Novelist Samuel Youd, who wrote as John Christopher, has died. Gutter readers might remember him best for his science fiction series, The Tripods, which was adapted for television by the BBC and Australia’s Seven Networks in the 1980s. The Guardian has an overview of his life and career.
Here’s the opening 2 minutes of the new live-action Space Battleship Yamato. (I grew up with Space Battleship Yamato as Star Blazers). (Thanks, August Ragone!)
“Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula” isn’t old time radio, but its old timey and fun to listen to before Halloween. The Internet Archive’s Old Time Radio collection has more, including Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater on the Air’s “War of the Worlds” broadcast.
Director and Hammer horror icon Roy Ward Baker has died at the age of 93. Baker directed Quatermass and the Pit, The Vampire Lovers, which updated Sheridan LeFanu’s Carmilla for a more psychedelic and softcore age, and co-directed Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires with Shaw Bros. Chang […]
I don’t have cable right now so I’m rewatching old shows and movies. A lot of them are animated. Such is my way. I’d like to have a nobler reason for rewatching them–something like when James revisited his favorite childhood books. And it’s true—he did inspire me. But […]
Do you enjoy the music of NES games? Well, there’s a show just for you. This time, the music of “Fester’s Quest.”