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Did You Know Dr Who Met The Pigs In Space?

Wait, what did I just type? However, it is quite true – Dr Who met The Pigs in Space. Furthermore it was just last week that this unlikely event took place. All of it thanks to the live stage show The Muppets Take the O2 on July 13th and 14th. Better yet, during the two day event, depending on which show you caught you saw Peter Davison or David Tennant! As you might imagine when Dr Who met the Pigs In Space hilarity ensued.

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In addition to both David Tennant as well as Peter Davison appearing in the show. The Muppets Take the O2 featured Bobby Moynihan as host, a role he filled in 2017’s The Muppets Take The Bowl. Which was of course the event at the Hollywood Bowl. You can see Moynihan getting a high five from Kermit in the below clip as well as Paul Williams and Floyd sharing a moment.

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Besides Moynihan The Muppets Take the O2 also featured other celebrities. Such as Kevin Bishop who portrayed Jim Hawkins in 1996’s Muppet Treasure Island. It turns out he attempted to help the Swedish Chef create haggis during the show. Also performing was Kylie Minogue, Anthony Head and the British pop group known as Steps, among others.

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Back to when Dr Who met the Pigs In Space, if you attended the show on Saturday the 14th, you were treated to the appearance of the esteemed Peter Davison.

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Images courtesy of the Muppet Wiki.

If you caught The Muppets Take the O2 on Friday night however you saw David Tennant as the Doctor.

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Now that you have seen what happened when Dr Who met the Pigs in Space. Do you feel it was as funny as when Luke Skywalker met the Pigs in Space?

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Enjoy The Thrill Of The Floppotron Airwolf Theme!

When it comes to thrilling as well as toe-tapping 80’s TV show themes. Airwolf certainly should be in the top ten. It was Pawel Zadrozniak however that realized that a Floppotron Airwolf theme sounded even better. Granted that is due to it being played on a system of 8 hard disks, with 64 floppy drives, and 2 scanners. Because in my personal opinion anything on this system sounds better. Knight Rider, Queen, and yes, even a version of the Floppotron Airwolf theme.

Now just before we let you listen to said theme. Bear with me just long enough to share with you my memories of Airwolf. It will be pretty quick, I promise you. Back in 1984 when the show was beginning it’s first three seasons on CBS…I never watched it. As I have shared before, in my household, if my Father didn’t want to watch something we didn’t see it. However there was one evening when flipping the channels that I was able to catch the opening. Which included that thrilling theme by Slyvester Levay!

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So then it became something of an odd situation, friends. I would turn to CBS to watch the intro to Airwolf. Then I would change to ABC so my Father could watch T.J. Hooker. Just remember in those day we only had the one television.

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I did learn all about Airwolf though!

That was thanks to my schoolmates. It was during recess and our lunches that I would sit and listen to them talk about the series. How the supersonic helicopter was stolen by it’s chief designer. Used as an instrument of terror and destruction, it fell to Stringfellow Hawke, the original test pilot to reclaim it. Stringfellow played by Jan-Michael Vincent was aided by a mentor and Father figure, Dominic Santini. Portrayed in the series by the one and only Ernest Borgnine. Together the two reclaimed the helicopter and used it on special missions for a top secret agency. In fact you should listen to Borgnine talk about the series yourself!

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All right, with a little history behind us. It is time to thrill to the Floppotron Airwolf theme!

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Rest In Peace: Harlan Ellison (1934 – 2018)

Friends, as most of you are already aware of, we lost Harlan Ellison on Thursday. An iconic writer in many genres to say the least. Horror, fantasy, mystery, and science-fiction to name a few. To say nothing of Harlan Ellison’s work in comics, television, movies, and even video games. Harlan’s legacy is vast, with over 1,700 short stories alone. Don’t take our word for it though, friends. Look at what others in the industries he worked in have said on his passing.
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It wasn’t just Stephen King who had something to share but Leonard Maltin as well.
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Another Author that I am passionate about, happened to be a dear friend to Ellison. That is Neil Gaiman. Follow this link Neil Gaiman to see what he shared about the legend’s passing. Be warned there is some salty language.

Opinionated. Angry. Honest. Passionate. These are of course just a few of the words that described Ellison. While I never had the pleasure of meeting the writer. I did enjoy listening to what he had to say. Certainly I may not have always agreed with his viewpoint but it was always interesting nonetheless.

Case in point. Check out his thoughts on 1993’s The Death of Superman.

The first time I was introduced to the works of Harlan Ellison, it was probably the same as many of you. The infamous 1967 episode of Star Trek entitled The City on the Edge of Forever. I say infamous because Ellison was so very upset that his script was rewritten by Gene Roddenberry. It didn’t help that Roddenberry took credit for elements that Ellison wrote. In fact, back in 2009 Ellison sued CBS television as well as the Writers Guild of America. The former for 25% of net on merchandising and publishing earned from the episode. The latter was due to the Author feeling they hadn’t protected his interests over the years. In a press release published by Variety on March 16th, 2009:
“It ain’t about the ‘principle,’ friend, it’s about the money! Pay me! I’m doing it for the 35-year-long disrespect and the money!”

I began to notice Ellison’s name thanks to yet another TV series. This time it was the 1985 Twilight Zone revival. Furthermore it was the very first episode of the series, entitled Shatterday. The teleplay was written by Alan Brennert but based on Ellison’s 1975 short story. It was also directed by the late and great Wes Craven. It concerns a man who accidentally calls home from a bar…only to hear himself answer.

Shatterday also happens to star none other than Bruce Willis

Friends, these are just some highlights that come to mind on Ellison’s work. While it is sad that he has passed away, we can take some small comfort in what he has left behind. An enormous body of entertainment in myriad forms. As a lasting legacy that is no small feat. As always in these cases, we will dim the lights in the Vault auditorium.

I will leave you with the esteemed Mick Garris interviewing Harlan Ellison.

For this episode of the Fantasy Film Festival, the two discuss A Boy and His Dog.

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Animated Star Trek And Transformers Crossover!

There is certainly a lot to love about both the 1973 animated Star Trek as well as 1984’s The Transformers. The fact that now IDW is giving us a Star Trek and Transformers crossover set in those universes. Well, that is indeed an amazing bit of news and has to be shared. I also want to add that we need to thank io9 for the news about this upcoming Star Trek and Transformers crossover event.

When I was growing up I was lucky enough to catch the Star Trek animated series on local television. Every Sunday after Church, I was able to plop down on my Grandparent’s living room floor and watch it. I had of course already been introduced to the original television series. While I was thrilled to see the animated versions of Kirk, Spock, and Scotty. It was absolutely the addition though of crew members Arex and M’Ress I loved most.

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I have spoken quite a bit before on my love of The Transformers. There are many times after closing the arcade down for the night. I will just pull up a chair at the snack bar and pop in one of the 1984 to 1987 series. Although I will certainly admit that nothing beats that very first afternoon when I was introduced to The Transformers.

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Now officially the name of the upcoming comic book series is Star Trek Vs. Transformers. Also of note is of course this isn’t the first time the crew of a Star Trek series has participated in a comic book crossover. X-Men, Planet of the Apes, Green Lantern and more.
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Having said that though, an Star Trek and Transformers crossover by way of the animated series is incredibly exciting.
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The series which debuts in September, is written by Mike Johnson as well as John Barber. With art being handled by Philip Murphy and colorist Leonardo Ito. Thanks to that exclusive to io9 a couple of days ago. We also have this press release:

“This is a crossover several decades in the making, and we could not be more thrilled to bring it to fans,” Johnson said in a press release provided to io9. “John and I are having a blast writing the first meeting of Starfleet and Cybertronians, and Phil is the perfect artist to bring these two franchises together on the page.”

It is only a couple of months away until the release of the miniseries. Just enough time to decide on whether they will include the obvious catch phrase.
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“Beam me up and roll out!

I feel with sharing this news about the animated Star Trek and Transformers crossover. We also have to share Doug Simpson’s excellent article concerning Transformers: The Movie!

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