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Saturday, November 5, 2011

FemForce



Here is an opening I created for an all-female live action superhero group. Yes, it is the third time I've used the theme music, but it really makes it feel like a superhero show.

While it is called FemForce, it is in no relation to the "good-girl" comic book.

Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman from Wonder Woman
Yvonne Craig as Batgirl from Batman
Deidre Hall as Electra Woman from Electra Woman and Dyna Girl
Joanna Cameron as Isis from The Secrets of Isis
Debra Winger as Wonder Girl from Wonder Woman
Judy Strangis as Dyna Girl from Electra Woman and Dyna Girl
and
Julie Newmar as Catwoman from Batman

Monday, October 31, 2011

Have a Gay Old Time this Halloween!

Well, no "trick-or-treaters" this year.

I should have done another witch series this year for the blog, but I haven't been in a blogging mood lately. So this year, it's one witch.

The Queen of all Witches!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Super Friends Unlimited

Suicide from Celery

Continuing an art project called People, Places, and Things, items are chosen out of a "hat" and an image incorporating these items are created. The items got from the "hat" this time were Benny Hill, River and celery.

The only thing I could come up with for that was to have Benny Hill hallucinating a female celery creature who is tempting Benny to jump in the river with a boulder tied around his neck.



Yeah...I know...it doesn't make much sense. While these photo colorforms that I've been doing are fun, finding the images to incorporate can be challenging.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

My Justice League

I decided to create my own Justice League with action heroes from the 70s and 80s:



Lee Majors from The Six Million Dollar Man
Patrick Duffy from The Man from Atlantis
Lindsay Wagner from The Bionic Woman
Simon MacCorkindale from Manimal
Louise Jameson from Doctor Who
Ben Murphy from Gemini Man
and
Joanna Lumley from Sapphire and Steel

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Wonder Women

I got in a creative mood and decided to do some Wonder Woman mashups.

This first one, I took the Lynda Carter Wonder Woman pilot and put some scenes with the Xena theme:



The second one, I took the second season theme from the Lynda Carter Wonder Woman series and put some scenes from the Cathy Lee Crosby TV movie Wonder Woman:

Friday, October 14, 2011

Buffy and the Groovie Goolies



Yeah, I just had to create this to satisfy a need.

Shopping in Paris

Continuing an art project called People, Places, and Things, items are chosen out of a "hat" and an image incorporating these items are created. The items got from the "hat" this time were Katharine Hepburn, Paris, and a beach ball.

I had to incorporate well-known French characters to help sell Paris...



Next time--Benny Hill, River, and celery.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sundae at the Beach

Mom Smackley and I are doing an art project called People, Places, and Things. Each week, we pick items out of a "hat" and create an image incorporating these items. The items we got from our "hat" this week were Ernest Borgnine, Beach and a sundae.

Here is my result:



Mom Smackley has decided to take a break from the project and pursue some other creative outlets for now...but I'll be continuing on. Next up is Katharine Hepburn, Paris and a beach ball.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Aviation Expo 1938

Mom Smackley and I are doing an art project called People, Places, and Things. Each week, we pick items out of a "hat" and create an image incorporating these items. The items we got from our "hat" this week were Bela Lugosi, plane and a kitten.

I decided to try a different look for this one. I wanted to make it look like a vintage photo, but for the kitten I decided to use Pussyfoot, my favorite cartoon kitten.



Mom Smackley went with a plane interior and a bit of action.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Miss Foster's Replacement

Mom Smackley and I are doing an art project called People, Places, and Things. Each week, we pick items out of a "hat" and create an image incorporating these items. The items we got from our "hat" this week were Lucille Ball, Spaceship and a baby crib.

The backstory for this image is based on the "Partners in Crime" episode of Doctor Who. After the Adipose First Family terminated the employment of Matron Cofelia AKA Miss Foster, they had to get a replacement nanny.



Mom Smackley decided that Lucy was going to give birth to something "alien" in his image:




Next week: Bela Lugosi, Airplane, and a kitten

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Far-Out Adventures of Brad and Janet

Mom Smackley and I are doing an art project called People, Places, and Things. Each week, we pick items out of a "hat" and create an image incorporating these items. The items we got from our "hat" this week were David Bowie, Outer space and a vampire bat.

I decided to do a sequel to The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Brad and Janet follow Riff Raff and Magenta to the planet Transexual in the galaxy of Transylvania. When they arrive at the planet, Riff Raff and Magenta are there with their leader the Goblin King and his associates Igor and Renfield. They are waiting in orbit on asteroids floating in front of the ship called the USS Denton. When Brad and Janet use the viewscreen, they are shocked by how much the Goblin King looks like David Bowie...



Mom Smackley did his this week in less than two hours, yet I think it may be my favorite one. I just love the colors and concept. It may have to be my new desktop picture.



Next week will be Lucille Ball, Spaceship and a baby crib. Should be interesting.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Picnic in Pompeii

Mom Smackley and I are doing an art project called People, Places, and Things. Each week, we pick items out of a "hat" and create an image incorporating these items. The items we got from our "hat" this week were the Three Stooges, Volcano and a pillow.

Here is my result, I call it "Picnic in Pompeii":



My first instinct was to do Mt. Vesuvius, so I had to find an image of the Three Stooges in togas. But how would I incorporate a pillow? Oh yeah, Caesar would sit on pillows...so that was how it grew.

Mom Smackley decided that if there was anything for "Things" that he couldn't add easily, he would make the item a monster. So here is his result:

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Is it ready?

Mom Smackley and I are doing an art project called People, Places, and Things. Each week, we pick items out of a "hat" and create an image incorporating these items. The items we got from our "hat" this week were Orson Welles, Kitchen and lasagna. Of course, we each added a fourth element that shows how our both our minds work: Garfield!

Here is my result:




Here is Mom Smackley's result:


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Happily Ever After?

Mom Smackley and I are doing an art project called People, Places, and Things. Each week, we pick items out of a "hat" and create an image incorporating these items. The items we got from our "hat" this week were Joyce Jameson, Grocery Store and a vacuum cleaner.

I decided to cast Joyce as an aging Cinderella who married her Prince Charming, but during the recession they lost all their money and opened a supermarket. Luckily, her animal friends still assist her with the cleaning and old friends still stop by to see her.



Here's Mom Smackley's submission for the week:



Check back for next week's results...we're doing Orson Welles, Kitchen and lasagna. It's funny that kitchen and lasagna were drawn during the same week. I can bet you that Garfield will probably show up in both...wait and see!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Strange New World

Mom Smackley and I are doing an art project called People, Places, and Things. Each week, we pick items out of a "hat" and create an image incorporating these items. The items we got from our "hat" this week were William Shatner, Western locale and a bridge.

Here's my submission:


Here is Mom Smackley's submission:

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Larry's Haunted Flower

Mom Smackley and I are doing an art project called People, Places, and Things. Each week, we pick items out of a "hat" and create an image incorporating these items. The first items we got from our "hat" were Larry Hagman, Haunted House, and a flower.

Here's my submission:


Here is Mom Smackley's submission:

Sunday, July 24, 2011

A WONDERful Birthday

Happy Birthday Lynda Carter!!!



When I was growing up and got in trouble, my parents would punish me by not allowing me to watch TV for one week, two weeks, three weeks...depending on the severity of the "crime". Luckily, for me, Wonder Woman came on TV around that time. I remember being on TV banishment when the premiere of the pilot movie was going to be aired. Hey, I was a seven-year-old kid living in Tennessee and I was a little rambuctious. It was a Friday in November of 1975, if I remember correctly and I had not had any TV all week, but my friends were talking about it and I begged and pleaded with my parents to allow me to watch it. My reason...it was only going to be shown that night and if I missed it, I would never have a chance to see it again. They relented and I sat in front of the television when FDR came on the screen followed by a blast of stars and the theme music filled my ears and I was enraptured by my favorite comic book superheroine coming to life before my eyes.


The following Spring we had moved to Pennsylvania and it was announced that the next Wonder Woman movie was going to air. I was, of course, in trouble again. Not one to miss an opportunity to manipulate my parents again and allow me to watch TV, I begged and pleaded and told them how I hated being up north and everyone was making fun of my accent. This time, however, the movie was going to be aired in the middle of the week and my father had a show he normally watched. Since this was going to be the only time it aired, he let me watch it. Not only did he let me watch, he watched it with me. Needless to say, he became enraptured by Wonder Woman, too. Probably not for the same reason I did. At the end of show, an announcement was made that another one would air the following week. I still had another two weeks on my sentence, but my dad said I can watch the next one with him. It's funny to think back how, eventhough I was being punished, I still got to watch what I really wanted. (I love my parents for that...)

During the Fall of 1976 season of shows, ABC aired all three of the movies again. Whoops. I guess those earlier airings weren't the only time I was going to get a chance to see them. I didn't understand the concept of reruns I guess. ABC decided to rerun the movies before they begin airing the first season of Wonder Woman as a show in their line-up. I couldn't get a handle on the schedule there for a while, because it seemed one week it would show and then it would be a couple of weeks before the next. Finally all winter long, the show aired. Then around February it stopped. Then I heard that it wouldn't be on anymore. What?!? Thank you CBS! I didn't understand then what you had done, but the following Fall of 1977, I was back in front of the TV watching Wonder Woman.

Happy Birthday Lynda Carter! You are my Wonder Woman! It's wonderful to have memories of my parents and my childhood that stick with me and you are, in a way, part of those memories.











Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Birthday of an Angel

It's Cheryl Ladd's birthday!



I think I'll watch Angels in Paradise. That's the episode when her character, Kris, first appears on Charlie's Angels.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Films for the Fourth

Yeah, you could watch Independence Day or Born on the Fourth of July, but I recommend:

Tootsie



or Myra Breckinridge




They will be much more entertaining! Happy 4th of July!!!

Even Superheroes are Patriotic

Whether they fight for the American Way...




Or dress to represent their patriotism, like Captain America





and Wonder Woman,




they celebrate the 4th of July!

Celebrate our Independence!!!




With really big firecrackers!!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Top Ten Worst Mothers on Film End Credits & Outtakes

This past Mother's Day, I gave my mother a box set with 10 DVDs representing the worst mothers on film. I could have done the best mothers, but that would have been boring and not as much fun to work with. I created a special video counting down the top ten and what's a countdown special without end credits and outtakes!







Hope you enjoyed the ride!

Top Ten Worst Mothers on Film #1

This past Mother's Day, I gave my mother a box set with 10 DVDs representing the worst mothers on film. I could have done the best mothers, but that would have been boring and not as much fun to work with. I created a special video counting down the top ten and we're finally at #1-Piper Laurie as Margaret White in Carrie.








Well we've reached the end of the list and the special I created...almost. What's a special without end credits and outtakes? Stay Tuned!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Top Ten Worst Mothers on Film #2

This past Mother's Day, I gave my mother a box set with 10 DVDs representing the worst mothers on film. I could have done the best mothers, but that would have been boring and not as much fun to work with. I created a special video counting down the top ten and this is #2-Mo'Nique as Mary Lee Johnston in Precious. Special clips from press junket interviews, the award show, and a behind the scenes documentary.








Who is #1? For a sneak peek, review the introduction and see if you can figure it out...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Top Ten Worst Mothers on Film #3

This past Mother's Day, I gave my mother a box set with 10 DVDs representing the worst mothers on film. I could have done the best mothers, but that would have been boring and not as much fun to work with. I created a special video counting down the top ten and this is #3-Martine Bartlett as Hattie Dorsett in Sybil. Special clips from YouTube user AlwaysSunnyinSac and a behind the scenes documentary.






We're coming to the end of the countdown.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Top Ten Worst Mothers on Film #4

This past Mother's Day, I gave my mother a box set with 10 DVDs representing the worst mothers on film. I could have done the best mothers, but that would have been boring and not as much fun to work with. I created a special video counting down the top ten and this is #4-Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest. This was one of our favorites to talk about. Extra interviews were from a behind the scenes documentary.







Only three left!!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Top Ten Worst Mothers on Film #5

This past Mother's Day, I gave my mother a box set with 10 DVDs representing the worst mothers on film. I could have done the best mothers, but that would have been boring and not as much fun to work with. I created a special video counting down the top ten and this is #5-Bette Davis as Mrs. Taggart in The Anniversary. My partner, Mom Smackley, takes center stage with his comments on this one.






After the introduction, here is the list so far:

10. Beth Jarrett played by Mary Tyler Moore in Ordinary People

9. Lilly Dillon played by Anjelica Huston in The Grifters

8. Jude Madigan played by Jamie Lee Curtis in Mother's Boys

7. Eleanor Iselin played by Angela Lansbury in The Manchurian Candidate

6. Mrs. Lift played by Anne Ramsey in Throw Momma From the Train

5. Mrs. Taggart played by Bette Davis in The Anniversary

Who will be #1? Keep watching!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Top Ten Worst Mothers on Film #6

This past Mother's Day, I gave my mother a box set with 10 DVDs representing the worst mothers on film. I could have done the best mothers, but that would have been boring and not as much fun to work with. I created a special video counting down the top ten and this is #6-Anne Ramsey as Mrs. Lift in Throw Momma From the Train. Anne Ramsey is one of my partner's favorite actresses, so he agreed to be interviewed.

I'm not allowed to embed this one because MGM and Warner Bros. put a copyright hold on it. I use less than a minute and a half of The Goonies and most of the scenes from Throw Momma, I'm talking over it. I guess they don't consider it fair use. The intent of the clips is to show how her character could reach #6 on a list of worst mothers on film. Oh well...

Go see it before it comes down!

Top Ten Worst Mothers on Film #7

This past Mother's Day, I gave my mother a box set with 10 DVDs representing the worst mothers on film. I could have done the best mothers, but that would have been boring and not as much fun to work with. I created a special video counting down the top ten and this is #7-Angela Lansbury as Eleanor Iselin in The Manchurian Candidate. Angela Lansbury's comments were taken from a behind the scenes featurette on The Manchurian Candidate called Queen of Diamonds.






Almost at the half-way mark! Keep checking back...

Top Ten Worst Mothers on Film #8

This past Mother's Day, I gave my mother a box set with 10 DVDs representing the worst mothers on film. I could have done the best mothers, but that would have been boring and not as much fun to work with. I created a special video counting down the top ten and this is #8-Jamie Lee Curtis as Jude Madigan in Mother's Boys.








I say it again....more still to come!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Top Ten Worst Mothers on Film #9

This past Mother's Day, I gave my mother a box set with 10 DVDs representing the worst mothers on film. I could have done the best mothers, but that would have been boring and not as much fun to work with. I created a special video counting down the top ten and this is #9-Anjelica Huston as Lilly Dillon in The Grifters.








More to come...so keep checking back!

Top Ten Worst Mothers on Film #10

This past Mother's Day, I gave my mother a box set with 10 DVDs representing the worst mothers on film. I could have done the best mothers, but that would have been boring and not as much fun to work with. I created a special video counting down the top ten and this is #10-Mary Tyler Moore as Beth Jarrett in Ordinary People. Mary Tyler Moore's comments come from an interview she did for a television archive and these were specific to the character she played in Ordinary People.




The Countdown will continue...so keep checking back!

Top Ten Worst Mothers on Film Introduction

This past Mother's Day, I gave my mother a box set with 10 DVDs representing the worst mothers on film. I could have done the best mothers, but that would have been boring and not as much fun to work with. I created a special video counting down the top ten and this is the introduction. Find out why Medea, Mother Love, Friday the 13th and Serial Mom didn't make this list.






Check back later for each installment!!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Angel Spinoff

An episode from Season 4 of Charlie's Angels was used as a backdoor pilot/spinoff. In the episode we were introduced to Antonia Blake (played by Barbara Stanwyck) who ran a detective agency with three male angels. The series wasn't picked up, but here is my interpretation of what the opening credits might have looked like. I wanted the spinoff to be reminiscent of the parent show, so there is an opening narration, a Toni's Boys silhouette that I created from different clip art, and an alternate Charlie's Angels theme. In addition, I used the Charlie's Angels font to keep the similarity.

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