Archive for November 6, 2018

My pal Sean is finally really checking out Babylon 5. I guess we’ll know if he gets airlocked or not by the end of this year, but it’s looking… questionable… right now.

The Underground Space Station

In the 90’s, I caught a few episodes of Babylon 5 when it was first on.  I thought it was interesting, and I thought the graphics were pretty cool.  This was right in my computer-science-major phase, so what ELSE would I think?

Now, before it premiered, I read how J. Michael Straczynski had everything planned out for five years.  I’ve written Big Things, but five YEARS worth…?  That was cooler.  THEN came word that Michael O’ Hare was leaving at the end of the first season, and somewhere–some magazine that was NOT Starlog, of that I’m certain–quoted Straczynski as saying, “No, this was planned the whole TIME!”  The reality was he’d designed trapdoors for all the characters, but that wasn’t how it was reported.  My reaction was, and this is a quote, “Oh, come ON!”  It wasn’t until much later that I found out about the misunderstanding.

Still, people raved…

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Every election in a nutshell…

Tighter

Okay… Opus, but still…

We look at Halloween III. Did all of the crew (rather than just Jerry) call it an overlooked classic or pan it? And what did Richard think? Check it out.

The Assignment: Horror Podcast

H IIIIt is perhaps one of the most unfairly maligned horror movie sequels ever made. It was the victim of a franchise creator and the creator’s fans not being on the same page when it came to the creation. Thankfully, Halloween III: Season of the Witch has been experiencing a resurgence in fandom and a new appreciation by fans over the last decade. But back in 1982, Season of the Witch, unfortunately, had a bit of an uphill climb with horror fans when it was entering theaters. It was meant to be a new direction for the Halloween franchise; one greatly desired by John Carpenter and Debra Hill. Fans, however, wanted none of it.

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