Sorry about the unintentional radio silence over the past few days; a pre-holiday crunch at the office kept me offline and I've been treating myself to an extended sojourn in the real world for the past few days - a sojourn highlighted by The Worst Haircut Ever; I swear, I look like Steve Ditko's rendition of J. Jonah Jameson. Anyway, a few random bits of trivia that have been rattling around in my head (non-sci-fi geeks can tune out now, if they desire):
-I thought this Entertainment Weekly article about Transformers was pretty funny; I was around 14 when the cartoon debuted so I was never really a fan of it, but you've got to get a chuckle out of the cartoon's fans griping that the film adaptation of a toy franchise is overly commercial.
The story reminded me of when I did some promotional work for the Mattel/Cartoon Network re-launch of the He-Man & The Masters of the Universe line a few years ago. I was shocked to discover that Mattel keeps a full time PR person on staff whose sole job is to maintain good relations between Mattel and the He-Man fan base. Mind you, this was a franchise that had been dormant for nearly twenty years at that point in time. He-Man liason is a tough, unenviable job, by the way - there are literally thousands of He-Man fan sites and it seems that grown men who write He-Man fanfic are a surprisingly prickly and fickle bunch.
I have used this space to wax rhapsodic about the Christopher Eccleston Dr. Who episodes; I've finally had a chance to catch up with the first season of David Tennant's run as the Doctor.
Um, yeah, let's just say my reaction is a bit less rhapsodic...
Regular transmissions about stuff that actually matters to resume tomorrow.