Continuity Issues from Frankenstein to Bride of Frankenstein

Boris Karloff as the Frankenstein monster and Mae Clarke as Henry Frankenstein's fiancée, Elizabeth in 1931's Frankenstein. UPDATED! This has been brought up in Universal monster movie fan groups on Facebook of which I am a member. However, I thought I would re-visit it after recently watching both films back-to-back and paying more attention. I …

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How to Fix the Dark Universe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCm2PX5Iz00 I have written about the Universal Monsterverse, the first cinematic universe, extensively in recent months. In fact, my look at Universal's werewolf movies was the most popular thing I've posted in quite some time. Universal horror (1925-1956) is still enjoyed and widely discussed by people of all ages. The Peacock streaming service from Comcast/Xfinity, …

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January Quickly Becoming a Wash in the Weight Loss Effort

When I first made the decision to eat better and lose weight eight years ago I was gung-ho. I went full bore, balls to the wall into it. Changed the diet overnight. Started walking three miles per day right away. Had a major setback because I forgot to add water and ended up needing an …

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The Man (and Woman) Makes the Uniform

Scotty, Spock, Bones, Uhura and Chekov in the standard Star Fleet uniform, while Kirk is wearing a more "casual" top. Gold stripes at the end of the sleeve presumably denotes rank. The color difference between Kirk and Chekov's shirts are distinct. When I was an enlisted man in the United States Navy we had a …

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Star Trek’s Guest Stars Among the Stars

Ricardo Montalban as Khan (left) opposite William Shatner as Capt. James T. Kirk. My exploration of Star Trek: The Original Series has slowed from warp speed to impulse power in the recent days. I still have the same inclination to watch the whole thing and I'd say I am roughly halfway through. The other night …

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The Randomness of Star Trek’s Random Characters

The core seven characters from Star Trek: The Original Series in one of the theatrical films (l-r): Spock, Sulu, Chekov, Kirk, Scotty, Bones, Uhura. Since I started this exploration of Star Trek: The Original Series, I have taken note of the characters, especially since there was such a difference between the unaired pilot and the …

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Starting Week 2 of the Fitness Journey Reboot

They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Well, the first week of the reboot of my fitness journey started off with good intentions last Monday. By Wednesday, my nutrition went out the window again. I will not discuss Wednesday's events in Washington, D.C., here. Let's just say I got my workouts …

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How the Alien Franchise Went Off the Rails

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ5lPt9edzQ I watched Alien: Resurrection (1997) again the other night and it rekindled a thought I had some time ago to detail how what should have been one of the mightiest science fiction universes in the vein of Star Wars and Star Trek went askew. I am a huge fan of the first two films, …

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