Two shows, two premieres: THE ORVILLE and STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. So which one is the better STAR TREK?
The Tick, a reboot of the live-action TV series that was a reboot of the animated series that was adapted from the comic book that started out as a comic store mascot, has finally arrived on Amazon’s original programming channel, so I thought I’d take a moment to look at some of the other superhero comedy-parody-satire offerings that may have influenced, or been influenced by, what is obviously the most successful entry into the genre.
One’s a cop, one’s an android. They fight crime. A lot.
I’ve been an admirer of the tiny giant, June Foray, from the time I was able to read the end credits on the cartoons. She was not only one of the greatest voice actors ever, she was also a wonderful, warm and gracious lady. Last week, she passed away at the age of 99.
Fans often grump that today’s pop culture is awash in reboots, remakes, sequels, and continuations… but is that always bad? Here are a few that improved on the original.
We’ve received the sad news that actor Adam West passed away on June 9th after a battle with leukemia. He was 88 years old, and is survived by his wife Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Like all of you reading this, we here at the Atomic Junk Shop were fans of Mr. West, so we thought he deserved an Atomic Roundtable where we talked about Mr. West, his career, and our personal memories of him.
Today, I take a look at what I call The Goldblum Effect. Why no, I don’t have much to do, why do you ask?