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ISSUE NUMBER FIVE
SUMMER 2016
Written and Edited by Dr. Mike Rickard

IN THIS ISSUE:

FEATURE ARTICLE: DARK SHADOWS AT 50: THE SUPERNATURAL SOAP OPERA THAT CHANGED TELEVISION

MUHAMMAD ALI VS. ANTONIO INOKI: THE FIGHT THAT NEARLY BANKRUPTED THE WWWF

WRESTLING'S NEW WORLD ORDER: 4LIFE

THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF AND HAIL HYDRA!:

ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER: ROBERT VAUGHN TO TONY CHRISTIE TO LOVE, HONOUR, AND OBEY

As the site celebrates its one year anniversary,  we'll be looking back at three other big anniversaries- the 50th anniversary of the gothic soap opera Dark Shadows, the 40th anniversary of the Ali vs. Inoki (boxer vs. wrestler) fight,  and the 20th anniversary of the New World Order (nWo) angle in wrestling! All that and more!
WARNING: THIS SITE INCLUDES LOTS OF SPOILERS.
Gene Roddenberry's legendary "Wagon Train to the Stairs" is celebrating its 50th year anniversary. Join us as we look at Star Trek and its incredible impact on television, British balladeer Tony Christie, the new wrestling book Titan Screwed, and the documentary The Death of Superman Lives! As Mary Jane Watson famously said, "Face it Tiger... you just hit the jackpot!
 ISSUE SEVEN

WINTER 2016

Written & Edited by Dr. Mike Rickard

Contributing Writer: Jamie Robinson

Our look back at the 50th year anniversary of Gene Roddenberry's legendary "Wagon Train to the Stairs" continues as we submit
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home as the greatest Trek film of all time. Welcome new writer Jamie Robinson as he reviews the animated film The Return of the Caped Crusaders. Also, a fond remembrance of Robert Vaughn, a review of the memoir by France's Public Enemy Number One, and a breakdown of the revolutionary rap track "The Message."
ISSUE NUMBER SIX
FALL 2016
Written and Edited by Dr. Mike Rickard
IN THIS ISSUE:


STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME: THE BEST TREK FILM OF ALL TIME.

REVIEW: RETURN OF THE CAPED CRUSADERS. Jack Lord's Hair welcomes new writer Jamie Robinson. Check out his review of the new DC Animated Film starring Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar.

REMEMBERING ROBERT VAUGHN

BOOK REVIEW: THE DEATH INSTINCT.

DECODING GRANDMASTER FLASH AND THE FURIOUS FIVE'S "THE MESSAGE."
ISSUE EIGHT SPRING

Written & Edited by Dr. Mike Rickard

 This issue, we celebrate the 45th anniversary of Marvel Comics'
Tomb of Dracula comic, go natural as we look at Frank Norris' McTeague, journey to the 30th anniversary of WrestleMania III, review DC Comics' massive reprint book, The Brave and the Bold Omnibus , and examine the so-called "chick flick" as represented in Silver Linings Playbook.
SPRING 2017 ISSUE


Tomb of Dracula Still Chilling Readers After 45 Years

Book Review: Is DC's Brave and the Bold Omnibus Worth the Price?

"If We Don't Have the Hardest Luck of any Two People I ever Heard of." How Fate Dooms McTeague.

A Dated Description: Reassessing "The Woman's Film" as Seen in Silver Linings Playbook

The Irresistable Angle: Looking Back at Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant at WrestleMania III



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SUMMER 2016-SPRING 2017