Category: Opinion

Excelsior: My Tribute To Stan Lee

*Artwork by me.   I don’t have any photos with Stan Lee. I was never lucky enough to meet the man in real life – So, on top of that, I also don’t have any touching anecdotes about how I met him in an elevator once, or how I sat down next to him at ...

Why Empire Records Couldn’t Happen Today.

If you’ve never seen Empire Records, please let me preface this opinion post with another opinion – GO SEE IT. It is to the 1990’s what Breakfast Club was to the 1980’s, and I really mean that in the best way possible. Trust me. It’s about a corporate music store attempting to take over a ...

Dungeons & Dragons Is Back

For many people, playing Dungeons & Dragons, (also known as D&D) and by extension playing any role-playing game, has long been something for the “nerds”. Inaccessible, confusing, tedious. As a kid, I started playing with the 2nd Edition after my stepfather showed us all one of his lovingly preserved character sheets. He explained to us that ...

The Assassination of Luke Skywalker.

There seems to be two schools of thought on Luke Skywalker’s character as depicted in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The first is that his character is actually completely true to that of the original trilogy, and in the defeated hermit we see on screen in TLJ lie the tattered vestiges of heroics, idealism, and ...

The Mandela Effect

I’m a product of the 1980’s. The 80’s were rife with extreme product placement, and most cartoons of the time were no longer bound by the rules of the FCC – per President Ronald Reagan’s involvement in dismantling them and allowing advertising to run amok. So, growing up during that time – we 80’s kids ...

Star Wars VS Star Trek

Being a nerd, I’ve always loved all things space-fantasy. Growing up, my main passion was Star Wars. I loved the epic battles where heroes used lightsabers, blasters, and X-Wings. And I loved the sprinkling of incest that can only come from a tale of backwoods-planet rebellion against the established government (Star Wars did incest before ...

Thundercats – A Forgotten Fandom

When I was just a young boy, there was nothing that could make me quite as excited as hearing the theme song for my favorite cartoon come roaring over the speakers of our crappy television set back in the mid 1980’s. The song, and the opening animation sequence, was enough to blow my young mind. ...