Archive for February, 2014

The Lord of the Rings SNES

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 17:13

You know, I heard about this game when it was in production, but I was never able to find it in stores. Maybe that’s a good thing.

Beatles on Sullivan: 50th Anniversary

Sunday, February 9, 2014 20:59
Comments closed

Tonight is the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first appearance on Ed Sullivan. I watched the whole episode this evening, and here are some observations:

1. John’s mic was just about dead. You could hardly hear him!
2. Star Trek was well represented two years before it was born: after the Beatles performed, three Star Trek guest stars appeared. Frank Gorshin (alien in original series) did impressions, Georgia Brown (Worf’s Mom in TNG) sang, and Charles Brill (Tribble-hating guest star in original series and Deep Space Nine) did a comedy routine.
3. One of the kids Georgia Brown sang with was future Monkee Davy Jones.
4. Ed Sullivan really came off here seeming like a school principal dealing with excited kids on the last day of school.
5. The 1964 Winter Olympics ended this day, and Ed announced that only one American won a gold medal, speedskater Terry McDermott. McDermott, in the crowd to watch the Beatles, stood up and acknowledged the applause.

Bonus observation: as the episode came to an end, Ed mentioned that the next episode would be broadcast from Miami and mentioned something about a Liston/Clay fight that would take place there, too. Ed promised to have the winner on his show (which I don’t believe ever happened!)

Working Hard On Two Fronts

Saturday, February 8, 2014 18:29
Comments closed

I’m still working on settling in my new house and also have a Hobbit book project in the pipeline for later this year – so I apologize for not being very active here!

Grey HR Line

U.S. Residents Can Now Purchase a signed copy of The Lord of the Films for $5

Or Purchase the Book From These Retailers:
Barnes & Noble | Powell's Books | Amazon: US | US Kindle | Canada | UK | UK Kindle

Like on FacebookLike on Facebook