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  1. magicdog

    Young Justice

    Ditto. I think they could have done at least 2-3 seasons with the original team and slowly introduced viewers to new members (like Zatanna) and integrate them into the team as needed. After a rewatch, I am getting annoyed at the "wokeness" that has appeared in the show - Violet (aka Gabrielle) suddenly decides she's not sure she's a girl (despite being in a female body and having the soul of a motherbox)!! Before that, she felt she should keep her hijab, despite being another sentient being and living in a culture in which she doesn't have to. Of course Brion is OK with it, but I don't recall this silliness before Season 3.
  2. magicdog

    Young Justice

    Not the first time I've seen Presley (Wally's and Artemis' dog) sleeping with a KF doll. I think the first or second episode of Season three credits showed it. I'm certain KF will be back somehow; it's going to be messy if Artemis and William (Red Arrow) decide to give into their mild attraction towards one another. It would be awkward under normal circumstances but when she has a speedster boyfriend who is presumed dead and he has an ex who works for the League of Shadows, neither would take their paring very well!
  3. magicdog

    Scooby Doo and Guess Who?

    Well in episode 2, they meet up with the ghost of Abe Lincoln! Well, technically, they meet up with the gang from The Funky Phantom and we get a few shout outs to that show. I was disappointed Micky Dolenz didn't reprise his VA role as Skip, but I was not crazy about the VA used for him or Augie. They just didn't seem to fit the characters IMO. I think David Kaufman (Danny Phantom) would have made a better VA for Skip and Augie perhaps could have been voiced by S. Scott Bullock (who voiced Dash in DP). Skip was also characterized here as the "Velma" of their group even though I don't recall him being such in the original cartoon. Augie was ok - he was maybe a notch above "dumb muscle" from the original show. April barely got any characterization at all - and we also curiously never saw Augie and Skip competing over her (something also from the original show). I remember lots of threesome jokes about that show. Elmo the dog seemed more orange in color; I seem to remember him as being more yellow/brown. Also, no teasing by Boo, although he seemed to focus more on Shaggy and Scooby. Plus Tom Kenny voiced him again, as he did in SDMI. I also enjoyed that little Speed Buggy cameo at the end - even though Speedy used to deal with "take over the world" villains not ghosts.
  4. magicdog

    Young Justice

    Not to mention, "Great Scott!". Gave me flashbacks to Superfriends! Agreed. Wally & Artemis were made for each other in this universe, and I can imagine all sorts of messy if she and Will get together. In fact, I think even her sister just might get pissed! Imagine what that argument could be like should she return. Yes and no. True, she wasn't Gabrielle, but Brion, having lost his family that night (and ultimately setting things into motion with him and Terra getting their powers and her working for Deathstroke), it could still make him really upset and conflicted. Speaking of Terra, I'm curious if the writers will be going full Judas Contract with the resolution of the story. Because the show has done well in dealing with known storylines in the past, I'd like to think maybe we won't get the expected ending. There has been two previous animated adaptations already and I thought it was odd to go at it a third time. Speaking of Violet, remember the doctor collected that hair sample from the hairbrush? She was examining it, but what did she find? Jury is still out - there were moments when we saw Eduardo him speaking to the other metahumans (translating his father's speech into "teen speak") when I wondered if he still had issues with him (or maybe it's the system in general). It's nice that he is using his experience to help other metas, although I'm not sure if he'd want to be in "the life" of an active superhero. As for Bart, I still like him, but I still want to know why the future he tried to save still looks like crap despite defeating the Reach. Was it due to a war with Darkseid or something else? I'd also like to see more of his life leading up to his time travel trip. Livewire is also in this universe but completely different origin wise than the DCAU version; I'm curious if she'll go rogue. I found it interesting that De Sade was non verbal. I kinda miss Ed Asner as the VA for Granny Goodness. It feels odd having a female VA play her now! I wasn't crazy about Big Barda's VA (I love Grey Griffin but not in this role). I hated how she's constantly screaming when speaking. I also thought of Scott Free as well, but I don't know if he'll be introduced in this universe.
  5. magicdog

    Cobra Kai

    You know you've made it when they make a comic book about you! Coming this fall, "Cobra Kai - Johnny's Story". This retells the Karate Kid film from Johnny's perspective and gives us more insight into his teen years. I don't know if the comics will go further than Johnny's life after the events of the first KK film (like what was going on after the choking incident with Kreese) but this still could be worth a read.
  6. magicdog

    A case of the Mondays: vent your work spleen here

    They usually don’t. Those who do , don’t care because the Universe owes them...or something.
  7. magicdog

    Cobra Kai

    Found a great three part discussion by a real martial artist about CK's fight styles and identifying real life ties to the folks behind the KK movies and the show. The host is, Mr. Dan, a Kenpo Karate instructor: Part 1: Part 2: Part 3:
  8. magicdog

    Scooby Doo and Guess Who?

    Having just watched the first episode with the gang solving a mystery with Chris Paul, I must say this incarnation is a winner! SDMI will still be my favorite incarnation post SDWAY, but this version definitely brings back a combination of call backs from past incarnations, in jokes and a genuine likability. For what it is, it doesn't take itself too seriously, but it's still enjoyable. I think it's good the show keeps it to 30 minutes rather than the 60 minutes the 70s version of the show, as we get no filler, the story is tight (so far) and a few scenes and quips that actually make me smile. The artwork is back to the classic Scooby designs including the gang's 60s duds, and the look of the show overall is clean, bright and the animation fluid. I can't wait to see the rest of the season - too bad they're only releasing one episode a week.
  9. magicdog

    Scooby Doo and Guess Who?

    Freshly uploaded, we have our first clip with basketball star Chris Paul:
  10. magicdog

    Scooby Doo and Guess Who?

    Finally we have a trailer and a date: The trailer: It'll start streaming Thursday June 27, on the Boomerang streaming service. New episodes will roll out weekly, with the season finale streaming Thursday, Sept. 19. Color me surprised when I saw the gang from The Funky Phantom in this promo! I wonder if Micky Dolenz will reprise his role as Skip? He still has a good voice and sounds younger than he is.
  11. magicdog

    Cobra Kai

    If anyone is going to be in London towards the end of next month, some CK cast members will be at London Film & Comic Con! So far, William Zabka, Martin Kove, Jacob Bertrand and Xolo Mariduena are scheduled to appear.
  12. magicdog

    Cobra Kai

    Ditto! I wouldn't mind seeing them do other projects together aside from CK. They worked really well on that Enterprise commercial. I hope the characters put an end to the rivalry and start working together as friends. I think the animosity has gone on long enough (and the disastrous results). I liked her early on. I saw right away how she was good for Daniel as the only one left to keep him from going to far at times. Seeing them selling cars to make the quota was also awesome showing them as a team. It would have been very easy to have had made her character like a spoiled trophy wife who didn't do much in life except her nails. I'm glad the writers didn't go in that direction for her. Ditto - but I think some of that may be related to the young actor not being much use since he's underage and can't spend much time on set. He seems to be the spoiled character that annoys. I do wonder if they will expand his character a bit next season; we could learn that he made a friend or two at camp and maybe we'll see that it has a connection to current events in series.
  13. magicdog

    Touched By An Angel

    I had noticed VB was dressed in rather unfashionable clothes and those ridiculous glasses! I had no idea whose idea that was until I read your comment! I used to think that G-D would make angels [at least physically] perfect and it wouldn't make sense for one to have poor eyesight!
  14. magicdog

    A case of the Mondays: vent your work spleen here

    Don’t know if you can go to HR because I’ve found them rather useless-if not in cahoots with management. Better to secretly record everything. I don’t know if your state is two party consent or not so you may not be able to use it in court (if it comes to that) but having it and playing it back (or reading a transcript) could be useful.
  15. magicdog

    A case of the Mondays: vent your work spleen here

    I wasn't sure if this belonged here or pet peeves but here goes: I was editing the reaction from a father who lost his daughter in a car accident. The 16 year old was riding in the back of a friend's pick up truck while they were driving with others to a hangout spot in the desert (according to dad, she did this often) where they would build a bonfire and "chill". Unfortunately, the truck went off an embankment (I'm guessing speed), she was ejected and killed. The interview took place at home outside her bedroom. I cut the video and thought nothing more of it - until I saw a request to blur part of the background. I went back to the video and saw what the problem was; while dad was crying on cam about his little girl, over his shoulder was a whiteboard calendar with all sorts of expletives written on it! Plus - these were written by her friends who wanted to leave goodbye messages to her! One of them read, "I love you, bitch! [heart symbol]/[name of friend]". Another said, "[F-word] bitches got that...." I'm sorry for the girl and her family, but if this is what friends write to each other these days, I'd rather not have stuff like that being written on a message board at my funeral!! It just struck me as so tacky!!! I think the word, "klassy" comes to mind.
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