BEHOLD: Kevin M. Wilson’s new Gremlins poster, “The Old Curiosity Shop”. It’s a masterpiece. It is also jam-packed with easter eggs.
Lord this makes me feel old. I took a little dip into Lew Stringer’s Blimey blog this morning and his top item is a flashback to where Marvel UK began, 45 years ago this weekend. Previously Marvel had licensed material to UK publishers such as L. Miller, Odhams/Fleetway and Alan Class.
Word has it that last week’s landmark Prog 2000 of 2000A.D. has sold out and a reprint is in the works. And today’s Guardian lauds publisher Rebellion for rebuilding the home of Judge Dredd into one of the UK’s best selling comics.
Welcome back to the Friday Open Thread, where today nostalgia is king.
This is kind of stupid as trivia goes, but also fun if you ever stumble across a job lot of The Titans at a jumble sale. Back in 1975, Marvel added the eighth publication to their range of British weeklies. (There were at the time only seven titles in the line because Savage Sword of Conan failed to find an audience…
I know we have sophisticated sexy aphrodisiacs like Häagen-Dazs these days, and there is nothing more erotic than the Girl of Steel licking a vanilla scoop or two, but weren’t ice creams and lollies more fun in the bad old days? You can’t beat a good old fashioned Lemonade Sparkle. Can you?
Like many of you, I was completely psyched to see Mystery Science Theater 3000 return through their record breaking Kickstarter...
Image: Cover of Arthur Byron Cover's Autumn Angels (1976) by Ron Cobb.
The coin-operated kiddie ride. Once the delight of children, now they are increasingly relegated to nostalgic memory. As they should be. Everyone remembers the sheer pleasure you got as a wee child, when your parents handed you a quarter, and you were able to climb aboard and set off in a grand adventure.…
So I was in B&N tonight, and I almost picked up that new Anne Rice novel, Prince Lestat. I was bored and had a coupon and figured it might be a fun read over a cold, gloomy, goth-y weekend. I was never what you'd call a devotee of her work, but I enjoyed the core Vampire books as a teenager, as well as The Witching…
I ruffled a few feathers earlier this week with a post on how Doctor Who needs to stop mining its past so much - and there were a lot of great counter arguments. One repeated point of defense was that we all love the warmth of nostalgia, and it interested me. Can our Nostalgia be too much of a good thing sometimes?
My mom dug this up when cleaning out a closet...
So I remember a game I used to play in the 90s. But I can't remember what it's called.
Infocom's classic The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy turns 30 this year, and to celebrate, the BBC will publish an updated online version of the game on March 8, the 36th anniversary of the series' first radio broadcast.
Fair warning: it's possible that I just like it because it's friggin' Jurassic Park. There's a high nostalgia-factor associated with that movie. But I think the performer did a good job here.
Do you remember King's Quest VI?
Dan Akroyd and Tom Hanks teach us about the Justice System in this amazing Dragnet music video.
HOW COULD I FORGET THIS SHOW!? *tears flowing from nostalgia*
I just had what may prove to be the single most brilliant idea that I will ever have: HBO should do a series (biopic-style) about the Seattle grunge scene in the late 80s-early 90s. In the storytelling style of Game of Thrones, where the ensemble is massive and we check in on tens of stories each week, following the…
I think I've relived half my childhood this month. I've watched a lot of my old favorite shows and movies, replayed the game that got me into JRPGs in the first place, and even got back into a few old hobbies.