Gotham SPOILER Thread: Red Hair Kiddie Pepper Edition

Monday, November 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm

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Are you just itching to talk about tonight's episode? Maybe this will plant some ideas.

Top-Down Smackdown: Of Austin Statues and Sting Possibilities

Monday, November 24, 2014 at 4:00 pm

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I've spotlighted McFarlane WWE statues before - Undertaker and Randy Savage have gotten the impressive deluxe treatment, and each time, my wife has said, "Well okay, do you really want it?"

To which my answer has always been that this is the kind of line you don't collect all of - you pick your favorite one and leave it at that. And if they ever did a Steve Austin, I'd probably go weak at the knees.

Well...knees weak. But wallet empty. Them's the breaks. Given that this is McFarlane, I'm a little disappointed WWE didn't bend the PG policy just enough to have Austin giving the finger or drinking a beer - you know Todd would totally have done it, but they likely said no.

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The Walking Dead SPOILER Recap - "Crossed"

Monday, November 24, 2014 at 8:00 am

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'Twas the penultimate midseason episode, and all through, um, Abercrombie...

Lotsa creatures were stirring, including some zombies.

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Battlestar Galactica 1978: The Special Edition?

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 1:00 pm

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Remember when classic Star Trek got a special-effects makeover? Unlike George Lucas revisionism, the original series saw re-release with an option to add CG-remastered effects, or simply show the originals.

There hasn't really been a clamor one way or another on Battlestar Galactica, a show for which the consensus seems to be that the reboot is way better, and the original is bad; something I will heartily dispute, as the original pilot has a lot of fully developed characters and a decent Twilight Zone-ish morality tale at its heart against the backdrop of a war for survival.

But anyway, special effects artist Adam 'Mojo' Lebowitz has updated some classic sequences with modern CGI, and the result is a blend so seamless I can't tell what's new (granted, it has been a while, and in Ireland, season premieres were released theatrically as movies - yes, even the 1980 one). I don't find the adjustments to be in any way blasphemous...but see if you do.

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First Teaser for Telltale Games' Game of Thrones

Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 2:29 pm

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They have the actual voice actors for the show - not terribly sure about those likenesses though! I was hoping maybe they'd go for a more comic-book look.

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Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law: Hard Work, Cats and Food, Food, Food!

Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 8:00 am

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Martha Boyd - ex-cop, real-estate appraiser and crazy cat lady - has an answer for everything. Even the strangest questions her son-in-law's readers can come up with. Every week, she handles whatever issues and queries you've got in her own unique fashion.

Hi all!

Last weekend we took another hike into the National Park (I have included some pics from the Jumbo Rocks area). Very pretty rock formations. The rest of the week I was pretty busy doing appraisals as this next week time will be taken with 2 continuing education classes and a meeting at Fannie Mae headquarters. They have a yearly meeting that they like us to attend, so I have to try to do 2 weeks work in 1 week to take off for this other stuff. In Calfornia we have to get 56 hours of continuing education every 4 yrs, or generally 14 hours a year. Most of the classes we can take online, so that is pretty good.

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Arrow SPOILER Thread - Atomic Power Edition

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm

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"Okay, I'm looking up in the sky...what am I looking at? Birds? Planes? Not seeing anything."

Kelly McGillis Versus a Zombie Bear

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 12:08 pm

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Even Syfy's press releases sound like their original movies, as they saw fit to tell me that Friday's episode of Z Nation will pit the original Top Gun girl against Stephen Colbert's worst nightmare.

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Rick Grimes will never, ever do anything this awesome - nor, for that matter, will Tom Cruise. I hope Zombear gets his own spin-off series.

Agents of SHIELD SPOILER Thread - "The Things We Bury"

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6:00 pm

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Grant, Grant, Grant. Are you SERIOUSLY setting your brother up to make the cheesiest movie reference/Jack Nicholson impression of all time?

Because you're not Tom Cruise, y'know. Just being crazy doesn't automatically make you Tom Cruise.

Top-Down Smackdown: Middle-Aged Fan

Monday, November 17, 2014 at 6:05 pm

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How old do you imagine the average WWE fan to be?

Given the prominence of John Cena and has record for having done the most Make-A-Wish fulfillment ever, the PG rating of the show, all the toys for sale and so on, you'd probably guess young, and I don't mean Mae Young.

You'd be wrong.

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