Monday, May 22, 2017

Chris Cornell

By Phantom Troublemaker

Chris Cornell died by his own hand on May 18, 2017 at the age of 52.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Needless Things Podcast 161 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

In the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast Phantom Troublemaker, Beth V, Head of Research Ryan, and the Rad Ranger break down the newest Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbuster!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Defending the “Indefensible” – The Fingerpoke of Doom

By Jerry Chandler

To the victor go the spoils; not to mention the eventual writing of the histories. One of the things this leads to is everyone and their brother pointing to things that were “the beginning of the end” for the loser that weren’t seen as anything of the kind at the time and, frankly, may not have actually been anything of the kind. When it comes to WCW, the eventual postmortems on the company began to create narratives about many people and events; some of which have already easily been proven to be not wholly accurate.

Some of these are harder to definitively prove or disprove as there are no truly factual ways to do it. It’s all merely opinion claiming to be proof of cause and effect. But some of it might not quite be what the eventual post-WCW narratives and conventional wisdom has made them out to be. One such event is what has become known as The Fingerpoke of Doom.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 by Christina

By Christina Sizemore

Once in a lifetime that one movie comes along that is thought-provoking.  It tackles the social issues, changes the way the world looks at humanity and even politics, and leaves you questioning everything you ever thought you knew on a deep philosophical level.

Yeah...this is not that movie.  It has flying arrows and explosions and big guns and jet packs and big freaking talking planets.  It's just insane, mind-numbing fun.  You'll walk out of the theatre soaking wet from peeing your pants with laughter and from crying your freaking eyes out.  You want social commentary, go watch a documentary.  Spoilers for the so far non-initiated, so I am Groot.  Er, I  mean, youve been warned.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The New MST3K

by Beth

Back in December of 2015 Phantom, Chad J. Shonk, and I recorded a podcast about the revival of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (or, as I'm going to abbreviate it from here on out MST3K). We discussed our hopes and fears, as well as what made us love the original show so much. So now that the new episodes are finally here I'm back to let you know what I think.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Toy Review – DC Designer Series Bombshells Harley Quinn by Ant Lucia from DC Collectibles

By Phantom Troublemaker

I wasn’t too sure what to expect from this particular Harley Quinn action figure.

Preview images made it look like it would have the articulation of DC Collectibles’ Icons line, but weren’t clear about the scale. I’m pretty sure this first series was solicited prior to the handy scaling chart that DCC uses in Previews now.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Needless Things Podcast 160 – Aliens Needless Commentary

Cover Art by Vance Kelly
Part of an ongoing series – the Needless Things Irregulars gather in the Phantom Zone to provide their own unique commentary on classic genre films!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

It Came from After School Television – Tranzor Z

By Jerry Chandler
“From the minds of mortal men, the mightiest of machines- TRANZOR Z!”

It was 1985, and a handful of former Sunbow Productions employees who were involved with the very successful Star Blazers television series unleashed the first production from their own brand new company, 3-B Productions. This was an adaptation of Mazinger Z- not even the first one –for American television that would go by the name Tranzor Z.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Devlin's Domain - Nekromantik

It's hard to believe it's taken this long for me to get around to smashing this uncomfortable, taboo topic, but here we are finally. There's a lot about human sexuality that we don't fully understand. In this case it's because there's not a lot of research on it, because it's just downright too weird for most people to dwell on. It's a seemingly uncommon affliction, yet high profile people throughout history like Herod the Great and Charlemagne are allegedly guilty of these debauched acts. In case you haven't figured it out by now kids, I'm talking about necrophilia.

Phantom’s Birthday – Favorite Things

Today is my birthday, so I’m taking it easy with yet another…


I wasn’t going to post anything today, but I knew Tuesday night at work was going to be slow so I went ahead and started this. In no particular order, here are forty-one of my favorite things at the moment: