A to Z Challenge – Cult Classics – G
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A small, low budget film with a unique twist on the werewolf theme. This 2000 film won several awards and spawned two sequels.
The perfect parody of Star Trek and its fans, done with love and humor. This 1999 film starred Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver and won both Hugo and Nebula awards.
This album put them on the map and almost a year after its release. Topping the charts in 1988, this album went eighteen-times Platinum and was ranked as one of the best albums ever by many.
Science Fiction Book –
Serialized in Galaxy before being published as a book in 1977. It won the Hugo, Locus, Nebula, and John W. Campbell Memorial Award.
Father Nature’s Corner
You want an author with snark and attitude? One with a twisted sense of humor and not afraid to tell it like it is? Then GB is your guy.
Girdle of Melian
Want to know what it’s like to live in Switzerland? Want to follow an author’s account of life abroad, writing, blogging, and everything in between? Then Deniz is that author! (She also made Mini-Alex's awesome scarf!)
Dragon of the Stars Term –
The father of Aden, Graham Pendar is a Duke and the owner of numerous processing plants that turn sea kelp into food, energy, and Ceteroll. He has hopes his son will one day follow in his footsteps in business and perhaps become a member of the Council.
Dragon of the Stars is out now!
Check out the site What Are the Kargrandes? for clues as to how they tie into the story.
And there is a Scavenger Hunt! An autographed copy of the book, bookmarks and swag, and $20.00 iTunes gift cards to the winner. Just visit the sites below and leave a comment – where do you think Mini-Alex is in the photo? Open until midnight April 11 – winner announced here April 13.
Melissa Maygrove * Eva Solar * Father Dragon Al * Suzanne Furness * Karen Walker * Dianne Salerni * Christine Rains * Nick Wilford * EE Giorgi * Murees Dupe * L Diane Wolfe * Helena * Tyrean Martinson * Robin * Heather Gardner * Jo * Lynda Young * SL Hennessy * Toi Thomas * Lori MacLaughlin * Jess at Author Tracker, * Truedessa, * Annalisa Crawford, * Patricia Lynne, * Lisa at Flash Fiction, * Julie Flanders, * Julie Kemp Pick, * Nicki Elson, * Mark Koopmans, * Sydney Aaliyah!
Truedessa, who is participating in the Scavenger Hunt, posted the most amazing science fiction poem for Dragon of the Stars. She’s an awesome person, so please check it out. Thanks, Truedessa – that rocked my world.
A Body at Bunco, Myrtle Clover #8
By Elizabeth Spann Craig
Shannon Lawrence’s short story, Know Thy Neighbor, was just published in Under the Bed Magazine, Volume 3, Number 7
Fan of either movie? (We have to get out of here before those creatures kill Guy!) Like old school Guns ‘n’ Roses? Following those awesome bloggers? Did you read Truedessa’s poem? And have you found all of the Mini-Alexes yet?
Don’t forget to visit David Powers King!
Yeah, Guns n Roses and Galaxy Quest! Brilliant, both of them. Does this mean I'm cool?
Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep
Back to dinosaur status today. Nix on the movies, very vague memories of Guns n Roses and no to the book. Off to visit some of the featured blogs. Thank you (and them in advance) for expanding my world.
Wednesday 8th April 2015
Thank you so much for visiting my Piggy-post (Gris) for 'G'. Yes, Wilbur is exactly what I mean by a Cuddle-pig (kelgris).
I love Guns n Roses, also again some good books.
Hope your book is going well.
Now I want to watch Ginger Snaps. Great movie! :D
Many years ago, when I was single and lived in San Francisco, I was out clubbing with friends and the band from Guns and Roses came in for a drink.
Guns and Roses!!
I think one of my kids called Ginger Snap the other day ;)
Alex, you must be one tired Ninja... I hope April 7th will be one that goes down as a great day...
Ginger Snaps and Galaxy Quest... both the surprise joys in films.
Take Care, have a great day!
Oh yes, I really like Ginger Snaps! GnR is one of my faves!!
I hope you have had a great day yesterday.
Guns N Roses was/is not my taste. I prefer other bands.
Galaxy Quest was a good one.
Good Morning Alex,
Thanks for the smile, I wasn't expecting the shout out for the poem. It was my pleasure to write it for your release and you are most welcome.
I remember watching Galaxy Quest. I thought I would see Guardians of the Galaxy today. That was one of my favorite movies this past year.
Guns N Roses - one has to like a band with a name like that..some great music from those guys.
Love that Guns N Roses album! I haven't heard of Ginger Snaps, but since it's about werewolves, I need to check that out!
Seriously, are you on with all your musical choices? Nice! I did finally revisit your Kargrandes site. Very intriguing.
Graham is a great name. It's also my son's name. ;)
Love Guns n Roses. And I've never heard of Ginger Snaps but that looks pretty good.
Axel Rose always gets on my nerves; I don't know why.
Galaxy Quest is a guaranteed favorite at our house. Brilliant plot.
Ginger Snaps is an underdog!
I haven't watched Galaxy Quest in forever. That may be the next flick I dig up to watch with my son - we just did Maximum Overdrive, and Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure is on tap this week.
Yeah for Ginger Snaps. Such a fun, cheesy flick and I'm surprised that I knew one of the cult films. Usually, I'm not cool enough.
Gingersnaps? Never heard of it, but it sounds cool!
Truedessa is a fabulous poet.
Happy Thursday, Alex. Keep soaring.
Annalisa, you were cool anyway.
Yvonne, that's cool!
Jeremy, I am a bit beat, but still all of April to go.
Edi, it was great, and thanks again for hosting!
Truedessa, I really appreciated your poem. And I can watch Guardians over and over.
Sheri, I try!
Elise, really? I scored.
Cherdo, he got on a lot of people's nerves.
Bob, sounds like Galaxy Quest is in order.
TBM, you are cool enough.
I remember Guns and Roses, though I wasn't a big fan of theirs.
I thought no one else in the world knew about Ginger Snaps. I really liked that movie.
Nope, never heard of Gingersnaps. Funny name for a werewolf movie. And I see Galaxy Quest promoted on Netflix all the time. I might have to watch that one. :)
Lots of great choices. However, I've not read the book.
I've actually never heard of Ginger Snaps.
You know, I saw Galaxy Qwest years ago, when it first came out, I think. And I don't think I really appreciated it. Maybe I didn't get that it was a spoof or something. I think I'd like it a lot better if I watched it again now. I'll have to do that. :D
I did read the poem. She's quite talented. How are ya doing after yesterday's amazing experience?
I haven't seen Galaxy Quest, although I bet I'd love it!
I still haven't seen Galaxy Quest and I'm not sure I ever finished watching Ginger Snaps. I do read GB's blog however.
I'm pretty dense sometimes and yesterday it took a little while to figure out what was happening with the scavenger hunt. Maybe I was too absorbed in getting through blogs. That was a clever idea.
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Funny how Galaxy Quest became such a huge hit AFTER its theatrical release. Same with Appetite For Destruction. Gives us artists some hope if things don't take off right away.
Classic Gunners album!
Nice featured bloggers! ;)
Aaand I remember Ginger Snaps, but I can't believe it was made as recently as 2000! For some reason I thought of it as older.
I LOVE GALAXY QUEST!!!
Alex, I've said it about fifty times already, but I'm so sorry I never got on you list for this release tour. I stink. I did give you a shout-out on my blog today - a small way to make up for it!!!
Charles, I was surprised how good it was.
LG, you've never seen it? You have to watch it!
Liesel, give it another shot. Now you know what to expect.
Karen, happy but beat!
Al, you would dig it.
Liz, no worries! And thanks.
Elizabeth comes up with the best names for her books! I'll check out those bloggers!
Play off the Page
Reading your lists makes me feel very old, but I persevere, try to keep up :0)
I remember Deniz well from last year's challenge. GB sounds like fun. I'll have to stop over and see what these two are up to.
I also mentioned you and your scavenger hunt in my blog today. Kudos for a creative way to debut your book.
I'm starting to realize just how many movies I haven't seen. GNR was one of my favorite bands, though.
Congrats on you new release!
I love Guns and Roses! Brings back the good ole' days!
I have to get out and search for Mini-Alex!
Awesome, wonderful album by Guns N Roses !!
Not familiar with the movies or much else. :) I watched Rebel Without a Cause the other night. Bet you don't know that one.
I'm looking for the Ninjas. What fun.
Ginger Snaps...I liked that one. And you can't talk about cult classics without mentioned Guns N Roses. Good one!
Galaxy Quest is a really fun movie, just the way a parody should be done. Someday I'd like to find a vinyl copy of Appetite for Destruction.
Loved Guns N Roses. And I didn't know about Shannon's story - that's fantastic! Off to congratulate her now.
No way I can track down all of the Mini-Alexs yet. I am on the hunt though.
Good ole Guns-n-Roses. Just thinking about that band brings back some serious memories. Big, giant-haired memories.
Galaxy Quest has one of my favorite quotes of all time to use on my kids- "never give up never surrender"
I LOVE Galaxy Quest (so much fun), but I'm not sure I've ever read Gateway before. Guns n Roses!!
Hi Alex! I'll bet you're glad that it's today with all the excitement of yesterday behind you, so you can at least catch your breath! I'm still waiting for the UPS man to ring; maybe this morning! Galaxy Quest has to be one of my favorite all-time movies ever! Brilliant! If I'm in need of a good laugh, GQ is the movie for me! I thought that the lead up to your book release and the fun scavenger hunt yesterday was creative and fun. You didn't choose a hardcore, monetizing approach, and I liked that! Too much commercialism and self-promotion turns me off! And I'm enjoying the DOST Terms ~ They pique my curiosity in a subtle way. I hope that you'll count my attempts to get to the Helena Mini-Alex as a comment, because I'm still locked out! That way you won't have to add an email to your long list. Have a good one!
Carole, don't feel old!
Tamara, thank you! I tried to do something different.
Beverly, I have seen that one!
Carrie-Anne, I'm sure they are still out there.
Jaybird, dig that quote!
Fundy, if Galaxy Quest is on, I always start watching. Glad you liked the scavenger hunt and I forgot to send you the link. Too much going on yesterday!
Hey, I've heard of that Dave guy (but none of the movies, as usual!!)
Gotta go check him out, and hope you got some rest last evening :)
Appetite for Destruction one of my favorite albums. I saw Guns and Roses in concert...they opened for Aerosmith. That was once in a lifetime ticket!
The rock I live under seems to have blocked out the movies, but the music got through. I was never much in Guns and Roses, however.
"Never give up, never surrender!"
"Oh, it's always about YOU, isn't it?!?"
"Whoever wrote this episode should die!"
I could quote Galaxy Quest all day long- one of my favorite movie of all time!
Never saw Ginger Snaps but I've heard many good things.
And yes, I loved Truedessa's poem.
Galaxy Quest is a great one. Seen ginger snaps but barely remember it. Can't go wrong with guns and roses. Truedessa did a great poem indeed
Thanks so much for the release mention!
Believe it or not, "Guns N Roses - Appetite For Destruction" was one of my favorite albums in high school. :) But I'll admit I liked the more radio-friendly stuff on the album.
I've heard of both movies but haven't seen either of them.
I love Galaxy Quest! The hubby and I are always quoting it. So sad.
Guns N' Roses is a favorite too. Both my kids love the music I grew up with, so they have yet to torture me with their music choices.
Like Heather, I love Galaxy Quest. Never Surrender! Never Give Up! :-)
I've always been tempted to watch Ginger Snaps. One day.
I liked Appetite for Destruction. :)
Ginger Snaps and Galaxy Quest are both great movies!
Guns and Roses sure were the biz back in the day, Galaxy Quest is a epic movie, I've watched it again and again.
I usually watch Galaxy Quest when it runs on TV. It never fails to make me laugh.
Appetite for Destruction was so awesome! Still love that album.
I wasn't a fan of Gingersnaps, which is a Canadian movie, but my bf the werewolf fanatic claims it's one of the best werewolf movies ever made. :)
Elizabeth, yes it was!
Beverly, you rock!
Elizabeth, you're welcome. My favorite songs on that album were the ones that didn't get much air time.
Heather, that's funny.
Stephen, me neither!
I love Galaxy Quest and can watch this over and over again! I am not a fan of Guns and Roses-too heavy metal for my taste-on the search for the ninja!
Great to see Dragon of the Stars so many places.
I don't remember Gingers Snaps but I absolutely love Galaxy Quest.
I'll also have to see Galaxy Quest! It's been fun finding Mini-Alex everywhere!Congrats to all the authors!
Galaxy Quest--I laughed so hard! Why wasn't a 2nd one made?
Guns n Roses...absolutely
Congrats on your new release! Woot woot!
I never tire of watching Galaxy Quest and Gateways is an amazing book.
Untethered Realms / MPax
Guns n Roses. !988!!That's a long time ago..makes me feel like a senior citizen...the mini-Alex hunt is awesome creative.
Galexy Quest is a movie I always see screencaps and gifs of, but I have yet to see it.
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Not much to say about any of that today. Got a Dragon of the Stars card in the mail though. Been busy this morning that's why I am so late.
I have one job on this ship...!
I've never seen Galaxy Quest before, but I didn't realize it was a parody of Star Trek and its fans. Now I want to watch it!
Hi Alex - I love ginger snaps but not mixed with werewolves .. I have to find and check that I've visited all your participating bloggers. Deniz certainly does a great job from Switzerland ..
Now to Trudessa's blog .. cheers and good luck with all the promotions etc .. Hilary
By Grabthar's hammer, by the suns of Worvan, you shall be avenged! - Galaxy Quest - one of the best classics. :)
Galaxy Quest was a fun movie and one the kids still watch. Okay, off to David's blog now.
Yes, there are some good old Guns'n'Roses songs. My favorites are Sweet Child of Mine and November Rain (and November snow is even better) >:)
Cold As Heaven
I haven't seen either movie, but Galaxy Quest sounds like something I'd enjoy. And, I've read Gateway, so long ago now that I've forgotten what it's about...
So much to do and see. Everyone is supposed to have short blogs and no one wants to rein in their creativity--except me! LOL Woven sounds great.
Susan. good question!
Patricia, you need to watch it.
Jo that's cool!
Andrew - it's stupid, but I'm going to do it!
Stephanie, you will laugh so hard.
Tyrean, you know it well.
Intangible, my Challenge portion is short - very few words.
Haven't found all the mini-Alex yet. Not a Guns 'n' Roses. Going to visit Truedessa.
Never heard of Ginger Snaps but now I want to see it. LOVE Galaxy Quest and have seen it numerous times. The only G & R song I like is "November Rain." Yes, I know, I'm soppy that way. Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com
Thanks for the shout out. "Snark with attitude", now that I like.
Love that G'n'R album. Hands down, the best one they ever made.
I believe I saw the original Ginger Snaps and I thought it was pretty cool.
Lots of good ones today, although that Guns and Roses album just gave me a horrible flashback to my adolescence.
Galaxy Quest is one of those films NO ONe should miss! Ginger Snaps? Never heard of it but I enjoy them as cookies.
Galaxy Quest was a wonderful movie
Loved Galaxy Quest! A true cult classic :)
Heading over to Truedessa's.
First off congratulations on the release of your new book Alex.
Ginger Snaps is a movie I need to watch one day. Heard all kinds of things about it. Cool my last name Graham is in the book! Yay!
Susan, there were a lot of them...
Lisa, my wife digs that song.
GB, you are welcome! And the sequels to Ginger Snaps weren't quite as good.
Sheena-kay, it is!
Yet again, you bring back fond memories...Guns N' Roses!
Loved GalaxyGuest too!
Congrats to Elizabeth.
Galaxy Quest is so funny.
Never seen Ginger Snaps but I liked Galaxy Quest. I never could get into Guns N Roses. Something about Axl Rose bothers me...
Guns and Roses; Galaxy Quest; Ginger Snaps was neat; and mini Alex is in a car seat in your wife's car!
It's amazing how many singles came out of that one album by Guns 'N' Roses. That was easily the pinnacle of their career.
Ah, yes, Galaxy Quest - the greatest Star Trek movie, much like John Scalzi's Redshirts is the greatest Star Trek novel. ^_^ It take some serious skill to create something that's both parody and homage at the same time.
And man, I remember when Guns'n'Roses were edgy and dangerous. I'm old.
I have to go play some Guns n' Roses now~ Great G, Captain cool!
I LOVE Galaxy Quest! It is indeed the perfect Star Trek parody and even after all these years still holds up well.
I saw Trudessa's poem! Such a lovely thing to do.
Galaxy Quest always raises a chuckle and I love some Gunners. I did quite well on your references this time!
I love the old guns n roses omg! Use to listen to them on my Walkman on long road trips!
Me and my family love Galaxy Quest! You're pretty clever to use your characters' names or something from your novels for this A to Z thing. Smart!
My Little Pony
Gasp. I recognize that magazine cover. Thank you for sharing, Alex!
I love Galaxy Quest and Ginger Snaps. I haven't seen the GS sequel, and I've heard mixed reviews, but I need to watch it one of these days.
I missed posting your scavenger hunt to my blog, but shared it on Facebook. Fun idea!
I've never seen Ginger Snaps, but might check it out now. I loved Galaxy Quest. I grew up in a Star Trek house. My mother and sister even went to a convention together :) Leonard Nimoy passing was a sad day. On a happier note, I bought your book and I'm excited to read!
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I've seen Galaxy Quest. It was quite amusing, lol. Awesome poem by the way. It's so creative. :)
Congrats on your new book!
I've seen the Galaxy Quest. It was funny movie, but I can't recall anything about it.
Missed Galaxy Quest back then, will be hunting it out this weekend!
I remember Galaxy Quest. I liked it.
Aww, thank you for the feature, Alex!
I love Guns 'n' Roses. I had that album on tape, then on CD, along with all the other tapes of their albums I had to replace!
I actually just re-watched Galaxy Quest on Netflix the other day...don't laugh, that movie's a riot!!
Guns and Roses - the album you've listed is the first "decent" music my brother got into. (No more wheels on the bus going round and round? YAY!!!)
Hitchhikers Guide and Handmaids Tale are two of the best books EVER. For such different reasons, yet both really challenge the status quo and where it is headed. The political climate in Handmaids Tale is chillingly true today. I hope your book release is going well.
I love Guns 'n' Roses. I have to watch Ginger Snap now.
Galaxy Quest, seriously one of the BEST MOVIES, EVARRRR!
Life has thrown me a small curve-ball... nothing major... and now I'm trying to play catch-up.
Off to David's blog now.
I never saw Ginger Snaps, but really liked Galaxy Quest. Appetite For Destruction is pretty epic.
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