Star Trek and Dimension X Audio Adventures – Tales From SYL Ranch – 2017-09-24

Star Trek and Dimension X Audio Adventures – Tales From SYL Ranch – 2017-09-24

Power Records Star Trek Audio Adventures
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Dimension X

Star Trek and Dimension X Album Art

Star Trek and Dimension X Album Art

With all the movies and serials and cartoons I’ve been commenting on, we’ve fallen behind on audio adventures.  We’ve got a bunch of doozies today.

We’ll largely listen to Star Trek — though probably not the Star Trek you were expecting.  We’ll listen to what Memory Alpha rather generously calls, the “Peter Pan Records Star Trek Audio Adventures.”

In the mid-1970s, Power Records subsidiary Peter Pan Records produced a series of records for children.  As was common at the time, such records were cheaply-produced.  The assumption was that children wouldn’t know the difference.

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The Old Fan’s Commentary On Target Earth – Tales From SYL Ranch – 2017-09-17

The Old Fan’s Commentary On Target Earth – Tales From SYL Ranch – 2017-09-17

The Old Fan’s Commentary On
Target Earth
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You’ve never heard of Target Earth? It’s not surprising.  Target Earth was a 1954 science fiction B-movie. However, unlike most B-movies, it has a medium-sized budget (for a B-movie). It’s well-written, well-directed, and well-produced.

It’s the precise opposite of The Old Fan’s Commentary On Plan 9 From Outer Space.

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Bitcoin Will Die

Bitcoin Will Die

This is one of those blog entries that exists because I’ve tired of typing the same things over and over on social media.  If you’re here at all, it’s most likely because in some social media conversation, I sighed and pointed you here.

Bitcoin is solely an investment instrument and cannot possibly succeed as a general, global currency.  All we’ve been seeing since its inception is a highly-volitile price controlled solely by wildly-speculative traders. Continue reading

The Old Fan’s Commentary On Plan 9 From Outer Space

The Old Fan’s Commentary On Plan 9 From Outer Space

Yes, we’re going there.

Just like The Old Fan’s Commentary On The Star Wars Holiday Special, we’re descending into the bizarre world of Plan 9 From Outer Space.

Plan 9 From Outer Space is a hack-fraud movie from beginning to end. The film would is a classic B-movie, and probably one that most of the audience would have left.

It’s really, really bad — but fortunately, it’s so bad it’s good. The film has become a cult classic.

We’ll set the TARDIS controls for 1959, on premiere night of the film. You’ve seen everything else: the cartoons, the serials, the A-movie, etc. It’s coming up on 10pm, and the lights dim in a theater converted from a live theater. It could seat a thousand and includes a balcony or two. The curtains open on the screen, and then you see Plan 9 From Outer Space.

Link To Plan 9 From Outer Space (Colorized)

A YouTube version was discovered after recording.  I’d be amazed if it wasn’t DMCA-ed at some point:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pzl9oETr45w

I’d be amazed if this wasn’t DMCA-ed at some point

You’ll need to purchase this. The Commentary is based on the Amazon stream at:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B001QI7PDA/

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The Last Vampire On Earth – Sound Check

The Last Vampire On Earth – Sound Check

What with Red Letter Media mentioning the “novel” on which The Last Vampire On Earth was “based,” I decided to do a sound check with an eye toward dramatic readings on my podcast.

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