Archive for the 'TV' Category

10
Dec
10

photo of the day

Thus ends our Masters of the Universe Appreciation Week. Even if you’ve never watched She-Ra, (and lets be honest, since most of our readers are guys you probably haven’t) you can appreciate a well drawn chick with her behind on display.

She-Ra by…Someone. This was just in my archive and I neglected to save the artists name. If anyone knows I’ll be happy to credit them.

09
Dec
10

Photo of the Day

He’s climbin’ in yo windows, he’s snatchin’ yo people up…

Beast-Man, Teela and Orko from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe by jloneblackheart

08
Dec
10

Photo of the Day

Noticing a theme yet? The Rogues are feeling nostalgic this week.

He-Man and Battle Cat by Stjepan Sejic, aka Nebezial

07
Dec
10

Photo of the Day

Hordak by Arhanor

The Cupcake Rogues fully endorse Skeletor as the sweetest baddie in the He-Man and She-Ra universe. But we have to admit, Hordak looks awesome here.

06
Dec
10

Photo of the Day

Skeletor and Evil-Lyn from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.

By Zorm of deviantart.com

27
Jul
10

Top Quotes: Storm

We’re back with everyone’s favorite weather witch, STORM! So expect a lot of grand, over-the-top speeches.

#10 Storm: I summon the full power of the storm!

#9 Storm: Nature I command you, bring forth thunder and lightening!

#8 Storm: I command the Sahara winds! Transform this ice to steam!

#7 Storm: Ice! Snow! Vent your fury!

#6 Storm (after Gambit knicks the pool table): Gambit, the term rec room does not mean you must wreck it.

#5 Storm: Controlling the dirt is nothing to one that commands wind and rain! (boom, roasted!)

#4 Pierce (after Wolverine slices his arm): My arm! Blast you! Storm (as she hits him with lightening): I believe that pleasure is mine!

#3 Storm: Nature! Respond to my command! A wall of rain to quench the flames!

#2 Storm: He has not yet felt the force of the elements! Hail, fill the skies with rocks of ice! From the ends of the Earth, send limitless cold upon him!

#1 Storm: Storm, Mistress of the Elements, commands you to release that child!

26
Jul
10

Top Quotes: Rogue

X-Men’s resident southern belle (and my personal fave) is up next, Sugah!

#10 – Rogue (hitting on a prison guard): Ooh, it’s a tad chilly in here, don’t you think? Guard (totally buying it): You know what they say… cold hands? (Guard grabs her hands and passes out). Rogue: Out cold.

#9 – Rogue (flying over Bishop): I could spit on him, if I wasn’t a lady.

#8 – Wolverine: I always thought you had a soft spot for that Cajun. Rogue: Bout as soft as you, fat-head! You gonna shut up or am I gonna have to help you?

#7 – Rogue (about Blob, Pyro, and Avalanche): A fat boy and a pair of juvenile delinquents.

#6 – Rogue (as she rips off Pierce’s arm): Thanks for the hand, Sugah. I bet these cybernetic things cost an arm and a leg.

#5 – Rogue: My daddy always said two’s company and three’s an eavesdropper.

#4 – Gambit (at Jean and Cyclops’ wedding): Where I come from we always kiss the bride. (Moves to Rogue) We also kiss the bridesmaids. Rogue: This ain’t Cajun country, hun. Zip those lips!

#3 – Storm: Storm, mistress of the elements commands you to release that child! Rogue: Lighten up on the speeches, sugah! (Amen, Rogue)

#2 – Rogue: Lilandra’s out colder than leftover hush puppies!

#1 – Rogue: You look about as nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rockin’ chairs.

26
Jul
10

Top Quotes: Gambit

For my own personal enjoyment, I’ve decided to do a “Top Ten Quotes” for the X-Men animated series (1992) for each character. If you grew up on this show like I did, you’ll know that the one liners are non-stop entertainment. We’ll start with everyone’s favorite mon ami, Remy LeBeau aka Gambit.

#10 Rogue: Don’t you ever get tired of listening to yourself? Gambit: Not when I’m talkin’ bout you, chère.

#9 Gambit: You can drain my energy any time, chère. Gambit has plenty.

#8 Gambit: Here’s mud in your eyes mein subterranean freir!

#7 Gambit: I like solitaire OK, unless I got someone to play with.

#6 Gambit: Storm makes jokes now! What’s next?

#5 Gambit: Everyone can relax. Gambit has returned.

#4 Gambit: The name is Gambit. Remember it.

#3 Gambit (while falling): OK, so we don’t ski much on the Bayou! Rogue: Are you sure you don’t want help? Gambit: Course not! Gambit’s a natural athlete!

#2 Gambit (to Rogue): Gambit don’ say this to anyone before, but Gambit loves you.

#1 – Gambit: Gambit has spent days on this meal! My oyster loafs… my dough glacè. Jean: We could warm it up tomorrow? Gambit: Warm it up? You do NOT warm up such a meal! Gambit does not make TV dinners!

-R1

04
Jun
10

Comic Book Cartoon DVD Review: X-Men Vol. 2

Review: Volume 2 hosts the famous Phoenix saga, and only continues the greatness from Volume 1.

Disc 1 opens with “Red Dawn,” which features Omega Red, Darkstar and the return of Colossus. Meanwhile, Xavier (with his working legs) and Magneto are trapped powerless in Savage Land, where they’ll stay for quite a few episodes. This episode also served as a reminder to me of how sweet Storm’s powers are. “Repo Man” is an episode about Wolverine’s past, featuring his old team, Alpha Flight. “X-ternally Yours” gets into the origin of Gambit and Thieves vs Assassins. We also see Remy’s ex-wife Bella Donna, and of course, we get to watch him pick Rogue over that crazy hussy. In “Time Fugitives (Part 1 & 2)” we catch up with Bishop and Cable as they try to stop a mutant plague. “A Rogue’s Tale” catches us up on Rogue’s origin, including her permanently acquiring Ms. Marvel’s powers. “Beauty and the Beast” centers around our favorite fuzzy blue mutant, Beast. We also get to see Garydon Creed’s mental breakdown this episode when Wolverine so kindly reminds him of who his daddy is (athough they do call him Graydon Creed Sr. instead of Victor Creed, but I get they were doing it to help us 10 year olds get from point A to point B on that one). “Mojovision” is a cracked out mess of an episode that I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with. Mojo and Longshot are so ridiculous and over the top corny, but it’s an entertaining trainwreck. I don’t know how else to describe it. Plus, Longshot has a glorious blonde mullet and you get to see Spiral.

Disc 2 opens with Reunion, where we get back to Magneto and the Professor under attack in Savage Land and Mr. Sinister trying to harvest Jean and Scott’s goods. We also get to see a lot of side characters in this, including the ridiculousness that is Brain Child (or Brrrrraaain Chiiiilllld as he calls himself). And, of course, we see our first on-screen Gambit/Rogue kiss *fangirl scream*. “Out of the Past” is the two-parter with Lady Deathstrike and the Alien force. Also, Gambit and Wolvie in cut-off shorts and no shirts. HA! Last on Disc 2 is the 5-parter Phoenix Saga. Do I even need to explain the epic-ness?Princess Lilandra, D’Ken, the m’kraan crystal, Erik the Red, the StarJammers, Banshee’s hideous power, PHOENIX! I mean, come on! Just go watch it!

Best Episode: “The Phoenix” saga, of course. And “Reunion” was always a memorable one for me.

Episode You Can Skip: “Repo Man” – seems like a filler episode.

Fun Easter Eggs:

  • In “Repo Man,” when Jean is trying to locate the Professor on Cerebro, we see come other well known characters, such as Nightcrawler, Psylocke, Quicksilver, and Scarlet Witch.
  • I never noticed this before – but in “Reunion” when the X-Men lose their powers and Wolverine exclaims that there’s nothing mutant about his claws, he screams out in pain when they come out. Nice attention to detail.

Favorite Quotes:

  • Jean – “Wolverine! I felt him… such pain.” Gambit – “Man been a pain from the get-go, chere.”
  • Wolverine – “If that ain’t Morph, I’ll eat the BlackBird!”
  • Gambit to Rogue – “Gambit never say dis to anyone before, but Gambit loves you.” Hahaha, so sweet… and weird.
  • Sinister to Rogue – “So beautiful, yet so strong.” Wolverine – “Well, I always did think I was kind of cute. Nice of you to mention it.”
  • Beast – “My Kingdom for a Rosetta Stone!”
  • Professor – “It was here!” Storm – “What was here, Professor?” Professor – “I don’t know!”  hahaha I  don’t know why but that part cracks me up.

-Rogue 1

    23
    May
    10

    Comic Book Cartoon DVD Review: X-Men Vol. 1

    With the growing amount of Comic Book cartoons coming out on DVD, we thought we’d let you know what’s worth picking up and what’s not. First up, X-men cartoons (90s version) – Volume 1!

    Review: Storm making grand speeches before fighting; Rogue’s “sugah” and southern sayings (“You look ’bout as nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rockin’ chairs); Gambit’s talking in third person; and Jubilee taking over the usual role of the annoying Kitty Pryde. All things I loved about the 90s cartoon. I’m sure I’m biased because this is cartoon I grew up with, but I definitely think it’s the best and most accurate cartoon adaptation to date. Wolverine is angry and harboring a love for Jean, Beast sounds like a Harvard scholar, and they’re all wearing their best uniforms.

    On Disc 1, in the premiere “Night of the Sentinels (Part 1 and 2),” the creators took quite a risk. Instead of opening with X-men’s most well-known villains such as Magneto, Apocalypse or Mr. Sinister, they opened with an episode surrounding Sentinels. The only not-so-great part about this episode, and this Volume in general is the addition of Morph. Although I don’t have anything against Morph, it seems like they kind of just stuck him in here. Of course, as you’ll see, Morph is in here considerably less than the rest of the cast. “Enter Magneto” introduces Magneto and Sabretooth with epic destruction, as they should be. “Captive Hearts” has our first Wolverine-Jean moment, as well as our introduction to Callisto and the Morlocks as Callisto tries to make Cyclops her sperm donor. And, of course, our first look at Gambit in his speedos ;). “Slave Island” introduces Moira McTaggart, Master Mold, and Cable. “The Unstoppable Juggernaut” introduces Professor X’s no good stepbrother, the Juggernaut (duh) and Colossus, as well as Rogue’s first absorbing freak out.

    Disc 2 opens with “The Cure.” In this episode we meet Angel (how he keeps those wings tucked in his jacket, I’ll never know), Mystique, Apocalypse, Pyro and Avalanche. We also get our first bit of Rogue/Gambit flirtation that will inevitably continue on for the rest of the season (yay!). In “Come The Apocalypse” we see Angel become Archangel, Apocalypse’s Horseman, Death. “Days of Future Past (Parts 1 and 2)” takes us to 2055 where Wolverine is still fighting the good fight. This is the classic episode where Bishop goes back in time to our present to alter history with the hopes of improving his present. It has a very “Terminator” feel to it. It also features Nimrod and Forge, and lets us in on the fact that Mystique was once Rogue’s foster mother. “Till Death Do Us Part” shows Cyclops’ and Jean’s first wedding that ends up being null and void. We also first see the human we love to hate, Graydon Creed, leader of the Friends of Humanity and Mr. Sinister. We also get to see the Nasty Boys with one of the best named characters in comics – Gorgeous George!  This episode gives us a taste of what in the comics would become a creepy obsession for Cyclops and Jean on Sinister’s part. The volume ends with “Whatever It Takes,” an episode about Storm’s home village and the Shadow King.

    Overall, Volume 1 is a must have in your collection! Oh and P.S. the 90s X-men opening theme IS the end-all, be-all for opening themes. Don’t let anyone tell you different! If they had it for my phone, it would be my ringtone to this day.

    Best Episode: “Night of the Sentinels” – you’ve got to see where it all begins. “Days of Future Past” is also a must-see.

    Episode You Can Skip: “Cold Vengeance” gets a little slow but it sets up “Slave Island,” which is a more interesting episode.

    Fun Easter Eggs:

    • In “Deadly Reunions,” as Professor X is in Sabretooth’s mind, see some fun special guests, such as Deadpool, Omega Red and others.
    • “Slave Island” shows mutant extras Northstar, Aurora, Sunfire and others.
    • “Days of Future Past (Part 1)” shows some kids running with a video game in their hands featuring The Punisher.
    • In “The Final Decision,” when Professor X probes Gambit’s mind, we see Ghost Rider.
    • In “Till Death Do Us Part (Part 1)” Morph says “Making copies!” a la Saturday Night Live. This has nothing to do with anything, just thought it was kind of funny 🙂
    • In “Whatever It Takes” Morph transforms into Deadpool, Omega Red, and Maverick.

    Favorite Quotes:

    • Wolverine – the ever-classic “I go where I WANNA go.”
    • Storm – “Storm, Mistress of the Elements, commands you to release that child!” Rogue – “Lighten up on the speeches, Sugah.”
    • Magneto – “I wonder how he’ll look, Charles, after so long… perhaps, a toupee?”
    • Gambit – “How do you sweat so much, petite, and not lose weight?”
    • Wolverine – “What’s the matter? Teacher’s pet got cold feet?” *Cyclops flashes his optic beams* “Anytime, pretty boy.”
    • Storm – “Gambit, the term rec room does not mean you must wreck it.” Gambit – “Even Storm makes jokes now! What next?”
    • Wolverine – “This kid’s crying… do something!”
    • Rogue to Gambit – “Don’t you ever get tired of listening to yourself?!” Gambit – “Not when I’m talking bout you, chere.”
    • Wolverine to Jubilee – “If you knew how much bubble gum I had to sniff to find you!”

    -Rogue 1




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