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Movie Heroes and their D&D Prime Stat

Time for a lit­tle hol­i­day fun. A dis­cus­sion at work yes­ter­day tram­pled over how taste in action heroes has changed with­in the last two decades or so — basi­cal­ly, the adult lives of the peo­ple par­tic­i­pat­ing in the con­ver­sa­tion. And then Dun­geons & Drag­ons got involved some­how… and so here we are, wast­ing valu­able time […]

Thirteen Again

When I was thir­teen years old, I stayed up late to watch Star Trek. This was 1986 (yeah, the math says I’m sort of old). The local cable affil­i­ate aired the adven­tures of Kirk and Spock from 11 to 12 every night. God bless them. I must admit I was pret­ty much friend­less fol­low­ing the […]

Undying Star Wars

What­ev­er you think of the pre­quel films (the deter­mi­nant seems to be how old you are), they did some­thing that was nec­es­sary for the brand, intro­duc­ing Star Wars to a new gen­er­a­tion of fans. Phan­tom Men­ace is about ten years old now, and Revenge of the Sith four years. The next thing (not the rumored […]

The Best DVD Commentary Ever

isn’t on a DVD at all. It’s online. Spiel­berg, Lucas, and Kas­dan met in 1978 to dis­cuss the basic sto­ry ideas behind the char­ac­ter Indi­ana Jones and the movie called Raiders of the Lost Ark. Know­ing the sto­ry as well as we do today, and see­ing the gen­e­sis of each idea … price­less. Check out […]