Iran to Sue Hollywood over Argo

Or so paraphrases the headline (here, among many others).  It’s hard not to react with all manner of comments to this piece of news about the Oscar-winning film, but I’ll limit myself to this:  if something comes of it, than maybe it’ll be a great day for the world Continue reading Iran to Sue Hollywood over Argo

Yamato!

Space Battleship Yamato is a popular Japanese franchise that has had as about a complex history / continuity as one could imagine.  First an animated TV series, followed by an animated TV movie which killed off just about the entire cast, followed by a remake of that movie in animated series form minus the killing off of everyone, followed by various other TV movies, TV series, theatrically released re-edits of episodes, a live action science fiction spectacular which adapted the original series and included elements of the second one, and now a new animated series (which again retells the original story).   All that is not to mention the English-language dub / re-edit of the series which played in America when I was a kid under the name Star Blazers. Continue reading Yamato!