Wolverine and the X-Men

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Wolverine and the X-Men (2008)

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   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.

Jim Henson and the Ninja Turtles

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   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.

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Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 3

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   Good news, everyone! Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 3 begins on Friday, August 4th on Netflix 😎👍

   If you haven’t seen this program, then you just don’t know what you are missing. I was 14 when Beast King: Go-Lion was repackaged as Voltron: Defender of the Universe for an American audience. I was into Anime, then known more commonly as Japanime, and anything with a Mech was right up my ally. The treatment wasn’t that great, but they didn’t have a lot to work with. That being said, I have fond memories of enjoying the show for what it was, and drawing the combined robot for a while.

   You have a week, and a day from now, to fire up Netflix and catch up on the fun. If you don’t have Netflix, you can always purchase the first two seasons from Google Play (it’s far cheaper to sign up for Netflix for a month).

Freedom Fighters| The Ray on the CW Seed

   So intense. The Multiverse expands on CW Seed. I cannot wait to see who else they have on the “Reichsman” team. Having Red Tornado in this dimension is an interesting choice. My only question is where is Uncle Sam, and Plastic Man? This will be a MUST Watch show.

Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo on TMNT

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   Today on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Usagi Yojimbo is featured. This tickles me beyond all feathers! Not only is he the main character, the story is done in a VERY Kurosawa style, AND written by Stan Sakai the creator of Usagi. I’ve always enjoyed the Usagi stories in the comics, and whenever he was brought into any incarnation of the TMNT, but this one is very special. It’s on Google Play right now. Check it out for yourself.

   The ending is incredible ✌😉

Spot On Animation: Justice League Action

   So I was looking for something new to try on Google Play on Thursday night, I found Justice League Action. I was interested when I saw some of the previews before it came out, but not having cable I forgot about it. The price tag was a bit steep for what I thought were 2 – 3 minute episodes. I was surprised to find that the first episode was 43 minutes in length and it was AWESOME. The episode was full of action and fun, and it only cost 99¢!

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   Needless to say, with Mrs. Multiverse’s fan-girl permission, I purchased the rest of the episodes on Friday and have been watching them, in between some Boomerang content all weekend. The rest of the episodes run about 11 minutes long, and are just as entertaining as the first. So if you want to give yourself the gift of fun, pick these up for $29.99 on Google Play… it’s worth it.

It’s All Coming Back to You…

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   So for a few months, Boomerang has been advertising their subscription streaming service. I was interested, but they didn’t include casting options and that was a deal breaker for me. Today I checked back and imagine my surprise when their FAQ stated that they now include casting. I use Google Cast so I don’t have to rely on my devices to view content. For those who don’t know, we cut our ties to cable/satellite TV long ago, and haven’t looked back.

   On to the shows… While I won’t go into many specific shows that they carry, I will say that access to Atom Ant, Magilla Gorilla, Wacky Races, the Looney Tunes Show, and a few more sold us on subscribing to the service. I can’t wait to see if they add shows like Galtar, Dynomutt Dog Wonder, or Laff-a-Lympics. If you sign up for a year the service only costs $3.33 a month. There’s no way we could pass that up.

My wife, and I, have been watching a few episodes and having a blast. It’s worth the money, by far. Check it out for yourself 👉🏽 Boomerang.com

 

Sunday Morning Super Dimension Fortress One Fun

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   So it’s Sunday. Sunday’s used to be a dull day. Nothing to watch on TV, except the occasional b-roll cartoon like Galtar or some other show that just wasn’t cut out for Saturday mornings. While I do have a soft spot in my heart for even those shows, nothing compares to choosing what you want to see, when you want to see it. I have a hard drive full of content, a packed Netflix queue, Amazon Prime, and several shows I’ve purchased via my new happy place… Google Plus.

63f58bc6   Now down to it… I am having a great time screening Robotech on Netflix this morning. I have the series, but I really love streaming shows since they keep better track of where I left off than I can with my 47 year old memory banks. I am a huge fan of what Harmony Gold did with Macross, Southern Cross, and Mospeada. I find that Macross holds up really well, and it’s also in my library. I’ve never bothered to track down the other two series. Macross is my thing.

   Back to Robotech. This show had a different feel than the normal cartoons of my youth. I was 14 when it came out, and perhaps it was the Sci-Fi action combined with the more adult drama that had me hooked. Don’t get me wrong, if t had Robots, heroes, or any sort of martial arts, I was all about whatever I was watching. Robotech came at the right time and had an interesting story arch, along with a heavy transforming robot style aesthetic.

UPDATE: While poking around on Amazon Prime, I found both Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross, and Genesis Climber Mospeada! Bonus 👍