Space: 1999 (1975) – Mission of the Darians, and Black Sun

Johnny Byrne pens this episode that first debuted on 30 October, 1975, that sees Moonbase Alpha encountering yet another alien life form (something that they take way too easily in stride as a series. There should be wonder and discovery associated with these things, but instead we just dive into the story – although there…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – The Three Doctors

  Season 10 of Doctor Who starts off with a bang in this highly enjoyable four-part story written by Bob Baker and Dave Martin that ran from 30 December, 1972 to 20 January, 1973. What better way to celebrate the tenth season of the series than with a commemorative story that would feature all three incarnations of the…

Canadian Toy Con!

Sue and I are very much enjoying our association with the Burlington and the Canadian Toy Cons. This past weekend, we traveled out to the Sheraton Airport Hotel out on Dixon Road, eager and excited to see what new treasures we would find. When we first started, both Sue and I were just in awe…

ToyCon – Burlington, September 8th, 2013

Sue and I have loved the ToyCon since our first visit earlier this year. You never know what you’re going to find, what magic and memory lurks in a bin or on a table just around the corner. So it was with great excitement that we piled into a car with our friends David and…

Burlington Toy Con – June 2, 2013

Sue and I had a fantastic time when we to the one in March, it was amazing and we found so many things that brought back memories, that then and there Sue and I swore to attend as many of them as we can. This past weekend, we headed to Burlington again, bringing two friends…

Canadian ToyCon – Burlington, Ontario

  Nostalgia is a powerful thing. It can evoke memories you thought were long forgotten when something triggers it, like an object you’ve not seen since your childhood. Add to that new and wonderful items to catch the collector’s eye, and a couple of celebrity crushes (I’m looking at you Stacie and Amanda – Degrassi…

The Black Hole (1979)

I remember having the V.I.N.C.E.N.T. and Maximilian pencil holders when I was a kid, as well as some of the action figures, the soundtrack album, as well as the storybook album, the comics and finally I had a giant puzzle from the CNE one year. And I remember watching this film in the theater, Perkins’…

Film Scores – A Whistler’s Tale

I’m a whistler, and a dreamer… and “Binary Sunset” is one of my favorite thoughtful, hopeful and slightly sad things to whistle, especially when I’m thinking about my future, and watching the horizon. Whistling. I do it all the time, and I carry a huge repertoire in my mind, and on my ipod. In the…