Monday, August 19, 2013

The Shrieking Madness

For most of the day today, Becca and I have been watching the first season of Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated. This series is kind of amazing; it seems mainly aimed at adults who were fans of Scooby-Doo as kids. It's chock full of references to pulp fiction, sci-fi shows and horror flicks.

Right smack in the center of the season is an episode called "The Shrieking Madness," and it is wonderful. The Mystery Inc. gang are visiting Darrow University just as a Cthulhu type creature starts menacing the campus. It's based on one of the Old Ones from the books of one of Darrow's professors, HP Hatecraft, played with relish by Jeffrey Combs.

In the midst of all this is Harlan Ellison, my favorite author, on a lecture tour with his new book, My Fiction Is Better. Ellison, naturally, plays himself.

It's just... brilliant. It's like someone somehow created a Scooby-Doo episode exactly for me.

This show is amazing.

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