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PCR #306  (Vol. 7, No. 5)  This edition is for the week of January 30--February 5, 2006.

La Floridiana Lite: Will to Appear at Florida Collectibles and Vintage Memorabilia Show....Fall Debut Shows Redux áby William Moriaty
The Academy Award Nominations áby Mike Smith
MegaCon 2006: Looking Ahead, Part 1....Profanity in "Deadwood"....Remembering the Challenger áby Brandon Jones
Oscar Snub áby Mark Terry
Wal-Mart Mess....Rondo Reminder....Bush: The Liar....Masters of Horror Update áby Matt Drinnenberg
Reunited....But Then He Lost Me....Oscar Time....My Favorite Films--Chapter 5 áby Mike Smith
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MegaCon 2006: Looking Ahead, Part 1

Don't you have to wonder if Ed Tucker will create havoc asking Cathy St. George to autograph her left nipple? Will Andy Lalino emerge from his long-lasting enigmatic absence from Nolan's Pop Culture universe? Who'll join the PCR editor during his annual pilgrimage to the other side of the sunshine state?

With just under a month from now, we can answer these questions and more.

Okay, so will you get your Star Trek: The Next Generation #1 signed by Arne Starr or Bob Layton to personalize those Iron Man comics from 1987? Well let me beginů

Dick Giordano: He's now been in comics over fifty years. Batman, Wonder Woman or Green Lantern: he didn't just pencil these great DC characters, he defined them. Working as editor or on the monthly issue, Giordano has touched nearly all of the DC universe as we know it. I'm most grateful for his influence in developing Vertigo featuring talents like Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman. Did I mention that he did inks on Crisis?

John Schneider: Will he always be Bo Duke or has he become Jonathan Kent to a younger genration? I personally respect how much he's done away from acting. Children's Miracle Network was started about 20 years ago and now promotes awareness for Asperger's Syndrome (a form of autism) which inflicts his son.

Maybe you can find out which girl friend Brinke Stevens was in "This is Spinal Tap" or she can sign that screen capture from "Naked Gun". I didn't know she was the silent movie actress in "The Three Amigos." Hmmf, learn something all the time.

A friend of mine was excited about seeing Lloyd Kaufman, but not for the film you'd expect. He's a big fan of a Kirk Douglas 80's film called "The Final Countdown" and Lloyd has a part. There's a fanboy for every occasion.

Profanity in "Deadwood"

I know I'm late in the game here, but I just got into the series on DVD. The rumored intensity of the series was underrated. Likewise, the internet was full of controversial debate of the language in David Milch's "Deadwood".

In the first episode we get 43 F-bombs, and 8 C-suckers (love my abbreviations). The scholars feud over whether most profanity was used in a nonsexual or religious way.

Who the hell cares? The show is awesome!

Did we debate the authenticity of "The Sopranos" or the embalming practices of "Six Feet Under"?

Remembering the Challenger

73 seconds after lift off, the unthinkable happened. Seven astronauts were lost in great tragedy in our quest to journey into the mysteries of space. Again in 2003, we lost seven more brave men and women when Columbia went down during re-entry. While dangerous, mankind's thirst to explore hasn't been quenched and I'll never forget that humbling moment 1986.

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