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Transformers fan film: From Spark To Ash

I thought I’d share this here, being as I’ve been lacking in the Think, Sip, Write posts as of late.  Lots going on.  My son has become a huge Transformers fan and was trying to take video to make a movie of a story he created among his toys.  I offered to help and show him how to do stop motion animation.

It’s very amateur as we’d done it fairly hastily, but it’s a fun little film and has garnered enough attention that we will soon be working on a sequel.

Spark to Ash is just a battle between Autobots and Decepticons, but there’s also that cliffhanger of a post credit scene.  Let us know what you think.

Review: Robot Chicken DC Comics Special

review by Rick Pipito

I’ve been a fan of Robot Chicken since its debut six seasons ago.  It’s also no secret that I’m a DC comics fan.  When I heard that season 6 of the stop motion comedy serial was headed to single out and make fun of the DC universe, I was eager with anticipation.

Although it wasn’t the BEST Robot Chicken work I’ve seen, it did not disappoint.  For twenty three minutes I was smiling or laughing out loud.  The episode had a voiceover in parts and an opening sequence reminiscent of the old superpowers SuperFriends cartoons from the late 70s early 80s.

Complete with quite an array of superheroes and villains, they cracked jokes from making fun of two face’s inability to make a decision without his coin, to Aquaman being a useless hero, to Batman getting his butt kicked by Bane.  One of my favorite scenes involves a few of the DC universe Ice powered villains, and one hero.  It addressess the redundancy of many of the characters.

The riddler is made out to be the villain’s equivelant of Aquaman, and a cameo from RC’s humping Robot made Cyborg wish that he wasn’t in the episode.  The REAL CHARACTER segments were funny as well.  Steven Tyler even provided vocals for the parody song, “I don’t wanna kiss your thing.”

So, what did I learn from this episode?  Absolutely nothing.  But it was worth taking the less than half hour to watch it for a good laugh.  If you are a DC fan, then I’d say this would rank at an 8 out of 10.  If you aren’t a DC fan or aren’t familiar with many of the characters, then it would still be funny, but it probably wouldn’t make it past 5 out of 10 for a rank.