Tough, two-fisted historians guarding the timeline is one of my favorite things. Here’s a quick rundown on some of them, including the brand-new one from NBC that might be the best version ever.
So Dave Smith wanted to know about me and Doc Savage, and I answered him. A column’s worth of answers, it turns out.
Every so often I’ll be doing a roundup like this. Bits of this and that. Not a column so much as a few column-ettes. This time it’s a couple of cool books people sent me, some scattered thoughts on The Twlight Zone and its imitators, and checking in with everyone’s favorite giant gorilla.
Yes, of course Robert Vaughn was Napoleon Solo, the man from UNCLE. But he was also badass private op Harry Rule, cunning con artist Albert Stroller, the last of the Magnificent Seven, and so much more.
BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! Well, one of you, anyway. Last week a reader challenged me to write about the most underrated James Bond film. So here it is. Plus a bunch of ancillary commentary about the 007 phenomenon in general.
So… WHY exactly were there so many silver motor homes tooling around in the post-apocalyptic hellscape of southern California ranch country in the 1970s, anyway?
Max Allan Collins is one of my favorite mystery writers, and my favorite of all his series, QUARRY, is now a new miniseries on Cinemax. How’d it turn out? Well, hugely different than expected, but in its own way, very cool.