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He was a jaded, sarcastic reporter who was looking at a career as a newspaperman that was in serious decline. He had an abrasive attitude- complaining about a myriad of things and butting heads with anyone who disagreed with him -that would probably grate on anyone who had to spend time with him on a regular basis. Yet, somehow, likely due in large part to Darren McGavin’s portrayal of the character, he’s one of the most beloved characters from television’s history for a huge number of genre fans.

“I promised I’d show up with a haircut, a new hat, and pressed suit… but I lie a lot.”

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DC at 30

We are officially less than two month away. The countdown clock is in that zone where it seems to speed up, and in the time it takes to blink you’ve gotten five days closer. Let’s talk a few steps you might want to be taking about now; especially if you’re newer to Dragon Con.

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star-trek-axanar

The Star Trek Fan Film Guidelines came out last week as a part of the fallout over the Axanar project. But some of the changes in fandom that may have contributed to this being a “final straw” moment by the powers that be aren’t all in the camp of the fan film filmmakers. Some of these changes should have been very big, very bright warning signs to fandom that this was coming though. What’s worse for the fan film guys and gals, I don’t think it’s going to get better from here.
 

Random Bits and Pieces

Posted: June 24, 2016 in Uncategorized

BIts

Random thoughts on various topics. Brock, Roman, Flash, King King, Godzilla, Dragon Con, documentaries on kidnapped filmmakers. It’s all here.
 

Death

Quatermass and the Pitt.

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Pulgisari

A future dictator who was a film buff, a famous director and his movie star wife, an entire film crew who had no idea what they were really being hired to do or who was really hiring them, an at best okay film made amazingly more interesting to watch the more you learn about its creation, and a story that seems almost unreal.

 

Hail Hydra

The internet is going nuts (and not in a good way) while Marvel… well… Marvel isn’t exactly helping things. A lot of people in fandom need to get their heads screwed on straight.

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