Retro-Musings: George Pal’s "The Time Machine" (1960) 60 years later…

Once Upon a Time… Published in 1895, Herbert George Wells’ “The Time Machine” was the seminal time travel story that spawned/inspired several film adaptations and various TV series (“Doctor Who” “Quantum Leap”). There have been at least four live-action adaptations of which I’m familiar, including an obscure 1949 movie, the popular 1960 MGM film, an…

War and Remembrance: “The War of the Worlds”…

War Correspondent.  It was over 120 years ago that Herbert George Wells first published the seminal alien invasion story, “The War of the Worlds.”  Like so many of Wells’ works (“The Time Machine,” “The Invisible Man,” “The Shape of Things To Come”) WOTW became a template for many such alien invasion stories to come, such…

Is it time for a new “Time After Time”?

In 1979, writer/director Nicholas Meyer (“Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”), working from a story by Karl Alexander and Steve Hayes, brought “Time After Time” to the big screen. No, it’s not a 2 hour video of the Cyndi Lauper ’80s tune, but rather a fanciful science fiction fantasy that sees real-life author/legend Herbert George…