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Come on-a My Harryhausen

I just recently watched Clash of the Titans and Jason and the Argonauts, two movies released eighteen years apart, but that I see as a natural pairing. They’re both based on Greek mythology, and both have stop-motion special effects created … Continue reading

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You Should Sea This Lady

I attended the Coney Island Mermaid Parade today, and I noticed that the King and Queen of the Parade are referred to as King Neptune and Queen Mermaid.Doesn’t seem entirely congruent, but there you go. I’m not sure why they … Continue reading

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The Single Dads’ Club

When I wrote about Princess Peach’s father, I noted that it’s pretty common in fiction for kings to have young, strong-willed daughters who are only children, and for the mother to be nowhere in sight. Rebecca pointed out that a … Continue reading

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Life Is What Happens When You Make Other Planets

During the course of Futurama, most of our own solar system has been seen, and it looks like it’s changed considerably by the time the show takes place. Venus, the Moon, Mars, Neptune, Triton, and Pluto are all known to … Continue reading

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Where the Ballyhoos and the Tritons Are

In Hans Christian Andersen’s original tale of “The Little Mermaid,” the titular mermaid’s father is simply known as the Sea King, and is a widower with six daughters and a mother who tends his house. In Disney’s adaptation, they removed … Continue reading

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I Want to Be Where the People Are

The Little Mermaid – Disney’s twenty-eighth animated feature is loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, but takes a lot of liberties with its source material. This is typical for Disney, of course, but in this particular case it’s … Continue reading

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The Wrath of King Neptune

I was originally thinking of profiling Krishna this weekend, but seeing the Percy Jackson movie reminded me that I don’t think I’d ever done a proper post on Poseidon (or Zeus, for that matter, but he’ll have to wait, unless … Continue reading

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