Archive for January 3rd, 2003
dugh writes “Today, January 3rd, would be JRR Tolkien’s Eleventy-first birthday, a significant date for fans of his work. The Tolkien Society will be having a worldwide toast tonight at 9PM Pacific Time.”
Upset that you don’t see any new episodes of the original Star Trek with those colorful shirts and Klingons without ridges? Well, just make your own – these guys did – and did a good job it seems. So good, that at the time of writing this they had to pull the video, entitled Starship Exeter: The Savage Empire, due to the high downloads (Slashdot phasers were set to stun, and Apple’s Mac.com pulled the plug). Hopefully it will be back online soon. At least the materials available show excellent quality of production.
Ah, the wonders of IMDb. Through strange happenstance, I ended up watching The Sound of Music. Now I knew Angela Cartwright (Penny from Lost in Space) was one of the kids. Well, with a quick look in IMDb, I discovered that one of the other girls was in fact Heather Menzies, who played Jessica in the Logan’s Run TV series I mentioned previously. AND, the part of the boy Friedrich was none other than Nicholas Hammond, who played the title role in The Amazing Spider-Man TV series, and who also had a cameo in the recent movie, which I finally got to see earlier the same day…