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…

“The Black Hole”: Disney’s first big space epic turns 40…

December of 1979 saw two competing space epics trying to steal some of Star Wars’ juggernaut mojo. One of them was Paramount’s big budgeted revival of its cult TV property “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”, and the other saw Disney throw its mouse-eared hat into the big budget space epic arena with “The Black Hole”;…