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John Muir
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Identified by Hugh: The Twilight Zone:"Come Wander with Me." Identified by Hugh: Lost in Space: "There Were Giants in the Earth." Identified by SGB: Gilligan's Island. Identified by Hugh: Star Trek: "The Way to Eden." Identif...
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Today, we have lost, unexpectedly and tragically, a pop culture icon. In my book, Music on Film: Purple Rain (2012), I wrote the following passage regarding Prince (1958-2016): "...[W]e fade in on a solitary figure stan...
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Gareth Thomas -- a sci-fi TV icon -- has passed away. Mr. Thomas is widely beloved and remembered for his two season stint as rebel leader Roj Blake on Terry Nation's genre series Blake's 7 (1978-1981). For the futu...
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With the release of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice two weeks ago (read my thoughts here), Batman has made his triumphant return to movie screens after an interminable interregnum of...just a few years, actually. As it turns out, audiences can't go too long without DC Comics' Dark Knight ...
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The unsettling and inexplicable experience of Barney and Betty Hill -- of alien abduction -- was recounted meticulously in John Fuller's best-selling book, The Interrupted Journey. The same tale was also memorably adapted for...
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What is Birdman (2014)? The answer to that question is not exactly clear-cut, or simple. On a surface level, the Academy Award-winning film from director Alejandro Inarritu is the immersive story of a once-popular mov...
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Stardate 1709.1 As Captain Kirk (William Shatner) officiates at a wedding of two young officers -- Lt. Robert Tomlinson (Stephen Mines) and Ensign Angela Martine (Barbara Baldavin) -- he also monitors a dangerous situatio...
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This week at Flashbak, I also celebrated the (almost) 50th anniversary of Milton Bradley’s strategy game Battleship. Here’s a snippet and the url (http://flashbak.com/sank-battleship-celebrating-milton-bradleys-beloved-st...
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In 2016, I’ve devoted some real estate here on the blog to “Disaster Day,” my reviews of classic disaster films such as The Poseidon Adventure (192), The Towering Inferno (1974) and even Earthquake (1974). My obsession w...
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The author of Horror Films of the 1970s, and creator of the web-series "The House Between,"
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John is the author of over 24 film and television reference books, including award winners Terror Television (2001), Horror Films of the 1970s (2002) and The Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and TV (2004).  He is also the creator of the web series The House Between.  His blog is at http://reflectionsonfilmandtelevision.blogspot.com

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  • University of Richmond
    English
  • Kent State University
    Journalism, Mass Communication, PR
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