whoa - i had a comic w/ this character in it when i was a kid. A reprint, something DC with one of those "imaginary" Superman stories in it. And for some reason it's been haunting my thoughts for the last few weeks while i tried to remember more details. So — thanks! » 10/21/14 7:57am Yesterday 7:57am

not to mention, Smallville was sort of an Elseworlds Superman-tale, so it either wasn't on the radar of - or didn't "count" for - the more casual superhero fan. With the Flash TV show being a more straightforward superhero story, PLUS audience expectations regarding multi-media shared universes... i just don't get… » 10/16/14 5:37pm Thursday 5:37pm

+1000. SNL hasn't tried to brand itself as subversive and edgy since the late 70, so it's never really been subversive and edgy to declare that it's not. SNL is pretty much Sabado Gigante for Americans, and for every Hartman / Hader / Murray they've always had a handful of Meyers / Farley / Anthony Michael Halls… » 10/13/14 10:26am 10/13/14 10:26am

am i / have i missed pix of these painted flats (like a 2-d facade, right?) I'll give you that some of the old school techniques seem like overkill, but they're fairly effective ones (i never noticed them in the OT, is what i'm saying) » 9/16/14 2:51pm 9/16/14 2:51pm

my ex was an "alternative (to) medicine" practitioner. I can't say that's the reason for the divorce (if it was one of the reasons, it's relatively far down the list), but i don't miss making excuses for why it was okay for her to separate fools from their money. And i went through them all: Quantum woo, the… » 9/08/14 12:45pm 9/08/14 12:45pm

yeeeah, i guess it'll happen again, but i'm doubting it in the science fiction / fantasy genre world. Only because THERE, even if it would hit the heights of a Star TREK, it'll still pale in comparison to what happened w/ Star Wars.

The last time i felt like something came close to that sort of culturally pervasive… » 8/27/14 2:26pm 8/27/14 2:26pm