Hiroshi Fujioka: International Treasure – Rider Jump 11

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Hiroshi Fuijoka is a treasure. Thanks in part to his charisma and athleticism, we have Kamen Rider as an on-going money making endeavor for Toei and Bandai. I don’t know if Ishimori Productions gets a cut, but fans of the Kamen Rider franchise have been benefiting from his work for decades. Even in the Western Toei Tokusatsu fandom, where there is a fair amount of turn over as the years go on, every modern era Rider owes a lot to what Hiroshi Fujioka helped start 45 years ago. And viewers have benifited from the continuation of Kamen Rider even if they only get to enjoy a year or two of shows that work for them.

In honor of the legacy of Riders to come after him and in anticipation for the Kamen Rider 1 movie coming out in the spring and staring Hiroshi Fujioka as Takeshi Hongo we decided to watch the Rider 1 trailer and have a little talk about it

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If you have yet to see it, treat yourself to the trailer RAW and subbed.


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The Force Is Weak – Rider Jump 10

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We talk about Star Wars VII: The Force Awaken and Concrete Revolutio and it is a lot of fun.

We mention:

The Women

and Ultraman and the Hugo Award

and much else.


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A Small Hope

8 men and 4 women. 12 new faces to be set alongside the classic trio (OK, foursome. Sorry Chewie) of Luke, Leia and Han. 3 of them are people of color and if none of them is put in make-up or has their skin color otherwise changed, that means, of what could be a new main cast, with some alliance divide likely between them there would be a ratio of 3 to 1 in favor of the white, predominantly male cast. That seems steep, but in a film series that has rarely had more than one Black person in any one scene, the idea of 3 actors being in the same movie is almost astonishing. The rumors are heavily suggesting that John Boyega will be a hero (unfortunately eclipsing Daisy Ridely as a protagonist. I was really hoping for her to be Leia’s daughter and be the awesome Jedi Leia was in some early version of the story. It could still happen, but we’ll see.) which is great, I just hope that Lupita Nyongo and Crystal Clarke aren’t both antagonists. Maybe one of them. If both were bad, it would feel like too much; as if Mace Windu, Captain Panaka, Captain Typho, Lando, and if the rumors hold true, John Boyega’s characters are the few existing and only good characters in the Star Wars Galaxy who have dark skin.

Whispers of Rebellion

This information has been culled from a few sources. I’ll put my bias here: I have been excited about this show from the first official tidbit of information was released and the following has me even more excited. The information below is by no means exhaustive. More.

-The Easter Egg laden Star Wars rebels is staffed by a gammit of Star Wars fans, ranging from those who saw the original classic as kids to those who love The Phantom Menace because of their own childhood nostalgia. Dave Filoni and Simon Kinberg discuss the inter-connectivity of story telling that will henceforth come from Disney Lucasfilm. Everything matters now (except the Filoni kosher-certified Orbesh scrawled on posters and in the backgrounds) whether on the small screen, in books, or comics. Rebels is intended to have a cinematic feel and weight. The creative team wants to please older fans, delight current fans and captivate new audiences who will identify the cast of 5 and the story of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire as their Star Wars.

Beyond the custom designed digital brushes, built to capture Ralph Mc Quarrie’s painting technique and style and the emulation of the original lightsaber’s manner, the Rebels team is pulling deeply from the well of magic that spell bound so many in Star Wars. Kinberg told Erin Robinson of Clevver Movies the show will be character-driven and will feel like Star Wars in this interview.

-Luminara Unduli is alive and a prisoner of the Empire. It appears the rebels try to free her. Artoo and Threepio also make an appearance, as does Bail Organa who now owns them.

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-In Eric Goldman’s IGN interview with Amy Ratcliffe who saw the hour-long debut of Star Wars Rebels at San Diego Comic Con, she said that the crowd loved it and she is excited to see more of the show when it debuts in October. She says It felt familiar and fresh.