I can see that. It actually ties into what I love so much about Moench's work on this series -- He took the basic premise and ran headlong into strange new territories, feeling absolutely no compulsion to retread familiar ground. I think that was the magic of how the magazine was balanced -- familiar film adaptations for those looking to re-experience the familiar, and something strange and new for fans looking for something more. In the age of home video, I think most of us return to these mags only looking for the strange and new, but back in the '70s, readers inevitably would have looked at the new content with a few more raised eyebrows.I never got into the magazines, though. I remember picking up an issue while on a family vacation and thought it was too creepy for my tastes.
I've been trying to look the guy up since he clearly has a lot of passion and creativity, but he seems to have fallen off the radar beyond the scope of this mag. I've confirmed that he is not the POTA actor, and I have to assume that if he were the actor's son, he'd be credited as "Jim Whitmore Jr." or something. My guess is he's a fanboy who mailed in a contribution, got the editors' attention, and was never considered again once the mag was cancelled.I wonder if the Jim Whitmore who wrote those articles is the former actor (Baa Baa Black Sheep) and current director whose father (The Shawshank Redemption) appeared in the original Planet of the Apes.
Not at all!Anyway, didn't mean to hijack the thread