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The Supergirl Syndrome

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Podcasts, Visual Stimulation | 0 comments

Hello everyone! Please let me explain to you a  phrase that started on the show over and over. Something we like to call, The Supergirl Syndrome. This is a reference to Dan and his love for the 1984 Supergirl film. has been commonly known that when your a kid everything is great. Everyone remembers how awesome cartoons were and the love you had for them. Then it happens, you get older and not interested in them anymore and time passes on. Then one day you decide to go back and watch something you loved as a kid. As you sit down to relive the joy and happiness this cartoon/T.V. show/movie gave you when you were easily amused, a confused and worrisome look covers your face and you ask yourself, “What the hell am I watching?! This is awful! How the hell...

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Flash Gordon

Posted by on Jun 8, 2015 in Saturday Morning Cartoons, Visual Stimulation | 0 comments

Shortly after Star Wars came out, I was still soaking up any kind of SF TV i could find. I was around 11 or 12 when I first saw the New Adventures of Flash Gordon on NBC. Made by Filmation, who would later bring us Masters of The Universe, this cartoon was a labor of love for producer Lou Scheimer, who was a fan of the Alex Raymond comic strips and the serials of the 40’s.  This series ran for two seasons from 1979 to 1982 and was originally conceived as a made-for-TV film, but was restructured as a weekly series. NBC was unhappy with the serial type storytelling of the first season and revamped the show to be more episodic, as well as adding the ubiquitous goofy sidekick animal, and it was cancelled shortly thereafter. The show featured all...

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Donny and Marie!!!

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in T.V., Visual Stimulation | 0 comments

When I was a young lad, one of the most successful types of TV shows were the variety shows. They would have singing, dancing, and humor from the hosts of the show and their guest stars, usually the popular performers of the time. My family loved these shows. I can remember sitting down with my mom and dad and watching each week, singing along with the songs. One of my favorites was Donny and Marie, featuring brother and sister duo, Donny and Marie Osmond. Donny had previously gained fame as a member of the then- popular singing group, The Osmonds, and Marie was the first female member of the family to join the boys. Donny and Marie were 18 and 16, respectively, when they were offered their own show on ABC. The show, created by Sid and Marty Kroft,...

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Legionnaires pt 2

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Comic Books, Saturday Morning Cartoons | 0 comments

This week’s installment focuses on the Legionnaire known as Timber Wolf!Timber Wolf is Brin Londo and first appeared in Adventure Comics 327 as Lone Wolf. He was basically Wolverine before Marvel did Wolverine. Here is a link to a fantastic origin page for Timber Wolf: http://majorspoilers.com/2007/06/10/hero-history-timber-wolf/ The costume from these pictures was designed by the legendary Dave Cockrum, who would later draw Wolverine.In fact, when Cockrum later took over drawing the X-men and helped create the Imperial Guard, he patterned Guardsman Fang after T. Wolf After his costume is destroyed, Wolverine kills Fang and takes his. Timber Wolf has had multiple costume variationsHe was featured in the Legion animated seriesHe was in long-running relationship with Light Lass. One of the best Timber Wolf tales takes place in Legion of Super-Heroes v.3 issue 13 and spotlights Brin as he  attempts to honor the...

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Dungeons and Dragons!!!

Posted by on May 30, 2015 in Saturday Morning Cartoons | 0 comments

I was just getting into AD&D when this gem came out in 1983. I was in my mid-teens and it wasn’t cool to watch cartoons anymore(not that we were really concerned with what was cool), but I can remember several of us getting together on Saturday mornings to watch this. The plots were fairly straightforward and it really had about as much to do with D&D as GI Joe did with the U. S.military, but we enjoyed it, if only for the opportunity to mock it. The characters names are awful(Presto the magician?) and they have classes that didn’t exisit in D&D(acrobat?) and the voice cast was B-list heaven(Donnie Most from Happy Days and Willie Ames from Eight is Enough) but we enjoyed it nonetheless.   A co-production of Marvel Productions(!) and TSR, the show originally ran from 1983 through...

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Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Posted by on May 29, 2015 in T.V., Visual Stimulation | 0 comments

In the late 1970’s, there was very little science fiction to be found on TV. Star Wars was still in the theatre, but TV was pretty much a sci-fi wasteland. The one bright star was Buck Rogers in the 25th Century! I loved this show as kid. It starred Gil Gerard as Buck and Erin Gray as Col. Wilma Deering. Buck’s sidekick, a small humanoid robot named Twiki, was voiced by the legendary Mel Blanc. The show dealt with Buck being awoken from 500 years of suspended animation and his adapting to life in the future.  The first episode test so well, it was released as theatrical film before airing on NBC. The first season takes place on an Earth where most of the planet is a wasteland and everyone lives in domed cities. The second season send Buck...

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