Don't think the prolonged quiet on this blog is due to inactivity-- quite the opposite. For instance: I'll be speaking on a panel this Saturday at the Doomsday Film Festival in Brooklyn, N.Y. I'm speaking after the late-Cold War anxiety tale Testament. But if you're interested you might as well just get the festival pass, because the entire lineup looks amazing! (I'm most looking forward to Damnation Alley and Hardware.) Buy your tickets soon, because by all accounts the theater is tiny (like a fallout shelter, natch). The festival begins tomorrow night (Friday, Dec. 10th), and my film and panel session begin at 3:30 on Saturday the 11th. See you at the end of the world!