Archive for July, 2016

Was Shaft Nearly Played by a White Actor in the First Shaft 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: Shaft was originally going to star a white actor. Shaft, directed by Gordon Parks and starring Richard […]

Why Did the Writer of “Love Me Tender” Credit His Wife for Writing the Song Instead of Himself?

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 person who wrote “Love Me Tender” credited his wife for writing the song as a shot […]

Was Howard and Bernadette’s Pregnancy on Big Bang Theory an Accident?

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: A major Big Bang Theory plot twist wasn’t originally planned for the episode in which it was […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #585

Welcome to the five hundred and eighty-fifth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, was The Killing Joke originally meant to be out of continuity? Was the 1991 X-Men comic first intended to be part of a single bi-weekly X-Men team? Did Wally West’s […]

Did Batman Actually Kill Anyone in The Dark Knight Returns?

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: Batman killed people in The Dark Knight Returns, which inspired Zack Snyder to have Batman kill in […]

Did a Blacklisted Writer Write for Lassie Using His Wife as a Front?

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/MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: A blacklisted writer used his wife as a front to write episodes of Lassie. Adrian Scott was […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #584

Welcome to the five hundred and eighty-fourth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, how did Kevin Smith’s Daredevil run almost stop before it ever began? See the ending of the Ghostbusters II comic book that Columbia Pictures wouldn’t let be published! And did […]

Did George Barris Really Design the Ecto-1 for Ghostbusters?

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: George Barris designed Ecto-1 for Ghostbusters and the Delorean for Back to the Future. Before he passed […]

Which Member of the Original Star Trek Cast Invented the First Klingon Language?

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/MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: One of the original cast members of Star Trek invented the first Klingon language. There are some […]

Did Captain & Tennille Re-Record Their Entire First Album in Spanish?

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: Captain & Tennille re-recorded their entire first album in Spanish. While it might be a bit curious […]