Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Thank You Eleventh Doctor!

Thank you for all the adventures! Thank you for all the good times. Thank you for all the hope. Thank you for making tough times easier to bear. Thank you for all the bow ties! All the fezzes! And the mop! We'll miss you Raggedy Man!


The Twilight Zone Marathon New Year's Eve 2013

Happy New Year Twilight Zone Fans!

This year's Twilight Zone marathon will start at 8am EST on December 31st with One For The Angels. It will conclude with Nothing In The Dark on December 2nd at 8:30am. Below is a link to the TWZ Marathon's schedule on the SyFy Channel.

The Twilight Zone New Year's Eve 2013 Marathon schedule on SyFy: schedule December 31, 2013 schedule January 1, 2014 schedule January 2, 2014

The site still has those annoying auto-play ads. I am in no way promoting the SyFy Channel but, it's nice to have a Twilight Zone marathon broadcasted on TV. SyFy will air the marathon with many commercial breaks and some scenes will be cut out. So, if you have another way to marathon The Twilight Zone, I suggest the alternative. I highly recommend getting the Definitive Set on DVD or blu-ray. Netflix still have the first two seasons on instant. Still! It's been a year Netflix! Let's have the entire series on streaming next year!

Now, for approval, I submitted a bit of trivia on one of my favorite TWZ episode after the "JUMP!"
Rod Serling's The Changing of the Guard

AMC's Breaking Dead Marathon 2013

Planning on heading out to town to celebrate New Year's Eve with a lot drinking this year? But you're worried about getting into trouble while drunk? Your worries are over! Just call Saul after you're sober enough to understand how F$$$ed you are. He knows a guy who knows a guy who can clean up for you. For a fee of course. OR you can stay in, drink all you want, marathon Breaking Bad by yourself and worry about nothing.

This year AMC is not just marathoning the Walking Dead during New Year's Eve. They are kicking off with Breaking Bad this Friday, December 27th at noon (12pm EST) and ends on Tuesday, December 31st at 2:03am. Below are links to the schedule of the Breaking Bad marathon. Be sure to click on "show earlier listings" to get the full schedule:

AMC Fri Dec 27 2013

AMC Sat Dec 28 2013

AMC Sun Dec 29 2013

AMC Mon Dec 30 2013

AMC Tue Dec 31 2013

Then at 9am EST (Tuesday, December 31st) the apocalypse is here with the Walking Dead marathon. The marathon will run through Thursday, January 2nd with Too Far Gone book ending the marathon at 4am EST. Good luck trudging through the wilderness of crap at the 2nd half of season 2 and the entire season 3. Actually, I did like one episode of season 3, Clear which will be airing on January 1st at 4pm EST. Below are links to the schedule of the Walking Dead marathon. Be sure to click on "show earlier listings" to get the full schedule:

AMC Tue Dec 31 2013

AMC Wed Jan 1 2014 (Happy New Year!)

AMC Thu Jan 2 2014

You didn't think I'll leave you with just scheduling information?

Here are some goodies I found on the net:

An awesome Breaking Bad tribute video edited to "The Ecstasy of Gold" by Ennio Morricone (Bandini remix and original).

And here's a link to a pretty good the Walking Dead webisode the Oath starring the Last Exorcism's Ashley Bell.

Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor - Christmas Special 2013

Christmas! Happy Christmas? Have a Doctor Who Christmas? I don't know if I should be happy about this year's Doctor Who Christmas Special. This will be Matt Smith's last episode. The 11th Doctor being my favorite, I really don't want to see him go. At the same time, I'm excited to see what Peter Capaldi will bring to the role. The Time of the Doctor will be on BBC America tonight at 9pm EST.

In the mean time, Strax has something to share:

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry X-Mas Bub!

Wolverine vs. X-Mas. Wolvie hates everything. He hates fun and he especially hates X-Mas shopping on X-Mas eve.

The other half of this episode has been taken down but, this first half is worth watching just to see Wolverine and Jean Grey going crazy over the stupidest things.

That is the worst "Deck the Halls" I'd ever heard.
Where were the mutants with special singing powers?!

Best Comment:
"Sing in the key of x. They ruined Deck the!" - Kevin Anderson

Monday, December 23, 2013

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Happy Winter Solstice 2013!

Congratulations everyone on making it past Vampire Season once again! After tonight the days will be getting longer again. So, be sure to lock your doors, board your windows, hang those garlic garlands and arm yourselves with stakes. After tonight we should be in the clear. Happy Winter Solstice! Oh yeah, no Apocalypse prediction this year.

Once we make it past the longest night of the year, we have something else to look forward to. The Doctor Who 2013 Christmas Special - The Time of the Doctor will be on BBC America at this side of pond. It'll be aired on December 25, 2013 9pm EST. Actually, I'm not looking forward to this year's Christmas Special since Matt Smith's 11th or is it 13th incarnation of the Doctor will be regenerating into the 12th? The 14th? It's so confusing. Peter Capaldi will be the next regeneration. Being a Matt Smith Doctor Who fan, it'll be tough to see him go. Check out the trailer below:

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Hobbit Needs More (Michael) Jackson

Hi everyone! It's been a while. How's everyone doing? How am I doing? I'm great! I can't wait to watch The Desolation of Smaug! Two more days (12/13/13)! I'll be counting the minutes. In the mean time, to tie us over, here's a new video from the geniuses who brought us Freestyle Bane:

Auralnauts presents:

Thursday, July 4, 2013

The Twilight Zone Marathon July 4th 2013

Hello TWZ fans! It's been awhile. I hope you're all doing well. SyFy will be marathoning The Twilight Zone on July 4th once again!

The marathon will start at 8am EST on July 4th with Walking Distance. Then it will conclude with Caeser and Me on July 5th at 5:30am. Below is a link to the TWZ Marathon's schedule on the SyFy Channel.

The Twilight Zone Marathon July 4th 2013 schedule on SyFy: schedule July 4, 2013

I am in no way promoting the SyFy Channel. The regulars on this blog knows how I hate the changes made to the network especially with the many commercial breaks during the TWZ Marathon and most sacrileges of all, cutting out scenes. So, if you have another way to marathon The Twilight Zone, I suggest the alternative. Netflix has the first two seasons on instant.

Now, for approval, I submitted a bit of trivia on one of my favorite TWZ episode after the "JUMP!"
Richard Matheson's Little Girl Lost

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Misty Mountains Cold (Beat It Dwarves!)

From the geniuses who brought us Freestyle Bane:
Auralnauts gives us the other version of "Misty Mountains Cold"

The Walking Dead Finale That I Wanted With CoCo

Conan O'Brien "Dead Yourself"
Hi everyone! If you've noticed, I've been away for a while. It was a combination of work and personal life that kept me away from blogging. In other words, it was procrastination. If you didn't notice, that's ok, no skin off your back or my back. We can all keep our skins!

What brings me back? My dissatisfaction with The Walking Dead Season 3 Finale. Oh man! What were they thinking? All that build up and no delivery. Season 3 started off with the vigorous shaking of the soda can... You shake and shake that soda can as hard as you can in the beginning. Then during mid season, you give it to your thirsty friend, "hey buddy, you thirsty?" The build up as he takes the shaken can... the tension as he lifts that tab... then the Finale! The pay off! And it fizzes... flat... nothing happens. In fact, he drinks the soda and then complains to you that it's bad soda. Fuck you Walking Dead Soda... fuck you...

Anyway, here's what I think would be a better finale. Maybe it's not but, Merle is alive and he shoots Andy:

Ok, maybe that wasn't the best candidate for The Walking Dead Finale because, of the lack of zombies. If you want Conan O'Brien interacting with zombies, there's also this:

Ok, maybe there are no Zombies in Resident Evil 6 either.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Saturday Morning Cartoons 2/09/2013

This week on the Adventures Of The Little Koala, we jump to episode 23 and we only have the first segment. Unfortunately, victorianemer52's channel took down all the episodes. So, we probably won't have anymore episodes of Adventures Of The Little Koala for a while. Hopefully, not forever. Thanks for posting them victorianemer52's channel. So, this week's episode is brought to us by Stormy's Media Vore.
  • A Whale of a Ride (episode 23a)

For The Real Ghostbusters we have another memorable episode written by the show runner, J. Michael Straczynski. So far, we've been getting great episodes back to back. Samhain, the spirit of Halloween, is released from centuries of imprisonment and he's going to make Halloween last forever.
  • When Halloween Was Forever (episode 8)

All after the "JUMP!"

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Saturday Morning Cartoons 2/02/2013

This week on the Adventures Of The Little Koala, Roobear and his friends does a production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Then in the next episode, when Roobear builds his invention, he gets his family mad at him. Why? Watch and find out.
  • Snow White and the Seven Koalas (episode 6a)
  • Roobear's Invention (episode 6b)

This week, we have another great episode of The Real Ghostbusters. This time it's written by the show runner, J. Michael Straczynski. The Ghostbusters battles the Sandman in what seems to be an impossible task. How will the Ghostbusters get out of this one? Janine kicks some serious butt in this episode.
  • Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream (episode 7)

All after the "JUMP!"

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Saturday Morning Cartoons 1/26/2013

Oh man! Have we got a treat for you this week!

This week on the Adventures Of The Little Koala, the show breaks formula by making the two 10min segments into one 20min story. In the first part, The Mysterious Moa Bird, "Papa" Koala has an obsession for capturing the elusive Moa Bird on camera. Their very own cryptid. Then the story continues into the second part, Love That Baby Moa!, Roobear and his friends finds a way to help the endangered baby Moa.
  • The Mysterious Moa Bird (episode 5a)
  • Love That Baby Moa! (episode 5b)

Then we have a very cool episode of The Real Ghostbusters written by Michael Reaves. The Ghostbusters are hired by two kids who are terrorized by the Boogieeman living in their closet. One of the best episodes in the series. This is where The Real Ghostbusters found its stride. The amazing Frank Welker, who voiced Megatron and Soundwave on Transformers and many other cartoon characters is the Bogieeman. He also does Slimer's voice.
  • The Boogieman Cometh (episode 6)

Thanks again to victorianemer52's channel and ImmaQuackerJack for sharing these.

All after the "JUMP!"

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Hobbit: Misty Mountains Cold Sung By Tay Zonday

Hello Youtubes!
Tay Zonday, you are awesome! With a voice like that, he's definitely a dwarf. Thanks for the link Freya!

Far over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away a break of day
To find our long forgotten gold

The pines were roaring on the height
The winds were moaning in the night
The fire was red, it flaming spread
The trees like torches blazed with light

The bells were ringing in the dale
And men they looked up with faces pale
The dragon's ire more fierce than fire
Laid low their towers and houses frail

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Saturday Morning Cartoons 1/19/2013

I was hoping to post more this week before Saturday Morning Cartoons came around but, the weekend snuck up on me!

This week on the Adventures Of The Little Koala, Roobear and friends enters a contest on building sand castles while learning a lesson in architectural design. After that, Roobear and friends learn to fly with a hang glider. Floppy can't seem to get off the ground. With some personal lessons from Mingle, Floppy becomes an ace in no time.
  • The King of the Castle (episode 4a)
  • Hang-Gliding With Roobear (episode 4b)

Written by Bruce Reid Schaeffer, in this episode of The Real Ghostbusters, a young troll decides to leave his tribe to explore New York City. Soon enough, the Ghostbusters are caught up in a troll problem (not the internet kind) when the young troll's tribe takes over the Queensboro Bridge in search for their missing brother. Oh yeah, there are also some pretty cool "fireflies."
  • Troll Bridge (episode 5)

All after the "JUMP!"

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Darth Vader Voiced By Schwarzenegger

Hello Youtubes!
A bit of a silly post but I know a certain Master Jedi would've loved it. He was a dear friend whose impact still resonates. This one's for you SC. The Force will be with you always.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Saturday Morning Cartoons 1/12/2013

This week on the Adventures Of The Little Koala, Roobear, Floppy and Pamie ventures into a cave in search for the lost Dr. Flight. They encounter a creepy "Ghost Ship" during their search. Then in the next episode, Pamie develops an eating disorder because Walter and his brothers told her that she looks like a balloon.
  • Ghost Ship (episode 3a)
  • Balloon Pamie (episode 3b)
In The Real Ghostbusters, Slimer runs away after getting yelled at by Peter for ruining Winston's birthday party. He then joins a gang of Poltergeists and discovers that the gang leader wants him to become a lifetime member...after-lifetime member...
  • Slimer, Come Home (episode 4)
All after the "JUMP!"

Friday, January 11, 2013

Game of Thrones Beatbox Opening by Sansa, Arya and Bran

Hello Youtubes!
The Kids playing Sansa (Sophie Turner), Arya (Maisie Williams) and Bran Isaac Hempstead Wright) are all grown up now. They're no longer going to sing the Game of Thrones opening during their commentary for the Season Two video release. They've matured past that. Instead, we'll get:

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Saturday Morning Cartoons 1/05/2013

This week on the Adventures Of The Little Koala, someone gets turned into a frog and Roobear and his friends gets lost in a cave during a race:
  • Is Weather A Frog? (episode 2a)
  • Lost in a Race (episode 2b)
As for the Real Ghostbusters, the gang checks out a haunted house but according to Tobin's Spirit Guide, they have a run in with a demon named Watt.
  • Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood (episode 3)
All after the "JUMP!"

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The Twilight Zone (2002): The Best and The Worst

Happy New Year!
In 2002 UPN revived The Twilight Zone with stories that were more topical and edgy. Being produced after 9/11, there were stories that touched upon homeland security and terrorism. The biggest example being The Monsters are on Maple Street. A retelling of the 1960's Twilight Zone episode, The Monsters are Due on Maple Street. The original story dealt with the fear of an alien invasion (allegory for a communist invasion). The updated 2002 version dealt with the fear of a terrorist attack.

The 2002 Twilight Zone intro music was covered by Jonathan Davis of Korn. It's not as good as the 1985 Grateful Dead cover. Actually, a lot of things in this updated version didn't measure up to its predecessors. The 2002 Twilight Zone didn't have a lot of positives going for it. Most of the stories were bland with bad cheat twist endings or, endings that just lead to nowhere. Some of the directing was boring. There were a lot of unlikable characters. In fact, the series was so bad the show was cancelled after the first season.

For the sake of doing this list, this was my 5th attempt at watching the show since the first time I watched it in 2002. I'd finally succeeded in grinding through the 44 episodes. Not all of them were bad. There were some exceptional episodes that's worthy of the original and the 1985 series. There were a lot of directors and writers that I didn't recognize. Some of them worked on the shows that I like: Battlestar Galatica, Buffy, Angel, Firefly... just to name a few. There were also a couple of actors who were involved with Battlestar Galactica peppered throughout the series like Rehka Sharma, Kandyse McClure and, Nicki Clyne. But the notable stars advertised at the time were Usher, Jessica Simpson, Amber Tamblyn, Jeremy Piven, Jason Alexander, Elizabeth Berkley and Shannon Elizabeth. I remember the promos on UPN making a huge deal about them being in the "New" Twilight Zone. Another notable name attached was Forest Whitaker. He hosted and narrated each episode in the tradition of Rod Serling who did the same in the original Twilight Zone. Unfortunately, Forest Whitaker was a bit a bland in the role.

Last year, I'd listed 15 of the Best and 10 of the Worst episodes from the 1985 Twilight Zone.

The year before that, I made a list of 15 of the Best and 10 of the Worst episodes from the original Twilight Zone.

This year, I present to you 15 of the Best and 10 of the Worst from the 2002 The Twilight Zone. They are listed in the order presented on the DVD set. The list is right after the "JUMP!".

The original broadcast version of the intro had Rod Serling's image. He was edited out of the DVD release.

A list of The Best and The Worst after the "JUMP!":