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Logan’s Run – Season 1, Episode 3: “Captured”

PEW PEW PEW! It’s time for more Logan’s Run! Scene where Greg Evigan Could Have Been Shirtless #1 This week, we dive right into the action. After we have a false biology lesson from REM. Logan asks what type of insect (that the audience NEVER sees) is and REM calls it a grasshopper. Now, I get that on prime time 70s TV, they didn’t want to show a cockroach. But they don’t show anything. Yet, REM claims grasshoppers would survive when all other life in…

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Logan’s Run — Season 1, Episode 2: “The Collectors”

From the preview, it looks like Logan and Jess’s search is a quick one … they run down a hill and exclaim happily they have found Sanctuary. Huzzah! Or have they? Dance happily along with Logan’s Run’s happy pewpewpew theme music as we head back to the post-apocalyptic wastelands of Southern California where they filmed Logan’s Run!

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DALLAS – Season 1, Episode 2 – “Lessons”

There’s a lot of lessons to be unpacked here. It’s a snowy day at Southfork and Lucy rides a horse out to the mailbox to steal and then burn a letter from school about her truancy. If this was really how schools addressed truancy in Texas in the 70s, I see what they’ve had so many issues about including facts in their history books now. My school called my mom if I missed one period.

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Logan’s Run – Season 1. Episode 1 – “Pilot”

If there’s anything I love more than a post-apocalyptic quest show based on a film, I’m not sure what it is. In fact, I have a whole treatment written up for a Xanadu-based TV series where two humans and a muse search through the wilds of Sun Valley, CA trying to find a way back to 1983 Santa Monica. Until that gets made, however, I’ll indulge in my Retro Recaps, starting with one of my faves and an underrated gem … Logan’s Run.

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DALLAS Season 1 – Episode 1 – “Digger’s Daughter”

I still want to live here. It can’t be overstated how much Dallas impacted my life. I was 13 years old when it came on, and I don’t think my parents let my brother and me watch the pilot. But soon, every Friday night after the Dukes of Hazzard, we were all glued to the television set. I fell in love with Dallas in a way even Star Trek couldn’t touch. I wanted to explore in Federation space, but I wanted to LIVE at Southfork.…

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2018 Resolutions (That I Will Break By The Time You Read This)

As the year winds down, and I look forward to a 2018 with a lot of optimism (and some nagging elbow pain), I thought I would list my goals for the year.  As I re-read the list, I realized it’s better with music and since there’s almost no song that works better for EVERYTHING than Meco’s version of The Empire Strikes Back … well, hit it, YouTube! 10) I will go through my old data CDs and see if I have all the photos, songs,…

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Top Ten Reasons to Buy My New Book!

  After a year of work (well, a couple of months of crazy late nights, a lifetime of obsessive fandom and many many calls to my editor), Star Trek The Book of Lists came out in November. I’ve been swamped with other projects and the holidays, but I would be remiss to not do a little self-promotion, no matter how late. Thus, with no further ado … The Top Ten Reasons to Buy My New Book.   10. It’s about Star Trek. ’nuff said. 9. …

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15 Days of ONJ – Tied Up

I know I am skipping around the ONJ timeline a bit. Still, “Tied Up” is one of my all-time favorite songs. It came out on her Greatest Hits, Volume 2 album as one of two new songs. I’d hoped to hear it in concert when I saw her in Charlotte, but she didn’t sing it. In fact, of the three ONJ concerts I’ve been to, I don’t think I’ve heard her do it live. This was super fun to do, and highlights the unhealthy obsession…

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15 Days of ONJ – A Little More Love

Another one off of the Totally Hot album. While I liked “Deeper Than The Night” more when I was younger, this one grew on me. The no-win scenario is one we all faced (unless we’re Captain Kirk, of course) and I really love this song.   Guest starring … Manny the Manequin and Grits The Cat! This song really does kind of sum up our relationship with Grits. She does what she wants and gives zero fucks about us. Still, she is one of the…

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