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EPISODE REVIEW: Macross Zero: “Jungle” (Episode 4, 2004)

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Since we've been away such a long time, here's a really good FMV I found to get us all back in the mood. Watch this and then we'll get to the review:

Freakin' beautiful, isn't it?

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EPISODE REVIEW: Batman: The Brave and the Bold: “Night of the Huntress” (Season 2, Episode 3)

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Hello. I’m Republibot 3.0. I’m pinch hitting for R2, since he was off watching some crazy movie with space ships and monsters and stuff like that there, and couldn’t make his normal beat.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Dollhouse: “Omega” (Episode 12 - Series Finale)

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“We’re superior people, with a touch of German thrown in. What could possibly go wrong?”
---- Echo.

I have to admit, I’m kind of blown away by it all. Though Mr. Whedon really only delivered half a series, and only half of that was any good, the bit that was good totally lived up to the hype, even if that doesn’t completely redeem the slow, boring, uninspired start.

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I’m going to do this in chronological order, rather than follow the fractured narrative structure of the episode, since it’ll make it easier for you, the reader

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EPISODE REVIEW: Iron Man: Armored Adventures: “Cold War” (Episode 4)

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Responding to a break-in at Stark Tower, Tony meets someone calling himself “Blizzard.” He used to work for Staind, but was framed for an accident he wasn’t responsible for, and spent several years on the lam, during which he lost his wife, kid, and a lot of magazine subscriptions that he forgot to put in forwarding orders for. Tony and Blizz hit it off, having a lot in common. Blizz intends to steal back all his inventions for Staind, and then take the guy down. Tony signs on to help him.

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DVD MOVIE REVIEW:“Stargate: Continuum” (2007)

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This is the second straight-to-DVD movie to come out since Stargate:SG1 was cancelled a bit over a year ago. The first one, “Stargate: The Ark of Truth,” was somewhat disappointing. When the show was abruptly cancelled by Skiffy (And confusingly as well, since it was at that time their second-highest-rated program), it was in the middle of a major plot arc involving a war with aliens called the “Ori.” Ark of Truth had to take all the plot elements that had been intended for seasons 11 and 12 and cram them into a single 109 minute movie.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Lost: “Follow the Leader” (Season 5, Episode 15)

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There’s a curious feeling that things are getting better and better in 2007, and worse and worse in 1977, a feeling that while Locke may be on the edge of saving the world in the present (or close to the present), Jack and company are on the edge of destroying not only the world, but time itself thirty years before. It’s uneasy, and I have to think deliberately off-balance. As usual, there’s more going on here than anyone is telling, but here’s what we do know:

In 1977:

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BOOK REVIEW: “Crash go the Chariots” by Clifford Wilson (1973)

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I reviewed the sequel to this book, “The Chariots Still Crash” a bit ago, and quite enjoyed it. It was far from the greatest book ever written, but it had a very formative effect on my when I was young, and it was nice to re-read it now and see that it wasn’t total crap.

Alas, the prequel doesn’t hold up so well.

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DVD MOVIE REVIEW: “Futurama; The Beast With A Billion Backs.” (2008)

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My review takes the form of an actual IM Transcript from the day after I saw it. The names have been changed to protect the guilty. Spoilers abound because no one ever watches the stuff I review anyway, and on a turd like this, I couldn’t give less of a damn if I tried.
Me says:
I did not like the new Futurama "Movie" (The 2nd one)
You says:
how bad was it?
Me says:
Just not funny. Very scattershot and disjointed, compared to the previous one, which was brilliant. Kinda' repulsive, too.
You says:
So, the concept out of steam, or just a poorly executed outing?
Me says:

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DVD MOVIE REVIEW: “Justice League: New Frontier” (2008)

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This is two thirds of a really good movie, which makes it especially frustrating when it all falls apart at the end. The film is set solidly in the 1950s, beginning the day (7/27/1953) and ends with a badly-animated president Kennedy giving a speech in July of ’61. The premise is that superheroes have gone out of fashion in the days since WW2, with most having retired. Those who remain are strongly questioning why they do it, since the lines between ‘good’ and ‘evil’ have gotten spectacularly muddy. (Huh?

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