We know over the last 10 years or so Hollywood has really amped up their production of reboots and other older famous franchises that hadn’t yet been made into movies. I thought we’d take take a look at 4 different properties that have been announced but are currently languishing in production hell.
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I’m a big Robotech fan, specifically the Macross Saga (the first 36 episodes of the American series). To briefly sum it up America took 3 different Japanese TV shows and cut them up and reedited them to make 3 distinct stories across different generations of an Earth conflict. The Macross Saga involves an alien craft that lands on Earth and lies dormant for decades until a different alien race finally tracks it down and wages war on our planet. It’s a surprisingly touching cartoon for the 80’s (which clearly means its Japanese) that shows the horrors and real life effects of war and love during a time of conflict. Plus really, really cool human piloted planes that transform into robots.
Oh my! What is this? Is it a round of suggestions from everyone’s favorite conjuror of the noxious dead? Why yes it is! It’s actually been a while hasn’t it? I apologize to all of my faithful readers as I know I have been slightly slacking in terms of bringing you all what you crave, but sometimes we all need a short break to refuel the necromantic energies that keep our rotting corpses moving. Anyways, over the past few days, I have been treated to a serious portion of turkey and mayhem, and in the downtime between vomiting up copious amounts of tryptophan and good feelings, I found a few opportunities to get down on some sweet, sweet Castlevania. My whip is strong!
Welcome back glorious readers to another edition of Suggestions. Today marks a day that I thought would never come. It is a day where I will need to put my comedy on the back burner, and finally get to something serious…and by serious, I am referring to the exclusion of a certain series from another certain series. It’s a goddamn travesty and something that I simply cannot tolerate anymore. Nintendo…..Let me put my suggestions in you. I have never full on requested anything of a company, (except my open letters to DC, which you can find on this site) but I must do so now. Nintendo…..Smash Bros….where are the freaking Belmonts?!?!?!
I am a big fan of Nintendo, and I would say any person would be and should be. For years they have been giving us title after title and property after property, and almost all of them amazingly good. Between your standard Mario to Zelda, Metroid to Donkey Kong, Nintendo has such a rich a vibrant library that you would rarely be hard up for something fun to play. Even now their old games stand the test of time, and you can find yourself playing them over and over. Hell, I just played Link to the Past all the way through at the beginning of this year in my world renowned column Hyrule Superbowl. Nintendo just simply knows how to make games, and how to make them fun. It’s somewhat remarkable that they can consistently put out such good games and rarely stumble. However, not all that can be said about Nintendo is good, and I will tell you why. If you look at all of the Smash Bros games that have been released, there seems to be something missing, and it is something very important to me. If you have been to this site before, you will know that the Evil Geeks love Castlevania, and the fact that the Belmonts and Alucard have been excluded from entering the melee with the rest of the Nintendo greats, is very heartbreaking to me. To be honest, it’s somewhat confusing. I can understand including Mario and Luigi, Link and Samus, Donkey Kong and Marth, but they even added Solid Snake and Sonic. Two non Nintendo characters, yet the Belmonts and Alucard are thrown by the wayside. Why is that? Let’s take a look.
Welcome back my minions of the night! I of course, am your gentleman caller, your brutal mauler, and all around bringer of the fall—-er…Arthur Harkness! Today I bring to you something that is very special to me, and the namesake of this column, a look at The Black Dahlia Murder! Hailing from Detroit, these men have injected metal boners born of pure horrifying madness and hatred directly into your ears and have crafted a style of music that is made less to offend, and more to terrify. I am sure Satan himself throws on “Nocturnal” when he is banging hellish ladies and whatever else he can fit himself into. If by the end of this article you are not listening to BDM, then you do not know what you are missing. Let’s fucking do this.
If it isn’t obvious by now, I have a thing for old school Nintendo. I’m no stranger to nerd art either. In some cases those worlds collided in such a glorious way, in fact it happened a lot in the 8 bit era. Perhaps you recall the booklet from The Legend Of Zelda or maybe Mario 3 is more your style. Regardless, the art shown on the covers and booklets of Nintendo games were much more important then. It really helped conjure up a world and give you a feeling of what you were about to get into. Today we are going to highlight the original Castlevania series for the NES featuring the cover art of of the first three games.
I don’t even want to get into how incredibly spooky and awesome this first picture is. I’m pretty sure Arthur Harkness would get this tattooed on his back if he could.