I know this is a bit late, but David and I finally watched the two hour premiere of Heroes Reborn. We both had watched and loved the first season of Heroes, but had trouble getting back into it after the writers’ strike in season 2. So even though we did not continue watching it we were excited for what they might do restarting it. I have to say the two hour premiere did not disappoint us, but it did make us want to go back and watch Heroes again. The show really seemed to get back to what made the original great.
With our powers combined, we have been able to write a post about the show. It’s interesting… it’s a new show, but it’s also an old show. It’s new and exciting – and it’s a known quantity. Not the easiest thing to write about! Continue reading
Heroes had one of the best first seasons of a show in recent memory, which in part stands out because it had such a decline thereafter. I have always held it was the writer’s strike that killed the show, as season 2 seemed to be going somewhere, and then in a rush to finish the season, they took all the easy ways out. They lost most of their viewership then, Holly and I included.
That all said, I am cautiously optimistic at the thought of Heroes Reborn, the reboot of the Heroes world, and it has me reminiscing on the show. And thinking back to that driving character: Peter Petrelli. While the early seasons never really had a “team” of Heroes or anything quite like that, there was nonetheless the obvious choice for who would find them, and who would lead them. Peter Petrelli, the man whose power was the use the powers of those he met. The one who knew, unlike the others, that they weren’t alone – that they were in it together.
Posted in Character Studies, TV Shows
Tagged A to Z Challenge, Agents of SHIELD, Apocalypse, Arrow, Charles Xavier, Five Years Gone, Game of Thrones, Heroes, Heroes Reborn, Magneto, Peter Petrelli, Sylar, X-Men
Magic is a great part of fantasy. As much as I am a Science Fiction guy, and the definition I work off of does not allow for magic (check out the definition here), the escapism of Fantasy (check out the definition here) can be a lot of fun. Fantasy and that level of escapism better lend themselves to gaming, because in gaming you can work outside of the bounds of reality, outside of our normal physics.
A fun sort of thought experiment, here I have a list of the ten best spells – with the thought being that you’re coming up with a spellbook and using them all together. Many spells or spell effects are duplicated, in various ways and various manners, in all sorts of books, video games, and tabletop games. So many of these have a variety of analogs, and are a good bet in most of these circumstances.
There are some spells, of course, that are a bit much. Are almost too powerful for regular sorts of use. The king of these spells is the Wish spell, from D&D – basically, it does what all these spells do, and just about anything else. It’s a plot-changer, game-breaker, and is a bit too much. So maybe it’s better to say, these are the tops of spell types, the best for use, for your gaming wizard or fictional mage of choice! Continue reading
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Tagged Arrow, Baldur's Gate 2, Deathly Hallows, Dominic Deegan, Dragon Age: Origins, Dungeon Master, Dungeons & Dragons, Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy XI, Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Fireball, Harry Potter, Heroes, KotOR, Magic, Magic Missile, Magneto, Mana, Naruto, Nightcrawler, Ninjutsu, Red Mage, Spells, Teleportation, The Flash, Wands, World of Warcraft
I have been working on a project at home lately, and have been watching a lot of shows and movies we have.
One that I put in and have been enjoying again immensely is Heroes. Here’s a show that died a sad death, one of the victims of the writer’s strike. Season 2 disappointed me so much I’ve never seen seasons 3 and 4.
But going back to Heroes season 1, this was one of the best seasons of TV I’ve ever watched. In watching it, I just keep catching myself with a big grin on my face.
So let’s reminisce a minute on Heroes, season 1. I’ll try to avoid spoilers, in part because I’m not done rewatching the season so I’m trying to remember things myself… but also because if you haven’t watched Heroes, I recommend you do so!