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Fast Thoughts on The Crisis on Infinite Earths Crossover!

8 Dec

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Disclaimer: Showcase Canada aired the East coast broadcast of TheCW’s Supergirl on Sunday, 5pm PST and is on Free Preview on Telus Optik.

The Crisis on Infinite Earths is beginning tonight, and TheCW’s Supergirl is where it starts! The setup is good enough to resolve a few loose ends never addressed during The Arrow and to make us aware we’re getting a five-act story.  That is, we can expect all the rising action happen in The Flash and see the climax in Arrow. Each segment is basically an episode of one of this network’s superhero based shows.

As Barry is convinced he will die in this Crisis, Oliver argues otherwise–especially concerning the deal he made with the Monitor. Most followers know of the demise of the television show that started it all and it’s not surprising that the hero will go out on a literal bang. Spoilers follow. You have been warned.

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So When Will Ankh: Gods of Egypt Kickstart?

6 Dec

CMON Announces Ankh Board GameBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

The news of a miniatures based board game set in Ancient Egypt has me over the moon, if not the sun, in anticipation of its eventual Kickstarter launch. The original press release suggested it will launch in 2019, but with everyone now in Christmas mode, I don’t think the listing will appear until early next year.

The teaser images of the demo on Twitter (see below) is merely a tease. After receiving CMON’s Cthulhu: Death May Die board game last week, the super high quality of the minis is as I expected. The Egyptian fanatic in me is hopping! An unboxing video will be coming soon.

The quality of the scale model pieces are amazing and the painter in me can’t wait to give colour to not only the game I currently have but also with adding to my collection. Technically, they’re not usable with other games like Games Workshop’s Warhammer series. Sadly, the Khemri was removed from the game and are deeply buried under the sand. The same can be said for Reaper Miniatures’ Warlord which no longer sees updates.

It’s not ank-hpected (had to say it) that enthusiasts of any game product in this setting desire a quality game, and I can’t wait for CMON to launch this project. I’m sure they are still fine tuning the 3D models for mass production, hence the delay.
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The 2020 Pacific Northwest Convention Scene & How Star Trek Plays into It…

26 Nov

By Ed Sum (Find him on Twitter as @edohotep)

In the Pacific Northwest, if the organizers behind the coming “comic book” conventions for next year are not careful, the focus on Star Trek will not be as exciting as it ought to be. The 90s was ripe for the scene because everyone loved watching The Next Generation. Appearances of talents from this franchise at a comic book store or science fiction convention was a guaranteed draw. I met a handful of these talents before charging for autographs became a mandatory thing.

CBS All Access Picard is a dream come true. It’s a continuation of The Next Generation and will bring the cast back (or feature other Admirals, past villains and etc) as easy as writing a time travel episode.

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On Disney Plus, and Ed’s Esoteric Watchlist

22 Nov

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Disney Plus is available across most major markets. As a huge fan of their original creations–namely Gargoyles, Lilo and Stitch, and Ducktales–to watch a random episode through the cloud instead of pulling a DVD out is terrific. I have choices. However, two weeks after its launch, I still have yet to subscribe since I’m in no rush. The big issue is with the fact that there’s only a handful of original works offered and I own physical copies of most of the titles since becoming a member of the Disney Movie Club.

Plus, not all of their made-for-television catalogue is fully available. I’m sure this will change over time as we now have a dedicated website to report on the latest adds.

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