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Cracking Dream

Look out toward on where seeks assigning it beyond the dream, Read more

Les’ Science Fiction Robots/Androids/Cyborgs Hall of fame #9, 10, 11: Crow T Robot, Tom Servo and Gypsy

Greetings, Manic Fans. Les here to continue my Robots/Androids/Cyborgs Hall of Fame. Science Fiction has had a huge impact on artificial intelligence and mechanical advancements in robotics through the wonderful characters that fall into those 3 categories. Whether it’s a mechanical man, a part man/part machine, or an artificial person, these characters frequently show us personalities that end up being just as, or more human than we are. And so, I will select a new Robot/Android/Cyborg at a time. I’ll give it’s origin, abilities, actor portrayal, first appearance and why I think they’re amazing.

 

Today, I’m doing something different as I’m inducting 3 robots, instead of just one.  However, you really can’t have any of them separately in a show.  They all go together, so I’m doing 3 at once here.  Today, I’m selecting:

 

Crow T. Robot(Trace Beaulieu, Bill Corbett “Mystery Science Theater 3000″(1988-1999(soon to be revived in 2017)))

Tom Servo(Josh Weinstein, Kevin Murphy “Mystery Science Theater 3000″(1988-1998(soon to be revived in 2017)))

and Gypsy(Josh Weinstein, Jim Mallon, Patrick Bransteg “Mystery Science Theater 3000″(1988-1998(soon to be revived in 2017)))

Otherwise known as the ‘bots of the Satellite of Love on Mystery Science Theater 3000.  I know there was a 4th robot called “Cambot,” but since all it did was be the camera shooting the episodes, it would be kind of pointless for me to include him. Read more

Analytical Episode Guide:Everybody Loves Raymond (Season 6, Part 1)

 

Season six is where the series was starting to show some wear. Though not quite as good as the previous two the season was still pretty strong…Until the end, but that’s a rant we’ll get to in a couple weeks.

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Mad Searches

The words leave your soul to just fall out and bare, Read more

To Boldly Go The Great Star Trek Recap – Episode 64

Hello and welcome to To Boldly Go, where I weekly review every episode of Star Trek over the next few years.

TOS: The Tholian Web

Well this is a very rare episode. Gather round kids, and marvel at an episode that hardly features any William Shatner at all! I know, it’s unbelievable, but it’s true!

The plot is pretty simple: The Enterprise stumbles upon a ship that disappears, taking Kirk with it. Spock tries to wait for Kirk to re-materialize, but hostile aliens get in the way and start creating a net to catch the Enterprise. Kirk continues to float around as a ghost, so Spock takes a risk by high-tailing it out of the web and rematerializing Kirk before the oxygen in his suit runs out. And they all live happily ever after, and I’m sure the disappearing ship never comes back ever again to bother anyone. Read more

Movie Curiosities: Life

It seemed like we were on a pretty good roll. We had The Martian, we had Hidden Figures, we had Arrival and Tomorrowland, we had Gravity and Big Hero 6… I’m sure I’m forgetting a few. The point is that we’ve been seeing all these many and varied films made in the past few years to inspire a love of science. These were movies all about humanity as a whole coming together across all sociopolitical differences to solve problems and advance our understanding of the cosmos.

Then came the unfortunate critical and commercial tanking of The Space Between Us, and I started to worry. Especially when it would be so soon followed by this picture. Read more

Disguise

Cutting my hair, hiding my face.

Trying every new thing, to try and hide from him.

Maybe I’ll wear a ski mask, though it will hardly

matter; he seems to be able to spot me in a crowd.

I stay surrounded by friends, but still, my skin

crawls with disgust and fear. Now he’s threatening me,

Saying he’ll tell the whole school, what’s fucked up about me,

and why I’m not beautiful. While he thinks that will scare me,

his threats of violence are worse. So quickly now, I must disappear;

disguise myself, hide my fear.

 

Sorry guys, this is an update on my situation, he’s gone from just watching me, to making threats. If this persists, I am going to go to the authorities that may be. I am sick of feeling constantly watched and afraid. Sorry, but I had to get it out, and the words vomited onto the screen. Thank you kindly, anyone who reads this.

Movie Curiosities: Power Rangers (2017)

Back when “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers” first aired, I was hooked on every episode. I begged my parents for the toys. I beat the Game Gear movie tie-in. I didn’t just own the coloring books — I literally used them to wallpaper my room. I’d be embarrassed, but I was a grade school boy in the ’90s. At that age and that time, it probably would’ve been more embarrassing NOT to be a fan.

I was never surprised or upset to hear that Hollywood had finally gotten around to strip-mining such a core part of my childhood. It had to be my turn sooner or later, after all. But I did have to think long and hard about what my expectations were. Did I want something that tried to play everything straight and gritty? Yeah, right. Cheese is so thoroughly hardwired into the premise of this franchise that any such attempt would be deeply embarrassing. But I didn’t want the film to be so over-the-top goofball that it only exists because of nostalgia. Read more

Acid Storm

You are not much but a person make of stale bitters, Read more

Les’ Science Fiction Vehicles/Spacecraft Hall of Fame #18: Agent K’s 1986 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Sedan

Greetings, Manic Fans. Les here to continue my Science Fiction Vehicles/Spacecraft Hall of fame. One of the great things about science fiction is the fantastic ways they show how to get from point A to point B, whether it’s across town or across the Galaxy. I will induct a new craft at a time, give its origins, abilities, first appearances and why I think it’s amazing.

 

Today, I’m selecting:

 

Agent K’s 1986 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Sedan(“Men In Black”(1997))

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Living With It

Well,
this is very much a bad start of things, Read more

Beauty and the Beast (Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson) vs. Beauty and the Beast (Ariana Grande & John Legend)

Honestly, neither version can compare to the Angela Lansbury version. That’s the best and I think most people will agree that’s the best.

But there’s one thing that bugs me about the Ariana Grande and John Legend version. Listen to both covers and see if you can guess what it is…

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Les’ Science Fiction Aliens Hall of Fame #35: Centauri

Greetings, Manic Fans. Les here to continue my Science Fiction Aliens Hall of Fame. As before, I will induct a different alien from film or a television show that made an impression with me. Let’s face it, half the fun of great science fiction is the wonderful characters who came from other worlds. For each alien, I’ll give a detailed bio about their species, who portrayed them, first appearances and abilities and why I think they’re amazing.

 

Today, I’m selecting:

 

Centauri(Robert Preston “The Last Starfighter”(1984))

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Germano Comic With Words

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Hunted

Watched, always watched.

Eyes on me, pinning me to the floor.

Fear, breath escapes me.

Shaking, unable to hide from those eyes.

Desperation, he won’t let me go.

Running, not able to get away

Pathetic, he begs me to forgive his lies.

Just let me go, I want to be free.

I have the eyes of the hunted.

 

Outstanding Content of the Week 3/11/17 to 3/17/17

Hello and welcome to another Outstanding Content of the Week. Without further ado let’s get started.

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Analytical Episode Guide:Everybody Loves Raymond (Season 5, Part 5)

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Alex and His Pen: Dark Tower Film Has Poster but Not Trailer

Merry X-mas Comic with words

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Les’ Science Fiction Robots/Androids/Cyborgs Hall of Fame #8: Mr. Data

Greetings, Manic Fans. Les here to continue my Robots/Androids/Cyborgs Hall of Fame. Science Fiction has had a huge impact on artificial intelligence and mechanical advancements in robotics through the wonderful characters that fall into those 3 categories. Whether it’s a mechanical man, a part man/part machine, or an artificial person, these characters frequently show us personalities that end up being just as, or more human than we are. And so, I will select a new Robot/Android/Cyborg at a time. I’ll give it’s origin, abilities, actor portrayal, first appearance and why I think they’re amazing.

 

Today, I’m selecting:

 

Mr. Data(Brent Spiner “Star Trek The Next Generation”(1987-2002))

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