11/11/01, 1 p.m. - Captain Video in Mo Valley is out of business. The owners of the store are selling their remaining stock for 2 bucks per tape. I printed out a list of everything Maggie, Claudia, and Rae Allen have been in. Out of all that, they had not one movie left. Of course, all the good stuff went long before I knew it was going! But, I did pick up a copy of "Wagons East" ... It is John Candy's last movie, and was highly publicized as such at the time it was released. It also has the actors who played "Neelix" and "The Doctor" in ST:Voyager together on-screen years before Voyager came out. It's very special (rolling eyes).

Now, the reason I bought it -- I didn't remember who, but someone was in it that I was a fan of. Well I looked at the back of the case once I got home, and there it was - Ellen Greene. Ellen played "Audrey" in Little Shop of Horrors, under a blonde wig. I had seen this movie years ago, when it was in theaters, but not since then. I remembered John McGinley (now in Scrubs on NBC) as a cringingly horrid stereotypical gay guy, but didn't know that Ellen played - of all people - the prostitute. Without the blonde hair, I didn't recognize her. She's just as good in this as she was in LSOH!

As you know, if you've been to my favorite authors page, Jean Lorrah is one of my favorite authors. She has a series of books called "Savage Empire" ... I talked about it before, about having 6 of the 7. Well, I found the one I didn't have! There was, of course, a catch. It was part of a set. All 7 books. The books are nearly impossible to find, and I know that one day, I'll introduce someone to them. They aren't your standard books, either in magic/fantasy, or in science fiction, or standard fiction. They are ... unique, and it's going to be someone special who will read them and appreciate them like I do. Whoever that will be, I'll have 6 of the 7 that I can start them out with ... and let that person find the 7th one! Good plan, huh? :)

Having finished with Harry Potter #4, I'm back to the Savage Empire books, and am about halfway through the second one, Dragon Lord of the Savage Empire. I've done a few searches on the net, and there's very little information about them. There are 7 books, the last of which was published in 1988. There was one fanzine, called "Wulf-Stone" that was done by Winston A. Howlett, around the same time. It seems he also put out a cd or tape with music based on the series as well, but I haven't been able to find any information about it.

Like I said, I've finished with Harry Potter #4, and dayum! I'm used to books around 300-400 pages. This one was 734 pages, which is pretty damn thick already. But Jo (the author) set up the cliffhanger-from-hell, and book 5 won't be out til sometime next year. I don't know how those people who read the book when it first came out all those months ago have been able to stand the wait! It's now 6 days and counting for the first movie's premiere, and I will be going opening night (can we say duh?).

A week from Tuesday, the remake of Planet of the Apes comes out. It's the one directed by Tim Burton, and starring Luke Eberl. Don't know who he is? Check out my autograph page, over 200 strong now!

And now for something completely different.

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