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Richard Willis replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
"I think I mentioned this when Annie Live was going to be on TV, but what disappointed me about the musical is that Annie is a victim who has to be rescued. What I have read of the comic strip has her on adventures and solving mysteries. That is…"
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ClarkKent_DC replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
"Which version of Annie? The original 1982 movie of the Broadway show, featuring Carol Burnett? The 1999 TV movie? The 2014 modernized remake?  There was also Annie Live!, in NBC's series of live televised Broadway musicals, which we noted…"
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JD DeLuzio replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
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Jeff of Earth-J replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
"ANNIE: Another one we chose while flipping through the guide. When I was in high school we played a medley of Annie tunes; our bassoon player (also in in choir) sang. Although I've been familiar with the songs since high school, I didn't…"
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The World War Two Su[er-Hero I Would Tell If I Could Use Any Characters I wanted

If I could "recruit" whatever characters from whichever comics company I wished and tell any kind of story I wished, I’d like to tell a story of an alternate Justice Society and follow that from about six months before Pearl Harbor to just after the end of the Second World War, with an epilogue set maybe around 1965, with some of the surviving characters reuniting to discuss what happened to the others. Not all the characters would survive the war, and others would go through various permanent…See More
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"I was always astonished at how many Golden Age characters had comedy sidekicks foisted off on them, even characters like the Spectre!"
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Jeff of Earth-J replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
"ALIEN ZONE (a.k.a. "THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD") (1978): "A man in town for a convention gets lost while trying to return to his hotel room, after seeing a woman, and ends up being taken in by a mortician to wait out a storm. To pass…"
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Jeff of Earth-J replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
"SPACEBALLS: We were flipping through the guide the other day and Tracy said, "I've never seen that." So we recorded it and watched it together. WESTWORLD: We are both fans of the televisions series (which I believe takes place in the…"
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Richard Willis replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
"Jeff of Earth-J said: GOOD AGAINST EVIL (1977) Unbeknownst to her, many of the people in her circle (and all the cats in the city) are actually Satanists assigned to keep tabs on her. Another slander against cats. the priest and the demon have…"
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Philip Portelli replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
"THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU (1977): I thought how bad can this be? It stars Burt Lancaster and Michael York, but Lancaster is clearly doing this for the paycheck and York can only act one way, I'm beginning to think! Barbara Carrera is a…"
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Jeff of Earth-J replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
"GOOD AGAINST EVIL (1977): "A young couple is forced to confront the ultimate horror when Satan decides to claim the young woman as his own. the boyfriends consults with two priests in the hopes of getting guidance on his spiritual dilemma. The…"
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At 1:10pm on November 10, 2014, Richard Mantle said…

HI, I think I have unboxed you but...I am coming to the end of my `INVADERS` thread and would like to do a similar issue-by-issue critique of the Avengers - but not wanting to step on your "Baron 're-reads" early Avengers thread - I was thinking of beginning from #150 -?  Would that be okay with you?

Richard

At 5:53am on November 10, 2014, Richard Mantle said…
Hi Mr Baron sir,
I was wondering - I have just about 'caught-up' with my 'INVADERS' thread - going issue by issue through their history - and I'm scrambling looking for another series with which to critique in the same vein.
I am very aware of your 're-reads' and the recent 'Avengers' issues you've covered.
Unless you have any great desire to do so yourself or any objection at all -- I would like to take up the Avengers as a series from about #150 onwards...?

I reckon by then the earliest stuff - Kaps Kooky Quartet - Vision - Squadron supreme - KreeSkrull war - Avengers-Defenders war - even the Celestial madonna stuff is all over and the team and the title kind of entered a new phase that I'd love to pick up from.
If you DID intend on covering those issues etc I would of course quite happily go find some other series to wax lyrical about.
I do think the 'early Avengers' and this later phase could even run alongside quite easily as threads?

Anyway, how would you feel?
Please be candid.

Thanks
Richard
At 1:46am on September 27, 2011, Figserello said…

Pokemon Nintendo games in live action form!

 

(Warning - slightly disturbing content)

 

:-)

At 11:53pm on August 3, 2011, Figserello said…

Gah!  So much Tartan!

 

Anyway, this time-wasting web page mentions two of your favourite things, so I thought I'd share. 

 

http://www.27bslash6.com/matthewsparty.html

At 12:39pm on July 3, 2010, Cavaliere (moderator emeritus) said…
Happy birthday, Baron.
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Hey, we got your card today...Zee loved the Duck...she thought it was so pretty...she is keeping it on her bulletin board in her room.
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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"
"Retournes-y ou je t'arrache les amygdales!"

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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…

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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…

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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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"So far, I've read the Captain Marvel intro you quote. The length of the story caused me to put…"
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"Early post-Crisis Luthor was often depicted as such. Superman Vol. 2 #2, published almost two years…"
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