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Boldly Going Where I’ve Gone Before for Star Trek’s 50th

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the debut of Star Trek, and while I may not have the same budget available to me as CBS-Paramount, I nonetheless wanted to mark the occasion somehow. As such, I decided to delve … Continue reading

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“Desperate” Memories of Michael Cimino

I never interviewed Michael Cimino, whose death was confirmed earlier today, but I’ve certainly heard a fair amount about him and his various works from other people over the years. For instance, the famed writer/director isn’t mentioned by name in … Continue reading

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Obscurity Knocks: Episode 6 – Peter Mackenzie

Peter Mackenzie, as you may be aware, is currently a cast member on ABC’s black-ish, and once you listen to this episode, you’ll be so happy for him that he is, because our last few topics of conversation would have … Continue reading

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Obscurity Knocks: Episode 5 – Barry Primus

Barry Primus is a character actor’s character actor, a fellow who got his start in the theater, went on to work on TV and in film, and has expanded his palette over the years to include writing, directing, and producing. … Continue reading

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Obscurity Knocks: Episode 4 – John Kapelos

John Kapelos is an actor you may know from his work with John Hughes on such iconic ‘80s films as Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, or if you’re a vampire aficionado, you might have watched him in the ‘90s … Continue reading

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Obscurity Knocks: Episode 3 – Kurt Fuller

Kurt Fuller has had so many roles in so many films and TV series over the course of his career that when the time came to introduce him onto Obscurity Knocks, I was so intimidated by the sheer volume of … Continue reading

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Obscurity Knocks: Episode 2 – Bruce McGill

Upon looking at the above photo, I’d understand if you found it impossible to turn away from the sight of a pre-Knight Rider David Hasselhoff, but I hope you’ll try, since it’s the man on the right who’s actually our … Continue reading

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Obscurity Knocks: Episode 1 – Mackenzie Astin

See that gentleman facing off against Jon Hamm? That’s Mackenzie Astin. Yes, really. It’s been a long time since the days when Astin was hanging out with Blair, Tootie, Natalie, and Jo at Edna’s Edibles and Over Our Heads on … Continue reading

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Cut for Space: A few “Facts of Life” anecdotes you haven’t read before

On January 31, 2015, I made my debut on EW.com with “You Take the Good, You Take the Bad: An Oral History of The Facts of Life.” If you follow me on social media, this isn’t what you’d call breaking … Continue reading

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366 for 2016: Day 11 – David Bowie, “Time Will Crawl”

Well, shit: this wasn’t how my Monday was supposed to go. Not that I had any idea how things were going to play out today, but I certainly didn’t expect that they’d involve me spending the majority of my time … Continue reading

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