Daily Dragon staff

Daily Dragon staff

The History of David Prowse

Once upon a time, Dave Prowse wanted to be Mr. Universe. He was a contender, but was told once by a judge that he should give it up. When he inquired why, the judge told him that when the choice was between Prowse and another competitor, the other competitor had better feet. Instead of vainly attempting to bulk up his… Read more →

The Changing Role of Women in Film

Note: Only words in quotation marks are quotes. June Wilkinson of Batman, Linda Harrison of Planet of the Apes and Anne Lockhart of Battlestar Galactica addressed the issue of the changing roles of women in films. The actors made opening statements to the effect that women now have much more influence in the film and TV business than they had… Read more →

A Scenic Tour of Dragon*Con ’99

A meander through the Walk of Fame and the Exhibitor’s area in the Apparel Mart was like being in a somewhat surreal bazaar. I started at the Walk of Fame, where Apollo Smile had a HUGE line of (mostly male) fans waiting to meet her. Richard Hatch and Jack Stauffer of Battlestar Galactica, who have been friends for 30 years,… Read more →

Dragon Off the Top Rope

Thursday night the Opening Day attendees of Dragon*Con 1999 were greeted by the convention’s first presentation of professional wrestling. Several hundred attendees were entertained by the flying bodies, fists, and feet, of the Alabama Championship Wrestling alliance. Fred Olen Ray, writer, producer, and director, brought this exhibition of men in tights, and women in thongs. The crowd saw Bambi successfully… Read more →

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