Six Months on the Blogosphere
Where we have we been so far? Well, 124 posts in six months, and about a dozen-or-so each of my most popular features - which based on e-mail and comments - I would say are my Thursday entries (Retro-Toy Flashbacks) and Friday entries (Cult TV flashbacks). The new TV season has given me a lot of fodder lately, with reviews of this year's genre programming.
So where do we go from here? Well, I'll be continuing Thursday Retro-Toy Memories and Friday Cult TV Flashbacks. I'll also be blogging current TV shows, and I plan to expand my CULT TV blogging episode-by-episode entries. I'll be finished with Push, Nevada before long, and then I intend to move along to blogging the original Kolchak: The Night Stalker and American Gothic. If there are any short-lived (like one season...) TV series that you' feel haven't gotten the attention they deserved, and you'd like me to blog 'em, put in a request. I'm open to anything, as long as I can get my hands on the episodes.
The new season of genre television has kind of limited my focus on movies for the time being, which is something I intend to rectify. I'm off to see History of Violence later today and a review will be up Tuesday. Also, I would like to do some cult movie blogging (first up: William Girdler's blaxploitation version of The Exorcist: Abby). I would also very much like to continue featuring book reviews and interviews with authors/filmmakers. I feel so fortunate that I've been successful in my career and that things are stable for my family, and I want to share the wealth. I want to draw attention to other talents who deserve recognition. So if I can swing it, you'll see more of that.
Also upcoming, I plan to watch all the Star Wars movies in order (Ep 1 - Ep 6) and blog the whole bloomin' movie series here. I'm excited about this, because this will be the first time (after the release of Revenge of the Sith on DVD in November...) that I'll be able to see the story in the sequence Lucas intended. I'm assuming that my understanding and perception of Star Wars will be transformed in this process. My take is this: I'm starting with Phantom Menace and pretending never to have seen the story before. I'm going in like this is the first episode of a saga, and I'm putting all prejudice aside and taking nothing for granted. We'll see if I can manage it. Starting in November (around Thanksgiving), I'll ask that you join me on this quest, so we take this ride through the Star Wars saga together. I'd like to see some other blogs and comments on this too, so after Sith's release to the DVD venue, look for the Star Wars blog here...
What would you like to see in this space? Have a favorite and overlooked production you'd like me to blog? Let me know, and I'm on it! Just don't make it too hard for me. Don't ask me to blog nine seasons of Charmed or something else that would kill me, please. The Power of Three just won't set me free.
Hope you'll hang around for the next six months.