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Chuck Berry, RIP

Started this discussion. Last reply by doc photo on Wednesday. 10 Replies

Bernie Wrightson, RIP

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ronald Morgan on Tuesday. 11 Replies


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The Baron replied to The Baron's discussion Doctor Who Reactions: "Shada" (SPOILERS)
"Listened to the McGann audio adaptation of this recently.   I'd forgotten that the role of Skagra was played by the late Andrew Sachs. I only recently learned that Sachs  put his name in to play the Seventh Doctor.. That would have…"
17 hours ago
The Baron replied to The Baron's discussion List of Manga That I Own
"Today's Purchases: Dissolving Classroom, by Junji Ito School-Live!, vol. 6 Today's Cerberus, vol. 3"
21 hours ago
Ronald Morgan replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
"A giant ape also briefly appears in the Abbott and Costello film Africa Screams."
Ronald Morgan replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
"I'd say the same about Godzilla vs. Destroyer, the film that killed Godzilla off in Japan for the American film they since made fun of. Not entertaining unless you've always wanted to watch Godzilla die in one of his movies. (In which…"
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
"I don't always link to my movie reviews here, but since I liked this one so much I want to draw your attention to the darkly comic slasher film Prevenge, now screening in NYC and LA and available streaming on Shudder. If it sounds like…"
Jeff of Earth-J replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
"KING KONG LIVES!: I don’t remember when this movie was shown in theatres; I completely missed it. I bought it on full-screen VHS in the nineties. Sometime after we were married, Tracy and I worked our way through the “King Kong”…"
The Baron replied to Captain Comics's discussion Captain Comics comments for March 22, 2017
"Skipper, re: Anno Dracula, do you perhaps means "Victorian", and not "Elizabethan"?"
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The Baron replied to Philip Portelli's discussion GOJIRA on TCM Thursday!
"I've read that they showed the American version in Japan at some point. I gather it got good laughs because there's sometimes a difference between what the Japanese say, and what Raymnd Burr's character is told they say."
Jeff of Earth-J replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
"KING KONG (1967): I was 12 years old when this movie came out. (The perfect age.) I was already familiar with the original, and I went to see this remake with my brother & sister-in-law, and my sister and brother-in-law at the theatre. (The…"
The Baron replied to The Baron's discussion Today's Purchases
"The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #5 Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor Year Two #15 Doom Patrol #5 Future Quest #11 Mother Panic #5 Spider-Gwen #18 The Ultimates2 #5"
doc photo replied to The Baron's discussion Chuck Berry, RIP
""No Money Down" is one of my favorite Berry songs. There is a great video on You Tube of him performing the song in concert - the video begins with a filmed intro of Chuck in a garage full of Cadillacs. Humble Pie did a terrific version of…"
Jeff of Earth-J replied to The Baron's discussion Chuck Berry, RIP
"Saying The Great Twenty-Eight is “the one to have” (as I did yesterday) in comparison to the Chess Box is a bit like saying the Bealtes’ 1 is the one to have in comparison to the Red (1962-1966) and Blue (1967-1970) collections.…"
Travis Herrick (Modular Mod) replied to The Baron's discussion Chuck Berry, RIP
"This was actually one of the first (I would say in the 10 to 20 range) CDs I bought back in the day. I loved it. I think he has been grossly underrated over the past few decades. "
Ronald Morgan replied to The Baron's discussion Bernie Wrightson, RIP
"He did four great horror covers for Marvel in 1970, Tower of Shadows#8-9 and Chamber of Darkness#7-8, but sadly between them we only got one story, the rightfully much reprinted "Gargoyle Every Night" in COD#7. The monster standing…"
Richard Willis replied to The Baron's discussion Chuck Berry, RIP
"Chuck Berry Sales Increase 10,000 Percent"

Comment Wall (16 comments)

At 12:21pm on May 27, 2009, Rich Lane said…
About damn time you got here....
At 12:04am on May 28, 2009, Don Collett said…
What he said!
At 2:45am on July 3, 2009, Cavaliere (moderator emeritus) said…
Photobucket Happy birthday oh Baron, my Baron!
At 3:31pm on July 25, 2009, Cavaliere (moderator emeritus) said…
Hi, back your Baron-ness!
At 9:24am on August 5, 2009, Don Collett said…
Dude, I'm flattered anyone would want to use my work. Go right ahead!
At 4:55pm on August 28, 2009, Doctor Hmmm? said…
Well, that'll wake ya up in the mornin'!
At 8:39am on August 29, 2009, Jason Marconnet (Pint sized mod) said…
I don't mind. I usually tell people it's proncounced marconnay. When explaining it to people I tell them it's mark an A, like when you tell your teacher to "Mark an A on your test"
At 5:10pm on September 17, 2009, Dagwan said…
Hurrah for the Baron!
At 3:40pm on November 24, 2009, Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) gave The Baron a gift
Since you asked about gifts, here's one. Hope you like pumpkin!
At 5:30pm on November 24, 2009, Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) said…
Cider's good. Can I pretend it's hard cider? That's even better.

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The Baron's News Posts

I Like Ham 12: Doctor Who Book Reviews

Posted on September 5, 2011 at 5:00pm 4 Comments

I've recently read two books related to Doctor Who that I think those of you who are fans of the show might enjoy.  The first book is The Science of Doctor Who, by Paul Parsons.



Parsons is a scientist and a journalist, and his book is pretty much what you would expect from the title - it…


I Like Ham 11: What Should a Blog Post Be?

Posted on June 10, 2011 at 3:18pm 18 Comments

As some of you may remember, I used to post blog entries here, shortly after we fist moved to the Ning site. Some of you may have noticed that after awhile, I stopped.  Since no one asked me why I stopped, I assumed that this was not a matter of general interest, and so never offered any explanation for the stoppage.  However, it's something that has been on my mind on-and-off ever since, and so I'm posting today - not, I hasten to add, in hopes of provoking a clamor for me to start…


I Like Ham 9: Smashing Fun!

Posted on October 23, 2009 at 2:33pm 3 Comments

Well, Steve, I suspect you may have wondered if I'd given up on the whole "blogging" thing. Not so, it was more a

combination of having a good chunk of my time watching and commenting upon The Time Tunnel, combined with my recent

purchase of a Wii. Years ago, the game that prompted me to buy an N64 was Super Smash Brothers. Some time after

that, the game that prompted me to buy a GameCube was Super Smash Brothers Melée. So, I imagine that it will come… Continue

I Like Ham 8: Masterpiece Comics

Posted on September 14, 2009 at 7:00am 7 Comments

Well, Steve, I went into the City again this weekend, picked up a book that you might find interesting. The book is called Masterpiece Comics, by R. Sikoryak. This features various classics of literature re-told in the formats of various comic strips and comic books. The cover really caught my eye, it's in the style of an old-school super-hero comic, with Dante Alighieri, Emily Brontë, William Shakespeare, Voltaire and Oscar Wilde racing towards the reader as thought they were a… Continue

I Like Ham 7: Hail to the King...of the Monsters!

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 11:43am 4 Comments

Another one of my "favorite fictions" was Godzilla. I first saw Godzilla in Ghidrah the Three-Headed Monster, sometime in the late 1960's or early 1970's. I would've been somewhere between five and seven years old. This would have been one of my first intimations that there was a place called "Japan". (I had watched shows like Kimba, Speed Racer and Ultraman without realizing that they were Japanese in origin.) My knowledge of Japan in those days was limited to a dim… Continue


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