Archive for August, 2014

Is Ares the Teen Idol in Question?

Saturday, August 9th, 2014
Lynda Carter

now why would they hire her to play Wonder Woman? I wonder…

I was skimming TitanTV.com for tonight’s broadcast television schedule and I clicked the episode for tonight’s Wonder Woman on MeTV. I found the title and the summary of the episode to be remarkably incongruous.

Wonder Woman
WSYMDT2 – 47.2Sat, 8/09, 8:00 PM 1 hr
“My Teenage Idol Is Missing”
9/22/1978, Action, Sci-fi, Fantasy, Family, Adventure
The Amazons crush the war god, Ares, and Zeus charges them to hold him prisoner as warriors on a secret island; centuries later, an U.S. Air Force pilot is lured to crash land on the island and the commotion allows Ares to escape.

I would never expect the title for a show about the war god Ares to be “My Teenage Idol is missing” although I suppose that fits overall with that particular series.

Pinky and the Brain at Dragon Con

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Pinky and the Brain

Here is a convention panel with Maurice LaMarche and Rob Paulsen. I love to hear my favorite cartoon characters cuss.

Remember DM of the Rings?

Friday, August 1st, 2014

DM Rings headerI remember DM of the Rings.  Now scroll to the bottom there, or I’ll just link to the first one.

Now Lord of the Rings is such a basis for so many tropes, elements, and now-cliches in more or less half of the genre that we cover here, or perhaps ALL OF THE GENRES we cover here, depending on what you or your average literature major judge, that even though I had not read the books before I saw the movie, I knew how the movie(s) was/were going to go.  Almost none of these movies spoil me because I am genre-savvy.  Therefore I am genre-savvy enough to anticipate events with the foundation-story.

Naturally role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons have Tolkien to thank for their lore, their content.

DM of the Rings, DM standing for Dungeon Master, operated under the premise that the foundation for much of our fan-favorite fantasy fiction did not exist, albeit with something else to inspire the stuff, and the specifics first appeared as a roleplaying game.

I read much of this….. I don’t remember where I was… I think a local all-night coffeehouse in East Lansing, way way back in the day.  I remember rainy nights. I loved those.  Bad internet. Barely enough plugs and outlets for a college town with one wifi-enabled coffee shop.