Monthly Archives - February 2022

DC Comics Evicted From Their Offices

Two weeks ago there was a story circulating that DC Comics' few remaining employees that had been working from home, were told to come in to clean out their desks. It had to be explained to them that, "no, no, you still have jobs. Although, the assumption was understandable. However, DC Comics is simply not worth the office space that you currently inhabit in the prime real estate market of Burbank. Warner Brothers won't pay for that anymore. ...

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RE:View – Star Trek the Motion Picture (Part One)

One of my earliest memories is the landing of Apollo 11.  My parents woke me up for it and dragged me downstairs so that I could wobble bleary-eyed on my father's lap as Eagle came down to rest at Tranquility Base.  I couldn't make out what Armstrong said.  The interference was bad that morning. But even at that age, I knew that I had just watched something that was supposed to be important.  Because everyone kept telling me it was.  Apollo 11...

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Friday Night Open Thread – The Star Wars LARP Edition

You know the rules by now. If you don't then ask one of my regular Darklings in the comments. Not much lead-in material tonight. An elderly relative trusted the nice young man on the phone from India to the tune of $30K.  I’m going to be spending most of the night cleaning this mess up. NEXT The embargo on Star Wars Galactic Cruise reviews has been lifted. As I said, there won’t be any honest reviews for a few weeks.  Except those...

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Blogs and Ends – Peacemaker to Be the New Face of the DCU Edition

Clickbait! got you! That p-r-o-b-a-b-l-y isn't true. I say probably because who knows with Warner Brothers? However, there are a fair amount of smoke signals going up saying that James Gunn is suddenly on track to be DC's new chief creative officer. Sure that sounds nuts but lets look at the situation from David Zaslav's point of view. The Discovery CEO is about to become the Warner Brothers Discovery CEO. The first thing a turnaround CEO...

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Star Wars Galactic Cruise Leaked Video

I wasn’t expecting much, and yet they still managed to disappoint me. Around ten years ago Mickey the Great and Terrible noticed there were a bunch of Mommy Bloggers who specialized in Disney Parks.  They would give out tips and tricks for how to get the most out of your very expensive trip to Disney World/Land.  They’d explain in autistic detail how the Fast Pass system worked and how to work that system. They would also review restaurants, resorts, and the various...

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Amazon’s LOTR Is On A Roll

Revenge! Revenge! The King under the Mountain is dead and where are his kin that dare seek revenge? Girion Lord of Dale is dead, and I have eaten his people like a wolf among sheep, and where are his sons’ sons that dare approach me? I kill where I wish and none dare resist. I laid low the warriors of old and their like is not in the world today. Then I was but young and tender. Now I...

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The Dark Herald Recommends Netflix The Tinder Swindler with Reservations

There are two kinds of posts I swore I was done making because they brought two different yet very similar kinds of assholes out of the woodwork.  (1) Gun posts bring out the Gun Gamma Mall Ninjas, like moths to a flame. (2) And Game posts are a signal flare for the Gun Gammas’ retarded cousins, the MGTOW Omegas.  The first generation of MGTOWs were okayish.  They had actually had sex with many and various women on a regular basis and were just...

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JRR Tolkien Responds To Terrible Screen Adaptation

“I do earnestly hope that in the assignment of actual speeches to the characters they will be represented as I have presented them: in style and sentiment. I should resent perversion of the characters (and do resent it, so far as it appears in this sketch) even more than the spoiling of the plot and scenery.” Hat tip to john Trent at Bounding Into Comics who did the actual leg work on this. “The canons of narrative in any medium cannot...

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Friday Night Open Thread – The What’s Disney Destroying Now Edition

As usual, I hardly know where to start with this subject. Generally, I divide it up by Disney’s divisions, unfortunately, that would mean including something from the movie division and I think I’ve already covered all of Disney’s upcoming disasters.   Ah well, worth a look.  (*googlegooglegoogle*) Oh no. I found something and it’s so much worse than I thought it could be. Disney+ is rebooting Chipn’Dale’s Rescue Rangers. Here’s the trailer. Look at it. LOOK AT IT! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK1CuXG7GMQ That. Was. Awful. There was no part of that trailer that didn’t leave me embarrassed...

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Pineapple Express Does Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

“Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” – P.J. O’Rourke “Giving money and a franchise to Seth Rogen is like giving LSD and a shotgun to a seven-year-old.” – The Dark Herald Paramount does it again! Sure, you may have thought that Paramount couldn’t do worse than giving Star Trek to Bad Robot’s retarded little brother Secret Hideout and giving HALO the Last Jedi treatment. But CBS/Viacom shouted, “CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!!” Picked up the...

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