R. I. P. – Christopher Lee (1922 – 2015)

The Curse of Frankenstein, Horror of Dracula, The Mummy, Hound of the Baskervilles, The Face of Fu Manchu, Horror Express, The Wicker Man, The Three Musketeers, The Man with the Golden Gun, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, The Lord of the Rings, the second Star Wars trilogy, five Tim Burton films – highlights from the…

R. I. P. – Leonard Nimoy (1931 – 2015)

Beyond Star Trek, there are other things to remember about Mr. Nimoy upon his passing. For example, he played an alien a decade before Star Trek in a Republic Pictures serial entitled Zombies of the Stratosphere (aka Satan’s Satellites). He also did this… * * … but I admired him anyway. I actually owned a…

R. I. P. – Arthur Rankin, Jr. (1924 – 2014)

Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer, The Daydreamer, Mad Monster Party?, The Little Drummer Boy, Frosty, the Snowman, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, Here Comes Peter Cottontail, The Year Without a Santa Claus, Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, The Hobbit, The Last Unicorn, Thundercats, etc. All products of the minds of Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules…

R. I. P. – Joan Rivers (1933 – 2014)

For years, I knew Joan Rivers only as an annoying fashion critic and for apparently pissing off Johnny Carson back in the day. It wasn’t until seeing her on an amazing season two episode of “Louie” that I finally realized just how funny she really was. Her stand-up acts are legendary, and she clearly paved…

R. I. P. – Don Pardo (1918 – 2014)

He’s no longer live from New York, or anywhere else. One of the most recognizable voices in broadcasting has been stilled. You have to admire a man whose career spanned 70 years, from radio to television game shows to late night comedy. He was also the first NBC announcer to broadcast the news of President…