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Retro Fan #12 January 2021 (magazine review).

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Retro Fan #12 January 2021 (magazine review).

Please do not get confused by the January release date of this latest ‘Retro Fan’, it actually the Christmas edition but more on that later. A good chunk of this issue is devoted to ‘Three’s Company’, the American version of the UK sit-com ‘Man About The House’, which is probably why it was never shown […]

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Retro Fan #11 November 2020 (magazine review).

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Retro Fan #11 November 2020 (magazine review).

With the latest issue of ‘Retro Fan’, we are back into the realms of the original ‘Dark Shadows’ with an interview with actor David Selby. I remember his interviews a long while back in ‘Fangoria’, and his friendly nature is the same here as well, giving insights into the part and how fans stood outside […]

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Retro Fan #10 September 2020 (magazine review).

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Retro Fan #10 September 2020 (magazine review).

The latest issue of ‘Retro Fan’ kicks off with a look at the original ‘Shaft’ movies by David F. Walker and how they differed from the books and even more so when it briefly became a TV series. However, what makes this article even more significant is a general look at the blaxploitation phenomenon. Although […]

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Retro Fan #9 June 2020 (magazine review).

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Retro Fan #9 June 2020 (magazine review).

The cover of the latest ‘Retro Fan’ shows the late-1970s Captain America as played by actor Reb Brown in two TV movies. I think the most surprising thing with his interview with Mike Eury here was seeing the raise in fee Marvel wanted per episode compared to ‘The Incredible Hulk’ TV show that made it […]

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Retro Fan #8 April 2020 (magazine review).

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Retro Fan #8 April 2020 (magazine review).

There are always some surprises with ‘Retro Fan’, especially those that don’t cross the Atlantic. I don’t think the 1960s family band ‘The Cowsills’ ever had any of their songs in the UK charts. I did have a listen to one of their songs on UTube and there are obvious harmonics that wasn’t unpleasant. Rob […]

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Retro Fan #7 Winter 2020 (magazine review).

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Retro Fan #7 Winter 2020 (magazine review).

The latest issue of ‘Retro Fan’ focuses on two significant things. The first is that it has moved up to bimonthly status. The other is a look at ‘Charlie’s Angels’. Back in the day, I was a bigger fan of ‘Cagney & Lacey’, but it was the success of the former, which producer Barney Rosenzweig […]

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Retro Fan #6 Fall 2019 (magazine review).

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Retro Fan #6 Fall 2019 (magazine review).

The opening features of the latest edition of ‘Retro Fan’ is pure Americana as I can’t recall them ever being shown over here. The first is an interview by Dan Johnson with TV horror host Svengoolie although I think he should have been called Son Of Svengoolie as he’s the second of that name. Amusingly, […]

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Retro Fan #5 Summer 2019 (magazine review).

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Retro Fan #5 Summer 2019 (magazine review).

As the cover of the fifth issue of ‘Retro Fan’ shows, they have an extensive interview with actor Mark Hamill. Interviewer Glenn Greenberg was interviewing Hamill along with animator Dave Filoni and production designer Doug Chiang and much of what Hamill said was cut to fit in the time slot. So nothing was lost, Greenberg […]

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Retro Fan #4 Spring 2019 (magazine review).

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Retro Fan #4 Spring 2019 (magazine review).

The fourth issue of ‘Retro Fan’ and the cover shows things from the past are catching up with the present with a certain red-garbed guy but let’s start off with Martin Pasko’s look at the history of the Green Hornet which filled in a lot of gaps. I always thought that making Kato the inventor […]

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Retro Fan #3 Winter 2019 (magazine review).

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Retro Fan #3 Winter 2019 (magazine review).

As you can tell from the cover of Retro Fan # 3, the opening interview is with Richard Lester and even he’d lost count with how many decades since he directed ‘Superman’ movie. There’s also a few reveals that you might not have heard of before, including musical chairs with composers. I can’t recall ‘Kool-Aid’ […]

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