Thursday, March 31, 2011
Captain's bLog: 0331.11
• There are now more than 500 "likes" on the Space: 1970 Facebook page, too.
• Enjoyed re-visiting Close Encounters of the Third Kind on Blu-Ray over the weekend. I think it was the first time since seeing it in the theater at age 13 that I've seen the original theatrical cut of the film. As I recall, only the "Special Edition" was available on VHS during the 80s, and the DVD that I owned only had the extended "Director's Cut." Fortunately, the new Blu-Ray contains (thanks to seamless branching) all three versions. The video transfer is gorgeous, by the way - very "film-like" with great contrasts and beautiful colors. I haven't delved into the supplemental features yet, but I'm looking forward to checking them out.
• As I said in my last "Captain's bLog" entry, I've been busy with other writing assignments, which is why this blog leaned so heavily on image-based posts in March. Hopefully, over the next month or so, I'll have time to write up some more substantial posts - more essays, "Favorite Episodes," and reviews. Of course, I'll still showcase any cool art or photos I come across...
Moonstone Books based on the Seventies' TV show, Kolchak: The Night Stalker. A couple years ago they published a 3-issue miniseries I wrote, called Kolchak Tales: Night Stalker of the Living Dead (collected in the Kolchak Tales: Monsters Among Us trade paperback), and I'm currently writing the ongoing, Kolchak: The Night Stalker Files series for the company. The first two issues are available now, with issue #3 due out in a month or so.
The trade paperback can be purchased from your local comics shop or Amazon (Kolchak The Night Stalker: Monsters Among Us (Kolchak Tales)) and the first two issues of the Kolchak: The Night Stalker Files ongoing series can also be found at better comic shops or can be ordered directly from the publisher.
• And, while I'm self-promoting... if anyone is interested in learning more about the arrested adolescent who spends too much time on this blog when he should be working on other things - i.e., yours truly - you can check out my homepage at Atomic Pulp. There, you'll find information about my various writing projects (including my other blogs). And don't forget to check out my DVD and Blu-Ray review site, DVD Late Show.