15 juillet 2013
To enter in detail into the novel’s plot would be rather counter-productive, since the discovery of Sister Love’s mysteries is gradual in the novel. I can nevertheless say that the novel is of the “superhero” genre, anchored in our reality as much as possible. The largest part of the story takes place in 2014, and a chapter out of two is a flashback featuring the main character. At the contemporary time there are three main characters: - Sister Love, a mysterious African woman who lived in the United States - Steven Thorne, a... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2019
One of the Holy Grails of Dungeons & Dragons fans over the world is the first printing of Deities and Demigods from 1979, because this version included two pantheons that were never printed again in subsequent printings: the gods from Michael Moorcocks's Elric the Necromancer novels, and the Cthulhu Mythos pantheon from H.P. Lovecraft. One could assume that it was because TSR didn't own the copyrights (it had occured before after all, notably when TSR published Warriors of Mars based on the Barsoom series by Edgar Rice Burroughs).... [Lire la suite]
19 décembre 2018
#DialCodeSantaClaus (36:15 Code Père Noël aka Dealdly Games aka Game Over aka Hide and Freak), a magnificent movie!
I don't know why, I was convinced that I had already published a blog post about this movie. Apparently it wasn't the case. And it's more than a little shameful, because 36:15 Code Père Noël (Dial Code Santa Claus, which is apprently the title under which the film is released these days on a limited run in the United States) is really one of my favorite movies. Released in 1989, I did at the time what too many potential viewers did, I stayed home, in spite of some good critics. But I was weary of critics at this point because of too... [Lire la suite]
13 décembre 2018
[…] What's an efficiency expert?" "Oh, he's a fellow who gums up the works, puts you three weeks behind in less than a week and has all your best men resigning inside of a month. I know, because my dad had one at his plant a few years ago." Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Efficiency Expert Small spoilers ahead! For a change of pace I decided that my next Edgar Rice Burroughs reading would be one of his attempts at a “realistic” story. So I made up my mind for The Efficiency Expert, written in 1919. What a strange little novel! ... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2018
#Tarzan #8: Tarzan the Terrible, an important book against preconceived ideas about Edgar Rice Burroughs!
Tarzan the Terrible is, simply put, an important book in the series. Not because it’s the best (it’s quite good though), but because it contains in its pages quite a few counter-arguments to those who accuse Burroughs, respectively, of racism, white imperialism and sexism. BURROUGHS THE RACIST “Tarzan smiled. Even here was the racial distinction between white man and black man--Ho-don and Waz-don. Not even the fact that they appeared to be equals in the matter of intelligence made any difference--one was white and one... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2018
If someone had told me that the best live adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' A Princess of Mars would be a play, I would not have believed it. And yet there seems there are still some small miracles in this world, like this adaptation crafted in 2006. It was conceived by Steve Schroer from Hardcover Theater in Minneapolis. The fiming of the play took place in the presence of quite a hard-edged audience, namely Edgar Rice Burroughs fans! This work of art is a true ode to the power of... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2018
On one side we have a music video that represent all the excesses of the genre. "Give me a hangar, some smoke and I make you a music video". The song was featured in Rocky 4 in 1985, but it doesn't use any footage from the movie. Sporting a great mulet, Robert Tepper, thus alone in his hangar, jumps on crates, looks directly into the camera with a mean expression, hit on grids (not too strongly though, otherwise it's obvious they would fall), and his great action moment is letting his coat slide on the floor. Epic! ... [Lire la suite]
27 juillet 2018
Andrew Stanton Still thinks about John Carter, it’s a rather small bit if news, but there’s always that! Since it’s seemingly proven that there’s an underground lake on Mars, for real, Andrew Stanton tweeted: “And plot points of GODS’ [of Mars] just keep becoming a reality”. Indeed, since one of the discoveries fait John Carter makes in the sequel to A Princess of Mars, is that there’s an underground sea on Mars, the Omean Ocean, which can only be reached by airship, though a vertical pit ina mountain (an ancient volcano?). We... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2018
An IMBD user (International Movie Data Base) whose name is listed as septembermorn321 had some fun listing on November the 30th of 2016 with his/her choice for the John Carter sequel, that he/she named "The Return of John Carter" instead of "Gods of Mars". Through the link below you will see the photos associated with each name: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls066623446/ Those who would come back: Taylor Kitsch: John Carter Lynn Collins: Dejah Thoris Willem Dafoe: Tars Tarkas (with the mention "killed by Matai Shang",... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2017
Is that an add or the actual cover of the John Carter roleplaying game? We'll see. In the meantime, if you want to vote for your most anticipated roleplaying game of 2018, please follow this link: http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?603841-Voting-Is-Open-For-Most-Anticipated-RPG-of-2018!