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Darth Enzo

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20-Jul-2005
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4-Sep-2013
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#244632
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The X-Files - Worth Watching?
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"Millennium," at least for the first two seasons, was outstanding. The development of the mythology during season 2 was so compelling that I looked forward to new episodes even more than I did for "X-Files." But when a plague killed one of the main characters in the last episode of S2, the thing that gave the foundation for all the mystical, monstery stuff to stand on was destroyed and I never bothered to watch season 3. I should probably rent it.
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#244416
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Forgotten Films
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There was a movie I saw when I was a wee lad, somewhere around 1976-79, that I've been unable to identify. I *think* it was sort of a superhero movie, and the villain had a weapon that killed people and turned them into something like a mass of glass balls.

I'm fairly certain I saw this at the downtown theater, but I might have dreamed it. Some of my dreams around that age had credits sequences, and at least one featured a fork-tongued Darth Vader. No shit.
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#243714
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The X-Files - Worth Watching?
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For somebody that's never seen the series, the best way to do it may very well be to get the DVD sets and watch the whole series pretty quickly. That way you'll avoid the frustration and confusion that many viewers felt as the mythology unfolded, a few episodes at a time, over several years. For most of the time it was on, it was one of my 2 or 3 favorite shows.

I could never justify the prices for the first releases, but the new ThinPaks-in-a-sleeve sets are decent enough that I'm probably gonna start collecting them soon.
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#231915
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Saber fighting as kids....
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Meh. When I was a kid, none of my friends or I had plastic lightsabers, primarily because they didn't exist at the time. So we improvised. Sticks, broom handles, yardsticks and umbrellas all got pressed into saber service. At least I always had the best mouth-made sound effects, no matter what I was fighting with.

I usually kicked ass at it, because so many folks thought the point of swordfighting was to smack the other guy's saber with yours. That mindset leaves you ill-prepared to defend against a swipe at the legs...
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#229452
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Clerks 2 on July 21st.
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Not me. We sat through everything else and got up at the View Askew Productions logo, then the MySpace names started. I watched for several seconds and, when the names starting with "b" came up, called it quits. It was then that I remembered Kevin's appearance last week on Conan O'Brien, when he said something to the effect of "my wife dragged me off to Maui, but I didn't really want to go. Vacation for me is sitting on the couch eating Cheetos and approving friends on MySpace" and mentioned something about 50,000 friends. I wouldn't be surprised if there were that many names on the screen.

Anyway, I absolutely loved the movie, from the dick & fart jokes that somehow never get old to the most vile, disturbing situations that still manage to make me almost spit Dr. Pepper on the guy in front of me. On the way home, my wife and I decided that "Clerks II" will join that section of our movie collection that will be held in a secret floor safe under the dresser, not to be shown to our eventual kid(s) until they're more than old enough to know better.