Archive for August, 2016

Movie Legends Addendum: The REAL Origin of the Ghostface Mask From Scream?

A while back, I wrote a Movie Legends Revealed about the amazing story of how the makers of the movie Scream discovered the Ghostface mask they used in the film. Among the people who read that initial article was a man named Loren Gitthens, who had a fascinating story to tell about the Ghostface mask […]

How Did Jon Polito Getting Angry Get His Character Killed on Homicide: Life on the Street?

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: Jon Polito’s public complaints about the direction of Homicide: Life on the Street got his character killed […]

Did George Lucas Initially Plan on Killing Darth Vader off in the First Star Wars Sequel?

In this Movie Legends Revealed, learn what George Lucas had planned for Darth Vader at first.

Comic Book Legends Revealed #590

Welcome to the five hundred and ninetieth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, learn the hilarious origins of Deadpool’s evil emblem logo! Discover which two Avengers teammates almost got married! And find out whether Spider-Woman owed her creation at all to a Native […]

Were the Rights to the Board Game Operation Sold for Just $500?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to board games and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of all board game urban legends so far. BOARD GAME URBAN LEGEND: The board game Operation was sold for just $500. For over fifty years, fans of […]

Did Joss Whedon Nearly Have a Bleak Rape Plot on Firefly?

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: Inara on Firefly had a syringe that was originally going to tie into a very dark rape […]

Did MGM Give Up Their Rights to Lassie Just to Avoid Paying Lassie’s Trainer Backpay They Owed Him?

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/TV URBAN LEGEND: MGM gave up the rights to Lassie in exchange for not paying $40,000 in back pay to […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #589

Welcome to the five hundred and eighty-ninth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, how did the Spider-Man movie lead to Spider-Man Unlimited being created? Did John Byrne originally intend to transform the Vision back into the original Human Torch? And how did Mike […]

Did M.A.S.H. Really Never Show Radar O’Reilly’s Left Hand on the Show?

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: Radar O’Reilly’s left hand was never shown on M.A.S.H. One of the few actors to star in […]

Was There Nearly a Love Triangle Between Spider-Man, Mary Jane and DOCTOR OCTOPUS in Spider-Man 2?

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: There was nearly a love triangle between Peter Parker, Mary Jane Watson and DOCTOR OCTOPUS in Spider-Man […]