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“Dr Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine” (1965).

“Dr Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine” (1965).

The uniforms for the 50s space series “Space P…

The uniforms for the 50s space series “Space Patrol” were a bit different at the beginning of the show (top image) than they were at the end (bottom image). 

Once, someone asked me which of the 50s low budget space shows were any good, and I’ve told them the only one that’s really worth a rewatch at all is “Tom Corbett, Space Cadet.” It had a human element and people with real personalities, set around the camaraderie of young men who had a lot to learn. And Tom Corbett actually featured realistic science. One episode mentioned that you had to spend energy to decelerate in space, which, honestly…is better than most scifi shows today!

I’m glad they remembered that Sauron liked to …

I’m glad they remembered that Sauron liked to address himself as “evil incarnate” when they brought him back for the “All-New, All-Different” X-Men. 

Candace Bergen in “The Day the Fish Came Out”

Candace Bergen in “The Day the Fish Came Out”

One of the more aggressively pointless periphe…

One of the more aggressively pointless peripherals in the era of Web 1.0: the CueCat, released in 2000. It scanned barcodes (not just any barcodes, but ones made to work with it) that can be used to open websites to get deals and discounts. It was uniquely vulnerable to hacking.

Radio Shack invested 30 million in this, and Coca-Cola invested 10 million. 

Scott Adams wrote a text game about Buckaroo B…

Scott Adams wrote a text game about Buckaroo Banzai in 1985, based on the first film. 

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In my view, easily the best of the King Kong p…

In my view, easily the best of the King Kong posters, and the most rarely seen.

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