This is an article is long overdue, but one of the reasons I never tackled it is because I wasn’t sure how to. Yeah I could do a whole rundown of these but you can find those anywhere.
Yes I’m stealing this idea from Tamara Chambers, but hey a good idea is a good idea. I wasn’t planning on making this a series but figured I’d give it a try. So anyway…
The other day I talked about movies I have on my must see list. I figured it was time to watch them, and what the heck share my thoughts very briefly. Tonight I broke down and watched “Inside Out”. It seems like a film right my alley and I can’t believe I haven’t seen it. I watched it tonight and……….
Welcome back to Underrated Trek, where I take a special look at Star Trek episodes that I love…which may not be the most popular or even liked by most. Voyager is one of those shows which I will admit is far from perfect. But every once in awhile it manages an episode I just can’t help but love. I already talked about one in “Scientific Method”. Here is another. The premise isn’t that crazy but it’s raised by some bad ass moments. But does that technically mean it’s a good episode?
We all have those movies we never saw, and always wanted to. No matter how much we love movies, there’s always some we miss. Heck Tamara Chambers does a whole web series on the great movies she never saw. Even Disney movies fit that criteria, as hard as it may be to believe. There are Disney movies you’d swear the whole world must have seen at least once. I haven’t, yet.
Here are some examples :
Would you believe I never watched this? A few years ago Doug Walker commented he never saw it because everyone ruined the ending. And…yeah I get that. There’s no impulse to see a movie where the ending is so memorable that it’s damn iconic. I mean, everyone has parodied it! But that’s also not fair since it probably is a good movie. It can’t be popular years later just because of the sad as hall ending. It’s a nice family movie about an awesome dog. And the dog is a normal dog, he doesn’t talk or anything. How rare is that?
So since I teased it last time, let’s discuss crossover’s. There are actually quite a few of them, some involving a guest reviewer on NC and others where NC would appear on someone else’s show. Crossover’s can be hit or miss, especially the one’s where Doug Walker did not do the primary writing. It feels like it was written by someone else. Course there were a slew of them before the NC “retired” and most of those weren’t very good.
Hello my friends this is not a gag or a joke, I am really pissed off. You see for awhile I used photobucket as a way to post pics on here. I don’t remember why initially (this may go back to webs did we have ways to post pics on there?). This stopped when I realized how awesome the media center on the site is, but for awhile I linked from Photobucket. Especially with the articles that had larger photo amounts to not overwhelm this site. My point? Photobucket went ahead and changed their terms of service, now they are a pay site and even worst any 3rd party hosting would require you to purchase the top tier plan. How much is that? Only $400!!!! (a year) Can you imagine my shock when I checked out an old blog and where the pictures should be there were error messages? The pics are all gone for the most part. The good news is that I never use that for anything personal, just blogs. So the pics are easily replaced if I so choose. The bad news is that this was on many blogs and some as I noted were picture heavy. The really bad news is that while I have been working to fix some of them on my blogspot, I just don’t think I have the time to fix the stuff on here. Which means some of my coolest stuff on here is effectively spoiled, which really sucks because that’s basically time tossed away so the article doesn’t look as good as it did. Yeah I know that it’s not the end of the world and it’s just a hobby not a profession, but that’s hours wasted (not to mention the time I have spend fixing what I have fixed) and if someone looks at a blog now it looks awful. All because this stupid photo hosting site decided to be greedy and not give a crap. I stopped using them awhile back and so you’d have to go back a ways to see what I mean. From now on I will only post pics from this site, and I have effectively deleted that damn account forever.
This went on longer than I thought it would, sorry about that and I apologize to ME for all the sloppy looking blogs on “80’s and 90’s Central” now. It’s not spam I promise. If I can fix them I will try but there are a lot and I am not sure how much I can fix in one day (especially with the rules in place, can I edit old articles as much as I want?). Thanks for reading and hopefully this wont be an issue ever again.
so expect to see a lot of these in my old stuff…..
Photobucket, you suck
Four years ago I talked about one time characters, you know those characters that pup in one episode never to be seen again. In that article I discussed the dumbest, characters so lame they get made fun of by fans. You would think that a second article on the coolest would be obvious. Well it is, it just took me four years to finally discuss it. Lord have I been doing this that long?
Back in the old days of cave drawings when I was young, we didn’t just play video games but board games. You know, with a game board? Ok Ok I am being very snarky. Everyone has played a board game in their life, whether it be Monopoly or Scrabble or Trivial Pursuit (my families game of choice).
The Nostalgia Critic was talking about movie remake’s the other day and it got me thinking about the remake’s I’ve seen. Most remake’s are just pale versions of the original (a shot by shot remake of Psycho?). Others make no sense at all (did we need another Point Break?). But some are really good, almost better than the original! For instance Cape Fear is a remake. It’s so good that who even remembers the original? Other examples include Little Shop of Horrors, Karate Kid, True Grit, and The Departed.
Comic books are just like any other medium, it’s all subjective. Just because something is loved and even critically praised doesn’t mean everyone has to love it. Now of course many classic stories I have read I also loved. “The Killing Joke”, “The Judas Contract”, and even “The Great Darkness Saga” though I am not a huge Legion fan. I never read Watchmen, which is a sad thing for a good comic fan to admit.
So I was talking about cereals the other day and as I went through the various ad’s for them it got me thinking. I talked awhile back about ads which were so memorable we can’t forget them, and not so long ago about ad campaigns that aggravate us. But some commercials are nothing more than a song or jingle. And it’s a true sign of a great jingle when you remember and even love it- even if you have no use for the product being advertised.
Welcome back to Underrated Trek, where I take a special look at Star Trek episodes that I love…which may not be the most popular or even liked by most. We all have guilty pleasures, things we know are lame but for some reason we love anyway. While it’s true most of these episodes I’ve discussed here qualifies, this one really qualifies as I have no good reason to like this. But I do. This is:
I really should have done this one last year. With all the talk about the cool stuff on Star Trek from the effects to ship designs, there is one area I never really addressed. And that is those awesome uniforms that everyone wore. From classic TOS through the new movies, the uniforms were always awesome and were as much a part of the show as any other element. Would it be Spock without that sky blue shirt? It just wouldn’t be the same. It’s no surprise so many people have their own copies of them. So I thought it would be fun to go over the various uniforms and pick my favorite. And as I no nothing about fashion, don’t expect specific details we are going purely on superficial appeal.
So I was thinking about guilty pleasures. These are the things that are silly or stupid, but we love them anyway. I have plenty from movies (Independence Day, Star Trek Generations) and TV shows (Small Wonder, The superhero shows on CW). And I started to wonder, can there be comic book guilty pleasures?
Last week I talked about advertising campaigns which just drove me nuts. So it seemed only fair to look at the other side of the coin. After all a good ad campaign does more than just inform you about the product. It gives ads you almost look forward to seeing, and in some cases the slogan and/or sales mascot in the ads become so popular that they become icons, growing beyond the ad, and become part of pop culture.