Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Sci-Fi with a Twist Book with Twilight Zone Endings

If you are like me and love the Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, and maybe even a little bit of Alfred Hitchcock, then the new book, Sci-Fi with a Twist may be the book for you. It contains eleven short science fiction stories that end, well, with a bit of shock sometimes.

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The stories contained are very reminiscent of the Twilight Zone. There's a classic TV feel to it all. I love the anthology format. Each story is unique and takes you on another journey into the unknown. Some of which start out in familiar settings and end with the extraordinary.

  One of the best stories inside, The Cave, actually reminds me of the 80's TV show, Amazing Stories. Remember that one? Each week Stephen Spielberg presented another amazing tale.

The last story, Invasion from Outer Space, will remind you a little of a 1950's sci-fi movie, and the ending is very much in line with what you might expect from Rod Serling.

There's a lot of that old Rod Serling feel to this book. One story takes a writer from his living room into the old west without explanation, much like individuals in the Twilight Zone might walk over a hill or out a door and find themselves thrown backward into time.

Here's the official description of the book.

Short science fiction and fantasy stories that, more often than not, end with a surprise or twist you couldn’t see coming. Transport yourself to other lives and other worlds where travel through time and space is a reality and where second chances and the end of the world sometimes cross paths. It’s a detour into the unknown filled with wonder and excitement beyond reality, and yet close enough, to make you second guess yourself.

1. So this is the End - An astronaut from the 1960's wakes up in a strange future in a deserted laboratory and falls in love with a beautiful lady astronaut from the future, kept there captive by unknown entities. Can they discover where they are and when? Are they the last remnants of humanity?

2. The Robber - An old thief goes back in time to finally obtain his much sought after, big score, only to discover a family secret that could have changed his life altogether.

3. The Search for Heaven - Somewhere in outer space in an unknown time, a man named Noah searches for Heaven through a wormhole and finds the unexpected.

4. The Fastest Gun Alive - A writer finds himself in his own story as his own wild west character. Can he survive long enough to get back home?

5. The Cave - A teenager enters a cave and emerges decades earlier running into his younger father living in the 1980's.

6. The End of Time - A group of time travelers saves Abraham Lincoln, but at what cost?

7. Angel of Death - A former lawman becomes a pastor of a small church in the old west, but can't outrun his violent past. Will he have to take up his guns again or will he get a hand from above?

8. Missing - A man's daughter disappears mysteriously into thin air. Where and when will he ever find her again?

9. By the Grace of God - A home inspector has his average life turned upside down. It all starts with a seriously strange unheeded premonition.

10. From My Cold Dead Hands - A hit man has one last chance at redemption before it's too late for all eternity.

11. Invasion from Outer Space - A group of teens in the 1950's witness what appears to be an alien invasion, but what is really happening will change their lives forever.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Western Science Fiction Action in The Man from Nowhere

If you love sci-fi and westerns, you'll love reading, "The Man from Nowhere" which is the second in the Time Cruisers series. There's a new sheriff in town who has abilities that are far beyond those of ordinary men. Who is he really? Where did he come from? If only he knew. Can he stop a murdering gunslinger who knows him better than he knows himself?



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This action packed book takes the reader on an adventure that runs into Billy the Kid and Wyatt Earp as well as a monster that may be linked to Dr. Jekyll.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels: The Complete Series DVD Set


 I watched Captain Caveman as a kid. It all started with Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels which was basically a different take on Scooby Doo and Charlie's Angels. Captain Caveman and three teenage girls solve mysteries with the help of Captain Caveman. Captain Caveman was a prehistoric superhero that was frozen in ice until he thawed out in modern days, which was back in 1977.

According to wiki the original Captain Caveman ran from September 10, 1977 to June 21, 1980.

A total of forty 11-minute episodes ran for three seasons from 1977 to 1980: sixteen episodes were produced as segments of Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics in 1977, eight episodes were produced as segments of Scooby's All-Stars in 1978 and sixteen episodes were produced in 1980 when Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels were given their own half-hour show which combined new episodes and reruns from 1977–79. Cavey and the girls also participated in sporting competitions as part of "The Scooby-Doobies" team on the half-hour "Laff-A-Lympics" segment. Like many animated series created by Hanna-Barbera in the 1970s, the show contained a laugh track, one of their last productions to do so.



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Captain Caveman was voiced by Mel Blanc who of course is best known as the voice of Bugs Bunny. Do yourself and a huge favor and look for Mel Blanc's live action performances with Jack Benny. I wish they would put that entire TV series on DVD. Right now there's a few boxed sets that mostly feature the same episodes except for one Lost Episodes collection.

The great thing about classic TV like Jack Benny is those old actors were gifted with the ability to make you laugh. Blanc of course relied on his voice, but Benny could make you laugh with nothing more than a look.

From wiki the Teen Angels Descriptions

Dee Dee Skyes
Dee Dee Skyes (voiced by Vernee Watson) is the brains of the Teen Angels, is the group's sole African-American, and acts as their unofficial leader. Dee Dee and the rest of the Teen Angels found the frozen Captain Caveman and defrosted him. She wears her hair in an afro and usually wears a red turtleneck sweater with a blue skirt and red knee high boots. Both her dress style and her knack for solving mysteries make her similar to Velma Dinkley of Scooby-Doo fame, while she also bears a resemblance to Valerie from Josie and the Pussycats.

Brenda Chance
Brenda Chance (voiced by Marilyn Schreffler) is a cowardly brunette who is always scared of the demons, monsters and phantoms that she encounters and always tries to back out of a scary mystery, but always ends up getting captured or getting the short end of the stick.

Taffy Dare
Taffy Dare (voiced by Laurel Page) is the blonde member of the group, renowned for her cry of "Zowie!" whenever she comes up with a plan (or "Another Daffy Taffy Plan" as Brenda and Cavey would call it) to catch the culprits, has a distinct, childlike persona and New York-influenced/Southern accent. In spite of her usually zany plans and ditziness, Taffy is actually very capable and clever. She has the ability to seduce Caveman into acting as bait for her plans to capture the culprit. She usually wears a green dress with matching shoes. She also acts as Dee Dee's second-in-command of the Teen Angels. It is revealed that Captain Caveman has a crush on her and vice versa.

Episode Guide from Wiki

Season 1 (1977)

1 "The Kooky Case of the Cryptic Keys" 10 September 1977 While on a road trip, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels are given a mysterious key by a stranger.
2 "The Mixed Up Mystery of Deadman's Reef" 17 September 1977 While at the beach with some friends, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels see a ship mysteriously vanish.
3 "What a Flight for a Fright" 24 September 1977 At the airport, some jewels are stolen by a mysterious figure.
4 "The Creepy Case of the Creaky Charter Boat" 1 October 1977 On a charter boat, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels are chatting with a friend whose father is being honored for his role in a play when suddenly the lights go out and a necklace is stolen.
5 "Big Scare in the Big Top" 8 October 1977 At the circus, tigers are disappearing. Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate and discover a phantom has been haunting the circus.
6 "Double Dribble Riddle" 15 October 1977 The Central City Kings have disappeared due to a panther.
7 "The Crazy Case of the Tell-Tale Tape" 22 October 1977 Television trouble, indeed. The television station, KXXX, is taken off the air when a criminal cuts the antenna.
8 "The Creepy Claw Caper" 29 October 1977 A villain named Claw uses an aging gun to turn a rock star into an old man.
9 "Cavey and the Kabuta Clue" 5 November 1977 When a mummy comes to life and kidnaps an archeologist, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate.
10 "Cavey and the Weirdo Wolfman" 12 November 1977 With their friend, a prince of a small country, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels go skiing. When the scepter is stolen by a Snowwolfman, they investigate.
11 "The Disappearing Elephant Mystery" 19 November 1977 In India, when a Royal White Elephant is stolen by an evil sorcerer, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate.
12 "The Fur Freight Fright" 26 November 1977 Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels are assisting Dee Dee's uncle, Frank Skyes, with a fur delivery. When the furs disappear, it is up to them to find out what happened.
13 "Ride 'em Caveman" 3 December 1977 In Wyoming, rumors of a horse that is possessed by a demon are rampant. And they seem to be true. Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels have arrived to investigate. Just as they are investigating, a bank robbery occurs.
14 "The Strange Case of the Creature from Space" 10 December 1977 Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels go to a research facility after they spot an alien spacecraft landing there. They discover that an alien robot supposedly stole a top secret energy source.
15 "The Mystery Mansion Mix-Up" 17 December 1977 Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels got to Farthington Mansion with Taffy's Aunt Gladys to see a magic show. When some jewels are stolen, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate.
16 "Playing Footsie with Bigfoot" 24 December 1977 In Oregon, when the star athlete of a sports team is kidnapped, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate. Very soon, they have found Juice Brenner. Or have they? He is acting strangely.

Season 2 (1978
No. Title Original airdate Synopsis
1 "Disco Cavey" 9 September 1978 When jewels are stolen at a disco on the RMS Queen Mary, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate. The creepy monster seems to have the Teen Angels outfoxed.
2 "Muscle-Bound Cavey" 16 September 1978 When a champion wrestler is kidnapped, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate.
3 "Cavey's Crazy Car Caper" 23 September 1978 When a new car is stolen, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate.
4 "Cavey's Mexicali 500" 30 September 1978 when four Aztec calendars are stolen, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels decide to investigate.
5 "Wild West Cavey" 7 October 1978 While at a Wild West show in Dodge City, some money disappears from a saddle bag that two bandits who were really actors pretended to steal from a stagecoach that Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels were riding.
6 "Cavey's Winter Carnival Caper" 14 October 1978 Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate when their friend, figure skater Karenia Mikovich, disappears.
7 "Cavey's Fashion Fiasco" 21 October 1978 At a fashion show, three models disappear.
8 "Cavey's Missing Missile Miss-tery" 28 October 1978 Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels decide to investigate when a missile launch they have been watching in the Grand Canyon, where they had previously competed in the Laff-A-Lympics, goes awry.

Season 3 (1980)
No. Title Original airdate Synopsis
1 "The Scarifying Seaweed Secret" 8 March 1980 Ms. Snowden is supposed to be the heir to a fortune. But she must stay on the island, or her relatives will inherit the fortune. Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels are called in to investigate when the relatives start disappearing thanks to a mysterious sea creature.
2 "The Dummy" 15 March 1980 When some jewels are stolen, a ventriloquist whom Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels had been watching the night before is immediately suspected by a policeman.
3 "Cavey and the Volcanic Villain" 22 March 1980 In Hawaii, a marriage between two lovers from two families who had been enemies for many years is threatened when a sacred pearl disappears. Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels, who are friends with the bride, investigate.
4 "Prehistoric Panic" 29 March 1980 Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels travel back in time to meet Captain Caveman's father, the chief of Cavey's tribe. Cavey soon learns that his father's position is threatened by the Mellog, an evil creature that Captain Caveman's father defeated long ago. Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate when the statue of the Mellog comes to life.
5 "Cavey and the Baffling Buffalo Man" 5 April 1980 A Native American park ranger asks Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels for their help in finding his stolen car and the Buffalo Man who stole it.
6 "Dragonhead" 12 April 1980 While on the way to a Chinese New Year festival in San Francisco, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels save a truck driver working for a fortune cookie factory. The CEO, Mr. Chin, has been having problems with his business since a masked criminal named Dragonhead showed up. Captain Caveman finds the truck. They notice that the fortune cookies were stolen but not the fortunes. Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate.
7 "Cavey and the Murky Mississippi Mystery" 19 April 1980 Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels go on a cruise on a riverboat on the Mississippi River. While there, some nuclear material disappears in the river. Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate and discover a river creature.
8 "Old Cavey in New York" 26 April 1980 In New York City, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels witness a blackout. They soon discover that the gold from the International Gold Exchange has been stolen at the same time.
9 "Cavey and the Albino Rhino" 3 May 1980 Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels are the first people to see a rare albino rhino at the wildlife park. A little while later, the albino rhino is stolen.
10 "Kentucky Cavey" 10 May 1980 Taffy Dare wants to help her uncle who is on the verge of a foreclosure unless his horse wins the Kentucky Derby. When the horse is stolen, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate.
11 "Cavey Goes to College" 17 May 1980 Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels watch the first appearance of a special robot which suddenly disappears.
12 "The Haunting of Hog's Hollow" 24 May 1980 At the Hog Hollow Country Fair, something is wrong with country music singer Jasper Joe Jeeter's voice. Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate when Jasper disappears on a ferris wheel.
13 "The Legend of Devil's Run" 31 May 1980 Dee Dee's uncle, Winton, invites Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels to see the reopening of the Devil's Run Railway when a freight car full of silver disappears the same way a munitions car disappeared during the Civil War. Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate and find out that the legend of the Civil War ghost said to have pulled off the robbery.
14 "The Mystery of the Meandering Mummy" 7 June 1980 When a mummy comes to life and steals an Ancient Egyptian ruby from Brenda's uncle, Jonathan, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate.
15 "The Old Caveman and the Sea" 14 June 1980 While on vacation in Miami, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels witness a shark attack. They soon discover that a treasure has been stolen. Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate.
16 "Lights, Camera... Cavey!" 21 June 1980 While on a tour of the movie studio, a Phantom makes two actresses appear old. Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate.


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Power Man and Iron Fist from Comic Books to Netflix Shows

I grew up reading Power Man and Iron Fist in the 80's. These days Power Man goes more by just his regular name, Luke Cage. Both Cage and Iron Fist are headed to television via Netflix. In this Marvel live action series, a street-fighting ex-con battles crime on the streets of New York as the Super Hero, Luke Cage.
I hope the series is as good as the trailer. I love shows where one man takes on a world of bad guys. I can't wait for this to come out already!


  

Here's the trailer for Iron Fist. Danny Rand fights relentlessly to regain everything he's lost in Marvel's Iron Fist, coming soon to Netflix.



And here's the Defenders teaser. Defenders Teaser!


This one puts all of Marvel's Netflix show characters into one big teamup. If you missed out on the original comic book team up of Power Man and Iron Fist from back in the late 70's then I highly recommend you get this collection of their first teamups.
  
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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Superman Rebirth Comic Book Review

I originally posted this first on my superherouniverse.com site.

***Warning some may consider some of what I write as being minor spoilers*** I don't that I really spoil anything, but just in case, if you don't want to know anything at all about the latest Superman Rebirth then don't read any further. ****


I just recently read Superman 1-3 2016 and Action Comics 957-959 featuring the new DC Comics Rebirth story line. I honestly haven't been reading many of the New 52 comics. I sort of have been collecting them a little at a time here and there when I can find them cheap. I just haven't been that entertained by those story lines. In fact, in recent years I've spent more time reading the older classics and trying to collect the 60's era Superman. I've got all the 70's Superman and Action Comics now.

The older style stories of Superman are more my style, and I mean the the ones before John Byrne's revamp in the 80's back when Curt Swan was the main Superman artist. I was very curious to read what they were doing with the rebirth of Superman. I had read that they were bringing back the John Byrne 80's Superman, which I believe has been revamped at least twice with two different mini-series. I'm still trying to figure out how, but from all my reading so far, but it appears that Superman has made it into the New 52 universe with Lois Lane his wife, and his super son Jon.

Sure enough after reading the last three Action Comics and Superman's family plays a major part of the Rebirth. But what do I think about the latest issues after reading them? Well, Superman 1-2 I think were pretty good, number 3 went a little too fast for me. I guess there weren't enough words. I really hate paying 2.99 for a book that I can finish in 2 minutes or less. Action Comics was filled with action, of course. I pretty much loved 957-959. I really got into it. It reads like classic comics in the sense you feel like Superman is back in the house. I guess, they learned from all the griping over the Man of Steel movie where fans have felt that Superman is depicted as seeming not to care about people getting injured and so forth, because they make a huge point of having Superman tell people to get to safety and asking Lex Luthor of all people to help evacuate citizens. Showing Superman's concerns for citizens does help to magnify the danger of the situation, which is that Doomsday appears to be back and he's got Superman in the fight of his life.

There are a few mysteries that have got me. As I said I haven't gotten into the New 52 books that much, I've got my Superman series up to the 20's and they go to number 50, I believe. So, I'm really complexed as to why this Lex Luthor seems to be acting like a good guy. Surely, he is up to something, and then there's this Clark Kent running around that has no powers completely independent of Superman, and supposedly the New 52 Superman is dead. So that's got me interested. I do hate that comics drag these kinds of mysteries on for like ever though. But for the first time in a long time I have actually got excited about reading a new Superman story. Recently, I think the best new comics I read, believe or not, were Scooby Doo Teamup. I'm a kid at heart, what can I say.


Reading the Action books I felt like Superman was actually in the fight of his life. Now the Superman books 1-3 are mostly focused on Superman's family which is interesting, but as I said issue #3 went too fast for me.

The only other complaint I have so far about Rebirth is that I hate Superman wearing blue boots. Pretty soon he is going have a blue insignia and a blue cape. Come on guys just go ahead and bring back the red in Superman's costume. It's Superman we all expect him to wear his underwear on the outside. I've always believed if it ain't broke don't fix it cause every time you do, you risk breaking it worse.

If your a Superman fan like me, it's a good time to give Superman Rebirth a try, especially the Action Comics. If nothing else get those issues. It does appear that they are going with two separate story lines so you won't miss that much if you only want to keep up with the Action.


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Buy Captain America Civil War Products

Without a doubt Captain America Civil War was the best superhero movie to come out in 2016. This is one that seemed to get it all right almost from start to finish! Get your Cap Civil War collectibles to remember this awesome movie for years to come!

Vandor 26670 Marvel Captain America Civil War Large Tin Tote, Multicolored




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Boy, it doesn't get anymore awesome than this lunch box featuring Captain
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Amazon, but they are both positive. Sounds like a very neat collectible for Cap
and Marvel fans!






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Captain America Civil War will be released on September 13, 2016. You can order it today. This movie will probably be
considered the best this year. It was the perfect superhero movie, almost.
Nothing in this life is perfect, of course, but it's likely a movie you'll watch
again and again for some time to come.

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Adjustable padded straps and mesh side pockets for water bottle
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Here's some Captain America Civil War movie
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So far
it's got 22 reviews mostly positive averaging 4.6 stars out of 5.

Here's
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Comic-inspired design
Includes Giant Man
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Includes figure, 1 accessory, and Build-A-Figure
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Action figure size: 6 inches
It has 4.1 out of 5 stars so far
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Classic 1966 TV Batman Posters

Say what you will about the classic TV Batman from the 60's but Adam West and Burt Ward created a super fun version of Batman that Batfans still love!

Batman and Robin hanging out in the Batcave. Doesn't get any more cooler than this!


Na Na Na Na Na Batman!





The Batmobile, only the most awesome car of all time!
Batmobile Wroom! Poster
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Batcopter Poster
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The Joker surfing! Holy surf boards Batman!
Joker - Surfing Poster
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Riddler - Riddle Me This Poster
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BAM! POSTER
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