Category Archives: Media

RIP Dan O’Bannon

Not only did Dan O’Bannon work on the computer effects for Star Wars, wrote the Star Beast script which later transformed into the original Alien, and wrote the screenplay for Total Recall. His biggest and best accomplishment, at least in my book, is writing and directing Return of the Living Dead, the zombie comedy movie that has a load of my favorite zombie moments including the tar zombie as my favorite. We will miss you Dan, thank you for everything.

Here is the original red band trailer for Return of the Living Dead

Sheldon Dorf Passes Away

Sheldon Dorf, the founder of Comic-Con International, passed away in San Diego on Tuesday November 3, 2009 of kidney failure. He had been hospitalized for the last year due to complications of diabetes, according to the AP.

Dorf started Comic-Con as the Golden State Comic Book Convention in 1970. The show started as one-day event and grew into the four-day 125,000 person multimedia extravaganza that we know today. Dorf stayed well connected in the comic book industry and eventually became estranged from the convention he founded and ran for 15 years.

Ours thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.