Personal Note: I had an opportunity the other night to view some long lost family movies. I can now (happily) confirm that my birthday cake for my 5th birthday was indeed cut to resemble the Fireball XL 5 spaceship. I also discovered that a present given to me for my 2nd birthday(!) was wrapped in rocket ship gift wrap. So, you see, me and this science fiction thing, we go way back and I never really had a chance at all….I also apparently got a Cape Canaveral playset shortly after the conclusion of the Cuban Missile Crisis…Dr. Strangelove, anyone?
Sasquan is Having a Black Friday Sale (Through 12/1)
Female Superhero, Female Star, now Female Director (for Wonder Woman)
Anita Fights On (so do Zoe & Brianna)
We’re sure you can find the Star Wars VII Trailer “Somewhere” on the web…
Ahhnold T-800 Images from Genisys (Yn the future there wyll be no ‘Y’s)
The 20 Best British SF Films (with pics)
When Quasars Align (we’re probably looking at the Galactic Transport Net)
Superman in Space (like he hasn’t been there before)
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Danny Trejo destroys Cyborgs in K.King’s epic battle!
Production Company The Klimax is proud to present the trailer for K. King’s latest feature film ‘CYBORG X’. ‘CYBORG X’ is a movie dedicated to bringing the greasy grime and grit from the Action/SciFi/Horror classics back to the screen. If you like non-stop action, hard hitting explosions, machines that kill, and Danny Trejo, then you’ll love Cyborg X!
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Danny Trejo destroys Cyborgs in K.King’s epic battle!
Production Company The Klimax is proud to present the trailer for K. King’s latest
feature film. ‘CYBORG X’ is a movie dedicated to bringing the greasy grime and grit
from the Action/SciFi/Horror classics back to the screen. If you like non-stop action,
hard hitting explosions, machines that kill, and Danny Trejo, then you’ll love Cyborg X!
“CYBORG X takes place in a post-apocalyptic world ran by X-Corp, an extreme
weapons manufacturer that has been taken over by a deadly cyber virus. Now, armed
with a piece of new intelligence, a group of survivors led by Danny Trejo must fight to
save what’s left of humanity from the army of machines the virus now controls.”
CYBORG X is an independently produced and financed feature film from the team that
brought you ZOMBIE HUNTER. With all the principal photography on CYBORG X now
complete, a Kickstarter campaign has been launched to get the film through postproduction
and onto your screens.
Check out the trailer via the Kickstarter page. And keep up to date with all things
Throughout the 1940s, network radio was a powerhouse, dominating home entertainment. But, by the mid-1950s, things had changed; television had rapidly taken the place of radio and, in most American homes, people who used to faithfully listen to their radio favorites were now gathering around their TV sets to watch their favorite shows.
Many stars and shows made the transition to television, proving just as popular on the tube as they had been on the radio, but others – for a variety of reasons – didn’t make the switch. The comedy team behind one extremely popular show, in fact, made the decision NOT to go to television – and, by 1953, they assumed they were on the verge of a well-earned retirement.
Jim and Marion Jordan had been the stars of Fibber McGee and Molly for nearly twenty years. The series had been a ratings grabber almost from the start, entertaining millions of listeners from that familiar address at 79 Wistful Vista. At the urging of Johnson’s Wax, their long-time sponsor, they had actually filmed a TV pilot, but both were dissatisfied with the results. Fact was, after twenty years in radio – and a decade or so of vaudeville before that – the Jordan’s, weren’t particularly interested in putting on make-up, memorizing lines, and sweating under hot lights in a TV studio.
Their network, however, had other ideas – and so, in the fall of 1953, The Fibber McGee and Molly Show was reborn as a fifteen-minute daily series on NBC Radio. Starring Jim and Marion, along with co-stars Bill Thompson, Arthur Q. Bryan, and a host of talented radio veterans, the prerecorded show began airing twice a day five times a week – once in the early afternoon and once in the early evening. The result was three more seasons of hilarious entertainment, heard by a surprisingly large listening audience that enjoyed the antics of Fibber and Molly thru the spring of 1956.
Despite being prerecorded, once episodes of this new series were aired, the shows went into a vault at NBC Hollywood seemingly never to be heard again. Luckily, a few years ago, RadioArchives.com unearthed almost the entire run of the series – almost 480 episodes – on the original NBC transcription discs, the same recordings used to air the shows originally in the 1950s.
So begins “The Cinnamon Bear,” a delightful, one-of-a-kind children’s series produced in 1937 by TRANSCO, the Transcription Company of America. Intended to be heard between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the series features twenty-six fifteen-minute cliffhanger installments. The program immediately hooks children because suspenseful fun is always present as each episode concludes with yet another obstacle for Paddy and the twins to overcome. The dragon eventually joins up with the trio but remains unpredictable and mischievous. Named “Crazy Quilt,” he succumbs time and time again to his obsession with the shiny silver star.
“The Cinnamon Bear” is, arguably, the best holiday series ever developed for radio. Containing all of the elements of a classic children’s fantasy, combined with radio’s unique ability to create vivid mental images in the minds of its listeners, it continues to delight both young and old. And now, for the first time, you can hear and enjoy “The Complete Cinnamon Bear” — including all twenty-six original and unedited shows, the original 1937 promotional recording, and all of the songs from the series as transferred from an original set of 78 RPM recordings. Each of the programs has been digitally transferred directly from a set of original 16″ broadcast transcriptions and painstakingly restored for outstanding audio fidelity – truly the best-sounding version of the series that has ever been released. It’s yet another triumph for Paddy and his band of travelers as, after well over seventy years, they once again carry on their magical search for the silver star.
“Get this and get it straight: crime is a sucker’s road, and those who travel it end up in the gutter, the prison, or the grave…”
Philip Marlowe’s first regular weekly series, The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, premiered over NBC Radio June 17, 1947 as a summer replacement for The Bob Hope Show, and starred actor Van Heflin as Chandler’s famous creation. The author wasn’t particularly thrilled with either Heflin or the series, remarking to his contemporary, Erle Stanley Gardner (creator of Perry Mason), “It was thoroughly flat.” The Marlowe character would then return to the airwaves on September 26, 1948 in a series for CBS with radio veteran Gerald Mohr as the titular sleuth.
“Lux presents Hollywood!”
Old-time radio enthusiasts are in near unanimous agreement that, during its heyday, “The Lux Radio Theatre” (1934-55) was radio’s most important dramatic hour. The series commanded the crème de la crème of Hollywood’s silver screen stars, the biggest budgets, the best writing, directing and sound effects, and no less than Hollywood’s foremost film director, Cecil B. DeMille, as the program’s master of ceremonies.
“The Lux Radio Theatre” premiered on the Blue Network October 14, 1934 with a production of “Seventh Heaven” starring Miriam Hopkins, but switched to CBS Radio on July 29, 1935 for what would become a nearly twenty-year run on Monday nights at 9:00 PM. (It would switch to NBC – and a Tuesday night berth – in its final season beginning in the fall of 1954.) The show was originally designed to be an anthology of the Broadway stage, but the ratings and critical acclaim remained rather tepid because of the competition required to lure big-name stars visiting the East Coast to appear on the program. Many celebrities preferred to visit the Rudy Vallee or Al Jolson variety hours, where they would have a considerably lighter workload of singing or yukking it up with the host.
As “The Lux Radio Theatre” neared the end of its lengthy radio run, some anonymous bean-counter guesstimated that, over the course of the series, Lux had gone through 52,000 pages of scripts, 496 stars (Fred MacMurray and Loretta Young made the most appearances, with 26 and 25, respectively), 1,467 supporting players, 18,667 music cues and 22,667 special effects. Naturally, for the ten programs included in this collection, this is just the tip of the iceberg. But the listener of today certainly won’t be disappointed with the fine audio quality and first-class star lineup brought to you in this newly restored and remastered showcase by Radio Archives.
The Doc Savage series has always been famous for its colorful villains. The list is long. The Sargasso Ogre. The Squeaking Goblin.The Vanisher. John Sunlight. And many others.
Add The Whistling Wraith to that Honor Roll of Evil.
The weird mystery began when King Goz the First of the Balkan state of Merida arrived at the White House for a state dinner. His limousine pulls up, the chauffeur opens the door, but no one steps forth. A search of the car interior shows no sign of the vanished ruler. Yet eyewitnesses, including the driver, all swear he had been seated in back just seconds before!
Where did Goz go?
The F.B.I. and Secret Service are baffled. The call goes out to the greatest scientist and solver of mysteries in the nation—Doc Savage! But once he gets on the case, the Man of Bronze discovers that the trail of clues leads to a corpse impaled by the missing king’s own ceremonial sword. To deepen the enigma, another dead man is found in Doc Savage’s office safe––after it was invaded by a ghostly figure who looks exactly like Old King Fausto, a Meridan monarch buried alive centuries ago. And this new corpse has been slain by the same royal sword!
Who or what is this eerie apparition who can walk through sold objects, whistling the “Death March of King Fausto” as he laughs at bullets fired at him? Is he really the spirit of King Fausto? If so, why has he emerged from his royal tomb? What is his connection with the missing Goz?
The mystery is deep, the suspects are many, and the action and suspense are plentiful as Doc Savage and his men tackle the most maddening mystery of their colorful careers. It’s a puzzle with too many pieces and a problem that taxes resources of the mighty Man of Bronze to the utmost.
Michael McConnohie reads The Whistling Wraith with mysterioso aplomb.
Ripped from the March, 1934 issue of the magazine, Citadel of Hell was the sixth Spider novel Novell W. Page penned, and one of his early tours de force. It opens with a wild car chase through the canyons of Manhattan that leads to the first of several running battles in which Richard Wentworth, both in and out of his Spider disguise, takes on Red Mask and his Food Destroyers as they bring New York City to its knees through a vicious campaign of arson and starvation.
This is the novel that introduced the Depression-era character of Tito Caliepi, the hunchbacked street-corner violinist disguise that over the next year or so of the series metamorphosed into the twisted, fearsome figure of the Spider who terrorized the underworld for ten unrelenting years.
So if you’ve never listened to a Spider audiobook––even if you have––and you’re looking to jump aboard, we highly recommend Citadel of Hell, one of the great fast-moving Spider novels of 1934.
For this special occasion, we told voice actor Nick Santa Maria to crank it up and give it his all. And he sure does! This exciting audiobook also includes two short stories, “Killer’s Knout” by Anson Hatch and G. T. Fleming Roberts’ “The Standing Corpse.”
This is the fourth issue in the Dusty Ayres series. One minute those Yank ships were zooming up toward that crimson plane. The next, they were tumbling earthward, shattered wrecks — their pilots dead! What was the strange green ray that had destroyed them? Death stalks America as Dusty Ayres sets out to hunt the most gigantic weapon of doom ever launched against the world! Captain Dusty Ayres, ace pilot for the U.S. Air Defense flies in the Silver Flash, an advanced craft of his own design. With his two pals Curly Brooks and Biff Bolton, they battle some of the most diabolical mad scientists and their weirdest inventions. These exciting stories took over the Battle Birds magazine from June 1934 through the July/August issue of 1935, changing the magazine name to Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds. And now Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds is back, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
Invisible, secret, deadly, the masked empire wielded its dread power of darkness throughout the nation. Havoc and ruin followed the terror-torn thousands who fled the country to escape the Thirteenth Darkness. America, faced with certain disaster, placed her chance of survival in one man’s capable hands — and prayed that the warrior gods might smile once more upon the miracle man of her Secret Service — Jimmy Christopher!Jimmy Christopher, clean-cut, square-jawed and clear-eyed, was the star of the most audacious pulp magazines ever conceived — Operator #5. Savage would-be conquerors, creepy cults, weird weather-controllers and famine-creating menaces to our mid-western breadbasket… these were but a few of the fiendish horrors that Jimmy Christopher was forced to confront. Operator #5 returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
“Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow demonstrates that “crime does not pay” in two macabre mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant.” First, discovery of the theft of “Treasures of Death”brings fatal consequences, but The Shadow knows that this is only the prelude to a greater supercrime! Then, the greatest crooks in the world pass through “The Yellow Door,” until the Man in Black teams with G-Man Vic Marquette to uncover the deadly secrets of the sinister portal! This instant collector’s item showcases both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
Jimmy Christopher is on the side of good – and we’re lucky to have him! Averting disaster is his stock in trade, and he accomplishes the impossible on a daily basis. The keen incisive mind of a detective par excellence, the nimble fingers of a master of sleight of hand, and the deadly skills of a world-class fencer are brought to bear on those who would do America harm. In this thrilling tale, learn of the sinister plot of The Darkness, as a terrorist legion threatens to choke out America’s hope and confidence. Gasp in astonishment as Manhattan shuts down completely! Grip the edge of your seat as you hear the President’s speech interrupted by a fear-monger’s announcement of terror! Learn in grim silence of the horrors which await us all on the Thirteenth Darkness! A fast-paced, well-written tale of action and adventure awaits you as you glimpse the future as seen through the lens of the past. Be there for each exciting chapter of Operator #5 — The Masked Invasion!