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LJ’s Trip, Episode 3 — The Horrible Houdini

In Episode 3 of LJ’s Trip, the show’s host, LJ, travels or “trips” back to witness master escapologist Harry Houdini’s final death-defying act. Instead of playing the respectful peanut chomping observer, LJ, played by New York actor Joel Stigliano, engages in footsie sexy time with the lovely Miss Kitty Pinchbottom and stops Houdini’s performance dead by killing him! It was just an episode ago that LJ was seducing cavewomen with his suave come-ons such as, “I like your hair,” and “You’re pretty,” and now he’s added grisly, brutal murder to the list!

The episode takes place in a stylish Steampunk universe where Gray makes a cameo as a Steampunk clock repairman. Episode 3’s steamy design was created by Brunson from his home which was infested by a colony of bats at the time. Not unlike a certain Bruce Wayne, Brunson relied on imaginary wealth, black spray paint, and Morgan Freeman to create his inspired collection.

LJ’s Trip ep 3 – The Horrible Houdini from Matt Brunson on Vimeo.

Galaxy Rangers – “The Goose Clip”

Galaxy Rangers was a wild-west space cartoon that ran in the mid- to late-80s in the US. A US-created cartoon, its anime-styling, steampunk tendencies and gritty storylines make it one well worth checking out. The series is to get a nice repackaging this coming May1.

Now more in keeping with the usual bunk we post here on Protozoic, I give you the following clip from the “Heart of Tarkon” episode. Whatever is actually occurring here, it seems to me the writers missed a good joke of not having the incident occur to the character Shane Gooseman (the character to whom it happens in the clip is Walter “Doc” Hartford).

  1. Currently only 4 DVDs, containing 16 of the 65 total shows, are available. If you are really keen to get watching some Galaxy Rangers, you can get them from Netflix.