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Jungle Girl #1 - Comics From The Basement

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This week I review, Jungle Girl #1, from Dynamite Comics, published in 2007

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Blog Version There are some character types that are created that despite everything, ends up sticking around, and this weeks comic is certainly a testament to that fact, with Jungle Girl #1.

Now the character type called a 'jungle girl' is something we've all seen at one point or another, a woman scantly clad in an animal print attire (normally some variation of bikini), and often have a similar background to Tarzan, as in being a child raised in the jungle by the beasts.

Now it's said the character originated with Rima in the 1904 novel Green Mansions, and some variations of the character type include Ayla from the classic RPG Chrono Trigger, Christa on Land of the Lost, Jungle Grrrl in the Women of Wrestling wrestling promotion, Leela on Doctor Who, and Ursula from George of the Jungle.

Now getting back to the task at hand, Jungle Girl #1, from Dynamite Comics which was publ…

Lets Play Grandia II: Epic Defeat on New Valmar

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Scroll down to the bottom for the Live Stream Replay

It's that time again... time for a post-stream blog on my latest Live! From The Basement.... and boy did things get wonky in this one... as I tear through New Valmar... well not really, it's more like stumbling around, getting annoyed with the bugs that just eat magical attacks... and then getting a rude reminder about why I prefer having four party members instead of three.

In the two hours of game play I did today, it ended up in a series of boss battles (and me trying to keep up with the dialog as Zera can't understand how humanity is overcoming the minions of the revived god (Valmar), as well as the resurrection and return of Millenia.(Yay!). Basically, Zera believes he should just wipe out the world, and then proceeds to cut off Roan and Tio from Ryudo,Elena and Millenia...

Which of course leads to me having to talk about the epic defeat to the tongue of Valmar.... as you've seen in previous Live Streams... I …

Tales From The TARDIS - Edge of Destruction

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This week we go over part one of 'The Edge of Destruction'



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Hello and Welcome to the Basement and welcome to Tales From The TARDIS To recap, The Doctor, Ian, Susan and Barbara have helped the Thals defeat the Daleks for good (only to be retconned thanks to the Daleks popularity), and have left Skaro,.. so what happened next? That's what we're going over this week, in part one of Edge of Destruction entitled, The Edge of Destruction

The Doctor attempts to correct some circuitry but it causes an explosions and everyone is knocked out, Barbara is the first to recover, she awakens Ian and Susan, who has a bout of amnesia, but the Doctor is out with a wound on his head. Susan, seeing her grandfather hurt, tends to him but also becomes convinced that the TARDIS is under control of an alien presence (would not be the last time that happens!)

What seemingly validates Susan's fears, is that The TARDIS itself starts to act strangely, with the doors opening and t…

First Impressions: Fuller House

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New Vlog N Blog... Like many I binged watched all 13 episodes of Fuller House... and so here are my thoughts on it... note this was recorded just before 4 in the AM



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So... its... approaching 4 AM in the morning after binge watching all 13 episodes of Fuller House... and I have to say, I'm one of those who love this series. It started off with a great nostalgia look of Full House... and while the show being on Netflix, and got a little bit edgier than the original show, they kept the same family friendly vibe that made the original show beloved.

First off... the cast have great chemistry, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin (Who alone justifies the nickname Fuller Blouse) and Andrea Barber worked great off each other as kids when they played DJ, Stephanie and Kimmy, and that chemistry was still there, and the kid actors certainly held up their end of the bargain. Then there is the supporting cast, Juan Pablo Di Pace as Fernando (Kimmy's ex husband with …

Back The Ghostheads Documentary Kickstarter

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That's right, I'm backing The Ghostheads Kickstarter... and I'm going to explain why, and hopefully you'll join in and back it too!



For More About Ghostheads & To Back The Kickstarter Campaign Visit www.ghostheadsmovie.com

And Follow The Project on Twitter @GhostheadsMovie

The Blog Version Hey everybody, Fred Casden here... anyone that has watched what I produce on my YouTube and Daily Motion channels, should notice that in the background is Mr. Stay-Puft... which is an indicator that I am a Ghosthead... a fan of the Ghostbusters franchise.

My personnel fandom goes back to the 80s, now I wasn't old enough to see the original film in theaters... but it was a movie that my dad had on VHS... and I grew up watching the Real Ghostbusters cartoon series, I had a lot of of the action figures as a kid... granted the only one I still have is Peter Venkman from the Super Fright Featured line... saw Ghostbusters II in theaters in 1989, and when Extreme Ghostbusters came …

This Week With The SuperHeroes: Feb 26, 2016

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This week's topics include iZombie, Marjorie Liu's problem with the casting of Iron Fist, this weeks television shows which includes The X-Files, Supergirl, Agent Carter, The Flash, Arrow & Legends of Tomorrow...



BLOG / SCRIPT Version It's the week of February 26, 2016, it was an interesting week in terms of the show on TV, but we'll get that later... and some folks DM'ed on Twitter (@FredCasden) wondering why I do this on Friday's, the answer is this, i watch every show a day after it airs because for whatever reason Comcast's broadcast TV signal sucks, their on-demand and TvGo services are flawless... which does raises questions about the amount I pay for them.

Anyway over the course of this past week I watched iZombie Season 1 on Netflix... and I loved it. Now (shocker) I have not read the comics the show is based on, but the show is done in such a way that it doesn't matter, it's very easy to get into, and I wished I did much sooner, cause n…

Basement Matinee - The SAW Franchise

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The SAW Franchise certainly made it's money... but is it something I enjoyed?

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From 2004 to 2010, the SAW Franchise held a strangle hold on late October with 7 films that had a combined gross of over $870 Million dollars, with the stimated cost of each film being a total of about $65 Million... so to say the films made serious 'bank' is of course an understatement. And I'm all for people making money. And I understand the series has its fan-base, and they are excited for 'Saw: Legacy'

The thing is... I don't consider SAW to be a horror franchise, because for me, it is a constant example and reminder of the low standards I had when it comes to movie. With the exception of the first film, which is more of a psychological thriller that I do consider a classic, the remaining films rely on shock kills, and over the top antics, that have basically earned SAW the nickname of torture porn, relying on shock, and basically a 'can we top t…

Lets Play Star Trek Online: All That Glitters

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Are you familiar with Voyager's Emergency Medical Hologram? He's quite unique, even for an old EMH Mark I. Now he holds rank in Starfleet in his own right! We've received a message that the Doctor requires assistance to deal with a medical situation on an Ocampa freighter in the Shenda system. He is currently en route in one of Voyager's shuttles. Normally I would send a medical Vessel, but we have seen a spike in Vaadwaur attacks and I want to make sure he has all the resources he will need. Could you go to the Shenda system and assist the Doctor?



So we're back to the actual story, and as you can tell by the mission intro, we have a special guest for this mission, The Doctor, voiced by Robert Picardo, who played the character for seven seasons on Star Trek: Voyager. Much like Ethan Phillips as Neelix, Picardo steps seamlessly back into a role. The voice work is rather solid, in my opinion.

Now this mission itself, is rather well balanced, opening in space, beam…

Nosalgia Trip - Quantum Leap

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This week's Nostalgia Trip is a quite a 'Quantum Leap'

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BLOG VERSIONTheorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Doctor Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator - and vanished. He awoke to find himself trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not his own, and driven by an unknown force to change history for the better. His only guide on this journey is Al, an observer from his own time, who appears in the form of a hologram that only Sam can see and hear. And so Doctor Beckett finds himself leaping from life to life, striving to put right what once went wrong and hoping each time that his next leap... will be the leap home.

That my friends, is the opening narration, or one of them, for Quantum Leap, one of the most unique televised sci-fi series of all time.

Created by Donald P Bellsario... the guy behind other shows like Magnum PI, Airworlf, JAG and NCIS (Wouldn't that be a hell of…

WWE Fastlane Review

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So I only had two predictions right, but I suspect one match result changed in regard to an injury. And also keep in mind, I don't view things as most other wrestling fans as far as my review of tonight's event goes.



Additional Thoughts: Yeah since I recorded this without a script I forgot what I was going to say in regard to the finish of the six-man tag, that being with the Wyatts losing, the main event was changed in terms of eliminating Brock from the equation. Not that actually helped matters. And yes I'm very interested to see how the hell the WWE is going to see Reigns vs Triple H when the match people would've been interested in was Ambrose vs Triple H.

Nash #1 - Comics From The Basement

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This week's Comic Book is Nash #1, from Image Comics in 1999

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Pro wrestling in the late-90s certainly led to a number of things, that in the long run for the industry itself none of which has been positive, however, since the WWE (then WWF) and WCW were so popular, a number of in-ring stars ended up getting their very own comic books. Now wrestlers in comics is not new, the WWF had a short run with Valiant comics in the early 90s, and WCW even had a full series with Marvel... but those comics did have something to do with wrestling. This week's comic, Nash #1 from Image Comics... does not.

PLOT: Set in an apocalyptic future (as if there is any other kind), a man name Cyrus Storm and his organization the Citadel control the world's food supply, the upper class live in domed cities and get food, and are rather content, the lower class live in the wastelands, scavenging for whatever they can find to survive... but their hope... a 7 foot tall vigilante…

WWE Fastlane Predictions

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Yes that's right I'm giving my predictions for tonight's WWE pay-per-view special, Fastlane... will my comments on certain message board heroes cause trolls and dislikes...that is almost a guarantee. But that's the thing about wrestling fans... if you don't share the 'majority' opinion, you're beneath them... but if I was afraid of backlash, I wouldn't be here.



Predictions Run Down
Jericho over Styles
Wyatt Family over Ryback, Big Show & Kane
Dolph Ziggler over the Qubeccer
Becky & Sasha over Team Incredibly Bad
Brie over Charlotte
Kalisto over Del Rio
Ambrose over Lesnar & Reigns

Lets Play Grandia II: The Testing Of Ryudo's Soul

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So after a delay thanks to me choosing to see Deadpool last Sunday, we're back in the next installment of my Grandia II play-through, and yes, this was actually streamed LIVE on YouTube (The replay is posted down below if you want to see it!).
Now where do I even begin... well, how about with me trying to remember where to go in the 'Birthplace of the God'. Yes there is the arrow pointing me in the right direction, but still for most of the game I was going off of memory from when I first played this on the Playstation 2 over 15 years ago. That said, my style of playing the game certainly payed off as everyone is now at level 50 (except Mareg and Millenia cause they are, you know... dead...) and only one battle gave me fits (thanks in part to my own stupidity Tio got knocked down to the red).
The 'true' backstory for Valmar and Granas was certainly epic, but something about it bugs me... and it's mainly the previous civilization deal being more advanced than …

Doctor Who Tales From The Tardis The Rescue

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This week we're going over part seven of 'The Dalek' serial...

Ian, Barbara and the surviving members of their party try to find a way into the Dalek City whilst Alydon prepares the other Thals for an attack. But only the Doctor and Susan are aware of the full extent of the threat the Daleks pose...



Additional Notes: Yes, I changed the intro, since I figured I'd make a logo for this little show, still going to keep the clip of footage in there since the BBC does not have an issue with it. Other thoughts on this particular episode of Doctor Who is that how quickly the Daleks demise was reversed much of their near instant popularity, and one could argue that this story was the cause of Doctor Who moving from being 'fairly' educational to the more sci-fi adventure approach that it would evolve into.


Vlog Production NotesAdditional Footage From Doctor Who The Rescue BBC, 1964

Additional Music Doctor Who Theme Ron Granier RCA, 1980

Next Week we'll be going over part…

Lets Play Star Trek Online: With Friends Like These...

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The Federation Starship, the U.S.S. Voyager, stirred this area of space Their experiences here helped to embolden many, and the species in the Delta Quadrant have taken more efforts to travel across this part of space. Unfortunately many of them have not found common ground among one another.

We need to see this region stabilized, or threats like the Iconians or the Undine will march through the Sphere gateways and into the Alpha Quadrant. Your task is to survey where the political winds are blowing. The more knowledge we have, the better able we will be to react to the situation out here. So this is another 'explore the quadrant' series of missions, basically to introduce new daily missions for players to do to obtain marks for the Delta Reputation system. There isn't much new added to the ongoing story against the Vaadwaur... actually I take that back, the 'fifth' mission, entitled 'Reconnaissance' does but I'll get to that in a bit

Like some other…

This Week With The SuperHeroes Feb 19

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This week I give my thoughts on the 'Fair Use' controversy, the 'villain' from the upcoming Ghostbusters in name only film, the Daredevil season 2 trailer, and give my thoughts on this weeks episodes of X-Files, Flash, Arrow and others...

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Fair Use As many know Doug Walker over at Channel Awesome has been crying about 'Fair Use' in recent weeks, and while he choosing to do on YouTube, I've been trying to find out the policy on the subject from folks at WWE, CBS, FOX, ABC & Disney... it certainly is interesting in trying to find the right person to speak too. I did get some leads, and hopefully I will be able to get some actual answers to my questions

. If fact I had contact with Ms Gloria Stabolito at ABC studios, who stated that ABC has a strict policy that they do not allow YouTube use, and that YouTube is aware of said policy. So if you use content from ABC, best to get rid of it ASAP! On the flip side, the BBC has pol…

Opinion: The Last Blue Collar Team In Baseball

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With players reporting for Spring Training... I find myself thinking of the last team that in the Major Leagues that one could call blue collar...



Player have reported to the spring training locations for the 30 teams that make up the Major Leagues, as a sign that the 2016 Baseball season is nearly upon us. And I can't help but look back at the last team of characters that baseball had... the 1993 Philadelphia Phillies.

Think of every cliche 'team sports' film you can think of, from the Bad News Bears to Major League and beyond... the 93 Phillies were the real life embodiment of that. A group of guys who on the whole, did not resemble what we've come to accept as 'athletes' in baseball. That's because they weren't athletes... they were ball players. These were guys, just on appearance alone looked like they belong playing softball, hanging in a bar, or in jail (ironically enough Lenny Dykstra ended up doing prison time), basically they did look like gu…

Lets Play Star Trek Online: The Kobali Front Part 4

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Today we blitz the final 'act' of the Kobali front, and if you want to see or rather hear me get frustrated and why I normally edited game plays... this is the video for you. While I fully understand and appreciate the idea behind 'war zones' (which is basically the approach for every world on Star Wars The Old Republic), the frustration of seeing swarms of enemies with absurdly quick re-spawning is something that gets really old really damn quick.

Anyway, it's basically the final push on the ground, to take out the Vaadwar's anti-Kobali supplies, so it's a lot of 'pew pew' while looking for certain objectives... said objectives are of course swarming with enemies and to say I need to re-spawn a few times is an understatement. The only positives of this is that the mission doesn't reset your objectives for being defeated.

That said, the conclusion of the Kobali Front story arc sets up key elements for missions we'll be covering down the ro…

Nostalgia Trip - Full House

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Hello and welcome to the Basement... and it's time for a Nostalgia Trip... as I try to explain 'Full House'



Whatever happened to predictability, the newsman, the paperboy, evening TV?

Well... on February 26 on Netflix, the much anticipated Fuller House will be premiering... and of course this means people are feeling nostalgic for Full House, which ran on ABC from 1987 to 1995, and probably are looking up clips, and episodes... and there is a good chance... they are coming across the profanity filled rant from The N.C...

Now for those unaware, the basic premise to Full House was this, a widower played by Bob Saget, has to raise three children, and gets the help from his brother-in-law, played by John Stamos, and best friend, played by Dave Coulier. It was your standard, by the number sitcom in the same vein as the Brady Bunch and Step by Step. Every plot was designed to be resolve with in an episode (with a handful of two-parters taking place), and normally with some …

Superman: At Earth's End - Comics From The Basement

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This week I relaunch my comic book series, and I'm going to do it as an actual REVIEW, no more page by page summaries.... and we're starting off with Superman: At Earth's End!



Elseworlds: Elseworld takes a well-known character and plonks them into a potentially wildly different location and situation. This can add some freshness to a character which allows them to act a different way than normal canon might allow. DC Comics literally calls this 'elseworld', while Marvel tends to go with 'What if...'

Plot: The Earth has suffered an apocalypse, and Superman's trying to save Gotham City! But, is there anything worth saving?

Writer: Tom Veitch - Best known for being the writer being Star Wars resurgence with Star Wars: Dark Empire with Dark Horse Comics.

Artist: Frank Gomez, not much known on hi,. but has done a lot of work with DC

Positives of the comic: Superman battles Twin Clones of Hitler, the infamous 'Superman' I AM A MAN meme was born here

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Movie Matinee - Deadpool

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So yeah, as most know, I'm not the biggest movie goer out there, but I did go see the latest Marvel flick from 20th Century Fox...



Summary: This is indeed a Deadpool movie, with all the fourth wall breaks you'd expect, Surprised to see that they made the Merc with the Mouth a more sympathetic character, but it worked with the story being told.

Rating: 4 out 5

Pros: Most of the characters are very well developed, special effects looked great, very funny

Cons: The Villains were bland

Lets Play Star Trek Online: The Kobali Front Part 3

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We're back to Star Trek Online... as I've been struggling with two flashpoints in Star Wars The Old Republic... and it's back to the Kobali front! Two combat heavy missions are accomplished today, 'Hidden Assault' and 'A New Warfare', which concludes Act II of this series of missions. Your crew will be heading to the Kobali's hills base and then finding data from a scouting party which you take the a hidden base> The only danger here is the Vaadwaur portals in the area. Then....well let's face it, it's a combat heavy dash to find the Vaadwaur's data on the Anti-Kobali virus at not one, not two... but THREE bases, the last of which involves your crew being trapped and fighting off four waves of enemies. And if that's not enough, you're off to find the original strain of the virus... and it's a bit of a slug fest, but thankfully did not need to respawn once.

Tales From The TARDIS: The Ordeal

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While Ian, Barbara and their Thal friends try to find a way into the Dalek City through the mountains, the Doctor, Susan and Alydon attempt to make their own way in.Additional Thoughts: This episode showed the positives of the serial aspect, while yes there are sometimes dull episodes and a story can get drawn out too long, you can often get episodes like this that sets up everything for the epic conclusion. Also as I noted in my vlog... it's a big use of plot convenience that the Daleks didn't have what they needed for the plan, it works out but it's obvious that it's done so that the good guys win in the end... not that there is anything wrong with that. And yes I did take a pot-shot at The Flash... and yes I am still pissed off over this week's episode (Welcome to Earth-2).

This Week With The SuperHeroes: Feb 12, 2016

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Topics On this Week's Program:

Plans to see Deadpool this weekend on Sunday... wait a minute that's Valentines Day... it's 2016...

Next 3 Transformers films getting annual release dates

The new Top Gear cast

Going Over This Episodes of the X-Files, Supergirl, The Flash, Agent Carter, Arrow & Legends of Tomorrow.



Episode Ratings. X-Files: Home Again: 2 out of 5 - basically a remake of an episode from season 2

Supergirl: For the Girl Who Has Everything: 3 out of 5 - tired plot, has some humorous moments, decent overall

The Flash: Welcome to Earth 1 out of 5, Wasted opportunity, characters made to look like idiots, only saving grace was Jay Garrick's return of speed.

Agent Carter: The Atomic Job - 3 out of 5, fairly dull, but costumes, set designs make up for it, really unfair to compare it to other Superhero shows

Arrow: Sins of the Father - 2 out of 5: convoluted plot points, secondary plot on the Island unneeded beyond indicating magic will be a big part of the sea…

Nostalgia Trip: The Super Mario Bros. Super Show

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A new reoccurring feature.... how reoccurring is to be yet determined, as I go on a nostalgia trip... possibly thanks to re-watching something or other.... first up, The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!



Additional Thoughts: First up, let me point out that part of this was inspired by an old episode of 'Nostalgia Critic' where said character did a 'review' of the show, basically ripping it apart in between bouts of profanity... and if I came across as 'defending' the show in this video, well yeah, I kind of was. Secondly, I did actually watch all the episodes that were up on Netflix at the time of this recording, and I stand by what I said. The live action sitcom stuff does not hold up, but the cartoon is fine... but I would like to know what's up with the missing 'Friday' episodes.

And while I mentioned it briefly, what ever happened to TV station 'call letters'... might have something new to talk about next week.

Opinion: The Ending To Grease...

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I'm probably going to catch a lot of heat for this... but does anyone realize what the moral for 'Grease' is? Danny Zucko goes above and beyond to change for Sandy... basically becomes a jock... and Sandy, well... she 'lowers' herself... and, becomes a 'bad girl'... and Danny basically disgards what he becomes. So we have a movie where the guy changes for the girl, bettering himself... but the girl changes for the guy... and despite everything he accomplished the guy ditches it all, goes back to be what he was.... because Sandy became... well I do try to keep this blog / vlog PG...



Additional Thoughts: For the record... Olivia Newton John is the hotter 'Sandy'... just sayin'

Lets Play Star Trek Online - The Kobali Front Part 2

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So after a series of hour long vids, we're back with a shorter one, as we continues battles on the Kobali Front lines. The big news is that the Vaadwaur have developed a serum that will prevent the Kobali from turning corpses into members of their race. And 'obviously' because we're helping the Kobali and the Vaadwaur are on the warpath, despite having a proper solution... we have to find out about this serum to stop the bad guys, who have every right to want to use it on their own people that are in the Temple (as seen last week.)

Other than that, it's a lot of simple running and gunning with a pair of short missions. The battles on the ground will continue next time however!



Additional Thoughts: As you probably can tell... I'm not too keen on helping the Kobali.... and it's really the 'lesser' of two evils, help them or let the Vaadwaur run around uncheck.

Opinion: Daniel Bryan

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As stated in my Video Log below, I'm in the minority of being glad that Daniel Bryan has been forced to retire, with back to back major neck injuries, there is no reason in the multi-verse that he should be wrestling. He had a 15-year run that frankly, if he didn't get signed by the WWE in 2010, was going to end that year, since due to the insane lack of logic, his body was already breaking down at that point. I know I'm in the minority on this, and as a fan I'm happy to know he's retiring before he injures himself further.



Additional Thoughts: Yeah that's right I opened the V'log with the Final Countdown and closed with Ride of the Valkyries, figured to be the best way to book end it. The idea for the morphing sequence at the end came at the last minute. That said, obviously things I did not include in the video was my 'favorite' Daniel Bryan match, mainly because I don't have one, as all of his matches tended to be the same. Lots of kicking, a…

Basement News: Feb. 8, 2016

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As alluded to earlier, I'm rebooting my weekly comic book series. This video is just to explain that further.



Additional Thoughts: There is something to be said about trying to make things more uniform, and wanting to avoid the pitfalls and stereotypes that comic with being a YouTuber, Word Presser, Daily Motionista, etc, etc.

This Week's Comic Book: Superman The Wedding Album #1

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So this week in the basement, I'm taking a long extended look at DC's epic wedding, that of Superman and Lois Lane.... and boy does the phrase HEAVILY PADDED come to mind...



NOTE: I'm rebooting my comic book series next week, the reason being I want to be able to do this on a weekly basis the way I do all my other shows, as well as to avoid falling into some pitfalls, as well as hopefully bring back interaction with Tribbie.

Broncos Win Super Bowl! Final Score 24-10

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Yes, I watched Super Bowl this year, the video of course is my thoughts on the game, basically Manning gets the monkey off his back about only having one Super Bowl win previously, the defense of the Broncos, how Newton seemed to wilt in the spotlight... and where I see things going for next season.



Additional Thoughts: The half time show was alight, I'm not a Coldplay fan, and the other two performers were certainly learned their choreography. It was entertaining... the commericals... nothing really stood out to me as being shockingly awesome. The ones I enjoyed were the ones like with Helen Mirren, Anthony Hopkins and Christopher Walken, and of course the epic in scale Poke'mon 20th anniversary trailer.

Lets Play Grandia II: Losing Mareg, Millenia on Valmar's Moon

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So we pick up from last week, being on Valmar's moon with Ryudo, Tio and Mareg rushing to rescue Elena / Millenia from Zera... rushing being the key word as I was going straight through, and not really exploring to try and find all the pick ups I could come across. The fact that some enemies were resistant to fire certainly made this tougher, not to mention having a three-person crew.

Obviously the big story here are the deaths of Millenia (using the last bit of her power to rescue Elena, Ryudo, Tio and Mareg) follwed by Mareg, who gives a Conan To Crom like prayer to Granas in desperation to save Elena, Ryudo and Tio. These happening in such close proximity to each other are real punches to the gut. And on top of that, there is lord Zera becoming the 'Will of Valmar', which begins the final leg of the game and the return of Roan (meaning we're back up to a crew of four for the final push).

Now this part of Grandia II... is pretty damn draining, mainly thanks to the …

Tales From The TARDIS: The Expedition

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On this week's episode of Tales From The TARDIS, we... well I... go over part five of the Dalek serial, The Expedition...



Additional Thoughts: Even after I finished recording this weeks episode, I have to wonder about the water that Elyon was retrieving, The entire area was said to be radioactive, so I don't think that water would be safe to drink. Unless the Thals had a way to make sure it was safe (and judging by the anti-radiation meds, they probably do, but I'm not so sure).

Also with the 'mutations' around the lake and what happens to Elyon, we get why Ian is apart of this group while the Doctor is going to be apart of the one to Distract the Daleks. This will of course play in the next two episodes in this saga.

This Week With The SuperHeroes Feb 5 2016

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On this week's episode, I go over the following: Zack Snyder's comments regarding fans angry with what he did with Superman The Flash-Supergirl Cross-Over is MARCH 28th! Mark your calendars. Elizabeth Banks being cast to play Rita Repulsa in the Power Rangers Film Plus Thoughts on this week's episodes of X-Files, Supergirl, Agent Carter, Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow!

I Stand With CBS Against Axanar

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Yeah... it may surprise many that I'm against 'Star Trek Axanar', the fan film, oh wait, the guy behind it Alec Peters doesn't want to call it a fan film... and well it's the irony of that and a statement he made several years ago that has me against the project and siding with CBS & Paramount Pictures in this matter.



Additional Thoughts: So in the hours since I originally posted this, some other details regarding Axanar was brought to my attention, in particular a tweet by director Robert Meyer Burnett:

Here's a question...if one makes a film with their own money, or outside investor's money, is there a difference? I ask because...REASONS. — Robert Meyer Burnett (@BurnettRM) February 3, 2016

The answer is yes, a big difference, one is you're putting your own money at risk, while the other you're risking cash of other people... and the folks at Axanar say that those folks giving money to the project are just 'donors' and not 'investo…

Lets Play Star Trek Online - The Kobali Front Part 1

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Welcome to the Basement, and to Lets Play Star Trek Online... we got another long mission today, as we are the boots on the ground, fighting to defend the Kobali against the Vaaudwar, and oh look, Ensign Kim is here... wait he's a Captain?! How is that possible? Anyway, all is not as it seems... for one the Kobali were described as yet another race in Star Trek looking for a home, the planet they are on, happens to be where many Vaaudwar civilians are being stored in stasis... and the Kobali have a rather... unique way for reproducing that involves the dead of other species.

Now in this hour long video... we cover basically Act 1... which are the following missions, The Calvary, The Son and Temple of My People, plus get caught up in some side missions too that see Sobar getting knocked out, thankfully Satra and Pes'pen are along for the ride to revive me, and not force a re-spawn some place else. Because of how this part of the game flows, it's very easy to get caught up …

Shout Out To MyComicShop.com (Aka Lone Star Comics)

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I'm a strong believer in that when you do business with someone, and they exceed all expectations not once, not twice but three times, they deserve some praise... so consider this my testimonial regarding MyComicShop.com



Their website: My Comic Shop Their eBay store: My Comic Shop On eBay

Lets Play Star Trek Online Janeway's Enemies In All The Usual Places

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Granted I do this at the start of the video... but I apologize for this being about an hour long, I kind of got duped thinking there were only three systems to visit in the mission called 'Enemies In All The Usual Places', but then was reminded that there was a fourth. Now I could've split the video into two parts, but I like keeping everything together as much as possible.



Post Mission Thoughts: As you probably saw, I certainly got annoyed with the excessive space combat, and I wish I knew what Cryptic (the Developers of the Game) was thinking of grouping that many combat missions in a row. To put it in perspective, the video is basically an hour long without the travel time, and would've been even longer if I didn't side with one set of APUs in the 3rd mission.

Still there is the comedy of my annoyance with these missions to enjoy if you make it through the entire video. And also there is this... this mission was basically ALL ABOUT more enemies Janeway made.

First Impressions: Starward Rouge

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A roguelite labyrinth lodged in the side of a star. Dodge gorgeous waves of bullets, claim weapons and upgrades, defeat The Warden, and rescue... Rodney? That's the description on Steam for the latest release from Arcen Games, 'Starward Rouge', and it's quite on the money in my opinion. It's a simple, easy to pick up top-down maze navigating shooter... think the maze portion of 'Legend of Zelda', except with a mech that shoots rockets. Graphics wise, it's decent, as is the sound work.... but of course the big factor is it fun, and the answer is of course yes. It's a very easy game to learn, with a game pad, you can use the right stick to navigate, the left to fire your main weapon in numerous directions, the left trigger to spring, left bumper to pick up items, right trigger to fire rockets and right bumper for the energy weapons. The mazes appear to randomize, so you don't know exactly what you're going to get, as you'll see in my Fi…

This Week's Comic Book: Amazing Spider Man Annual #21

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Valentine's Day is in 13 days, so we're opening February with a look at one of the biggest wedding's in comic book history!



Recorded January 2, 2016

Additional Thoughts Since Recording: So of course I recorded this a month ago, and yeah, to say things said in this comic certainly 'justified' One More Day. Peter nearly calling off the wedding because he's feeling guilty about Gwen Stacy is a decent plot point, but then we continues to see and read about what Mary Jane 'gave up' to be with him and her questioning if she wants to give that up. Hell it's a good thing this event happened in the 80s, cause if came out in 2016, Mary Jane probably would've ditched Peter at the alter.