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Well, fellow deviants- looks like I'm back. My schedule is starting to lighten up lately, so be sure to check in for some more submissions.

Anyway, onto a bit of news that I should address and admittedly have been slow in giving an opinion on - Godzilla Returns....to Japanese cinema. That's right - Toho is making a film series while Legendary Pictures focuses on making its Godzilla trilogy. The news came on March 30, which made me suspect that this was a faux article due to April Fools' occuring that same week. But, it was later revealed that the news was true. The source I learned this information from was the author of Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters: Defending the Earth with Ultraman, Godzilla, and Friends in the Golden Age of Japanese Science Fiction Film himself, August Ragone, on his blog "The Good, The Bad, and Godzilla".
augustragone.blogspot.com/2015…
augustragone.blogspot.com/2015…

As far as my thoughts are opinions, even though I am excited to see more kaiju material [especially since there's a live-action Attack on Titan coming up soon], I have mixed feelings about this. Yes, its great to see Godzilla return [especially with Shinji Higuchi, the visual effects master behind the Gamera trilogy, and Hidaeki Anno, the creator of the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion, attached to the project]. The teaser poster does get you excited for the upcoming movie. I am, however, worried that this might potentially hurt the Legendary pictures trilogy. But, it is entirely possible that I may be overreacting and might need to just relax and accept the fact that we're getting some more kaiju awesomeness in the near future. Overall, this will more than likely be an interesting experience for kaiju fans.

Abayo!
Technologic by KaijuWithNoName
Technologic
I am not a fan of techno music. However, I felt that I ought to pay tribute to some interesting musicians- Daft Punk and Hatsune Miku.

With Daft Punk, I did not get exposed to the group's music until my later college years. I normally am not into techno music, but because of how much fame Daft Punk was getting I decided to check them out. And after that, I instantly became a fan of this group. Songs like "Around the World", "Robot Rock", "Get Lucky", "Contact", "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger", and "One More Time" (my favorite song by them). I was going to make an homage to the band by mimicking the cover of their famous multi-Grammy award winning album "Random Access Memories"....until I discovered a certain vocaloid.

Hatsune Miku is a rather fascinating character because she was not a singer like the ones for Daft Punk, but rather a program that sings via synthesizer. I became first aware of her existence because of her performance on the Late Show with David Letterman in October 2014. www.youtube.com/watch?v=qA5pIp…; This peaked my interest in the character so I did some research and the more I read, the more I became interested. I admit I am still a newb in this regard, but I felt I ought to give a shout-out to a rather interesting part of music.

With this piece, I imagined a team up with Hatsune Miku and Daft Punk (sort of like how Daft Punk did with Pharrell Williams for the song "Get Lucky"). I altered Hatsune Miku's design a bit to resemble the art style of Interstella 5555, which was supervised by legendary manga/anime creator Leiji Matsumoto (Space Battleship Yamato, Space Pirate Captain Harlock, Galaxy Express 999, Planet Robot Danguard Ace). I hope you'll enjoy it.

Daft Punk- copyright Soma, Virgin, Walt Disney, Columbia
Hatsune Miku- copyright Crypton Future Media
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"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP"- Leonard Nimoy

A few hours ago, I heard that Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek, The Outer Limits, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, Transfomers: The Movie) died today. The cause of death was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

When I was growing up, my father had a collection of VHS tapes of his favorite episodes of Star Trek the Original Series. The show was pure sci-fi gold and I could not see a version of myself never enjoying the show. My favorite character on the show was this pointed eared, logical alien- Commander Spock. He was such an enormous icon that it is hard to think of sci-fi today without him. He was portrayed by Leonard Nimoy. Nimoy was according to many people an awesome person and loyal to his fans.

Star Trek cast members and crew from the different series have already expressed their sadness for Nimoy's death. These are the quotes from them, from numerous social media including facebook, instagram, and twitter:
"I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love."- William Shatner
"Today, the world lost a great man, and I lost a great friend. We return you now to the stars, Leonard. You taught us to "Live Long And Prosper," and you indeed did, friend. I shall miss you in so many, many ways."- George Takei
"#LLAP RIP to the best First Officer. @TheRealNimoy"- Jonathan Frakes
"Woke up to the awful news that Leonard Nimoy passed. RIP to a true gentleman. Not many of those left in our Biz."- Marina Sertis
"God Bless You, Leonard Nimoy... May Angels guide thee to thy rest! #agoodman #talented #funny #awesome"- LeVar Burton
"Farewell Leonard. Glad I knew you. Thinking of Susan, Adam, and his entire family. And his vast extended family of Star Trek."- Brent Spiner
"It is with sadness that I heard of Leonard Nimoy's death. I was lucky to spend many happy, inspiring hours with him. He won't be forgotten.- Patrick Stewart
"We stood on your shoulders, and wouldn’t have had a galaxy to explore if you hadn’t been there, first. Thank you, Leonard, Rest in peace."- Wil Wheaton
"Dearest Leonard- What a man you were, what a life you lived. As funny and thoughtful and generous and loving as you were talented. You taught us all, at every encounter. We will miss and love you forever. - JJ"- J. J. Abrams
"my heart is broken. i love you profoundly my dear friend. and i will miss you everyday. may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. https://instagram.com/p/znSmtrLi1v/"- Zachary Quinto

Many other people also gave their sympathies for the late first officer of the NCC-1701
"RIP Leonard Nimoy"- J. K. Rowling
"RIP Leonard Nimoy. So many of us at NASA were inspired by Star Trek. Boldly go... http://go.nasa.gov/10F4Ci0 "- NASA
"Seriously one of the coolest people ever."- Ben Stiller
"So sad about Leonard Nimoy, who was ever engaged, vital, interesting, and interested."- Steve Martin
". @TheRealNimoy I have been, and always shall be, your fan. Thank you."- Nathan Fillion
"Leonard, you lived long and prospered, and were an inspiration to me and to millions. Rest in peace."- Chris Hadfield

Leonard Nimoy inspired generations of sci-fi fans, including myself, to dream big. To close this post off, I'll leave a quote from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

"We are assembled here today to pay final respects to our honored dead. And yet it should be noted, in the midst of our sorrow, this death takes place in the shadow of new life, the sunrise of a new world; a world that our beloved comrade gave his life to protect and nourish. He did not feel this sacrifice a vain or empty one, and we will not debate his profound wisdom at these proceedings. Of my friend, I can only say this: Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most.... [voice breaks] human."

RIP Leonard Nimoy
March 26, 1931-February 27, 2015

Abayo!
Warriors of the World by KaijuWithNoName
Warriors of the World
About a year ago, I began to listen to the heavy metal band Manowar after seeing the Spoony One talk about them in one of his videos and was instantly a fan. It was pure metal and I was surprised that I never up until that point heard about. So now that I've gotten around to it, I decided to pay homage to the band [especially their album covers which would make Frank Frazetta proud]. But how do I do so? By also paying homage to an anime that I considered up to their level of metal- Mazinkaiser SKL!

Although I was a fan of mecha anime because of Toonami airing Mobile Suit Gundam, I never really got that into mecha anime until the now defunct A.D. Vision brought the excellent Mazinkaiser OVA's to the States. If you could get ahold of those DVDs, I highly recommend it because they are pure fun. They also introduced to me to anime legend Go Nagai, the man who not only created Devilman but also was responsible for Mazinger Z and Getter Robo. Those anime series introduced to anime the concepts of pilotable robots and robots that combined, which meant that it predated the Super Sentai series (which was where they got the footage for Power Rangers) and Beast King GoLion (Voltron) in that category. Anyway, in 2011 I watched Mazinkaiser SKL and while it wasn't as good as the 7 episode OVA, it was still fun to watch. So go check it out!
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Lost in the Corridors of Time by KaijuWithNoName
Lost in the Corridors of Time
Time travel is the theme of this deviation and what better way to talk about this big ball of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff than to talk about my two favorite time travel shows- The Time Tunnel and Doctor Who.

"Two American scientists are lost in the swirling maze of past and future ages, during the first experiments on America's greatest and most secret project, the Time Tunnel. Tony Newman and Doug Phillips now tumble helplessly toward a new fantastic adventure, somewhere along the infinite corridors of time."
The Time Tunnel was created by Irwin Allen (Lost in Space, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Land of the Giants) and honestly this is my favorite of his works. The show basically throws two physicists into different eras of time when disaster happens like being on the Titanic before the iceberg and Krakatoa hours before it exploded. However, during the later half of its sadly short-lived season it became mostly a monster of the week series. This was perhaps the reason why the show didn't last outside of one season. But it did inspire a pilot that was never picked up for Fox in 2002 and in 2006 it inspired talks of another pilot for the Sci-Fi Channel [BTW, I refuse to call it SyFy] that unfortunately never came into fruition. It also was the inspiration behind Quantum Leap.

"I cross the void beyond the mind
The empty space that circles time
I see where others stumble blind
To seek a truth they never find
Eternal wisdom is my guide
I am the Doctor."
In late 2011 I followed Doctor Who thanks to Netflix's streaming service airing the 2005-onward continuation of the series. Although the show was good, I wasn't a regular fan of the show. A year later I checked out the Classic era [thanks to a fan video featuring an anime version of the 3rd Doctor] and instantly fell for the show. The show is fantastic because anything is possible....and the funny thing is even if the episode introduces something that's silly [like a candy planet, Arthurian knights with laser guns, Santa, etc.] it makes it all plausible. The characters in this show all are fun to watch....even the weakest characters happen to be fun watching. My favorite Doctor was Jon Pertwee (the Third Doctor) and my two favorite companions are Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart and Sarah Jane Smith.

With this picture, I wondered "What were to happen if during the attempts to bring Tony Newman and Doug Phillips back to their proper time period they inadvertantly encounter the Doctor and a few of his foes?". Say for the Time Tunnel's version of Machiavelli, the guys chasing the Doctor and the two physicists were my favorite villains and monsters the Doctor encountered during the classic era. I hope you'll enjoy it.

The Time Tunnel- copyright Irwin Allen Productions, Kent Productions, 20th Century Fox Television
Doctor Who- copyright BBC
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Well, fellow deviants- looks like I'm back. My schedule is starting to lighten up lately, so be sure to check in for some more submissions.

Anyway, onto a bit of news that I should address and admittedly have been slow in giving an opinion on - Godzilla Returns....to Japanese cinema. That's right - Toho is making a film series while Legendary Pictures focuses on making its Godzilla trilogy. The news came on March 30, which made me suspect that this was a faux article due to April Fools' occuring that same week. But, it was later revealed that the news was true. The source I learned this information from was the author of Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters: Defending the Earth with Ultraman, Godzilla, and Friends in the Golden Age of Japanese Science Fiction Film himself, August Ragone, on his blog "The Good, The Bad, and Godzilla".
augustragone.blogspot.com/2015…
augustragone.blogspot.com/2015…

As far as my thoughts are opinions, even though I am excited to see more kaiju material [especially since there's a live-action Attack on Titan coming up soon], I have mixed feelings about this. Yes, its great to see Godzilla return [especially with Shinji Higuchi, the visual effects master behind the Gamera trilogy, and Hidaeki Anno, the creator of the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion, attached to the project]. The teaser poster does get you excited for the upcoming movie. I am, however, worried that this might potentially hurt the Legendary pictures trilogy. But, it is entirely possible that I may be overreacting and might need to just relax and accept the fact that we're getting some more kaiju awesomeness in the near future. Overall, this will more than likely be an interesting experience for kaiju fans.

Abayo!

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