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
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.
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
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, Imean, you’ve
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Today is my birthday, so I’m taking it easy with yet
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:
You don't have to spare my feelings. Nasedo taught me not to get wrapped up
in... this. It's not really who I am. I'm not human. Neither are you. Max:
It's the only life I've ever known. Tess:
That's not true. You lived another life, Max... a life completely different
from this one... a life when you loved me. Max:
I don't remember that. Tess:
I suppose that it is hard enough knowing that you were
murdered in a previous life.To realize that
in your new one that your past incarnation’s husband is now waking around with
another woman can be a bit…annoying.As
much as I wanted to write off this piece I had to round up my four-part
character study of the Royal Four from TV’s Roswell
by diving in to the story of the Queen of Antar and the alien everyone loves
to hate, Tess Harding.
I cannot avoid massive spoilers in Tess’ piece for those
that haven’t watched this show, so be warned.
Note: I just finished reading Jericho’s
second book, Undisputed, and immediately grabbed his third book, Best in the World. As with most things here on Needless Things, I am writing
about my memories. I’ll try to keep Jericho’s personal reminiscences from
shading my own too much, but it’s bound to happen a bit.
As you may know if you’re a longtime
reader, I don’t have a tremendous capability for recall. I am not the guy
that’s going to say things like, “On March 27th, 1998, Chris Jericho
defeated El Dandy to become the WCW Mexamerican Champion”. I mean, I might say that, but it’s a complete lie.
There is no Meximerican Championship and El Dandy never held a title in WCW.
But who am I to doubt El Dandy?
This post will consist of my favorite
memories of Jericho in World Championship Wrestling and the reasons why I think
he’s great, not a list of matches and accomplishments. In the future there
should be two more posts in this series explaining why Jericho is truly the
Greatest Of All Time.
“From the far reaches of outer space comes a threat
to planet Earth. Mankind faces its most powerful enemy, the mastermind Rodak.”
It was the 1970s, and for a while a staple of the Superstation
WTBS after school television block was a Japanese import from the 1960s. It was
52 episodes of men in rubber suits playing the roles of robots and monsters
beating the snot out of each other every Monday through Friday afternoon to the
delight of many a young child. The series was based on a manga called Ambassador Magma, which was also the TV
show’s name in Japan. Beating Ultraman to TV screens in Japan by a
handful of days, it was the first show of its kind broadcast in full color on
their TV stations. The Ambassador Magma TV show also
featured one of the earliest examples of the Japanese transforming robot. In
America, it was known as The Space Giants.
If you don’t know, Previews
is the catalog that Diamond Comic Distributors use to offer the products they
distribute to comic book stores around the country. This is where you can view
and order (through your favorite Local Comic Book Shop) comic books, trade
paperback collections, t-shirts, books, media, and toys and other collectibles
from hundreds of different vendors that deal in geek-oriented merchandise. The
genius part is that you actually have to pay for your copy of Previews for the privilege of ordering
other things to pay for.
It’s like the Ren Fest except without the horse poo
So every month a new edition of Previews is sent out to comic book stores. Contained in the pages
within are products that might be currently available or could be released
anytime in the next year; but are typically about two months away. Most of this
month’s offerings are scheduled to ship in July.
Now it’s time to discuss a few of the weird and/or
wonderful items offered in this month’s edition!
Why am I just now watching (and bothering to review) a movie that came out more than four months ago? The obvious answer is that I only just watched it last weekend. It came out at a bad time. Right before Christmas I have a lot going on so time is an issue, and I only have so much money left after buying everything in the world for everyone else. I had to pick my holiday blockbuster, and do not regret choosing Rogue One. Twice. I regret that decision even less after finally seeing this movie.
This article was supposed to post on 4-26 - Alien Day. Unfortunately I left my flash drive at work and was unable to post it then. Lucky for you, because now you get an extra Alien Day! It's like a second Christmas, except you don't get any of these toys.
look – it’s Wednesday and I’m writing another
list. Clearly this represents the entropy that is corrupting and will
eventually result in the ruin of Needless Things.