"Star Trek: The Motion(less) Picture (1979)
I doubt I've watched this all the way thru (or, really, any significant piece of it) in 25 years or more. In fact, I've avoided it because I was so disappointed in it when it first came…"
"... you don't come across too many fairy stories where the boy hero ends up becoming a fairy princess, at least not back when Baum was writing.
OK, that made me laugh out loud.
Having Action Lad gave me an excuse to hunt down all the Baum Oz…"
"If you think about it, back when Alan debuted 6'-0" tall was pretty darned tall. I think average height for men around that piont was around 5'-5"-5'-7". If he were 200 pounds, he'd probably really stand out…"
"I never really read any Holmes stories until about 10 years back. I zipped through the 1st volume of a 2-volume set, and decided to put it aside to save some "for later." I got around to it again a couple of years ago, and…"
" ... lumping them in with other bad '50s movies about ants and spiders that got real big thanks to radiation.
Lumping the James Whitmore/James Arness classic Them! -- unquestionably the finest Big Bug movie ever made -- together with the…"
A story written by Action Lad was adapted into a short (5-6 minute) play*** by the Story Pirates and performed yesterday as part of an SP show at Theater in the Woods at Wolf Trap. As one of only 2 new authors…"
"Every time I see the opening to Quick Pitch on the MLB Network, I mean to post about it here. I realize we are no longer in an age where something comic book related in non-comics media is a novelty, but this one is particularly well done. And…"
"For a variety of reasons, not all of them holiday-related, most people were out of the office today. Mid-afternoon, my buddy the HR Director emailed me to ask how things were going.
I replied (copying most of the folks who were in) that things…"
" I Don't Know Who He Is Man
The superhero equivalent of "That guy, You know, the one with the thing ..."
Who'd' a thunk I'd end up enjoying a book with Spider-Ham in it?
Me. I thought you were a fan of…"
"Since last Sunday, Action Lad and I have watched:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Parts I & II
If you don't mind Pixar shamelessly tugging at your heartstrings -- I don't -- Inside Out is the…"
Thanks fot the welcome! Man, you ARE old! I don't even want to think about how long I've been writing my column. I figured I had a half-dozen topics tops, but they just keep coming. I'm glad you enjoy it.
I appreciate you taking the time to tell me that. In fact, I'm right in the middle of preparing the next Deck Log entry when I took a moment to check my new e-mail.
I imagine all of us leave a bigger wake than what we realise. But it's nice to, every once in a while, have somebody tell us so. I'm glad you enjoy the column. Many moons ago, when Rich Lane approached me with the idea, my first concern (after wondering if there was enough material to keep a Silver-Age column going for long) was if anybody would have any interest in reading it.
The hit-counters tell me that somebody's out there reading it, but it's an especial treat to get a note like yours. I completely understand the business about not saying anything unless you have something to say. In reflexion, I'm the same way. Not only on threads here, but I frequent other sites regularly, and have yet to post a comment---because there's nothing I can add to the commentary.