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Hey,

So this Thanksgiving Day, you finally have something to be thankful for:

Joel Hodgson will be streaming a Turkey Day Marathon of all your favorite MST3K episodes. He's taking requests via Twitter and the top six will be shown starting at Noon Eastern. Any show is eligible meaning there could be both Joel and Mike episodes. I'm hoping for a Gamera film and Fugitive Alien 2

later
Tom
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...I can probably just make it in time to see the premiere:





later
Tom

Get Bent

May. 2nd, 2012 11:43 am
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Hey,

So I broke down and picked up a subscription to The Legend of Korra, the Avatar sequel on Nickelodeon.

First -- I bought a subscription to a new tv show...the future is getting better.

Second -- yeah, I'm still really enjoying this. I can tell when they're trying to make ties to the previous series, sometimes it's just a touch ham-handed, but I think the show is moving forward and the new cast will come into their own. I'm also a little confused that fire benders can also cast lighting bolt (that really should be an air trick, but earth benders can levitate rock which also seems off-element).

Because, you know, The Internet, I was able to look up that some fire benders did have lightning powers and that it now appears to be a much more common technique. In much the same way that earth benders could sometimes manipulate metal, but now Republic City cops can do it at will. I actually really like this -- as the setting has advanced in a technological sense, the magical powers have also grown and developed. Fantasy is often a quest for the status quo, but here it changes and evolves in a more science fiction-y way.

I also really like the bad guys of the show. They've got a solid motivation (we're jealous that some people have magical powers and we don't), and are actually effective (chi-blocking strikes to shut down benders, but they have to get close enough). The bad guy did, in fact, totally fail to kill Korra when he had the chance, but you can't have everything.

So yeah, good stuff
Tom
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Hey,

I...I don't care if she is a frackin' Cylon...



Call me!
Tom
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Hey,

So I just discovered Sapphire and Steel, a short-run British TV series.

The basic plot is that two extraterrestrial (extra-dimensional) Operatives show up to investigate and resolve breakdowns in time. It's got a heavy dose of creepy and the plots are pretty cryptic. You can find the shows on YouTube and they're well worth sitting through. It's not a glitzy show, but they got every penny out of their minimal budget and the results are possibly a lot better than if they'd had a lot of cash on hand.

later
Tom
bluegargantua: (Default)
Hey,

So I just discovered Sapphire and Steel, a short-run British TV series.

The basic plot is that two extraterrestrial (extra-dimensional) Operatives show up to investigate and resolve breakdowns in time. It's got a heavy dose of creepy and the plots are pretty cryptic. You can find the shows on YouTube and they're well worth sitting through. It's not a glitzy show, but they got every penny out of their minimal budget and the results are possibly a lot better than if they'd had a lot of cash on hand.

later
Tom
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Hey,

So a brief clip from the Batman TV show that raises so many questions...





So if Colonel Klink is a well-known Nazi officer, why doesn't Batman kick his butt? It doesn't appear as though some greater evil is about to befall Gotham which would force him to ignore Klink. On the other hand, the show is pretty firmly set in the 60's not the 40's so perhaps Klink has been de-nazified? But then why is Klink on some sort of secret mission? He's also clearly upset about Hogan and his escape attempts suggesting that Hogan is still in a POW camp (or some sort of prison).

I know, I know, it's TV show Batman so this non sequitur is par for the course. However, there's a related clip where Batman and Robin encounter Lurch from the Adams Family and the potential for cross-over fan-fic fun is kinda mind boggling.

later
Tom
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Hey,

So a brief clip from the Batman TV show that raises so many questions...





So if Colonel Klink is a well-known Nazi officer, why doesn't Batman kick his butt? It doesn't appear as though some greater evil is about to befall Gotham which would force him to ignore Klink. On the other hand, the show is pretty firmly set in the 60's not the 40's so perhaps Klink has been de-nazified? But then why is Klink on some sort of secret mission? He's also clearly upset about Hogan and his escape attempts suggesting that Hogan is still in a POW camp (or some sort of prison).

I know, I know, it's TV show Batman so this non sequitur is par for the course. However, there's a related clip where Batman and Robin encounter Lurch from the Adams Family and the potential for cross-over fan-fic fun is kinda mind boggling.

later
Tom
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Hey,

It's official. Attack of the Show is the worst television on television. I just want to punch out everyone involved with it.

later
Tom
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Hey,

It's official. Attack of the Show is the worst television on television. I just want to punch out everyone involved with it.

later
Tom
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Hi,

I must never miss an episode of this. Is it too late to have a letter writing campaign to get this show on the air?

SLINGERS from Mike Sizemore on Vimeo.



wow
Tom
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Hi,

I must never miss an episode of this. Is it too late to have a letter writing campaign to get this show on the air?

SLINGERS from Mike Sizemore on Vimeo.



wow
Tom

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