Friday, July 29, 2011

Filmation Friday: Lessons From He-Man

With some family stuff and planning two vacations going on amongst the regular work schedule the posting has been slower of late. But I have something for you...

Because back in the 80s you sometimes had to have a socially positive message in your cartoons.

Like that helped.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Filmation Friday

The Overlord combines the Starsword and the Powersword to form the Power Star.  From "Spacewrecked", the sixth episode of Blackstar (1981), an underrated sword and planet gem.

Here's the intro (a cleaner copy than I've had on the Fun Pad before):

Blackstar on Wikipedia has a great overview of the show.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Adamant Entertainment To Make Buckaroo Banzai RPG

I saw this on Facebook while checking up on my friends:

I may have to check this one out. I loved Buckaroo Banzai when I was a young 'un.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Filmation Friday: Good, Evil, And Gilligan (From Gilligan's Planet [1982])

In memorial to the passing of Sherwood Schwartz, the creator of Gilligans Island, I present this:

Good and Evil argue over Gilligan in this scene from Gilligan's Planet (1982). I never really watched this show before but the Filmation intro pretty much explains the premise:

This intro also proves the wisdom of Weird Al Yankovic, revealed in the song "Isle Thing":

He'd mess up every rescue
Man, that first mate was illin'
If I was one of those Castaways
I think I'd probably kill 'im

Monday, July 11, 2011

Strigoi (2009) Trailer

With Strigoi-mania running wild on several RPG blogs, I stumbled onto this trailer when tooling around the net:

Check out the film's website at

I first heard about the Strigoi meme  at Tim Brannan's blog.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Filmation Friday

With some Sword and Planet talk going on though the RPG blogs, I give you Bravestarr and the Empress Nadia from the Bravestarr episode "Bravestarr and the Empress". I love the character design for Nadia with her very Kirbyesque headdress and stylish bikini armor.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Doctor Who Summed Up In One Sentence

When the Doctor arrived you know some real weird shit is going down.

There is a lot of truth in that one statement!

The Shadow World blog has a very opinionated set of Doctor Who roleplaying notes using the Xpress System by Postmortem Studios. Shadow World is a series of games that parody the "World O' Darkness" genre written by Ian Warner. There are no sacred cows in this Doctor Who adaptation, and you may see a favorite Doctor or companion skewered, but it's still fun.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

I'd like to extend to everybody in the RPG blogosphere a good 4th of July! Enjoy the fireworks, get some gaming in, take a ride, eat some good food or visit with family.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Filmation Friday: Dragon Strike

It's been a long day. so I have something simple today. 

A concerted blast of dragonfire from "The Dragon Invasion", a first season He-Man and the Masters of the Universe episode. And yes, this is the only cartoon appearance of Jitsu in the Filmation series. Which is a shame, because I think with some decent writing Jitsu could have been an interesting character.