Archive for the Miscellania Category

RIP Sir Sean Connery

Posted in Miscellania on October 31, 2020 by MONSTERMINIONS
Terrific actor who was so much more than just Bond. Rest in peace.


Indicator #80

Posted in Hammer Oddities, Miscellania with tags , , on May 20, 2020 by MONSTERMINIONS
Indicator’s The Camp on Blood Island arrived! This is part of Indicator’s Hammer Vol. 3 “Blood and Terror” box set. I even have the pulp paperback reprint from 1974, originally published in 1958 by Panther Books. The novel was adapted from the screenplay co-written by Val Guest and J.M. White.

Joe 90 Glasses!

Posted in Gerry Anderson, Miscellania, Streaming with tags , on April 29, 2020 by MONSTERMINIONS

I love the British show The Repair Shop now streaming on Netflix. These talented fixer-uppers can repair and restore anything including vintage Dalek toys, clocks, furniture, musical instruments and music boxes. In Episode 4 this fellow even dons “Joe 90” glasses! Nothing like a pat on the back to Gerry and Sylvia!


Thylacine Prints

Posted in Cryptids, Miscellania with tags , , on February 5, 2020 by MONSTERMINIONS

Nice historical renders of the Tasmanian tiger. The last illustration (circa 1870) was done by Harriet Scott (1832-1910), Colonial NSW, AU, who is best known for her contributions to Lepidoptera.


Posted in Miscellania with tags , , on February 5, 2020 by MONSTERMINIONS

In the original classic Creature from the Black Lagoon there’s a scene where Julie Adams refers to an ancient surviving fish called a Kamongo. That’s a colloquial name for lungfish —a Lazarus species that has survived from the Devonian Period. Here’s an artistic render.

Apparently you can eat them.



Posted in Kaiju, Miscellania with tags on December 3, 2019 by MONSTERMINIONS

RIP Carol Lynley

Posted in Miscellania on September 5, 2019 by MONSTERMINIONS

Hard to believe Carol Lynley was 77. Here she is with Darren McGaven in The Night Stalker (1972).

Grim Reaper!

Posted in Miscellania with tags on May 1, 2019 by MONSTERMINIONS

Roger Corman’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Posted in Bad Films I Love, Miscellania with tags , on April 22, 2019 by MONSTERMINIONS

Haaaa! A very poor mashup I worked up. StarCrash is actually a fun romp. Tessier would have made a good Drax and Caroline a stunning Gamora.

Roger Corman presents “Guardians of the Galaxy” (1979) starring David Hasselhoff as Peter Quill, Caroline Munro as Gamora, Robert Tessier as Drax the Destroyer, Hamilton Camp as Rocket and Salvatore Baccaro as Groot.

The Lady from the Black Lagoon

Posted in 3-D, Miscellania with tags on April 7, 2019 by MONSTERMINIONS

Yawn. Such anger. Unfortunately I can’t recommend this new biography. While I think it is important to recognize Milicent Patrick’s contributions as a creative designer, Author O’Meara’s edgy millennial prose and jabs at men detract from an interesting life.

You’ll be better off to look up the male published May 1954 Mechanix Illustrated article (with the creature cover) which recognized Patrick as the Gillman designer.