No coup d’etatattempted by the High Command—whew!—but the Imperial Palace has been under siege by supernatural economic focus, abetted by Evil Old Onesmucking about with their infernal weather machines—resulting in foul, cold, nasty weather which brought plague conditions to 99.9% of the Ivanlandia population. THEN, on top of that, there was the standard holiday bullshit. Man, the holidays are like the electromagnetic pulsefrom a thermonuclear blast: POW! Lights out. Once the Secret Policehas done its job, and the kangaroo court show trials have been concluded, transmissions and communiqués from The United Provinces of Ivanlandia will resume.
That was my original idea for the title of this blog, a sort of summation of nearly everything I'd ever wanted cinematically: regularly playing on the ABC Channel 7 4:30 movie--or on WOR-TV Channel 9's 4 O'Clock Movie--the greatest monster movie in the universe, and incredible combo of miniatures, men in suits and stop motion, with entire continents destroyed!
But then there was a coup d'etat, and Tzar Ivan I of Ivanlandia took charge.