Archive for December, 2015

Was Toy Story Nearly Canceled Because It Was Too Dark of a Story?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: “Toy Story” was nearly canceled because the original script was considered too dark. In an old Movie […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #555

Welcome to the five hundred and fifty-fifth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, was Cable originally intended to be a member of Alpha Flight? Did DC Comics sue a newspaper named the Daily Planet? Did Marvel create an issue of Star Wars out […]

Did a Famous TV Director Get His Start on Buck Rogers as a Protest Over the Show’s Cancellation?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about TV and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the TV urban legends featured so far. TV URBAN LEGEND: Angry about the cancellation of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, the producer of the show let […]

Was Snakes on a Plane Re-Edited after a Parody Trailer of the Film?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: The film Snakes on a Plane had new scenes filmed after the film was otherwise completed to […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #554

Welcome to the five hundred and fifty-fourth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, in honor of The Force Awakens, it is an all-Star Wars edition! Did a Marvel Comics letterer design the famous Star Wars logo for twenty-five bucks? Did the New Universe […]

Was South Park Originally Going to be a Big Parody of The X-Files?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about TV and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the TV urban legends featured so far. TV URBAN LEGEND: “South Park” was originally going to be an “X-Files”-style show. Trey Parker and Matt Stone came to […]

Were the Lyrics to Sarah McLachlan’s “Possession” Taken from an Actual Stalker’s Letters?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: The lyrics to “Possession” were taken from actual stalkers’ letters. A few years back, I did a […]

Was Flash Gordon Nearly in A Christmas Story?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the Movie urban legends featured so far. MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: Flash Gordon was nearly in A Christmas Story. A Christmas Story, has had an interesting trajectory since […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #553

Welcome to the five hundred and fifty-third in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, has Marvel banned the controversial “Ms. Marvel gives birth to her own rapist” Avengers #200 from ever being reprinted? Did Andy Warhol seriously direct a Batman movie? And what is […]

Was the Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer TV Special Written Without Access to the Original Rudolph Picture Book?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about TV and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the TV urban legends featured so far. TV URBAN LEGEND: The Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer TV special would have been a lot different if the screenwriter had […]