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Indiana Jones & The Fate of Atlantis #1

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Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement... This week's comic book selection is Indiana Jones & The Fate of Atlantis #1 (1991, Dark Horse)


RAW is OWEN: The WWE's Excuse For A Decade of Death Exploitation

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Way back on May 23, 1999, myself and my younger brother were watching Over the Edge, and of course that date has gone on to live in infamy, since that is the day when Owen Hart plummeted to his death because of Vince Russo inspired stunt gone wrong. Yes the non-creative goof ball admitted it was his idea to have Owen do something 'special' on the show in his book 'Forgiven', so I'm not speaking out of turn here... but something else came out of it: the WWE's Show Must Go On Mentality With The Exploitation of Death.

Think about, in October 1997 with the death of Brian Pillman, the WWE exploited the hell out of it by talking non-stop about it during the Bad Blood pay-per-view that year and even having Pillman's wife come on the air to basically have her not blame the company or the wrestling industry for his death... and the WWE was rightfully criticized for it. Now flash forward to 1999 and Owen's demise, not…

iZombie Disappoints, So Long Barry and Supergirl's Teaser

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Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement... Tonight's topics are iZombie: Eat A Knievel, The Flash: Finish Line & Supergirl: Nevertheless She Persisted 



The Turing Test Sector F53 #TeamEmmmmsie

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During my 5/22/2017 broadcast I got stuck in sector F53... and so this morning before work, I went back and took an 'off-line' crack at it... and was successful!

Doctor Who: The Myth Makers Part 1

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On this week's edition of Tales from The TARDIS I start my look at 'The Myth Makers' with part 1 'Temple of Secrets'. (Note: I am watching the Loose Cannon reconstruction for my review)


Basement Thoughts:The 2017 Phillies So Far

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Even though it doesn't come up much, I am a fan of the Philadelphia Phillies, and I've casually watched them this year so far, mainly because of other things having my attention, either TV Shows, Twitch or Fic Writing.

Anyway, the Phillies are 15-25 so far this year, and yeah okay, that's not a good record, but there a lot of promise on the team. Cesar Hernandez and Aaron Altherr have been very good and I wouldn't be surprise if one or both make the All-Star team this year if they can keep things up. The rest of the line up for the most part has been okay, with the exception of disappointing seasons so far from Maikel Franco and Odubel Herrara, with the former appearing to be another 'Dom Brown' and the later coming back down to the earth. The bench has been okay, continuing a trend from the past decade. On the mound... well only Jeremy Hellickson has been a positive in the starting rotation, as it appears whenever …

Alien Invasion Plots, Stupid Angry 'Teenagers' & More

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Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement... Tonight's topics include: Doctor Who: Extremis, Class: Detained, Arrow: Missing & Gotham: Heroes Rise Light The Wick

Basement Games For The Week of May 21 to May 28 #TeamEmmmmsie

The following post is to basically list what games I intend to play this week. This is subject to change

Sunday Night: Saints Row The Third - Push Towards 100% Completition
-Due to a WWE Pay-Per-View this Sunday, instead of Final Fantasy VII it's back to the Row!

Monday Night: The Turing Test
-Started playing this game on Wednseday Night and got about 1/2 way through it in one sitting

Tuesday Night: Star Trek Online
-By Semi-popular demand, Star Trek Online is back to having a dedicated night with tunes as well!

Wednesday Night: The Turing Test or Something Else
-Depending on if I complete The Turing Test on Monday

Thursday Night: The Turing Test or Saints Row The Third
-Depending of I Complete The Turing Test on either Monday or Wednesday

Friday Night: Song Requests Turned On / Miscellaneous Game Night!
-Yes I will go through the pain and suffering of turning the song requests on. Games include Smite, Paladins, The Final Exam, etc

Saturday Night: Star Wars The Old Republic
-We s…

8-Bit Bayonetta Steam Acheivement Puzzle

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Last night during my Twitch broadcast, I played 8-Bit Bayonetta as a bit of a gag, and unlocked a few achievements, and when looking at a guide to get some more, I saw that the images all lined up to make the image you see to the left.

This was really cute on Sega's part, and also shows how mundane my Saturdays can be.

Dragon Ball: Yamcha The Desert Bandit

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Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement... It's Friday, and we welcome the weekend with this week's Anime Review of Dragon Ball Episode 5: Yamcha The Desert Bandit!

Star Trek Online: Mirror Universe Invasion 2017

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Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement... It's that time of year again, The Mirror Universe is invading and it's up to a random group of five starships to send them packing! 



For the record that was the first time I've ever be part of a team that closed 40 Portals and had the 'cut scene' of the Station sending the Mirror Universe ships back with the Mirror Dreadnought not happen, as you saw it confused me thinking something went wrong with the game.

Quantum Leap #1

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This week's comic book selection is Quantum Leap #1, published by Innovation Publishing in 1991. And Ziggy says there's a 100% chance  I mess up some how!


Rant: #Dive

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Obviously I'm speaking as a wrestling fan on this.

Back in the late 1990s, I thought wrestlers who did dives  were really cool, after all, they were doing stuff that was dangerous, and never seemed to get hurt. I heard repeatedly (primarily on WCW Monday Nitro) 'that's why they call it high risk' when guys landed badly or missed the mark, and looked like they may have injured themselves.... but it was just wrestling, and obviously they were 'selling a planned spot'.

Then 2001 came around... and a reality check was given, Hayabusa ended up in a wheel chair in October when a high risk stunt that he probably done a hundred times before went wrong, and one can easily see when looking back, it was bound to happen sooner or later, Hayabusa was doing enough dives and high spots for himself and whoever he was working with, and I really liked him when I got to see footage of what he could do, but one could see he was living …

SHIELD FInale, Captain Cold Returns & Cat-Inspired Reistance

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Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement... This week's topics are Supergirl: Resist, The Flash: Infantino Street, iZombie: Dirt Nap Time & Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

Doctor Who: Mission to the Unknown

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On this week's edition of Tales from the TARDIS, I take a look at the first and for a long time only story of Doctor Who that didn't feature The Doctor with 'Mission to the Unknown'


The Fabulous Moolah: Total Scumbag

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At one point in time... I had a great deal of respect for Mary Lilian  Ellison, aka The Fabulous Moolah... then I started to learn more and more about what kind of person she was.

On a recent edition of the 6:05 Superpodcast (http://605pod.com/) there was a segment called 'In The News with Jim Cornette' where the host 'The Great' Brian Last along with re-occurring guest Jim Cornette discuss old new articles that have ties to the world of pro-wrestling where an interesting story from Somerville, MA in November 25, 1956 popped up (Starts about 15:30 mark)


If you did not check it out, the article that was read was The Fabulous Moolah's 15 year old daughter Mary Carroll told police that her mother forced her to wrestle professional but did not pay her, a neglect warrant was issued for Moolah's  arrest (name at the time Lilian Pine) after she was forced to wrestle following a recent appendectomy in which she provided doc…

No Oxygen, Brave'ish Hearts & Honoring Fathers?

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Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement Saturday Night, Tonight's topics are Doctor Who: Oxygen, Class: Brave'ish Heart, and Arrow: Honor Thy Fathers

Dragon Ball: Oolong The Terrible

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Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement, On this week's Talking Anime segment, it's episode number five of Dragon Ball titled Oolong The Terrible that's in the spotlight 

Super Suckers #1

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Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement... This week's comic book review & reccomendation is Super Suckers #1 from Sitcomics. To get a copy visit www.sitcomics.net



Star Trek Online Competitive Failure and The Toxic Feelings Its Generating

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As many know, I'm a long time player of Star Trek Online, hell the day the game launched I signed up for the lifetime membership and I have had very few complaints about the game... until the latest major update to the game, Season 13: Escalation... and what was promised as a renewed effort at once aspect of the game that has fallen by the wayside over the years: player vs player content.

Now I was never the biggest fan of PVP content, but even I have to admit there is something fun to facing off against someone other than the game's Artificial Intelligence, and I was very exited about about seeing some attention brought to it beyond the long abandoned Arena, Assault & Capture and Hold content.... but what we got... is a fucking mess.

What STO gave the players is three variations on a theme.... two teams of five racing against each other to complete a series of objectives with very little if any direct interaction between the t…

Streets of Rage 2 | Fred Casden's Basement #TeamEmmmmsie

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Highlight Lego Batman: The Disco Knight?

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Gotham Takes From Batman Returns & More

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This week's topics include:
Supergirl: City of Lost Children
Gotham: Heroes Rise - The Primal Riddle
The Flash: Cause & Effect
iZombie: Some Like It A Hot Mess
Plus quick thoughts on Marvel's Agents of SHIELD: The Return

Highlight: Final Fantasy VII: Jenova BIRTH Battle

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From my 5/7/2017 Broadcast, while on a cargo ship, Cloud, Tifa and Aeris does battle against Jenova∙BIRTH -- Watch live at https://www.twitch.tv/fredcasden

Doctor Who Galaxy 4 Part 4 'The Exploding Planet'

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Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement... On this week's edition of Tales from the TARDIS, I wrap up my look at Galaxy 4 with part 4 'The Exploding Planet' 

Highlight: Smite - So Slippery!

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Apirl's Heart & The Doctor Knocks On Wood

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This week's topic include:
Class: Co-Owner of A Lonely Heart
Doctor Who: Knock Knock
Arrow: Underneath


Dragon Ball: The Nimbus Cloud of Roshi

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Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement... The weekend is here & so is this week's Talking Anime with Dragon Ball: The Nimbus Cloud of Roshi 

Witchblade Tomb Raider #1

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Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement... This week's comic book review & recommendation is the 2nd crossover between Witchblade & Tomb Raider



Released in December 1998, this is the 2nd crossover between cult-comic favorite Witchblade and the Tomb Raider franchise, the first issue was released in 1997, but I've never came across a copy of it, but that's only the 'hisotic first meeting between' Lara Croft and Sara Pezzini... and since I don't have it, let's talk about what i do have.

This has multiple cover variations, the one I have is the Babbage's version, Babbage's for those who don't know, was a video game retailer which many today would known as  Game Stop. If memory serves me right, I got this comic around the same time Tomb Raider 3 came out for the PC... and may have gotten both the comic and the game the same day.

The story (by Michael Turner & Bill O'Neil) for this is that Sara 'Witchblade' Pezzini is Lara Cr…

Paladins - First Time Playing As Seras

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Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement... For the first time, I play as the character Seras in Paladins!

Barry's Savitar, Bad Supergirl Episode & An iZombie Dominatrix

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Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement... This week's topics
Gotham: Heroes Rise These Delicate & Dark Obsessions, Supergirl: Alex, The Flash: I Know Who You Are, iZombie: Spanking the Zombie, & Marvel's Agents of SHIELD: Farewell Cruel World!

Doctor Who: Galaxy 4 Part 3 'Airlock

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On this week's edition of Tales From The TARDIS, we're up to part 3 of Galaxy 4 which is titled 'Airlock'.
Note: While the episode was recovered on December 11, 2011, for the purposes of this review, I watched the Loose Cannon reconstruction