I would have totally forgot to mark the Birthday of The Master of Disaster Irwin Allen today if not for Earl Green of theLogBook.com He mentioned it in the Escape Pod episode today.
Irwin Allen is responsible for my love of Disaster Movies. He gave young me so many awesome fun adventures to watch!
Happy Birthday Mr. Allen!
39 Years ago today a little movie opened at the local theater.
They were really proud of themselves (I know this because they were family friends), they usually did not get the big summer releases until they had been out a couple weeks at the minimum!
It had Han Solo in it, so I automatically wanted to see it… At the same time though, I had been really let down by how lame Luke Skywalker was in Corvette Summer, So I was waiting to be disappointed.
From the second the Logo faded away to the background and the music kicked in I was hooked. John Williams’s music always helps to tell you that yes, this movie is going to rock!
Harrison Ford did not disappoint me. I loved the movie from start to finish. The Nazi’s getting what they had coming to them in that grand final scene was pure joy to ten-year-old me.
The great thing about being friends with Theater owners was that if the theater didn’t sell out for matinees in the summer we were allowed to come in and watch the shows and enjoy the air conditioning as much as we wanted in the summer! I must have watched Raiders of the Lost Ark easily 40+ times that summer! Think I might take some time today and watch the movie with my kids!
Greetings my friends…
and welcome to the end.
The Last Hometown.
Coming to you from deep underground in our fully stocked survival bunker paradise, we are here to give you a tour of the Disasters and Apocalypse scenarios of popular media.
We will explore the world of the end in Movies, TV shows, Books, Comics, Games and anywhere else we can find it.
We will be exploring everything from Zombie Outbreaks to Earthquakes and the worlds they leave behind.
So pack up a go-bag.
Stock up your bunker
and join us in The Last Hometown.
Have not posted in awhile… been working on a lot of stuff behind the scenes.
I have a month and a half worth of the podcast recorded and ready to go… so I will be on a set weekly schedule of releasing a new episode every Friday!
There are currently six episodes and a special already uploaded and ready for listening!
On top of that I have a full issue of The Last Hometown Comic penciled and now I just have to finish inking it. As well as the first three pages of my daughters “Cat-Girl” comic penciled! With a little luck I will be able to get the print and ready for this Falls conventions!
In the near future I am going to start to try to post at least once a week on here… Maybe more… If nothing else at least get announcements up when new episodes of the podcast hit! So… Look forward to seeing you all more!