I was over at friends house a few days ago, touring his amazing/insane collection of toys and stuff. Lot’s and lots of toys. I think his goal is to have All The Toys. He has what I’d call ( now that I know ) The Ante Room which is amazing as it is, the Secret Room of Everything truly lives up the name I just made up for it. His collection leans heavily on Marvel Characters, Star Wars and too many other franchises to even start naming. It is truly a thing of wonder. (more…)
As always, there’s an ongoing debate between the Reboot John Carter and the Sequels Only crowds. I’d love to see Stanton’s Gods and Warlord of Mars movies. Maybe I’d finally get a Woola toy too. I strongly suspect that
the trilogy as whole would stand as a major accomplishment and success as opposed to John Carter on its own. That the shuffling of the pieces that Stanton has shown with John Carter wouldn’t be such an issue with a complete trilogy. Anyways, that’s not happening tomorrow and neither is a reboot, that we know of.
Abraham Sherman, a long time hardcore Barsoomian who has written and excellent ‘Princess of Mars’ screenplay (on spec) has had some things to say about the reboot/sequel thing that is good reading. You should check them out at Back to Barsoom and The John Carter Files.
My toss into the fray, separate of my wanting MORE is to suggest a step to the side with a film adaptation of Thuvia, Maid of Mars. Thuvia stands at the post trilogy point (more…)
Feb 9/15 The Martian Legion – Jeff let’s it go….. I have a few online conversations and and Bob Zeuschner’s review to help me along. I no longer have a need to fork out for even the $200.00 edition. If a nice $25-$50 edition ever shows up I’ll get one for sure. Baptists on Barsoom kinda broke that it for me.
This Martian League thing still bothers me this morning. Yea it’s all wrapped around the fact that I want it and that I really can’t justify $200 on it. My wife bought me the Guardians of Galaxy art book for Christmas. It was $56 Canadian, 330 pages full color, a truly excellent movie art book. Yea I know it’s different economics, but you know what I’m thinking.
In response to the recent return of John Carter rights to ERB inc it seemed appropriate to return to the that giddy first viewing – Jeff
( First posted Published on: Mar 16, 2012 @ 9:17 )
Or – where the hell is Jeff ? Well, Jeff went to California to see John Carter and pogo around ECOF (Edgar Rice Burroughs fan con ) with his Barsoomian posse. A good time was had. After the ECOF my family and I stayed in LA and played for the rest of the week. So that’s where Jeff has been. Above you can see the wondrous swag hoisted upon us by the ECOF team as well some cool items from Disney that were handed out after the movie.
I arrived mid-day on the friday and seemed to be popular because I had pre-sold copies of my Strange Worlds books that people wanted me deliver to them. (more…)
More of it showing up in all the geek outlets counts. I do like the news getting attention.
From somebody who had just watched the movie and posted it yesterday of all days – Jeff
“When I first saw the trailer for the movie JOHN CARTER in 2011, and realized it was an adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ A Princess of Mars, I was seriously jazzed–”
Okay,I learned it on Facebook and it’s been copied all over, which is a good thing. I’ve pasted the complete announcement below. I don’t know why it’s not on ERBinc’s site. Anyways, we all knew that someday John Carter would escape The Pits of Warhoon/Disney. Post Paramount having the property and Disney snapping it up I was honestly surprised that the movie was actually made. (more…)