Thursday, December 4, 2008


This is yet again a praise post for my favorite two Chris' on G4.

Chris Hardwick and Chris Gore(see what I did there?).

Yesterday's Attack of the Show was one of the most entertaining hours of TV I've seen in a while thanks to the witty dialog of Chris Hardwick and his chemistry with Kevin Perierra. It's HARD not to like Hardwick(I think I'm clever, so hush!). He really does have a flair for improv comedy and I really admire that. An example from yesterday, Kevin and Hardwick were playing a game where you had to simulate drunkeness(by spinning around with your head on a bat 5 times) then tossing a "Baby"(it's a doll) into a basket. During this Kevin failed misserably at beating Hardwick's score and Hardwick had quite the intersing response( ). I hear he even does stand-up so I'm anxious to check it out. If you haven't seen him on AotS, I promise you that your missing out. The episodes that Hardwick replaces co-host Olvia Munn are some of the best. Most of the time she's on screen she's throwing her opinions intothe subject material and usually they are more negative than positive leaving a bitter taste in my mouth. No disrespect to Olvia, but her opinions don't always have to be heard.

Chris Gore is awesome. He's created, Three magazines, and been on various film related programming on FX and G4. The guy has very good and informative reviews of films and DVD releases and it's rare to find someone who I agree with when it comes to film. He also rates by Buy/Rent/Pass which I think is a far superior process than Star or point ranking. Why? If you buy something your saying this is something I must have for various reasons. A game/movie/product could but well above quality standards but not have enough with it to be considered a permenant collection item. For example, A great movie that has a small amount of special features would be worth watching right? but why own it? RENT! Giving that same movie a rating of 5 stars or 5/5 or 10/10 rating just shows that it's a great film. I personally add both elements to reviewing. breaking down elements and rating them individually then ending it with buy/rent/trash.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Favorite Pilots

Char Aznable(Gundam)
Kai Shiden(Gundam)
Ramba Ral(Gundam)

Karen Joshua(Gundam 08th MS Team)
Norris Packard(Gundam 08th MS Team)

Yazan Gable(Z Gundam)
Haman Karn(Z Gundam)
Jerid Messa(Z Gundam)
Paptimus Scirocco(Z Gundam)

Judau Ashta(ZZ Gundam)
Rakan Dakaran(ZZ Gundam)
Roux Louka(ZZ Gundam)
Glemmy Toto(ZZ Gundam)

Marbet Fingerhut(Victory Gundam)

Harry Ord(Turn A Gundam)

Treize Khushrenada(Gundam Wing)

Roy Focker(Macross Zero)

Maximilian Jenius(Macross)
Miliya Jenius(Macross)

Allen Schezar(Escaflowne)
Dilandau Albatou(Escaflowne)

Dingo Egret(Z.O.E.)
Ken Marinaris(Z.O.E.)
Ridley Hardiman/Nohman(Z.O.E.)

Schwarzwald(Big O)
Alan Gabriel(Big O)

Kallen Stadtfeld(Code Geass)

Lufy(Gall Force)

Gene Starwind(Outlaw Star)
Harry MacDougall(Outlaw Star)

Ernest Cuore(Pilot Candidate)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My Favorite Mecha

MSM-04 Acguy(Gundam)
RX-77 Guncannon(Gundam)
MS-05 Zaku I(Gundam)
ZMT-S28S Gengaozo(Victory Gundam)
MSN-04 Sazabi(Gundam: CCA)
OZ-00MS Tallgeese(Gundam Wing)
AFX-V301 Gawain(Code Geass)
RX-78GP01FB Gundam Zephyranthes Full Vernien(Gundam 0083)
ZM-S14S Contio(Victory Gundam)
XXXG-01H Heavyarms(Gundam Wing)
MSN-06S Sinanju(Gundam Unicorn)
MS-18 Kampfer(Gundam 0080)
NZ-000 Quin Mantha(ZZ Gundam)
RPI-209 Gloucester(Code Geass)
PRI-00S/C Gloucester Cornelia(Code Geass)
MAFFU-09 Falguen MAFFU(Dragonar)
OZ-13MS Gundam Epyon(Gundam Wing)
SDF-1 Macross
MS-107 Bawoo(Gundam ZZ)
Zangetsu(Code Geass)
AMX-014 Dooben-Wolf
NZ-666 Kshatriya(Gundam Unicorn)
ORX-005 Gaplant(Z Gundam)
AMS-129 Geara Zulu Angelo Sauper Ver(Gundam Unicorn)
MS-06K Zaku Cannon(Gundam)
Queadluun-Rau(Macross DYRL)
RMS-108 Marasai(Z Gundam)
MS-07 Gouf(Gundam)
RX-110 Gabthley(Z Gundam)
MAFFU-08B Jagd Gelf MAFFU(Dragonar)
MSM-07 Z'gok(Gundam)
AMX-004-3 Qubeley Mark II(ple two)(ZZ Gundam)
CONCEPT-X 6-1-2 Turn X(Turn A Gundam)
OZ-13MSX1 Vayate(Gundam Wing)
OZ-13MSX2 Mercurious(Gundam Wing)
RMS-141 Xeku Eins
GF13-011NC Dragon Gundam(G Gundam)
ZMT-S16G Memedorza(Victory Gundam)
MS-06FZ Zaku II Kai(Gundam 0080)
MRX-009 Psyco Gundam(Z Gundam)
VA-3 Intruder(Macross 7)

Gundam 00 Week 2

Episodes 03-04

So ends another non-advertised week of dual Gundam 00 on Scifi. This week for some unknown reason it ran almost 2 minutes late though, Which caused my DVR to cut off my viewing to record Heroes on another channel. So i missed the very end of Ep. 4. Last thing I saw was Exia go underwater and Graham praising the celesial being for making such a formidable and versatile mobile suit(I later read about the ending online).

The episodes were really good though. I like how realistic the political drama was depicted. "How very much like America" I found myself thinking. Also, I remember thinking to myself. If I heard Celestial Being claiming to destroy all in armed conflict that I'd react similarly as Taribia did.

Some of my first impressions were shaken, others were made more concrete. Saji and his friends are still talking about the events and I'm still left wondering how Saji and his pals make for a good story. Unless Saji takes an Alfred Izaruha plot turn at some point which I would really enjoy. If that happened I would have a much higher opinion of this series. I just hope it happens sooner rather than later.

However, they seem to have dropped the "Phase complete" element(for now at least), raising my hopes that the show will break away from the "Wing" comparisons.

The action is still very intense, however it's all been very short(like Wing) cause of the overpowered Gundam units. However it was nice to see the Creme of the crop pilots versus Setsuna so early in the series. We really see some excellent strategy from Graham this time around as well.

So I'm more than hooked now. I can't wait till next week for more episodes.