Archive for November 1, 2008

Extinct: Super Adventure Team TV Series

November 1, 2008

Ten years ago, MTV ran six episodes of a puppet series called Super Adventure Team.

After one airing, it never appeared again.

The rumor is that the company that owned the rights to Gerry Anderson‘s Supermarionation series at that time saw S.A.T., blanched at its vulgarity, and quickly bought up all the rights to bury the series forever.

Super Adventure Team is a TV program you are not supposed to be able to see.

On my blog? Yeah, right!

Those of you who went over to my forgotten Flickr photos have already seen well over one-hundred screensnaps from episodes of S.A.T.. (Note that something went awry with the color palettes once Flickr got its hands on those! That doesn’t matter if you read through the entire post.)

Here are some for those of you who haven’t gone there yet.

Click to continue for a big surprise

My Forgotten Flickr Photos

November 1, 2008

Really. I forgot where they were. They’re attached to an email account I haven’t used in quite some time. I expected they would have been deleted — but they’re still there!

You can see the opening of the Staten Island Apple Store, some rare Supermarionation screensnaps, and extremely rare screensnaps from some episodes of the old MTV Super Adventure Team series.

My God! I did these three years ago!

Go my forgotten Flickr photos.

iVerse Comics: Ten Comics For The iPhone!

November 1, 2008

This is the press release:

IVERSE COMICS FOR iPHONE/iPOD TOUCH LAUNCH

10 TITLES NOW AVAILABLE IN ITUNES!

Flash Gordon, Proof, ShadowHawk, Wrath of the Titans, Oz: The Manga and more now available for download!

November 1st, 2008 – iVerse Media is proud to announce that their first wave of titles are now available for sale in the iTunes App Store. Featuring some of the top creative talent in the comic book industry, titles are now available from companies like Ardden Entertainment, Antarctic Press, Bluewater Productions, and Image Comics Creators.

“Today we have 10 titles available in the iTunes App Store, and four of those titles are free. The others are $0.99. We’re very excited about that.” said iVerse owner Michael Murphey. “We have ‘Flash Gordon’, ‘Proof’, ‘ShadowHawk’, OZ: The Manga’, ‘Wrath of the Titans’, and ‘Gold Digger: Peebo Tales’ all available today, and this is just the beginning.”

Readers interested in trying comics on their iPhone can get Proof #1, The Return of ShadowHawk, Wrath of the Titans #1, and OZ: The Manga #1 for free in their entirety in the iTunes App Store right now.

You can find all of these titles in the iTunes App Store.

For a complete list of available titles from iVerse and their partners.

iVerse Media is a Texas-based company providing innovative digital solutions for creative content.

For those of you who don’t want to bother opening iTunes right now just to get a preview, go to the iVerse Comics website where complete descriptions of every title is available.

Some of them are free for a limited time!

R.I.P. Writer Studs Terkel

November 1, 2008

Studs Terkel, Listener to Americans, Dies at 96

I’d already closed the blog yesterday when I got word via Twitter.

I highly recommend Hard Times and Working by him. Especially in these times.

Memo To Sony: J&R Notes

November 1, 2008

There weren’t any new netbooks in. But I did notice two things of significance.

First, that Sylvania G 7″ netbook running a Linux variant has dropped to $297.88.

It has a VIA CPU, a seven-inch color screen, and a 30GB hard drive. Plus WiFi and a whole bunch of ports.

Second, the Sony Reader has dropped to $270.00.

It has an ARM CPU, a six-inch grayscale screen, less than a GB of memory, and no WiFi.

Is one of these priced too low? Or is one of them (whisper: Sony Reader) priced too high?

Rare Sylvia Anderson Interview

November 1, 2008

THUNDERBIRDS – Sylvia Anderson Interview c. 1994

This segment from the 1990’s ABC Television program TVTV features an interview with Sylvia Anderson. The often overlooked major contributor to programs such as Stingray,Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet. Sylvia was,of course,the voice of Lady Penelope. This interview coincided with the launch of Sylvia Anderson’s book “Yes,M’Lady” and was shot at Rose Bay,Sydney. Very close to what used to be the Flying Boat Base and was in fact,the site of Australia’s first International Airport! Recorded on VHS c.1994.Enjoy!

October 2008 Contents Now Up

November 1, 2008

Right here.

As we now enter the final two months of this blog!