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Sunday, January 11, 2009

J-Men Forever

J-Men Forever, seen here and also available on DVD, was a standby on the cult TV programming block Night Flight back in the early 80s. The series tells the story of the J-Men, government agents, against the sinister Lightning Bug, who aims to take over the world with evil rock and roll. But get this-- it's almost all stitched together from old Republic Serials, then dubbed.

Night Flight was the kind of thing that made cult movie fans, and we may see more on it soon. But J-Men Forever was the first piece I ever saw that indicated a creative side to fannish devotion-- the desire to absorb the work that has gone before and create something new.

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