Friday, September 30, 2011

Thrilling Friday Serials: "Radar Men from the Moon" Chapter 5 - "Murder Car!"

Cody flies in hot pursuit of Joan's kidnapper who abruptly parachutes from his plane, leaving Joan inside in "Radar Men from the Moon" Chapter 5, "Murder Car!"

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

100 Essential E-Books #65 "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe

"Uncle Tom's Cabin or Life Among the Lowly" by Harriet Beecher Stowe is an anti-slavery novel first published in 1852.  It was the best selling novel of the 19th century and laid the groundwork of the Civil War, according to at least one authority.  Despite its intentions and its effect on history, it's remembered today for its stereotypical portrayals of African-Americans, particularly "Uncle Tom."

Here in multiple formats is "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe from ManyBooks.net.









The 100 Essential E-Books so far:

1. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
2. Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Caroll
3. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
5. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
6. The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe
7. Moby Dick or The Whale - Herman Melville
8. Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
9. Ulysses - James Joyce
10. The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
11. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
12. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
13. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
14. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
15. Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
16. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
17. Dracula by Bram Stoker
18. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
19. Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
20. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
21. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
22. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
23. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
24. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith
25. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
26. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
27. Emma by Jane Austen
28. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
29. Nostromo A Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad
30. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
31. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
32. Beowulf by Anonymous
33. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
34. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
35. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
36. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
37. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
38. The Iliad by Homer
39. The Odyssey by Homer
40. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum 
41. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne 
42. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol 
43. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells 
44. Walden; or, A Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau 
45. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
46. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott 
47. A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne 
48. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 
49. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe 
50. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 
51. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo 
52. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 
53. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain 
54. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson 
55. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 
56. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman 
57. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas 
58. Grimm's Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm
59. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 
60. Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Notre Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) by Victor Hugo.
62. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
63. Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 
64. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain 
65. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday Night at the Movies: "Inspector Hornleigh Goes to It" (1941)

Inspector Hornleigh is on the track of a fifth columist with the aid of the stalwart Sergeant Bingham in this British detective film starring Gordon Harker and Alastair Sims. Directed by Walter Forde.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Thrilling Friday Serials: "Radar Men from the Moon" - Chapter 4: "Flight to Destruction!"

Cody pursues the men who tried to bomb his rocket ship as "Radar Men from the Moon" Chapter 4 - "Flight to Destruction!"continues --

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

100 Essential E-Books #64 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain

Published in 1889 "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" by Mark Twain find Hank Morgan, Hartford, Connecticut resident, inexplicably transported back in time to the Court of King Arthur. The book is a burlesque of the code of chivalry, which Sam Clemens abhorred.

Here in multiple formats is "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" by Mark Twain from ManyBooks.net.









The 100 Essential E-Books so far:

1. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
2. Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Caroll
3. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
5. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
6. The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe
7. Moby Dick or The Whale - Herman Melville
8. Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
9. Ulysses - James Joyce
10. The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
11. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
12. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
13. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
14. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
15. Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
16. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
17. Dracula by Bram Stoker
18. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
19. Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
20. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
21. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
22. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
23. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
24. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith
25. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
26. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
27. Emma by Jane Austen
28. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
29. Nostromo A Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad
30. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
31. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
32. Beowulf by Anonymous
33. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
34. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
35. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
36. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
37. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
38. The Iliad by Homer
39. The Odyssey by Homer
40. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum 
41. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne 
42. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol 
43. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells 
44. Walden; or, A Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau 
45. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
46. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott 
47. A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne 
48. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 
49. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe 
50. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 
51. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo 
52. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 
53. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain 
54. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson 
55. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 
56. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman 
57. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas 
58. Grimm's Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm
59. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 
60. Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Notre Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) by Victor Hugo.
62. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
63. Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 
64. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday Night at the Movies -"Impact" (1949)

Irene Williams plots to kill her husband Walter with the help of her love, Jim Torrance.  But Walter survives without his memory, Jim is killed in a car crash and Irene is charged with Walter's murder.  That's just the beginnings of the twists in this film noir that stars Brian Donlevy and Ella Raines.  Written by Dorothy Davenport and Jay Dratler.  Directed by Arthur Lubin.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thrilling Friday Serials: "Radar Men from the Moon" - Chapter 3: "Bridge of Death!"

As the episode begins, Commando Cody and Ted are sealed in a cave, the rock melted by the Radar Men's ray guns.  Will they escape?  See for yourself in "Radar Men from the Moon," Chapter 3: "Bridge of Death!" at this theatre.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

100 Essential E-Books # 63 Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Faust, a great scholar, falls away from his righteous pursuits and makes a tragic deal with the devil, Mephistopheles in this classic play, "Faust" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, written and revised from 1806-1829.

Here in multiple formats is "Faust" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (translation by Bayard Taylor) from ManyBooks.net.











The 100 Essential E-Books so far:

1. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
2. Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Caroll
3. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
5. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
6. The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe
7. Moby Dick or The Whale - Herman Melville
8. Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
9. Ulysses - James Joyce
10. The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
11. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
12. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
13. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
14. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
15. Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
16. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
17. Dracula by Bram Stoker
18. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
19. Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
20. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
21. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
22. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
23. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
24. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith
25. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
26. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
27. Emma by Jane Austen
28. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
29. Nostromo A Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad
30. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
31. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
32. Beowulf by Anonymous
33. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
34. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
35. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
36. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
37. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
38. The Iliad by Homer
39. The Odyssey by Homer
40. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum 
41. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne 
42. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol 
43. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells 
44. Walden; or, A Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau 
45. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
46. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott 
47. A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne 
48. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 
49. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe 
50. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 
51. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo 
52. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 
53. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain 
54. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson 
55. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 
56. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman 
57. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas 
58. Grimm's Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm
59. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 
60. Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Notre Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) by Victor Hugo.
62. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
63. Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday Night at the Movies: Kansas City Confidential (1952)

A delivery truck driver is falsely accused of participating in an armored car robbery and seeks out the robbers to exact his revenge.  This film was the inspiration for Reservoir Dogs.  Stars John Payne and Coleen Gray, with Jack Elam and Lee Van Cleef.  Screenplay by George Bruce and Harry Essex.  Directed by Phil Karlson.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Thrilling Friday Serials: "Radar Men from the Moon" Chapter 2: Molton Terror!

Cody struggles to escape before Retik can disintegrate him with a ray gun blast in "Radar Men from the Moon" Chapter 2: Molten Terror!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Batman and Space Ghost.

The team-up you never thought possible...  Thank you B:tBatB...

100 Essential E-Books #62 The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

This classic 1898 science fiction novel describes the invasion of the Earth by martians and its subsequent domination by that alien race.

Here is "The War of the Worlds" by H. G. Wells in mulitple formats from ManyBooks.net.













The 100 Essential E-Books so far:

1. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
2. Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Caroll
3. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
5. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
6. The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe
7. Moby Dick or The Whale - Herman Melville
8. Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
9. Ulysses - James Joyce
10. The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
11. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
12. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
13. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
14. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
15. Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
16. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
17. Dracula by Bram Stoker
18. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
19. Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
20. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
21. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
22. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
23. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
24. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith
25. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
26. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
27. Emma by Jane Austen
28. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
29. Nostromo A Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad
30. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
31. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
32. Beowulf by Anonymous
33. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
34. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
35. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
36. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
37. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
38. The Iliad by Homer
39. The Odyssey by Homer
40. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum 
41. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne 
42. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol 
43. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells 
44. Walden; or, A Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau 
45. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
46. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott 
47. A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne 
48. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 
49. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe 
50. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 
51. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo 
52. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 
53. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain 
54. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson 
55. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 
56. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman 
57. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas 
58. Grimm's Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm
59. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 
60. Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Notre Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) by Victor Hugo.
62. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sunday Night at the Movies: The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)

"They seek him here.  They seek him there.  Those Frenchies seek him everywhere.  Is he in Heaven? Or is he in Hell?  That Damned elusive Pimpernel!"

This 1934 film adaptation of the adventure novel by Baroness Orczy stars Lesilie Howard, Merle Oberon and Raymond Massey.  It was directed by Harold Young and produced by Alexander Korda.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Thrilling Friday Serials: "Radar Men from the Moon" Chapter 1: Moon Rocket!

Earth's military bases and factories are being wiped out by a mysterious force emanating from the Moon.  It's up to Commando Cody to blast off and battle the "Radar Men from the Moon" in Chapter 1: Moon Rocket!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Old Time Radio Thursday: The Fantastic Four - "In the Clutches of Doom!"

Adapted from Fantastic Four #17 The FF find themselves trapped "In the Clutches of Doom!"  Featuring the voices of Bill Murray and Stan Lee.