Wowza, folks, I've done a quick glance at the day -- at least, the day so far as it matters to SciFiHistory.Net -- and it's definitely heavy with birthday citations. What an incredible assortment of talent in front of and behind-the-scenes awaits you on your journey of discovery through the daily citations. There are some heavy hitters in there as well, I might add, so be prepared to give it a very thorough once-over, as they say, and I think you'll be happily surprised with the rundown. There are also a few movie launches in there, too, but not as many as I'd like to see. I do have a handful awaiting posting from the archives, but I'm kinda/sorta short on time this morning as I have some volunteer work to get to this afternoon, and the clock is winding down a bit.
Yesterday, I did have a full slate of movie watching. I finished up the new release of the camp classic Barbarella (1968) and posted a review (link here). Over the years, it's been suggested to me by a great many that it's a flick that I should heartily love, but I've honestly always found it more than a bit flat in the story department. While I'm not as familiar with the source material as I should be (copies are available on Amazon.com at a horrific price), I've seen enough to know that the film and the original comic strip aren't quite in sync so far as characters and sensibilities go. Suffice it to say, I can see why it's always been considered a camp film, and I can understand why it's occasionally praised for some of its production details. However ... as a good story? Meh. Hardly.
But ... to each his own, as they say ...
I also screened two others that I'm only just starting to pen reviews for, so keep your eyes peeled. They'll likely be up tomorrow or Thursday, as time permits.
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As always, thanks for reading ... thanks for sharing ... thanks for being a fan ... and live long and prosper!