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'Battlestar Galactica' Creator Glen A. Larson Passes Away at 77

'Battlestar Galactica' Creator Glen A. Larson Passes Away at 77
One of the leading voices in 70s and 80s television has passed away. Glen A. Larson died Friday night at the age of 77 at a California hospital. He succumbed to esophageal cancer.

Glen A. Larson is known as one of television's seminal storytellers. He is responsible for creating over a dozen hit TV series. The highlights in his career include Battlestar Galactica, Knight Rider, Magnum P.I., Manimal, Quincy M.E., Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and Cover Up.

Glen A. Larson got his start in show business during the 1950s, serving as a member of The Four Preps musical group. A decade later, he began his writing career, which started with an episode of The Fugitive.

He won a trio of Emmys starting in 1974 and 1975 for McCloud, which took home trophies for Outstanding Limited Series. And then he won again in 1977 for Quincy M.E., which took home the award for Outstanding Drama Series.
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Battlestar Galactica, Magnum P.I. Creator Glen A. Larson Dies at 77

Battlestar Galactica, Magnum P.I. Creator Glen A. Larson Dies at 77
Children of the ’70s and ’80s have lost one of their seminal storytellers.

Emmy nominee Glen A. Larson, who created dozens of hit series including Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Quincy M.E., Cover Up, Magnum, P.I., Manimal, The Fall Guy and Knight Rider, died Friday night at age 77 at a California hospital. The cause of death was esophageal cancer.

Larson, who began his show-biz career in the 1950s as a member of The Four Preps singing group, transitioned to TV writing a decade later with an episode of The Fugitive.

His trio of Emmy nominations came
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10 Fun Facts about Pee-wee's Big Adventure

The 1985 classic film Pee-Wee's Big Adventure was Tim Burton's feature directorial debut, and it was such a fun and entertaining ride. Every time I see it, it brings back a lot of great nostalgic memories having grown up watching it as many times as I could. I thought it'd be fun to put together a list of ten fun facts about the movie that you may or may not already know.

There were ten to twelve custom made red and white bicycles built for the movie by Pedal Pusher Bike Shop in Newport Beach CA. As payment they were given the choice to choose $10,000 and no screen credit or just screen credit and no money. They took the money.During the whole scene where Large Marge is telling her terrifying story to Pee-wee, she never blinks. Paul Reubens was incredibly sick with the flu during the scene where he
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Vintage Beefcake: Prime Beef from Primetime

Recently the masterminds behind the Dallas reboot gave a nod to their source material by releasing a promotional image of the cast in Bobby Ewing-approved shower attire. A longtime fan of time capsule beefcake (and occasional chronicler of same in the Ae Movie Club), I thought it might be the perfect opportunity to revisit Bobby and his scantily-clad contemporaries in a look back at the prime men of the primetime of days past.

Note that this is just the tip of the iceberg - we'd love to hear about your faves (included here or not) in the comments!

Patrick Duffy in Man from Atlantis and Dallas

Long before he was the appendage of a South Park creature and even prior to that abysmal sitcom he did with Suzanne Somers, Duffy was the glistening star of the late-'70s show Man from Atlantis. Allow me to share some highlights:

The hardest-working
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Celebrity Biography: Jon-Erik Hexum

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"I'd hate to die young and never have made Grapes of Wrath. Life goes by so fast...I just don't want to miss out on anything." Jon-Erik Hexum Jon-Erik Hexum (he was advised to drop the 'C' in favour of a 'K' as it looked much stronger,) and used to go by the name of Jack; was born November 5 1957 in Englewood, New Jersey. He was 6' 1", and of Norweigan/Icelandic descent. His parents Gretha and Thorleif Hexum separated when he was 5. He had an older brother, Gunnar. The two were raised by their mother, who held down two jobs. Though they couldn't afford to, his mother also bought him a piano. As a child, Jon-Erik took violin, singing and dancing lessons, also playing the baritone horn and was very eager to play Flight of the Bumble Bee after only one lesson on the piano. His interests included writing, cinema, football,
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Remembering Jon-Erik Hexum

November 5, 1957 - October 18, 1984

October 18, 1984. "A day that will live in infamy." At least in my mind — and a bunch of other gay boys of a certain age.

This Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the death of mega-hunk, Jon-Erik Hexum.

The event can only be described as tragic — a hot, young, rising star accidentally shoots himself with a prop gun while on the set of his latest TV show. My best friend and I were devastated when we learned of the tragedy. At the time, neither of us knew the other was gay (remember, this was the '80s and we were kids). Yet for a brief moment, we let down our guard to lament the horrible tragedy: How could someone so young and talented (not to mention handsome) be gone forever?

Over two decades later I would include the incident in my debut novel, Band Fags!

“Oh, my God…
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