Midseason replacements ahead! And I do literally mean midseason replacements.
Just one of the cards from the new future proof expansion. Just about all the cards are pretty insane. Rest of the cards can be found here, and the ongoing discussion (and where the pictures came from) can be found on boardgamegeek.
Have fun! And be glad these cards haven’t arrived in time for Regionals.
A movie review of Star Trek Into Darkness with
Direcow, Kakita and Korgath
Star Trek Into Darkness International Poster
Four years after director J.J. Abrams successfully rebooted the Star Trek universe with a fresh, young cast, he’s back again directing the first sequel and the pressure is on him to prove that he’s not a flash-in-the-pan, especially since he’s also helming Disney’s Star Wars movie franchise.
We’ll be going into some spoilery goodness below, so if for whatever reason you haven’t watched it you might want to stay away, there are some surprises in the show that we won’t spoil like a national broadsheet. We go into a lot more detail here, but long story short my feel is that Star Trek: Into Darkness (STD? STiD? STID?) is a great summer action movie that you’ll just have to leave your head and your heart checked at the door, which is a pity, given that it’s a Star Trek film. One of the few times I feel strongly enough to give a rating – 6/10.
This über Star Trek fanboy was so often distracted by the movie’s blatant plagarisation of much of the source material that it was hard to enjoy most of the movie. Still, it managed to scratch an itch four years after its predecessor, and honestly, we have seen worse Trek films. 7/10
I liked it. It gave me enough fanservice, action and character development to scratch my itch. However, plot holes and some poor character writing (and maybe tooo much fanservice) stops it from being great. 8/10.
Spoilerfest under the cut. SERIOUSLY, SPOILERS.
Continue reading Star Trek Into Darkness – The Reviewgitation
WHOO! Free time means I can build stuff again! Time to let my inner ork out to play! At first I was going to build and paint some Ork Nob Bikers, but that’s boring. So I went crazy and made another Battlewagon from spare parts. =D Part one will have me build up the general silhouette first and then figuring out what I should do from there.
I started with some Leman Russ treads I bought as a seperate bit a whole long time ago. I wanted something larger (like land raider sized) but didn’t want to pay Land Raider prices for it. So I took a saw to it…
Continue reading Workshop Wednesday: Kitbashed Battlewagon Part 1
I haven’t been here in forever. I really need to apologize for that, but I think everyone can agree that as much as you love your hobbies, sometimes life gets in the way. Work has been crazy in the past few months, and I haven’t even touched the paintbrush for at least a month.
I’m lucky enough to be able to come up for a bit of air for the next few weeks though, and I definitely intend to take advantage of that. And what better time than now, with some major tournaments (Netrunner on the 25th of May and Warmahordes on the 26th) coming up in the next week or so?
Continue reading Geek Weekend: Netrunner and Warmahordes Tournaments
First photo from the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Slightly over a month ago came the surprise announcement that legendary Hollywood veteran Robert Redford will be playing a role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, out April next year. This was followed by Marvel Studio’s own revelation that the 76-year-old actor will play Agent Alexander Pierce, “a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organisation”, based on a relatively minor character in the comics. Subsequently, in an interview with Spinoff Online, Redford himself clarified that Pierce is actually “the head of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
So far, that’s all we know. Until now.
POTENTIAL SPOILERS follow under the cut. You have been warned.
Continue reading POSSIBLE SPOILER: Robert Redford’s role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier