Akira (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I’m re-watching Akira again, for the first time after having seen the first part of Megazone 23. It’s interesting to compare Megazone 23 Part 1 and Akira. Both came out within 3 years of each other – Megazone 23 in 1985, the year I was born, and Akira in 1988. Both have similar leads – biker punks who get in over their heads with sinister government conspiracies. Both series have hawkish military figures who overthrow the elected government in a coup, and both figures are certainly antagonists. However, it’s interesting to see how in Megazone 23, the military figures are clearly evil, while in Akira, the Colonel’s actions are given a stronger justification.
This is kind of a spoiler for Megazone 23, so don’t read further if you’re worried about having the story spoiled:
I’ve been swamped with schoolwork lately, but I do want to give this quick update: I have a fanzine up on eFanzines.com, which you can read here.
This is a quarterly fanzine, so the next issue should come out in January.
This week I’m reviewing a whole slew of books at once, with a look at James Blish’s collected adaptations of Star Trek episodes.
This episode we’re hitting Nintendo Power #11, with an unfortunately mediocre lineup, in spite of the cover.
- Silent Service
- A Boy and his Blob
- Wrath of the Black Manta
Recently, on my YouTube channel, I completed a Halo 4 let’s play. I’m posting the whole playlist here for your convenience and viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
My latest review is up, as I give my thoughts on John Scalzi’s Hugo Award nominated book, “Redshirts“
The short version – it wasn’t my cup of tea.
In a sudden failure of judgement (and planning), I’ve realized that I’ve forgotten to post last week’s video on the site. So, I’ll make up for it by posting last week’s video alongside this week’s one. Enjoy! Continue reading