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.
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 👍
It’s been years since I’ve watched this film. For some reason it doesn’t seem to get the same love as other Disney production. Today I found it on Netflix and decided to give it another viewing. I love the Steampunk aesthetic of the movie, along with the traditional
animation mixed with computer generated elements. Many well known voices lend their talent to this adventure, such as Jim Varney, Florence Stanley, James Garner, and the great Leonard Nimoy.
There is a sequel available, also on Netflix. Now I won’t expect too much as far as infamous direct to video sequels go, but I am pretty easy going and plan on enjoying it.
This is playing on Netflix. It’s a great tribute to Dave Prowse, the man who played Darth Vader. The documentary goes into why Lucasfilm has had issues with Dave. There is a nice scene that Dave films, that isn’t shown, as sort of a moment of closure. Watch the film, and enjoy it for yourself.
Today we are enjoying a Rankin|Bass production, The Last Unicorn. This is a movie that I have seen on a few occasions, but apparently I’ve never really paid attention to it. The classic cell animation style is a joy to behold, much of the music is provided by America, and the voice talent is perfect. At times there are a few cringe worthy moments, yet on the whole it’s a wonderful film. You can view it for yourself on Netflix.
Voltron: Legendary Defender, was released on June 10th. I cannot recommend this new show enough. I was 15 when Voltron: Defender of the Universe was released in North America from a retooled Beast King: Go Lion. Back then, I enjoyed the show a lot, it wasn’t my favorite but is was fun… until they tried splicing in Armored Fleet Dairugger XV. They quickly re-retooled their show and phased out the “Vehicle Voltron” for the more popular lion version. Clever as it was, they milked the footage for all they could. Coupled with the specialty shops importing Go Lion toys, Matchbox releasing a version then Panosh Place taking a shot at the license, the world seemed to be crazy for Voltron.
Continue reading “Let’s Go, Voltron…”
So here at Quantum Multiverse, as you might have discovered, we are geeks. As geeks we partake in geek media. No surprises there 😉 This is just a list of current shows, TV-YouTube-Netflix-Amazon Prime-ETC, that keep us going. There are movies, audio books/plays, Podcasts (& SMODcasts), Comics, Blog posts, Books, Toys, Games, and what-not that are also a factor. I may get to breaking those down at some point but this is a simple and easily digested post and a good place to begin.
Chuck is a fun, Sci-Fi take on a Nerd gaining superhuman abilities. As the intersect, Chuck, is a powerful tool in the international spy scene.
Since Top Gear (BBC) is now defunct, I found a new appreciation for classic cars and the art that Danny’s crew can create with them.
I found RetroBlasting on YouTube in the Autumn of 2014. I can’t say enough great things about this channel. They cover a very wide variety of vintage toys, cartoons and movies. The sardonic wit and the clever comedic element is what keeps me coming back for more of their videos. I now know shit about My Little Pony than I ever knew I wanted to know. #RetroBlasting has reinforced my geekness, affirmed my nerdiness, and informed my dorkieness. For that, I thank them.
This show was my weekly go-to show about Star Wars news for a year now. The host, Ken Napzok, is moving on to bigger and better things but I’ll keep tuning in to see what the Popcorn Network has in store.
I am speechless. THIS is Daredevil. It’s like Frank Miller opened up his arteries and out sprang this Netflix series, magically.
This one is fun to make fun of. Saturday nights on MeTV has a block of time reserved for this great old show.
This show is still one of the best written and directed shows of its kind. It could almost be a story created by Stan Lee. I watch this on Netflix, over and over.
We recently began our Amazon Prime account and this is one of the shows that we stream from there. I like it better than the original Stargate SG-1 for the depth that it has.
At first I didn’t like this version of the TMNT. I was a huge fan of the 2003 version of the show. After a few episodes I was sold. The show pays homage to old cartoon, including the 2003 version of the title.
I’ve fallen behind on my view of this show but it is a pretty great show about a young Ninja who’s actual special ability is turning foes into friends.
Wonder Woman! Another MeTV Saturday night staple. Lynda Carter was one of my first crushes and her smile still makes my evening better. My wife has that effect on me every day 🙂
This is one of those shows that I can watch all the way through the eight seasons and then start it all over again.
The oldies are still the best. This series holds a special place in my heart and in my Netflix que. I’ll also watch it on Saturday nights on MeTV (over the air digital antenna channel)
Although not as good (doesn’t even touch it) as the previous Avengers cartoon, this has just enough obscure characters involved that keeps my interest, for the most part.
Kevin Smith and the guys at the Secret Stash in New Jersey. I can’t get enough of this program.
A great YouTube channel that contains the Jedi Council and more.
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)
Beastmaster was an okay show.
Justin Hartleys Green Arrow and Michael Shanks Hawkman Smallville Justice League episode
Before Reeve there was Reeves.
Tw of the best heroes ever, Mr. Tom Baker, the fourth Doctor and Liz Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith 🙂
Guy Williams as Zorro!
This fits the spirit of the superhero show.
Doctor Fate (Brent Stait) and Stargirl (Britt Irvin) Smallville Justice League episode
Rex Smith played Daredevil in the late 80’s. Recognise the suit?
Still a classic.
My first crush. ^_^
Man From Atlantis from 1977
I don’t remember much about this show, except that it impressed me when I was in the sixth grade.
Ultraman! The show responsible for my ultra geekness!
Xena. Nuff Said.
Yes. This is going to be a great show. Trust me.
The Power of Isis
Campy, yes, but still a fun show to enjoy OR make fun of.
The Kato show… oh I mean the Green Hornet 😉
I still love this show.
Tarzan was always a favorite show of mine in the early 1970’s.
The Monster Squad was another favorite. Supernatural Superheroes.
Super Spies rank right up there as well. Wild, Wild West.