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MacGyver's Caged, But Luke was Okay

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Hello Dwellers and Welcome To The Basement... On tonight's vlog, I give my thoughts on the second episode of the new 'MacGyver' series (Yes I gave it a second chance), plus my first impressions of the new Netflix series 'Marvel's Luke Cage' after watching the first four episodes.


ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS Something that slipped my mind during the video was how forced MacGyver doing MacGyver'isms is, as they feel totally forced to the plot, as if to justify using the name and reboot of the franchise.

Planet of Giants - Vlog, Pics & Notes!

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Today we are kicking off Season Two of Tales From The TARDIS, because we’re not watching the second season of Doctor Who, which went from October 1964 to July of 1965, and we’re still going in order, so we’re starting with ‘Planet of Giants’ part one… called ‘Planet of Giants’


PICS FROM THE EPISODE One of the new features in the video portion is that I work in a rotating slide show... here are a few of the images from 'Planet of Giant's featured 









SCRIPT / NOTES

Part one opens with the Doctor landing the TARDIS, and when Barbara lightly burns her hand on the TARDIS console, he sends Susan to check the fault indicator. Nothing apparent seems to be wrong, but the TARDIS doors suddenly open as the ship is landing, panic happens as Barbara, Ian and Susan hurry to shove them close as The Doctor manages to land the ship. Everyone seems to be okay at first, but as the scanner is used to try to get an idea of where they are… it explodes! Where…

Comics, Tag Teams, Heroes & Impact

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No TV shows to talk about tonight, so it's a bit loaded with a few topics. First I talk about the new comics I got from MyComicShop.com, The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Tournament, The 4-show Arrowverse Crossover event, Mark Millar wanting John Cena for Superior and the trials and tribulations of Impact Wrestling.

Lethal Weapon, NXT and The Simpsons (Plus Additional Notes)

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Tonight I'm talking about the second episode of Fox's Lethal Weapon entitled 'Surf N Turf, tonight's episode of WWE NXT and this pass Sunday's episode of The Simpson's titled 'Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus. 



QUICK THOUGHTS Surf N Turf was a decent episode for any law enforcement based show, Murtaugh family is awesome, Riggs is still a problem (both the character and bland actor), decent action sequences
NXT solid hour of pro wrestling action, I question why is Angelo Dawkins still on the WWE Roster, not a fan of the Joe Samoa cause havoc nonsense, fun main event match with Dorado and Itami
I hope the Arnold Palmer joke in this week's episode of The Simpsons is not edited out, it was a nice little reference and made sense, episode itself was fine, not memorable.

ADDITIONAL NOTES Totally forgot that also next week Total Bellas premiers and yes I will be watching it following Arrow, so at the moment next Wendesday…

Anatomy of a Psycho

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In the past couple of weeks I had a number of movies donated to the Basement to be featured as content subjects for my From The Vault segment. And since quite a few could be great viewing for Halloween based on their titles. And so my first film from this batch to watch... 1961's Anatomy of a Psycho...




ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS AND SCREEN CAPS
This is the first film I've ever seen starring Ronnie Burns... and to be honest I never knew George Burns and Grace Allen had a kid... turns out they adopted a couple, pretty cool... and I realize I called Ronnie Burns 'Mickey' in my vlog, cause I knew what I wanted to talk about but ahead of myself.
The ending really does irk me, as the film basically stops... it's really unsatisfying considering everything that was being built up. Even if this is a totally average movie, it does work, but the final five minutes totally fail everything, and we are left wanting a proper conclusion.
And…

Agents of Shield Directing A SmackDown

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This week we got another good episode of Agents of SHIELD with 'Meet The New Boss', and a fairly fun episode of SmackDown... and in this video I'm talking about both shows... plus I even talk a little TNA, since there are rumors about it being for sale.

Special Task Force Mission: Bug Hunt (Advance, 9/27/2016)

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Had some free time, and thus did a Special Task Force Mission for tonight's Lets Play video, this time it's Bug Hunt... and I probably should've used Zagreus instead of Raz. Still it was a fun run, even if my character got knocked around quite a bit.




This particular run was on the advance settings, which is fairly difficult, with more objectives and tough enemies... and for all intents and purposes my character was not totally prepared. Still thicks started off on a good solid front, but then things got tough when jumping down a fissure, and the team  got swarmed badly, normally it's a simple portion, but it was just brutal to get through.

IN MISSION SCREEN SHOTS








The Fascinating and Forgotten History of the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship

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Hello Dwellers and Welcome To The Basement... From 1981 to 2001, the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship had a wild history, from a title created out of a working relationship between two promotions to being part of the J-Crown and technically defended at WCW's Starrcade 96 to being abandoned like yesterday's garbage by the WWE,  I go over as much as I was able to learn about the forgotten title...



Additional Commentary From The Basement
While I touched on this briefly, a big reason why guys left EMLL to form the UWA was because of nepotism, which is still a problem in the world of pro wrestling today, with people getting opportunities because of who they are related too instead of based on their actual ability, we see this a lot with the Anoa'i clan. Too bad the days of guys getting fed up with it and saying, you know what, I'm gonna go form my own promotions are long dead. Sure Jeff Jarrett went and formed TNA, but how many other wrestlers will go out and do that these …

Ivy Sprouts Up On Gotham & An Okay RAW

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I'm in a much better mood than earlier, cause Ivy sprouted up on Gotham called 'Burn The Witch', I give my thoughts on that and other parts of tonight's episode, plus thoughts on Monday Night RAW as well!



Talking About Pets

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If in this vlog I seem angry, upset, it's because an essay by Rutgers Law Professors Gary Francione and Anna Charlton about having pets is immoral has pissed me right the hell off. You can read their  crap at https://aeon.co/essays/why-keeping-a-pet-is-fundamentally-unethical

WWE Clash of Champions Reactions

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WWE Clash of Champions went off the air at 11:08 PM EST... and it took me a while to get my notes together for my vlog, but it's now up, and I have various thoughts and opinions regarding what I saw live on the WWE Network 



Match Results  Nia Jax defeated Alicia Fox Tag Team Champions The New Day defeated Anderson & Gallows Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins defeated Brian Kendrick Cesaro and Sheamus fought to a no-contest  Chris Jericho defeated Sami Zayn Women's Champion Charlotte defeated Bayley & Sasha Banks Roman Reigns defeated U.S. Champion Rusev for the title Universal Champion Kevin Owens defeated Seth Rollins

Robio & Robiette (Astro Boy Episode 14)

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We're talking anime, in particular I'm talking about another episode from the Astro Boy Greatest Astro Adventures DVD, which episode 14 of the 1982 series titled: Robio and Robiette.




WATCH THE EPISODE HERE!

Titans: Scissors, Paper, Stone

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Last year, Linkara reviewed 'Titans: Scissors, Paper, Stone' over at Atop The Fourth Wall... and needless to say he got me curious about the book, and after searching high and low...I eventually found a physical copy.

Or rather bought it from a co-worker for $1... I'm not kidding on that.

Now as you saw in my video review of this particular comic, I stated the artwork is awesome, as it has a serious manga influence on it, and it is well written... but it is confusing as hell as to what was the Adam Warren (the writer and artist) trying to say or comment on regarding the 'archetypes' of the Titans? Was he trying to say that the perceived concept of the 'Super Heroes always winning' is flawed, even though when this comic came out that perception went away in the 1970s? Was he commenting on the reoccurring theme of how a team of Super Heroes always has some sort of tragedy associated with a victory... ev…

Saturday Night STF - Crystalline Catastrophe

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So this week's Special Task Force Mission is Crystalline Catastrophe,  a short little mission (about 5 minutes) , I remember the original version of this from when Star Trek Online first launched, that was a frustrating experience.

My Reaction to SevenEllen's Ghostbusters vs Gremlins

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Hello Dwellers and Welcome To The Basement...One of my favorite channels on YouTube SevenEllen, cause she is a freaking genius when it comes to video editing and making trailers out of material you wouldn't expect. And today she did one crossing over Ghostbusters 1 & 2 with Gremlins 1 & 2.... so below is her video... and below it is my reaction to her video




My Problem WIth The Presidential Debates

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We're over a month away from the General Election on November 9th, which means we'll be seeing the Presidential Debates... and I have a problem with them.... also yes, I did cut my hair


MacGyver Ain't MacGyver

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I am a big fan of the original series MacGyver, I have all seven season on DVD.... and I was looking forward to the new series on CBS... but needless to say... I am not thrilled with what I saw tonight....



Prisoners of Conciergerie - Doctor Who Tales From The TARDIS

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Hello Dwellers and Welcome To The Basement… 

Way back on December 12, 2015, I posted the first episode of Tales From The TARDIS… and now we have reached the final episode of the true first season of Doctor Who with part six of The Reign of Terror, ‘Prisoners of Conciergerie’

And let me state this right off the bat here… The Reign of Terror is now officially my favorite Doctor Who story from the first season. Yes The Daleks and The Aztecs gets all the love, and despite Susan having very little to do, The Reign of Terror had near perfect pacing, got the elements of this being a historical story down without getting to bogged down by real history. It is the best story of the 1963-64 season.


So lets get to it, the episode opens with LeMaitre revealing to Jules that he has been the arranging the releases and recapturing of Ian, Susan and Barbara… and that he is in fact James Sterling, a British Spy… and this is actually more of a pun, because of there being a thing c…