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Manga Pulse 335: Path to the DMZ

Not believing in the Kobayashi Maru doesn’t make it any easier to beat, as Weltall and Tim found out recently. It also turns out the hiding under the console and screaming that you’ll turn over the ship if they’ll just leave you an escape pod and let you live isn’t a wining strategy. Those Trekkies take their reenactments seriously and can bruise when provoked. Continue reading Manga Pulse 335: Path to the DMZ

Popcorn Pulse 43: TSA Sucks

Given our track record with flying, you’d think we’d want to avoid films that avoid reminding us of the screaming metal science tubes that propel us around. Not because flying terrorizes us, though it does when we fail to take out anxiety meds, but because we hate dealing with security. Nothing quite like explaining to someone, who may or may not be able to actually pass a Federal background check, that the round of shaving soap isn’t dangerous. It may say glycerin on it and that may, in fact, be a component of nitroglycerin which is another component of dynamite but we aren’t going to pay a visit to the chemistry crafting table in mid flight and turn it into something volatile. Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 43: TSA Sucks

Popcorn Pulse 42: Nick’s Hot Cage

To the movies, ready with popped corn and refreshing carbonated beverages, we go. For our joint discussion, we talk about 8MM(1999). While the title makes it sound like a documentary dedicated to the development of a caliber that just preceeded the more popular 9MM but only just. Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 42: Nick’s Hot Cage

Popcorn Pulse 41: Air Force Gary

There are rare times when we can be asked to settle on anything consistent. This is one such time where a single person can serve as the focal point of discussion. Though not always a major feature in the respective features in this episode, Gary Oldman is our anchor. Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 41: Air Force Gary

Popcorn Pulse 39: Push the Sleeping

There’s…some…thing of a review…going on…today. We’ve decided to talk about The Kidnapping of the President(1980) starring William Shatner. That is to say that Billy got top billing in the movie. He shows up for a lot less screen time that you’d think the ex-captain would be able to get out of in a Canadian budgeted movie. It’s not like he was that famous, almost fifteen years after the Enterprise went off into its final venture. Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 39: Push the Sleeping