"Inspired by the Get Back doc, I am reading Mark Lewisohn's The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions. And when he says complete, he means complete. I am loving all the minutiae but I would only recommend the book to hard core fans."
"I remember watching occasional reruns of Dobie Gillis. If I remember correctly, the show employed a framing device where Dobie would directly address the viewer at the beginning of each episode.
DC published a tie-in comic book based on the show."
"I can understand why The Menagerie would have been difficult to adapt. In prose form the reader has time to think about what is happening and why, whereas on a TV show the action is happening quickly enough that the viewer doesn't notice the…"
"Ellison practically made a second career out of complaining about the handling of his story. It is a good story too. As someone, perhaps Roddenberry, observed "Harlan wrote a very good science fiction story it just wasn't a Star Trek…"
"Since the Blish stories were adapted from early versions of the script it was always interesting to note the differences between what was first scripted and what finally made it on film. I seem to recall Harlan Ellison praising the Blish adaption of…"
"I remember well reading your article on the first X Men movie when it appeared in syndication in our Detroit newspaper. The article ended with info on your website which I visited soon after and have been part of all the subsequent variations. My…"
"The Ipcress Files by Len Deighton. I saw the movie recently and found a copy of the source novel through my local library. If not for the title, I don't think I would have known that the movie was based on the book so great are the differences…"
"I had the Log books but can't find them on my shelf. A few years ago I donated a bunch of paperbacks to a library fund raiser - the Logs may have been included. Still, I am interested in following along."
"The Seven Per Cent Solution by Nicholas Meyer - the same Nicholas Meyer who co-wrote the "good" Star Trek movies. The conceit of the book is that it is based on a newly discovered journal by Dr Watson. The long lost journal reveals the…"
"Let It Be - 2 CD deluxe edition (2021) and Let It Be...Naked. Naked sounds great and offers the best versions of this set of songs while the original album material with the false starts, conversations and throwaways like Dig It and Maggie Mae…"
"Mike always seemed too serious minded to be involved with the Monkees. He never appeared totally comfortable in the role. It is unfortunate that the music he produced with The First National Band was dismissed out of hand by the elite hipsters of…"