As a child of the late 80’s/90’s, I grew up with one particular version of Beauty and the Beast which stuck with me big time. It would remain not just one of my favorite adaptations, but one of my favorite TV series of all time. So welcome back to Tale as Old as Time Rewind, where this week we’re going to explore the underground caves and subway lines of a show you may have heard of. Let’s take a look at the 80’s TV version of Beauty and the Beast – starring Terminator‘s Linda Hamilton and Hellboy‘s Ron Perlman.
Rhode Island Comic Con took place this past weekend in Providence. After a debacle last year involving oversold tickets and locked-out attendees, many were ready to write off “The Biggest Show in the Smallest State.” Even in my dedication to covering the con, I had a few reservations. I’m happy to report that Altered Reality Entertainment pulled off a more successful convention this year, but there is definite room for improvement. Miscommunication and layout issues were the root of much frustration, but the celebrity guests made it worthwhile.
So, this weekend I was at ConnectiCon, a nerd gathering of smallish proportions in Hartford, CT. Ironically, a similar, yet much larger meeting was happening on the other coast–a little event you might know about called San Diego Comic Con. Yes, that is the one with all the movie sneak peeks, TV show panels, merchandise previews, and much much more. Though I did not attend the event, I was definitely on my phone, keeping myself up-to-date with the biggest stories, and as such I feel I can give you the (personal) coolest things I saw from this year’s SDCC….. online, at least.
This past week, Hellboy himself, Ron Perlman, made a post via his social media accounts asking an important question to the fandom world at large. It was a call to nerdy action, one that my inner BPRD fangirl had been wanting to hear for sometime.
Costuming is a silent, visual and psychological force when you’re watching something, be it in a movie, a television show or on stage at a theatre. Along with the other technical aspects of a production, costuming is a necessary, integral part of a person’s viewing experience, as it helps do things like set the time period, location and mood of whatever it is you’re watching. Costumes can also give the viewer clues as to who the characters are, what their occupations may be, and can even influence how we feel toward certain characters, depending upon color, fabric and garment choices.
Below are some of my favorite films not only because I love the stories themselves, but because I also really admire the work that went into their costume design!
As I did a few months back, I like to discuss the hopes and dreams myself and fans alike have for new series based on beloved Japanese Animation related franchises. This week, I want to take a look at the recently announced Pacific Rim animated series, that is now rumored to possibly be produced in Japan (Source). With creator Guillermo del Toro involved, and the multiple promises he has made about the production, there’s a lot of fangirl dreams coming from this corner of the internet, and it’s about high time we take a look at those wishes for the upcoming show.