When DC’s Elseworlds concept was first introduced, it felt like an upscale version of Marvel’s What-If comics. I was all aboard for anything that took my favorite heroes and put them in different settings. THIS next DC animated release has me very excited and I will be pre-ordering it ASAP.
In 1984, I was 14, and I can remember going to the drive-in to see this with my Dad. While I cannot recall specifics of the evening, I know that we had a great time. I was very familiar with Murray & Akroyd even though I had only watched SNL on a few occasions while they were members of the cast. As for Ramis & Moranis… I was all about those two, since I was an SC-TV fan by this point. I am a still a little bummed that John Candy couldn’t be a part of the production, but it all worked out in the end. With the group being rounded out with an anchor who represented the everyday guy being thrust into the madness of busting ghosts, Ernie Hudson was a perfect addition to the team. I still haven’t watched the newest Ghostbusters film, for no other reason than I just haven’t gotten around to it. I will, eventually ☺👍🏽
DuckTales. This is something that I watched when I was 17. Yep. The stories were entertaining, and I enjoyed the classic Disney animation style. Yet, I am not here to talk about the past. No. I am here to praise the brand new series! The first episode (posted above) is available on YouTube for free. It has convinced Mrs. Multiverse, and myself, that we need to purchase the season on Google Play.
The new art style is inspired, the characters are multidimensional, and the story is amazing.
Today, in the Quantum Cave, we are screening the first few episodes of Wolverine and the X-Men. This is a show that was pulled off of the air far before its time. Well animated, and perfectly plotted, the series took a new spin on an old favorite. It wasn’t a continuation of X-Men: The Animated Series, nor was it related to X-Men: Evolution. The only thing unchanged between this iteration and the previous, Evolution, was the return of Meghan Black as the voice of Rouge. Along with that link to a previous show came the voice of Steven Blum, as Logan, to firmly anchor us into this new reality for the team. His voice gives the show a solid amount of gravitas from the very beginning.
I won’t get through the entire series today, we have a Back to the Future trilogy marathon planned, so I’ll jump forward and praise the finale. The show ended on such a strong note that it’s even more unfortunate that we didn’t get a second season. No spoilers if you haven’t seen it, but a nod and wink to those who did. Like Young Justice, this one deserves another shot.
I don’t have much to say about this photo, other than I was going through my, now, decades old digital archives and ran across this awesome picture. Jim didn’t feel comfortable directing some of the action sequences for the first film, but he did it well and actually enjoyed the experience. He was a great guy who gave us so much. For that reason I felt like sharing this image. Now I feel like watching this one. Sounds like my Sunday movie is is now chosen.