Happy 54th birthday, Mr. Fox!
The Michael J. Fox Database is a comprehensive fan site covering Michael J. Fox’s entertainment and activism career. Here you will find detailed information about Michael J. Fox’s work in film, television, writing, activism and anything else he decides he wants to try. The MJFDB has been online since February 4, 1999 and has since grown to the largest Michael J. Fox fan site on the internet.
Back in November, Michael J. Fox was inducted into the WebMD Health Hero Hall of Fame. Congratulations! (And yeah, it was 6 months ago, but better late than never, right? Heh.)
Despite the lack of any recent updates, the Michael J. Fox Database is not a dead site. The past few months have been extremely busy for me due to my day job and it will continue to be so until the end of April. After that I hope to get back to updating the site and bringing it up to my standards.
In the meantime, follow the MJFDB Facebook page. It is easier to update and when I come across interesting tidbits I will post them there.
I’ve been working on a Michael J. Fox playlist over on YouTube for a while and it’s gotten pretty long. I’ve embedded it below, but it includes feature length films so you may want to bookmark and revisit it when you have some time to watch. A LOT of time.
The cult classic Class of 1984 is coming to blu-ray! Blu-ray.com reports that Scream Factory plans to release this disc in early 2015. No details on extras yet.
Class of 1984 features a very young Michael J. Fox along with Perry King and all around genius Roddy McDowall.
So, for the past few days Michael J. Fox has been trending on Twitter. Not to worry, he hasn’t died or been hospitalized, etc. Turns out that it’s the fault of some in-poor-taste Twitter bots automatically tweeting terrible jokes about MJF.
Visit this site to read in more detail. Warning: There are some mean-spirited jokes from the TwitterBots listed.
The Internet: A Blessing and Curse all rolled into one.
TV Shows on DVD has reported that CBS Entertainment will be re-releasing the “Family Ties” boxed set of all 7 seasons of the series this November 11th. It will not include the special features disc that was created for the Limited edition that was released last year.
Personally, I prefer the box art on this new release.
By now everyone has most likely heard/read that Robin Williams has died. Over the past few days we have also learned that he committed suicide and that he was struggling with the early stages of Parkinson’s Disease.
Read the Daily and Sunday Express Article for more details and Michael J. Fox’s reaction.
The public at large has taken Mr. Williams’ death pretty hard and I am certainly a part of that public. I was a child when “Mork & Mindy” first aired and I even had a pair of the rainbow suspenders he made famous at the time. I grew up enjoying (most of) Mr. Williams’ performances and even when he got off track and seemed a bit out of control, he never failed to make me laugh.
I’ve been reading a lot of comedians calling him ‘The King’ of comedy and Neil McDonald refers to him as “the funniest man in the world” and I can’t say that they’re wrong. Groucho Marx is right up there on the list but Robin never seemed to ‘turn off’ when in the public eye.
His death is a great loss but even worse is the fact that he was struggling with something so troubling that he became overwhelmed and couldn’t handle it any longer. Suffering from depression myself I can empathize and hope that if there is something after death, he’s finally at peace. And if there is something after this life, I’m pretty certain that there are a lot more laughs being had.