On January 16, 1985, BBC One was playing a classic Star Trek rerun when something weird and wonderful occurred. They might call it a "Temporary Fault" but Sulu knows it as… paradise.
Embedded below are parts 1 and 2 of a recently-found TV production of The Lord of the Rings that's doing the rounds. The special attraction: it was made in Russia near the end of the Soviet era and is a wild mix of harsh video effects, peculiar adaptational decisions and general weirdness. But it is… READ THE REST
To demonstrate the desperate state of American culture in the 1980s I merely remind that 'Simon and Simon,' a show about disagreeable brothers with a struggling private investigation practice in San Diego, ran from 1981 to 1989. The theme was the best part of this show. READ THE REST
In 1966, Japanese film studio Toei Animation produced The King Kong Show, the first anime series made in Japan specifically for an American production company, Videocraft Internationa (aka Rankin/Bass)l, to air on US television. Cartoonists Jack Davis and Rod Willis designed the characters including the mighty Kong. "The Rankin/Bass King Kong was an early case of identity… READ THE REST
It's among the most popular digital file formats in the world. In fact, its creator Adobe figures there are now over 2.5 trillion PDF documents floating around out there. And at times, it's probably felt like you've had to deal with every single one of them. Make no mistake. PDFs are so common because they're… READ THE REST
Maybe you're moving into a new place and you're ready to start making more than microwave burritos and frozen pizzas for dinner. Or perhaps you know someone striking out on their own and starting up their own first kitchen. In either case, that budding chef needs a quality blade. Or more accurately, they need a… READ THE REST
For many, playing video games for hours on end is among the most exhilarating ways to spend an evening. Or a day. Or a weekend. But while hour after hour of roaming the Old West, engaging in space dogfights, or swinging through your virtual city like Spider-Man are incredibly fun, it's only happening in your… READ THE REST