Hey cool, more commentary.
Why are you sick so often? Bad eating habits or what?
@L1nk1:disqus He has a serious heart condition, I believe. That probably doesn’t help out his general health.
Plus apparently the majority of the TGWTG crew is/was sick, so I think they all caught the same thing. Poor guys.
Spoony. If you want to get healthy you should try out my miracle cure. It’s entirely unscientific but I want you to try it anyway. Clean your hands or make your brother clean his hands and then you/he make a food which you must work with your hands to do. If you want something extremely easy to make you should make a pie or a meatloaf, but I recommend a pie. Eat it and later you’re going to feel much better… hopefully.
EDIT: Make sure you/he washes your hands very carefully or else you might get worse.
Howard fans seem to be pretty divided over the merits of Conan the Barbarian as a film, but yeah, most don’t really see it as an adaptation so much as Elseworlds Conan.
-I feel the same way about Lost, Spoony. I know full well the show’s many, many missteps, but I love it anyway.
-I remember in the Double Dragon movie they had a Double Dragon arcade game featured, as you and the Nostalgia Critic both noted in your reviews of it. That doesn’t exactly help Beastmaster 2′s case, though.
I also love early Sliders. Was introduced to the show last year actually, because here in Poland we like JUST got SciFi (Yes, SciFi. Syfy means pimples in Polish. Good thing they knew that.) They also shown every episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation :D
Sliders is awesome, but I totally agree, every change in the main cast causes it to tumble down from awesome to kind of bad, to really bad, to WTF DID YOU DO?!?!
I’d totally watch a “Sliders Retrospective” ala what Linkara does with Power Ranger or something!
The end of Blazing Saddles has the Chinese theater playing Blazing Saddles, but I think Mel Brooks handled it way better.
As for the Mario bros movie, I didn’t mind it when I was younger but it’s unwatchable for me now.
Sliders I enjoyed till season 4 but I agree it went downhill when Rhys-Davies left
I thought of that movie too. But Mel Brooks is never afraid of breaking the fourth wall and that was a full out comedy while this is a, at least somewhat, serious movie.
Great that you’re doing vlogs and commentaries again, I was missing them. I laughed my ass off when you lost your train of thought because of the boobage.
I got through sliders all the way up through season 4. The way i did it was, i fooled myself into thinking i was following a completely different set of Sliders between season two and three. I reasoned this out because both Quinn and Wade seem a bit different (naturally, because this was around the time the show was canceled by Fox and picked up by SciFi). Quinn looks a bit more tough, Wade’s hair goes red from brown, etc. So, i figured the speculative fiction world hopping sliders from season two were still bopping around, and we were simply following a crappier bunch of sliders. Cause, y’know, infinite number of worlds, infinite sliders.
Season four gets a little harder with the introduction of Quinn’s brother, what happens to Wade, and the general down note it all starts on; but it’s tempered by a decent episode here and there, and Maggie essentially becoming Wade character wise, so she becomes a bit more bearable.
Season five is where i stop. I just stop.
But seriously put some thought into a Sliders retrospective, i really want to see yoru opinion on it.
Actually this thing about the Beast Master 2 movie
theater makes the same logic as using the GhostBuster 2 logo in the Car and in the HQ in GhostBuster 2 film.
I feel the same about Stargate SG-1 that you do about Sliders. Loved that show, but knew it was kinda crap at the same time.
Stargate SG-1 is crap? It has its problems, but most everyone I know agrees that it’s one of the best science fiction shows in the past 20 years. It had likable, nay, lovable characters, a rich backstory, a believable political landscape, and some of the best pacing I’ve seen in science fiction television.
Spoony, please make that Sliders retrospective
Mel Brooks does the see their own movie gag quite often. But then again, he’s doing intentionally funny movies. Plus, in those movies, he never really bothers to build much of a 4th wall to begin with, so when the characters do step through it (or in Blazing Saddle’s case, have a knock-down brawl through it), its easily accepted.
Unlike here, where its just out of place.
You didn’t cut it out BTW. :D
Wait a minute… Arklon can steal memories. Beastmaster can telepathically communicate with animals. They live on a desert wasteland planet.
They’re Vulcans! Arklon’s beam weapon is the Stone of Gol!
It’s all coming together people!
Pfft, focus on her eyes Spoony! Focus!
….NOT THOSE ONES. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.
Always love the commentaries! And I just saw Linkaras Ultimate Warrior Workout review, so let me just say nice haircut. ;) And was there a reason you switched to the purple glasses instead of the normal black ones?
Poor Benzaie, but you gotta love him. XD
I can’t wait to see the next video, commentary or not!
I will commit the highest of heresies and say I liked, nay, loved Conan The Destroyer. I saw it as a kid and it was the gateway drug to eventually seeing the original and reading the Conan stories. I always treat that movie as a Dungeons and Dragons movie, no a Conan movie. The plot is essentially a basic Dungeon crawl. It’s not goddamn Citizen Kane and it doesn’t need to be. Yeah it’s a let down after Barbarian, but it wasn’t like Jaws II bad in which it was unwatchable.
Oh, I hope you do get that Peter Davis cameo for a future video! Shouldn’t be too hard, right? He said yes to Predaborg.
I seriously did a spit take when you did the Sliders reference; I feel the same way about that show. I thought it started sucking when Arturo left, too. Although they did manage to scrape some ideas together with the Kromaggs in season 4 when SciFi took over. It was still crap, but it was entertaining crap. The final season was completely worthless though.
I think you invented a new plot device phrase.
“”The Magic Ice Bucket”" – meaning a doomsday weapon that is unnecessary to gain tyrannical rule over easily submissive and ultimately stupid human subjects.
There was an episode of Transformers with a Transformers: The Movie marquee, but it was only on screen for a few frames.
I also remember an episode of Sliders where the professor mentions Indiana Jones. That bugged me because the actor was in those movies.
Sarah Douglas in that costume. Maybe this should be BREASTMaster, and I’m sure I’m not the first person to say that. SD I know has been in other stuff and all of it, I’m sure shes hot, Retrun of Swamp Thing had her AND Monique Gabrielle.
Oh, cool CostCo membership Spoony.
For Dr.Insano, science is his sex.
Stop making shitty commentaries and get back to Ultima
Great comeback Shakespear
Great spelling Webster.
Shakespear, Shakespeare, Shake-Speare and Shake-Spear are all acceptable spellings.
I go with “William Shakesman” myself.
Only godless, freedom hating Communists like Your Name spell Shakespeare any way but the proper, freedom loving way with the E on the end.
You seem to know nothing about the Bard. “country matters”, ” get thee to a nunnery”, look it up.
Dude, just because he’s making commentaries doesn’t mean he isn’t working on other stuff. Commentaries require much less work than proper videos. I’m guessing he’s throwing these out here so we’ll have something to watch while we wait.
If you don’t like commentaries, don’t watch them. But don’t complain about them either. You should know by now that he’s not like some lazy-ass bum who doesn’t put effort into his work. Appreciate your free entertainment or GTFO.
Hooray, commentary! I love commentaries. Always fun to listen to.
Oh, you really should do a review of Beastmaster 3. I mean, it’s not as bad as 2 (at least as far as I can remember. It’s the only one I don’t have..), but it has Casper Van Dien! That’s worth something, right?
The seeing the movie within the movie itself reminded me alot of Double Dragon where the arcade machine can be seen in the movie. I think Doug took care of ranting about that one.
I’m still really curious if Spoony has seen the Beastmaster TV series and what his thoughts are on that. XD
Entertaining commentary as usual. <3
i laughed so hard when you lost your train of thought. i do that sometimes because of the ads on ur site.
i had a bunch of comments but most of them have already been mentioned in other comments. however about the whole it destroys a continent, it destroys the world thing, the first thing i thought when u pointed it out was all the barbarians would think about would be the immediate effect of the bomb, the destruction of a continent, whereas the scientist would take into account long term effects caused by fallout from such a large nuclear blast, which would kill all life, essentially destroying the world. but thats probably just an attempt to rationalize bad writing.
I actually liked that Benzaie video cameo, it was really hilarious.
Me too. xD That one… it just never gets old.
I must tell you Spoony I also loved Sliders.
I kept watching that show all the way through, and I still feel sad that it got such an ending.
About the Beast Master TV series, I don’t think it was bad… just… not good.
Good morning, Spoony and fellow Spooners.
Brothers? Plural? We all know about Miles. And I remember ONE mention of a sister. But there’s ANOTHER Spoony-sib?
I’m not complaining or anything. I just find it strange that I’ve been following Spoony for four years, and this is the first I’m hearing of a second brother.
I caught that too. I think it was just a slip up. Though, him having a sister is news to me.
In regards to the ‘never walk past your own theater’
Blazing Saddles. From your commentary, it sounds like you never watched it.
That’s a comedy though, so it doesn’t matter if it takes a jackhammer to your suspension of disbelief.
I love how you spaced out there. :D Don’t worry, I don’t think you’re a pig.
I’m guessing the more… well, politically correct word would be “camp”. Although apparently “gay” used to be used for straight guys too, but it’s mostly just for, well, gays now. And just for the record, there are tons of campy straight guys. Which is why I never really got that whole presumption. I know way too many straight guys who act “gay” and gay guys who… don’t.
And just saying, straight people tend to suck at guessing sexuality. At least straight people who don’t know any queer folk. Probably mostly because they expect gay people to act like the stereotypes. Nobody ever seems to figure out I’m a lesbian just because I dress normally and have long hair.
Lol, Benzaie, how do you FORGET that? Sorry man, but you totally brought that on yourself.
Nah, I don’t get it how people don’t see it’s an act, though. I mean, no gay man would do something like game fap. I always figured he was either bi or just plain straight.
Yay! i was the one that told
Spoony about the fact they were testing the bomb when Arklon stole it thats why it was armed. So Spoony mantioned me in his video! (though not by name :P) . sorry total fanboy squee moment.
Wasn’t Sarah Douglas also in Conan the Destroyer?
Yes, yes she was.
Hey, yeah! Queen Taramis.
And she played Jhadur aka Deathwalker, last Warmaster of the Dilgar on B5.
Sliders started to tank before John Rhys-Davies was forced out, Season 3 had a exceptionally good opening episode but they followed thru with a bunch B-movie style garbage, One of the reason JRD was fired because he was too vocal in his criticism of the new writers and Tracy Torme’s replacement, It was Fox that killed Sliders in the end!! Scifi totally disrespected
Jerry O’Connell by failing to inform him about their plans for a 5th season until long after he had already signed on to something else, Jerry offered to do six episodes if they kept his brother on for the rest of the shows run and Scifi flat out refused.
Theater of the movie, in the movie was done well in John Carpenter’s ‘In the Mouth of Madness’. I really thought you were going to show a clip.
You forgot to cut that certain part out ;)
Funny the bit with Benzaie, I always thought that the stupid rumors about him came from the fact that he is European and everyone makes juvenile joke about Europeans.
is how you defend yourself from insinuations like that if they are offensive and call you a “foggot”.
Dammit! If Insano is gay, then my dreams of him hooking up with the scientist girl from Nostalgia Chicks videos are completely down the drain. They would make the best evil scientist couple ever!
It would be great to see the sliders retrospective. I stopped watching before it got really bad.
P.S. I thought Dr.Insane-O was bisexual.
Oh yes I thought I would also mention you forget another fact for Dr. Insano being straight is that the reason he got into SCIENCE!!! Was because of the move Werid Science were two boys used a computer to make a smoking hot chick, even if it was a hallow LIE! He said this and more in the Ferris Bueller Day Off Review
ACTUALLY!!! You lot used 2 Nuclear bombs. not just one.
The number isn’t really that important. The fact of the matter was the first bomb was all it took to demonstrate the power of the device for the world. That was his point.
While watching Blazing saddles, I laughed my arse off when Harvey Korman to see Blazing Saddles in the cinema XDDDD I could hear you screaming in the distance about Beastmaster 2 XDDDD
Actually you do see this a lot in parody or comedy films where the actors will break the fourth wall like that and go past their own movie poster or screening. But unlike this piece of crap it’s actually funny because the movie is having fun with it. I actually like when this is done well because you can get some great jokes out of it like in Blazing saddles where the bad guy learns that the good guys are following him because he sees it on the movie screen.
Crown Royale made this “commentary” much better lolz
I thought Benzaie was gay before I saw that dance.
It wasn’t until I heard he had a girlfriend that I finally realized that he’s straight. Benzaie is awesome though.
Actually he’s bisexual. He’s admitted this in one of his Q&A Vlogs.
I only just realized that the portal special effects are almost the same as those in Last Action Hero. Now the movie kind of makes sense in a weird way, seeing as you see Beastmaster 2 in a cinema… all it is, is that the magic ticket opened a portal to the movie…… in an alleyway, for some reason instead of the cinema.
Aw, I liked Conan the Destroyer. Oh well. In any event, Spoony, I’m a little disappointed that in this commentary you didn’t address more of the stuff you left out of the actual review, such as:
1. Dar’s encounter with a monster in the woods who is King Zed’s sister (!). Apparently she practiced dark magic so her brother banished her. Her frequent use of it turned her into Swamp Thing. Also, she sounds like Whoopi Goldberg for some reason. This was the film’s big lipped alligator moment and its only real purpose was to have the monster reveal to Dar a secret about Arklon that didn’t need to be revealed (see below).
2. Arklon winds up being revealed as Dar’s brother and Zed’s third son. Arklon was kidnapped by Maax’s cult before the movie began and raised by them to be their glorious messiah or somesuch nonsense. This is introduced and then quickly forgotten about, save for a few moments where hero and villain call one another brother, and Dar continues to treat Arklon as the villain of the week. This winds up adding so little to the story that you’ve rather expertly edited out almost any and all reference to it without ruining the flow of the plot.
3. One of Arklon’s more prominently seen soldiers is played by B-movie favorite Robert Z’Dar. This isn’t terribly important but is just something I like pointing out.
4. I mentioned this in the comments over on Thatguywiththeglasses.com, but I was somewhat surprised you didn’t mention what Kari Wuher’s character was even doing driving insanely down that alley right at a wall. Someone even asked about it. Well, the answer is she was speeding and being chased by police, and refused to pull over. So through the portal she shot, and so did both cops pursuing her, leading to a somewhat lengthy scene of the confused officers attempting to arrest Arklon before fleeing back through the portal after Arklon’s men torch their cars.
So punches look more realistic on people with long hair. It is confirmed, my theories hold! YEASH!!!!!!! I feel proud…..
I love sliders. my mom bought me the box set of the first two seasons for my birthday and set it out for me to find when I woke up. man that thing was awesome the disks are held in place in such a way it looked like they were levitating. that was a fun day.