Tuesday, September 30, 2008

S-8.02 "Plastique": Time Bomb

This episode was kind of average for me. I can't appreciate the comics villains as much as others do, since I'm pretty unfamiliar with them.

Have to get used to Smallville's own Adventures of Lois and Clark. I thought she used him a little too much. The phone booth scene was pretty funny.

It's been over 7 years, yet Chloe and Clark are still anal about meteor freaks?

If this episode's any indication, Jimmy's disappearances are gonna make even less sense now that he's higher up on the show.

Wow, Tess is quickly becoming quite the badass.

And on the subject of Lex, no matter what an interview says, I can't imagine a last episode without him.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

15 years ago...


As I've mentioned before, I didn't start to watch Power Rangers until '94, let alone really be a fan of the show until '96. I just wasn't motivated one way or another to watch it until my sister turned it on (Even today, a show like Heros, I've never been encouraged either way).

With Tiny Toons ending in '94 and Animaniacs clashing with the "Disney Afternoon" cartoons, I had no reason to watch Fox Kids then... (After checking wikipedia, I do recall switching over to watch TaleSpin, Darkwing Duck, for awhile Goof Troop and of course DuckTales and Chip n' Dale -- which were essentially the beginning of it all.) Simply put, I'd love watching my cartoons every afternoon. ^_^

Fast-foward to '95, when casually turning on MMPR became part of my afternoon since, I had not much else to do after school.

The two-month break between "Return of the Green Ranger" and "Storybook Rangers" really had me wondering what was up with the show, until I heard about the movie. Soon my sister bought the soundtrack, turned it on and the orchestrated main theme played for the first time ever.

I remember liking what they did with season 3 more and being fascinated by the Ninjazords. I'd imagine White Ranger fighting Lord Zedd and defeating him, should the series end or to make way for new villains. >_>

With "Master Vile and the Metallic Armor" things really started to get interesting. Soon the Rangers became powerless kids, Zedd and the gang made themselves grow and I could only wonder -- If the show wasn't over how the hell they'd ever get out of it (Of course, what followed was my favorite story-arc ever and years and years of taping the show). Then MMPR ended its run, the Zeo "It's Coming" teasers started and it wasn't long before I was getting up around 10-11am to catch the Saturday episode on tape. Ah, those were the days. And we didn't even have AOL yet.

Years later... Meeting Jason David Frank, Austin St. John, Paul Schrier, Jason Narvy, Tony Oliver, Steve Cardenas, Johnny Bosch, Karan Ashley... finally owning Power Morphers, collecting new exclusive figures and putting together my long-imagined tribute has been spectacular.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Smallville Season Premiere "Odyssey": Letting Go

Only 4 weeks since Lex and Clark went missing after the Fortress collapsed. I was kinda afraid it was gonna be a few months.

Great to have Oliver back as a regular and nice to see AC and Dinah again too.

Clark without his powers again felt kinda last-resort cheap, but I can't blame Michael for moving on after 7 years. I look forward to the whole "Where's Lex?" plot of the season.

Pretty good introduction for Tess. Even Ollie agrees she's worse than Lex.

Crystal of Knowledge, eh? Interesting.

Damn, it really wasn't looking good for our heros there -- especially Clark. Nice brief nod to the past when his life flashed. Why didn't they include anyone saying anything when Martian Manhunter showed up? I'm confident he'll get his powers back. It would be nice to see him be a big part of an episode later.

Loved the ending. Clark's attitude towards Lois was perfect for the situation and it's cute how they smile when the other isn't looking. ^_^ Although Clark did get the desk job awfully quick. Looking forward to all the situations they get into...

This Odyssey ended pretty nicely. Between Clois and GA, I'm gonna get real biased this season.