Archive for October 8th, 2013

FINALLY A SIXTH SEASON, SORT OF

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(The Hollywood Reporter) – NBC’s The Six Million Dollar Man has been
off the air since 1978, but fans who have spent the last three and a half
decades wishing for a sixth season of the Lee Majors-starring drama will
finally see their dream come true — kind of — next year when Dynamite
Entertainment launches The Six Million Dollar Man: Season 6.

The monthly comic book picks up the continuity of the original television
series from the end of the fifth and final season, with writer James Kuhoric
promising to "bring back all the things that made it special to me back in
the day." Amongst those things, Kuhoric said, are the show’s trademark
slow motion effect sequences. He said "We went out of our way to use
the ‘Kung Fu Slow Motion’, the sound effects, and all the oddities of that
era so the comic book would feel like the original TV series.”

The Six Million Dollar Man: Season 6 will be released in comic book stores
and digitally in February 2014, in time for the series’ 40th anniversary year
(It debuted on NBC January 18, 1974).

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Award-winning comic book writer James Kuhoric

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FIGHTER ACE BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1890

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Edward Vernon Rickenbacker (October 8, 1890 – July 23, 1973)

Rickenbacker was an American fighter ace in World War I and Medal
of Honor
recipient with 26 aerial victories. He was this country’s most
successful fighter ace in the war. and was also a race car driver,
automotive designer, a government consultant in military matters
and a pioneer in air transportation, particularly as the longtime
head of Eastern Air Lines.

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Eddie Rickenbacker posed for this photograph beside his plane in 1918

                                      AFmedal of honor
                                          Air Force Medal of Honor

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TODAY IN HISTORY ~

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     Ross Simpson

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SIGOURNEY WEAVER IS 64 TODAY

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Sigourney Weaver (Susan Alexandra Weaver)

Weaver is primarily known for her role of Ellen Ripley in the four Alien
films
: Alien (1979), Aliens (1986), Alien 3 (1992), and Alien Resurrection 
(1997). Other notable roles include Dana Barrett in Ghostbusters (1984)
and its sequel Ghostbusters II (1989),Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of
Dian Fossey
(1988), Working Girl (1988), and Grace Augustine in Avatar 
(2009).
She played her first minor role in Woody Allen‘s 1977 comedy,
Annie Hall.

Her 1986 Academy Award nomination for Aliens is considered by many to
be a landmark in the recognition of science fiction, action, and horror
genres.
 

 

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RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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“The Killer”, Jerry Lee Lewis               

“Great Balls of Fire” was recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis at Sun Records
in Memphis, Tennessee. It reached #2 on the Billboard pop charts, #3
on the R&B charts, and #1 on the country charts. It was ranked as the
96th greatest song ever by Rolling Stone and sold one million copies
in its first 10 days of release in the United States and would go on to
sell over 5 million copies, making it both one of the best-selling singles
in the United States
as well as one of the world’s best-selling singles
of all time
.

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                  (photo: Larry Philpot) <larry@behindthemusic.net>

Jerry Lee Lewis turned  78 on September 29.                              

 

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