Monday, February 12, 2018

Legends of Tomorrow Returns, Final Exam, Hand of the Gods & Golf

DC's Legends of Tomorrow return from its hitatus, benching Supergirl until the spring, and this was a fine episode with John Constantine playing a big part while shagging Sara Lance... which I'm sure went over well with the LGBTQ community who said that Sara was just into chicks, forgetting she did date Oliver Queen! Leo Snart had some great moments but I'm surprised he was removed so quickly from the show... but the real show sealer  was Mick who just wanted to watch some Football!

Over on my twitch channel, another level of Final Exam was knocked out, meaning I have two more stages to complete. If all goes right I should finish the game on the 26th. I also debuted Hand of the Gods, the Yu-Gi-Oh styled spinoff of Smite... and properly got my ass kicked before I clicked something causing the game to lockup... and then wrapped things up with Gold With Your Friends, and had a great game on the Forrest Map with a 53.... 3 over Par....hole 17 is such a pain in the ass.

And I did get some tunes played during tonight's broadcast so here's the playlist

  1. Ron Wasserman - Go Go Power Rangers (Instrumental Redux) (03:58)
  2. Metallica - I Disappear (04:26)
  3. Count Basie/Frank Sinatra - Fly Me to the Moon (02:30)
  4. Billie Holiday - Stormy Weather (03:41)
  5. Percy Sledge - When a Man Loves a Woman (02:51)
  6. Chubby Checker - Limbo Rock (02:24)
  7. Run D.M.C. - King of Rock (05:13)
  8. House of Pain - Jump Around (03:38)
  9. George S. Clinton - Sting Theme (02:38)

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Doctor Who The War Machines Part 3

On this week’s Tales From The TARDIS segment, I am going over part three of Doctor Who: The War Machines, which first aired July 9, 1966 with a viewership total of 5.3 Million viewers, which is up from the 4.7 Million of Part 2.

The episode opens with Ben managing to avoid the War Machine which sets off an alarm, but he does come across Polly, unfortunately for him, she has been hypnotized by WOTAN and thus, she ends up capturing Ben, Ben is told by Major Green (one of Professor Brett’s associations) that the mechanized evolution is coming and that he is to be destroyed, which is stopped by Polly with orders that WOTAN needs more laborers and that as long as Ben is useful, he will be kept alive. The reason for this is that the WOTAN’s current work force is growing tired, after all, they are only human… but WOTAN’s plans are time sensitive. Ben tries to get through the Polly, but ends up escaping on his own when he notices a guard has gone… but Polly, despite being under WOTAN’s control, she doesn’t sound off the alarm, indicating that Ben did reach some part of her. Ben heads right o to the Doctor and informs him of Polly’s condition, the War Machines and that they are being built around London, leading the Doctor to realize something is big is going on.

Back at the warehouse Polly is confronted by Major Green about Ben’s location, and she can’t explain as to why she didn’t raise the alarm and becomes confused, end ends up remembering her association with Ben as WOTAN’s control over her falters and she is sent back to WOTAN to be punished. The ministry of defense has sent soldiers to the warehouse where they encounter the War Machine and WOTON’s minions who attack them, defeating the soldiers with ease as the War Machine neutralizes their guns and grenades…. Exactly how is a mystery, but this carnage leads to the climax of the episodes of the Doctor standing in front of the War Machine

This episode really is just bridge to the final chapter, but it does have some interesting bits with Polly seemingly breaking away from WOTAN’s control giving a clear indication that she does have a strong mind, however just how cold and evil she comes across in her interactions with Ben is just awesome. There is a great bit of B-Movie cheese where with a close up on her face with dramtic music when she tells Ben the War Machine’s goals that just awesome.
I also want to talk about Sir Charles, the public official that the Doctor has spent most of this story with, and it’s amazing at just how well he comes across. He doesn’t quite believe Ben’s story about the War Machines when he comes to the Doctor, but Sir Charles isn’t one to just let a warning slide, contacting the Minister of Defense who mobilizes the army. It is a shame that modern Doctor Who has never handled public officials well, as if this story was done here in 2018, I’d bet Sir Charles would somehow be some allegory for Donald Trump… hell it happened on Sherlock.

The climax of the episode with the Doctor approaching the War Machine as the army is running away in and of itself is a bad ass moment, showing the Doctor has no apparent fear in the face of danger. It really is credit to William Hartnell’s stage presence… at least in my opinion

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Justice Society of America 75 Years, Dare to Stream Smite and a Playlist

Sometimes one has to take advantage of Amazon Prime's free two-day delivery, primarily when there is a version of something that is becoming increasingly hard to find... which brings me to the latest addition to my comic book collection: the hardcover edition of 'Justice Society of America: A Celebration of 75 Years'. Instead of one big story that crosses the decades, this is actually a collection of JSA stories that was published over the years, which includes issues 10 of the 1991/92 series that is my all time favorite comic book series. JSA/75 really is a great example of how artwork and storytelling has evolved from 1941 to 2012m from the simple hand drawn methods to the more 'painted style and everything in between, Some of the more recent stories seem really intriguing so I might start tracking down the proper trade-paperbacks to see everything in proper context.

Over on my twitch channel, kept it pretty easy tonight with Smite. Yeah after a long night on Pandora with Borderlands 2 on Friday and playing Disney's Chicken Little for 6 hours last night, I just stuck with Smite for an extended period tonight because...I wanted to take it 'easy'. Not to mention the long queue times met I could play a lot of music as detailed below with the Playlist of tunes played during the broadcast... and of course some highlights here and there.

Also during tonight's broadcast, had some special guests with CrazyKiller1320, Cammi_316 and CmdrDean from Dare to Stream team up with me for some kick ass action and turning what would've been a fairly short broadcast into something epic!

And here is tonight's playlist
  1. Bon Jovi - Have A Nice Day (Album Version) (03:48)
  2. Bill Haley - (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock (02:10)
  3. Joe Turner & His Blues Kings - Shake, Rattle & Roll (02:59)
  4. Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire (01:51)
  5. Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode (02:40)
  6. The Big Bopper - Chantilly Lace (02:21)
  7. The Champs - Tequila (02:11)
  8. The Originals - The Bells (03:07)
  9. Honey Cone - Girls It Ain't Easy [*] (03:13)
  10. The Moments - Love on a Two-Way Street (03:30)
  11. The Five Stairsteps - O-o-h Child (03:17)
  12. Pacific Gas & Electric - Are You Ready? (05:51)
  13. Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive (04:44)
  14. Walter Murphy - A Fifth Of Beethoven (03:02)
  15. KC And The Sunshine Band - Boogie Shoes (02:16)
  16. The Trammps - Disco Inferno (10:50)
  17. Booker T. & the MG's - Mrs. Robinson (03:40)
  18. William Bell - Happy (02:34)
  19. Jeanne & the Darlings - It's Time to Pay for the Fun (We've Had) (02:35)
  20. The Bar-Kays - Midnight Cowboy (02:49)
  21. The Emotions - The Best Part of a Love Affair (03:30)
  22. Yuji Ohno - Theme from Lupin III '78 (03:46)
  23. Yuji Ohno - Magnum Dance/Lonely for the Road (08:07)
  24. Yuji Ohno - Wild Crisis (02:24)
  25. Yuji Ohno - Zantetsuken (02:52)
  26. War - Why Can't We Be Friends? (03:50)
  27. Accept - Balls to the Wall (05:43)
  28. Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers (05:21)
  29. Ron Wasserman - We Need a Hero (Redux) (05:36)
  30. Frank Stallone - Take You Back ( Rocky Balboa ) (02:37)
  31. Daryl Hall And John Oates - Maneater (04:33)
  32. Bruce Willis - Jackpot (Bruno's Bop) (04:12)
  33. Brian Setzer - Hot Rod Girl (02:05)
  34. Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper (05:07)
  35. Boyz II Men - In the Still of the Night (I'll Remember) (02:49)
  36. Gloria Estefan - 1,2,3 (Remix) (03:34)
  37. Garbage - When I Grow Up (03:22)
  38. Frank Zappa - Peaches en Regalia (03:38)

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11/11/2019 Grandia

When it was announced that Steam will be get the HD Remaster of Grandia I was excited since it's been a long time since I first played i...