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Star Wars Things

So in addition to the Ewoks (who would have been better had they stayed Wookies as originally planned) there are a few things in Star Wars that bug me. As much as I LOVE Star Wars.
– Jar Jar Binks- First and most obvious was this super-annoying character. Who, if you think about it, was directly responsible for the fall of the Republic and rise of the Empire.
– Deleted scenes- From Luke and his friends on Tatooine to the wampas overrunning Hoth base to Luke constructing the green lightsaber, there is a wealth of shot and unused material.
-Skywalker- If they were hiding baby Luke from Darth Vader, why did they still give him the last name Skywalker? Vader WAS aware that his name used to be Skywalker. And if he got an inkling of a kid named Skywalker on Tatooine, he could have found him.
– Grand Moff Tarkin- I always wondered why Tarkin could get away with ordering Vader around. Shouldn't Vader have Force Choked the life out of him? There were other Grand Moffs and I doubt they all got to sass off to Vader.

The Doc

I watched the new full-length trailer for the new season of Doctor Who and it's got me very excited. It looks like the brilliance of the most recent season is on track to be repeated. Particularly the line where a scary voice says, "Fear me, I've killed hundreds of Time Lords." And the Doctor says, "Fear me, I killed them all." Chilling. And a very important part of the character's backstory. My personal theory is that they may bring back Gallifrey (the Doctor's homeworld). But I'm probably wrong. Also very excited about The Doctor finding out who River Song really is. I suspect it will be a very interesting revelation.

Lanterns Again

Hey guess what? I am going to talk about Green Lantern. Because I saw some footage from Wondercon from the new movie and it looks AMAZING. Sinestro looks badass, the hordes of bizarre looking alien Green Lanterns look wicked and, best of all, they make the flight sequences and ring constructs look as realistic as these things can. The footage shows GL fighting Hector Hammond and I haven't seen any footage of Sinestro wielding his yellow power ring so I suppose that he isn't the primary villain. Maybe they are setting him up to be the villain in the sequel. My poor geeky heart would love to see Blake Lively (who plays GL's girlfriend Carol Ferris) assume her comic identity of Star Sapphire.

WWE Not Stars

So I have been playing WWE All-Stars recently and it features a roster of some of the greatest in the wrestling business plus some of today's wrestlers. Now they just need a game featuring the worst gimmicks ever. Like:
– The Gobbledy Gooker- A guy in a turkey suit.
– The Ding Dongs- Guys with pictures of bells on their tights. For some reason.
– Mantaur- A guy with a bull head.
– Tugboat- A big fat guy in a sailor's outfit


I saw the trailer for the new anime-style Thundercats show and I really liked it. It plays up more the original's feeling of "Cats meets Lord of the Rings". The character designs are more or less intact: Lion-O looks younger and Cheetarah still looks awesome. Mumm-Ra looks terrifying. Wiley Kit and Wiley Kat even manage to look a little cool. In the original they irritated me. So much that I used to pray they would fall into a pit and get eaten by Mumm-Ra's mummy dog.