Disney’s Slide and Princess Leia Revisionism

February 13, 2019 Bushi 13

So yesterday the Star Wars Twitter account tweeted something kind of dumb: Until she blasted a hole in the floor and slid them down to certain death, and was only saved because they brought R2. Without the droid, Leia would have killed them all. https://t.co/khMCH42NOv — Daddy Warpig (@Daddy_Warpig) February […]

Bring out your dead

February 12, 2019 Bushi 3

  I’ve been sick the past few days, so please excuse the lack of content. Not quite dead yet, but I am going to use this to make a rather clumsy transition (*wait for it). Something I wanted to share – a week and change ago, Emperor’s Notepad wrote a […]

Ineffective heroes

February 5, 2019 Bushi 1

I’ve not been doing much reading lately, I must admit. I’m kind of stuck on A. Merritt’s The Moon Pool, which I can’t read more than a few pages of at a time. I have been watching shows and movies, though, and doing a little bit of gaming. Yesterday I watched Ant-Man […]

Total Recall

We Can Remember It For You Wholesale: Partial Recall

January 7, 2019 Bushi 5

When I read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? a few years ago, I was struck by how much it deviated from its Hollywood counterpart, Blade Runner. In retrospect I shouldn’t have been – film adaptations are notorious for drifting away from source material. It’s no surprise, then, that “We Can Remember […]

Santa

ChristmaSFF: A Santa Story

December 7, 2018 Bushi 5

When I was a kid, I loved the old Rankin and Bass holiday specials (I mean I gobbled up all their stuff, but). They produced a number of Santa-related animations, many still beloved today. The misers were great, memorable characters, but for my money the one that stood out was The […]

Movies

Classic Scifi: The Omega Man, Logan’s Run, Westworld

December 5, 2018 Bushi 0

I’ve been catching up on some classic cinema, thanks to offerings by Amazon Prime Video. I haven’t been that impressed, honestly, but it’s all long-overdue required watching. Let me share a few thoughts and impressions as an expert SFF critic and navelgazer. 1. The Omega Man This one was actually […]

Kane

Not-Quite-Solomon Kane: The Movie

November 12, 2018 Bushi 18

I’ve written before about Solomon Kane, the original Caped Crusader. Though Conan the Barbarian, with his own merits, is Robert E. Howard’s most famous creation, Kane is my personal favorite. There’s just something about his fanatical thirst for justice and uncompromising faith that I find wonderfully compelling. I recently watched Solomon […]

Queue up the Cartoons

October 16, 2018 Bushi 16

We all grow up wondering why TV and film aren’t as good these days as when we were young. Yes, nostalgia is rose-tinted. I fondly remember a lot of the cartoons and puppet-laden children’s shows of my early years, and I firmly believe the fact that I encountered dragons and […]

Disenchantment: Another Netflix Near Miss

September 5, 2018 Bushi 3

When I saw that Matt Groeining, creator of The Simpsons and Futurama, was working with Netflix to release a fantasy-themed cartoon called Disenchantment, I was cautiously optimistic. Optimistic, because The Simpsons was a great show for many seasons and Futurama was all-around excellent. Cautiously, because The Simpsons fell into suckage […]

Bedknobs and Broomsticks and the Disney Demon

September 4, 2018 Bushi 6

I’d venture to guess that many kids growing up in the 80’s and early 90’s, like myself, watched a somewhat strange amalgam of television programming. My early memories are smattered with various Disney and Rankin and Bass productions, a variety of shows with weird puppets, and even a Japanese anime […]