Cephus' Corner

A Place to Share my Geeky Side With the World. Comics, movies, TV, collecting, you name it, I indulge in it.

TV Thursday: Continuum Season Four (2015)

November 12th, 2015

Well, now Continuum is over.  Show creator Simon Barry said he wanted this series to run 7-10 seasons to tell the story that he wanted to tell but he got 4. Well, 3.5.  And honestly, I’m glad that’s all he got  because the show, which started out fantastic, has turned into a really mediocre at best series and that’s really a shame.  Following what I think is a very weak season 3, they announced that he’d get an additional 6 episodes to wrap everything up.  So, how did the abbreviated fourth season and series finale go?  Let’s grab our time orange and find out.

I’m Getting Unhappy with Hobby Board Gaming

November 10th, 2015

I love boardgaming.  I always have, I always will.  There’s a semi-newfangled thing called “hobby board gaming”, where people get together and play games that are challenging, creative, sometimes that are based around certain designers, etc.  It’s not people just sitting down to play Monopoly or Trivial Pursuit, or even Settlers of Catan, which is widely acknowledged as the beginning of the modern hobby board game revolution.  I have absolutely nothing against any of those games, unlike some, I think they’re all still fun in the right settings, but there are some problems that I have with the hobby aspect, one right off the bat that I think is killing the whole thing for me.

Book Review: The Last Ship (1987)

November 8th, 2015

I never would have read this had they not loosely based the TNT television show of the same name on it, but it is really, really loose.  In fact, this book owes a lot more to Tom Clancy’s Hunt for Red October, published four years before, than the television show does to this book. There are certainly some similarities, such as meeting a lone Russian sub, but because this is an end-of-the-Cold-War novel, as opposed to the more modern take of the series, it’s hard to find a lot of close parallels.

But even if it is different, let’s take a look at William Brinkley’s The Last Ship, to see what we can see.

Comic Review: Master of Kung Fu #1-4 (2015)

November 7th, 2015

I don’t know if I ever told this story before, so it if sounds familiar, skip on a bit. I had been reading comics for a long time, but I pretty much read superhero comics and nothing else.  One day, my father brought home a comic that he had come across somewhere, it was the very first annual from Master of Kung Fu, that came out in 1976.  I don’t think I had ever read the comic, but I was hooked on the adventures of Shang Chi and, along the way, also of Iron Fist.  While I think the series has had it’s ups and downs over the years, I still enjoy me some good martial arts butt kicking action.

So when I saw that Marvel was putting out a mini in the midst of their Secret Wars chaos, I had to jump on.  They did another one not that long ago that I reviewed, but this promised to be different.  How different?  Let’s find out.

When Celebrities Die

November 5th, 2015

Yvonne Craig, who played Batgirl in the 1966 Batman TV show, as well as an Orion Slave Girl on the original Star Trek died recently (at least recently compared to when I write this) and the reaction reminded me of just how silly all of this really is.  After all, Craig hadn’t done anything recent, her last role that I could find was 1990, 25 years ago and all of her memorable roles were close to 50 years ago, yet people act like an acting legend with a lifetime of roles, has died.

I just don’t get that.

Arguing Television With Stupid People

November 3rd, 2015

Yeah, I know, I should be used to it, but come on, this gets really ridiculous. How many times are people going to double down in the most absurd stupidity and when they fail to get traction, keep pushing their luck?

Some guy on Google+ posted a poll, claiming that television was dead and video games were the future, where he first assumed he was correct, then he argued with anyone who pointed out that he was wrong, simply asserting that he was correct.  It really felt a lot like the religious, who assume their beliefs are true, even when they are proven false, and simply cannot step back enough to realize just how silly they actually are.  But let’s look at this complete fanboy clusterfuck, shall we?

Book Review: Impulse (2013)

November 1st, 2015

I rarely buy physical books anymore, my bookshelves are full and I really have no room to put more, nor time to make them, therefore I get e-books almost exclusively these days.  However, following my last book review, I was putting a physical book back on the shelves and I saw this series, written by Steven Gould, that somewhere in the back of my mind, I recalled that there had been another book released for.  So, off to Amazon where I got not only this one, but the one that came after that I wasn’t even aware of!

So, here’s my surprise review of Impulse!

Cephus' Corner

A Place to Share my Geeky Side With the World. Comics, movies, TV, collecting, you name it, I indulge in it.