January 24th, 2011

Wild Wild West

Westerns, 2015, Etc.

Heads up to my friends in the US who are fans of Westerns! (I know there are several of you out there.) Tomorrow the PBS series Pioneers of Television has a special episode devoted to Westerns, and it will include new interviews with Robert Conrad of The Wild Wild West and Linda Evans from The Big Valley, among others. The episode also will focus on Fess Parker, James Garner, James Arness, and other stars of classic series.

A few other links of possible interest:

* From The Christian Science Monitor: "Sherlock Holmes: He's back! Sherlock Holmes will return to the written page in a new novel authorized by the Arthur Conan Doyle estate."

* Liam Neeson is voicing Qui-Gon Jinn for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which makes me ridiculously happy: here's an exclusive clip from Entertainment Weekly.

* From Book Chick City: "YA Fiction: Category or Genre?"

Since my students are watching this in my course on dystopian thought, it seemed like a good time to share Epic 2015 again here. Note that all of the innovations described through 2004 (including Reason's personalized magazine covers) are true. Check out the 1984 reference...

"Have you guys gone out today? If you haven't gone out today, please go out today. It's an incredible day. Take a look at this."
- Epic 2015