Can you believe that? Me? The editor of one of the largest Science Fiction and Fantasy trivia-style websites in all of the Information Superhighway? Not doing enough research? Well, the true is she was just sounding off about one particular subject -- a relatively unimportant one -- and I explained that as a one-man operation I clearly don't have the time, effort, and energy to be a Subject Matter Expert on any individual topic within the pages you find here.
But the point she raised did make me think about a specific area of the site that can always use more work: the Movie citations.
See, there are a great many older Science Fiction and Fantasy films that as of yet don't get prime real estate in this space because -- quite simply -- there original release and/or subsequent release dates are lost to history. A film like 1957's The Man Who Turned To Stone may've had only a single run through theaters before disappearing from the silver screen and dropping into the obscurity of the television syndication market (where it was played probably countless times). But because I've had no single date to attach it to, it's just bounced around in my archives for years.
Well, I'm looking to right that wrong, so you may begin seeing the following: in situations wherein I can find a specific month but no day, I'm going to assign these films to the first of the corresponding month. Because IMDB.com asserts that The Man Who Turned To Stone enjoyed its theatrical release sometime during March of 1957, I'll be assigning it to March 1 ... until such a time as I can find more definitive proof of its true and proper release date. This way, I can start to expand the daily citation pages by continuing to bring more and more trivia to the surface for posterity's sake.
To be honest, it's always bugged me that I've had this growing list of older films I've had no means to showcase. I hope everyone is OK with my solution. If not, well ... you know what to do about that.
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!