THE SOLARNAUTS (1967) – FORGOTTEN TELEVISION

SolarnautsTHE SOLARNAUTS (1967) – It’s kind of a shame that this pilot for a science fiction series didn’t get picked up. The Solarnauts combined some of the best (and worst) elements of Star Trek and Doctor Who plus Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s countless “Supermarionation” programs like Thunderbirds, Supercar, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, etc. 

This program featured a Star Fleet type organization of the future and its light, fluffy adventures – adventures that wouldn’t have been out of place on 1950s television so the show has a nice “retro” feel. Continue reading

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IRON MAN: 1970s CLASSICS 6 – DOCTOR SPECTRUM, THOR AND THE FREAK

For Part One of these Iron Man 1970s classics click HERE.

im 65IRON MAN Vol 1 #65 (December 1973)

Title: The Cutting Edge of Death

Villain: Doctor Spectrum 

Synopsis: This issue picks up right where the last one left off: Near the wreckage of Roxie Gilbert’s health food store, caused by the destructive battle between Iron Man and Dr. Spectrum. The huge, energy-charged scimitar that the villain created via his power ring Power Prism is trying to slice through our hero’s armor to kill him.

Meanwhile, the exhausted Iron Man is barely able to use his repulsor rays to hold off the enormous energy-sword. Dr. Spectrum gets distracted by another argument with the alien intelligence inside his Power Prism AND by a blow to the face by Roxie Gilbert, who is briefly abandoning her pacifist principles to save Iron Man, who has saved HER multiple times in the recent past.

Dr. Spectrum easily smacks aside Roxie, who runs to a fellow bystander, the former boxer Eddie March. Roxie tells him Iron Man needs more help than normal human beings can provide and wants to call in the Avengers. Instead, Eddie says he has a quicker idea but we are not yet shown what that idea IS. Continue reading

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NEWS ROUNDUP: MAY 6th

biden ministry of truth and nutty ninaCNN POLL: SEVENTY-SEVEN PERCENT BLAST JOE BIDEN’S ECONOMY.

REPAIRMAN TARGETED BY DEMOCRAT MEDIA OUTLETS FOR HEROICALLY COMING FORWARD ABOUT HUNTER BIDEN’S LAPTOP (AND THE SCANDALS IT UNEARTHED) SUING SCHIFF, CNN, DAILY BEAST AND POLITICO. More HERE. And HERE.

DURHAM INVESTIGATION WINS CASE FOR ACCESS TO MORE OF HILLARY CLINTON CAMPAIGN AND FUSION GPS DOCUMENTS REGARDING THE “RUSSIAN COLLUSION” HOAX.

Joe Biden dem in dementiaBIDEN REGIME PREVENTING THE MENTALLY UNFIT JOE BIDEN FROM SPEAKING WITHOUT A TELEPROMPTER. And no wonder.

ALL 22 CANDIDATES ENDORSED BY TRUMP WON IN TUESDAY’S PRIMARIES IN OHIO AND INDIANA. More HERE. And HERE. Pay attention, because the moment any of Trump’s endorsed candidates lose the Democrats’ media outlets act like it means he’s “fading.”

GEORGIA DEMOCRAT EXPOSED FOR SPONSORING LEGISLATION RELATED TO THEIR PRIVATE BUSINESS INTERESTS. Continue reading

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COOL-NAMED SPORTS TEAM: ALEXANDRIA COLLEGE

For some random fun, here’s another college with cool-named sports teams and a cool logo.

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College: ALEXANDRIA COLLEGE

Team Name: LEGENDS

Location: Alexandria, MN Continue reading

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THROUGH THE HORN OR THE IVORY GATE (1905) ANCIENT SCIENCE FICTION

anatole franceTHROUGH THE HORN OR THE IVORY GATE (1905) – Written by Anatole France. In this story a Frenchman, the tale’s narrator, finds himself in the year 2270 A.D. The large buildings that used to fill Paris have been replaced by small cottages inhabited by people whose tastes run to fine art and statuary.

There is no more pollution and no more honking of automobile horns. No vehicles or horse-drawn carriages use the curving streets. Trains apparently no longer run through Paris as well. Instead, people travel via all manner of aircraft in the skies above.

The vessels move through motors and lighter than air technology. The shapes of the aircraft are based on birds and fish, and our narrator describes the sight of that traffic by saying the sky now “seemed to be a combination of heaven and ocean.” Continue reading

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FACULTY LOUNGE FASCIST ROUNDUP: MAY 4th

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Time for another installment of Faculty Lounge Fascist Roundup! It’s no secret that privileged white Democrats aka “baizuos” have distorted the educational system into a partisan “church” of irrational thought and ugly intolerance.

DEMOCRAT “TEACHERS” (LMAO) RECRUITING SCHOOL CHILDREN TO INFORM ON FAMILY MEMBERS AND ATTACK THEM WITH DEMOCRAT PARTY PROPAGANDA. People who feel that “teaching is a political act” should never have young minds at their mercy. 

GROTESQUE DEMAGOGUE JOE BIDEN TELLS THE DEMOCRATS WHO RUN THE TEACHER’S UNIONS THAT STUDENTS ARE “THEIR” CHILDREN. Democrats continue with their fascist claims that children belong to the state and not to their parents.

BECAUSE DEMOCRATS PRETEND MEN CAN MENSTRUATE, SCHOOLS IN OREGON NOW MUST INSTALL TAMPON DISPENSERS IN BOYS RESTROOMS. More HERE. “The Menstrual Dignity Act for Students” is something so absurd only the mindless political robots called 21st Century Democrats could refer to it with a straight face. Continue reading

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DOCTOR STRANGE: HIS EARLY STORIES FROM THE 1960s

With the movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hitting theaters I figured it was time for a look at the early stories of that Master of the Mystic Arts.

dr str treasurySTRANGE TALES Vol 1 #110 (July 1963)

Title: Doctor Strange, Master of Black Magic

Villain: Nightmare

Note: Dr. Strange was a backup feature to the Human Torch in his earliest appearances. He would eventually split Strange Tales equally with the Torch. Strange wouldn’t even be mentioned on the cover for a few issues at first.   

Synopsis: A man suffering from intense nightmares hires the famed occultist Dr. Strange to help him. Strange mystically enters the man’s dreams where he sees that the man is being tormented by the dark entity called Nightmare. After an intense battle, our hero drives off Nightmare and saves his client’s life. Continue reading

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THE SECRET OF THE MUMMY (1982, 1983) – MOVIE REVIEW

o segredo da mumiaTHE SECRET OF THE MUMMY (1982, 1983) – This Brazilian horror film was released as O Segredo da Mumia in 1982 and with English subtitles as The Secret of the Mummy in 1983. It was directed by the one and only Ivan Cardoso aka Ivan the Terrible to fans.

That nickname was not an insult but was a sincere compliment to the cult horror film director, playing on the real-life Ivan the Terrible and his frightful reputation. Cardoso previously served as an Assistant Director to Brazil’s King of Horror – Coffin Joe himself! (For my look at eight Coffin Joe films click HERE.)

mummy 1982The Secret of the Mummy is a terrific starting point for Ivan’s movies, whether you’re interested in foreign cinema or looking for a change of pace in a mummy flick. It’s also a good introduction to his eccentric style – frequent changes between black & white footage and color footage, riffs on global cinema and periodic insertions of bizarre sex comedy. Continue reading

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JOE BIDEN: IS HE VERMIN OR A LARGE CLUMP OF BACTERIA SCULPTED INTO HUMAN FORM?

biden brandon regime pic monkeysIndependent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog takes another look at the perennial question – Is career criminal, accused rapist, proven racist and illegitimate politician Joe Biden vermin or is he instead a large clump of bacteria sculpted into human form?

hodge twinsAs those Martin Luther King People of Courage the Hodge Twins have observed “We have lost so much faith in the Democrat Party. These people are a bunch of liars!” 

POLL: EIGHTY-SEVEN PERCENT SAY THEY ARE PAYING SO MUCH MORE FOR FOOD UNDER BIDEN’S DISASTROUS ECONOMIC POLICIES THAT THEY HAVE HAD TO CHANGE THEIR APPROACH. Career criminal Joe Biden and his fellow one percenters are fine, though.

CROOKED JOE BIDEN AND HIS REGIME JOIN OBEDIENT PUBLICITY FLACKS TO LAUGH AT THE SUFFERING THEY’VE INFLICTED ON THE POOR AND THE WORKING CLASS. More HERE. Once again quoting the Hodge Twins “I guess it’s ok to laugh about record high inflation and record high prices that are destroying people’s lives? They hate us, and they don’t care.”

RABBI MICHAEL BARCLAY DRAWS THE PARALLELS BETWEEN THE BIDEN REGIME’S RISE AND OTHER EXAMPLES OF FASCISM. The Regime’s new “disinformation” board led by Nutty Nina is another example.

UNDER BIDEN, FOOD SHORTAGES ARE AT THEIR WORST EVER. Democrats hate the poor and the working class.

Tulsi Gabbard pictureDEMOCRAT TULSI GABBARD COURAGEOUSLY DENOUNCES BIDEN’S GOVERNMENT CENSORSHIP AGENCY BY CALLING IT WHAT IT REALLY IS.

An excerpt – ““This isn’t something new. This is something that they have already been doing, that’s happening right now. The only difference is they’re formalizing it. Making it official, which if there’s a silver lining in this, it is they’re revealing exactly who they are and why they’re doing it, what they’re trying to accomplish, and it allows us, the American people, to stand up and say, ‘Hey, you know what? We’re not going to let you get away with this crap. We will take a stand, we will reject it, and we will throw out of office those who are continuing to push and propagate this undemocratic anti-free speech mission.’”

BIDEN’S WAR ON THE WORKING CLASS CONTINUES AS REAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME DROPS BY 10.9%.

AND YET ANOTHER STORY REGARDING DEMOCRAT VOTE FRAUD IN THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. More HERE. The 2020 presidential election was as corrupt and tainted as the 1876 and year 2000 presidential elections.

FORMER ROLLING STONE EDITOR CALLS OUT THE DEMOCRAT MEDIA OUTLETS FOR COVERING UP BIDEN’S LIES, CRIMES AND DISASTERS. Continue reading

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ALL COLLEGE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS FOR 2022

Balladeer’s Blog presents one last round of congratulations for the 2022 college basketball champions in all ten of the divisions covered here.

Loyola WolfpackNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) 

National Champions – LOYOLA UNIVERSITY (LA) WOLFPACK

Runners-Up – Talladega College Tornadoes

Previous National Champions – Shawnee State Bears Continue reading

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