Podzilla 1985

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Art Bell Dead at 72

We at BZ85/PZ85 are saddened by the news of Art Bell's passing.

Bell was the creator and long time host of Coast to Coast AM until his retirement in the late 2000's.

C2CAM is one of many influences on Podzilla 1985's creator Seanán, and was the biggest inspiration for the initial creation of the podcast, as well as the currently running monthly program "I Want to Believe."

Bell's personality and dedication to the paranormal lives on the in programs like the X Files, and will continue to inspire those who look into the beyond for answers.

He was 72.

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Goodbye, Farewell and Amen, David Ogden Stiers

I was sad to learn that David Ogden Stiers passed away not long ago.  He was suffering from bladder cancer, and passed away peacefully at 75 in his home.

Like many others I remember him as Major Charles Emerson Winchester the 3rd from M*A*S*H. He was the stuck up rich boy doctor who quickly became the replacement for old ferret face Burns. I always liked him more as a balance to Hawkeye and B.J., and he became more of a team player as the series went on.

His character's love of classical music has always stuck with me. I didn't care for it much as a teen, but over the years I've grown to understand its beauty.

Funny, in some ways I use to feel the same way about M*A*S*H* in general. I wasn't a fan as a kid, and always got bored when my mom would watch it. Yet, as I got older I did get hooked on the reruns. I spent a lot of TV time in high school and college enjoying the show.

Although, that wasn't hard to do when it was being aired ten times a day via three or four different networks. I actually miss watching M*A*S*H*. I may have to break out the few seasons I have on DVD.