: Johnny Depp
Post: RE: Johnny Depp

Maybe Tim Burton will direct them with Helena Bonham Carter and a cgi Peter Cushing.
august Actors 11 1,755 June 13th, 2022, 07:39 PM
    Thread: Reboot The Terminator movie series.
Post: RE: Reboot The Terminator movie series.

Why call it Terminator then?
august General Movies 2 319 June 13th, 2022, 07:37 PM
    Thread: Anyone for a Game of rollerball?
Post: RE: Anyone for a Game of rollerball?

It was pretty well done for its era. It was an "A" film with an "A" cast, which was unusual for a genre film of that era. And the Bach organ piece ("Toccata and Fugue in ...." some key) became a unexp...
august General Movies 5 482 June 13th, 2022, 07:34 PM
    Thread: Pirates of Caribbeans 6
Post: RE: Pirates of Caribbeans 6

I'm pretty sure the target audience isn't going for acting skills 😉
august General Movies 5 328 June 13th, 2022, 07:31 PM