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As some of you noted, the site was down for a while for reasons too boring and too frustrating to explain.  We lost a couple posts in the process, so I’ll be trying to restore those in the next few days.  Stand by. DT

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Been putting off writing this post since I knew it’d be painful, but… I can divide my time on Earth into two categories – days spent with Harlan Ellison and days spent without.  The former are certainly more stimulating, the latter surely more sane. Fifteen impressionable years old was I when Harlan first made landfall […]

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Well, records were made to be broken… Robby, the mechanical caliban from the 1956 classic FORBIDDEN PLANET, just sold for the holy-shitballs price $5,375,000.  That’s a record for any movie prop, topping other revered memorabilia like the Maltese Falcon statuette and the original 1966 Batmobile. The auction house called Robby “One of the most iconic sci-fi […]

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I’m Thinking, I’m Thinking…

Yes, that’s me in Auvers, France (the place where Van Gogh worked and died), communing with poppies and wheat, trying to figure which of the several intriguing projects that have come my way since RIDDICK should be filmed next.  While I ponder, thought I’d take the time to update my web/blog page.  Thanks to Joe […]

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Experiencing E3

  The good folks at Activision invited me over to E3 yesterday to check out their latest and greatest.  Saw the trailer for DESTINY, publicly available, but then on the DL they showed me some gameplay footage for the upcoming CALL OF DUTY, ADVANCED WARFARE.  While DESTINY impressed, the CODAW footage rocked hard.  Count me […]

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Harlan the Great

Called up Harlan Ellison today for two reasons:  1)  I missed his cranky old voice and, 2) To make sure he was still alive.  We hadn’t spoken in a few years and, frankly, I was starting to worry. For those of you who don’t know, Ellison is our greatest living writer of science fiction.  Okay, […]

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Yes, it’s been awhile since I updated here, and yes, I’ve been slow about returning emails. But there’s a reason for that: The last six months saw the death of my mother, this after my father passed about three years ago. And I found out it’s just different when the second parent dies – it’s […]

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New Strike Video

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