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A new re-telling of Little Women comes to theaters on September 28, 2018 and you can win tickets and other goodies from Writer of Pop. ENTER HERE!

Sisters—and dreams—are unique in their ability to inspire, encourage and change the world. For 150 years, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women has motivated women of all ages to dream together and celebrate family. Coming to theaters for the first time, a modern retelling of Little Women brings a new generation together with their mothers, sisters and friends.
From girls playing in the attic to women living with purpose, the March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy—are committed to always supporting each other. Yet, growing up sometimes means growing apart. An aspiring writer, Jo leaves for New York determined to publish a novel. In the wake of rejected draft upon draft, her editor challenges Jo to write about something more interesting—her family. When tragedy brings the sisters back home, sticking together takes on new meaning. As Jo comforts he…

This Day in Pop Culture for September 13

‘The Outer Limits’ Take Control of Our TVs for the First Time
Often compared to The Twilight Zone (but with a focus strictly on science fiction) The Outer Limits premiered on this day in 1963 on ABC. Originally titled Please Stand By but rejected by the network, The Outer Limits was created by Leslie Stevens. Each episode opened with voice actor Vic Perrin stating that “there is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission…” Season one of the series often mixed science fiction and horror together featuring some type of monster and the show received fairly good ratings. However, the second season didn’t fare as well having been moved from Monday to Saturday and having to go up against The Jackie Gleason Show. The stories were largely changed to focus more on more hard science fiction. The show was cancelled halfway through the second season. The series was revived in 1995 on Showtime and ran for five seasons before moving to the Sci-Fi Channel to run for two more.

'Scooby-Doo Where are You?' Premieres
Scooby-Doo is just as popular today as he was when his first premiered Saturday morning on this day in 1969. Originally, Hanna-Barbera put together a whole different show. CBS was looking for companion piece to match the look and feel of its’ Archie Show. The Mysteries Five featured five teens and their dog, Too Much, who played rock music when they weren’t solving mysteries. The show went through many changes including taking away one cast member, re-naming all of the characters and taking out the rock band element. (Hanna-Barbera basically used that formula the following year with Josie and the Pussycats). The characters were strongly based on the TV show, Dobie Gillis. Too Much got a name change too. After hearing Frank Sinatra’s “Strangers in the Night,” (where he sings "doo-be-doo-be-doo") they decided that “Scooby-Doo” was a better name for the dog.


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