I enjoyed the original TV-movies, so I'm looking forward to this. »
It's possible the "Lovecraft" thing is just to complement the reference to "Arkham," which also has Lovecraftian roots. »
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." »
Looks like fun. Having the Park finally open for business is a logical extrapolation from the earlier movies—and is something we haven't seen before. »
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 . . . . . . . »
"Mission to Horatius" is, in fact, the first original STAR TREK novel, predating "Spock Must Die" by James Blish. Simon & Schuster reprinted it a few years back, if anyone's interested. »
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 . . . »
Great minds think alike. See "Work is Hard" in the STAR TREK: SEVEN DEADLY SINS anthology.
(And, trust me, writing from the POV of the Pakleds was a challenge! I practically needed to give myself a lobotomy.) »
I've never read the original novel, but THE HOWLING is often cited as an example of a movie that's better than the book.
And it may not be a "great"movie, but LIFEFORCE is a lot more fun than the novel it's based on: "The Space Vampires" by Colin Wilson. »
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… »
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… »
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… »
I really enjoyed AFTER THE GOLDEN AGE. A fun take on superheroes and comic books.
(Full disclosure: I'm associated with Tor, too.) »
Heck, I bought a ticket to MEGAFORCE just to see the first trailer for RETURN OF THE JEDI and left before the movie started. (I have still never seen MEGAFORCE.) »
Nobody has mentioned Dejah Thoris yet? Or La of Opar?
And, yes, Frank Frazetta may have influenced my thinking here. :) »