Earlier today I delved back into some old audio adventures, beginning with Hornet’s Nest. Back in 2009, the BBC released some new Doctor Who adventures starring Tom Baker. They were, and still are, amazing! Age had not dulled Tom’s portrayal of the age old Time Lord one bit. I began to relisten to these because I am planning on purchasing more of these types from the good people at Big Finish Productions. I’ve already purchased a few, years ago. Their quality is on par with that of the BBC releases, perhaps even better, and they have a vast library of shows to choose from.
Kanan discovers that things are not always black and white. It’s time to hear from the middle, the Grey. This excites me for more than we will be delving into the philosophy of the many facets of the Force, we will also get to hear from the fourth Doctor… MY Doctor. Tom Baker crosses the genre streams and becomes, what could possibly be, an integral part of Luke Skywalker’s inevitable journey.
Wordpress, my blog host, won’t allow certain plugins so hence the screenshot of the gallery link. I may be making some moves in the next few weeks. Earlier this month, I secured my domain name via Google Domains.
This is a visual top nine list of some of my favorite sci-fi television, recurring, creature races. They may not have been on every week but they were always the threat in the background. I am trying to limit these to characters that were not rendered through stop-motion or computer generation. These are cats in suits, sweating and trying to emote through plastic, foam rubber or heavy make-up. Also, being a child of the 70’s this list will be populated with the earlier versions of these characters even if the modern versions may be technically more visually stunning. Some are written seriously while others are just silly and meant to be.
At first, this list was just an excuse to post about my number one choice. It was going to be all about the monstrous adversaries on the great series from yesteryear, but quickly grew into something else. The list excludes individual characters, even though individual character photos are used in some cases.
The 70’s saw some great leaps in entertainment technology. Movies became more expansive. TV had great syndicated shows and Saturday Morning Cartoons were in their Golden Age. Toys were easily produced and widely accessible. Comics and Magazines were some of the best avenues for all of the aforementioned outlets to showcase their properties.
Here are some great comics from that era, a bygone age that we’ll never see the likes of again.
So there I was, again, searching through random image on Google when I came up with the idea to do a post about the WORST attempts at live action Superhero shows ever. Well, I found several lists along with images and the world has enough negative posts about everything.
I decided to post a few images of, what I feel to be, the best executions of superhero(ish) characters to make it to the small screen. I won’t list (Green) Arrow, the Flash, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or the bad-assness of Dare Devil, since they all go without saying that they are some of the best shows to date based on comic book material. So without further ado I bring you, in no particular order, my favorite heroes that can be found on television.
Hayley Atwell in Agent Carter (2015)
Before Reeve there was Reeves.
Still a classic.
Man From Atlantis from 1977
Tw of the best heroes ever, Mr. Tom Baker, the fourth Doctor and Liz Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith 🙂
Xena. Nuff Said.
I don’t remember much about this show, except that it impressed me when I was in the sixth grade.
Beastmaster was an okay show.
This fits the spirit of the superhero show.
Tarzan was always a favorite show of mine in the early 1970’s.
Yes. This is going to be a great show. Trust me.
The Monster Squad was another favorite. Supernatural Superheroes.
The Kato show… oh I mean the Green Hornet 😉
Justin Hartleys Green Arrow and Michael Shanks Hawkman Smallville Justice League episode
Campy, yes, but still a fun show to enjoy OR make fun of.
Super Spies rank right up there as well. Wild, Wild West.
My first crush. ^_^
I still love this show.
Ultraman! The show responsible for my ultra geekness!
Doctor Fate (Brent Stait) and Stargirl (Britt Irvin) Smallville Justice League episode
Rex Smith played Daredevil in the late 80’s. Recognise the suit?
So one day, a few years ago, we all woke up to the internet and saw THIS photo of Nick Cage in a Superman suit. I don’t know about you but I was like “What the F**k is this shit!?”, and “Dodged that, faster than a speeding bullet”. You see, I had gotten so used to type casting that there was no room in my tiny, angry, nerd opinion for somebody who didn’t fit my vision on what this that character was supposed to look like. I look back at that reaction, which I really try to recognise any and all knee-jerk reaction that pop up in my life in order to crush them before they gain momentum, and I am a bit embarrassed. Michael Keaton, not the ideal classic Bruce Wayne/Batman type, but he owned the role. You would think I would have kept that in mind.
First world nerd problems.
Enter Jon Schnepp’s‘The Death of “Superman Lives”; What Happened?’ Why would I possibly watch, let alone purchase something that was related to the image above? Well Jon released a teaser. That shit was like Kool-Aid and he was handing out free samples. Now I am drinking gallons of what he’s selling. It was absolutely entertaining and informative. There are great interviews with multiple people who were involved with the production and a shit-ton of pictures, production drawings and video. I like documentaries, even though they tend to be dry. THIS doc is NOT dry in any way, shape or form. It features the always entertaining (now skinny) Kevin Smith and the enigmatic Tim Burton. Two of my favorites in the industry.
Jon’s passion for the subject is infectious and leaves you wanting more. I purchased the digital edition and it was more than worth the price I paid. I cannot recommend this documentary enough.
Sure you can find somewhere to download this title. Don’t. Support Jon’s work, and >Purchase< this shit Right now. You will not be disappointed. I can’t wait to see what Jon may have in store for us next.