Archive | August, 2018

I’ve Got….Nothing (We pause for The Rerun Jets)

30 Aug

I don’t have my mind in prepare mode right now to compose a new blog, so……

So here’s a series of repeats from the year 2005 from the long dead mothership of The Purple Pinup Guru Platform blogspot days of yore from a decade lost long ago. That ought to tide you over until then.

Life sure was simpler when Harlan Ellison, Steve Ditko. Gary Friedrich, and Marie Severin were still alive back then.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

C’MON & FREAKIN’ DIE ALREADY!!! II

Two drunks walk in on a telethon and one of them says…. Posted by Hello

It couldn’t have happen to a nicer bloated red nose guffawed fat fuck (from Imdb.com):

Carson’s Sidekick in Hospital

US chat show legend Johnny Carson’s beloved sidekick Ed McMahon spent his 82nd birthday in a hospital over the weekend. The TV personality was admitted to hospital in Beverly Hills, California, with mild concussion after falling at his home. Insiders claim he required stitches for a lesion on his head but is otherwise fine and was kept in hospital over the weekend for tests. He is expected to be released from the hospital later this week.

E onLine reports: The former Tonight Show sidekick spent some quality time in a hospital after injuring his head in a spill at his Beverly Hills home and sustaining a mild concussion, according to his publicist.

“Ed tripped and fell in his house in Beverly Hills and gashed his head open,” says Susan DuBow. “He received several stitches and sustained a mild concussion.”

McMahon took the tumble on Friday. He wound up marking his 82nd birthday Sunday in his hospital bed surrounded by friends and family.

Hey Ed, wishing you a speedy recovery……down fifty flights of stairs you freakin’ gin martini guzzling gizzard-necked gargantuan ape with a tiny weenie. AND YO, DON’T FORGET TO TAKE THAT OVER BLOATED FRENCH POODLE IN THE PICTURE WITH YOU! And Ed, when you do finally pass on (hopefully soon) could you give a head’s up to that wife smacking ex-boss of yours?

Ed McMahon- all you do is bring pain and suffering to white trash lives. How about us Joes in suburbiaville, huh? Instead of a fuckin’ million dollars, all we get is these goddamn meal tickets that turn out nothing to be but magazine subscriptions to Good Hooterkeeping or Rolling Shrews.

Damn- your commercials scared me when I was a kid. Showing up at someone’s door and offering the parents a hefty-sized check to see if the kids were for sale or not. AND TO OFFER UP A YEAR’S SUBSCRIPTION TO FUCKING FIELD & STREAM AS TRADE? How low could you go, Ed?

The wages of sin. Oh yeah, Ed – believe me, I was on to your fucking scam from the get-go. You’re on my shit list, pal.

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Coat

HERE’S SOMETHING YOU CAN’T EAT AT QUIZNO’S

Ahhhh…now that’s much better. This is the makings of a great sandwich. Two slices of Denise while Shannon and I can be the meat. Posted by Hello

It gladdens my heart when I see or hear when a Hollywood couple doesn’t make it. Last week, Denise Richards did the wise thing to split from Charlie ‘blow your load in Heidi Fleiss’s black book’ Sheen and now it’s Shannon Elizabeth turn to say your ‘punk’d’ to Joseph Reitman.

Isn’t Hollywood love grand? Gals, when things get too complicated or superfluous- there’s us normal blue-collar joes out here with a shoulder for you to cry on- unless,….you know,…have to keep within your parameters of your fancy-schmancy elitism and simply have to date pockmarked faced actors and greasy jew arab shieks.

I’ve seen both actresses up close, and they’re not all that. Well actually Shannon is nice and sweet- she signed an autograph for me. But Denise…?

Here’s a e-mail I sent to my brother out in Nebraska after he was elated to learn that two-time Oscar Winning Actress Hilary Swank once lived in Lincoln at a house down the street from him:

My brother: Found out Hillary Swank lived in my wife’s house when she lived in Lincoln. 1110 Butler Ave. Hillary was born here.

Me: That’s interesting. I moved last year from the house in Sherman Oaks, Ca where the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz died in that I have been in for the past eight years. Yeah, I heard she was from Nebraska.

I saw in the news this morning that chaplipped Charlie Sheen is divorcing Denise Richards. That’s the best news I’ve heard all week – Thing is though- I was seeing Million Dollar Baby at the Sherman Oaks Galleria and I swore I was standing in back of someone at the concession stand who looked like Denise Richards without any makeup- but I was telling myself that it couldn’t be her because this woman looks like she’s going to pop a kid out at any second. It looked like she was seeing a movie with her mom- so there wasn’t anyone who looked liked Charlie Sheen lurking besides her. I didn’t want to say anything to her. because I was all grungy looking and hadn’t shaved in days.

But now I see on the net that Denise Richards is six months pregnant. I’m sitting here telling myself holy shit- that must have been her. That ass of hers close up was magnificent, though.

See the connection?

My brother: You should have offered her some of your popcorn or Milk Duds.

Sigh. So it goes.

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Coat

DO I LOOK HOT IN THIS CARTOON WALKIE-TALKIE?


I should do wonders for all the new Verizon or T-Mobile ad campaigns. Catherine Zeta-Jones can bite me. Not that I would mind. Posted by Hello

Query: Why is that people simply have to use the speaker on their cellphones in public places, such as the bus or subway? Do you really want strangers to hear what you did on your date last night? Do we really need a play by-play broadcast of how you got your toes sucked or how got a mop full of Johnson’s floor wax shoved so far up your rectum just to show how much shine your henie can really handle getting buffed? Are people really dying to know your business of how many orgasms you can fake while trying to chew off a hangnail with fake vampire teeth?

I’m not.

T-mobilization constitutes an act of war on the basis of the lack of social etiquette.

Get your ear off the fucking cellphone while you’re driving you goddamn maniacs.

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Coat

Monday, March 07, 2005

AND NOW A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR….


In case anyone is wondering.. Here is my sponsor on the back of the new Deposit Man.. Posted by Hello

John Mitchell- the guitar player for Kino is from this band, as well as doing session work for John Wetton, and has another side outfit called The Urbane. I’ve met John a few times and we’ve hung together through arrangements made through my buddy from the land of down under, Matt Goodluck (it’s no major feat: you just crash the hotel room of your favorite cult status band who can’t afford a pot to piss in, who’ve somehow managed to get into this country by bribing their way with work visas that probably cost a bundle of ‘payola’ under the table and start singing the band’s repertoire in an unusual off-key manner- rock bands are usually harmless they know when you’re equally as young, stupid, and drunk as they are. They’ll take you under their wing and kick or nurture you around some- ’cause you know, they can’t really afford anyone to beat the shit out of you for making an ass of yourself). John was like, just a wet-nosed kid when I last saw him- it’s all so startling to see him reach this pinnacle of professional playing and holding his own musically for the past eight years or so. At times, he is simply phenomenal. Citing his influences, from David Gilmour to the Edge- I would say he’s at the point where he can probably blow both of those snaggle-tooth dinosaurs away.

This is incredible stuff- even though by today’s cultural standards- it would sound passe’ if it had managed to get airplay on radio stations today.

Anyway, I was merely fucking around some more with the Hello and Picasa software that I installed today in my work computer, So from now on, if I show you pretty pictures, you’ll know in the text what the fuck I’m talking about.

I’ve had a good relationship with Arena for quite some time. I’ve received a great number of comp copies of all the Verglas products due to my friendship with their one-time package designer, Matt Goodluck, who went on to help found the Insideout Music label which is now a haven for most progressive rock acts. When Matt left, keyboard player, Clive Nolan continued to send me stuff once in a while. So putting up an ad for them is reciprocal in some aspects (both are paid homage with a cameo appearance in my new book). I don’t like this album as much as do their earlier efforts, The Visitor or Contagion– but it’s certainly a step above Immortal? And just where did they get the title Pepper’s Ghost anyway? Some told me on a message board that there is a similar concept read by Alan Moore on one of his spoken word recordings. Venture to say that the game’s afoot, Dr. Nolan?

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Coat

WALKING ON WASTED LAND- BUT WE MUST GO ON
The most magnificent album I’ve heard so far this year…. Posted by Hello

Of course, if anyone has any objections- please free to let me know. Radiohead and U2 will soon have plenty to fear…

But I doubt it.

Remember, the BEATLES once lead the British invasion..

These guys from Sweden.? well, let’s just say they just ran off with the cannons.

ABBA, who?

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Coat

I’M NOT YELLING, EVEN THOUGH THERE’S CONTINUOUS REDNESS & SWELLING

I may have to suspend regular posting to this blog once again, now that my supervisors have informed me that we may have to resume our regimental 12 hour ‘prison sentence’ days again.

I’m not really happy about this. All this grueling OT is going to put aside projects that I want completed before the inevitable second wave was going to hit.

I knew that it was coming, but not this soon. I’ve barely had little more than a week to get the new Deposit Man book affairs in order and I was hoping for a weekend to wind down, maybe find some skanky stripper chick to go on a night on the town with, catch up to all the tv shows I missed(BTW, for the first time since its’ debut, I missed taping an episode of Smallville ’cause my VCR Timer fucked up while I was at Oliver’s house fixing up the last of the glitches on the new book), write some NEW material (getting time to finish that fucking BATMAN plot still eludes me), and see a few flicks (it’s HORROR movie season again with The JACKET and the RING 2 both opening a week apart.). Like that old drill sarge that used to abuse you inside your head used to say: TOUGH SHIT OUT OF LUCK private. Such is the dream of freedom when clouded by mental incarceration. It’s sort of like living the life of No 6 from the old sixties cult hit, The Prisoner. The illusion of getting back to some level of manageable normalcy was within my grasp.

With that being said, now that I’m metamorphosing back to a constrained butterfly- I’ll probably rethink another sting like a bumblebee tragedy in what I’m going to do with all these hundred-dollar bills exploding out of my ass besides putting it all on credit cards (I paid off and canceled a Capitol One card because they weren’t giving me increases- so I said fuck ’em. A card isn’t go to me, if it doesn’t have a couple of thou to play with) and eating out pussy- For one: I need to advertise the DEPOSIT MAN in some comic book trade publications. Since Diamond has given me a round of bad luck in NOT distributing the book – it’s time for the world to know that CARY COATNEY still exists in some capacity or another. So I think setting up a shopping cart over the internet is going to be the way to go. But I wonder if I can set it up through this blog? I’m sure Alan will have the answers. Second: I want to get back to playing keyboards on a regular basis. All my synths have been either sold or shot to shit through the discourse of mighty rivers and earthquakes- so I’ve haven’t been able to touch a new unit (hey, easy now!) in years. So one step in getting back to the grind is to subscribe to Keyboard Magazine, so I could bone up with what’s going on in the market. Through my employee intranet- there’s a section where I can order away to my heart’s desire of all the TimeWarner magazine products. So I figure I need to PUT something in my mailbox besides the endless deluge of credit card offers and child porn. I’m contemplating adding Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, and Hollywood Reporter (although that carries a hefty $200 price tag in itself).

At least there’s always good shit to look forward to blow my OT wad on. This little fun prog platter takes priority:


the new supergroup: Trewavas, Maitland, Mitchell, and Beck go to the movies in Germany. Posted by Hello

Kino is John Mitchell (Arena) guitar and vocals, Pete Trewavas (Marillion & Transatlantic)on bass and vocals, Chris Maitland (ex-Porcupine Tree) drums and John Beck (It Bites) on keyboards and vocals.

It’s the CHIC thing in prog: THE Supergroup. Something to take our minds off of the split up of Transatlantic, which was the last supergroup to exist just when ex-Spock’s Beard vocalist leader, Neal Morse went off his noodle and decided an intoxication of too much Jesus Juice and wafers was the only path for him to take This left poor Pete Trewavas with too much spare time on his hands. So he’s got to do something right? A Supergroup to take the place of another supergroup seemed the logical choice- so we now have Kino, which is what they call Cinemas out in Germany. Who knows on how they decided on this moniker, perhaps because the record company, Inside Out has some nudge-nudge influence?

Anyway, it’s fun stuff, very intricate and percussive playing – the fourth track, Swimming in Woman, is the best track about getting too much trim that any single guy could ever hum along with.

SPARKY SANTOS will be making some contributions in the weeks ahead. He’ll have a word or two about some T.H.U.N.D.E.R Agents shenanigans and hopefully will be posting some new Deposit Man goodies.

~

Coat

 

 

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ONCE AGAIN IT’S TIME FOR CARY COATNEY’S CARTOON ALA CARTE

20 Aug

It’s cartoon funtime once again at Casa de la Coatney in the primitive wild coyote calling hills of Sherman Oaks. AND you’re all invited, provided your drones are smart enough to locate me. Because I’m a wild man in those hills, and a wild man needs his cartoons to survive. attacj1-625x352

Thanks to Netflix and their constant pandering to get me to tune in to some anime, I now regularly stream some choice anime, although I don’t consider myself a novice. I’m rather choosy with what I select, and I do somewhat consult with a co-worker of mine of what he recommends what is good or what is not so good to follow on Netflix. I also purchased for the first time, an anime series on blu ray for the first time, thanks to my exposure to it on Netflix and that series is no other than Attack on Titan. But more on that later.

I try to compartmentalize my shows on dvds. blu-rays, and streaming by sub-genre. Usually I start with the adult oriented comedies, then some retro. New or newish super hero shows, streaming adventure shows and anime, and whatever is left on blu ray.

So here’s what I’ve been cartoon a la carte-ing the past few summer months.

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American Dad – TBS first run episodes ARE finally up on Hulu!! I have not seen episodes of this show since it’s exodus from Fox Broadcast in 2014 to the greener pristine wash your mouth out with profanity fields of cable television. For some inexplicable reason, Hulu finally has available the last four seasons for me to catch up on. Since I don’t have cable, it’s either this streaming platform or MOD (Manufacture on Demand) discs to order off of Amazon that I can enjoy which is easily more slap down funnier than Family Guy any day of the week. The gang’s all here More penis jokes, more making fun of Francine’s Genitals, and more of Roger’s crazy gay alien alluded shenanigans than one can handle and I couldn’t be happier.

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Disenchantment Netflix is just days away from dropping on the service. So far, word is not so favorable on Matt Groening’s newest series since Futurama. We live in a Game of Thrones day and age. It wasn’t going to be too long until someone came along to capitalize on George R.R. Martin’s coattails with an animated series with similar somewhat themes. Futurama voice star-studded stalwarts, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, and John DiMaggio all have supporting roles in the upcoming in the 10 episodes of the inaugural season. Personally, I’ve seen the first episode and everything seem jake to me. David X. Cohen, a producer who was heavily involved with Futurama is working with Groening on this one, so I have every confidence that this one will be catapulting out of the Magic Castle park as a bona fide hit as well.

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Beavis & Butthead – the only cartoon I have come to appreciate with age. I’ve been milking the entire series collection (including the revamped 2005 series and the feature-length film, Beavis & Butthead Do America) for the past two years and getting a lot of mileage of it apparently. I only limit myself to a single cartoon helping a week.

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Rick & Morty – you haven’t really experienced life until you’ve experienced Pickle Rick. On the blu -ray of the newly released third season, Marilyn Manson & Courtney Love, Peter Dinkage & the creators of HBO’s Game of Thrones, David Benioff & D.B. Weiss all provide commentaries – which are just as much as a riot to watch along with. I had to double check. Initially I thought it was a joke, that the actors and creators Dan Harmon & Justin Roiland were going to do impersonations of those people – BUT it’s really them!  I’ve been a little late to the game. Wasn’t a big fan of the show at first, it wasn’t until I was watching midway through the second season, that I started pick up references to obscure sci-fi novels and I was realizing that these guys really vet and research their material. So now, under a different light, I look upon each episode as if Douglas Adams were pitching to Adult Swim an animated series version of as if The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy had anal fucked Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and that awkward mating ritual somehow had resulted in this type of love child.

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Mike Tyson Mysteries – another crude Adult Swim alumni that I like to have fun with. I mean, who doesn’t find a masturbating porn perusing pigeon instantly adorable? Those who cower in actual fear of Tyson’s scary towering physique or misjudge his intellect, would probably be pleasantly surprised at Tyson’s twisted sense of humor. At least I know I am, because practically each 11 minute short episode is chockfull of crippling abdominal laughter.  I honestly didn’t think there was a third season completed, because I usually used to pair this off with the cancelled Black Dynamite series, but I was glad to see my black market dealer at a recent Los Angeles comic book convention had just handed over to me a double length bootlegged copy of the entire third season. 20 episodes should last me throughout the rest of the year.

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Big Hero: The Series. I’m confused. I was under the impression, that the Big Hero 6 movie was based on an obscure Marvel Comic, but yet, in this laidback beautifully colored background series (I didn’t really need a blu ray version of this at all, since the transfer of this to dvd is visibly vibrant with brilliant colors. Sometimes Disney delivers a good product, sometimes not), there’s absolutely no unfurling of the Marvel banner. The series creation is strictly credited to the four man writing producing team of Man of Action (Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, & Steven T. Seagle) who also brought us Ben 10, Generator Rex, and The Secret Saturdays. As of this writing, the opening two parter episode, “Baymax Returns” has been nominated for a daytime Emmy. Some episodes take risks in stretching the maturity level in character development, and some just fall flat as the villains get more and more dumb downed.

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Shazzan (along with Space Kidettes & Young Samson) Warner Archives MOD library now has all the good mid-sixties action adventure characters available for public consumption. (There’s still Space Stars, the mid-eighties reunion show for me to add to my collection, but I’m rather skittish about using my bank debit card to buy studio made materials even though I went all out and purchased every Jonny Quest title in sight a couple of years back), so luckily my local independent record store, Amoeba Records gets them in stock once in a while. So, last January, as a personal birthday present to myself, I splurged on this entire Shazzan collection along with the double feature collection of Space Kidettes and Young Samson (along with his pet lion Goliath that shoots laser beams out of his eyes), I still have a little Hanna Barbara nostalgia to knock back on. Alex Toth was a genius and sadly DC Comics weren’t around to expand their super powered heroes back then like they are now when these series all disappeared off the Saturday morning airwaves as 1970’s were heralding in Scooby-Doo, Hong Kong Fooey, and the Funky Phantom, otherwise, they’d probably be more regarded as household names by now. I recently heard that the current DC comic book series, Future Quest is on hiatus, but there are more cross-overs with DC superheroes still in the works.  The Shazzan was more of a 60’s psychobabble hoot than Toth’s previous creation than probably Space Ghost and Mightor combined. A genie’s omnipotence definitely has its’ privileges. I can’t imagine the Koran ever falling into the hands of these Arabian super-villains that keep popping up every 11 minute episode.  You never know what to expect what this giant djinn is likely to pull out of his ass when fighting evil sorcerers and despots. Those two brats, Chuck and Nancy – will they ever get back home after finding the true owner of their rings that summons Shazzan? Does one ever lead a flying camel to water? No??

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This is probably old news to you readers, but Warner Archive Collection also has released the entire WB Animation series of Static Shock across 4 double disc MOD volumes, along with The Zeta Project, which at the time was a spin-off of Batman Beyond in two MOD volumes. Both series were developed at the turn of the 21st century and were tried out as single discs during the time both series were in production, but I guess sales weren’t that really impressive, so for the longest time they were discontinued. Static Shock’s source material is based on the experimental urban centric DC/Milestone Media comic book, Static. In his own book, Static never mingled with any of the other DC Comics heroes such as Batman or Superman, but with his own animated series, he was integrated into the DC Animation Universe even hosting guest star Batman in three episodes, one of them even featuring Batman Beyond. Superman, Green Lantern, and the Justice League also chilled with Static aka Virgil Hawkins throughout his four season run.  The series garnered plenty of praise and platitudes from the industry, even earning a Humanitas Prize in the Children’s Animation category picked up by one of the late co-creator Dwayne McDuffie and producer Alan Burnett, plus a Daytime Emmy Nomination. Static Shock also featured a large African-American voice cast led by Phil LaMarr (who also did double voice duty as Static & Green Lantern in a few episodes) and had a good portion of prominent guest stars such as Alfie Woodward & Michael Jai White lending their voice talents.

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The Zeta Project, (Warner Archive) could be described as a animated version of the classic sixties television series, The Fugitive – except that the constant metamorphic weaponized android known simply as Infiltrating Unit Zeta is the one being constantly pursued by a cabal of government agents for reasons that he doesn’t want to do his job, which is to assassinate everything in sight. He is joined by a street tough 15-year-old runaway, Ro. Like I previously mentioned, The Zeta Project was spun off from a guest starring introduction episode in Batman Beyond. That episode had an entire completely different design of Zeta, that even when the time came for Batman to guest star in the Zeta’s first season episode “Shadows”, he’s entirely unrecognizable. The Zeta Project did not attract the same numbers as Batman Beyond’s audience and was immediately mercifully decommissioned after two low rated seasons.

After a viewing of the latest DC Universe Original Animated Movie, The Death of Superman, I noticed that one of the blu-ray’s special features included two long-lost episodes of 2006’s Legion of Super-Heroes 2nd season that used to feature Superboy in it. I was wondering why Warner Archive hasn’t released this to MOD yet. The first season was a little lackluster, but the second season upped its game with better character designs and a darker atmosphere, especially with the sinister sub-plot of Brainiac 5 succumbing to the traits of his evil future self to become one of Superman’s most formable foes.

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Justice League Action is a sort watered down safe for all ages Justice League Unlimited sequel that pays more homage to its rich 1960’s Silver Age’s heritage. The episodes are half the length of both its predecessors, Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. I initially thought that it was going to be as stupid as Teen Titans Go! with its’ usual infantile fart joke demeanor, but I ended up liking some of these episodes, mainly because you have long time seasoned vet Batman: The Animated Series writer/producer Paul Dini involved with writing a good chunk of these 11 minute one offs. Justice League Action also brings in long-lost obscure Silver Age characters such as Space Cabbie (voiced by Patton Oswalt ) let alone offering its biggest selling point: Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill facing off again as Batman and The Joker (Hamill also as a special bonus, provides the voices for The Trickster and Swamp Thing as well for this series). Also Gilbert Gottifried reprises his role of Mr. Mxyzptlk from Superman: The Animated Series.  And don’t get me started about James Wood as Lex Luthor…

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Avengers Assemble: Secret Wars. It’s frustrating that Disney does not release season sets on dvd or blu ray of any of their Marvel Universe based shows. I refuse to go to iTunes just to order an episode at the piecemeal price of $1.99 – so unfortunately I have to rely on bootleg collector copies that I find at local comic book shows for $10. They all used to be on Netflix, but once Disney announced their plans for a streaming service, mostly all Marvel content including the Disney XD cable broadcast shows of Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, & Spider-Man with the exceptions of shows still contracted with Hulu and Netflix that are currently in production, every Marvel cartoon got purged. Hopefully, with the addition of the DC Universe announced streaming service original animated series (Harlequin and Young Justice), and perhaps following suit with their XD shows being available that same week of being shown on cable. One Marvel show I heard being made specifically for the yet to be announced Disney streaming service is based on Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.

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Now we come to my Netflix streaming block, starting off with the remarkable star-studded fantasy series, Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia. I’ve been watching an episode faithfully each week for close to a year now, and I swear, with each episode it gets more cleverer and cleverer. Netflix e-mail notifications kept badgering me about this series and it looked too below my age range to give it any serious consideration. So when I dismayed that I had no Marvel cartoons to watch, I sampled the first episode and ‘wow’, I said to myself, ‘what the hell have I been missing?’ The animation, the CGI, the clear writing weaving intricate involving plots, and ‘based on the book series’ by Oscar-winning director Guillermo Del Toro and Daniel Kraus and once it ends, it regenerates into a new series with new characters called 3Below slated to debut by the end of the year with another follow-up to debut after that in 2019 entitled Wizards. The amazing voice work entails of the last role of young Russian actor, Anton Yelchin before his tragically ended. Yelchin recorded most of the series, but was replaced in the final season by Emile Hirsch. Other noted thespian supporting voice work in supporting roles are provided by Kelsey Grammar, Tom Hiddleston, Clancy Brown, Mark Hamill, Tatiana Maslany, and Angelica Houston.

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The Hollow, sadly however is a polished turd. It started out great and brought back memories of The Secret Saturdays with its clever design of different creatures and backdrops – but it all started to go downhill during the middle of the episodes when a group of bad teenage protagonists admits to the good teenage trio group of Adam, Kai, and Mira that the world that they’re trapped in and are trying to escape is a virtual reality game, and sure enough, by the time you reach the tenth and final episode – they DO wake up as live action teenagers PLAYING a video game. Wow, I DID NOT SEE THAT  COMING. The one good redeeming quality that this show has is that lead actor Adrian Petriw (The voice of Tony Stark/Iron Man from the short-lived Iron Man: Armored Adventures a decade or so back) as the voice of Adam is still getting voice work out in Canada

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Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 6 & 7 (Netflix) soon to be joined, of which I think I’ve already said enough about in previous blogs is now on its next to last season seven, which just freshly debuted as of this writing. More upcoming Netflix series I’m interested in are Dragon Prince, the new CGI centric series by head writers Aaron Ehasz and Justin Richmond, who collaborated on countless episodes of The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra which is slated to premiere next month on September 14 & the 2nd season of Kulipari: An Army of Frogs in October.

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Like I stated in my opening paragraph, I’m devoting some time to follow some choice anime. Netflix has been recommending to me the cool ones like the classic Fullmetal Alchemist, which ran for two years in the mid- aughts and produced 51 episodes, plus a spin-off series that I have no time to research here. When I get to that point, I’ll let you all know.

Image result for ajin demi humanJust for the record; my surrounding neighbors at the Casa de la Coatney give me oddball looks when they pass by and hear rapid fire Japanese dialogue pelting their ear drums caused by my stereo speakers.

Just so you know.

But not to be deterred, Netflix does cut deals with anime studios to produce their original anime contents. Two are absolutely outstanding:  Ajin Demi-Human, which is probably the next best apocalyptic violent supernatural based anime I ever seen since Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira (and don’t ever fuck that up with a live action movie like Hollywood did with Ghost in the Shell) and B: The Beginning (Netflix), a murder mystery adventure equipped with super beings that returning for its second season in late October along with the second season of Castlevania written by popular comic book scribe Warren Ellis.

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I recently finished the 2nd season of Thunderbirds Are Go! on Amazon Prime via my comic book convention cartoon show bootlegger. Waiting for him to come through with the third.

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My blu ray combo on the 2nd season Attack on Titan and the fourth final season of  Star Wars Rebels (blu ray) usually winds up the end of a long broadcasting night – UNLESS there’s a DC Universe Original Animated movie to contend with, then I’ll usually go into the wee hours of Sunday morning. Attack on Titan is essentially an anime series that’s more than capable of giving me nightmares with a whole wide assortment of beastly hideous design work of those automaton giants. I see they’ve introduced a towering beasty enormous one who can actually talk. Star Wars Rebels’ parting is sweet sorrow, I didn’t like it as much as I did Star Wars: Clone Wars, which is smiliar in CGI style (and which is slated to make a comeback as a incentive to ensnare subscribers to the Disney streaming service), but it was certainly always a warm looking welcome on my HD-TV. And who doesn’t love Chopper?

I’ll be busy enough hopefully to contribute a new YES LOG entry since word dropped that Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman are on the verge of releasing a new concert blu ray. Perphaps I’ll get to drafting that right away – OR maybe a tribute band to Canadian rockers SAGA, or maybe…. I dunno, I make it up as I go along.

See ya next time.