Monday, November 14, 2016

More on Planet of the Apes

Another fascinating new book on the franchise, covering all aspects of the series from 1968's Planet of the Apes to 2014's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes:

Planet of the Apes: The Evolution of the Legend
A celebration of all the classic and new movies, TV & merchandise

By Joe Fordham and Jeff Bond.
With a foreword by John Landis.
RRP $39.95.


Planet of the Apes: The Evolution of the Legend is the first exhaustive account of the groundbreaking series, featuring production art, costume designs, makeup tests, posters, and interviews with key crew members.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781783291984
Dimensions: 9 x 12’’
Hardback: 256pp
Publication date: October 14 2014
Illustration detail: Colour photos throughout

Friday, November 4, 2016

NEPCA Fantastic 2017

NEPCA meets next October on the campus of UMass Amherst from 27 to 28 October. A call for papers for our tenth-anniversary sessions will be posted soon.

As always, we are looking for papers that explore the fantastic in all its various forms as well as monster-specific papers in celebration of Halloween. The area also looks to commemorate the two-hundredth anniversary of Mary Shelley's completion of Frankenstein with a set of panels devoted to the theme of "Friendly Frankensteins" exploring the reception of the Frankenstein story in youth culture.

Michael Torregrossa
Area Chair

Voltron on CD!

Released in 2012, World Event Productions and offer an exclusive CD featuring music from the classic animated series Voltron: Defender of the Universe. The CD (available as a traditional disc and for digital download from Amazon) is a fun way to revisit the series, but the pieces are a bit of mixed bag, and full album is probably best for completists. There are tracks that feature the opening and closing of the series, which might be expected, plus the narration for the combining of the lion-bots to form Voltron, but the producers also include more eclectic choices, such as the leads into and out of commercial breaks and a dance remix of the score.

The complete track listing follows:

  1. Voltron Opener (Narration)
  2. Descent
  3. Mystical
  4. Alien Landscape
  5. A Witch
  6. Gladiator Fight
  7. Arrival
  8. Sneaking
  9. Bad Guys
  10. Royal Subjects
  11. Dangerous
  12. Bumper #1
  13. Voltron Will Be Back...
  14. And Now Back to Voltron...
  15. Quick Harp
  16. Majestic
  17. Castle of Lions
  18. Sad Princess
  19. Our Prayers Answered (Dialogue)
  20. At the Lake
  21. Hunk and Pidge
  22. Rushing
  23. The Cave
  24. Bumper #2
  25. Sand People
  26. Captured
  27. A Spy
  28. Voltron Arrives
  29. We Are Friends
  30. Defeat
  31. Quick Harp #2
  32. It's Me
  33. King Alfor
  34. Tension
  35. Underground Base
  36. Montage
  37. Bumper #3
  38. Voltron Will Be Back (Instrumental)
  39. Ready to Form Voltron (Dialogue)
  40. Voltron Closer
  41. Original Opener
  42. Original Opener W/ Sing Out
  43. Original Closer
  44. Form Voltron Sound Fx
  45. Voltage Sfx
  46. Voltage Bump
  47. Voltron DJ MacMan Dance Remix
  48. All Music Compilation
  49. Music of Voltron Montage