Despite these plans, what surprised me was that Germany actually had active espionage and "terror" cells within the USA as early as 1915, and throughout the war their objectives were to disrupt supplies and manufacturing as well as prevent shipments to the European Allies. The USA was supposedly "neutral" until 1917… » 8/29/14 9:04am Friday 9:04am

The Takarazuka Theater is widely known for its superb performances with all roles played by women. It's a national treasure in Japan. Everyone who is even remotely familiar with "Sakura Taisen" (Sakura Wars) realizes the entire structure and basis of the Teikoku Kagekidan is inspired directly from Takarazuka's… » 8/29/14 8:52am Friday 8:52am

Thank you, Rob, for putting into eloquently snarky prose the true clusterf*** this episode was. I think if you put Snarf and Orko into a room, locked it, then waited to see which of these sidekicks emerged victorious, the universe would end with them still in the room. » 8/28/14 11:15am Thursday 11:15am

I was there. It was much funnier in person. :) Rooker pretty much stole the panel with his hilarity and irreverence, with Bautista more soft-spoken. One questioner asked Rooker who was the best dancer of the GotG cast. Rooker said, arms thrown wide, "DUH." Somebody also asked him how it was for him to work with Groot.… » 8/27/14 12:15pm Wednesday 12:15pm


I was looking for Jarts (lawn darts) and I see some folks have included them. I also remember "clackers" (two hard resin balls on a string) that girls bought that, when innocently played with, made a rapid clacking as they were cycled back and forth by the user and rebounded off each other- but they also could be a… » 8/27/14 12:02pm Wednesday 12:02pm

The figure does come with an appropriately sized blaster accessory, although it should be noted that the red rocket does not fire out of its backpack, presumably because if it did and you shot it at somebody it would crush their skull like an overripe melon.

» 8/27/14 8:51am Wednesday 8:51am

Before the pre-credit sequence is over, The Doctor is plunged face~to~face with a rather damaged intergalactic pepperpot having come into contact with a bunch of rebels from the Combined Galactic Resistance. And, rather foolishly, they want to help this poor little Dalek who is in desperate need of a doctor.

» 8/27/14 6:13am Wednesday 6:13am

Your description isn't actually how the Wheel was originally utilized; the victim/condemned would be spread-eagled on the ground, with triangular wedges placed under the ankles, knees, shoulders, elbows, wrists- basically on either side of the joint. The executioner, by necessity a strong individual, would then use… » 8/26/14 10:38am 8/26/14 10:38am

I'd always thought that it would be nice if the Doctor found a "humanized Dalek" like those in "Evil of the Daleks" or a Thal who wasn't quite so warlike and who could be an ally in Dalek situations. I do think some of his best companions have been people out of their own time (like Jamie or Zoe, or Teela). » 8/25/14 1:58pm 8/25/14 1:58pm

In the end, Arkham Asylum is just a place for Gotham to keep people that they can't just execute. Not that people don't die in Gotham at the hands of villains as well as the law, but the inmates apparently have special craziness status so they live unimpeded, the staff are equally crazy or easily driven so (like… » 8/25/14 11:47am 8/25/14 11:47am