Monday, September 30, 2019

Kamen Rider Zero-One. Episode 1 - I'm President Kamen Rider. Summary/Review

The future had arrived a few weeks ago and that future is Kamen Rider Zero-One.  Not only is it a new season of Kamen Rider, it's also the first Kamen Rider of a new era.  We are now in the Reiwa Era, meaning that there's a lot of pressure for the show (not really, I just thought that part sounded cool).  Anyway, let's see if this first episode will be good or not in this exciting summary and review of the first episode of Kamen Rider Zero-One.  (Click o "Read More" to read the full article.)

Friday, September 27, 2019

Green Phoenix - Stars War: Revenge of the Sith Review

Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith poster.jpgBy the time Revenge of the Sith was announced in 2004, I was 10 years old and it became perhaps the first film that I can actually remember my excitement for its release. I come from a family of Star Wars fans, though my dad has always preferred Star Trek, and the reveal of Episode 3's title made us all exceptionally excited.

So when the film came out in May of 2005, my entire family went out to go see the film in theaters, something we only really did for the Harry Potter films. And even to this day, Revenge of the Sith remains an essential part of my childhood, even as I recognize its many many flaws.

With that introduction and understanding out of the way, we will now take a look at the fourth film in the Machete Order and the last of the "flashback films", Star Wars: Episode 3 - Revenge of the Sith.


Thursday, September 26, 2019

Uchuu Keiji Gavan Episode 16 Review: Incidental Babysitter Extraordinaire in...Farewell, Galactic Express!!!

You know what time it is, people: Because REASONS, the Makuu are trying to find Dr. Barnes and seize his anti-radiation technology. A little girl learns to love and Gavan learns to take another beating. I guess this counts as an episode, right?

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger Number 36: Shoot the Bomb - Summary/Review

Back again for episode 36. This is an uncommon episode focused on the Patrangers. The poor Global Police have been getting the short end of the writing all season and I doubt this episode will be different. Hope I'm wrong Click "read more" and let's get this over with.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Kamen Rider BLACK! Episode 18 - Sword Saint Birugenia. Summary/Review

With an episode title that sounds like it could've been a cool spin-off series, this is my summary and review for episode 18 of Kamen Rider Black.  Yeah, it's going to be a special episode indeed.  (Click on "Read More" to read the full article.)

Friday, September 20, 2019

Green Phoenix - How Few Remain Review

HowFewRemain(1stEd).jpgThe Timeline-191 or Southern Victory is perhaps the most famous and best-selling alternate history series of all time. Detailing a period of 60 years, from 1862 to 1945, over a series of eleven novels. The timeline follows a world where the Confederate States of America avoided the Battle of Antietam and went on to be victorious in the American Civil War, securing their independence.

While I would eventually like to cover every single story in the series with similar reviews (much like I would like to do with the Ring of Fire series), I believe that covering the first book How Few Remain, which is fairly isolated from the rest of the series and can act very much like a standalone story, is a great way to hopefully introduce more people into this classic of alternate history.

With that out of the way, let's take a look at Harry Turtledove's How Few Remain, released in 1997.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger Number 35: The Good, The Bad, and the Normal - Summary/Review

Back to more cops and robbers and are just over the 2/3 mark of this season. The last episode introduced a new powerful weapon for the Lupinrangers with no scenario that needed it and has almost completely left the Patrangers in their shadows. Where can this season go from there? Click "read more" and we shall see.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Pokemon TCG - Unified Minds. OWC: The Lost Episode.

Unified Minds has been out for a little while now.  So, this post is late to the party.  There's a very good reason behind that.  What is that reason? Most importantly is what juicy pulls did I get from this set?  Find out in this special lost episode of Obsessions With Cardboard.  (Click on "Read More" to read the full article.)

Friday, September 13, 2019

Green Phoenix - Star Wars: Attack of the Clones Review

Film poster. A young man is seen embracing a young woman. A man holds a lightsaber. In the foreground, there is a man wearing a suit.According to the Machete Order, following the conclusion of The Empire Strikes Back, we as an audience are expected to go back in time and watch Episodes 2 & 3, in order to see the fall of Anakin Skywalker, the rise of Vader and the Empire, and the collapse of the Jedi Order, so as to see the connective tissues and elements that will be critical for Episode 6's story when we come back to it.

With that in mind, we now move to the second film in the Prequel trilogy, skipping The Phantom Menace due to its narrative superfluousness and will instead treat Episode 1 as if it were a supplemental film like Solo or Rogue One.

Released in 2002, Attack of the Clones acts as a reintroduction to the characters introduced in The Phantom Menace and shows the start of the Clone Wars and the beginning of the relationship between Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala, a Senator in the Galactic Republic.


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger - Ep 1: Fireball Newcomer - Summary/Review

SPD Emergency! Or rather, Emergency, Dekaranger! Yup, the Special Police Dekarangers is our next Sentai to look at. Special Investigation Taskforce DetectiveRanger. I loved the Power Rangers incarnation Power Rangers SPD and have always been curious about its origins. So, with expectations are a bit high, go ahead and click on "read more" for my full coverage.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Yeah, This is Modded: KontrolFreek Omni Performance Thumbsticks for Xbox One Controllers

Do you think those thumbstick grips you see at GameStop worth your hard earned moolah and really up your game? Read my review on some entry level thumbstick grips by KontrolFreek!

Monday, September 9, 2019

Kamen Rider BLACK! Episode 17 - Kyoko's Mysterious Dream. Summary/Review

Do you like to have dreams stolen from you by weird pig men? Well, that's what I had to deal with in this weeks summary and review of Kamen Rider Black.  (Click on "Read More" to read the full article.)

Friday, September 6, 2019

Green Phoenix - The Silmarillion Review

Image result for The SilmarillionThe Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

The literary legacy of J.R.R. Tolkien has become legendary and an inspiration for almost all modern fantasy. But before either of these stories, Tolkien had a dream.

A desire to craft a mythology for Great Britain which didn't rely upon French influence (like the Arthurian legends did). To that end, from 1917 until his death in 1973, Tolkien slowly crafted a series of mythological stories that would, in time, be combined with The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings to craft a single cohesive legendarium.

Though many of these stories would never be released into canon (eventually being compiled into the Unfinished Tales), Tolkien's son Christopher began the painstaking process of compiling and editing the largest and most cohesive stories into a single genesis story.

This would become The Silmarillion.


Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Castle Woodwarf (Steam) - PC game review

Red Diamond back again with another game review. This game is actually a former flash game now free to play steam that I wanted to review after already covering its' sequel Castle Woodwarf 2. Probably the wrong way to check out a series, regardless, click "read more" for my review.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Kamen Rider BLACK! Episode 16 - My Friend! Go Beyond the Sea! Summary/Review

Kotaro's mission to save his brother continues.  As does my mission to cover all of this season of Kamen Rider.  (Click on "Read More" to read the full article.)

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