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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...