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Monday, April 29, 2013

Random Thoughts #24 - The Movie Edition!!!

Well, I really don't have much to say today. I said my piece on my next themed month and I don't have much to say about women today. So, I guess I'll talk about the movies I'm planning on seeing this summer (not in any particular order. Plus, I'm looking at a list on IMDb):

  • Man of Steel - I don't know why, but for some reason I really want to see this one... Oh yeah. Anyway, it looks like it'll be good. The latest trailer was awesome. I'll try to see it the weekend it comes out hopefully with some friends.
  • Iron Man 3 - You know, I kinda liked Iron Man 2. It wasn't the first one, but had things to like about it. The reviews for the movie have been positive, so it should be a good experience. I might see it Friday, I'm not sure yet.
  • Star Trek: Into Darkness - 'Nuff Said. I saw the first movie (the reboot that is) in the cinemas, and I'm planning on seeing this movie in the cinemas. I'm working days that week, so I'll be there opening night.
  • Pacific Rim - I might see this one. It has Gullmerio Del Toro's name on it. Plus, add Ibris Elba and Ron Pearlman to the list and that may get me to see this.
  • The Wolverine - Well, well, well! While the last Logan movie smelled like a full freezer that's been unplugged for the last week... in the summer, this movie at least looks interesting. I'm definitely seeing it.
  • Now You See Me - The premise does sound interesting. I might see it.
  •  Elysium - Hmm... I might see it. I don't know yet.
  • Riddick - What?!? I'll be there!
  • R.I.P.D. - I don't know about it. It does feel like a Men in Black-type movie, but you never know how it might turn out.
  • 300: Rise of an Empire - Eh, I don't know. While I liked 300, I don't know about this one. 
  • The Smurfs 2 - ......... I'm definitely kidding about this one. I would rather watch "The Way to Eden" again!
Well, that's all I got for today. Peace and God Bless.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Weird Star Trek Eps. - The Omega Glory

Well, it's another day and another weird episode of Star Trek. This one is called "The Omega Glory" and it is a weird one. I will say that it's not bad at first. It centers around Kirk, Spock, and McCoy being stranded on a planet where they can't leave. They find out that a Starfleet Captain (Captain Tracey) has been helping one group of natives fight off some savages. This roils Kirk off since Tracey has betrayed the Prime Directive, which is weird because Kirk uses the Prime Directive as toilet paper every other episode!

It all goes into "freakin' weird" territory when we find out about the inhabitants of the world, the Yangs and the Combs.... or the Yankees and the Communists.

 ... Yeah, I .... Heh?
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I'll let that sink in for you. They don't explain why this world is a lot like 20th-century Earth and it's just weird. It gets even weirder when things like the U.S. Constitution and the Holy Bible show up! Kirk even spouts off some quotes from the Constitution. It's definitely not the best episode of the series. It's so... overly patriotic. Did this come on during Independence Day or something? Oh well...

At least it had Kirk and Captain Tracey fightin' good!

And one more thing.... Devil Spock!!!

Yeah, that... I have no words for this. I don't even think I have words for this episode.

Monday, April 22, 2013

You know you might be a Trekkie when...

So, what doesn't fit here? 

Yes, I'm going the Jeff Foxworthy route. Just bear with me. You know you might be a Trekkie when...

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Graphic Novels - Ultimate Spider-Man: Learning Curve

This installment of Graphic Novels is brought to you by the letter K.

Well, after much thinking and reading, I've decided to throw my hat in the BMB bandwagon and look at some Ultimate Spider-Man trades. Back in July, I thought I might do a look at this run and now seems like the right time to do it. About once or twice a month, I'll look at a volume and do my usual process with it. I don't know where I'll stop since I don't have every volume in the run. I might stop around the time Bagley leaves, or maybe where "The Thing That Got National Attention" happened... yeah, either sounds like a good stopping point. As mentioned before, the creative team for this book was Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley.

So, why this series? I have a few reasons. First, I'm doing this "because I can." Second, this blog needs some Marvel love too. Third, something deep within me wants to do this. Finally, it's Brian Michael Bendis aka "BENDIS!" Well, with all of that out of the way, let's get to this thing!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Music Retropective - The Police: Outlandos d'Amour

Well, here is something new for the blog. During my time off, I started to look at what else I could do here. Here is one thing: a retrospective on my favorite musicians. The idea is to go through my favorite musicians' albums and critique them a little bit. I'm no expert on music, but I know good music when I hear it. This also means that I'll end up hearing some songs I have never heard before, so that's one plus. As of now, I only have a couple of artists in mind for this venture: The Police and... a surprise. Why the Police? Simple: I did my first music related thing on them here. Plus, they were pretty awesome... or were they???

I'll start off with their first album, Outlandos d'Amour.

Outlandos d'Amour
   

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Creative Time! - Superman and Samurai Jack


And here's something I haven't done in a long time.

I didn't know what to put on this cover. The original image is of the Phantom Stranger facing some supernatural villain in Hell, so I decided to find something similar to that. Enter Samurai Jack and Aku. It actually took me a while to find an image that would fit in that small space. Just recently, I found out that the show was on Netflix and I went through the first five episodes. It's still good. I know I'm going through it all now. I heard that IDW may be doing a comic based on the show, so hopefully we can see Jack finally defeat Aku.