Monday, July 24, 2017

Webster and that Star Trek The Next Generation "Crossover"

Webster and that Star Trek The Next Generation "Crossover"
I wrote about this years upon years ago in another Trek post. I think it was a Reading Rainbow crossover with the TNG BTS crew. I talked to the founder of the Agony Booth and we talked about this often overlooked episode. He said he wanted to go over the episode. Even though I haven't seen it in years (20+), I still remember it. It kind of falls under that whole missing canon rule like the Ewok TV movies.
From Memory Beta, ((This episode has Webster transported into the future and aboard the USS Enterprise-D, where he has a conversation with lieutenant Worf and relates some of his experiences to him. Webster is ultimately returned to his own time, where he questions if the experience was a dream - only to discover he still has his souvenir from his visit to the Enterprise. ))
I remember when this episode came out. My brother still watched Webster and recorded the episode. I couldn't believe it that Webster showed up on my fave show at the time. Now, it just seems strange. It was a Webster clip show under the veil of a crossover with TNG. TNG and Webster shared the studio lot at the time.
This crossover happened during the second season of TNG due to Worf having his S2 Klingon head and gold uniform. Plus, the bridge has been redesigned for its S2 appearance. Plus, all the background crew members were extras on the TNG show at the time. That included Ensign Youngblood. Yes, that was his name on the show.
Since this was filmed during S2, there was a lot major shakeups going on during the filming of this crossover. Gene was getting sicker and more hooked on meds. Another producer had just fired Gates McFadden and brought in Dr. Pulaski and the actress didn't get along with the rest of the cast.
I love the fact that none of the rest of the TNG cast shows up for this shitty crossover. They probably went out to lunch and left Dorn there to film this mess. It should be noted that the folks in Trek almost never talk about this crossover and Dorn seems to never talk about it at all given he stars in the episode. It has been almost forgotten it seems other than those Trek fans like myself and a few others like the writers of various sites.
Like the story has said, this was the last episode of Webster. I find it strange given this is a clip show. Generally, these are done to save cost, but not as a finale episode.
Anyway, make sure to read the rest of the post at the Agony Booth.

Check here and here and here for more about this strange crossover.  

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Passengers (2 of 2)

Passengers (2 of 2)

I liked seeing this world where a huge cooperation has taken over space travel. This new style of space travel is now considered the wild west and a fresh start for people on new worlds/colonies. Everyone one is just trying to start anew for different reasons. However, it still takes a very long time to travel between planets, so everyone has to sleep in pods. That plays a huge factor into the overall plot. Pratt's character will be stuck alone on a huge starship. Will he go crazy?
It is a nice touch to see that there is a tier system to the luxuries on board the ship. Only the rich get certain varies of foods and drinks and access to certain areas is restricted to those that can't afford.  Lawrence has the money to get certain items, whereas Pratt has to break into things. That was a nice touch.
Michael Sheen plays an android that is a bartender. Sheen is great in the role, but he is in a limited role. Was the Android activated when Pratt's character was awakened? Or was he “always online”? Does he have real AI feelings? This isn't really explored that much and only hinted at. It should be noted he is programmed to listen to human problems and give advice too.
Now, the movie does take a turn where certain truths are revealed. While I like characters owning up to their mistakes, it still falls under cliché romance movie issues for me.
The movie does sort of switch gears toward the 20-minute mark and might turn some people off that were in it for a sci-fi mystery story. And, I found myself less interested in the love/friendship story aspect of the movie when it switches gears and pace than the first half.
The movie does take another turn when we find out the reasons behind the sudden activation of Pratt's pod. Another factor is introduced to the story, and it doesn't work that well other than the shock of seeing this other factor. I wasn't expecting this factor to appear, it just feels more like a re-wrote more than anything else.
-The notion of people giving up their old lives needed to be expanded upon.
-What about the AI programs and the other automated systems? Was there something else there? Or was it cut from the movie?
-The Dance-Dance Revolution program is a bit too much like that Michael Bay movie.
It feels like the movie is trying to cover a lot of ground but fails on some fronts due to its running time. I think this sort of story could have been properly handled as mini-series. The movie has some pacing issues in the middle but gets back on track in the third act.  Lawrence and Pratt are great, but the weak script sometimes makes their relationship seems a bit too cheesy and bland. There are other sci-fi elements that could have been explored but appears these elements were either thrown out or never fully realized. The FX is nice and the score works, yet the script is very weak. We needed more of everything.

Grade: C

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

How did I get here?

How did I get here?
I just re-watched this episode a couple of days ago. I love how crazy this show is. In the comments, they revealed the the host of the show is actually listening and looking at them watching and talking about his show. Watch his eyes move toward the people talking.
I love the Trek reference.
And, stay away from the coffee machine. I am certain we will get a small callback to this scene.   

Passengers (Part 1 of 2)

Passengers (Part 1 of 2)

This is a flawed movie with some interesting concepts of space travel and some good character moments. The trailer claims a more sinister type of movie, but it isn't that at all. I liked the first 30 minutes and the last 40 minutes a great deal. It is too bad the love story suffers a bit in the middle. There are some things that are not that bad to watch. Yet, the movie is missing something to make it stand out. The acting from the entire cast (a small one) is overall very good.
I know that the movie received some major backlash from critics, but it isn't that bad.
Due to a major malfunction aboard a sleeper ship, one person is awakened from his pod. He discovers that he is the only one awake aboard the ship. He only has some robots and androids to keep him company. Later another, another person wakes up and the two spend time together. Yet, something is wrong with the sleeper ship.
The directing by  Morten Tyldum isn't bad. In some places, it is downright beautiful. I love the space walk scenes and the moments where the characters witness a sun up close. Jon Spaihts ' script is a bit too weak in some places that it hurts the overall movie. Is this a sci-fi thriller or a love story? Neither one of them is that strong on their own and weaker together.
Knowing that there were extensive re-shoots, this probably is the reason for the weak and somewhat uneven script.
I love that Star Lord, er Chris Pratt Spends the first 30 minutes alone aboard a giant ship, and he is going a bit crazy. The scenes do properly convey the loneliness this guy is having . He will spend 90 years completely alone on a ship, and that is a problem for him. I like seeing these emotions overs the course of a year. So, he does something drastic...
Spoiler Alert: He actively opens a pod of a female passenger and lies to her. Jennifer Lawrence is this passenger. Lawrence is very good in the part. She does a good job showing a idealistic writer that is bored with Earth and wants to embark on a new adventure. I like this aspect of her character and find myself identifying with her.
Pratt and Lawrence are great together, but I just wasn't feeling the love story.
I guess it is a good thing BOTH of them are really attractive people. It would be a whole different story if one of them were unattractive. There is even a joke about it in the movie too!

Monday, July 17, 2017

R-Kelly doing freaky things

R-Kelly doing freaky things
I am a freak, but even I have to say that R-Kelly is a major freak that is on the dangerous side of things. Kelly is a good artist, but something is gravely wrong with him. It all follows a pattern. He gets in trouble, he denies it and the black community has his back. He puts out some thinly-connected religious song and goes back to his more booty-shaking songs at a later date.
Now, he's been accused of having a “cult” of women he has around him that he controls with an iron grip illegally.
From, ((According to parents and the former associates, Kelly keeps several young women at his homes in Atlanta and Chicago; replaces their cell phones with ones specifically used to communicate with him and forbids them to contact their families; requires they call him “daddy” and ask permission to leave the studio or their residences; films their sexual encounters with him; and abuses them physically and verbally.  ))
Now, we have to be extremely carefully about what comes out of this reveal, because R-Kelly has some really good lawyers. I don't like the new allegations are coming from Buzzfeed, but it does ring true with his past incidents. Remember he married  Aaliyah illegally at the age of 15. He met her at the age of 12. Her family forced the marriage to be disbanded shorty after through legal terms. He and Aaliyah denied this marriage took place. Let's not forget the pissing trial and the fact he got off Scott-free.
That should have sent up red flags.
The Boondocks predicted all this from the get go. I love this speech by Huey Freeman.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

False Copyright Striking gone wrong...(Part 2)

About that False Copyright issues on Youtube Update
It looks like things are really heating up between
River City Ransom: Underground was another game she worked on, and she has mass flagged a bunch of YouTubers for streaming the game. Again, she refuses to release the claims even though she doesn't own the rights to the music.
She has also gone after the company that made the game on the Steam platform.
From ((River City Ransom: Underground is no longer available on Steam. A DMCA takedown has been filed, resulting in the game’s delisting. This means people will not be able to search for and buy it from the storefront and, if they have acquired keys from the Humble Store, will not be able to redeem them on Steam.
So, now she has pretty much destroyed two games and rumors are she is going after another game. There is some good news though.
There has been a restraining order put on Miss Alex for the false copyright claims on the
But not for the Ransom City sequel. This has to do with lawyer Leonard French taking her to court. She is legally NOT allowed to issues anymore claims on Starr Mazer DSP due to the restraining order/court order. Keep in mind that Alex is already on thin ice to her criminal record and probation from what I can tell, but I could be wrong. If you doesn't want to end up in jail, she needs to stop this nonsense and lay low.
The good news is Starr Mazer is back on steam and it appears the false strikes are being cleared up on that front. However, Alex has fired a few of her lawyers and still hols Ransom for uh ransom. Her family hired the lawyer and she instantly fired the lawyer. Someone in her family needs to get some serious help for her before she does some serious bodily harm to herself or others.

What is interesting is only YT news people seem to be talking about this strange copyright tale.  

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

False Copyright Striking gone wrong...

Wow, this fell under the radar for me and I missed out on some major drama. Due to the ligious nature of a certain person, I won't be posting her/his photo or putting up any of her/his music. NOTE: Do NOT even post a picture of her/him on your blog. Trust me folks, this is epic for all the wrong reasons. I've been on the Internet for a long time and I've never seen anything this loony.   (By even mentioning her name puts me in trouble.)
Let's talk about Alex Mauer and the rain of false copyright strikes.
I kept reading story after story with them saying “she”, but all the Google Images are of her being of a hairy dude, so I was confused.
Basically, this composer was hired for a videogame (Starr Mazer DSP) to write music. He/she wrote the music and the company made the game. Out of nowhere, YouTubers and Twitch Streamers received copyright strikes for using Alex's music, which she doesn't really own the rights to. The company that made and publish the game are the copyright holders. This is all over a dispute with the VG company, so she goes after the streamers.
From Oneangrygamer, ((Unfortunately, the copyright system in the United States has allowed her to assert rights that she does not actually own. And her assertion of those rights has caused Imagos and Don to lose credibility with many of the people and companies they do business with. ))
Instead of taking it up in court with the company, Alex has attacked the YT'ers and told them to deal with the company. Yet, she/he is the one that caused he copyright strikes on music she doesn't own. Does any of this make a lick of sense?
And, TB is right, she is manually striking anything with the VG title and picture of her. After all this hate, she seems to have doubled down on her nonsense.
But it gets even better...
Alex allegedly sent death threats to her detractors.
A rep for the company is receiving some interesting e-mails. From ((Linsay has been seeing a lot of hate mail sent to her by people believing her to be Mauer. SidAlpha also received an email from someone believing him to be Mauer telling him (her) to go kill herself and that she was deserving to be raped. ))
From, ((French has also been receiving death threats from Mauer, who said that she was going to break his windows, burn his building, and more. She also said that there was a knife to her neck but that wasn’t a suicide threat, it was “something else.” ))
She allegedly threatened the lawyer in the case. She sent pictures with knives and things like that. WTF? I believe French got the police involved.
I could literal write a novel on everything that has transpired with the saga. I can't go through the entire saga. I could go on for about five more pages on this saga, but I don't have the time.
I'll keep you updated.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

The Goonies Octopus Scene

A lot people in my age group remembered seeing THIS scene in the movie and claim up and down that it was in the movie proper. There was always a controversy among movie fans about this scene and it still floats around today. Even I have read conflicting reports about this scene. People claim the scene was in the theatrical release, but deleted for many of the home releases. I watched this on HBO and tape and this scene was not in the movie, but was in the special features on the DVD.

IMDB and other sources claim this scene was cut for the HBO release. From IMDB, ((In a version broadcast on US cable channel HBO, several scenes were cut. These were back for the Disney Channel version, however. They include ))
Legends Revealed has a very good write up on the scene and I think this post holds true to the actual reality. From Legends Revealed, ((The scene did not appear in either the theatrical release of the film or when the film was released on VHS. However, a funny thing happened sometime in the 1990s. The Disney Channel aired the film and since the film had more than a few references that pushed the boundaries of acceptable children’s entertainment as far as The Disney Channel went, they edited out those scenes. After the edits were made, though, they wanted to make up for the time being taken away so they added a couple of deleted scenes, including the octopus scene (another notable deleted scene has the kids encounter Troy, a jerky local jock, at a convenience store. ))
The octopus does not hold up and looked silly even in the 80s. It seemed out of place with the rest of the movie's production. I also find it interesting that the scene was deleted from the final cut of the movie very later in post-production because the score was clearly written for this scene and the music for the player.
And, it seems odd in the manner they get rid of the octopus. Data shoves a radio/tape player into its mouth and it dances away from the kids. Why? It makes no sense. I know this was supposed to be a kids adventure movie with a bunch of random incidents happening to the kids as they went on their journey, but this is just plain strange.
The editors left the Data line about the octopus in the final cut too, which confused people.
And, I am not going to even talk about the even more obscure escaped ape scene which was allegedly filmed for the movie as well. With the exception of the these photos, there is little to no no footage of this subplot still in storage. Maybe it will turn up.
Here's another deleted scene that I and others remember being in the movie proper.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

About this CNN thing...

About this CNN thing...
Back in the early 2000s, I wanted to work for CNN in some way. I loved the dogmatic way of finding the stories. Now in 2017, you have CNN in a petty troll war with a stupid child-like President. When Trump re-twitted a gif of himself beating down a CNN meme. CNN got butt-hurt and did a search for the guy that created the original meme. And, then this happened.
Check it out from CNN via, (("CNN is not publishing HanA**holeSolo's name because he is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, showed his remorse by saying he has taken down all his offending posts, and because he said he is not going to repeat this ugly behavior on social media again," wrote Kaczynski. "CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change." ))
You reserve the right? That's pretty bold. How many anti-doxing stories have CNN written or produced over the years? Regardless of what his history happens to be, why was it important to reserve the right to release him name? It makes it look like you all were embarrassed and went after the meme-maker. A meme-maker! We literally have North Korea wanting to go to war with most of Asia and the US and you are writing and making videos on a troll-a-hole from reddit. Stay focused on the news and not being the actual NEWS.
And, you know you screwed up when your allies and enemies all come out against you.
From ((CNN explained that the purpose of the story was to find out how the president of the United States ended up sharing the meme, which on Monday drew criticism from those on the left who considered it incendiary and threatening to journalists. ))
This is not the CNN I remember growing up. If you're going to roll around in the dirt with a pig, at least make the story about the freaking President acting like a member on Xbox-Live.
CNN, why so salty?
BTW, the new memes are epic.  

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Transformers: Arrival to Earth

Transformers: Arrival to Earth
Remember when the live TF movies were good? Yeah, I stopped watching them after the second movie/ However, the first movie has a lot of heart and care put into it. That was when Bay took advice from the writers and the Producers. It felt like a TF movie.
One of the best things to come out the movie was the score by  Steve Jablonsky. While it was a departure from the TF series of the 80s, it was still an nice turn on action music. Sure it has a Zimmer feel to it, and that was because Zimmer produced the score. Arrival to Earth is one of my favorite tracks from the movie.

Random Things

Random Things
-Still depressed: But I am feeling a bit better. I still have a bit of down-ness and sadness here and there. But things have gotten slightly better. I've been spending a lot more time alone and dealing with these issues alone. Keeping a better attitude is a key.

-Hawaii Five-0 Two stars leaving:  Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park are both leaving the show. When I was in the hospital for a week, I watched and hated watching these episodes. Kim and Park are both the faces of the show and seem to get paid way less than their co-stars. That does seem a bit strange. Actually, I had completely forgotten the show was still on their air. Then again, I have very little interest in watching Network TV anymore.
-Remember those Hawaii Five-0 in show ads:  I wrote about these "hidden" ads years ago.  The writers didn't even bother trying to integrate the stupid ads into the show.  The characters litterally stop and talk about the sponsors.  Think about the Subway and Bing ads in the show.  
And, yes, there is a Jared remark pre-arrest and conviction. 

-Lady Gaga still has “fans”: I guess Gaga's fans went after singer Ed Sheeran. He made a sideways remark about Gaga and her waning popularity. He got trolled by her fans so much that he left Twitter. My first question is; Is Gaga still a thing? Second, why are you on Twitter anyway? I was sick of Gaga and her shitty music, but at a certain point she sort of disappeared.  

/ Digital Homicide still trying to shovel poop...literally

 Digital Homicide still trying to shovel poop...literally
If you remember, DH tried to sue Jim Sterling for bad reviews and the case got thrown out. They also tried to sue members of Steam and got kicked off of the platform. Here's the thing; they might be trying to sell their shovel-ware under a different company name despite the fact they were banned on Steam.
Really, DH? Allegedly, they re-branded themselves Loot-Toot Games. Spraying painting a turd is still a turd. And, I thought these guys had quit the "gaming business". After the crushing blows they took online, you would think they would take some time off...a lot of time.
A turd is still a turd no matter what you call it.  And, it still stinks.  
These guys won't stop making shitty games and refuse to give up making said shitty games.
Maybe, there needs to be more research into this new companies background. Here's a FB page that has the same name, but they're mostly a “giveaway” company. Here's more proof over on reddit. And, for the lulz, here's their patreon. So far, they have two followers out of 500. One of them simply did it to troll them. Way to go, guys. Sorry the gig is up, boys.   

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Epic Sax Guy

Epic Sax Guy
I was looking for the Sax Guy in Lost Boys, but ran into this little gem. I may be straight, but I totally have a man crush on this epic sax guy. He's like Nic Cage and Steven Seagal in music form and you throw in a smattering of The Boz for good measure. 
Anyway, I did some digging and found out his name is Sergey Stepanov . Damn, even his real name is cool!. I always knew of the Lost Boy guy, but not this guy. He is a member of this Euro group SunStroke Project .
From the wiki, ((After the contest, Stepanov, thanks to his extravangant look and dancing style, quickly became an Internet meme named "Epic Sax Guy" through a YouTube video with Sergey's instrumental solo performance during the group's Eurovision performance. It instantly went viral and spawned quite a few remix videos, including a ten-hour long remixed version. ))

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Trouble in Rustville (Part two of two)

Ariana Grande

Shit, even the music is off the mark. 900 bucks to meet Ariana? That's a bit much for a guy that works blue collar work. I could see paying that much for a charity with the backstage thing being the prize. Notice he says, “I dressed in a suit for her.” So, what. He does the same thing when he goes to stripe clubs or hires hookers. Dude, no one cares about your suits. Then, if she dissed you, why did you stay for her concert?
Then, he has the nerve to say she ignored him over the bombing victims. Dude, people got hurt and lost their lives. Your ego was bruised. The second worst part of that video is that he says he will drop the suit if she does his song. WTF? That means this whole thing is just a way to force her to do your shitty music. That's low.
He gave her the lawsuit papers post-terrorist attack. How about taking the time to reconsider your hurt feelings when she is going through a lot of shit? Can you believe that?

Monday, June 26, 2017

Trouble in Rustville (Part One)

Russ is the same guy that threatened to sue strippers back in a post I did earlier. I clicked on his post on Kiwi Farms and I could not believe how loony his story has turned out to be. I see this guy as being the legal-beagle version of Chris Chan and DSP. And, you'll see why.
I won't be saying his full name, because he really goes out of his way to search and read everything said about him. And, I am going to be careful and what I say in these two posts about him. I probably shouldn’t say much about him because he is kind of a sue happy fellow. But, he needs to be discussed due to his antics.
He is a very interesting character. He can't move his face and eyes (cant look side to side). I feel for him, because I grew up being different and not having many friends. I can't imagine having a paralyzed face and having kids tease and beat you up. Having the kids around you having normal lives is tough. However. he's been suing various women because they've rejected him in some sort of way. In a way, he's become the very thing he fought against he was younger...a Bully.
Because of his disability, he has become very forthright with women and comes onto them rather strongly. He also goes after ONLY 9s and 10s when it comes to women. He then gets angry when they reject him, so he visits brothels a lot. When you pay enough, these working girls can look past his issues. (Yet, he's been banned by one of the famous brothels because he threatened to sue them)
He's the guy that dresses up in a suit and tie and buys them flowers and candy. Uh, she is doing a job. I don't hand out candy and fruits to cute ladies at the counter of McDonald's before she takes my order. She's there to do her job, and not to fall in love with you.
This has turned him into a warrior for legalizing brothels in Utah. He's made it into the news as the PJW. Prostitute Justice Warrior.
From City, ((filed a lawsuit against city, county and state officials, including Gov. Gary Herbert, for violating his constitutional rights by upholding laws that make sex work illegal. State officials at the various governmental agencies declined to comment on pending litigation. ))
You're starting to see a theme here aren't you? There are a lot of lawsuits being thrown around by this man.
Here's where it gets even stranger. He tried suing Taylor Swift.
He claims he is a composer and you hear some of his "music". It is rather cringe-worthy.  (Actually, some of his songs aren't that bad while others are terrible.)   He wrote a song for Swift and tried to pass it along to her via her agents. He claims they didn't pass the song to Swift. So, he sued her agents and her for not making his song.
From Fox 13, ((A local attorney is representing Taylor Swift in small claims court in Utah after a man filed a lawsuit claiming he was harmed by her agents’ refusal to pass along songs he wrote. ))
That is a part of what agents do. They act as gatekeepers for their clients. And, many have strict policies in place for submission to artist (to keep people from suing them). They did their jobs and they still got sued by good old Russ. Naturally, the case was thrown out.
And, Taylor Swift could have forced him to pay court and lawyer fees for her part in the case, but she didn't.
This is why I have a huge problem with this guy. He tried to slide in his work “under the door” and got rejected. You took an “L” . Move on. When I get rejection letters from publishers, I can't go around suing them because I am black and think they discriminated against me.
Trust me, the story gets even better and creepier....
I guess you can say Taylor Swift "Shook off" the lawsuit.  (Sorry, I had to)

Friday, June 23, 2017

Adam West RIP

Adam West RIP
From Hollywood Reporter, ((West, who was at the pinnacle of pop culture after Batman debuted in January 1966, only to see his career fall victim to typecasting after the ABC show flamed out, died Friday night in Los Angeles after a short battle with leukemia, a family spokesperson said. ))

Look I hated the 60s Batman show, and I hated the hammy style of the show. However, Batman wouldn’t be the pop cultural icon that he is today if it weren’t for the Adam West version. The show kept the Batman comic in print and made sure the comic book survived the slump. And, you have to give West credit for all the pop cultural references to his show (Boom Pow).
West was the third actor to play the character in a live action movie. However most people remember him from the 60s show and that strange spin-off movie.
I really dug his performance in the Batman the Animated series. He played the Grey Ghost and was brilliant in just that episode. I dare say it is his best performance to date. The man made a second career out of doing VO work on cartoons and video games (GTA 5).
Heck, I even remember him in that semi-porn movie Lady Chatterley film. (Young Lady Chatterley II  ) Uh, why is Batman in a softcore movie? I guess he needed to pay some bills.
Most of the young people knew him from Family Guy as the mayor. I thought he did a okay job in that role.
He did complete the animated feature of the 60 style series. This sequel also stars William Shatner.
My favorite “Interview” with West was the one with Space Ghost. I remember the producers ripping into Adam West because he was a bit of dick.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Scooby-Doo (2002) was supposed to be different....

Writer James Gunn says that the Scooby Doo(2002) was supposed to be much more of a dirty movie than it turned out.

From Moviefone, (("Yes, it was not exactly what we planned going out - I had written an edgier film geared toward older kids and adults, and the studio ended pushing it into an clean cut children's film. And, yes, the rumors are true - the first cut was rated R by the MPAA, and the female stars' cleavage was CGI'd away so as not to offend. But, you know, such is life. I had a lot of fun making this movie, regardless of all that. And I was also able to eat, buy a car, and a house because of it." ))
I actually heard about this change as early as the release of the movie. It was supposed to be a dirty joke against the older series. However, the studio wanted a more family friendly movie. I even heard there was pot humor in an earlier cut of the movie. In the end, we got a more dumb down product. And, don't get me started on the terrible sequel. The first movie is okay, but the second movie is watchable. (And, I love the twist at the end of the first movie.)  
From IMDB, ((This film was originally set to have a much darker tone, essentially poking fun at the original series, and was set for a PG-13 rating. Shaggy was set to be a stoner, Velma and Daphne had a side relationship, and there were many marijuana references. According to Sarah Michelle Gellar, after the cast had signed on, there was a change and the film became more family-friendly. ))
Where is this cut of the movie?

Carrie Fisher new report

Carrie Fisher new report
It seems that she had some serious drugs in her system before she died.
From LA Times, ((Fisher’s toxicology review found evidence of cocaine, methadone, MDMA (better known as ecstasy), alcohol and opiates when she was rushed to Ronald Reagan UCLA Hospital on Dec. 23, a toxicology report showed. ))
That is a lot of drugs to be on at her age. It is no wonder her heart went out like it did. Given the major drug used in the past, the new drugs in her system probably played a factor in her heart attack. Prolonged drug use will weaken the body to the point that your organs can't take the stress anymore.
I find this news rather sad, because she clearly had a major relapse. This binge did her in. I know she went into treatment before Star Wars Ep 7, but things must have went to crap after filming wrapped for Ep 8.
I understand addiction due to a family member that has ruined his life over and over again until it will claim his life just like Carrie. This is also one of the reasons I won't touch drugs or drink alcohol.

Here's Carrie's early interview with Letterman from the 80s.  

Friday, June 16, 2017

DSP Tries It: Being Single

I’ve grown to really like watching Lolicows of late. Maybe it is their egos or their display of disconnect in human emotions. While Chris Chan is amusing, it has become sad to watch this guy (girl) completely lose his mind over time. Yet, DSP just keeps getting better. Just this year, he got fired from his long standing MCN, which he was a managed partner. He got roped into a shady MCN later.
Recently, his girlfriend of fives broke up with him and moved out.
Could you tell their relationship was on the rocks here?
She was a whinny woman that sounded more like a 15 year old girl than a woman. However, she didn’t deserve the way he treated her. She grew up a bit and got a real job and started meeting people. DSP stayed at home all day playing his video games on Twitch. That ‘s all he did. I am sure this pissed her off when she would go into work and see him sitting on his ass.
The kicker is he finally proposed to her despite not really meaning to marry her. I’m not the biggest fan of marriage and I believe it is an outdated practice, but you can't string along a woman that wants to get married. You either tell her you don’t want marriage or you marry her. Don’t give her false hope. Tell her straight up.
I think the final straw was the panic attack she had a few weeks ago. She ended up in an ER and he acted like a total a-hole to the staff and to her. I think she decided this was the last thing she would put up with and left him.
Now, he lives alone in a big house in a gated community and never leaves. He just sits there and plays VG all day. Now, that might sound appealing to me, it isn’t healthy for you mentally and physically. Could you imagine blogging all day and never leaving the house?
And, that’s the thing, I am a lot like Phil in that I really have trouble with real life social interaction. I have struggled to relate to people my whole life. I tend to turn inward to protect myself. I spend my whole life by myself. DSP actually found someone he enjoyed being around and completely screwed it up. He took Panda Lee for granted and she left his ass. Spending most of my life alone, I can tell you things will become differ cult. It can be done, but it won’t be easy without that emotional support.
He's been trying to spin it as a positive and mural thing. I bet it wasn't.
I find this story interesting because I am currently going through a major change and I’ve pretty much have cut off every social interaction at work to the point I won’t talk to people anymore. So, I kind of know what DSP is going through, but if he thinks living alone in a big house and never going outside is a good thing. It isn't.
I like that Panda Lee has gotten out of an unhealthy relationship even though I don't really like her either.  I think she was on a sinking (and stinking) ship, and was smart enough to bail out.  

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

More on that VOY feud.

I uncovered this video a few days ago. It has Garrett Wang and Jeri Ryan at a convention.
Wang literally cried when he talked about the tension between Kate and Jeri on the set. The environment on the show got really toxic from the fourth season and beyond. Wang admitted that the cast whole hang out at the food table when they went at it. I stopped watching VOY around the six season, but always found the bts stuff more entertaining than the actual show.
Side Note: Here's Kate Mulgrew life story and I got a little misty eyed.

Janeway was a poorly written character, but Mulgrew found her way with her character on Orange is the New Black.   

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Good o' searches (With mint frosting)

I was digging through my stats and this search came up, “lexi belle without makeup
So, I did a Google search on her and this picture from this post came up.

 And, I was amazed. Lexi Belle always looked like the girl next door/the girl that works in the mall, but she looks really cute without makeup. She may very well be under the “Too cute to do porn” grouping.

Side Note: When you search “Lexi Belle without makeup” this blog post from my site comes up. That's very strange. And, read the comments and watch the kind not safe for work YT video.  
Side Note II:  Tell where I got the second part of the title for this blog post from.  Which show and episode?  

Thug get arrested live on Facebook...

Thug get arrested live on Facebook...
At first I thought it was a swatting video, but the police are saying this bust was planned weeks in advance. He did all that stupid thug bragging and got arrest live on stream. Anyone that knows me knows that I hate thugs and ignorant ghetto speak. This is truly a lovely video for me.
And, guess which state this transpired in? Florida of course. You have to be the dumbest criminal ever to stream live the fruits of your illegal activity. And, Karma hits you when the swat come busting in as he brags about his money. A-hole.
From Independent UK, ((The police said the search warrant had been planned for that day and that the video had nothing to do with it. 
He has been charged with possession of a weapon or ammunition as a convicted Florida felon, possession of paraphernalia for the manufacture or delivery of drugs, possession of a controlled substance and possession of cocaine. ))
When did Facebook become thug HQ? At a certain point, FB became so ratchet that thugs post their crimes on live stream.  FB used to be a place where high school people want to connect and annoy you.  And, cam-girls pretend to be your friend in order to get you to watch their streams.  Now, it has become this.  
Take a look at this “good looking” fellow's mugshot.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Dan Aykroyd rips into Paul Feig

Dan Aykroyd rips into Paul Feig
Man, Dan Aykroyd has thrown some serious shade on Paul Feig. He basically let it go that Paul was way overwhelmed with a movie this big and ignored anything the original members of the first movie had to say. There were some numinous re-shoots added veru late in the production and Dan says that it cost Sony a lot of money. They added scenes that even bashed the fan reaction to the trailer. Someone should have said something when we only see them bust ONE ghost in the first two acts of the movie, and they let it go only a few scenes later!
And, Dan had this to say about Paul's handling of the suggestions from the old cast and crew. From , ((While not exactly contrite, Aykroyd’s Facebook post yesterday noted, “We just wish he had been more inclusive to the originators. It cost everyone as it is unlikely Kristen, Leslie, Melissa and Kate will ever reprise their roles as Ghostbusters, which is sad.” The post has nearly 1,000 comments. ))
You can tell that Dan was pissed with Paul and it really shows. The box office was very poor, but not a huge hit due to the production budget. The production lost about 70 million and might sink Sony Studios. Higher ups made sure to give Paul Feig a wide birth to make his version of Ghostbusters without interference from the older creative forces.
Sony has come back with a statement that has countered Dan's claim.
Entertainment IE, ((According to Sony the amount spent on reshoots was closer to $3-$4m. 
The studio also clarified that there remains a strong relationship between them and Feig. ))
And, I don't think the reshoots were that much either. Dan missed the mark, but clearly these reshoots were done because something was missing from the movie and I'd say it probably cost them around 6-8 million. I find this odd because I would think Sony would want to put all this behind them and not talk about it again.
Well, the dance number was a MAJOR issue for the production. And, it did cost them some cash. And, the dance number was going to be eve longer. Paul Feig is a good director, but not a good fit for a major franchise movie. Just stick to smaller movies, Paul.

Now, Dan does have his own crazy ideas that don't work in a movie. And,I think GB3 would have been a poorly received movie, too. But, I find it interesting that the old cast was clearly pushed aside and ignored with Dan really feeling betrayed.  
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