In our new episode, we’re watching 1991’s The Guyver starring Mark Hamill. This one’s got it all, folks:
Terrible fight choreography
A nonsense plot
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Plus I tell yet another Weird Story Of My Childhood!
This one came recommended by a lot of people (along with Jackie Chan’s CITY HUNTER, which we unfortunately won’t be covering on Movie Fighters), and I really have to say, what is wrong with you? Why must you make us suffer? Between this and FIST OF THE NORTH STAR, I’m starting to doubt that cinema is even a viable medium.
Fortunately, I picked the subject of our NEXT episode.
If you follow the news, you may have heard that a judge in Kentucky recently ordered an overturn of the same sex marriage ban in Kentucky, which, while it would still not yet allow same sex marriages to be performed in the state, would cause Kentucky to have to recognize same sex marriages…
What is the best Jackie Chan movie and why do you think it's The Legend of Drunken Master?
Drunken Master II is definitely in top contention for having two of his career best fight scenes (the first one where he’s fighting four guys and Anita Mui keeps throwing him booze because it gives him power and the one at the end where he gets blitzed on industrial strength paint thinner or whatever that stuff is) but my favorite will always be Rumble in the Bronx. The fight at the scumbag gang’s headquarters is A++ (it was even recreated shot-for-shot for an episode of Power Rangers once, WHICH IS WEIRD), and in case you forgot that movie ends up with Jackie taking out a goddamn hovercraft with a sword and then duct-taping the hovercraft together and running over the bad guy.
Why didn't you tell that relationship anon to consider WWE as stage acting? Like, people get wrestling 300% faster when I mention that. What's going on, man.
Well, if you’re already listening to Ajax, you’ve probably heard me and superheroeswearingjackets talk about wrestling as physical storytelling a bunch of times, so I figured that particular questioner already knew. But sure, go for that! This Shield/Wyatts stuff makes a perfect example, in fact.
It’s weird, every now and then I’ll STILL get people informing me that the King of Sports is fake or staged or scripted or whatever like this is supposed to make me not like it, and I’m just like “motherfucker, Jackie Chan movies are scripted too and those things are the shit.”
Do you have any plans for Dragon Con this year? Or for the two comic conventions in salt lake ?
I should probably get down to Dragon*Con one of these days since Atlanta’s relatively close, but I haven’t been asked/assigned/invited, so I probably won’t this time around. Definitely no plans for Salt Lake City, although I have a friend there who made me a hat!
Fantasy RPGs rule, but my friend, you have to try some other genres. I'm sure you'd have a blast playing Mutants & Masterminds, for example.
I liked M&M a lot when it first came out and I bought/read the book (I loved Green Ronin’s stuff for D&D, particularly Freeport), but in practice it didn’t seem to work out so well. I haven’t played any of the later editions, though.
How do I convince my girlfriend who is cool with all my other nerdy pursuits that wrestling isn't completely terrible? You guys make it sound like a lot of fun to watch.
Get a new girlfriend.
Wait, no, don’t do that. Basing relationship decisions on sarcastic remarks from Tumblr is a super bad idea. So I take it from the way that you phrased your question that you don’t actually watch pro wrestling now but want to start, but your special lady has put the kibosh on that?
Well, assuming that you’re cohabitating and need to work out who gets to watch what on TV, maybe just try to compromise. Give it a month or so, and if the both of you don’t find anything you can both enjoy on Monday Night Raw (note: This is kind of likely, actually), then agree that yours will be a non-grappling household.
Then turn heel and tell her that it doesn’t matter what YOU PEOPLE HERE IN [your city, your state] WANT, BECAUSE THE CHAMP MAKES THE RULES. (Be careful with this last part because she will probably hit you with a chair).
Chris. Chris. Chris. How cool is Gamma World: Cool, or the most cool? I am specifically referring to the latest version, which has random character generation that gives you two out of 49 possible mutant origins.
I’ve never played any Gamma World stuff, I’m afraid. Good ol’ High Fantasy D&D is my jam.
If I wanted to get into wrestling, where could I start?
It’s literally on TV for something like nine hours a week, so, you know, just sit down and start watching. Maybe get a pizza? Pizza goes pretty good with Monday Night Raw, 8 PM Eastern on the USA network.
If you want more background, there’s a ton of WWE stuff on Netflix that you can pop on. Also, you should watch this match because it’s basically perfect.
If you had to pick just one, what would you say is the World's Smartest Rasslin Talk Show?
I’m really enjoying Cheap Heat and Aubrey Sitterson’s Straight Shoot (Aubrey and I disagree about virtually everything in pro wrestling and half the stuff in comics, but he’s super fun to talk to and great at leading interviews and conversations), but the Attitude Era podcast is seriously one of my favorite things going. I’m not sure it’s “smarter” than, say, Cheap Heat, but it sure does make me laugh.
We're not indestructible. Baby, better get that straight. I think it's unbelievable, how you give into the hands of fate. Some things are worth fighting for, some feelings never die; I'm not asking for another chance, I just wanna know why.