Category Archives: Influences

Like Mulder and Scully …

Geek Alert!  Yesterday I found out that the X-Files is going back on the air next year with a limited amount of shows.  That’s right, the International Movie Data Base says that both lead characters from the original and the two … Continue reading

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Influences:  Stan Lee

Since their inception, comics have been a central feature of American culture, defining who we are and where we are going as a culture.  They didn’t start off that way, though.  They began as a continuation of the dime stories … Continue reading

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Influences: George Lucas

I have been a fan of Star Wars since I watched Episode IV.  It was great, but in context with what passed at the time it was a godsend.  Star Trek had been off the air for eight years and … Continue reading

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Influences:  Marijas Gimbutas

Marija Gimbutas was the first recognized scholar to look at pre-agrarian societies as anything other than precursors for the civilizations that developed around 3100 B.C.E. In short, she was the first person to see that early semi-sedentary cultures were simply … Continue reading

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Influences: Robert Howard

Like many of us, I watched the Schwarzenager Conan movies and was fascinated.  Not by the plots, and definitely not by the acting.  I liked the fantasy world.  Magic, monsters, and swords.  A time before time, in a geography unencumbered … Continue reading

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