Geek

I’m a geek. I can’t help it. Here’s my geeky musings and ramblings.

Handheld computer games from 1980!

Another Christmas catalog page, this one from the 1980 JC Penney catalog… Handheld computer games! How many of you had these? I had both the Mattel Football 2 and Baseball game, and I played the HELL out of them. When…

Frazetta posters!

I think every young geek in the seventies had at least one of these posters on his (or her) wall. Frazetta, man… that guy just BROUGHT IT. Here’s an ad for his posters, “from the original Conan paperback covers,” and the idea…

Video: Kings and Desperate Men, starring Patrick McGoohan

Here’s a treat for fans of Patrick McGoohan (like me): The movie Kings and Desperate Men is available in full on YouTube. Written and directed by McGoohan friend Alexis Kanner, the film features McGoohan in a hostage tale that is similar to the later film Die Hard (Kanner thought it was TOO similar, and sued – he lost).

Some Halloween videos for you…

First, Elvira and Vincent Price guesting on The Tonight Show… Vincent in a dramatic reading of Poe’s The Raven… A documentary on the making of the movie Halloween… And here’s a full Vincent Price movie, Madhouse!

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Toys!

Another scan from a Christmas Catalog, this one is the 1980 JCPenny page that features Buck Rogers toys! The “Laserscope Space Fighter” was never shown on the TV series, but it’s really cool. Here’s some more info on that toy.…

Famous Monsters of Filmland, Issue 1

Since Halloween is coming up, I thought it was appropriate to post this for everyone’s enjoyment – a downloadable PDF of Famous Monsters of Filmland’s first issue. Famous Monsters magazine influenced hundreds of filmmakers, from Joe Dante to Steven Spielberg,…