Saturday, May 9, 2015

Romero's Joker

Watching this first season of Batman I'm so impressed with the casting of all the actors, even some of the henchmen. I've always given Cesar Romero's portrayal of the Joker short shrift, but now I'm really enjoying it.  He doesn't have quite the complexity of Hamill's Joker, but try as he might not to, Nicholson cribbed a lot from Romero for his portrayal.  I have no idea what the late Heath Ledger was taking from, but that really wasn't the Joker anyway, just some clown in costume makeup pretending to be Mr. J.  But of course I digress in the grumpiest of old man sort of ways, don't I?

Friday, May 8, 2015

I don't feel so well, Dave...

My computer died a slow death the other day, hence posts here may be fewer this month than norma.  I'm not really fussed about it, though I was really getting back into writing regularly and now that's come to a (brief) end.  Still, I think it'll be nice to get a new computer, and this one lasted almost 6 years, which is pretty good in computer time.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

A Batman video

These new DVDs look so good, you'd think the show was filmed last year.  It makes me really happy to know the elements were taken such good care of. I wonder how well the sets are selling now.

Friday, May 1, 2015

The First Doctor

"I don't make threats." The Doctor, from the seventh story "The Sensorites".

It's interesting watching the First Doctor in action.  I've seen about the same amount of episodes of One and Two, but the First is in the lower rung of my favorites out of the original run.  Perhaps it's because he looked so old in my eyes, which of course is all relative.  Now that I'm getting to watch more of his episodes and seeing how the Doctor's lore has been expounded upon in the new series, his comments like that stand out a lot more than they would have even ten years ago.  It's kind of fun.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Nick Bockwinkel vs Verne Gagne part 1 (1979)

In honor of Verne's passing, here's the first part of a classic match between Verne and the also legendary Nick Bockwinkel. It's sourced from a Japanese source, but the commentary isn't necessary to enjoy the match- the sure sign of two great performers!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Xenorama #19 on the move

So far I've only got two pages of the next issue done, but I'm expecting the Prince Planet episode guide to take up quite a few pages.  So if anyone is so inclined to contribute, get your articles in now!  I've also got articles on Thunderbirds Are Go! (the movie) and La Mujer Murcielago (1968) which you can read a bit about here

Monday, April 27, 2015

RIP Verne Gagne

The AWA legend has passed away.  The AWA was the promotion in my territory, before I understood the concept.  The first two shows I went to were AWA shows, to see the Road Warriors beat up the Freebirds.  I thoroughly enjoyed both of them, and wish I had started going much earlier, before the AWA talent pool was getting eaten up by Crocket and Vince.