Get your Mars on!

A long time ago, on a planet far away, alien races fought in good versus evil battles prompted by complicated politics and religious & ideological differences. No, I’m not talking about the Star Wars story, but its predecessor by 65 years, A Princess of Mars, otherwise known as the John Carter of Mars saga (AKA […]

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Traci Lords beats Pixar to ‘Mars’

We already know that Pixar is working on John Carter of Mars, a big-screen adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ pulpy Barsoom tales that began with A Princess of Mars. But with a planned release of 2012, who knows if we’ll ever see it? Especially if they make it a Christmas Day release, which would put […]

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Love and war on the Red Planet

I’m a huge fan of the writings of Edgar Rice Burroughs, even though I believe he was an unabashed white supremacist. (Just to be clear, I am not.) Tarzan and his Martian Tales aren’t the finest literature in the world, but how can you not have fun reading chapters with titles like Love Making on […]

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