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Attack of the Crab Monsters: Mighty Movie's Temple of Bad

Dan Persons | Posted 07.13.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Even if you've never seen Attack of the Crab Monsters, you probably still know it by heart. It is the perfect model of the drive-in B-movie, a sublime mix of papier-mache creatures, suggestive sexuality, and dodgy science, with just a bit of cold-war philosophy thrown in for tang.

Russell Johnson, the Last Professor

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 03.24.2014 | TV
Andrew J. Lederer

Russell Johnson's death last week reminds us there was once a time when America had respect, even veneration, for science. True, science as expressed by Gilligan's Island's "Professor" was nonsense science, but The Professor stood for facts, for knowledge.

7 Life Lessons We Learned From 'Gilligans Island'

Shelley Emling | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

"Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip..." The death of Russell Johnson on Thursday, who played the Professor on "Gi...

'Gilligan's Island' Professor Dies

Posted 01.25.2014 | Celebrity

Russell Johnson, who played the professor on "Gilligan's Island," died this morning (Jan. 16) at 89 years old. Johnson died at his home in Washing...

Dawn Wells: 'Gilligan's Island' Actors Got No Syndication Royalties

Posted 02.16.2012 | TV

The TV classic "Gilligan's Island" aired for three seasons and for decades after that in syndication. But as Dawn Wells, the actress who played the bu...

Food Stamp Recipients To Critics: Walk In Our Shoes

AP | By JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

-- Some have advanced degrees and remember middle-class lives. Some work selling lingerie or building websites. They are white, black and Hispanic, y...