February 19, 2018

Five Beloved Cartoon Characters I NEVER Liked

I’ve talked about my favorite cartoons in the past, but what about the one’s I didn’t care for? Everything is subjective and just because a cartoon character is popular doesn’t mean everyone likes him or her. Others love them, and that’s great, but not me. Maybe I never watched the cartoons. Maybe when or if I did they did nothing for me. Sure as an adult I can appreciate them for their legacy and endurance, but as a kid not so much.


Oh, before I begin some may expect this little fellow to be on here..

But honestly I never had any issue with Scrappy. I never liked the cartoons he was in either, but that was more because those cartoons deviated from the Scooby Doo formula that I preferred.

Here are five popular cartoon characters that I never cared for…






This is a tough one since I could mean a few things here. I could be referring to Yogi’s friend, but he name was Snagglepus and he never bothered me. I am also not referring to the famous Jacques Clouseau movies. Never saw em. No I am talking about the character inspired by those movies, the animated panther who got his own show(s). And I never got it. What is the appeal? Does he even have a character? Is he a jerk or is he nice? WHY DOESN’T HE SPEAK! OK ok he does talk in the older shorts. This character never did a thing for me and I still don’t get it. To be fair one of the reasons I know Pink Panther are the ads he used to do for Owens Corning (look ’em up).
Oh and in the interest of fairness I do like that Henry Mancini theme. Who wouldn’t?


February 15, 2018

Underrated Trek:Dark Page (TNG)

Welcome back to Underrated Trek, where I take a special look at Star Trek episodes that I love…which may not be the most popular or even liked by most. I said before there was one more good Season 7 episode, in my opinion, and this is it. And my continuing efforts to convince people that Laxwana wasn’t the worst thing ever continues. Don’t get me wrong, “Menage a Troi”, “Manhunt”, and “Haven” are bad episodes and Majel’s overacting don’t help them. But when they started to treat the character seriously we got more than just goofiness out of her. First we saw she does have a heart in “Half a Life” and then her maternal side in “Cost of Living”. In this episode we get a dark retcon which explains even more about the character. This is :
 
 
 
 
 
 


Is the the one Laxwana episode that isn't annoying? Let's take a closer look :


 



February 12, 2018

Top 10 Favorite Scores From John Williams

This one is long overdue my friends. I don’t think I really need to explain who John Williams is. He has written some of the most famous and beloved movie music compositions of all time. I’ll be honest when I looked at the full list I was surprised just how massive it was.

February 9, 2018

Five Good Episodes From Season 7 TNG

A year ago I decided to show how Season 1 TNG did have it’s good points. Oh sure it was mostly awful, but there were some positives. The same can be said about the final season. Season 7 had episodes which were either boring or just flat awful. From “Force of Nature” to “Genesis” to “Sub Rosa” to “Masks”. I realize I haven’t done to many Underrated articles from there, because very few of those episode stand out. But that doesn’t mean there weren’t a few gems.




     



Now I’ve gone on and on about the series finale, so let’s put that one aside for a moment. Here are five decent episodes from Season 7 TNG.Of course this is all opinion, it’s possible someone else hates these episodes and would pick five entirely different examples. These are five that I actually enjoy from that dull season.





Phantasms

I thought of mentioning “Interface”, LaForge’s only outing, but that episode has a weak ending. This is a great episode. It was directed by Patrick Stewart and he does a decent job. The story is about Data getting subconscious messages in his dream’s, and trying to determine what they mean. It doesn’t all work, the image of Troi as a cake was kind of a fail and Data consulting Dr.Freud is a little but out there. But the story is solid and the symbolism works. This is one of my favorite “dream” episodes of any show.