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"Lost In Space: The Complete John Williams Collection" On Vinyl

  • CinemaRetro
By Darren Allison

Before inheriting the title "Master of Disaster", a perfectly justified honour for his reputation of creating some of the greatest disaster movies of the 1970s, Irwin Allen was also the man responsible for some of the classic TV shows to emerge in the 1960’s. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Time Tunnel, and Land of the Giants have all survived the test of time and become immortalised among the best in terms of cultural importance. However, above all others, Lost in Space (1965-1968) is arguably the series that endured. Very loosely inspired by Johan David Wyss's classic 1812 adventure novel “Swiss Family Robinson”, the premise for the show was fairly uncomplicated and followed the adventures of the Robinson family, a crew of space colonists who encounter a number of strange and otherworldly situations after their ship is sabotaged and thrown off its original course. A great
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The Classic Influences of Star Wars

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Although Star Wars today has become much more than just a movie, there was a time when it was nothing more than a risky business proposition. This is a look at how classic film and cultural changes helped that original film blossom into the most popular and profitable film-based franchise in history.

Let me take you back to a time before midichlorians and Gungans. Before lightsabers and tie fighters. This is a time when Death Star could have referred to a Shuriken, and Skywalker was the nickname for future NBA Hall of famer David Thompson. It was 1973 and George Lucas began writing the script for what would become Star Wars, later Episode IV: A New Hope. At this time, Lucas had completed filming his second feature film, American Graffiti, which would become a hit. His first feature film was 1971’s Thx-1138, a dystopian sci-fi, and a flop in theaters. However,
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The Robot from ‘Forbidden Planet’ Sets Record for Movie Prop Auction

Recently, a prop from the movie called Forbidden Planet broke a record for auctions. To be exact, Robby the Robot sold for a massive $5.375 million, which was a significant step-up from the previous record-holder, which was the Batmobile from the 1966 Batman that had sold for $4.6 million in 2013. This is rather remarkable considering that Robby the Robot cost around $100,000 to build, though it should be noted that it came with its Jeep, its control panel, and even the original packing crates from MGM that were used to store them, which added to its overall value as

The Robot from ‘Forbidden Planet’ Sets Record for Movie Prop Auction
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Attack of the Puppet People

All hail Bert I. Gordon, who singlehandedly carved out his own niche in ‘fifties monster folklore, and even won a battle or two against those sharpies at A.I.P.. His puppet people were originally just ‘Fantastic,’ but they had to be made into a menace with the “A” word usually reserved for icky poo Giant Leeches, Crab Monsters and 50-Foot Women.

Attack of the Puppet People


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1958 / B&W / 1:85 widescreen / 79 min. / The Fantastic Puppet People, Six Inches Tall, I Was a Teenage Doll, War of the Puppet People / Street Date November 14, 2017 / 27.99

Starring: John Agar, John Hoyt, June Kenney, Susan Gordon, Michael Mark, Kack Kosslyn, Marlene Willis, Ken Miller, Laurie Mitchell, Scott Peters, June Jocelyn, Hank Patterson.

Cinematography: Ernest Laszlo

Special Effects: Bert I. Gordon, Flora M. Gordon

Original Music: Albert Glasser

Written by George Worthing Yates

Story, Produced & Directed by Bert I. Gordon

It’s easy
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Nerd Buy: Numbskull’s new Xmas Jumper range

Numskull has just revealed its brand new Christmas Jumper range, with something for everyone as its new designs include Princess Leia, Crash Bandicoot, Batman and much more! Each individual knitted design is created and made in-house, making these British from concept to delivery!

Here at Numskull Designs we’re taking our geek level that one step further by announcing our newest range of exclusively licenced Christmas jumpers. Those of you familiar with our already comprehensive and hugely popular range will be excited to hear we are adding even more designs including much loved characters such as Crash Bandicoot, Batman, Princess Leia and Guardians of the Galaxy (amongst many others).

Check out the full range on the official website; or your any of the following stockists: Game UK, Amazon, Forbidden Planet, Merchoid, GameStop, Playstation Gear. Check out a selection of designs below and let us know your favourite in the comments!
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Get your festive geek on with Numskull’s official 2017 Christmas Jumper range

The folks are Numskull Designs are spreading some geeky festive cheer with their new range of official 2017 Christmas jumpers, which includes new designs from Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the world of TV and video games. Check out a selection of our favourites in the gallery here and click on any of the jumpers to see a hi-res version…

You can check out the full range of Christmas jumpers over on the official site, or find them in your local stockist including Game, Forbidden Planet, Gamestop, Amazon and Merchoid.
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The Beauty Of Horror II: Another Goregeous Coloring Book Release Details & Author Signing Dates

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Who knew coloring could so spooky?! From horror writer and illustrator Alan Robert comes The Beauty of Horror II: Ghouliana's Creepatorium, a new coloring book from Idw Publishing. As the title suggests, this coloring book is the continuation of Ghouliana's attempts to get colorers to unleash her fiendish spell, and we have release details and information on when and where you can meet Robert at autograph signings.

Press Release: New York, NY (September 19, 2017) - Life of Agony's Alan Robert has established himself as a prolific horror illustrator & writer over the last several years. Since 2010, Robert has created several award-winning titles through Idw Publishing (Crawl to Me, Killogy, Wire Hangers, The Shunned One). However, nothing would prepare him for the wild success of his 2016 breakout hit The Beauty of Horror: A GOREgeous Coloring Book. Nerdist hailed it as being "The World's Creepiest Adult Coloring Book" and it was Idw's #2 top-selling book last year.
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Visual Effects Society: The Top 70 VFX Films of All Time Include ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Blade Runner,’ and ‘Citizen Kane’

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Visual Effects Society: The Top 70 VFX Films of All Time Include ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Blade Runner,’ and ‘Citizen Kane’
In honor of its 20th anniversary, the Visual Effects Society polled its membership to list the 70 most influential VFX films of all time. James Cameron led the pack with six entries (“The Abyss,” “Aliens,” “Avatar,” “Terminator,” “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” and “Titanic”); Steven Spielberg followed close behind with five (“Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “E.T. the Extraterrestrial,” “Jaws,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and “Jurassic Park”); and Peter Jackson had four Oscar winners (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “King Kong”).

“The Ves 70 represents films that have had a significant, lasting impact on the practice and appreciation of visual effects as an integral element of cinematic expression and storytelling,” said Ves board chair Mike Chambers. “We see this as an important opportunity for our members, leading visual effects practitioners worldwide, to pay homage to our heritage and help shape the future of the global visual effects community. In
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Graphic Nature: Kimberley “The Holla” Holladay on Creating the Forbidden Planet Vinyl Score Artwork for Death Waltz & Mondo

From the production stable of Roger Corman, 1982’s Forbidden World (aka Mutant) delivered an Alien-inspired tale oozing with both gooey gore and sci-fi scares. Low on budget but big on schlock, the film gained cult status due to its camp violence, gratuitous nudity, and the syrupy synthesized soundtrack courtesy of Susan Justin. Turing the original masters into delicious 180 grams of vinyl, Death Waltz commissioned London’s Kimberley (aka "The Holla") Holladay for the cover art, bringing in an artist whose swift penmanship was ideal for capturing the macabre marrow of the film.

Unlike the majority of artwork commissions contracted by the label, it was Holladay who extended her hand to tango with Death Waltz. “I got involved in the project for Death Waltz Records after approaching Spencer [Hickman, the manager for both Mondo Records & Death Waltz Recording Co.] in regards to doing some artwork for the label," Holladay reflects. "I had been collecting the titles and really liked what he did.
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Wamg Giveaway – Win Two Tickets to Shotspeare! at Playhouse @ Westport

Shotspeare combines the greatest playwright in history with endless amounts of drunken amusement, creating a must-see comedic twist on classic literature. After years of successful performances in New York City and festivals around the world, Emery Entertainment, Inc. brings this laugh-out-loud show to the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza for a triumphant return engagement October 5-7 for five side-splitting performances. Tickets may be purchased through MetroTix at or by calling 314/534-1111. Additionally, tickets will be available at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza box office one hour prior to show time. All seats are $55.

We Are Movie Geeks has a pair of passes to give away for the opening night performance of Shotspeare! That’s Thursday, October 5th at 8pm. Leave a message below letting us know what your favorite film based on a Shakespeare play is (mine is Forbidden Planet). It’s so easy!

Official Rules:

1. You Must Be In The St.
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Film/TV News: Richard Anderson, Oscar Goldman in ‘The Six Million Dollar Man,’ Dies at 91

Los Angeles – We can’t rebuild him, but we can honor him. Richard Anderson, best known for portraying Oscar Goldman, the aide de camp of Steve Austin (Lee Majors) in “The Six Million Man,” died on August 31st, 2017 at age 91. The versatile character actor was one of the few remaining performers that came up through the old studio system, in this case the dream factory known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Richard Anderson in Chicago, 2010

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Richard Anderson was born in New Jersey, and was an Army veteran of World War II. He started out in the mailroom at MGM shortly after the end of the war, and became a contract player for the studio after Cary Grant took an interest in his career. His major film debut was “The Magnificent Yankee” (1950), followed by “Scaramouche” (1952) and “Forbidden Planet” (1956). He made 24 films for MGM. His
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Remembering Glen Campbell, Jerry Lewis, Tobe Hooper and More Reel-Important People We Lost in August

Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Richard Anderson (1926-2017) - Actor. In addition to starring on TV's The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman, he co-starred in Stanley Kubrick's Paths of GloryForbidden Planet, Tora! Tora! Tora!, SecondsSeven Days in May and The Long, Hot Summer. He died on August 31. (THR) Joseph Bologna (1934-2017) - Actor, Writer. He received an Oscar nomination for co-writing the adaptation of Lovers and Other Strangers and also...

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Richard Anderson, ‘Six Million Dollar Man’ and ‘Bionic Woman’ Actor, Dies at 91

Richard Anderson, ‘Six Million Dollar Man’ and ‘Bionic Woman’ Actor, Dies at 91
Richard Anderson, who simultaneously played Oscar Goldman, leader of secret government agent the Osi, on both “The Six Million Dollar Man” and “The Bionic Woman” after a long career as a supporting actor in film and TV, died on Thursday in his Beverly Hills home. He was 91.

Anderson famously intoned the words heard in voiceover in the opening credits of “The Six Million Dollar Man”: “Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world’s first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better … stronger … faster.”

Anderson was one of a handful of actors who’ve played the same character simultaneously on more than one series on an ongoing basis; some actors in the “Law & Order” franchise made occasional or special appearances on another “Law & Order” series, but were not seen regularly on more than one series.

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Richard Anderson, ‘Six Million Dollar Man’ Actor, Dies at 91

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Richard Anderson, ‘Six Million Dollar Man’ Actor, Dies at 91
Richard Anderson, an actor known for “The Six Million Dollar Man” and “The Bionic Woman,” died Thursday at age 91. His publicist confirmed the news. Anderson launched his Hollywood career with roles in such films as “Forbidden Planet” (1956) and Stanley Kubrick’s “Paths of Glory” (1957). He landed recurring roles on “Perry Mason” and “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” before debuting on “The Six Million Dollar Man” in 1974 as Oscar Goldman, the boss of Steve Austin (Lee Majors). Also Read: David Letterman Mourns Death of Friend Jay Thomas: 'Nobody Could Throw a Football Like Jay' This would become Anderson’s signature role,
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How sci-fi went mainstream

Ryan Lambie Jul 7, 2017

To tie in with the Into The Unknown exhibition, on now at London's Barbican, we look at how sci-fi has become a major cultural force...

It's not always easy being geeky. The celebrated genre writer Ray Bradbury knew this all too well; as a kid growing up in the 1920s and 30s, he was intoxicated by all things otherworldly and imaginative: classic horror movies, pulp sci-fi stories about Mars, comic strips detailing the exploits of Buck Rogers. Eventually, Bradbury's peers teased him mercilessly, until, in a bid to fit in, he ripped his Buck Rogers comics to shreds. But far from helping the young Bradbury draw a line under his obsessions, the destruction of his beloved comics left him feeling unhappy and soulless.

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Horror Highlights: Diamond Select Toys, The Wolves Of El Diablo, The Blessed Ones, Altar, Whispers

Ghostbusters action figures highlight a new round of collectibles from Diamond Select toys, and in today's Horror Highlights, we also have release details for Eric Red's new werewolf book, trailers for The Blessed Ones and Altar, and new images from Whispers.

New Diamond Select Toys Collectibles: From Diamond Select Toys: "Another New Toy day has arrived, and a new shipment of Diamond Select Toys items have arrived at your local comic shop! Multiple sets of Minimates mini-figures, from Watchmen, Predator and Forbidden Planet, as well as a popular Back to the Future Time Machine vehicle, are in comic shops now, as well as the fifth assortment of Ghostbusters Movie action figures! Reserve your favorites at your local comic shop, or order through your favorite online retailer!

Back to the Future 2 Hover Time Machine Electronic Vehicle

It’s time to go back… back to the future! Dst has upgraded their
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How a low budget film led to James Cameron's Aliens

Ryan Lambie Jul 14, 2017

A cult gem in its own right, 1981's Galaxy Of Terror also gave James Cameron his start in big-screen filmmaking...

In most respects, it's pure Roger Corman: low-budget, swiftly made, and loaded with gratuitous gore and bare flesh. But take a closer look at Galaxy Of Terror, the amiably tawdry sci-fi horror flick released by Corman's New World in 1981, and you'll see the creative fingerprints of one James Cameron.

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Directed by Bruce D Clark - who also co-wrote - Galaxy Of Terror slams together the plots of Ridley Scott's Alien and the 50s classic, Forbidden Planet. A group of explorers land on the planet Morganthus, where they discover a huge ancient pyramid; one by one, the visitors are terrorised and killed by monsters from their subconscious. One luckless character is torn apart by claws and tentacles
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Titan Comics & Bethesda Softworks Locked & Loaded for Quake Champions Comic Book Series

Titan Comics and Bethesda Softworks have teamed up to create a Quake Champions comic book series based on the upcoming installment to the wildly popular video game franchise, and we have release details and a look at the cover art for the first issue of the series.

Press Release: Titan Comics and Bethesda Softworks are thrilled to announce that Quake® Champions™ comics are coming to stores and digital devices this August; based on the hugely popular video game series!

The Quake franchise broke new ground for multiplayer competition in its initial release 20 years ago. Quake’s fast, frenetic and skill-based multiplayer arena combat charted a new frontier for graphics and gameplay. 2017 marks the hotly anticipated release of the Quake Champions video game, and in August – this same grisly action comes to comics!

Titan Comics’ new Quake Champions comic book series will delve into the bloody backgrounds of the Champions of Quake – Ranger,
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Dread Central to host Free Retro Screening of Frankenstein: The True Story in NYC with Guests!

Dread Central and Forbidden Planet will be hosting a free retro screening and discussion of the classic 1973 miniseries Frankenstein: The True Story on Tuesday, June 27 at the Quad Cinema (34 West 13th Street, off 6th Avenue; 212-255-2243). A… Continue Reading →

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Great Job, Internet!: Sci-fi’s troubling trope of serving up hot adult women with the minds of children

There’s perhaps been a tickle in the back of your mind while watching sci-fi, a tiny, distant voice asking, “Hey, why are these aliens and sentient science experiments, like, immediately hooking up with the first guy they see?” YouTuber Jonathan McIntosh also asked himself that question, and on his Pop Culture Detective YouTube channel, he’s compiled his thoughts in a thoughtful, provocative video essay entitled “Born Sexy Yesterday.”

According to McIntosh, the Born Sexy Yesterday phenomenon depicts the running trope in sci-fi and adjacent films that pairs lonely, forlorn dudes with female characters that carry the “mind of a child” in a “mature female body.” Using numerous examples from movies like Tron: Legacy, The Fifth Element, Splash, Enchanted, Forbidden Planet (and pretty much any other sci-fi film from the ’50s), the video outlines how these characters cater to a male fantasy of innocence and sexual purity, the kind
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