The latest episode of the Unofficial 75 Greatest Marvels Countdown podcast, covering Fantastic Four #285 with Andrew Leyland (of The Fantasticast, Hey Kids, Comics!, Palace of Glittering Delights, and Listen to the Prophets), is available here. It can also be found in iTunes, Stitcher and plain vanilla RSS. You can also check out the Facebook listener forum here.
In addition to Chicago’s Wizard World Comic-Con, this week brings us thought-controlled robotic exoskeletons, a year-long experiment in Martian living conditions, and forget 3-D printed guns and cars. We’ve got lattes with personalized images on the foam, a really big space camera, a Star Wars conveyor belt, and PAX Cosplay:
Aug 31, 2015
The second episode of Fear the Walking Dead picks up the slow pace a little, as characters begin to realize the end actually is nigh. The show created an impressive sense of creeping menace and suspense, but I still don’t especially care about any of these characters.
The best I can say is they’re more interesting than anyone on the MTV VMAs.
One of the most influential people in horror is now gone. Director and writer Wes Craven died on August 30, 2015 from brain cancer.
The genesis of many a sleepless night, Craven was the man behind the original Nightmare on Elm Street and the Scream series.
Rest in Peace, Wes.
No really, I mean that.
It must be September: Halloween stuff is coming out.
In case you haven’t heard, September 23, 2015 is the latest date when a subset of religious fundamentalists, conspiracy theorists, and Youtube buffoons insist absolutely, positively, the world will end! You know, just like it did in December 2012 and January 2000 and all those other prophetic dates.
Spoiler: there’s no reason to believe the world will end that day. However, September 23 will mark the autumnal equinox, and so, for this Summer Weekend Review, we’re discussing you Equinox. Made by college students for $6500.00 in 1967, it became a cult hit, and its creators were given time and money to film new sequences, stretching the movie to feature-length and gaining it wider distribution. Rereleased in 1970, the film influenced such people as George Lucas, Richard O’Brien, and Sam Raimi, received praise from Ray Harryhausen, and features cameos by Fritz Leiber and Forrest J. Ackerman.
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