The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Movie PosterThe League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a film adaption of an Alan Moore comic about classic book characters who team up to save the world.   It stars Sean Connery as Allan Quatermain (a book character that no one but Alan Moore remembered) and some other people play a vampire, invisible man, Captain Nemo, Dorian Gray, Tom Sawyer, and Dr Jekyll/Hyde.

This is a  fun but rather shallow action movie.  It was a request from regular listener Charlie.    On reflection,  he might have been referring to the comics but he needs to differentiate better next time.   Although we’re lazy so we might not have read the comics.   Still, we don’t regret watching this movie and its a fun romp the first time through.   Its worth watching at least once if you can see it on television or borrow it from a friend, but don’t pay any extra money for it.

This was recorded several weeks ago, so if you left feedback since then for the Tangled episode it hasn’t been ignored.   Your feedback will be read and discussed during the next episode.

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Sanctuary Season 1-2

Sanctuary CastSanctuary is a 2008 – Present fantasy television series starring Amanda Tapping.   The series revolves around Helen Magnus, a 150 year old immortal who has dedicated her life to protecting unusual people and creatures.   She does this through her Sanctuary network: a global private task force that investigates, protects, and if necessary contains beings/creatures called abnormals.   The series is currently running on the Syfy channel and has recently completed its thrid season.   A fourth season is schedules to air next fall.

This series is fantastic and vastly underrated.   The story is excellent, the special effects are quite good (and not just for a tv series) and the casting is inspired.   How often do you get to see a badass main character who is a woman, a scientist, a mother, and a badass who is actually older than thirty? Not very damn often, that’s for sure.

I know this episode is way too long.   I was going to break it up into two episodes, but I’m tired of editing and just want to get it out.   Hopefully, someone will still be interested.

What do you think of Sanctuary?   Love it? Hate it?   Have you even heard of it?   Leave a comment!


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Skulduggery Pleasant

Skulduggery Pleasant Book CoverSkulduggery Pleasant is a Young Adult Fantasy series by Derek Landy that so far consists of the books, The Scepter of the Ancients, Playing with Fire, and The Faceless Ones.   The premise is that a twelve year old girl  named Stephanie Edgely is saved one day by a talking skeleton detective. That day she discovers that magic is in fact real.   However, unlike most people upon having their world view turned upside down her response isn’t ‘Waaaah I want my life to be normal again!’

No, her response is, ‘CAN YOU TEACH ME TO  THROW FIREBALLS WITH MY MIND?!’

Well, that’s her response after she passes out.   No one’s perfect.

Skulduggery Pleasant is one of the best book series I have ever read. I sincerely hope that it’s able to one day rise to Harry Potter level of fame.   It more than deserves it, and is a beacon of light to anyone who yearns to read about a heroine who kicks  butt and doesn’t appear to have an emo bone in her body.

This episode is meant for those who already know and love the series. We discuss and analyze the plot of the first three books and theorize on the plot of future books.   So please, come back to this episode after you have read the books.   Otherwise, you’ll be cheating yourself out of one amazing ride.

If you haven’t read the books already, you must check them out.


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