Today a classic!
For his very first production on The Mercury Theatre, Orson Welles offered …
“Dracula” originally aired on July 11, 1938.
Here’s a fan favorite from the old time radio series “The Shadow”. It’s entitled “Ghost Town” But, as with all episodes of “The Shadow”, the “ghosts” in this town aren’t quite what they seem.
In this episode the Shadow/Lamont Cranston is played by Bill Johnstone and Margo Lane is played by Majorie Anderson.
This poem can be found on BBC website here. The poem, though a mediocre piece of writing, clearly offers some hints about the coming episode with which it shares a title. Here’s the full text:
Demons run when a Good Man goes to war.
Night will fall and drown the sun
When a Good Man goes to war.
Friendship dies and true love lies.
Night will fall and the dark will rise
when a Good Man goes to war.
Who are the demons? How will true love lie? And what is the dark that is rising?
Friday the 13th has always been a lucky day for us. And the fear of this day is fairly new. It can’t be dated any earlier than the 19th century. But no one knows exactly how Friday the 13th grew to be a day with negative, superstitious connotations. Theories of all kinds have developed. Some connect to Norse mythology. Others to early Christian teachings. Even the Knights Templar have been blamed. Those poor Knights Templar. They get blamed for everything.
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Above is the official cover for Stephen King’s upcoming novel 11/22/63. It’s about an English teacher who discovers a portal to 1958 and uses it to prevent the JFK’s assassination. More of a science fiction thriller than a horror story, it nonetheless sounds fascinating.
Intriguing, eccentric mathematician Charles Babbage has had something of a renaissance in the last 20 years. This is largely due to a paper he published in 1837 which outlined a steam-powered, brass and steel programmable computer called “the analytical engine“. But this computer was never built.
That may be about to change.
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