Retro Reaction #52.3 Peter Pan and Facebook Theory

I was going to summarise the differences here between the book and the film. Problem here is I’ve never read the book and assumed them to be broadly the same. I now plan to read the book! The… Read More

Retro Reaction #52.2 Dumbo

Dumbo, the circus elephant with big ears. So what’s this one all about. This time there is no well known book adaptation, Disney bought the rights to this as a fresh idea. However I remember thinking that broadly… Read More

Retro Reaction #52.1 Pinocchio – Disney Vs Original

The Book¬† In the Adventures of Pinocchio book Pinocchio is much less likeable. He kills the talking cricket early on however the cricket returns in ghost form later in the book. The fox and the cat also play… Read More

Retro Reaction #52.0 The Disney Classics

We are up to set 52 here at Retro Reaction, The Spaceman’s longest running weekly blog. It surprises me to see that although that we haven’t looked at some of the Disney ¬†classics as yet. So for the… Read More

Retro Reaction #51.6 Heroes

Years before Sky1 had a different superhero every night. Before the Gotham’s and the Agent’s of Sheild was Heroes. A super hero show without the capes that was as much Xmen as it was allowed to be. Without… Read More

Retro Reaction #51.5 Firefly

Here we have a series that became infamous after cancellation. So much so that a movie was made years after in order to tie up the series. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what makes this series popular. But… Read More

Retro Reaction #51.4 Ashes To Ashes

  Last week we looked at Life on Mars, This week we look at spin off / continuation Ashes to Ashes. A confession to make, when this series first began I didn’t like it. The characters didn’t act… Read More

Retro Reaction #51.3 Life on Mars

“I’m Gene Hunt. Your DCI. And it’s 1973. Nearly dinner time. I’m ‘aving hoops.” Some characters are so brilliantly written and acted that they become iconic. Philip Glenister’s Gene Hunt was just that. But in Life on Mars… Read More

Retro Reaction #51.2 – The Addams Family 1964

The New Yorker Cartoon’s made into a live action sitcom. I get ready to review these expecting something that is off it’s time. That’s not necessarily a negative point. The show ran in the mid sixties around. Just… Read More

Retro Reaction #51.1 Dead Like Me

Dead Like Me. A 2003 TV Series that mixed the idea of Grim Reaper’s with comedy. Strangely it worked very well. Georgia Lass is hit in the head by a toilet seat from space (Yes that kind of… Read More