The idea behind this TGB release actually came from his son, Kobe, who imagined a Gobon with a Gloop for a head. (What are "Gloops", you ask? Click here to see more.) When Marty commissioned me to design the header card, I took this to mean that the Gloop had forcibly taken control of a Gobon to use for its nefarious purposes, hence: The Gobon Snatcher!
During its television run, I punted on Star Trek: Voyager after just two seasons. I was such a huge Next Generation fan that after TNG was cancelled, I considered the Star Trek concept to be effectively played out. That was also the time that I was getting really fanatical with Star Wars, with brand-new figures being released for the first time in 10 years. So I wasn't all that interested with giving Voyager a fair shake. But after watching through Next Generation again on DVD recently, I found that my Star Trek hunger wasn't quite quenched, so I moved on to Voyager. Despite my previous rejection, it turns out that it's actually a pretty strong Star Trek show. And with that newfound interest naturally comes an increased interest in the Voyager action figures. And for my first few purchases, I had to go with the most important characters, namely Captain Janeway and The Doctor. Let's check them out!
With all the commercials featuring Pretzel M&M's that have been flooding the airwaves recently, I've had a serious hankering to give these things a try. Pretzels and M&M's are always a fun combination for party munchies, so pretzels within M&M's should be a no-brainer. But distribution of new candy bars can be spotty, so I went on the M&M's website to track them down. It turns out that candy fanatics like me can search for the nearest store that stocks a specific type of M&M's. Now THAT'S a cool feature for a candy website. Anyway, let's scarf some Pretzel M&M's and see how they stand!
It seems like in every positive movie review, the reviewer will describe the movie as being "character-driven". I've become dubious about the term because I've found that if a term is used too frequently, it's usually used incorrectly. After reading an article about the Lost finale in which the author denied that the show is character-driven, I started to further question the concept of a character-driven movie, and whether or not the term is synonymous with good cinematic quality.
I've never been a fan of Marvel comics, which should be obvious considering the 45 articles on The Dork Dimension devoted to DC Superheroes compared to the one for Marvel Superheroes. I guess that's because I've been inundated with DC Superheroes my entire life. As a kid, I loved the Super Friends cartoon, as well as the awesome Batman comics of the 70's. My fandom was solidified in the late 80's with the Batman movie and graphic novels like The Dark Knight Returns and Year One. With all that going on in the DC Universe, there just wasn't much room for Marvel heroes. But a few years ago, I decided to jump into the Ultimate Fantastic Four comics. I especially liked how the artists like Steven McNiven were drawing Thing in the Marvel Knights comics, with lots of sharp craquelure that made him look like he's made of splintered rocks. And since this Marvel Select Thing seems to be at least inspired by McNiven's work, I thought I'd crawl outside of my DC cave and check him out.
I'd rank both Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles up there with the best "junk" cereals ever. I think it's because the thin rice flakes work perfectly to maintain that high ratio of sugary flavoring to rice cereal that makes them so insanely delicious. So when I saw Cupcake Pebbles cereal at Wal-Mart earlier this week, I knew that it would be perfect for reviewing on the Dork Dimension. Let's check it out!