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Showing posts from July, 2015

H.P. LOVECRAFT MEETS DR. WHO: The Old Ones and the Time Lords

Ask any of my fellow Whovians and they will tell you "The Doctor" is a Time Lord from the Planet Gallifrey and travels through time with his companions in the "TARDIS".

I started with Patrick Troughton the "Second Doctor" and my first adventure was "The War Games". Which is an interesting starting point when one thinks I was in the United States Navy, it was during the Vietnam War and I was visiting on board a British destroyer in the Bay of Naples. After a fine meal my British hosts put the "tele" on and I first met the Doctor. As we all learned that he was a "Time Lord". "The War Games" is the adventure that revealed the Time Lord civilization. It would take until the "Fourth Doctor" played by Tom Baker to learn he came from a planet called "Gallifrey".

Above Patrick Troughton in "The Tomb of the Cybermen".

Above Tom  Baker in "The Talons of Weng-Chiang".

For those few still…

El Santo Enmascardo de Playa: A Look at Rodolfo Guzman Huerta

My interest in Mexican Iconic Lucha Wrestler Rodolfo Guzman Huerta known as "El Santo (The Saint)" aka: "The Holy" is two fold.

First of all I come from a Wrestling family. My Great Uncle Mike Hirsch was a promoter and co-owner of the Ocean Park Arena located at 140 Pico Boulevard, Ocean Parks, California and it was a "Family Business". The arena was near the famous Ocean Park Pier which would become "Pacific Ocean Park" until a suspicious insurance related fire destroyed this historic 1926 site. Once known for its designer as Lick Pier, Venice Beach is kind of down the street, my father's parents lived two blocks from the boardwalk and had a business on it and of course there was that 1950's/1960's unpolluted Pacific Ocean.

"Uncle Mike" had been involved in the arena since the late 1930's. It had opened in 1920. My Parents and Grandparents would work the weekends selling food and drinks after World War 2. When I was …