#62 March 2004
JUST READ ALL THE CLUB NEWS
By Gary Roberson
|ARRRR ME BUCKOS, IT’S TIME FOR A SEA TALE
Renaissance man Dave Henderson gave a presentation and Q&A session on films set on the sea. Three major themes of fantastic sea films are haunted seas, sea monsters and ghost ships. And while the films may be fantastic, they are often based on solved and unsolved mysteries of the sea. For instance, early sea-farers thought that the giant Octopus was a horrible monster. And scientists and explorers are still discovering new species of aquatic life. Even though sea monsters may be the most colorful category, the Bermuda Triangle is a prime example of a haunted sea. And haunted ships are as much a staple of sea folklore as the peg-leg pirate.
Great presentation, Hendo! It was short and sweet and chock-full of facts and insight.
COME ABOARD…IF YOU DARE
THEY PUT THE POSE IN POSEIDON
WILD IN THE STREETS
IRON MAN STREAK OVER
CHARLIE’S AN ANGEL
FAREWELL TO ANGEL
COLLECTOR EDITON CALENDARS AVAILABLE
NEWS OF OUR NEXT MEETING
CREATURES I HAVE LOVED
DUES ARE COMING
The following list of people have renewed for 2004. If you are
not listed, please see Regina.
|THE LAST ANGEL
Jeff Bell, co-executive producer of the WB's recently canceled vampire series ANGEL, said that upcoming episodes will focus on Lindsey (Christian Kane) and Connor (Vincent Kartheiser). The episodes, "Underneath" and "Origin," were already in production when the WB made its fateful announcement about Angel's fate.
"Lindsey showed up and then disappeared quite quickly and we get to a place where we think, 'You know what? We need information,'" Bell said in an interview. "And so we bust Lindsey out of hell. It's sort of The Great Escape, with our guys going in and trying to find Lindsey so we can find out what he knows about us being at Wolfram & Hart. So we've got Lindsey and Eve [Sarah Thompson] front and center in that, and we also bring in a new character. Adam Baldwin is going to do a few episodes for us as a representative of Wolfram & Hart. He'll be a contrast to Eve. It's male-female, big-small."
Bell then revealed that "Origin" will feature the return of Angel's (David Boreanaz) son Connor. "Vincent has agreed to come in and do a new episode for us, and we're going to see the result of the deal that Angel made at the end of last season," Bell said. "It'll be fun to have Connor show up as a really happy, healthy and well-adjusted kid, the kid he could never be in season four. And for Angel there will be the pain of knowing this is his son, but that nobody else can know that."
GALACTICA TAKES OFF
VOTE FOR BEST IN SMALLVILLE
STARGATE RIDE OPENS IN BREMEN
LOST CAST FOUND
TIME MACHINE TRAVELS TO TV?
GELLAR IS OPEN TO ANGEL GIG
F-TROOP STAR ENLISTS FOR DUTY IN OCEAN CITY NJ
|March 12-14: Secaucus, NJ Super Mega Show - Sci fi toy, comics, collectibles
April of 2004: Johns Hopkins
Film Festival 2004.
May 28-31 2004: BALTICON 38 At
the Wyndham Inner Harbor Hotel.
June 4-6: Moonlight
Rising 2004: A Con for all you Buffy Fans
July 9-11: Shore Leave 26, Hunt Valley, MD
|Replay by Ken Grimwood — Copyright 1987
Review by Betsy Childs
"Jeff Winston was on the phone with his wife when he died."
Hard to top as that opening sentence was, the rest of the
novel was just as good. What if you could live your life over again?
And again? And again? And again?
Ken Grimwood, author of "Replay" and many other fine works, died on
June 6, 2003. May he enjoy his next replay again and again and again .
MANGA FROM HEAVEN Manga news from Taylor Sherblom Woodward
“Angel Sanctuary” By Kaori Yuki, published by Viz 03/10/04, SRP 9.99
“Saiyuki” By Kazuya Minekura, published by Tokyopop
“Eerie Queerie” By Shuri Shiozu, published by Tokyopop 03/09/04 SRP
‘Sgt. Frog” By Mine Yoshizaki, published by Tokyopop 03/09/04,
“Louie the Rune Soldier” published by ADV Manga 03/23/04 SRP 9.99
If any ICS members would like to share their view on a recent book that they’ve read – fiction or non-fiction, please email it attn betsy at ICSBETSPOTS@aol.com.
If at first you don’t succeed, try again on the big screen. That’s what BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER creator Jess Whedon decided when Fox canned his 2002 series FIREFLY after only 10 weeks. Now all systems are go and Universal is picking it up as a full feature film. Whedon was given a budget to write and direct SERENITY, starting production this summer. Named for the spaceship in which FIREFLY’S band of renegades hang out in space 500 years from now. The feature film will include cast members from the original and promises new thrills for the fans – 200,000 of whom bought the series on DVD.
OLDMAN BATMAN’S GORDON
WHO LET THE DOGS OUT? YUZNAR UNLEASHING ROTTWEILER
DISNEY OPENS THE WARDROBE DOOR
A VENTURE TO MARS
CUTHBERT MELTS IN TO WAX
DAVA’S MOVIE DELVINGS
NOTHING BEATS A FIRST KISS A Movie Review by: Dava Sentz
There are many ways in which someone can express the feeling
of love. Sending chocolates on Valentines Day, for example, or a meaningful
glance across a crowded room.
Editors note –
You’re feeling down because you’ve heard the sad news that Angel is being cancelled at the end of this season. Obviously, the WB Network has other fine programming to concentrate on - like Joe Millionaire & the Bachelorette Survivor Show...(ohhh...the pain, the pain..)
Also, you’re feeling down because you didn’t snatch up any of the Buffy action figures, which are now priced out of reality on E-bay, when they first came out. Anyway, CHEER UP! because from-The BUFFY THE 12 INCH VAMPIRE Department, we have 12" collectible figures from the good folks at www.sideshowtoy.com. The following are available for pre-order and will be arriving from Sunnydale shortly:
Buffy Summers: Here’s Sarah Michelle Gellar as she appeared in the Graduation Day episode in Season Three. With a short haircut and long red leather coat, Buffy goes up against the forces of darkness with 2 wooden stakes and a battle axe. Also included is the Hunga Munga (?) From the Anne episode.
Angel: Yes..it’s actor David Boreanaz all dressed up in...guess what color??? Did you guess black??? - Amazing!!!!! With his trademark long black leather coat , Angel appears as he did in the 2nd season in the 2-parter The Becoming episode - just before Buffy teamed up with Spike to stop Angel from destroying the world. Comes with Angel’s sword and Holy Water bottles.
Spike: Speaking of William the Bloody, James Marsters appears as he did in his first appearance in the series in the School Hard episode, wayyyyy back in Season 2. Comes equipped with a railroad spike and cross with detachable knife.
Vampire Willow: In the episode The Wish, Cordelia tells Anya she wishes that Buffy never came to Sunnydale, and so - voila! - we get an alternate-reality Sunnydale, ridden with vampires - including Willow and Xander as bloodsuckers! It’s Allyson Hannigan in a kinky red and black leather corset outfit and equipped with a key ring and keys, broken pool queue and...a “cat-o-nine tails” whip!!! Woof! and finally, last , but certainly not least,, it’s everyone’s favorite ‘BAD” Slayer....
Faith: Yes, nobody rocks like Eliza Dushku, in black leather pants with long sleeve white shirt and black vest. As she appeared in the Bad Girls episode, Faith comes equipped with crossbow, wooden stakes and the special knife...given to her by The Mayor! With no sparing of detail, there’s also a tatoo on her right arm! Faith is a Sideshow Exclusive..and only available from the web site.
To change gears a bit, think on this….You go to a convention, and longingly look at the vintage comic books on the dealers’ tables, so overpriced that only somebody like Bill Gates...or Charlie Wittig could afford them. Well, pine no more , because from The MAKE MINE MARVEL! Department, and www.gitcorp.com, there’s the most fantastic idea ever……
The MARVEL COMIC BOOK LIBRARY
- Collector’s Edition Vol. 1 on CD-ROM. What? CD-ROM you say?
This comes with character bios, movie
screen savers and 3 free bonus comics!!!! You can sit right down and look
at it all on your PC. Wonderful!
DAWN OF THE DEAD Rated R
Sarah Polley (Ana), Ving Rhames (Kenneth), Mekhi Phifer (Andre), Michael Barry, Lindy Booth (Nicole), Ty Burrell (Steve Markus)
Premise: As the United States is turned upside-down by a strange plague-like event in which millions of corpses walk the earth as blood-thirsty zombies, a small group of survivors hides in a shopping mall. A remake of an old favorite. Zombies rule!
April 2nd HELLBOY
April 16th KILL BILL
2 Rating: R
April 16th THE PUNISHER
May 28th THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW
Rated PG 13
|ELVIS LIVES! –
The Shady Rest retirement home in Mud Creek, Texas is about
to get "all shook up" when Elvis Presley returns in BUBBA HO-TEP, last
year's instant cult classic from director Don Coscarelli (Phantasm). In
the film Bruce Campbell stars as an aging and cantankerous Elvis who swings
his feeble hips while combating a blood-sucking mummy intent on taking
over the world. (Er, something like that.)
STAKES OUT, XFILES IN
BANNANA RAMA TARZAN
THE FORCE WILL BE WITH US ON DVD
FORTUNE COOKIES DELIGHTS!
GALAXY ANGEL Volume 1 (of six), released by Bandai 03/16/04. SRP 29.98,
LE version 59.98
WEDDING PEACH volume 1 (of 10), released by ADV films, 03/09/04. SRP
IRIA: ZEIRAM ANIMATION, released by Media Blasters, 03/30/04 SRP 39.95
ONCE UPON A TIME released by ADV Films, 03/16/04, SRP 14.98
| Julius Schwartz, who helped create the first science-fiction
fan magazine in the 1930s, became literary agent for an unknown Ray Bradbury
and later was the influential DC Comics editor who lead off what was to
become known as the Silver Age of comics, has died. He was 88.
Starting with the updating of the Flash in 1956 Schwartz revamped such out of favor superheros as Green Lantern, Hawkman, The Atom and the old Justice Society, renaming it the Justice League of America. The great success of the Justice League of America, which Schwartz considered his greatest achievement, prompted rival Marvel Comics to follow suit with its own successful superhero team, the Fantastic Four.
“I have a standard gag,” Schwartz said, “that the Justice League not only saved DC Comics, it saved Marvel Comics too”. Schwartz also is known for having introduced the comic book concept of parallel worlds, the “multiverse”, beginning with a 1961 issue of the Flash in which the Golden Age Flash meets the Silver Age Flash.
In 1932, he teamed with fellow sci-fi enthusiasts Mort Weisinger and Forrest J. Ackerman to create THE TIME TRAVELLER, science fiction's first fan magazine. Two years later, Schwartz and Weisinger formed Solar Sales Service, the first literary agency specializing in science fiction. Clients would include not only Ray Bradbury, but also H.P. Lovecraft, Henry Kuttner, Alfred Bester, Leigh Brackett and Robert Bloch.
In 1939, Schwartz helped organize the first World Science Fiction Convention, in New York City. We bow our heads. A giant from the worlds of Science Fiction and Fantasy is gone.
John Randolph, Tony Award-winning stage, screen
and television character actor has died. He was 88.
Joe Viterelli, a character actor whose wrinkled
melon mug typecast him in a string of mobster roles, most notably as ”Jelly”
in the Billy Crystal / Robert DeNiro films ANALYZE THIS and ANALYZE THAT,
by John Ward
All hail the magic ellipsis…
…and all hail Peter Jackson, a triple-play Oscar winner at last week’s
Academy Awards…RETURN OF THE KING is sucking down some pretty rarefied
air right now…Jackson’s masterpiece is the only film ever to sweep 11 Academy
Awards…the previous record-holders were THE LAST EMPEROR in 1987 (snooze)
and GIGI in 1958 (gag), both sweeping 9…
|ICS CALENDER –the Month in review
March 6th It’s a Full Moon in the sky, go take a look!
March 19th DAWN OF THE DEAD
March 27th ICS MEETING - ICS ACADEMIC – tv
trivia is the theme!
April 2nd HELLBOY