When I hear the word "canon," I reach for my phaser.

And "jumping the shark" has become so overused (and misused) that it's essentially meaningless now. No matter the original intent, it's devolved to mean "that show didn't something I didn't like" or even just "that last episode sucked." » 11/25/14 1:11pm Tuesday 1:11pm

Heck, a friend and I bought tickets to MEGAFORCE back in 1982, just to see the first trailer for RETURN OF THE JEDI—and we left after the trailer, too.

Truth to tell, I lobbied for staying for the movie, but it was a drive-in theater and it was my friend's car, and she really had no interest in MEGAFORCE . . . . . . . » 11/25/14 9:05am Tuesday 9:05am

Seems like Dawn lives in mortal fear of a cop mutiny, which, judging for the dissatisfied grumbling we heard from the other cops, is not all that unfounded.

Meanwhile, in Sasha's defense, that guy DID seem very sincere and convincing. He had me wondering right up to the last minute . . . » 11/24/14 9:15am Monday 9:15am

Beyond SF, he also directed what's possibly the best haunted-house movie ever, the original 1963 version of THE HAUNTING (not to be confused with the wretched, CGI-laden remake), as two other memorable horror movies: THE BODY SNATCHERS with Boris Karloff and CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE.

And then, of course, there was that… » 11/21/14 4:26pm Friday 4:26pm

Let's not forget the time Castle was outed as a fan of the UNDERWORLD movies.

They were doing the obligatory "vampire" episode and a Goth type has turned up with an actual stake in his heart. Somebody wonders aloud who would want to kill a vampire and Castle's first thought is "The Lycans? They've been at war with the… » 11/21/14 11:45am Friday 11:45am

Exactly. The other freaks wanted to kill Dell then and there, but Jimmy, who still has delusions of going mainstream, wanted to call in the cops instead. But the other freaks have no faith in the law when it comes to justice for their kind.

They weren't afraid that the cops would kill Dell. They just figured the cops… » 11/20/14 6:40pm 11/20/14 6:40pm