I grew up in the time of Tom and Jerry, Looney Tunes, Animaniacs, and Freakazoid being on Cartoon Network all the time. I had a lot of friends who spent their time watching the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon, but I was far more interested in the pop culture referencing, classy humor of Looney Tunes. Cartoon Network has since changed its style, and rarely plays classic cartoons anymore and honestly, I think the next generation will be sadder for it.
While I was in college, I discovered a fantastic cartoon one night that is absolutely amazing – Phineas and Ferb. The show recently ended, but all four seasons are on Netflix and I recommend trying them out, especially if you have kids. If anything else, it can give you a break from the more repetitive cartoons available and sneak in some jokes for you to laugh about as well. It was created by two guys who worked on Family Guy, The Simpsons, Rocko’s Modern Life, and Spongebob Squarepants, Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh.
Khan is one of the most known and most beloved – or is it reviled? – villains from Star Trek, or really from most of fiction in general in recent history. What is it about Khan that intrigues us so?
Much of it is Ricardo Montalban’s acting, of course. Although, his acting in Space Seed was only decent… or maybe I’m just showing my lack of Original Series knowledge? But regardless, was he strong enough to merit the movie? The answer is undoubtedly yes, and Wrath of Khan was amazing.
I had not seen either Space Seed or Wrath of Khan until recently. So Khan is new to me, and I have some thoughts on Khan. So in the spirit of our character studies, here is a character study of the man himself – Khan! Star Trek spoilers to follow!
Posted in Character Studies, Good and Evil, Movies, Science Fiction
Tagged Benedict Cumberbatch, CinemaSins, Eugenics War, Freakazoid, HISHE, Khan, Khan Noonien Singh, Kirk, Ricardo Montalban, Space Seed, Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, Wrath of Khan
Leading up to Star Trek Into Darkness… Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness!
There’s a lot that could be said about Star Trek: Into Darkness. I am sure there are people all over the Internet doing so. My discussion here, as part of our series of LitFlix, is an exploration of Star Trek: Into Darkness in terms of its source material.
Perhaps little known, before each of the recent Star Trek reboot movies, there has been a prequel comic. I actually only recently finished reading the one for the first Star Trek reboot, so I’ll talk a bit about that comic as well. Then we’ll consider the original series, and some of its implications for this rebooted movie, to round out the source material.
Because the prequel comic definitely was not what the movie was about. Spoilers follow for Star Trek: Into Darkness!
Posted in Comics, LitFlix, Movies, TV Shows
Tagged Freakazoid, John Harrison, Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Trek: Countdown, Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness, Star Trek: The Original Series, The Matrix