Mark R. Leeper

Reviewing films on the Internet since 1984.   Probably the longest running film reviewer on the Internet.

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Web Page Contents
The current issue of our fanzine, the MT VOID .
Book Reviews
Science Fiction
Other Interests
Favorite Links
Leeper's Wit (?)

The current issue of our fanzine, the MT VOID .

My interests include

Comments on the 1945 Retro Hugo Nominations in the Dramatic Presentation Category (updated 05 March 2020)

The Top Five Science Fiction and Fantasy Films of the '00s

Top Ten Films of 2020
Top Ten Films of 2019
Top Ten Films of 2018
Top Ten Films of 2017
Top Ten Films of 2016
Top Ten Films of 2015
Top Ten Films of 2014
Top Ten Films of 2013
Top Ten Films of 2012
Top Ten Films of 2011
Top Ten Films of 2010
Top Ten Films of 2009
Top Ten Films of 2008
Top Ten Films of 2007
Top Ten Films of 2006
Top Ten Films of 2005
Top Ten Films of 2004
Top Ten Films of 2003
Top Ten Films of 2002

My Top Ten films lists dating back to 1986: titles only or with text

The Phantoms of the Opera: A Survey of Adaptations
Six Lost Worlds: The Dramatic Adaptations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Novel
Bollywood 101
Neglected Gems of Fantasy and Science Fiction Films
Sword and Sandal Films

Of related interest:
Book Review:Into The Unknown: The Fantastic Life of Nigel Kneale (2006)
Book Review:I Was a TV Horror Host (2007)
DVD Review: Maurice Jarre: A Tribute To David Lean (2007)
Book Review: War Eagles (2008)

Mark Leeper's Film Reviews






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Other Interests:
Klingon Birds of Prey chasing USS Enterprise.  Models made during an origami workshop at Chicon 7.  All figures invented by me.

Favorite Links:
Ancient Medicine
Commonly Visited Sites:

Weather forecast , a second opinion 

Favorite Sites:
History Archives
Holocaust Archive
Find any place in the world
Sacred Texts of the World

One -mail Address Directory , and
Exact time (Eastern time zone--Allow time to bring up Java)

Impressive optical illusion:  stare at the cross and see what happens to the circle of dots.

Another optical illusion.  The spokes don't rotate:

spokes don't move

The Dubious Wisdom of Mark Leeper:

On the war on terrorism: the liberals don't know that the house has radon gas, and the conservatives do but are trying to punch it.
                                           -- Mark Leeper

Live TV died in the late 1950s, electronic bulletin boards came along in the mid-1980s, meaning there was about a 25-year gap when it was difficult to put your foot in your mouth and have people all across the country know about it.
                                           -- Mark Leeper

Oh what tangled webs we weave when first we practice to deceive.
So if deception doth attract us we must have a lot a practice.
                                           -- Mark Leeper

These days the news media feels comfortable only when they are covering a major trial.  That is because it is exciting to some, it sits in one place, and there only too rarely is shooting.
                                           -- Mark Leeper

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: and when I was a man I decided how foolish it would be to give all that up.
                                           -- Mark Leeper

They say that life begins when the kids go away to school and the dog dies.  But no man whose wife believes that can rest easily.
                                           -- Mark Leeper

Give a man a fish and you have fed him for a day.  Teach him how to fish and you have fed him for life.  Give a fish a vote and he will say to give the man just the one fish, preferably one that is already dead.
                                           -- Mark Leeper

The problem with turning 50 is that dying is about the only thing left that people can be surprised that you did so young.
                                           -- Mark Leeper

The greatest political opportunist of all time has to be God. Somehow He always manages to say just exactly what His audience is predisposed to believe.
                                           -- Mark Leeper

Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it.  Those who trust history are condemned to be misled by it.  Nothing happens the same way twice. 
                                           -- Mark Leeper

[On hearing Freeman Dyson speak...] A sufficently visionary scientist is indistinguishable from a crackpot.
                                           -- Mark Leeper