Friday, December 30, 2011

HOLIDAY GUIDE TO STAR TREK: NEW YEAR'S EVE

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THE JIMSMASH HOLIDAY GUIDE
TO STAR TREK MOVIES

-(post #7 in a 7-post series)-

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HOLIDAY: NEW YEAR'S EVE

TREK FLICK: STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY

WHY?:
It's a party that goes all wrong. People get too drunk... There's lots of Action... A fight breaks out... Someone goes to sleep with a woman only to wake up to a sasquatch... Some harsh words are said but in the end, everyone learns a lesson and it leaves the Future wide open... Respectfully leaving the Past.

"Note to Galley; Romulan Ale no longer to be served at diplomatic functions."

Thursday, December 29, 2011

'THE HOBBIT' TRAILER


Cool. I'm glad Peter Jackson is doing this... we'll have one kickass, uber-epic Tolkein saga soon.

*(trailer post is a little late, but hey its the Holidays)

HOLIDAY GUIDE TO STAR TREK: HALLOWEEN

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THE JIMSMASH HOLIDAY GUIDE
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HOLIDAY: HALLOWEEN

TREK FLICK: STAR TREK: "THE CAGE"/"THE MENAGERIE"
*(yes, technically not a Movie, but "The Menagerie" is a 2-part episode)


WHY?: It's the crew, but not. Like Halloween, everything and everyone are weirdly dressed, things are not what they seem, monsters that aren't, and tricks & treats abound. People are trying to scare you... women are trying to tempt and seduce you by dressing in sexy outfits & green skin paint... It's as if even the cast themselves are pretending to be someone else. You always catch it once a year, and delight in the entertainment and nostalgia of it.

"Beep. Beeeeeep."

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

MR. FIXIT STATUE

Ha! They're making a MR. FIXIT statue.
(check out the rip down the back)

While absurd, and arguably stupid, I've always liked Mr. Fixit
(Peter David's run)

I guess its based off Wolverine #8....
except doesn't look like sweet Buschema art. Boo.

Now, if they made a statue that looked just like
McFarlane
's Gray Hulk...!

HOLIDAY GUIDE TO STAR TREK: INDEPENDENCE DAY

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THE JIMSMASH HOLIDAY GUIDE
TO STAR TREK MOVIES

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HOLIDAY: 4th of JULY - INDEPENDENCE DAY

TREK FLICK: STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN
WHY?:
"And the rocket's red glare! The bombs bursting in space!"

This movie perfectly captures that gung ho, kickass feel of the 4th of July. BBQ, Beer and Ceti Eels. Kirk uses his whits, cunning and luck to lead a young crew of upstarts who are thrust into the battle of their lives, forever shaping the history, and memory of the franchise.

Sacrifices are made, and a new life begins. The final Nebula battle is like Kirk leading his crew over the frozen Potomac, winning our independence all over again.


"I don't like to lose."

*can also be viewed on Father's Day

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

T-SHIRT OF THE DAY: BUDDHA FETT

I saw this Facebook, for get who originally posted it....
Chime in if it was you!

HOLIDAY GUIDE TO STAR TREK: EASTER

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THE JIMSMASH HOLIDAY GUIDE
TO STAR TREK MOVIES

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HOLIDAY: EASTER

TREK FLICK: STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCKWHY?: It's a resurrection story that only the true fans are interested in. So, to make it more appealing to the masses, sleek, brightly, new ships are introduced to appease our sweet tooth for action and suspense, while the crew tries to find the hiding Klingon Bird of Prey.

And like the Easter Bunny, Christopher Lloyd appears and leaves everyone scratching their head saying, “What the hell is he doing here?..... I don't get it...” But in the end, he becomes the most memorable character in the film.



Bonus:
ST:III has the Foxy Klingon, VALKRIS!

Monday, December 26, 2011

HOLIDAY GUIDE TO STAR TREK: VALENTINE'S DAY

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THE JIMSMASH HOLIDAY GUIDE
TO STAR TREK MOVIES

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HOLIDAY: VALENTINE'S DAY

TREK FLICK: STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE
WHY?: It's the most over looked Original Crew movie... but the one that stays closest to home as we watch it alone, or with those who truly enjoy. It starts out with excitement and goes into slow paced motions of showing off how wonderful and thoughtful it is. There's enough tease and action to keep you going... You try and placate & swoon that person through nostalgia of the past and clever banter into giving you what you want. Then it ends with a moment of Flash and Excitement as V'Ger joins with the Creator...

It's A Love Story.... about finding one's self, one's purpose, one's true love.

"Is this all that I am? Is there nothing more?"

Sunday, December 25, 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!


MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Check out my buddy's tree topper -
VULTURE STATUE!


PEACE & GOODWILL TO ALL!

Friday, December 23, 2011

HOLIDAY GUIDE TO STAR TREK: CHRISTMAS

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THE JIMSMASH HOLIDAY GUIDE
TO STAR TREK MOVIES

-(post #2 in a 7-post series)-

HOLIDAY: CHRISTMAS

TREK FLICK: STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER
WHY?:
This movie is horrible... but also awesome in its own right... it's essentially 'The Star Trek Holiday Special' (ala the Star Wars Holiday Special). The acting, the plot... All it needed was 'special guest stars'. If Christopher Lloyd was in it (instead of Part III) it would have been perfect.

"And guest starring as Commander Kruge -
Christopher Lloyd!!"
[applause].

They actually leave the movie on a sing-a-long! Just replace "Row Your Boat" with "The 12 Days of Christmas" including the whole crew. Just Imagine: Christmas decorations everywhere, snuggled up on the couch, egg nog, fire burning... "And tonight a CBS Christmas Special..."

Replace God with Santa Claus, and you knock it out of the park.

"What does SANTA.... Need......with-a-star-ship?"

'PROMETHEUS' HAS ME GIDDY

I emerge from my Holiday Vacation (through the New Year) to announce that the new 'PROMETHEUS' trailer is out, confirming it is in fact an 'ALIEN' Prequel of sorts. SPACE JOCKEYS!!

First, watch the trailer to 1979's 'ALIEN':


Here's the 'PROMETHEUS' teaser:


And then the First Trailer itself:


And then feel free to masturbate to these screenshots, via iO9.com:

Space Jockey Head! Holy Shit!
Space Jockey Chair! Holy Shit!
"Derelict Ship"! Holy Shit!
Oh man, fingers crossed triple-time on this one!
Bring it, Ridley Scott! Do it right!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

HOLIDAY GUIDE TO STAR TREK: THANKSGIVING

One of my geeky traditions in Life is to watch STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME on Thanksgiving. My buddy, Maker, does the same thing! And through more geeky conversation, we've come up with...

THE JIMSMASH HOLIDAY GUIDE
TO STAR TREK MOVIES

-(post #1 in a 7-post series)-

HOLIDAY: THANKSGIVING

TREK FLICK: STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOMEWHY?: It's a feel good story that lets us reflect on our past while we venture back home to our roots. We all gather around our close-nit family for support... Somebody brings along their new girlfriend (who we know we will never see again).... and some light horseplay ends up sending someone to the hospital. It's got it's ups, it's downs, and some unexpected turns. But in the end, we all manage to pull through and everything turns back to normal!

"Can you tell us where the nuclear wessels are?"

T-SHIRT OF THE DAY: KOMBAT BROTHERS

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

SCORE: RENEGADES SNAKE EYES

Saw this lil puppy at Target the other day and couldn't resist.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: WOLVERINE...

"And then as for Wolverine, he fights until his very end, but I just hate when Wolverine is so goddamn powerful. He's not. He's just not. Wolverine up against a cosmic deity like an Apocalypse? It's not going that far, in my mind. I don’t care how it’s been portrayed in the past. Not to be a total D&D geek, but if I had to get out my manual and start rolling die, I'd say that Archangel ascended to the role of Apocalypse takes down Wolverine..."
--Rick Remender, writer of Uncanny X-Force (article)

Yes! Thank you!

Monday, December 19, 2011

CUSTOM RAMOS WOLVERINE

I really dig HUMBERTO RAMOS' Wolverine... well, when his mask is ON (off, not so much). Anyway, chuchorajas has made a killer custom figure/statue based on Ramos' Wolvie - Check it out!

And he apparently takes commissions, too! $80 for unpainted, and $120 painted (+shipping).

You can contact him here: grunytaz@hotmail.com

Friday, December 16, 2011

JAPANESE 'ALIEN' DVD

My buddy Jason (Sweet Lew!) was recently in Japan on a business trip and bought me the Japanese ALIEN dvd. Recently I inadvertently began to collect ALIEN & ALIENS dvds from around the world. Japan... Russia... and I might get an Israeli soon, too!

'GIJOE 2: RETALIATION' TRAILER

COBRA VIPERS!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

JOE SIMON PASSED AWAY

JOE SIMON passed away today at the age of 98.
Simon, a WWII Veteran, co-created CAPTAIN AMERICA in 1940
(with Jack Kirby).

Please, a moment of silence if you will......

'PROMETHEUS' POSTER

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

NATIONAL MONKEY DAY

HAPPY NATIONAL MONKEY DAY!!

I was going to do a "Top 10" List of the Best Monkeys,
but thought instead I'd let you JimSmashers do it!

So chime in with your favorite Pop Culture Monkey
in the Comments Section below!

And remember:
Chimps, Gorillas and other apes are NOT MONKEYS
(they are APES)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

ANOTHER XENOBANANA PIC



*thanks, NĂ©stor!

ARCHIE MEETS KISS - SIGNED!

Aw, yeh! I got my ARCHIE MEETS KISS #1 (and Variant cover) signed by PAUL STANLEY and GENE SIMMONS! Woo Hoo!

BRIDE PLAYS 'MASTER OF PUPPETS' AT HER WEDDING


Awesome.

'Master of Puppets' around the 1:00 mark.

And it gets better - they are later invited to play onstage with Metallica at the Fillmore!

*way to go, Dennis! YEAH!!

Friday, December 09, 2011

FANART FRIDAY: XENO-REPRODUCTION

Check out this reproduction painting by JimSmash Reader VICTORIA MATHIS SANDERS!

She says of the piece:
"I got the source image from one of the comics and blew it up to 4feet x 6feet for the project :) the project was to reproduce a piece of art we liked....I like anything with Xenomorphs in it so it was a no brainer!!"

I like Xenomorphs, too! Hugs!