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RE:View – Stargate

This intellectual property has passed its quarter century mark and it doesn’t look like it’s going to be swept under the pop cultural rug any time soon. One movie, two long running series, a couple of straight to DVD flicks and a single season disaster.  And, oh yes, Stargate Catherine. Since (I can state with perfect conviction that) you never saw it. The plot has something to do with Nazis just before the start of WWII.  The lead for what has...

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Oh For Rao’s Sake!!!

This is not a joke okay. I am not quoting the Babylon Bee here. This is real. This is a thing. This is happening. (*barrel chested sigh*) Ta-Nehisi Coates is writing J.J Abrams Superman movie for Warner Brothers. No word or not on whether Kal-El has been race-bent. I now know why Henry Cavel was suddenly so hellbent for leather to get a Mass Effect project off the ground. Developing. I'll have more on this after I stop laughing in shocked disbelief. UPDATE:...

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RE:Play – Space Quest III

Good old Roger Wilco.  A legendary hero from the days when there was a Babbage’s in every mall. The galaxy’s most intrepid janitor. An every-man whose ambitions were constantly thwarted. A blue-collar hero that saved the day every time and never got a thimble full of credit for it. The Space Quest series ran from 1986 – 1995 numbering six games in total. All of which were produced by that Eighties gaming powerhouse Sierra Online. From my Quest for Glory post: “Today the monsters...

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Now We Need To Make Our Own Toys

Hasbro has finally gone full converged by canceling Mr. Potatohead. His crime? Being a Mister, of course: The Associated Press reported earlier today, “Hasbro, the company that makes the potato-shaped plastic toy, is giving the spud a gender neutral new name: Potato Head. The change will appear on boxes this year.” They would later add, “Hasbro said Mr. Potato Head, which has been around for about 70 years, needed a modern makeover.” Looks like we need to add "modern makeover" to...

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The Dark Herald Recommends: Superman and Lois

“What is going on here?” My wife asked in a deeply troubled voice. “I think we just watched something…g-o-o-d?” I carefully sounded out the unfamiliar word. “But this is a Superman show?” She said whirring in confusion. “I know,” I said blankly. “It’s on the CW,” recoiling in fear at the words that came from her mouth. “I know,” I whispered back in bewildered terror. I admit there were positive signs about the show during its development.   One of the writers had demanded that Jonathon and...

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Woke Fiction Always Sucks

Beloved Readers: And water is always wet, oh insightful one. What’s your point? Today, I’m taking a dive into why it sucks. What makes it so reliably bad? How come even the best Woke fiction never rises above mediocre? What exactly is wrong with it and is it possible to fix Woke fiction? First, we need a functional definition: Woke fiction is a story whose primary purpose is not to entertain but indoctrinate an audience into current Feminist ideology by utilizing feminist...

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The Great DC Comics Sell-Off

Months ago, former Green Lantern artist Ethan Van Sciver became the first to talk about AT&T shutting down DC Comics publishing division with talks of the company being sold off. At first, many were dubious because the claim seems so wild, people could hardly imagine DC Comics taking such a tumble. News of firings came out of DC in December, slashing more than one third of their staff. News of their line being reduced by about a third from...

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Anime is Great…It’s the Fans That Suck (Part 2)

Anime truly arrived in America in 1989. I still remember where I first saw the real thing.  I was laying in my rack aboard a tub of a ship that was shortly going to scrapped.  The air conditioning failed constantly.  As did the lights.  The plumbing howled in agony when it wasn’t vomiting sewage onto the deck. The skipper had accidentally beached her so many times that the entire crew called him, “Captain Crunch.”  We, the Marines aboard her, kept...

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