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15 June 2010 @ 04:47 pm
He remembered it vividly. Lunchboxes bearing the film's graphics clashing violently with that of Star Wars and another favorite gem of mine-Buck Rogers In The 25th Century. Awesome show...though their decision to radically change direction in the 2nd season with The Searcher-a repainted Space Love Boat from the Ms. Cosmos episode. Ah what an episode. The mutant Sabrina with the micro mini skirt is one of my ultimate villainous vixen. I wouldn't mind interrogation by that lovely number. Wait a minute...I'm off track.

The Black Hole wanted desperately to cap on the Star Wars success. After Star Trek's failure. Lucas proved the Final Frontier was a gold mine if properly proposed. Star Trek: The Motion Picture was ever present and it appeared as a Battle Beyond The Stars. Yeah that was a cool TV mini-series/tele-movie with Hannibal from the A-Team, John Boy and the shapely Sybill Danning's sensuality. Anyway. As much as I wanted to see it in theatres. He never got a chance to see it on the Big Screen. Many reasons went into thought. Theatres kinda scared him. Darkness with creepy strangers.

But years later I picked up the DVD on sale mind you. I admit the 1st time I saw it I thought it was slow and kinda corny. But I gave the disc a 2nd chance and since that faithful moment, I've seen it close to 10x. I love it. The costume designer did a masterful job-especially Capt. Holland/Pizer's unies. Dr. Durant's grey sweater comes up beautifully on the DVD and McHale minus the Navy's costume is cool. Dr. McCrae-granted she isn't 20 in the role deserved a sexier costume. She obviously still have a tight sexy figure who has aged gracefully. Oh well. Perhaps watching spandex on Buck Rogers has poisoned me. Maybe. Robert Forster is superb as Captain Holland. Smooth, powerful voice. Cool demeanor. James T. Kirk could take a lesson or two. Pizer is annoying. I hate to tout my own horn. But I'd be better. Oh well... Maximillion Schell is wonderful as the handsome mad scientist reminiscent of Dr. Frankenstein.

Once the green grid fades and the star-scape is present, I was intrigued. The Palomino appears to just pop up from nowhere unless you've seen it before. Perkins for all his Norman Bates vibes possesses a smooth voice which is a pleasant addition to Forester/McDowell. The special effects are awesome. So are the colors of the beautiful sets. Call me a cave man but i prefer real effects to obvious fake CGI.

The Centry Robots are okay. But did the director get the memo? They shouldn't walk like wind up toy soldiers? S.T.A.R. was cool. Especially the name. But he got outwitted by Old B.O.B.? Either too confident or simply stupid. You decide. I loved the sliding door sounds. Watching it in the dark. As I do. I find myself drawing for a pistol that isn' there. It makes the movie quite jumpy-especially when Captain Holland views the Humaniod Funeral. Forster's portrayal of Holland deserves a sequel. He was cool. Period. The obvious love between Dr. Kate McCrae & Capt. Holland deserved more than a rescue mini-hug. A long wet minute kiss would be nice. Perhaps an implied morning after. It was PG after all. Might as well Milk The PG Cow For All You Can Get. They made a great pair. He was handsome and rugged; she was sexy and brainy.

02 June 2010 @ 05:56 pm
How do you recover from a bad break-up? The proverbial pint of ice cream? Quality time alone? Going out with friends? What are your personal healing strategies?

Why gain weight for no reason. Take time for you & only you. Whatever hobbies/interests u like. Sci-Fi Films, bird-watching, gardening, art/drawing, hiking...whatever tickles your fancy THAT DOESNT'RELY ON SOMEONE ELSE! Sink yourself into them and enjoy quality time with pet if available and sooner or later you'll forget the person's name!
01 June 2010 @ 03:30 am
Among the coolest things about the original Star Wars Trilogy was the use of British actors. As a kid, a 2nd grade student, I thought George Lucas automatically felt like me. I mean an admirer of British media (The Prisoner, The Avengers, The Secret Agent, James Bond and lessly Doctor Who-although Tom Baker's voice is simple awesome.
She was the beautiful leggy 10. A raven-haired vixen clad in a golden yellow costume-a lemon bodysuit with a flowing cape which came in handy when she swoops in the ski. A dreamgirl with a bite. Your perfect fantasy. Except she was a criminal. A thief with a fetish for stealing golden aviary objects. Sort of a Catwoman. Without the cats.

Her appearances are sparse and quite rare. If you blink you'd probably miss it. Compared to our voluptuous villainess, Hailey's Comet is commonplace. But something about Golden Raven beckons for more. Something about her won't let me forget. Something about her won't let me just let it go as face value-a Hostess Fruit Pie Ad, to be glanced at and forgotten. Never to be spoken of or reminisced at all.

I'm sorry. But Golden Raven is better than that. Our lovely villainess deserves a reentry into the DC Universe that spawned her. She deserves a artist who does awesome work, someone like the Legendary Dan Jurgens. Golden Raven needs to swoop back into DC Comics and challenge our favourate winged avenger, Hawkman.
20 April 2010 @ 11:30 pm
Such a versitale actor who could be incorporated in any role-from Threes Company to Star Trek
19 April 2010 @ 04:25 pm
Freedom Of Speech. Enjoy It While You Can. For the Fascist Barrack Obama Regime is quieting working behind closed doors-sounds kinda like ObamaCare, doesn't it? Anyway. There is a not so sutle campaign fed by Left Wing Nuts like MSNBC's Ed Schultz to "shut up" Americans. How dare they speak agains the Almight One or at least someone who thinks he is. Stand up America. Rise up America. And use your voice while you have it. Make sure your registered. And vote out the fascists.
30 October 2009 @ 11:36 pm
Columbus Bluejackets goaltender Chris Mason has been nowhere near the form that won him the Calder Trophy. So far. And this could change. But so far, his career has been sort of similar to Montreal Canadiens' Carey Price. Price was Top Goalie and MVP at the World Juniors. Mason was Top Goalie and MVP at the World Juniors. Price won the AHL Championship. Mason won the Calder. Since then, Price has looked lost and out of his element Playing like an AHL All-Star rather than an NHL one. Mason has looked lost and out of his element. A high GAA on a defense first time is bad. No wonder Ken Hitchcock looks steamed half the time. How much longer will it be before fans start asking: Perhaps we should've kept Pascal LeClaire. Remember. Before his injury woes last year, he has a superb year. Leading the NHL in SO's and yet was snubbed at the All-Star Game.

Seeing just how many goalies come-and-go. Win the Calder, and fade away into oblivion. Jim Carey, Andrew Raycoft, and Blaine Lacher just to name a few. Okay, The Loch Ness Monster didn't win the Calder but he has a great rookie year who quickly became a fan favorite. But his fortunes quickly changed the following year when he couldn't stop a beach ball from crossing the line. And had the fans chanting "Let 'Em In" Lacher.

Perhaps management jumped the gun by letting Leclaire go. The Sophomore Slump hits all positions. But when it hits the Last Line Of Defense. It's placed under a far bigger microscope. And the spotlight highlights every error. Perhaps Bluejacket management should've kept both young goaltenders and have them push each other in order to achieve optium output and production. Knowing there's a kid waitin' in the wings who could spell you very easily will prevent a young ego and GAA from ballooning out of control.
Current Mood: complacentcomplacent
Current Music: Swan's Lake Openning
30 October 2009 @ 04:19 pm
Seems like a simple question. Doesn't it. It has many meanings, however. One a wicked reference to his numerous concussions. God forgive me. And the other is a character flaw that is intentionally being pointed out. The rougher the means, perhaps the bigger the audience.
Recently, Jeremy Roenick announced his long-awaited retirement from a length, injury and episode filled career that included 500 goals and a plethora of oh so forgettable moments. The day he retired, naive fans quickly rushed to their computers and commented on how great a warrior he was. How he was tough and a great "leader"? But those fans seem only a silver lining within a storm-cloud filled day. Sure he was very good in his youth. However like The Great #88 Eric Lindros his zest for body contact and roughing it up caught up with him oh too quickly. After three 100 point seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks, his production fell off the proverbial map. Barely over/under a point a game which lead to a trade with the Phoenix Coyotes for fellow talented but underachieving Alexei Zhamnov. Despite playing with true classy superstar Keith Tkachuk (A Hall Of Famer who never put his foot in his mouth and never acted like a graduate of Clown College), he couldn't buy a point-a-game season. Then came the trade to Philly and the problems multiplied.

The melodramatic hug with Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider. With gratitude for 32 million guaranteed contract? Faking a concussion during the NHL Lockout so he could collect injury payments from the Flyers. And the famous comment that will abide in the Halls Of Studipum for eons to come. I am paraphrasing of course. You fans are just jealous. You can kiss my $ #### . And don't forget thrashing the hotel accommodations during a failed U.S. Olympic bid. What class. What a poster boy hero. I don't think so. I'll take "soft" Sidney Crosby over this jerk any day. And what's the reward for his non-role model behavior. The Dean Of Clown College himself NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman puts his in the foreground in the pathetic downgrade of the former Ron McLean-led NHL Awards Show. Unfortunately this pathetic clown and excuse for a human being will end up in the Hockey Hall Of Fame. Roggie Vachon is far more deserving and worthy a candidate.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
12 December 2008 @ 11:07 am
The Hartford Whalers were much more than simply an NHL franchise. They were an icon and a treasure. Their classic green uniforms. The logo. The Brass Bonanza. Priceless. They deserved to be saved. Or in this case, resurrected. The vile and contemptible Peter Karmanos Jr.'s classless act of stripping Hartford of their beloved team should've been stopped. Gary Bettman is indeed The Clown Prince Of Incompetence for hardly making an effort of stepping in and circumventing the Whalers' demise. The late great John A. Ziegler Jr. wouldn't have allowed it. Unlike his successor, he understood and respected hockey tradition. He knew far well that New England is synonymous with hockey. He was aware of the region's passion for the sport. Technically, it consists of the following states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut & Rhode Island. But you might as well throw in the Mid-Atlantic states (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware & Maryland) and form a Hockey Megalopolis.

According to the Nielsen Media 2007-2008 Local Market Estimates, the Hartford - New Haven, CT area ranks 29th. Higher than Nashville, Kansas City, New Orleans, Las Vegas or Buffalo. So why no Whalers? If you are simply going by city population, then you are missing The Big Picture. Hartford's proximity to New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, New Hampshire & Massachusetts. The residents of the neighboring states would make a short commute and attend NHL games. Similar to Philadelphia's TV market which serves the entire Delaware Valley, The Hartford Whalers could be beamed across the adjacent states of NY, NJ, MA, NH, MA & RI. The television market has vast growth potential. It can work. With a little hard work and planning, we can once again have The Kelly Green, Blue & White. But before all that can happen or even be attempted, there is one belated action which must be performed. It is an eagerly anticipated event for longsuffering NHL fans. That labor of love, off course, is the immediate and unconditional impeachment of Gary Bettman.

The Nielson Media Estimates rank Buffalo as a smaller market. It is not meant ot suggest anything except state fact. The region is a great hockey hotbed. The City Of Buffalo has a rich hockey history and the Sabres enjoy some of the most dedicated and passinate fans.
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06 December 2008 @ 10:26 pm
Mats Sundin is perhaps the most overrated player in the game today. Labeled a superstar, some will attest to his lofty point total. 1,321 points in 1,305 games. Yes. Very impressive. But the numbers are more a testiment to his durabilty and consistancy, rather than true greatness. He is the captain of one of hockey's most storied franchises, yet has never demenstrated any of the traits which go along with the title.

Despite his career totals, his seasonly point output has been suspect. After an impressive 114 point season with the Nordiques, where he played alongside the likes of superstar Joe Sakic, Owen Nolan and Valeri Kamensky, he dipped to 85. Following a blockbuster trade, he went to the Toronto Maple Leafs. In his 11 full seasons with The Blue & White, he has averaged a grand total of 78 points a season. 78? That's it? Yet he was given captaincy and called a superstar? Superstars produce. They don't complain about their linemates. Especially when they played with the likes of Alexander Mogilny, Wendel Clark, Dmitri Khristich, Sergei Berezin, Steve Thomas & Bryan Berard. The true hallmark of greatness is making the players around you better. Dale Hawerchuk, Denis Savard, Jaromir Jagr, Steve Yzerman, Peter Stastny & Sidney Crosby. These gentleman would easily have racked up 100+ point seasons playing with this stellar cast. The glaring difference from a star and a superstar.

Sundin's leadership also must be examined. While with Toronto, Team Sweden is the only place where this trait was demenstrated. Mats is the captain. Captains usually lead by example. However he seldom does on a consistant basis. Mats doesn't buzz up and down the ice, creating scoring chances galore while putting his head down & backchecking like a demon. Does he? Instead of gazing into oblivion while on the bench, Sidney Crosby & Adam Oates would frequently commune with their fellow linemates. Motioning with their hands where to go and what to do. That's the dedication necessary in order to become great. Talent without devotion and hard work is meaningless. His leadership was equally inept in the playoffs. Sundin never strapped the Maple Leafs on his back and excelled.

Though clearing not a superstar, The Blue & White paid him a premium salary. Often in the seven million dollar price range. Yet, when the Maple Leafs asked him to waive his no-trade clause. He would not. Sundin couldn't see himself playing for another team at that time. His devotion to the team. Even though he could always just resign in the summer. After receiving a facsimile award for "leadership", Sundin announced his intent to explore his opportunities. Where's the devotion Mats? The devotion that cost the Maple Leafs young, blue chip prospects? Would the great Darryl Sittler pull such high jinx? Would Borje Salming?

The Toronto Maple Leafs are a great franchise. They invested a King's Ransom into Mats Sundin. They and their loyal fans deserved a better return. The dividends that Crosby, Hawerchuk, Jagr, Savard & Dionne deliver(ed)on a consistant basis. Is Mats Sundin overrated? I leave the answer to you, the reader.
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