Posts will continue to be slow here as I do my graduate studies. I did recently make this short visual essay about the possible influences of Surrealism on Tohl Narita’s designs for Ultraman and other shows.
I’m experimenting with making YouTube versions of my blog posts, starting with my thoughts on Neo Ultra Q. Let me know what you think!
When I started watching Neo Ultra Q I didn’t plan to do episode-by-episode commentaries. As I watched more and more of it I found a lot to examine and think about. So I’m writing my thoughts about each of the 12 stories that make up the series. I’ll be repurposing some comments, particularly in this … Continue reading “Neo Ultra Q: Introduction”
My wife and I have a new episode of our “Behind the Scenes” podcast where we talk about our audio productions of her plays and comedy sketches. This time we discuss her play Poet and Warrior about the love story between William Butler Yeats and Maud Gonne. You can hear the episode at: Poet and … Continue reading “Backstory: A Quick Plug”
Some thoughts on this 1963 Czechoslovakian science fiction film, directed by Jindřich Polák. A new 4K restoration is currently (December 2020) available from various streaming services. Assume some general spoilers below… For a little historical context, 1963 was (besides the year I was born and of the Kennedy assassination) also the year Dr. Who premiered … Continue reading “Ikarie XB 1”