The Key Difference Between the Heroes of Marvel & DC.

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   After hearing about Joss Whedon’s being brought onboard by Warner Bros. for finishing the JLA movie. Jessica Chobot, of Nerdist News, reported that Scott Snyder had called in Whedon to help with something on the production way before his needed exit.

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Kame… Hame… HAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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   Just a quick sketch of Goku. It took me longer to apply the sloppy inks to the piece than it did for the pencils.

Street Fighter: Dhalsim

   This is a really cool, hyper stylised, Dhalsim is wonderful. I’ve always had an affinity for Monk type characters, and Dhalsim fits the bill.

Geek Zen: Acceptance

Zen IDIC   Think about a thing that you hate the most. Find ONE thing, no matter how trivial, that you like about it. It could be the background music, a color pallet, panel layout, choreography, etc. Enjoy that one thing for what it is. You may be surprised at how many more pleasant things come to your attention.

   There was a time when I would complain about every little thing that a movie or TV show got wrong. I would discuss this for hours with others of like minded, unhappy, fanatics. Railing against Lucas, or something as equally inconsequential. Then one day I began to see things from a “certain point of view”, and I looked for little gems in what I had deemed to be a pile of Bantha Poodoo.

   Are there still things that I don’t like? Sure, but I endeavor to look beyond them. I may even skip a few panels, chapters, tracks, or minutes of a film. I choose to enjoy things for what they are. It’s nice to be able to enjoy most of the special editions, and the prequels, among other things now.

   Try it. It’s better to have a great time than it is to troll about it. Heck, the only thing I will be brutally critical about is my own work.

Master Blasters: Science Fiction Guns & Weapons to Die For

Mostly harmless? I think not! Any aliens who receive our old TV and radio transmissions will be raising their tentacles in submission once they get a glimpse of sci-fi’s greatest hitmen and t…

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Sunday Cinema: Tron [1982]

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Greetings Programs,

   Today we are screening Disney’s “Tron” [1982]. This is one of those ambiguous movies from my youth. I was 12 years old, and personal computers were still a really new concept for the public at large. Video game arcades were still bigger business that home gaming consoles. This move came off like some sort of techno-magery. The computer graphics still hold up well, probably because they are hyper stylised. Some of the dialog isn’t as timeless as the design aesthetic, but I love the programing jargon that was turned into characters and destinations in the film. They even have a few homages to Star Wars.

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   While this may be, perhaps, only my 4th or 5th time watching this movie, I find that it gets better with age. The 12 year old me found it to be interesting, and at times, exhilarating, but there were plenty of dull areas that he couldn’t appreciate. Fast forward 35 years. There are many things to appreciate and celebrate in Tron. If you have not watched it lately, or ever, grab the family and boot it up. Find the “Making of Tron” if you really want to treat yourself to some nerd nirvana.

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   While you’re at it, check out a favorite early CGI animated show, “Reboot”. More on that show another time.

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