Cover for 1963 edition of World of Tomorrow (1963), Karl Zeigfried (i.e. R. L. Fanthorpe) ~ Uncredited Artist: probably Henry Fox
RJ White lives in Philadelphia. His work has appeared on various Web sites and in a couple of books. He runs Fake Criterions, The City Desk, On the Viewscreen, The Angry Police Captain, used to host the Wasted Words podcast and occasionally writes for @FakeAPStylebook, as well as other sites, which will be linked here. And how are you?
The “Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator” overlay for the stock Atari 2600 joystick. I’ve never seen one since it wasn’t necessary for gameplay and half the people who played the game weren’t using stock Atari sticks.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: The role of Luther wasn’t written for you. You made him your own after reading the script. Name something you drew inspiration from that might surprise us.
IDRIS ELBA: [Laughs] Columbo. Columbo was a detective that never changed his clothes and never really adhered to social graces. He wasn’t violent, but he was very sort of obtrusive when he wanted to be just to get to the truth, and wouldn’t mind putting himself in harm’s way. I just loved that character, and you’ll see me walking around with my hands in my pockets a lot — that’s just my homage to Columbo.
In “A Deadly State of Mind,” George Hamilton plays Dr. Mark Collier, a deeply, deeply creepy psychologist. Complications with his patient/lover, played by Lesley “No ‘Ann’ For Some Reason” Warren threaten his career and murder ensues, but Columbo is on the case. RJ, Jon and guests Brenna Zedan and Anne Moloney (of the LadyLike Book Club) dig deep into this tale of barbituates, swimming, hypnosis, unethical medical practices and beige leather. As one of our guests says, this episode is rough on ladies and dogs.