What if H.G. Wells chased Jack the Ripper through time? John talks about Nicholas Meyer’s 1979 movie TIME AFTER TIME and checks out the new TV series.
Saturday Night Live kept Travis from getting a real post up, as he had to watch and find that he’d overpraised the show before now!
Last week, I talked about STAR TREK: NEW VISIONS, the photomontage comics series of Star Trek adventures that John Byrne is doing for IDW.
But before John Byrne got a regular gig telling STAR TREK stories, he was just like the rest of us – A STAR TREK fan who’d occasionally make reference to it in his everyday life. It just so happened that Byrne’s everyday life was as a popular writer/artist of comic books. So I thought it’d be fun to see how many ST references I could pick out of Byrne’s classic comic book work.
STAR TREK journeys to its strangest new world yet: A Photoshopped comic book by John Byrne.
Since the Live-action portion of this retrospective got so long (so much bad TV, so many boneheaded choices, so many heroes, so little budget!), I split off the animated section into a separate post, so here we are.
We talked about the history of superheroes on TV a couple of weeks ago, and got through the 1960s. Naturally we can’t leave off there, so here’s part 2, covering the ’70s and ’80s. After Batman ended, the networks moved on to other genres. There were a lot of westerns, WWII shows, sitcoms, cop shows, doctor shows, detective shows, and a handful of sci-fi shows, some of which were close enough to superheroes for me.
It’s Super Bowl Sunday but Travis is busy reading other people’s comics and watching that Melissa McCarthy sketch on SNL. Also, Lady Gaga!