The Sexy Link Between Forbidden Planet and Mad Men

Mad Men’s Sally Draper watched spies on tv, and so did I – same shows, same year, same kind of tv. And that’s where Forbidden Planet’s Anne Francis first inspired me: as the kick-ass P.I. Honey West in 1965.

John Carter: Not the Burroughs Hero After All?

On the basis of trailers, I don’t have high hopes for John Carter, the movie adaptation of E.R. Burroughs’ Mars adventures. Some thoughts on why I love the Barsoom books and how this movie appears to fall short.