Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Castle of Frankenstein #25 Part 6!


As we continue looking at Castle of Frankenstein #25, we come to "The Genius of George Pal," which seems to be the main feature dealing with older genre movies in this issue!


This interview was conducted when George Pal was 69 years old, and it's a pretty good interview with the man, starting with his early days doing Puppetoons, and talking about the special effects in War of the Worlds, Destination Moon, and other movies...


On these pages, 38 ad 39, Pal talks about his attempts to do 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Wah Chang, Gene Warren, Lester Bryan, When Worlds Collide and the sequel he never got a chance to do...


On pages 40 and 41, the topics covered are The Time Machine, War of the Worlds, Dr. Lao, and other movies...


And the article wraps up in page 42, with a teaser for Part Two's coverage of Doc Savage, which appears in issue 26!



  1. Anonymous12:06 PM

    Hello: I apologize for coming in with an off topic comment, but I am currently working on an entry for the Puget Sound Star Trekkers for a wiki (still in beta testing process so not open yet). I was a member of Outpost 13, the Bellingham group, in 1976-78, but would like to have information on the main Seattle group and activities (I attended one con, the one with Harlan Ellison and Robert Heinlein). Any information you might have on names, dates, activities would be gratefully accpted and fully credited of course. I can be reached at rrede13 AT

    Thank you!

    robin reid

  2. I was a member of the Tacoma Outpost (forget the number), but that was so long ago... I attended one PSST convention, the one with David Gerrold, but all I can tell you about it was that it was at the Olympic Hotel sometime around 1978 or so.



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