Posts Tagged ‘transformers’

Over spring break, I came across a copy of my first ever podcast for The Monster Scifi Show. This is not the first time that I’ve found this disc. It’s just that this time, I decided to sit down and find a way to retrieve my show.




The time has come to do my 2nd to last Monster Scifi Show for this year. Normally, my Scifi News episodes run about 20-30 minutes but I add more to the show. What will I be discussing? I’ve included 4 movie trailer reviews, 3 Scifi News items, and 5 midseason finale.


While over X-mas, I received a pair of Transformers pajamas which were freaking awesome. A friend of mine from the library sent me this link and was ecstatic about this new line of Star Wars shoes from Adidas, which I want to buy. Putting these two thoughts together, I started to wonder, should I, a man in my 40’s, a husband and father to two children, be more mature and not wear clothing products from my childhood?

I’ve been struggling this past year of holding on to the past too hard. I love the memories and cherish those special moments with special people and feelings. I still want to continue living in that world where I was happy and where I had the all the time in the world and my whole life ahead of me. Alas, I am no longer a child, a teen, or even a dude. I have become something much more now than I could I ever dreamt of. Yet, anytime I play my Cat People soundtrack or a song from the 80’s or some crappy scifi show like M.A.N.T.I.S., I am transported back to those times. I miss those individuals that I am reminded of and wish for them to be in my life now. However, I decided to end certain things and refocus my energies on where I was and where I was going. I will always be haunted by these thoughts and at times, I have to indulge and given in to those needs. In the meantime, I have been giving away certain items that either I have no room for in my home to either the Salvation Army or to friends at work. I am slowly progressing ever slowly to the future. I am hoping for a new year to grow and expand to new areas of thinking both professionally and personally. Still, I think the shoes above are way cool to buy a pair. Read below on the article as well as more pics.

BY CLIFF KUANG Wed Dec 23, 2009 at 9:09 AM

The full line is actually pretty subtle. Stylish, even.

A month ago, we wrote about the new Star Wars–themed shoe line Adidas was creating for 2010. At the time, only teaser shots were available. But the full deets are out, and the results, against all expectations, are kind of awesome.

What’s particularly clever is how very subtle the Star Wars references are. Spotting these on the street, you’d never know they were themed cross-branding. But if someone told you what the visual inspiration was, you’d say “Ah-ha!”

Yoda’s shoes have that rugged, handmade look that’s oh so popular in the forbidding swamps of Dagobah:

via These Adidas Star Wars Kicks Are Kinda Genius | Design & Innovation | Fast Company.

stretch armstrongThis has to be filed under the most lamest idea ever. I like it better when Stretch Armstrong  was called Mr. Fantastic from the Fantastic Four or Elongated Man and Plastic Man from JLA or even Elastic Girl from the Incredibles than this crappy toy. I will admit, I owned a Stretch Armstrong but growing up as an only kid there is only just so much stretching one could do before you toss this toy in the closet. Which is exactly what happened to me and to boot, something in my closet puncture Armstrong and all the gel guts spilled out. The other problem with this toy as some complained that the gel became very stiff and when you tried to stretch it you would hear a snap. So try to imagine this image above with two broken arms and legs; it’s not a pretty picture.

romNow, zoom to the present with the news that Universal decided to option this toy for a movie. I can only imagine some poor writer trying to write a screenplay or even a treatment. Honestly, Armstrong really did not have much of a back-story or other options to expand game-play. Unlike He-Man, She-Ra, Thundercats, and Transformers these were toys that were backed up by an animated series. At least this helped to develop a loyal following over the years. Hell, in Rom The Space Knight was kinda crappy but Rom had a comic book and even met the X-Men; now that’s how you market. What I want to see is a movie adaptation of the Micronauts. Click here to read more about the Micronauts.

So, this now begs the question, “Which toy that you grew up with, if given the chance, should be adapted to a live action movie?” And for Gods sake, don’t you dare say Jem and The Holograms, My Pretty Pony, or Strawberry Shortcake; I’m working on a treatment, LOL. Give this some serious thought as I am curious to hear your thoughts.

In an effort to catch up with all of the other toy-inspired movie franchises hitting theaters, Universal Pictures recently teamed up with Hasbro for a six-year partnership. What’s their first movie together? That’s right, it’s Stretch Armstrong.

What’s that you say, “Stretch Armstrong hasn’t been a popular toy for over a decade?” Sorry, doesn’t matter. Hollywood has run out of original ideas and they’re raiding our childhood to compensate.

via Universal Options Stretch Armstrong Movie for April 2011 Release – Screen Rant.

Before I end this post, I started thinking of one of my all time favorite toy to have and that my friends was Evil Knievel. Take a look at the pic below and tell me this would not make a great movie… again.

evil knievel

I found this tidbit on

Josh Duhamel (Transformers) and Bijou Phillips (Hostel: Part 2) have both tested for unspecified roles in George Miller’s Justice League of America.

I’m not sure about Bijou Phillips as Wonder Woman but I saw an actress that would be right for the part. As my wife and I were watching Chuck, we both agreed Sarah Lancaster, who plays Chuck’s sister Ellie, would make a great Wonder Woman. Take a look at the picture below and decide for yourself.