The X-Men TAS Podcast: BONUS – X-Men: First Class (2011)

Posted in on October 15th, 2018 by Willie

Another week and another less than stellar X-Men movie…you might disagree with us big time here but please join us as we discuss…

  • A strange mix of great actors and bad actors!
  • The terrible dialog!
  • For a movie set in the 1960s, it sure feels like 2011 in nearly every way!
  • How they screwed up Moira, Emma, Havok, Banshee and Mystique!
  • How we would have made the movie better!

Yea, we got issues but the conversation sure was fun and we think you’ll enjoy this in depth conversation as well! Make sure to subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or Stitcher and tell all your friends about it! Also, find us on Facebook! Also, follow Willie Simpson on Twitter and please join our Facebook Group!

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Apollo 13, Walter Cronkite's Complete CBS Coverage

Posted in NASA, Youtube Favs on August 14th, 2011 by Willie

Most of us have seen Ron Howard’s incredible 1995 movie, Apollo 13.  I remember that my father took me to see it in the theaters, and it was one of the most incredible movies I’d ever witnessed.  Every time the film is on television, I find myself glued to the screen in rapt awe and tension.  The film’s power is rooted in the almost unimaginable reality of the harrowing situation that gripped the world on April 14th, 1970.  This reality was relayed in riveting real time television by legendary CBS newsman Walter Cronkite.  Regular readers of my blog, and general users of the internet, know how horrible youtube can be, but its worth noting its brilliance as well.  The fact that I can present you the 19 part blow by blow account of Cronkite’s coverage of Apollo 13 is just incredible.  You will simply be totally blown away by this presentation.  The story of Apollo 13 is a mesmerizing event in human history, and everyone involved in ensuring it’s “successful failure” are heroes beyond the telling of it.  Enjoy.  PS, be sure to click the “READ MORE” button (or this sentence) below the 3rd video to see all 19 parts.


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