Thursday, February 28, 2008

Bonus Post -- Invasion of the Saucer Men


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Bonus Post! Bionic Eyes Now Available

Friday, February 22, 2008

Knight Rider ***Spoiler Alert***


PLEASE NOTE: There are some small spoilers herein.

I wasn't sure if I was going to like the new Knight Rider TV series, but I thought I should at least give it a chance when it premiered last Sunday on NBC. It wasn't the greatest premiere I've ever seen for a new series, but based on the pilot I'd have to assume the show will be good enough to watch again.

The new KITT's voice lacks some of the charm that William Daniels brought to the original KITT (some of you may remember him on the TV series "Boy Meets World" as Mr. Feeny and mostly recently was a guest on Scrubs), which is odd since the new KITT is voiced by Val Kilmer who often appears charming during interviews and such; I saw no sign of any Turbo Boost (but there was no mention the new KITT doesn't have it); I kind of don't like that the new KITT calls the new Michael "Mike" (admittedly that's a small matter of contention); and I miss the bumpers that appear just before the commercial break where KITT is in the desert driving towards your TV screen. However, the introduction of The Hoff as Mike's father and a decent storyline with some action instead of the usual talking-heads script so common in this era of television writing is what interests me about this series.

A small suggestion of what I'd like to see, though it may add to the cheesy factor of the show (but then, hey, it's Knight Rider we're talking about and the love of the cheese is standard fare here): I'd like to hear Busta Rhymes' song "Fire It Up" get some play on the new series and Michelle L'amour needs to make a guest appearance.

SHOUT OUT: You might also want to check out Jason Ho's Sketchblog. He posted a drawing of the original KITT this last Tuesday.

Here's some Knight Rider videos.

New Introduction

Old Introduction

Knight Rider Stripper from America's Got Talent

Busta Rhymes' "Fire It Up"

Sunday, February 17, 2008

BONUS POST! -- Outer Limits

Here's a collection of old school TNT bumpers that aired during an Outer Limits marathon. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

The Great Garloo!

Sorry for the belated post, folks. I'm still battling illness.

Enjoy this classic commercial from 1961!

Friday, February 8, 2008


Next Tuesday will see the release of a new version of the album Thriller by Michael Jackson to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its original release. New tracks featuring new artists like and Kanye West will be featured, as well as a re-mastering of the original tracks.

Let's all hope it's good.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

BONUS POST! - Classic Dr. Who Intro and Orbital

A classic Dr. Who Intro

The band Orbital doing their version of the Dr. Who theme

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

A Long Time Gone

It's been a long time since I last posted. I want to apologize for that. I spent about 2 weeks missing out on posting over the course of the Christmas holiday because we had family visiting. Then I posted for a couple weeks, then I became very ill to the point where sitting at the computer on a regular basis became uncomfortable. The end result was that I missed 3 more weeks of posting. I again apologize and only hope everyone understands.

I'm hoping for a good year insofar as my writing goes. If - E - Zine(tm): The Free Online Magazine of Thrilling Speculative Fiction! will turn five-years-old this August. As such, I have a feeling I may do more than one issue this year to commemorate the occasion. Five years... that's longer than a lot of other recent ezines have lasted! It seems as though many have a life span of about 3 years. Without meaning to brag, I have to admit I'm pretty proud of that.

I'm unsure if I'll be carrying on the tale "At the Peony Tea House" this Friday. I will be posting, however... at least in some small way. I'll return to "Peony" ASAP... I can't leave my audience hanging. I also can't leave myself hanging! I want to know what happens, too!

Until then, enjoy this scene from The Brain That Wouldn't Die.