Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Power Rangers - My Top 5 Yellow Rangers


Yellow Rangers were a pretty even split with male and female in Japan, but mostly female in America. A flexible role on the team, could be the sweetheart, the tomboy, a muscle, the loveable gullible one, or a number of other roles. Sadly, few Yellow Rangers are given a chance to standout and shine even if they are good characters. It was not an easy list to make, but click "read more" if you want to see it.

TCR: 379 - Contra is Hard

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Viola: The Heroine's Melody (Steam) - PC Game Review


Here is a brilliant little indie title that combines 2D platforming with turn-based RPGs and is music themed. That sounds like a mismatch of genre, but they all work together surprisingly well. Click "read more" for my full review.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

KaiserKast #8 - Pirate Party Edition (ft. Cameron Hons)

On this episode I talk Mario rom hacks, Retro Achievements, being in dangerous stunts in movies, and the new Pirate Party album.  Oh, director, musician, fellow Pirate Party band member, Cameron Hons guest stars in this episode.

You can buy our new album, "Sexy Times At Sea" on Bandcamp: Sexy Times At Sea | Pirate Party The Band | Cameron Hons (

You can find the rest of our albums (and the rest of Cameron's albums) on Bandcamp also: Music | Cameron Hons (

Closing song for this episode is called Pirate Code by Pirate Party the Band.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Green Phoenix - 8 Emotional Animated Movie Tracks

Hey everybody!

It's once again time for another countdown article. This week, we will be covering a topic that is very near to my heart and something that I relish in. But to explain it, I do have to go a bit into my personal life if you all will allow me the opportunity.

I grew up in a very traditional and conservative environment and was thus subjected to many aspects of masculinity that could quite frankly be described as toxic. Chief among these was an aspect perhaps quite familiar to many of my contemporaries in possession of a male identity.

The inability to have emotional catharsis through outbursts, especially crying.

Thankfully, I am no longer actively subjected or pressured by such an environment and have endeavored to remove much of the programming that was placed upon me as a child. However the scars of youth linger and I've always struggled to be able to cry, even for events that would normally elicit such a response.

As a result, I have often turned to the soundtracks of films for my emotional releases. Cinema soundtracks possess a powerful transformative capacity. Musical tracks are used by filmmakers to enhance the emotional timbre (to use a musical phrase) of a scene and the best musical tracks can even inspire beyond the scene in question.

Now I had initially desired to do a general countdown for both live-action and animation together, but it was suggested that animation might be better handled separately. Animated films have much more control over the timing and coordination of their soundtracks with their visuals and this can lead to some truly awe-inducing moments of cinema, alongside allowing composers the freedom to stretch their musical muscles.

So let's take a non-competitive look at 8 emotional animated film musical tracks.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Power Rangers: My top 5 Silver Rangers

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Oh Silver Rangers, one of my favorite Ranger colors. Unlike gold, there are actually a fair amount of interesting options to choose from, despite only having 10 rangers, plus 1 gray. Almost all of them are memorable, but click "read more" and I will do my best to pick just 5.

Friday, March 12, 2021

Green Phoenix - Walking with Monsters Review


Happy Friday everybody!

So this week has been very busy for me at my job. Most of my coworkers were out for the week and, for one reason or another, I was the only individual trained for my particular position in the company. As such, I'm currently writing these articles in the moments of downtime during my shift. But honestly, I find this environment highly conducive to my writing and this may be a continued situation for the foreseeable articles.

Felt like giving you guys a little update of my day-to-day life as it does tend to impact my output of these articles and the content therein. In my downtime at work when I'm not working on articles, I've been catching up with streaming shows. And among my favorite streaming channels to watch, CuriosityStream is definitely high on that list (I am not getting paid by CuriosityStream to say that, by the way).

I've stated on numerous occasions my love of documentary, with particular interest on geological and biological history. Many of my past documentary articles have been on the Walking with... series. The BBC documentary series has long been held as the gold standard of dinosaur documentaries with Walking with Dinosaurs and the franchise released another hit with its sequel Walking with Beasts (which covered the history of life following the extinction of the dinosaurs).

But with today's article, we will examine the prequel to Walking with Dinosaurs. Detailing the myriad forms of life which preceded the Age of the Dinosaurs. In Walking with Monsters, we bear witness to the evolution of the countless forms of life that inhabit our world and the innumerable forms which seem to defy logic itself.

How does the prequel stand up against the original and the sequel? Does the BBC's trilogy on the Tree of Life end with a bang or a whimper?


Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Power Rangers: My Top 5 Gold Rangers

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Well, this one feels kind of silly. Just like white and silver, how can one make a top 5 out of 6 to 8 options? Well, click "read more" and I will give it my best try.

Friday, March 5, 2021

Green Phoenix - Thunderball Review

I hope everyone is having a good start to March. I genuinely want to apologize to everyone who expected a review last week. Unfortunately I had a particular intense mental health spike and had to take a very needed mental health break. Thankfully I am feeling much better and can hopefully return to regular releases of these articles for at least the next few months (until my Summer Break in June). 

With that said, let's get started on this weeks film to examine. EON Productions' 1961 classic spy thriller, Thunderball.

Going to be entirely honest here, Thunderball's backstory is almost more memorable than the movie itself. The film was involved in a series of legal battles over the rights to the story, which a pair of collaborators of Ian Fleming's accused the author of stealing from them. The results of this legal battle would result in not only a delay in Thunderball's release but also the release of a non-EON adaptaion of the same story in Never Say Never Again in 1983 by Warner Bros.

This means that, in some ways, Thunderball is one of only two Bond films to have received multiple adaptations, besides the  parody adaptation of Casino Royale produced in 1967.

It's just a shame that in my opinion, Thunderball isn't nearly as memorable as its predecessor Goldfinger. And as you will see, this is rather strange when one considers how many elements of the film have gone on to be staples of the spy genre or parodies therein.


Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Power Rangers: My Top 5 White Rangers

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Now it is time for the White Rangers. Considering I am the White Ranger of this website, I should probably take my time and put a lot of thought into this top 5. However, considering there has only been 8 White Rangers (not counting Sentai or Kat Ranger who is classified as orange) it was not a hard or satisfying list to make. So, click "read more" and let's check out this list of limited options.

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