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Later Nightmare Victims

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

I think we can all agree that the later a horror franchise gets into its run, the lower the quality of the film. Or maybe that’s not just restricted to horror films. In any case, it’s a pretty reliable doctrine to live by… if you live by such doctrines. Sometimes when there is a reunion of actors and actresses from one of these films, it doesn’t seem like a big deal, but in many cases it’s actually a great deal, because you’re getting to meet performers who have done other interesting things, but rarely have reason to attend celebrity shows. And we all know how much I love obscure actors… Read the rest of this entry »

More Final Friday Girls

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

It’s been nearly five years since my last posting about my encounters with some of the so-called ‘Final Girls‘ of the Friday the 13th franchise. At the time I reported on meeting three of them, but since there were a total of twelve films (with a thirteenth project just recently scuttled), obviously there was room to grow in this area of mad killer Jason’s final combatants. Although I’m still not quite half way through this quest (with admittedly the later films being less than exciting), here are two more scream queens I’ve added to this grouping.  Read the rest of this entry »

The Demand of Ian Somerhalder

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Supply and demand is a funny thing. Actually it’s more of the demand part that can make things interesting. In the celebrity collecting (by the way, I really have no idea what to call my hobby anymore) department, sometimes I am driven by demand rather than supply, or worse yet, my own interest. I may have only a passing interest in getting a photo with or autograph of a certain celebrity, but when I hear that someone else is dying to meet them or otherwise thinks they are the cat’s meow, somehow my interest is piqued even further.  Read the rest of this entry »

Great Scott!

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

How bad did I want to meet Michael J. Fox? He sort of defines my teenage years what with Family Ties being one of the biggest shows on TV and Back to the Future being one of the biggest movies of the 1980’s – and maybe even the best. High School U.S.A. is simply the most enjoyable TV movie ever made, and it’s a go-to movie that I’ve probably watched 100 times or more. Midnight Madness is one of the best crummy movies in my collection, the guiltiest of sweet pleasures. He has Disney ties by voicing Milo in Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Spin City is a stellar sitcom, and he appears as himself in a very funny episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm for yet another connection. I’m sure I could go on if I had to, but admit it…you love Michael J. Fox too.  Read the rest of this entry »

Live Long Enough and Eventually Prosper

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Over the years I have kept the readers of this website apprised of my ongoing quest to assemble autographs/photos with the main cast of the original Star Trek series. Not too terribly much be said about that as I’ve said it all before. The last update was back in 2012 when I was able to get a photo op with William Shatner, as can be seen here. You’ll note if you look at it, I ended it with the wish that I might finally get the chance to meet Nichelle Nichols, which would effectively put this particular quest to a close. Sadly James Doohan and DeForrest Kelly both passed away before I ever got the chance to meet them. And in days since that posting, Leonard Nimoy passed away in February of 2015 as well. I was much, much luckier with him. Read the rest of this entry »