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!":