The origins of Ideal’s S*T*A*R Team and how one toy company is giving the short-lived toy line new life.
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I have very specific memories of waiting in line to see STAR WARS and staring at the lobby cards, images that sparked my imagination and remind me of how patient I had to be as a nine-year-old until I could get through those doors and see the movie.
STAR WARS first arrived in theaters 40 years ago today. Like so many of my generation, the movie rocked my world and changed the trajectory of my future aspirations. This is my story, along with excerpts of my first interview with Mark Hamill.
I’ve assembled a bunch of fun STAR WARS-themed covers of Famous Monsters, classic and contemporary, for your viewing pleasure.
Happy STAR WARS Day! Enjoy a few curated links to exclusive interviews and general excitement related to the film that changed fandom 40 years ago.
The other day, I was overcome by a wave of nostalgia as I was perusing the shelves of my local toy store. I had to reclaim a lost piece of my childhood. I just couldn’t help it.
William Shatner and Douglas Trumbull recall script woes, production delays and the disaster that almost stopped the TREK franchise in its tracks.
After revisiting it on the new MST3K, I’ve come to realize that STAR CRASH gloriously transcends the craptastic. And Caroline Munro remains HOT.
THE LAST JEDI is an unapologetic hybrid of key thematic elements from The Original Trilogy in new packaging, and that’s either good or bad depending on how you look at STAR WARS movies these days.
Before STAR WARS, Ray Harryhausen’s THE 7th VOYAGE OF SINBAD was the big-screen experience that rocked my world.
I chatted with MST3K creator Joel Hodgson, who happily reminisced about how Gamera boosted his fledgling cable show with the power of rubber monster comedy.
That time I lunched with BREAKING AWAY star Dennis Christopher, who detailed his unlikely detour into a slasher cult classic.
The star of FLASH GORDON gets candid with set stories and some 20/20 hindsight about the 1980 fan favorite.
I chat with THE BLACK HOLE stars and director on the occasion of the iconic Disney film’s 40th anniversary.
Interview: HARRYHAUSEN: THE LOST MOVIES author John Walsh details the amazing unproduced ideas of the stop-motion legend and the planned follow-up to CLASH OF THE TITANS in development.
From courting Van Halen to wild deleted scenes, I chat with Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, and director Stephen Herek about creating their comedy classic BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE.
My interview with the INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS director on the 40th anniversary of the Sci-Fi classic.
That time Topher invited me to watch his fan edit of Steven Spielberg’s 1977 masterpiece, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND.
My detailed appreciation of Ray Harryhausen’s stop-motion spectacular THE 7th VOYAGE OF SINBAD on its 60th anniversary.
I had the privilege of chatting with the incredibly candid Ralph Bakshi for the 40th anniversary of his animated masterpiece.
An appreciation of Ralph Bakshi’s animated THE LORD OF THE RINGS 40 years later, with vintage lobby cards and cool collectibles!
Celebrated Famous Monsters cover artist Terry Wolfinger talks about his formative years and reveals the secrets to his commercial art success.
Are a plethora of pop-culture references enough to keep audiences satisfied with Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of READY PLAYER ONE?
I first interviewed Rick Baker in 2012 for ET. He was happy to discuss his humble beginnings and love for Famous Monsters.
A new book on Steven Spielberg’s CLOSE ENCOUNTERS details incredible, alternate possibilities that never made it to the screen.