Archive for July, 2013

Deadpool the video game!?

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

I was aware. Now this playlist has the wonderful walkthrough and some other stuff. Spoilers abound.

I won’t watch this for I don’t have that much data, nor hours to watch it, and I want to play this game spoiler free.

All of that said of course I can embed this video as well, which features a lot of the wonderful jokes.

I cannot watch this either for the same reason.

why I don’t like the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

I’m feeling especially derivative here.

1. They (Jeff Loeb) canceled Spectacular Spiderman which was debatebly the best Spiderman show/adaptation to date.
2. Ultimate Spiderman, even though it has Ultimate in the title, has almost nothing to do with the Ultimate Spiderman comic universe.
3. Spiderman acts more like Deadpool than Spiderman (continiously breaking the 4th wall), not to mention the TERRIBLE jokes, compared to the cracking jokes from the comics (or Spectacular Spiderman/90’s Spiderman TAS)

I liked all Spectacular Spiderman episodes, only liked 3~4 episodes of the episodes aired thus far (First episode with Hulk as Guest Star, Green Goblin 2-parter and S2 episode with the Lizard).
I grew up with the 60’s spiderman cartoon (which aired during the 80’s too), but mostly the 90’s Spiderman (and X-men) cartoon.
For me it is now Spectacular > 90’s Spiderman > Spiderman Unlimited > MTV’s Spiderman > Ultimate Spiderman > 60’s Spiderman.

I mostly blame Jeff Loeb though. Ever since his kid died of cancer, it seems he has made it his job to cancel good stuff and replace it with crap.
He canceled:
Wolverine and the X-men, which was imo a great show compared to X-Men Evolution (But slightly less good than X-Men TAS)
Spectacular Spiderman
Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes with HIS new (ultimate) avengers show so it can be in the same continuity as Ultimate Spiderman. Plus Loeb is against “story arcs”. Heck, to save face he said that the new show will be a “continuation” of the previous Avengers:EMH and resolve some of the plot lines. Which fans of the 3 above shows know Loeb is lying about.

My reasons specifically is that

  1. I liked Spectacular Spider-Man and while I understand that Marvel/Disney/Loeb cancelled a successful cartoon show to make more money, assert creative control, centralize licensing, and have a Spider-Man show with Marvel guest stars, they did so by eliminating a program before the story arcs could be resolved.  In doing so they also terminated a good program.
  2. Deadpool is a multifaceted character who has, as part of his schtick, a habit of breaking the fourth wall.  Breaking the fourth wall is where the character is not simply narrating or thinking but addressing the viewer directly and taking his personal narrative out of the story.  That schtick is not part of a Spider-Man’s repertoire.    He doesn’t do that.  Deadpool does do that.  This Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon has Spider-Man making less wisecracks to the villain and telling less jokes.  Instead he breaks the fourth wall for comedy.  Many fans of the show, bless them for having whatever tastes float their respective boats, assume that that sort of comedy is inherent to the character when in fact this is a first for him.  Deadpool is appearing on the cartoon show, taking his normal schtick with him.  This will not help Spidey stay unique on his own show.

Now here’s how you make a pilot!

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Don’t read the spoiler until it’s over.

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How is it that fan films can get the essence of these heroes and yet a person given an entire TV pilot can’t capture Wonder Woman right?

Podcast 10: Man of Steel

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Michael Hutchison discusses the new Man of Steel movie with Erik Burnham, writer of Ghostbusters, TMNT, and Scarlet Spider.

Beyond and Behind the Trek

Monday, July 1st, 2013

The internet hosts a large quantity of videos depicting interviews with various actors and creators from the Star Trek franchise, including all six television series and twelve feature films, as well as Convention appearances of same.

I certainly have not viewed all of these although I’ve seen a lot.  I reckon that together these could present a wonderful tapestry as to the workings behind all these wonderful programs that we’ve grown to enjoy and has helped us escape from our lives here and there.  Or in the case of some videos and events it is just great fun.

Naturally I’m talking about cataloging all of these uploaded videos.  That sounds like something I would do.