Monster of the Day #914 Updated on May 27, 2014 By Ken Begg 19 Comments The cover is neat, but the painting is beautiful. Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1531 (Mar 22, 2017) Monster of the Day #1530 (Mar 21, 2017) Monster of the Day #1529 (Mar 20, 2017) Monster of the Day #1527 (Mar 16, 2017) Monster of the Day #1526 (Mar 15, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net Gamera977 Wow the painting is gorgeous, wish I owned a van so I could hire some guy to paint it on the side. bgbear_rnh a mysterious fluid from the center of the earth threatened to turn all ocean life into monsters I am sure it is just a fiction created by Saudi oil money trying to keep us from being energy independent. Ericb “a mysterious fluid from the center of the earth threatened to turn all ocean life into monsters” It must be some kind of cheap Russian or Chinese pirated knockoff since it seems to have actually shrunk the giant squid. Eric Hinkle How long before it turns the bones of dead sailors into giant blood-drinking protozoa gill men? Eric Hinkle I have to second this. That’s a gorgeous painting. Ericb When it develops a sense of humor? Flangepart Going by the movie, about a 120 seconds average. Hummm…might explain the gill man from the previous MoD, except for the lack of ‘mouth sausages.’ Rock Baker The 60’s were such a wondrous period! Russ Hi, Ken, I know this message is off topic here, but I was wondering if you knew the Billy Jack films are on DVD with commentary by Tom and Delores. They only cost me about $14 on Amazon, and I know you were very firm in your review that since you’ve already spent a bunch on Laughlin’s films, you’re not eager to throw good money after bad. However, I’ve been pretty fascinated by the commentaries. I was afraid that Tom and Delores would only talk about their political leanings the entire time, but they actually share a lot of neat things about the making of the films, and I bet you would enjoy them. And I’ll say it again: You’re my favorite writer. –Russ Eric Hinkle And Irwin Allen came up with some gloriously bizarre ideas; can you imagine the show he could have made together with Sid and Marty Krofft? Eric Hinkle Oh and by the way — today is Christopher Lee’s 92nd birthday. Thanks for the years of glorious villainy, Mister Lee! The Rev. Man that is…gorgeous has been used more than once…a dazzling, resplendent painting. Is that a monkfish in the middle there? There’s something else that should have been embiggened by now in some movie or other. Luke Blanchard Where is the painting from? I would have supposed it was created for the issue, but if it were a wraparound cover the important stuff would be on the right. Ken_Begg Yes, it’s the original painting for the cover. Notice they moved the higher diver. Not sure why the guy painted it widescreen, but it sure is purty. Rock Baker I’ve often lamented the fact that there was never a team-up involving Allen, Gerry Anderson, and Tsuburya. Can you imagine what those guys could have created as a combined unit? Possibly the single greatest science fiction epic ever conceived. sighhhhh…… Luke Blanchard If you’ll forgive me, I don’t think it is. Looking for information, I stumbled upon a page of desktop wallpapers created from Gold Key covers at a blog called Neato Coolville. The blogger doesn’t explain the methods he used to create the VOYAGE wallpaper, so he doesn’t say he didn’t use the original art, but I think the extra art elements on the right were mostly created by digitally repeating elements from the left. The repetition is easiest to spot with the green fish, but I also found other repeated elements. I can’t post a link to the post because when I do the board puts my posts into moderation, but Googling “Neato Coolville” “desktop wallpaper” “Gold Key” should find it. Eric Hinkle If only! Rodford Smith _Land of the Lost in Space 1999_. Ken_Begg I bow before your expertise, sir!