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"The Dukes of Hazzard"
 by Mike Smith

In Theaters Now: "Land of the Dead", "The Devil's Rejects"....Coming Soon
 by Drew Reiber

Get Current With Bored White Kids....Cluttered Desktop Begone!...Fall TV Sneak Preview
 by Vinnie Blesi

Northeast High School (NEHI) Class of 1985 Reunion....'90s-Bashing Part 1,006: "Whatever" Boxed CD Set....Newsflash!
 by Andy Lalino

"Sky High"
 by John Lewis

Raffy....27%....See This Movie Now!...Happy Birthday....Passing On....One Man's Trash....Jaws: The Story, Part 28
 by Mike Smith

Nolan's Pop Culture Review, 2005!
    Established A.D. 2000, March 19. Now in our sixth calendar year!
Number 280  (Vol. 6, No. 31). This edition is for the week of August 1--7, 2005.

  • Space Conquest
  • ICON'S Crazed Fanboy Tribute, Part 2
  • More Hurricanes
  • Space Conquest
    This morning's (8-3-05) spacewalk by astronaut Stephen Robinson to rid the Space Shuttle Discovery's underbelly of some annoying loose filler material was a thrilling bit of space opera!

    NASA officials had determined that the exposed ceramic-fiber fillers could lead to overheating and a possible repeat of Columbia's disastrous re-entry.

    Robinson attached a special foot restraint to the international space station's 58-foot robotic arm and fellow astronauts aboard the station maneuvered the arm so Robinson could reach the shuttle's belly. They were careful to make sure Robinson's helmet and feet did not contact the fragile ship. It was the first time an astronaut has ventured beneath a shuttle. Total time in space: 6 hours.

    The Other Professor Robinson
    In the special way that life imitates art, this kind of television coverage reminded me not only of the daring-do days of the early space program, but of another astronaut named Robinson who had to embark on a dangerous spacewalk to repair his crippled vehicle: In the very first episode of TV's Lost In Space, Guy Williams as Professor John Robinson had to climb outside the Jupiter 2 to enact repairs---unaware that his fragile tether line had been sabotaged by the evil Dr. Zachary Smith! I'm sure I'm not the only baby-boomer who recalled this scene during the Shuttle coverage.

    This morning's spacewalk was, thankfully, free from foreign saboteurs and hostile aliens!

    ICON's Tribute to Crazed Fanboy, Part 2
    Chris Woods has completed Part 2 of a two-parter retrospective of Crazed Fanboy dotcom and all the lost souls within. I can only repeat what an honor this is, as Chris obviously put a lot of work into it. At this point in what is otherwise a disastrous year, it is gratifying indeed and inspires me to not give up. I was asked to contribute a personal message, which appears at the end of his article. Check it all out here: www.iconfilmstudios.com.

    More Hurricanes
    This is predicted to be an even worse year for hurricanes than was predicted only a short time ago, according to all the experts. There are records being set for how many named storms we have already this early in the hurricane season (what are we up to? 7? 8?) and we have a long way to go. This is a nervous time for Floridians, but fortunately, only Hurricane Dennis has impacted Florida so far, all others have missed by pretty far. Keep your fingers crossed.

    Last week I made mention of the draining of a pond in Aruba during a search for missing teenager Natalee Holloway. I may have unintentionally mislead readers into thinking a discovery was imminent. The pond yielded no evidence as did still another search of the local landfill.
    Updates to the Crazed Fanboy Creature Feature Database by Lonnie Dohlen and Nolan Canova is being worked on right now. Updates to Schlockarama written by Andy Lalino months ago, but postponed due to a mountain of catch-up work (and NolanCon) by yours truly, will also see the light of day soon. Now that my crippling depression is lifting, look for the first "The World of Nolan" internet video in a year to grace this page!
    Thanks to all of you who have contributed to NolanAid---please know that you have helped bail me out of a very precarious situation and I am extremely grateful. To the rest of you who may be still thinking about it, or want to help set right the disaster that was NolanCon, you still have a week to add your name to the list! ---Nolan
    Please consider making a donation to help support Crazed Fanboy! Click on the "donate" link below and give whatever you can. I sincerely thank you for any and all consideration.---Nolan
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    "Mike's Rant" is ©2005 by Michael A. Smith    "Matt's Rail" is ©2005 by Matthew Drinnenberg     "La Floridiana" is ©2005 by William Moriaty     "This Week's Movie Review" is ©2005 by Michael A. Smith    "Asian Film Update" is ©2005 by Peter Card    "Chiller Cinema" is ©2005 by Drew Reiber    "Creature's Corner" is ©2005 by John Lewis    "Couch Potato Confessions" is ©2005 by Vinnie Blesi    "Oddservations" is ©2005 by Andy Lalino      All contents of Nolan's Pop Culture Review are ©2005 by Nolan B. Canova    
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