Straczynski on Forbidden Planet Remake

I normally don’t post straight news stories but this one’s special. After what seemed like forever without much news on the on-again/off-again remake of Forbidden Planet, the HollywoodReporter noted today that J. Michael Straczynski is now set to write the new version. This is great news.

Of course I watched B5 in the day and generally enjoyed the supernatural slant added to Spider-Man while JMS was writing ASM, so I’m confident that he will do FP right. Still not clear when the new FP will be out but hopefully this will help move things along.

I was also pleasantly surprised to see that JMS is also working on a Lensman project. Nifty!

Panda! Go Panda!

I still need to write my next post on Japan but have again gotten side tracked by life in general.

In the meantime, here’s something to entertain you:

Now, the title of this post is a little odd because even though I know of “Panda! Go Panda!“, I’ve never seen it. I just liked how it sounds. And I’m sure someone will see the panda and think, “Oh, Algernon as in ‘Flowers for Algernon‘.” But alas, the panda is actually named after Algernon from Pandamonium, a cute 80’s cartoon I watched as a kid.

Do people still visit this site?

Surprisingly, some still do. Or at least they link to some of my pages. I supposed it pays to be one of the longest surviving sites with some Forbidden Planet content and a catchy domain name. There have been bigger and better individually run sites with the FP topic but they’ve come and gone over the years while mine lumbers on.

Anyways, after years of letting my site get decrepit and increasingly out of date, I decided to get with the 21st century and put up a blog. Of course I’m bringing some of the old content to the new and improved version. Hopefully not dealing with individual HTML files and archaic formats and templates will be allow for a real life to this site.

It’s been 13 years since I put up my original web page at college. In those days I played around with a FileMaker backed webserver on my original PowerMac and thought I’d have time to maintain the “official” anime FTP site list. My enthusiasm paid off for a while back in 1995 and 1996 when there wasn’t much competition for eyes on the web and my sites landed in some printed guides of the day. (Imagine, printed directories of web sites!) Still, here I am once again putting my feet in the water of the online universe.