My chat with writer/artist Henry Chamberlain, whose new graphic novel details his life-changing meetings with iconic TWIGHT ZONE & STAR TREK writer George Clayton Johnson.
Dirty Bastards: A Dive Into the Men-on-a-Mission War Subgenre
Dive into the dense cinematic catalog of war films that helped inspire Quentin Tarantino's INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS.
This is the ‘Way’: James Cameron’s Been Making Multiple ‘Avatar’ Sequels At the Same Time
What James Cameron told me about his approach to filming the AVATAR sequels: "Probably the most challenging thing I’ve ever done."
Reflecting on a Fiberglass Romance: Mark Hamill Talks ‘Corvette Summer’
If you want to see a sparkle in Mark Hamill’s eyes, ask him about CORVETTE SUMMER.
‘Star Trek’ Model Memories
I miss having model spaceships hanging from my ceiling...
He’ll Save Every One of Us: Looking back at ‘FLASH GORDON’ with Sam J. Jones
The star of FLASH GORDON gets candid with set stories and some 20/20 hindsight about the 1980 fan favorite.
Terry Gilliam Turns Back ‘Time Bandits’
Director Terry Gilliam shares tales of working with Connery, a Beatle, an untried kid, and the most entertaining band of dwarves ever captured on film.
A Return to Disney’s ‘The Black Hole’
I chat with THE BLACK HOLE stars and director on the occasion of the iconic Disney film's 40th anniversary.
Lost & Found: The Unmade Films of Ray Harryhausen and His New Epic Fantasy
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.
A Look Back in Context: The Fantastic Amazement of ‘This Island Earth’
Is THIS ISLAND EARTH a serious Sci-Fi classic, or an MST3K punchline?
The Unexpected Path to ‘Alien’: My Interview with Ridley Scott
My one-on-one interview with legendary director Ridley Scott for the 40th anniversary of ALIEN.
Topher Grace’s ‘Close Encounters’ Remix
That time Topher invited me to watch his fan edit of Steven Spielberg's 1977 masterpiece, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND.
Interview: Ralph Bakshi’s Epic Battle Over ‘The Lord of the Rings’
I had the privilege of chatting with the incredibly candid Ralph Bakshi for the 40th anniversary of his animated masterpiece.
S*T*A*R Team: A Beloved ‘Star Wars’ Knockoff’s Origin & Rebirth
The origins of Ideal's S*T*A*R Team and how one toy company is giving the short-lived toy line new life.
‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’: The Flick Flack Movie Review
It's a heist film, a love story, a coming-of-age flick, a mentor-protégé study -- and a blast.
‘Ready Player One’: The Flick Flack Movie Review
Are a plethora of pop-culture references enough to keep audiences satisfied with Steven Spielberg's adaptation of READY PLAYER ONE?
Famous Monsters & Aliens: A Chat with Rick Baker, Monster Maker
I first interviewed Rick Baker in 2012 for ET. He was happy to discuss his humble beginnings and love for Famous Monsters.
Time to Disrupt the ‘Star Wars’ Franchise
With fans sharply polarized over THE LAST JEDI, does the STAR WARS franchise need to change?
‘The Last Jedi’: The Flick Flack Movie Review
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.
Thrill at These ‘Empire Strikes Back’ Lobby Cards from 1980
A healthy helping of EMPIRE to help you stoke the fires of your STAR WARS nostalgia.
Giving a Damn About ‘Damnation Alley’
I still love the idea of DAMNATION ALLEY, and I think the concept is ripe for a remake.
More Human Than Human: Vintage ‘Blade Runner’ Lobby Cards
Enjoy these vintage 1982 BLADE RUNNER lobby cards while you fold unicorn origami at a noodle bar.
‘Blade Runner 2049’: The Flick Flack Movie Review
Is Rick Deckard a Replicant or not? Does BLADE RUNNER 2049 live up to expectations? Read the Flick Flack review of the long-awaited sequel.
The Man Who Brought Bond, the Beatles & More to the Movies
From Bond to the Beatles, legendary producer David Picker shares incredible tales from the Hollywood trenches with me.
A Conversation with SHAG: The Influence of ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Planet of the Apes’ & More on His Pop-Culture Painting
EXCLUSIVE: Talented artist SHAG talks pop-culture influences, licensed character work, what he refuses to paint, and what’s next!
For the Love of Fantasy and Ray Harryhausen
Before STAR WARS, Ray Harryhausen's THE 7th VOYAGE OF SINBAD was the big-screen experience that rocked my world.
Make My Game: Clint Eastwood Flies ‘Firefox’ in 1982 Promotional Stunt
Thirty-five years ago this weekend, Clint Eastwood's cold-war thriller FIREFOX flew into theaters -- and he played the Atari game for the cameras.
Junket Fatigue: The Mind-Numbing Repetition of Movie Promotion
A look at what actors must endure to promote their latest product. Junkets can be psychological torture, a dark tunnel of repetition with no end in sight.
The Force is With These 1977 ‘Star Wars’ Lobby Cards
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.
My ‘Star Wars’ Story and Mark Hamill Musings on the Blockbuster’s 40th Anniversary
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.
Henson and Oz Defend ‘The Dark Crystal’
With the announcement of a new prequel series to THE DARK CRYSTAL on Netflix, I revisit a vintage interview with original creators Jim Henson and Frank Oz.
LISTEN NOW: Podcasts Featuring IT CAME FROM… Creator David Weiner
I love to talk, and so naturally I love the podcast format, which provides a casual, fun, and freeform way to share all the things I love about genre pop culture.
Remembering Marvel Super Special Movie Adaptations
Being both a movie buff and avid comic-book reader had its perks in the '70s and '80s, especially when Marvel Comics rolled out its "Marvel Super Special" comic-book magazine series.
‘Star Wars’ and the End of Famous Monsters
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!
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.
‘Star Wars’ Early Bird Kit Nostalgia
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.
The Art of Famous Monsters of Filmland
Inspired by our Rondo Award win, I shine a spotlight on the current roster of artists painting for Famous Monsters and the brand-new art that came about during the time that I was editor of the magazine.
‘Star Crash’ Crush
After revisiting it on the new MST3K, I've come to realize that STAR CRASH gloriously transcends the craptastic. And Caroline Munro remains HOT.