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“Batman VS Superman” A Strangers and Aliens Cartoon

You’ve seen Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, now check out the Strangers and Aliens rendition! Find more videos that bridge the gap between Christianity and Pop-Culture at youtube.com/strangersandaliens … Read entire article »

Filed under: Ben Avery, Evan David, Videos, Youtube

Some Thoughts about the Disney/Star Wars News

Some Thoughts about the Disney/Star Wars News

A few thoughts I have had after recording the episode about Disney buying Lucasfilm . . . When I was three or four, my parents took me to a little theater where I first saw Star Wars. I remember vividly going to see Empire Strikes Back with my family, and I remember the butterflies in my stomach as I walked from the parking lot to the theater to see Return of the Jedi. Other than my faith as … Read entire article »

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Angry Birds & Star Wars . . .

Angry Birds & Star Wars . . .

I have not paid for a full version of Angry Birds yet. I enjoy the free versions a lot, and my kids love the games, but the free levels are enough. But here? I think I’ll be purchasing this, day one, full version, and for the next little while afterward my wife will probably not be happy because my kids and I will be hunched over my iPad shooting lightsaber wielding birds at Imperial pigs . … Read entire article »

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WHO: Season 7 Off to a Running Start!

WHO: Season 7 Off to a Running Start!

As of this writing, the first two episodes of Doctor Who’s seventh season have aired. Or, as in my case, downloaded. (Legally. I promise. I used iTunes to buy the season.) So, how has it been? In a word, fantastic. Both episodes require almost no previous knowledge of the show, but both are deeply satisfying if you do. Both have a lot of running and a lot of heart. And both have sci-fi concepts and interesting ideas, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Ben Avery, Commentary, Reviews

THOUGHT CLOUDS: Justice League #12 (the kissing issue) (Comic Review)

THOUGHT CLOUDS: Justice League #12 (the kissing issue) (Comic Review)

JUSTICE LEAGUE #12 Geoff Johns, writer; Jim Lee, artist I know, I know. Superman belongs with Lois Lane. Wonder Woman belongs with Steve Trevor. And the world is up in arms because Superman and Wonder Woman were caught kissing. And HOW I know it is that the Internet told me. What the Internet DIDN’T tell me, or you either, was that in the context of the story, it makes sense. It’s a logical (as logical as love can get) … Read entire article »

Filed under: Comics, Reviews, Thought Clouds

Superman and Wonder Woman Sitting in a Tree (Cool Comic Covers #22)

Superman and Wonder Woman Sitting in a Tree (Cool Comic Covers #22)

It’s Friday! That means another Cool Comic Covers, a weekly (sometimes more!) look back at some of the most interesting, intriguing, and engaging artwork in pop culture. This week, with all the hoopla about Superman kissing Wonder Woman, I was reminded of a cover image I saw when I was just a young man . . . First, the hoopla. People are getting upset that, in the New 52, Superman and Wonder Woman are romantically linked. Because … Read entire article »

Filed under: Comics, Cool Comic Covers

MUSIC VIDEO: Red Shirts

Thought you Strangers and Aliens might appreciate this: This is actually a song that was written for a book called Redshirts by John Scalzi, which I have not yet had the pleasure (or displeasure, depending on how good or bad it may be) of reading. ~ Ben   … Read entire article »

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MOVIE REVIEW: Total Recall (2012)

MOVIE REVIEW: Total Recall (2012)

Total Recall is an interesting movie. As an effects movie,  especially as a sci-fi effects movie, it is fantastic. The special effects, and the world those effects create, are brilliant. As science fiction, with its look forward into future technology and culture, it is fantastic. Some of the ideas in this movie just make sense, as far as things like what will “smart phones” look like? Something tells me that we aren’t too far off from the … Read entire article »

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Adventure Comics #425 (Cool Comic Covers #21)

Adventure Comics #425 (Cool Comic Covers #21)

It’s Friday! That means another Cool Comic Covers, a weekly (sometimes more!) look back at some of the most interesting, intriguing, and engaging artwork in pop culture. This week, a bad day scenario if I’ve ever seen one . . . I hate it when this happens. You know the situation. You’re climbing up a mountain and then you fall, which is okay because you have a safety line, but then you get attacked by a winged … Read entire article »

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Tales of Asgard (Cool Comic Covers #19)

Tales of Asgard (Cool Comic Covers #19)

It’s Friday! That means another Cool Comic Covers, a weekly (sometimes more!) look back at some of the most interesting, intriguing, and engaging artwork in pop culture. This week, Tales of Asgard, a reprinting of some lost-ish Thor stories by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby! But the covers were not by Jack Kirby. Originally, these were short stories that ran in the back of Thor’s own book, Journey into Mystery, back in the day. So they never … Read entire article »

Filed under: Comics, Cool Comic Covers