You May Not Know…

Kylo Ren and Poe Dameron have met before… in the movie Inside Llewyn Davis, we see them along side Justin Timberlake singing a song that… ironically seems a little anti-space-travel. I haven’t seen this movie, so I don’t understand the context of the song though…

Also is it just me or does it look like Kylo Ren is the only one having any fun in this video? 🙂



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-Jim

Star Wars Trailer Released!!!

 

Liking what I’m seeing so far… was that Luke saying that it’s time for the Jedi to end?

… I wonder what he means by that. Love the new cruiser design, loved seeing an old A-Wing there.



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-Jim

DO NOT MESS WITH NERDS!

 

Geeks also, but nerds especially. They use their brains and eventually… the toys they like to play with… can become powerful weapons:

OFN… but it still makes me laugh every time.



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-Jim

 

Star Trek In Crisis?

… I’m starting to think that abandoning Star Trek in it’s entirety was the best thing I could do.

Will I watch it when it comes out? I mean I have a Netflix account, so I may give an episode or 2 a watch just to see how badly it will bomb, but otherwise no. I also do not intend to pay for CBS access. That’s a ripoff.



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Nostalgia Goggles.

You ever watch a good movie, read a good book, or go somewhere fun, and store it away in your memory? Then years later, you go back to that thing and its not nearly what you remember? Sometimes its better, sometimes it worse, and some times its just different than what your mind recorded.

For me, I have a few examples:

  1. Masters of the Universe: When I first saw this movie, I loved it. I still do, but when I saw it as a kid, certain things changed. For some reason, after seeing it as a child, I picked it up years later and expected to see a castle in space, skeletor’s head be a large fleshless skull with red eyes, and the final fight scene being something more like the lightsaber duels we see in the Star Wars Prequels. Needless to say… I dunno what happened.
  2. Spaceballs. Okay I admit, when this movie came out, I was little… really really little. So my memory of it was extremely skewed and I didn’t see it again until years later. I remembered the ring sabers, the mega maid, and that was about it. The rest of my memories of it mixed in what was actually in the movie with Star Wars themes and action scenes. I didn’t remember it being a comedy… other than Dark Helmet’s character being eccentric. In short, the movie was far more badass as I remembered.

    So why does this happen? Why is it sometimes we remember things differently than how they actually happened, while other things remain the same? Ghostbusters, Transformers, and the old Super Mario Bros. Super Show were all just like they were when I was kid. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was too.

    So why was it so different? Well I think part of it is due to seeing several other movies of the same genre all meshed together… another reason might be the age I was when I first saw these movies. Also, seeing it with an undeveloped mind perhaps let me overlook things that would be considered negative.

All I can say is, when watching something for the first time in years, be careful that it may not be what you remember!

 



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-Jim

A Look Back: Airforce Delta Strike

I used to mention this game to people back in college and honestly… No one knew what I was talking about! I couldn’t believe it.

This game is nothing short of awesome.

Oh yeah, that brings back memories. This game was pretty much the perfect mesh of everything I loved:

Awesome story
Great Graphics
Dynamic Characters
Fantasy Universe
Full 3-D Freedom of Movement
Large landscapes
Multiple story-lines
Customization Aircraft
A Perfect combination of antique, modern, and futuristic craft.

Yeah you could fly anything from old WW2 prop planes all the way up to the most modern jets and even futuristic fighters… I’ll admit that I stayed away from the prop planes simply because they always seemed too slow to keep up with anything.

The story also tended to change and take shape around whatever pilots you chose to fly as. You can pretty much choose to fly as one the entire time, or choose between a few… personally I recommend sticking with two pilots where possible. If you change it up all the time and go to different squadrons… you wind up going from story to story and not really being able to keep track. Even so, the parts of the story you do get work pretty well.

So you’d fly multiple planetary missions that were awesome enough, but the game designers decided that everything they’d given you simply wasn’t enough… no no no!

Towards the end of the game, you wind up in space, fighting Endor-size missions against enemy fleets with your fighters modified to fly in orbit.

So what’s my overall rating?

I give this CLASSIC 9/10. It would get a perfect 10/10… however the story and the background strains my suspension of disbelief to the breaking point and your Commander Air Group is a bit of a wench, but its such a great game, that doesn’t bother me much.



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-Jim

Final Fantasy 7 Resurrect Aeris/Aerith Rumors

With the release of the new Final Fantasy 7 remastered coming down the pipe, I thought it’d be fun to talk about something that drove gamers INSANE for years… resurrecting Aeris after we all went through the heart-wrenching loss of her character in the City of the Ancients.

Disclaimer, I played the original playstation version that named her Aeris. I’m well aware of the controversy surrounding her name, but that is what I will be calling her. 

Yeah for weeks if not months after we played through the game, Lycos, Altavista, and Yahoo were awash in articles with wild theories, trolls, and people who seriously claimed to have been successful.

While obviously BS, I thought it’d be funny to run through a few. So let’s take a look…

  1. After defeating all of the weapons, go see the Kalm traveler, he will leave Kalm and head for Midgar. Go see the sick man in the pipe in Midgar. He will suddenly be talking again and will restore Aeris to you.

    Obviously this one assumes that most people don’t bother defeating all of the weapons. I on the other hand did so and I knew this was bogus because by the time this comes up, the man in the pipe is no longer there. 

  2. After acquiring the Underwater Material, take it to the City of the Ancients and go to the house where Aeris was killed. The Material will react to the fish and allow you to open the portal back to the temple and allow you to recover the White Material and restore Aeris.

    This one had the author openly admit that he wasn’t certain it would work, but he had convinced himself that it would because he couldn’t believe that the only use for the Underwater Materia was in facing down Emerald Weapon. 

  3. Make sure that Vincent is with you every time you meet with Hojo AND Sephiroth. Have him listen to Hojo’s confessions. In the end, Vincent will reveal the truth to Sephiroth who will then restore Aeris to you right before he dies at the end.

    This one actually exposes a bit of a plot hole in Final Fantasy 7. Vincent knew the truth about Sephiroth. So why didn’t he speak up in the scenes where he was present? Sephiroth goes on and on about being Jenova’s child… He could have revealed the truth. It might not have done any good, but it might have. In any case, again obviously bogus. 

  4. Use codes from a hack.

    That’s cheating and it breaks the game.

  5. After acquiring the Underwater materia, go to the church where Aeris’ ghost resides. Then go to the lake where you left her body… retrieve her body and move on to the Kalm traveler. In exchange for 9000 gil, he’ll give you a special materia to heal her with. Go to Midel after the eruption and this will trigger a cut where Aeris is resurrected.

    This one… I admit I actually tried. It seemed the most reasonable… but it didn’t work. What drove me crazy is that Aeris’s ghost is actually in the church in Midgar, which gave this one some credence. 

Anyway, let me know if you heard any other insane theories that you thought would work or heard would. How insane were they?

 



Readers,

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Thanks friends!

Catch you on the flip side!

-Jim