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Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Birthday Wish

I just wanted to be sure to make this birthday wish to a TV/movie star who has not only been a favorite science fiction actor of mine, but a favorite actor and performer of mine period. Besides his performance in the Star Trek franchise, there have been countless other movies and television series that his work has been absolutely fantastic in. One of these is the hosting and narrating he did in the 1970s paranormal/strange phenomena documentary TV series In Search of . . . So . . .



Happy Birthday, Leonard "Mr. Spock" Nimoy !

and may you continue to live long and prosper.








Sunday, March 20, 2011

Return of the TV Horror Movie Hosts

Cinema Insomnia 10 Year Anniversary: TV horror host Mr. Lobo looks up
Photo: Eric Lobo




I apologize for being gone from the Fantastic Site for so long. It's been a very busy month for me. I'm trying to resume weekly posts.

Many of you probably remember when horror movies that aired on TV were hosted by someone. Remember Elvira Mistress of the Dark's Movie Macabre. If you're a native Sacramentan like me you may be old enough to remember Bob Wilkin's show that screened both B-rated as well as classic horror and sci fi movies. These TV hosts I go for way more than Oprah, Montel Williams, and don't even get me started on Jerry Springer's televised freak show! These TV horror movie hosts were mostly popular in the 1970s and early '80s as were many others going as far back as the early 1950s. Well TV horror hosts are not an extinct species. Below are some links to today's generation of horror hosts, many who's shows you can see on the Web!

http://www.cinemainsomnia.com/

http://www.100ymm.com/

http://vimeo.com/carnivalofhorror

Also you can read my article about a streaming television site of horror hosts at Examiner.com.

Until next time . . .