U.SF.P.S.?

By James H. Burns: Who knew that Spider-Man now worked for the post office?

Spiderman box SMALL

But I was even more surprised today, having somehow missed the news, to see that a Charlton Heston stamp was released in April.

Heston Sheet

Having starred in Planet of the Apes (and its first sequel, as well as appearing in the remake), The Omega Man and Soylent Green Apes and Harry Harrison’s opus are mentioned in the sheet’s bio — does this make Heston the first SF superstar, live action, to be thus honored?

5 thoughts on “U.SF.P.S.?

  1. You say: “Having starred in Planet of the Apes (and its first sequel, as well as appearing in the remake), The Omega Man and Soylent Green – Apes and Harry Harrison’s opus are mentioned in the sheet’s bio — does this make Heston the first SF superstar, live action, to be thus honored?”

    You do know that “Charlton Heston” was a professional name? His birth name was — John Carter.

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000032/

  2. “Charlton Heston of Virginia, a clean-limbed fighting man.”

    It doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.

    I’m surprised if you haven’t seen it, but I’m frequently seeing a USPS t.v. commercial in which a CGI shot from the movie of Spider-Man leaping from a building roof is modified slightly to add a delivery box held in one of his arms, plus a shot of him swinging by a large New York post office building, the Grand Central Post Office if I recognize it correctly.

  3. I’ve never really understood what the idiomatic expression “clean-limbed” was supposed to mean anyway.

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