Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Batman & Robin

Batman & Robin made it to the big screen in the form of a movie serial. A movie serial that type that was normally seen before the feature films in the era before TV. Believe it or not though this was not the first Batman serial. There was one in 1943 during the height of the second World War. Here's Chapter 1 in two parts...

Saturday, April 14, 2007

This honestly gave me goose bumps...

I was watching this Doctor Who special called Dimensions in Time. It was released in 1993 and we saw the 5 living doctors up to that point in this episode. This was the 30th anniversary of the premier of the series and we see not only Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker (no relation to Tom Baker), and Sylvester McCoy but also their time and space traveling companions (they can be considered sidekicks of sorts) in the same episode. Unlike other episodes where we see more than one Doctor, we would never see them at the same time, but constantly switching.

It was hard to keep up because they went from Doctor to Doctor and companion to companion. The episode was fun, but if I must say so some elements were corny and it was a good idea that this wouldn't be considered a regular episode in Doctor Who continuity. The props I give to it is the production values we see these Doctors in ways most fans couldn't even imagine. Almost as if the Sylvester McCoy era continued.

Oh yeah the other characters were from this BBC soap called EastEnders. This was something of a special presentation for a charity Children in Need. The YouTube user presenting this video doesn't care for it, but it's still worth watching especially since the Doctor Who series had been cancelled 4 years earlier.

Also I say the five living Doctors because the first two Doctors, William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton, had both passed away before this was filmed (Hartnell in 1975 and Troughton in 1987). Jon Pertwee played his Doctor for the last time on TV here and passed away in 1996 (the year of the Doctor Who TV movie that premiered on FOX). Tom Baker didn't play a big role except at the beginning to warn the other Doctors of the plot of the Rani.

Here are the two parts of this story...

You know I've been doing a lot of Doctor Who lately. I want to vary it up again. Still enjoy these clips these are worth it.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Casino Royale and a Link

I found this website and I just saw the movie I didn't get to see last year, Casino Royale. TV Links has movies, tv programs, music videos, cartoons, amine, and more. So if there's a movie out there that you wanted to see or a TV episode you didn't get to see, this is the place for you.

BTW, Casino Royale was pretty good. I can't wait to buy a DVD version. I can pay attention better if I wasn't on a computer. A lot more down to earth than the last Bond movie Die Another Day. It wasn't very big on special effects as most of the recent Bond films but it was definitely back down to how the series started anyway.

Daniel Craig did a great job and I can certainly believe that we are seeing James Bond in his first go around as a member of the British Secret Service and a Double 0 agent. Looking up info on the book, it wasn't that far removed. THe only diffence is that the movie was set in an era without a Soviet Union. And a much more high tech era than the one Ian Fleming knew.

If you get a chance buy Casino Royal on DVD and check out TV Links. And I must say this blog was more dedicated to Doctor Who in my more recent posts. It's great to back to earth somewhat with James Bond.