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A bit about me...
My name is Peter John Inns, I was born in October 1967, and sometimes I live in Northamptonshire, England (my original home), while other times I live in Thailand. I am a Business and IT Managing Consultant by profession. My hobbies and interests include travelling, socialising, watching movies (science-fiction and fantasy being my favourite genres), reading (again with sci-fi and fantasy being my favourite types), playing computer games, building fun websites, and anything to do with "Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future". I am not a total "geek" though, honest! :-)
I became interested in Dan Dare at around the age of seven when I saw some original artwork by Northamptonshire-born artist Frank Bellamy, who had worked on the series in the late 1950's and early 60's, that was on display at my school. Dan Dare was not in print anywhere during my early childhood (the "Eagle" magazine that carried his weekly adventures had ceased production in 1969), and seeing the amazingly colourful and detailed artwork for the first time immediately got me hooked. I have been a fan ever since, of all the different versions but particularly the original 1950 Frank Hampson creation.
find out all about Dan Dare, please visit my two websites at www.dan-dare.org
or click on the images below - as well as a complete history of Dan Dare,
you will find a vast collection of interactive "fun stuff" (games,
puzzles and toys), images, icons, cursors, screen savers, wallpaper, music,
movies, animated GIFs, mobile phone graphics and a comprehensive set of
straight to the interactive "fun stuff" at both of my Dan Dare
websites, click on the images below:
For an overview that is primarily focussed on Dan Dare's evil arch-nemesis The Mekon (including a complete listing of the weekly adventures of Dan Dare and The Mekon that appeared in the 1950's and 60's "Eagle", plus details of all the other weekly stories they starred in) why not visit my third Dan Dare website at www.dandare.org.uk.
A bit about Dan Dare...
give you a small insight into why I like Dan Dare so much, here are two pages of
an episode from the mid-1950's Dan Dare story "The Man From Nowhere".
Both pages are from the same issue (Volume 6 Number 20, dated 20 May 1955)
of the weekly boy's magazine "Eagle" that carried Dan Dare's adventures
during the 50's and 60's. There were two pages like this every week, with
the story narrative running across both pages. A typical story would run
for many weeks, sometimes even for as long as a year and a half.
My thanks to Terry Doyle for supplying the above scan.
are some animated Dan Dare GIFs I made, just for the fun of it really:
A bit about Futurama and Red Dwarf...
I am a fan of pretty much all things "Sci-Fi", not just Dan Dare. Two of my other favourites are the sci-fi comedy TV series "Futurama" and "Red Dwarf" - I love a good laugh!
If you've never seen "Futurama" (which was first broadcast in 1999), I thoroughly recommend you to buy at least one season of the 4 (to date) seasons on DVD, or one of the 4 straight-to-DVD films - it's very funny (which is not surprising really since it was co-created by Matt Groening, creator of "The Simpsons") and you don't have to be a sci-fi fan to enjoy it, although it does help.
Below is a picture of some of the characters from the series, including (in the center) the three protagonists Leela the Cycloptic Alien-who-later-turned-out-to-be-a-mutant Human, Fry the Frozen-in-time-for-1000-years Pizza Delivery Boy, and (lying down) Bender the Girder-bending Robot, plus (from left to right around them) Kif Kroker, Zapp Brannigan, Nibbler and Amy Wong:
Click on the image of Fry (shortly before he was frozen in time for 1000 years) below to listen to the main title music from the series (WAV format - 71.8 KB):
If you haven't previously seen Rob Grant's and Doug Naylor's "Red Dwarf" (which was first broadcast in 1988), I also heartily recommend you to buy at least one season of it on DVD - season 6 is, in my humble opinion, the best of the 8 (to date) full seasons. (The 2008 follow-up three part mini-season "Back to Earth" is also worth watching if you watch all the full seasons first.) As with Futurama, every episode is really funny and you don't have to be a sci-fi fan to enjoy them, although again it helps.
Below is a photo of the season 8 main cast, consisting of (from left to right) Danny John-Jules as "The Cat", Chris Barrie as "Arnold Judas Rimmer", Robert Llewellyn as "Kryten", Craig Charles as "Dave Lister", Chloe Annett as "Kristine Kochanski" and Norman Lovett as "Holly":
Click on the animated GIF of "Starbug" (the Red Dwarf crew's shuttle craft) below to listen to the rather splendid opening title music from the series (WAV format - 81.4 KB):
There is an official Red Dwarf website at www.reddwarf.co.uk that is well worth a visit if you want to find out more.
Expanded versions of the Futurama and Red Dwarf sections above (with free music MP3s and more) can be found on a special page at my Dan-Dare.org website - click on this link to view it: Futurama and Red Dwarf
Dan-Dare.org also includes pages of images, animated GIFs, wallpaper, free Flash online games and music MP3s of some more of my favourites: Star Wars, Harry Potter, Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario Brothers, The Banana Splits, Hanna-Barbera, Tom and Jerry, The Simpsons, Megaman and Thunderbirds
There are also 5 pages of Dan Dare animated GIFs at Dan-Dare.org - click on this link to go to the first one: Dan Dare Animated GIFs
There is a page all about the 2002 Dan Dare computer-generated cartoon TV series, including free movie clips and music MP3s, at my Dan-Dare.net website - click on this link to view it: Dan Dare TV Series
(You can view some small samples of many of the above wallpapers here: Cartoon and Movie Wallpapers Collection)
A bit of fun...
addition to the hundreds of free games and puzzles at my three Dan Dare websites,
there are three more Flash games for you to play right here -
just click on the images below, and off you go:
feel free to e-mail me at the following address about anything at all
View the England, Thailand and Other Things Blog to see my latest news and thoughts.
View the MarioSonicGames.com Blog to see what's going on in the world of Mario and Sonic gaming.
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