The History of Dick Grayson

   “Faust” walks us through the entire history of Dick Grayson. At least up to the pre-New 52 storylines. This video was my gateway into the world of fan generated content on YouTube. I had watched videos on YT before, but it’s always been little clips on my computer. Then I picked up a “Smart” TV, and that changed many ways that I consumed content. The now defunct “Comlink” got me into watching videos where people would discuss properties. Faust introduced me to the fact that a small one person, or small group of people, could offer substantial content that is quality.

   This video sparked my obsession with discussion based content, and tossed me right into the world of podcasting as well.

   Anyways… if you are a fan of the original Robin, I am for the version that George Pérez brought us in “The New Teen TItans“, then this video is a must-see.

Star Wars Follies by RetroBlasting

   From time to time I love to revisit RetroBlasting‘s video catalogue. Check out their Star Wars Follies series. It’s pretty cool to chart the progress that Michael and Melinda have made in their production quality. Michael’s sardonic whit is a nice punctuation on in-depth mini documentaries on great toys, toons, and times.

   Check out more from them on YouTube, give them a follow on Twitter, and like them on Facebook.

Star Wars: The OT Retrospectives

   These retrospectives, by Oliver Harper, are very informative and a “Must Watch” for any fan of the original trilogy. He delves into pre production, filming, merchandising, games, music, and much more. It’s an extremely entertaining watch, or even re-watch. Oliver is a talented editor, plus he is easy to listen to. If you haven’t heard of these before, you’re welcome. If you have, give them a another view… this is my 3rd or 4th time on each.

My Top Nine Favorite Sci-Fi TV Creature Races

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Honorable Mention: Zygons

   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.

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Star Wars: There’s a NEW Force Awakens Trailer in Town.

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   So this morning I woke up early to a new trailer dropping on the internet. The title said “International” but it is from Japan. I guess that makes it “international” but I’ll call it Japanese. That is neither here nor there. This trailer has new footage. Not a lot but just enough to keep watching it as much as the last.

   I am posting the original link to the video since it is the official Star Wars Japan site and that won’t be susceptible to removal by lawyers and such. Click the image above and enjoy.

   Oh, and May The Force Be With You ^_^

190 (So Far) Cartoon Intros of Yesteryear

    Born in 1970, I was exposed to some of the greatest animated shows from all over. From the 30’s to the late 90’s, I watched it all. Even the 2000’s had/have it’s fair share of good shows. Kick back and enjoy the play list. It will be growing.

Saturday Morning Cartoon Challenge

CoverImage-790x428   As a few of you know, I was born in 1970. Saturday morning cartoons were already of, almost any American kid’s childhood. Until a few years ago it still was. I will admit that there were a few shows I would watch and enjoy. Once the tradition died, though, there was this gaping hole. Sure I could go out and play, or work on a “Honey-Do” list, but damnit if I didn’t miss those damn shows.

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Super President? I thought I had Seen It All…

   If you are looking for a political rant, move along, nothing like that here. I gave up politics, along with religion & superstition, a long time ago. No THIS is Far, far worse my friends.

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suppres1   YouTube is a hell of a site. You can find all sorts of interesting and frightening things on there. Today I found a show called “Super President”.  Wait. What? “Super PRESIDENT”? WTF?

This had to be a fake. A cleverly rendered retro project by some brilliant animation artist. Alas it is not. This show was an actual thing. I was shocked that I had never heard of it before. Not that I am a Know-It-All, but I am well versed in completely USELESS knowledge and being familiar with this show would rank right up there with that level of pointlessness.

600full-super-president-screenshot   Produced by the DePatie-Freleng animation company, “Super President” aired Saturday mornings on NBC from September, 1967 to December, 1968. It was voiced by Paul Frees as  and the American President, James Norcross, who gained superpowers in a Cosmic Storm. Along with super strength he gained the ability to change his molecular structure into any substance he wishes (i.e. Acid, Metal, etc…).

   Ummm… yeah. Well, it was very fun to make fun of, so there is that 😉

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