Sunday, 29 October 2017

Rogue Zero

Sad to hear about John Mollo I was going to do a Star Wars post anyhow but it's only right I begin with John a well deserved Oscar still fascinated with his & Ralph's  designs today 40 odd years later - that's good design

A  few familiar faces here... Interesting video about costume Design  for the original Star Wars

I thought this week I'd immerse myself in The Star Wars galaxy -I do want to complete writing the second part of my Boba/Ben story So I guess The Clone Wars and Rebels will be on heavy rotation on my PS4 whilst I type-I seem to watch more dvds and tv on it than play games these days - The last two episodes tie in with Rogue One -I guess this takes place a few monthes before the events in that movie - fascinated to see what happens to the Ghost Crew I hope they surprise the audience -rather than take the predictive path of Ezra and Kanan biting the dust(could be sent off on pilgrimage beyond the Star Wars Galaxy or frozen in carbonite -or even just off the Imperial radar -same could be said about Ashokha if she is indeed alive- I reckon she is ) Disappointed to hear about Visceral - Ragtag seemed right up my street just like 1313 would of stop doing this EA just stop -I hope I'm not let down by Battlefront 2 but I'm not super exited the say way I was in 2015 (expected something along the same lines as Panademics Battlefront but instead got half of a game)you can buy it now for a tenner but eventually they'll be nobody online as they'll be playing the sequel offline is just as important and story is fundamental too. Mind you "Ragtag" sounds more of a Battlstar Galactica type of word -a Mass Effect planet hopping style Star Wars game that would work seriously could kick off countless sequels - especially if it involves Bounty Hunters and Pirates - lets hope that all the hard work put into this game evolves into something eventually.
Been playing Injustice 2 alot lately Boba Fettin' with Black Manta - a decent Star Wars fighting game would be cool - you could have a wicked spectrum of fighters to choose from now -seeing as prequels tv series the original movies  all the new stuff coming out - it's about time Masters of  Teras Kasi got a sequel lol .. bit of late 90's PS1 nostalgia here..Cool dog .

I wonder if Woody is playing Cad Bane in Solo movie ? would be cool to see a live action version of him- Tag & Bink never read it- Robot Chicken I do get -so a bit worried this film won't turn out as well as I hoped then again  might even be a spoof version of Solo films makers could be messing with our heads   .

Thursday, 26 October 2017

The Crystal Spirit .

Thinkin' about where it all went wrong - WW1 is the main offender -WW2  again may seem  straight forward to a naive eye but gave birth to other Wars some which never ended - how do you  deal with North Korea  for example  - we're left with so many  disputes which should be resolved ..  subject  of this post is The Spanish Civil War - in my mind the birth of modern thought, be it art ,politics or reason ... Spanish Civil War should of been a signal rather than excuse .. no one says's it better than Orwell..

Doc about Eric Blairs aka Georges time in Spain Hemingway also was present would make a good Top Gear Remember reading "Condors" by Garth and Carlos and been inspired to write The Defiant my alternate World War 2 story - perhaps I'll come back to that - the more you learn about history the more it surprises you - McArthur planned a US Invasion of the UK around the time of The General Strike - what a crazy alternate history that would of made - nevermind Wolfenstein.
 Remember seeing this back in the day  The only  mentions before then of Spanish Civil War in my life before then were mentions in  "When  the Boat Comes In" and "The Waltons " lol this movie made it more real to me as it's a part of history that's been buried by other events - I guess I became curious about it when I was about 8 or 9 there was a coup in Spain the same day that Lady Diana and Prince Charles got engaged - seemed like a more interesting story that got buried by something jingoistic ..guess then and there I figured I  shouldn't trust the media  but Kens always grand ..

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Goin' Batty

Fave Bat Artist Neal Adams (as well as Green Arrow & Green Lantern ) that dude can draw  big time.
I've wondered how this would turn since I was  4 or 5 here's my personal answer lol

I'm the Arrow here .. but the Batdude always holds fascination coz he's been around so long - and a baddass but reliving Neal Adams covers from when I was a nipper  lol well up to a point-since then we've had the Burton Movies - the non Keaton movies which weren't half as good ,animated series which retell some Batman classics - The Nolan Trilogy which I did like -no idea what the latest films are like have to catch up with those The Arkham  games  but right now  I am enjoying Gotham at the moment -I'm just concerned that Young Bruce & Gordon will have put away or killed(in Gordon's case) all the main baddies before he gets a chance to become Batman lol-mind you plenty of resurrection going on as I'm halfway through season 3 (good ol Netflix-but I'm not sure I can wait a year for season 4 which is been broadcast right now on American TV) I was hoping to see Gordon rock the glasses and tash by now though -mind you he didn't have a tash in 1966 show -just when I visualize his character it would be like Year One. ..maybe eyes get worse off by time Bruce hits 20's Scene where young Bruce loses his parents - strange how one panel from 1939 has created such a mythos.. mind you they went to see a Zorro movie not a musical (unless it was a musical about Zorro lol) Least Bruce's voice has got a little deeper since-he gets taller with every season lol -good move having Selena witnessing killing -makes sense they grew up around same time - One of my fave scenes so far is in the second season where young Bruce tracks down the shooter - the pay off is satisfying and true to the character-I lost my Dad young -due to another persons violence -you carry all this rage inside you-I guess I still do but you have to control it you don't let it get the better of you -a tough break -but gotta live with it day in day out -but that scene made so much sense I won't spoil it if you haven't seen it - better to be like Brucey boy in mind than the crazy crooks in this show although they seem to have more fun but they too of course are defined by tragedy Dig Vic and Barnes who I figure must be The Executioner the most (kinda like a mad proto Dredd yelling I am the Law a nod to Danny Canon I guess) Vic would make perfect Agent 47 so mainly scene stealers in this show Penguin obviously -I like his take on Cobblepot never knew he was gay though but hey makes kinda sense good dress sense and all -reminds me of Johnnyboy in Mean Streets and Tuturro in Millers Crossing so Robins excellent dig the way he loves his Mum , almost a sympathetic character -guess that's the genius of shows like these ... same could be said about Captain Nerd .. The Riddler another excellently cast actor as is Jerome who may or may not be The Joker -but so perfect for that role... Catwoman when she's Cat rather than Catgirl (sounds a bit weird-makes more sense ) and Young Bruce both convincing in there roles  Camren's a great dancer and agile enough to play Selena  and David's going to be a great Bats hope they can keep show going into there 20's but can't ask too much Never expected Alfred to be ex SAS (maybe SBS actually they did mention he was a Royal Marine) I wonder about lingo he uses as it's my normal phrasing but would a American audience grasp it ? seems more working class which is better Butlering has changed over the years. I do wish Donal would get more story though a good sideman to Gordon but he needs more episodes about his character as he's most Irish of the cops and I can Identify with him the most -hope his kids ok only just heard about that  just now. Dude always gets the chicks -but then they turn nuts -mind you doubt that will happen with Lee -I'll feature more about female cast on other blog in a couple of days but yeah gotta get some face fluff & plastic glasses by close of season 5 Ok back to my Gotham Marathon -keep up the good work loving it so far... can't watch this trailer till see all of season 3 though

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Rebels with a Cause.

 Nice pic of Fenn Rau by Bartek Fedyczak .
One of the big questions in Rebels tv show is who is The Manda Lore ? I 'm putting my money on Fenn Rau seeing as Fenn Shysha and Tobbi Dala were the head honchos in the original Marvel run but I've been  wrong b4 -for example I  thought Benico Del Torro was gonna be a Fett -but seems like he's a guy called DeeJay we'll have  wait till December to see how that transpires -perhaps Bo is the new Manda Lore although seems hesitant here -good to see her back -looking forward to seeing first episode of new season should be out on Monday.

so cool to see Mando's do there thang especially against the Empire -I've been waiting since 83 for this -I really wanted to see this in prequel trilogy but perhaps it was a tall order for a live action movie-I'm a bit concerned for Luke here-seems like he's bricking it -fear leads to dark side -and he's lost his friend and perhaps his sister in the next movie -he could lose it big time - perhaps he'll be the real bad guy in the ninth movie -rather than that Snoke thing (excellent name for a sock puppet though)I hope not kinda love the guy -and you want it to be true to what George intended (we never hear of George these days but the whole SW universe would of never happened without him) should of asked him to involved in final movie of this trilogy I reckon.. November see's Battlefront 2 hit the shops - I'm looking forward to the story mostly -not keen on idea of micro-transactions though(all that star card power up stuff puts me off a bit on MP-I think it's a bit different this time around but I notice people online aint too happy about it  ) -you see this kind of thing in Injustice 2 as well would be better if characters you buy came with unique maps as well that would of been nice... but here's Finn if he digs it I know I will too.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Falling Out 2

At long last I've got to completing uploading  the main story quest of Fallout 4 although this is by no means the directors cut or special edition as there is much more  Fallout   in the aftermath of the events at the Institute - but I'll take a break from uploading these for a while -gets alot better when I  use Lois instead of Jo as I had access to Cheat Room and Mods Galore  -so I got alot better and had more access to clothes and weapons and action points (bit of a junky for action points and criticals  very handy reference for comic so made sure I got the most out of that)-I doubt anyone will watch this from start to finish -it's just nice to have )

theres more than 200 vids approaching 400 in fact -it'll go beyond if I upload the ending of Far Harbour and Nuka World.
Currently playing Injustice 2 it's a thing of beauty -the story mode is worth playing by itself -characters look like there Brian Bolland or Neal Adams  vibe to them - very nicely done -it's not a bad fighter either - makes you wish there was a Marvel Alliance 3 though  that would be beyond neat .
Black Canary Vs Catwoman - some wishes do come true lol