Tag Archives: Space Opera

Chupacabracon VI is over and was great fun!

The Austin area’s primary gaming convention coincides at a bad time but I always go with it first because we don’t have anything better nor closer (allegedly HavenCon is trying to turn that around). GenCon is in Indiacrapolis (pass), DragonCon … Continue reading

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Melody Anderson & Sam Jones

I got to meet Dale and Flash together! Well, as above, their real names of the stars from what will always be an underrated movie that should’ve had sequels. They were guests at GACC (almost done). Since I have met … Continue reading

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Brief preview/blurb on the Greater Austin Comic Con

What a weekend. I think the first one without hockey in a while and I spent a good chunk of it sponsoring, okay, shopping/spending money at our first comic convention really focused on comics. Sure, we have WizWorld near the … Continue reading

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The Last Jedi: MUST SEE!

NO SPOILERS…SO RELAX! The saga picks up shortly after the end of The Force Awakens as Rey meets exiled Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, obviously asking him to train her because the Force appears to be strong in her. Meanwhile, General Leia … Continue reading

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The Ice Pirates on Blu-Ray

This little-known comedy starring Robert Urich (there’s a memorable name) was something I must’ve seen a dozen times on cable because Showtime and HBO played it to death in 1985. Then Waterloo Records had it on Blu-Ray like Night of the … Continue reading

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Must See

The superhero team from 2014 I thought wouldn’t succeed, due to their obscurity, is back. This time the focus is on Starlord/Peter’s father. This isn’t a spoiler because you see it in the commercials/trailers. All the humorous infighting is there, Drax … Continue reading

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Sam Jones, my favorite Flash Gordon!

Sam Jones is best known for being Flash Gordon in the 1980 movie of the same name. He’s my favorite person to play the role because the Buster Crabbe is silly and the 2007 TV show was just plain awful. … Continue reading

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Pathetic tailgaters…who can save you now?

Somehow I don’t think Ming the Merciless drives a hatchback…unless he’s still in exile from Mongo, plotting to get his throne back.

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RIP Christopher Lee

The consummate villain for sixty years and Ian Fleming’s cousin to boot! I had the good (or bad) fortune to see his work in the Hammer films as a kid. For some reason, WCIA-3 in Champaign, IL would have a … Continue reading

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Masters of the Universe

I was a college student when Masters of the Universe came and went circa 1987. Obviously I didn’t bother to see it. There were other more interesting things to do, namely acquiring a taste for beer (aka, drinking it without make … Continue reading

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Multi-Pass!

These Retro action figures just keep getting better and better in their selection of titles! I need to get off my duff to post the Star Trek, Alien and Predator ones I have. Oh yeah, and my Lo Pan from Big Trouble … Continue reading

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Jupiter Ascending: Worth Seeing

The Wachowskis’ latest outing is a space opera which was probably already dead on arrival due to critics and their sycophants making up their mind in advance; plus the movie being re-scheduled from last Summer didn’t help. In short, Warner Brothers should’ve … Continue reading

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Darth Vader #1; main selling point is its ties to Marvel Star Wars

Marvel’s second Star Wars title focuses on the movie’s original villain and his activities after the Death Star’s destruction. Unlike most comics in which the characters’ story rarely overlaps into another title; e.g. Batman events are rarely mention in say Justice League … Continue reading

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Star Wars body count

Despite the annoying yet infectious ©Rap music accompanying this (then again, so is small pox and I don’t want it), someone with too much time on their hands figured out how many people kissed it in the only good Star Wars trilogy. They … Continue reading

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Pinball…ahh! Savior of the Universe!

Pinballz finally brought in one of the coolest looking machines from a movie I have often loved! Alamo Drafthouse once called it the new Wizard of Oz for today’s homosexual generation. Probably due to the colors and garish fashion. Who cares! Flash … Continue reading

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