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    Past Life: Buffy Costume Sketches

    When I was writing for the Official Buffy the Vampire Slayer magazine, I was tasked with interviewing a few of the behind the scenes people including costume designer Matthew Van Dyn. He sent me the originals of these sketches to photograph for the article and allowed me to keep them. They’re hanging on my wall! (I’m in the process of cleaning out a bunch of old digital files — thanks Marie Kondo — so expect more bits like these!)

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    Inside Kung Fu: Helping Buffy Slay Vampires

    Back in 1998, I was working as a freelance reporter for Inside Kung-Fu magazine. My first big piece was an interview with Jeff Pruitt and Sophia Crawford - the stunt coordinator and Buffy stunt double from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I got to spend quite a few nights at the studio watching them film and it was the thrill of my life -- which I know I've mentioned more than a few times here on this blog. Anyway, I was cleaning out a closet and found all of my old Inside Kung-Fu magazines, so I thought I'd share screenshots of the articles. All of the super photos came straight from…

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    It’s a madhouse! My husband and I return to the Planet of the Apes

    July was Planet of the Apes month around my house. This past Sunday, we went to see the original 1968 feature film on the big screen, thanks to Fathom Entertainment and TCM. It’s wonderful to see these old films the way they were meant to be seen. If only I could have seen them without prior knowledge of the plot points! It would have been wild to get that first glimpse of gorillas on horseback, hear them utter their first words or see that final ‘gotcha’ shot as an uninformed viewer. It was still great to see it so large and uncut but so much of the joy of the…

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    On the Streets of San Francisco Literally [Photos]

    My sister Linda lived in San Francisco in the seventies when they were filming the last season of The Streets of San Francisco. Here are a couple of pictures you shot of them filming on the streets. . . . of San Francisco. The photo above is a lovely closeup of Richard Hatch from Battlestar Galactica. (My sister has mad photography skills, unlike me) He took over when Michael Douglas left.   (WordPress is being weird, click the photo twice to blow it up to full size) If you look at the garage door, that appears to be Karl Malden trying to shake some sense into a young woman in…