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|The Princess of Japan elaborates on the events of 2012|
Idiot, everyone who knows the score realizes that when Planet X finally draws close the inhabitans, the reptilian Nibiru who are the servants of Satan will invade and feed upon mankind. I mean, duh.
|Giorgio Tsoukalos on giants|
Even some of their decent shows like Cities of the Underworld are not immune from the History Channel Effect - they had an episode where among other things they were talking about an old mine in Czechoslovakia that supposedly STILL has Hitler's secret Doomsday machine hidden inside it that would burrow to the CENTER OF THE EARTH AND START A CHAIN REACTION WITH ALL THE URANIUM IN THE EARTH'S CORE CAUSING THE PLANET TO EXPLODE!
They even topped it off with an animated demonstration of the device. It was red and had a big swastika on it just to make sure you knew it was a Nazi superweapon - like something Hellboy would show up in the nick of time to destroy.
|Anthrocon 2012 -- Teaser Trailer|
There were times on good ol' PoE-Red when someone would go way overboard with the furry-bashing (GRRR I WANNA KILL THE FURRIES RARRRGH OMG SO ANGRY, etc. etc.) but then I see something like this and think they didn't go overboard enough.
|Little Monsters 1-900-89-Maurice|
I guess I can count myself fortunate for never having seen this film.
Now we're going to watch one of my favorite cartoons about a pathetic coyote who spends his life in the futile pursuit of a sadistic roadrunner, who mocks him and laughs at him as he's repeatedly crushed and maimed! I hope you enjoy it!
|Joel Hodgson accidental bomb scare|
Really, the plug should have been pulled in the mid-90s, when every sketch was lame and the studio audience was mostly quiet except for nervous laughs and awkward "uh, should I be laughing now?" chuckles.
|Another scene from Robot Alchemic Drive |
Still the actual gameplay wasn't bad, I felt it successfully replicated the feeling of trying to control a giant robot with just a handheld remote control - you know, if such a thing actually existed in real life.
|Danger 5. Lizard Soldiers of the Third Reich|
"Why that's a Tyrannosaurus Rex!"
"No, Claire, that's a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Try thinking first before you open your mouth."
|Another scene from Robot Alchemic Drive |
This game wasn't too bad but holy, that voice acting. And these "conversations", especially with the one girl were like something out of one of those dating sims.
|5 Second Films - Brothers In Arms|
Any 5SF that features sudden ominous music is usually O.K.
|Flash Gordon: The Greatest Adventure of All|
The only animated version I've ever seen was the utterly bland 90s Flash Gordon where he was a teenager with 'tude or something.
This is great though.
|The Hogan Family - intro|
I do remember it but it was as you said oh so generic, the intro might as well have been 30-seconds of white screen with the words FAMILY SITCOM in black block letters, set to banal elevator instrumental muzak
The article that accompanied this video over at Anime News Network was pretty interesting - written by a guy who's been in the liscensing business and actually received screeners for these shows back when.
"Now, China has had a strange history of producing interesting animation, but that history is not exactly a glorious one. The Cultural Revolution of the late 60's and 70's resulted in much of the country's artistic talent being forced to do farm work in the countryside, accept re-education, or even be thrown in jail. After a brief recovery in the 80's, China's new economic open-ness with Japan and America meant that their market was flooded with those countries' respective top-quality productions, and the unprofessional backwater of the Chinese industry, having lost all of the talent that knew what they were doing, just couldn't compete. Even fill-in work for Japanese and American producers often came back late and shoddy. Young new artists, increasingly influenced by anime, found funding from the government, who started new initiatives to try to get their industry back on track.
But neither the technical knowledge nor the storytelling background was there. Chinese animators were essentially starting over. They've made a lot of progress, and workmanship has slowly been getting better over the last decade. In the last few years, a few projects from China have been surprisingly good.
This was not yet true in 2003. Most of the productions were hastily produced TV series, produced digitally by people who clearly had no business animating a walk cycle, let alone a full TV series. Nonsense plots, incomprehensible action, and cringe-worthy slapstick was the order of the day. Playhut, not really knowing any better, bought the US rights to five different shows, and thinking they could sell to the burgeoning anime market, proceeded to make a splash."
It certainly makes some of the cut rate Japanese product look good in comparison - you have to really scrape the bottom of the anime barrel to find shows this cheap looking and that's saying something considering how many anime programs have been produced that utilize all sorts of budget-saving shortcuts to the point where you might as well be watching a flip-book.
|Royal Wedding Celebration in Boston - Boston Bronies|
I love how at all of these brony meetup the refreshments table looks like it came from a "last day of school" party in a junior high classroom.
"Yeah, my mom brought plenty of chips and soda for everypony! Hooray!"
This looks like MS Paint fanime but with the thinnest veneer of bargain basement "professional" production values.
|Here Come the Crushers|
Um, hello, but the film "Crusher Joe" was released in 1983, a few years before ahem, Robotech, based on a series of sci-fi novels written by Haruka Takachiho, which I'm surprised you don't know. SURPRISED, I say. :runs fingers through spontaneously grown neckbeard:
Seriously though, this was a bowlderized version released in the UK edited "for the kids" I suppose because the film was pretty violent.
|New Jersey Mother Arrested for Tanning 6-Year Old Daughter|
Her skin isn't so much overtanned as it is transforming into something akin to a chrysalis and what finally hatches from that will be more horrifying than anyone can imagine.
|Initiation With Bullet Ants |
|Prometheus - new trailer May 2012|
Alex Jones has already been on it, of course.