August 9, 1997
The Richard Tufeld-voiced robot in "Lost in Space," while referred to as Robot in the series, did have a real name (" 'Lost in' Robot Names," Calendar Letters, Aug. 2). Its designated call letters were B9. Robby the Robot, who figured prominently in the MGM feature film "Forbidden Planet," was seen for years off and on in different television series, including "Lost in Space," in a first-season black-and-white episode called "War of the Robots." Robby played a malevolent robot who had dire designs on the Robinsons, but our robot buddy, B9, saved the day for the humans, though doing so might have meant its own demise.
November 19, 2001 |
With the series scoring its best ratings ever in this, its sixth season, it sometimes seems as if yes, "Everybody Loves Raymond." But even with the slam-dunk Top 10 finishes and the Emmys earlier this month for Patricia Heaton and Doris Roberts, some quibbles by avowed longtime viewers have begun surfacing on various Web sites.
December 7, 2008 |
Spanish filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo describes his feature debut, "Timecrimes," as a toy -- "something the audience can play with." The award-winning film, which opens Friday, is a sci-fi thriller and a time-traveling film noir, with a dash of dark humor added for good measure. To wit: the movie's time machine, which resembles a giant egg. "We didn't want to make this beautiful time machine," says the 31-year-old Vigalondo, who also wrote and costars in the film.
April 28, 1991 |
I spoke to "time" the other day. Well, actually the voice of time. You know, when you dial and hear, "At the tone, the time will be. . . . " You might have thought it was a computer or a little man locked in the Bureau of Time in Washington. But it's actually a woman in Atlanta named Joanne Daniels. She isn't the voice of all time. She's the voice of my time. But my time may not be your time. Daniels is the voice of time for California and New York.
April 29, 2012 |
Quincy Watts has never been in a time machine. They exist only in science fiction and the movies. But Watts swears he had an experience like a time machine 20 years ago in Barcelona, when he was standing on the podium with a gold medal around his neck after winning the 400 meters in the 1992 Olympic Games. "As you hear the national anthem being played, it's one of the proudest moments in your life," he said. "It was like going back in time. I thought about my grandfather in Detroit who would always have me go get him a Pepsi and would give me a quarter if I was able to bring it back in the time he decided.
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August 8, 1994 |
"In our automobile world, the noise and chatter of the streets will be reversed, a priceless boon to the tired nerves of this overwrought generation . . . . Streets will be cleaner, jams and blockades less likely to occur, and accidents less frequent." I would love to take the author of that quote, an editor for "The Horseless Age, " a turn-of-the-century magazine, on a journey from his time to modern-day Los Angeles. During his time, the auto was a marvelous invention.
July 21, 2001 |
They survived the great outdoors and sampled the sights of Paris. Now the "Rugrats" turn tweens for a day in a one-hour special marking the top-rated toon's 10th anniversary tonight at 8 on Nickelodeon. As I am neither a kid (though I sometimes act like one) nor a parent, the show's enduring appeal tends to escape me.
May 12, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS -- Even in their dotage, the Rolling Stones look great and sound even better. Their fans? Time has not been on their side. At the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night, the crowd was decidedly less hipper than the throngs coming out of Cirque du Soleil's "Zumanity" across the Strip. PHOTOS: Rolling Stones in Las Vegas It was as if everyone playing Keno in the casinos suddenly decided, “Let's go see the Stones!” The men were resplendent in Triple X-size aloha shirts and T-shirts over dress slacks.
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May 10, 1995 |
Pity the poor welfare mother. One parent of a 6-year-old wrote, "The reason single mothers get on welfare is that it's almost impossible to work when you're a single parent. Kids have doctor appointments, parent-teacher conferences, homework; teachers take in-service days, holidays when your business isn't closed." This stressed soul goes on to let us know that with taxpayers' funding, she has become the involved mother she was meant to be, and her child now reads at the head of the class.