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April 14, 2021

We were busy, but happy. Day started with legwork and paperwork for the landlord and fellow tenants. It was a big success.

And then! To celebrate what would have been his 92nd birthday, Gerry Anderson Day was a fabulous success with a dizzying array of screenings, live events, and very cool stuff!

Our modest contributions to Gerry Anderson Day included several tweets and pics…

INCLUDING sharing our absolutely favorite moment from the the first Ballantine paperback, BREAKAWAY by EC Tubb…

We also received and unpacked some physical copies…

We cooked…

Yes, this is stock.

We did laundry…

No, this is real, that’s us.

And look! These words and pictures. We posted! Ooraah.

Carry on, Doomtroopers.

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Y1AT (Year One After Tom)

We’d wager that a lot of people are thinking about Tom Flynn.

YouTube videos make for a poor seánce—we know, we apologize.

Still, we do what we can. So smoke it if you’ve got it, drink deep if you are so inclined, turn off the lights and pump up the volume. It’s Movie Night, somewhere. Out there. In The Tom Zone.

And we seem to have hit some sort of cap as to the number of videos YouTube will allow us to embed. Bummer! On deck were THE TRAIN, THE GREAT ESCAPE, and THE TERMINATOR. Ah well. The smoke swirls still, the spirits hover. They will always be there. So carry on, DoomFuckers.


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The Day in Pictures

Credits for everything can be easily provided if anyone wants. But I kind of like it like this. Mysterious. Carry on.


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Hello, We Are Still On The Air. First Up: Temple ov Saturn – The Rites of Janus

We wrote,

Beats of the body / Pulses of Time

A ritual, a soundtrack, a conjuring of the forces within, bone and blood, stronger than any god, the revelation that you are the god, the seed, the spear, the arrow through generations.

More Later. If you are reading this, Welcome to 2021!


Edited to add: A little inelegant, dropping the entire tweet in there, but as long as the little gif film runs and the links work, we are happy. Bear with us as we still give the block editor and new format a shakeout drive.


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Soundtrack, Sunrise, Sunday, Sabbatum. Worked for us. Good Morning, Children of the Atom

Went looking to see if there was a band called SABBATUM and found these dopes. With the opening blare of the “dirty organ,” I burst out laughing, but not with displeasure! “Ok, let’s go worship at the altar of Ozzy by way of Deep Purple for 45 minutes, let’s do this.” It was nice!

Things have been crazy at The Lab. More later, maybe. Hope you are all well and tightly wrapped, my pretties.


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Dear Joe 2: 11/26/20, Sleepless @ 2am and for Comfort We Reach for…

Barton Fink. Because self-pitying failed writers need kicks, too.

And then we throw the damn bird in the oven. Happy Thanksgiving!


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Yes We Have Reached The Point w/ WordPress Wherein We Say Fuck It and Throw the New Damn Car in Gear and DEAL W/ IT.

This is not completed. Going back seems to be impossible. New Site Design. Yay.


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August (v)

Oh he is pissed. On the set of DRACULA 1972 AD.

Good evening Doomtroopers.

Photo via @HorrorHammer1


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August ii (The Creep’s Scrapbook, Good Evening Misfits)


I always loved this panel, ever since I was a child. Really. I was like, eight. I had a 33rpm audio version of the FF’s 1st issue, and it contained a hard copy reprint. Does anyone else remember this? After I post this (dark) August installment, I will track it down…


Zappa and King Kirby.

Akira Kurosawa on the set of ‘Kagemusha’ (1980)

Kurosawa on the set of KEGEMUSHA 1980.

David Lynch & Isabella Rossellini (Helmut Newton, 1988)

David Lynch & Isabella Rossellini (Helmut Newton, 1988)


The Japanese Goths will have their revenge…

More to come.

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August (good evening doomtroopers)

Brush Fire


Yes it’s August, and yes it’s hot. The Moon bloomed but now fades, the West Coast is on fire, Breonna Taylor’s killers are still walking around, and the universe just ended for a mother and a stepfather in Wilson, North Carolina…

Pausing here. More to come. Tonight. If I’m not writing, not designing, jesus, I might as well blog. You know, for my legion of fans. More on August, and more of red hot Fi, above, soon.

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And I am back. But not for long. Because I’m starving to death. so, quickly, Red Hot and Glorious Fi.





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More to come.