Archive for the ‘Brian Ochab’ Category

Holy Bat News! The Batman TV Series is Coming to DVD and my Inner Child is Going Crazy!

 ANNOUNCER:  Midnight in Gotham City…the very dead of night.   Executives from Fox and Warner, outside the studio?  Something must be very much amiss inside the studio for them to be discussing Batman and Robin.   A Mexican stand off?  A plot?  A deal?  Oh, what tangled webs we weave.   Then in the rosy-fingered […]

My Afternoon with Stop-Motion Visual Effects Legend RAY HARRYHAUSEN

Much has been said about the passing of visionary artist and filmmaker Ray Harryhausen.  With the advent of the Internet, very little of any anecdote, fact, figure, statistic and behind the scenes intrigue or biographical information is out of reach.  His films are well known.  Even in today’s CGI dominated effects world, Ray Harryhausen’s work […]

A BRIEF RETURN TO MONKEE BUSINESS

Last year I had the pleasure of seeing The Monkees at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.  It was their 45th anniversary tour (2011). Mickey, Davy and Peter (sans Michael Nesmith).  The concert was just about perfect.  It was a beautiful warm August evening, clear skies and the guys were in top form.  The show […]

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