San Diego Comic Con 2017 final entry/recap…

Well, SDCC has come and gone.    It’s been a lot of exhausting, sweaty, crowd-navigating fun.   At age 50, it’s becoming increasingly patience-taxing at times to navigate/negotiate the formidable crowds with good humor and grace, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.   It’s Nerd-vana.   And when you’re in the middle of it?…

San Diego Comic Con, Preview Night & Day One, July 19th-20th, 2017

Our annual pilgrimage to Geek Mecca (aka San Diego Comic Con) began yesterday morning (Weds. July 19th) as we arrived at our hotel (Springhill Suites, Marriott, San Diego) around noon, unpacked our stuff, ate, and Jules immediately went down to Preview Night down at the convention center.   I, feeling a bit more infirm than…

Martin Landau: 1928-2017

Let me begin this blog entry by saying I feel woefully inadequate (as a blogger and a fan) to sum up the life and work of the late Martin Landau. Martin Landau worked for Alfred Hitchcock (“North By Northwest”).  He and his ex-wife Barbara Bain headlined a science fiction cult series (“Space: 1999”), as well…

The (new) Doctor will see you now…

  Once again, we Whovians are faced with that time of bittersweet anticipation/excitement as one Doctor exits, and another enters.   The announcement was made this morning that the 13th incarnation of the beloved Doctor (or 14th, if you count the late John Hurt’s War Doctor) will be…. …. “Broadchurch”’s  Jodie Whittaker! Well done, powers-that-be…

One week till San Diego Comic Con 2017…

It’s that time of the year when my wife and I prepare for our annual July pilgrimage to San Diego (an hour and 20 minutes south of us) for Comic Con.   She and I have been going to SDCC every year since 2004, with the lone exception of 2007 (and both of us regretted…

Retro-Musings #3: “Planet of the Apes” (1968)

The 1968 original “Planet of the Apes” movie spawned four sequels, a single-season TV series, a single-season animated TV series, a less-than-successful 2001 Tim Burton remake, and now, with the imminent July 14th release of “War of the Planet of the Apes,” three films of a rebooted POTA movie series (which kicked off in 2011…

“You’re a wonder, Wonder Woman…”

I have to admit; my enthusiasm for the new “Wonder Woman” (2017) movie was somewhat dimmed after Gal Gadot’s decent-if-not-overwhelming debut as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in the lackluster DC Comics’ movie “Batman v Superman” (2016). Before I go any further, I think I have to say that my initial assessment may have had more to do with…