Here at Geek Watch One, we try to not repeat ourselves. But with Luke Cage hitting Netflix this week, we thought it was worth revisiting Kylan’s post from last year covering the character’s history. Enjoy!
Luke Cage is a Marvel character who has been around since the early 70’s and has mostly been a B or C tier character until Alias (with Jessica Jones) and the “Civil War” event. Now he’s up there with the big boys – Cage is even an Avenger now! As you may know, he is one of my faves and is a great study in self improvement. Ride with me in the way back machine as I give you a crash course on him from his meager beginnings to his rise to the top. Continue reading
So after a few weeks of no real games coming out I realized that we are kinda in a drought for triple A games. I mean, Square was supposed to release Final Fantasy 15 tomorrow, but they pushed it back. And two weeks ago Shantae: Half-Genie Hero was supposed to arrive, but it got pushed back. Continue reading
With the Luke Cage series hitting Netflix this weekend, it seems an appropriate time to give a little background on the character. Almost a year ago, right around the time Jessica Jones premiered, Kylan gave us a pretty extensive history of Luke Cage (and why he loves the character). So if you really want to delve into that history, you should go read that blog post (it’s right here). But today we’re doing the “quick and dirty” version. Continue reading
A few months back (ok, it was way back in February), I wrote about delving into the history of favorite characters by reading their early stories. It’s a great way to indulge your fandom. Well I got a chance to indulge in that history in another way over the weekend at a convention. Continue reading
He was a small little thing, but he had a lot of heart. His name was Herbie the Love Bug.
In 1968, Disney continued its run of live-action family films about sports with The Love Bug (G), starting a new series that is still known today with its many sequels. At this time, however, there was only one Bug—a Volkswagen who was conveniently anything but one. Continue reading
Last weekend, while enjoying breakfast with friends, the subject of whether or not one should trust a big butt and a smile came up, which resulted in quite a discussion. Some had a problem with the term “never,” which is a sure fire way to end up on the wrong side of a logical fallacy, while others questioned whether it was in the coupling of the big butt and smile or, if one happens after the other, is this then negated. It then dawned upon me… perhaps this is the perfect opportunity to approach this paradigm from a different angle? We live in an enlightened age… perhaps there is an inherent error in the Bell Biv DeVoe Theorem? Continue reading
If you track these things, you’ve probably heard there is an Archie show in development for The CW. A pilot for Riverdale, produced by Greg Berlanti, is set to air in early 2017. It’s not exactly the Archie you may remember though. Continue reading
It’s that time of year again – the fall television season has begun. Of course there are shows I’m looking forward to, old and new. But it’s not as exciting a time as it once was. Continue reading
One evening as a kid, during a free-movie-channel weekend, my father was flipping through channels and suddenly stopped on one movie. The film had just begun, showing a small robot running through the streets and a department store. I was unfamiliar with what I was watching, but my dad was excited, grabbing a blank VHS tape and immediately recording the movie. From that night on, alongside Howard the Duck, Short Circuit 2 (1988, PG) (known to me as Robot Johnny 5, as I had never seen the opening title) was a constant at my house. Continue reading
Recently, after a sickeningly long hiatus, I returned to the gym. I did not leave the gym by any conscious effort, but I did let life get in the way of my health. I had started a new job and the sudden change in schedule threw me for a loop. Now, I’m not making excuses, just stating that there were mitigating factors involved. At any rate, I returned and, although I knew that I had slipped some, I did not know how much until I tried a familiar circuit that I used to breeze through… not any more!! Sweet Christmas!! It kicked the living Fiddle Faddle out of me!! I had gotten the message in the middle of the gym… special delivery… I had to go all the way back to step #1. Continue reading