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3 03, 2015

Nerd Lunch Podcast 168: Drill Down – The Rocketeer

By | 2017-03-18T02:52:13+00:00 March 3rd, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Kay from Hyperspace Theories and Fangirlblog returns to the show and CT leads a discussion about The Rockeeteer. What made the story great? Was there chemistry between Cliff and Jenny? Should villains abandon pottery? And how many times in movies do they explain the demise of the "land" in "Hollywoodland"? Nerd To-Dos feature Doctor Who, [...]

8 10, 2013

Nerd Lunch Podcast 102: Get That Bruce Campbell Guy Some Work

By | 2017-03-18T02:52:34+00:00 October 8th, 2013|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

This week's episode kicks off our first ever theme month, Brucetober, in which we'll be dedicating all of our episodes to nerd icon Bruce Campbell. This time around we welcome Mike Downs from The Atomic Geeks podcast back to the 4th chair and pitch some post-Burn Notice projects for Bruce. Somehow we end up putting [...]

13 07, 2011

Doc Savage: Rebooted

By | 2017-03-17T00:52:51+00:00 July 13th, 2011|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Any nerd worth the name has at least a passing familiarity with Doc Savage --- proto-superhero (right down to the Fortress of Solitude and the first name "Clark"), pulp crusader of the 30s and 40s, and reprint paperback superstar of the 70s. I've previously suggested bronze giant Dwayne Johnson as the star of a big-budget [...]

17 07, 2010

Wolfe the Bounty Hunter

By | 2017-03-17T02:54:11+00:00 July 17th, 2010|Categories: Article|Tags: , |4 Comments

Younger members of the Nerd Lunch audience may not remember when the A&E in the TV network’s name actually stood for arts and entertainment. Before it was the home of Dog the Bounty Hunter or Kirstie Alley’s Big Fat Ass, A&E offered Murder She Wrote reruns mixed high brow faire like Jane Austen mini-series, the [...]

5 02, 2010

The Man Behind the Mountain

By | 2017-03-17T01:00:48+00:00 February 5th, 2010|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |0 Comments

On occasion, I like to find some cool artists on the web and bring them to your attention here. It occurred to me that there's one guy I've never done that for in over 300 posts here at the blog and that's Bill Wiist, the man who drew the picture of us that's been on [...]

17 10, 2009

It’s not a doll! It’s an ACTION FIGURE! (part 1)

By | 2017-03-16T01:33:50+00:00 October 17th, 2009|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , , , , , |4 Comments

In my years of collecting toys, I've tended to gravitate towards figures that are between 3 and 6 inches in height. (Maybe someday I'll do a history lesson on my favorite toylines through the years, but that's another post.) I guess, in my mind, once the figure reaches the 9 or 10 inch range, has [...]

1 10, 2009

Reimagining Doc Savage

By | 2017-03-17T01:01:31+00:00 October 1st, 2009|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

I've said some harsh things about SyFy's new Phantom reboot, but I have a couple of equally questionable pitches for my favorite pulp hero . . .Pitch #1: The Smallville pitchClark Savage, Jr., age 22, is the best there is at what he does . . . and he does it all. An extraordinarily gifted [...]

30 09, 2009

The Phantom? Not so much.

By | 2017-03-17T01:01:31+00:00 September 30th, 2009|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , |7 Comments

A while back PLee posted about a new Phantom TV series coming soon. Now there's a trailer for it. Ugh. This looks potentially worse than that awful Flash Gordon TV Series from a year or so ago.While I realize that neither Sky Captain nor The Spirit were commercially successful, there's no excuse to do these [...]

9 04, 2009

The Phantom: The Ghost Who Sucks

By | 2017-03-17T01:02:33+00:00 April 9th, 2009|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Here's concept art for the new SyFy pilot based on the Phantom. Now I grant you, it doesn't make a lot of sense to run around the jungle in a dark purple leotard with your underwear on the outside . . . but this here is not working for me. Maybe add a domino mask [...]

9 09, 2008

Doc and the Rock

By | 2017-03-17T01:03:21+00:00 September 9th, 2008|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

I loves me some Doc Savage, but I've never had the stomach to watch the 1970s movie with Ron Ely. But now Sam Raimi apparently has the rights, along with the Shadow and the Avenger and possibly several other pulp characters, and that Sam Raimi kinda has this superhero movie thing figured out.Now I have [...]