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Old Dreams of Godaikin Revisited

In 1984, was 14 and almost as big a nerd as I am today. Those were heady days indeed. Comics were coming into the mainstream zeitgeist, video games were about to really explode after a lull, and music just kept on improving. The beautiful thing about progress is that if you choose to stay behind,… Continue reading Old Dreams of Godaikin Revisited

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Alita: Battle Angel

   I don't usually get out to new movies. I don't really get out much at all unless I am browsing antique malls, second hand stores, and yard sales. Yesterday, like my Aquaman outing last month, was an exception.     Alita: Battle Angel was a really great interpretation of the anime, and I am… Continue reading Alita: Battle Angel

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Mobile Suit Gundam is getting the Live Action Treatment

   This is welcome news. A live action #Gundam film, but which version? I'm old school and would love to see the original MSG 1979. It's more doable from a budget standpoint, and would be a great jumping off platform for the franchise. We do know that this will be set in the "Universal Century", which… Continue reading Mobile Suit Gundam is getting the Live Action Treatment

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Studio Ghibli: Princess Mononoke (1997)

Princess Mononoke, Studio Ghibli (1997)    So, I guess, I’ve been living under a rock for roughly 20 years now. I have never seen this movie. Sure, I’ve heard of it, but when I watch Japanese Animation it’s usually containing Ninja, Samurai or Giant Mechs & Kaiju. It is entirely understandable how a movie about a… Continue reading Studio Ghibli: Princess Mononoke (1997)

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Sunday Morning Super Dimension Fortress One Fun

   So it’s Sunday. Sunday’s used to be a dull day. Nothing to watch on TV, except the occasional b-roll cartoon like Galtar or some other show that just wasn’t cut out for Saturday mornings. While I do have a soft spot in my heart for even those shows, nothing compares to choosing what you want to… Continue reading Sunday Morning Super Dimension Fortress One Fun

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Let’s Go, Voltron…

   Voltron: Legendary Defender, was released on June 10th. I cannot recommend this new show enough. I was 15 when Voltron: Defender of the Universe was released in North America from a retooled Beast King: Go Lion. Back then, I enjoyed the show a lot, it wasn’t my favorite but is was fun… until they tried splicing in Armored Fleet… Continue reading Let’s Go, Voltron…