Archive for the Miscellania Category

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.

Babel Fish

Posted in Miscellania with tags , , , , on March 31, 2019 by MONSTERMINIONS

This is so bizarre to me. Jung coined the term “synchronicity” or a meaningful coincidence. How it might be meaningful to me I have no idea. Here’s the story—

Last night I picked up a 4-pack of Nordic lingonberry sour ale from a local tasting room brew pub “Speciation”. The ale had a vaguely familiar whimsical fish on the label.

This morning I was flipping through random crap on the internet and the BABEL FISH pops up. It’s the same freakin’ thing on the beer label! Obviously, the folks at Speciation are fans of the “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy”, but I’m still weirded out about the coincidence.

Babel Fish Hearing Aid

RIP King Kong Bundy

Posted in Miscellania, RIP with tags on March 5, 2019 by MONSTERMINIONS

Man, these guys are dropping like flies. King Kong was one of the greats and a terrific presence and showman.

Pareidolia Effect

Posted in Miscellania, Weird Science with tags on March 3, 2019 by MONSTERMINIONS

I took this shot of a seed pod coated with a thin veneer of ice. As I was editing the image I noticed a strange alien-looking face embedded under the ice. This is the so-called pareidolia effect. Or is it?

Pareidolia

Academy Awards 2019

Posted in Miscellania with tags , , on February 24, 2019 by MONSTERMINIONS

Booo hiss shame on the Academy. No recognition for Julie Adams and Dick Miller. Nice to see Stan Lee tribute.

El Braniac!

Posted in Bad Films I Love, Collectibles, Miscellania with tags , on January 24, 2019 by MONSTERMINIONS