Oh and thanks to you, the flow to the Pumpkinhead GameFAQ has multiplied
Great job as always spoony!
Garak the Cardassian Barber in Deep Space 9….. what?
You’re confusing two characters.
In Star Trek: TNG There was a Bolian Barber named Mott.
In Star Trek: DS9 There was a Cardasian Tailor named Garak
Is it possible you just forgot or mixed up his profession?
i have to say dude your always sick what the hell (i understand if you have a weak body system) just saying
I have been a fan of Noah’s for awhile now, but have never taken the time to comment. I always enjoy listening to Spoony’s commentaries, and this one was no different.
Oh and I would love if people who visit this site to watch my videos on you tube, type in Mikie Lavery, and you can see some of the videos that I have uploaded.
Spoony, I really love your work, and I really love watching these commentaries.
You get sick an awful lot; have you considered that you’ve got an allergic reaction to something deceptively common? The reason I bring up allergies is that a couple of friends of mine used to suffer cold/flu-like symptoms a lot more than seemed normal, and it turned out, in one case, to be due to a dust allergy, and in another, due to a wheat and gluten allergy.
I’m going to be a nit-picky jerk and point out that Garak was a tailor, not a barber.
Anyway, great commentary as always. Thanks for keeping us entertained!
The trekkies are gonna get you Spoony!
im trying to resist going all nerdy on you noah but fuck it. the movie order is Pumpkinhead, then Ashes to Ashes, then um. what was it called. oh right Blood Feud. ignoring the second movie entirely thank god. Lance Henriksen is in the two movies from the sci fi channel because in Ashes to Ashes hes the next pumpkinhead since thats how the first movie ended. so for the other one he’s kind of just a tortured ghost that cant find rest. the only downside to the 2 newer movies is crappy cgi but it was a god send compared to Blood Wings. funny thing about blood feud is that the pumpkinhead in it is technically a girl because of the end of Ashes to Ashes. just found that amusing. okay. nerdiness over. ^^
I was surprised you didn’t mention the Sherrif from Pumpkinhead 2 was Larry/Frank in “Hellraiser”
Yo Spoony, people like your videos. You talk about media, and people listen to your opinions, and like how you express them. If you want to get in front of the camera and say “hey, I got this really crappy game”, do so. It would be good. People want to hear you talk about the game and how bad it is, and even better, why it’s bad. What makes a game bad? What makes a movie bad? A lot of these things are taught by your reviews, so just talk about stuff man. You don’t have to worry about releases, time, stories, and all that. If people like your material, they’ll come on and watch your stuff when you release it cuz they’re addicted to game/movie reviews, and you have some of the better ones on the internet.
So yeah, just sayin.
Hopefully we get that Little Miss Gamer cameo in another review.
DS9’s first season was atrocious. Actually, the whole show was uneven, but there were enough awesome obscure actors on the show every now and again to make you keep watching. (Andy Robinson was definitely one of those guys)
This really made my 18th Birthday
My dad had to do Parent Teacher Conference at the school he teaches
My mom is going to the ones at my school
They took the two only cars so I can’t go out and celebrate with my friends
Actually, I thought this was your best review.
I LOVE YOUR COMMENTARIES.
oh god i’m tired
Hey spoony, love your commentary. I was thinking the black ol’ could be your computer and your hard drive is full of cruddy games. Since most FMV are first person just take on the persona of the characters (Sort of like a captain N esque deal). Just throwing in my 2 cents of ideas while you have a writing block =)
Dude! Neither Spoony nor anyone else remembers the guy who played the sheriff in Hellraiser. I bring it up cause that was a fucking classic!
Look, Spoony. Little Miss Gamer knows you like her.
That’s probably why she wasn’t “available.”
“Look, Spoony. Little Miss Gamer knows you like her.
That’s probably why she wasn’t “available.” ”
But really, who doesn’t like Little Miss Gamer?
Spoony, I love your reviews, I love your commentaries, and now I like you even more because you prefer Babylon 5 to Trek and Wars.
I’m a Trek fan…Deep Space 9 was far better than either Voyager/Enterprise….but I would agree with you, Babylon 5 is better.
i know u probably dont want to but u really could do a great pumpkin head revisited down the road i am very curious what the rest of the game is like. This review was great
I have to say, these commentaries of yours have really grown on me. It’s great seeing your process. Sadly, though, what inspired this comment was your comments on DS9. For whatever reason I feel compelled to say that it wasn’t that the show was horrible for the first two seasons. Rather it was more of an issue of the show lacking the kind of cohesion that characterized the remaining 5. Up until the latter half of season 3, most of the episodes were basically stand alone stories that followed the tried and true TNG formula of everything going back to normal by the end of the episode. By season 3… well, they basically started borrowing even more from Babylon 5.
Still does have moments of brilliance though, and it’s certainly got the best supporting cast of characters out of any of the trek series in my opinion. Of course since most of the other series didn’t really have recurring secondary characters, that may not be saying much.
And Garak was awesome.
DS9 was ok, only the basic concept was ripped off from B5, at least that was the only thing that was leaked, B5 starting to air AFTER DS9 started. Anyway, people always have nostalgia goggles on concerning TNG. TNG had an atrocious first two seasons, so bad. And in general, most of the cast is just bad, only good characters really being Data and Picard. Worf just being a weird barbarian and Troi n’ Crusher just being dumb and annoying. Worf got so much more interesting in DS9…
It may be just me, but I think the Blip video keeps buffering and crashing on me. Has anybody else experienced it, or should I just get a faster internet connection? I have Road Runner High Speed connected to my Dell computer, so I don’t know if I have to change any of it!
Wait… “Punky” was the boyfriend?! Jebus man, how far down did those titties get reduced! O_O
Giving Pumpkinhead the Blair Witch doll and jetting?!?? Sounds like in Pokemon games where using a Pokemon Doll allows you to (confusingly) run away from a battle…
Why, yes, I AM a PokeNerd.
Why, yes, this had little to do with this besides that one comment that he’d made about the final level.
You know what’s interesting about Pumpkinhead? It was apparently, I think, Stan Winston’s directorial debut who did the special effects for Jurassic Park, Aliens, and The Terminator movies.
Watching Spoony do his own commentary reminded me an awful lot of the SNL sketch about the Libyan president’s UN speech last month oddly enough.
I was mostly surprised that you bothered. I mean, as amusing as it is, you could’ve moved onto the different games instead of focusing on this.
Apparently no one remembers Andrew Robinson was also the big bad in the first Dirty Harry movie.
And yes, DS9 did VASTLY improve as it went on.
But I digress.
Well, whatever I was actually going to say left me after those three sentences, so I’ll be back if it ever returns.
I love your commentaries .
I too was one of those assholes who sided with Babylon 5. There are some episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space 9 in the seasons set during the Dominion War that I quite liked (e.g. “In The Pale Moonlight”), although there are some that I detested (“One Little Ship”, those tedious episodes on the holodeck with Vic Fontaine and, of course, the damned Ferengi episodes). Sometimes it seemed as though the legacy of episodic episodes interfered with the telling of a larger story and drove them to interject with meaningless diversions. The writers never quite committed to the arc the way that J. Michael Straczynski, by design, did. I also don’t think that the cast was as good, on the whole, as the cast of Babylon 5. Andrew Robinson, however, was one of the highlights of the ensemble, although he was, as I recall, only a frequently recurring character, not a regular lead. (I did not intend to write so much about Star Trek: Deep Space 9; even worse is that I could’ve written more)
I somehow understand the Spoony One’s desire to maintain continuity within his reviews and to provide some sort of structure to them. I’ve really enjoyed that approach and it makes the reviews memorable. Doing more than sit in a chair and jabber for half of an hour, even though that can be done well, can make a review more memorable. I especially appreciate them because these reviews are, or so I think, meant chiefly for entertainment, not to inform opinion, I think that the sketches and ‘theses’ are quite appropriate. I also greatly enjoy the cameo appearances by other reviewers from That Guy with the Glasses; they’re quite amusing and just nice to see.
I even hope that he at least considers finding some way to reconcile the end of the Nightmare review with how awry the Pumpkinhead review went and with whatever comes next. That would hardly be necessary, but it could be wonderful.
Strangely if memory serves in DS9 didn’t the commander of the station wind up becoming (or all along being) one of the “Prophets” and thus annoyingly god like in his own way at least that is what I personally remember from season 7 of DS9. Have to agree that B5 is awesome, though I must admit that I had thought that B5 was the rip off of DS9 back in the day when after watching B5 it seems that DS9 is the cheap ripoff. As for the review, awesome as always Spoony :) then again I’ve enjoyed seeing your reviews ever since Gamers Rant on Movies in KODT. Honestly I have to say that I personally am not impressed with the people they have working on the new movies section in the magazine. Keep up the great work always, and game on :)
I actually liked Star Trek Voyager, but maybe that was because it was really the only Star Trek I actually watched fully. But anyways, I didn’t mind this review. The blind rage was actually very entertaining.
Beary the polar bear is so cute
These commentaries are always an interesting listen and we’re grateful for these, but have you considered moving to something like an MP3 podcast format for future commentaries, v-logs, impromptu reviews and stuff like that? Most of the time the visual component in the average v-log video is kinda negligible, to be honest, so maybe you could save yourself a little editing effort and do audio-only versions of that sort of thing in the future?
Me personally I would either have pulled a mea maxima culpa and finished the sucker in November, or just posted a 30 second clip where I would scream out “THIS GAME HAS NO SOUL, SO IT’S STEALING MINE!!!!” and then never talk about Pumpkinhead again. BTW Spoony, if you want a really obscure FMV there’s this game with Donald Sutherland called “Conspiracy!”; it was released in 1990 or 1991 and it’s about some political shenanigans in the late USSR. I don’t think the video bits are even on CDs; instead the entire game is on floppies, so I’m guessing the video clips are tiny, grainy, and ten seconds long. I don’t have a copy, but if one floats my way I’ll send you the thing.
A point of interest actually, if you like Babylon 5, you’d probably like DS9- a lot of the writers went off to work on the show.
I’m going to throw my 2 cents in and also suggest you give DS9 another look. Post season 3 the show really picks up as it basically stops being the usual episodal claptrap and begins a single story arc in the form of the Dominion war.
And let’s keep it real, B5 season 1 was fucking horrid in terms of both writing AND production values and I loves me some B5! Also it’s worth remembering that there was a 6th season of B5 (with Captain “Buns-n-thighs” in the C’n’C) that was complete ass.
More than Andy Robinson being in DS9, he was the Scorpio Killer in Dirty Harry. He’s the recipient of the “do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk” line.
Honestly I thought the “see-through” Linkara was part of the joke/scene. Looked fine to me.
Also, I think the reaction to your partial “genuine frustration” by the end of the review is a testament to how convincing it was.
Happy Belated 5th of November!
Apparently I found some info on this game.
Kind of disappointing game when I read the review.
I actually grew up as a big TNG fan (and to a lesser extent TOS) and I agree with you that Voyager and Enterprise were subpar (with the exception of the final season of Enterprise when they let Manny Coto produce it. If you never saw Season 4 of Enterprise, it’s worth watching with the exclusion of the horrid series finale). I didn’t see Star Trek: Deep Space 9 during it’s original run because, like you, I was turned off by it’s slow start, but it’s now easily my favorite Star Trek series and one of my favorite series of all-time (it’s up there with the West Wing for me).
It’s a lot darker, more character driven, and much less episodic than any of the other Star Trek series. There are similarities to Babylon 5 but I don’t think that’s a bad thing. To be honest, I also disagree with the belief that DS9 doesn’t get good until Season 4. Season 1 wasn’t particularly good, mostly because it tried to be a TNG clone minus the exploring, which didn’t work. However, I’d say it actually starts to pick up as early as Season 2. I definitely agree that it’s a series that gets better as it goes along, with it peaking for me with Season 6, but I don’t think the previous seasons were bad. Besides, it’s not as if the first two season of TNG were gold either. That series didn’t really hit it’s stride until Season 3.
Yeah, with DS9 it does start gelling in season 2. Not a lot is happening in terms of action, (I never cared for the whole DMZ settler vs Cardassian stuff that was supposed to pass for tension until the Dominion appeared) but the characters really start taking off, and it’s the characters that make DS9 so interesting.
I never took a side on the SW vs ST vs B5 stuff, but I always thought of B5 as Lord of the Rings in space. DS9 was more of a wild west show in space.
For what it’s worth, I thought your Bloodwings review was one of the funniest, most insightful, overall best reviews you’ve done recently. I’ve always thought your reviews were better when you just sit down and examine the movie or game, or relay your personal experiences with it and get progressively pissed off. Skits and sketches have never entertained me, and rarely make me laugh like your or anyone else’s strongly-delivered opinion (I was probably the first to think that Dr. Insano was taunting the shark, so to speak; Family Guy kept popping back up in my mind during the later FFVIII reviews). Just thought I’d put that out there.
I actually think this review turned out fantastically well, so it was interesting to me you didn’t seen as happy with. I was sold the moment you interrupted your own opening video and then discarded the sketch material for some raw, hilarious rage. Excellent stuff really.
Also, if you were going to give DS9 another shot, I’d recommend checking out the last two episodes of the first season, ‘Duet’ and ‘In the Hands of the Prophets’. It’s true the series gets a lot better at the fourth season, but there are some excellent episodes and stretches of the show prior to that, and those two are a good example from early on in the show.
As far as Garak the tailor goes, S2’s ‘The Wire’ is probably his best episode in the series (and one of the best in general). Not that the opinion of an anonymous, preening internet geek adding his voice to the chorus matters, but I figured I would anyway.
Thank you for reopening the dank door of the B5- DS9 debate. I didn’t like either of them…lol….Anyway, the commentaries are actually my favourite thing of yours to watch, I love seeing how these reviews are made. I actually loved the Pumpkinhead review because it was a review about failure, which is hilarious. Ask the guys who make the Venture Bros., the entire theme of their highly successful show is ironically “failure”. As Mel Brooks said, “Tragedy is when I prick my finger, comedy is you falling down a sewer and dying.”. In comedy, failure IS an option.
I don’t think that continuity and “story” with each review is a big deal. In fact, I think that some online reviewers fell into a pitfall of wanting to make something that is more then a simple “review”. For example, I remember James Rolfe saying heput a LOT of effort into filming that AVGN vs Bugs Bunny fight, and in my opinion it is one of the worst reviews he ever did.
People don’t tune in because of the special effects or “stories”. They are just flavor. The entertaining and unique reflection on some movie/game is what keeps us coming back. I enjoyed this FMV Hell Pumpkinhead review a lot and I think it was one of the best yet; hearing that it is basically a result of a desperate writer’s block is astounding to say the least.
Mention Star Trek in a video and all the Trekkies will crawl out of their wormholes… me too!
Yeah, DS9 wasn´t perfect. In fact, I genuinely hated two of the characters! Kira and Sisco´s son (such an annoying brat!). But the show really made up for it. For once, Garak was awesome! And Morn… oh Morn, you chatterbox, your voice was NEVER heard! Just thinking of him makes me laugh! And the ongoing war between Quark and Odo, it´s really like a love-hate relationship. The show DID mostly live from its characters, but they weren´t well developed in the beginning, so I guess that´s the problem with the first seasons.But it was cool to see O´Brian with Keiko and Worf live on the station, because they were familiar faces. It was like watching a home video of good friends who moved to the other end of the world, seeing their daily life. I really liked that part.
Just on a side note: The last season is great and sucky at the same time. The story gets all better but the way they get rid of some characters is just stupid. And some the character´s decisions that are made… No, I´m not gonna spoil it for you. But some are a let-down. At least they were for me. Still, give it a watch, Noah, I think you might like it. Just don´t compare it to B5, that show had a storyarc to go with right from the beginning.
I watched the first season of B5 back in the day, and I liked it A LOT! But I missed the start of the second season and… pretty much all of the second season. So with the start of the third season, when I returned to watch it, I was like “Huh? What´s going on? Why? Who?”. But I should definetely go and give it a watch again, so many people tell me it´s awesome.
I wish you good health in the future!
Stark Trek, meh, I’d say that out of all scifi shows that I’ve watched Farscape was the most entertaining. Yet it seems to be completely forgotten by now.
About DS9, it does get better once you move into season three. After a great pilot it goes downhill season one did go downhill rapidly, though the season one ending In The Hands Of The Prophets does foreshadow where the series would go, which was a darker place than TNG. Although there are some great episodes in season two, the opening Bajoran trilogy or the Wire, it was really season three that things really pick up with the threat of war with the Dominion and the Klingons looming. And bringing Worf in was a great move because he stopped being the sissy he was on TNG and really got to be a warrior.
Voyager was pretty awful as well, though I think it did have it’s moment round about season 3/4. I gave up on it before the end though and could never get into Enterprise because by that point Star Trek was feeling very tired. But I would recommend you check out DS9 again, and start with season 3, you don’t really need any back story to be able to follow what’s going on and it is a vast improvement over the crappy season one.
Oh, man, you’re fooling yourselves. Hardcore Trekkies are much more likely to hate Voyager and Enterprise than the average viewer. I know I have nothing but disdain for them for the most part. (Voyager has a number of great episodes, and you could put together one decent season out of four season’s worth of Enterprise episodes.)
I have to confirm what others have said: that DS9 gets much, MUCH better over time. But you knew that already. Although I prefer Babylon 5 as well, its first season was comparatively weak as well.
Good morning Spoony, and fellow Spooners.
On the one hand, I knew Spoony couldn’t resist doing a commentary. On the other, this was far more restrained than I was expecting. So I guess Spoony really did say what he needed to say without going Transformers 2 on us. Either way, works for me.
Oh, and Spoony, about your intros and closings…have you considered creating a character specifically for this purpose? I’m thinking like the Crypt Keeper or Rod Serling in the Twilight Zone. Serling in particular was good at making sure every story had some kind of point. I think wearing the Spooning with Spoony jacket while doing your best Serling impression could be interesting.
If anybody else out here has better ideas, then by all means toss ‘em out.
For that matter, if you don’t know what character to go with, try any character that comes to mind and have them audition for the part until one sticks.
Oh god I thought I’d seen that sherrif before, Ive watched nearly every episode of DS9 and I cant even recognise one of my favorite characters, argh!
as for acting you say benzai is a pretty good actor but you can do very convincing rage, when you go into a furor I find it much more convincing than The Nerd or NC, especially the one in bloodwings, just from watching you I felt the need to track down a copy and stick it in my microwave.
I love pretty much everything you do, Noah, but I do have one little gripe: can you please work on not looking at the viewscreen on the camera so much? In this review, it seemed like you spent three quarters of the time looking at the screen instead of into the camera at the audience. It’s kind of distracting. I know you’re trying to be sure that you and whatever you’re holding is in frame, but it always feels like you’re talking to someone over my shoulder or reading off a cue card or something. Otherwise keep up the great work – this was hilarious!
To be honest, I felt that this kept true to some of your old reveiws. You only have some skits in the beggining and end, and for the most part its just you ranting and playing through the game! That is why I really liked your revewies when I first found your stuff! None the less, good job.
^Kevin Holsinger: Come to think of it, I kind of like the sound of that. Maybe Spoony could toss in a bit of MST3K by being put through Forrester-esque experiment of seeing how many shitty movies and games a man can take, by Dr. Insano or Burton or whoever. Buuut then again, Insano overexposure is probably a bit of a delicate subject, so yeah.
I have to say, of all the Star Trek shows, Deep Space 9 was my least favourite. I mean, I didn’t hate it but I’d have to agree that Babylon 5 was way better. I think I only watched it because it was coming out on video at the local video store. Because you can forget about watching sci-fi shows on actual TV. I don’t know about over there in the US but over here you’d be lucky if they showed half a season on TV in between the football and tennis seasons. They didn’t even show the full 6 and 7th seasons of Voyager. They showed half of season 6 and then skipped to half way through season 7 effectively cutting out a hold season.
With Vagas, doesn’t it have some kind of thumbnail system? Whenever I start a project in it it takes at least a few minutes to proses the video into a thumbnail video that’s just used for editing. Though it I guess it might have something to do with all my footage being captured from camcorder DVDs.
Anyway, Loved your commentary and really liked the episode.
Well, overexposure with ANY character, not just Insano, could be a problem. Given that Spoony can go on for a minimum of twenty minutes per review, I don’t think he’d want to pull an AVGN and stay in character the entire time. So someone to open and close his reviews seems like the safest road to go.
You should give Nostalgia Critic some tips, your HD looks great and doesnt skip, dunno what’s wrong with NC vids these days but i can’t hardly watch them.
I loved this review, all the problems you had just made the review better and more umm…. Spoonier? Well without too much skits and more couch ranting.
When Spoony started talking about Voyager, I immediately thought of Linkara telling Neelix to shut the hell up.
Tuvok is a dick.
I found the review to be very enjoying. The excuses where justified on this game. :D
She is the ‘boyfriend’ of some character? Oh my I had no idea she had one of those. XD Kidding I just heard that and this joke came to me. <.< Great commentary, and great review.
I’m with ya Spoony. I was a big fan of TNG, but DS9 started a big star trek downfall for me and B5 put the stake right through its heart. Voyager was mostly crap and I never really got back into Trek TV again. Even the movies were letting me down towards the end. Good thing they never made a DS9 movie like I heard rumors about.
And as for Soliel Moon Frye’s boobs….I sorta kinda wondered that myself. So I decided to check out some pics online and…..H O L Y S H ! T….she had PROBLEMS! Those things were HUGE! No wonder she got surgery. She’s hot, and I love boobs as much as the next guy, but I felt really bad for her. Her back musta been killing her. So, yeah, this movie was post op. She did it in ’92 and this movie was in ’94.
so.. i just found out there is FOUR Pumpkin head films… the latest being made in 2007
If I remember correctly, DS9 WAS a total Babylon 5 ripoff… Straczynski first tried to sell the show to Paramont, they said no, but when another studio then bought it, they immediately came up with their own show basically directly ripping off the proposition Straczynski had presented to them…
Even if you didn’t watch DS9, he’s Sherriff Scorpio from Dirty Harry. COME ON
“Oh, man, you’re fooling yourselves. Hardcore Trekkies are much more likely to hate Voyager and Enterprise than the average viewer. I know I have nothing but disdain for them for the most part. (Voyager has a number of great episodes, and you could put together one decent season out of four season’s worth of Enterprise episodes.)”
I agree with you where Enterprise is concerned. Why would a hardcore trekkie hate that more than an average viewer? Because Enterprise completely ignored/contradicted the existing canon. Everything about that series, with the exception of the fourth season, doesn’t make sense when compared to the TOS/TNG/DS9/VOY timeline. That might have been excusable if Enterprise told interesting stories that attracted new fans, but it failed on both counts. It bombed and by the time they threw it to Coto for the fourth season, a guy who was actually interested in honoring the Star Trek canon while exploiting the prequel gimmick, the show was so unpopular that no one saw his work. Enterprise killed the Star Trek TV franchise and the original Star Trek timeline. How can trekkies not hate Enterprise for that?
I’m kinda a Trekkie and I liked DS9 – the cast is very good and Sisko is probably the most charismatic and bad-ass captain of them all. It started a bit slow and the last season (or two) were horrible but all in all it was far, FAR better than e.g. Voyager, which went back to the old starship formula (DS9 did too with the Defiant) but introduced a cast that was 100% unlikable (perhaps with the exception of the Doctor). DS9’s main problem, I think, was that it had this meta story-arc, where previous shows only had singled out episodes and recurring themes here and there or multi-part episodes for some longer stories.
My Star Trek (series) list would look like that:
1. The Next Generetion
2. Star Trek: The Original Series (very slightly behind TNG – it just depends what you like – it’s hilariously cheesy while TNG is quite deep and serious)
3. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
4. Star Trek: Enterprise (not far behind the rest – except for the title music and the last episode which shouldn’t have been made since the previous ones were fine enough for a finale I actually liked it)
6. Star Trek: The Animated Series (yes, I’m skipping 5, because it’s really is TOO cheesy)
893475983423984. Star Trek: Voyager
That’s coming from a guy who has a life-sized cardboard Mr. Spock standing in his living room. ^^
I’m not a hardcore trekkie, but I love Voyager. :P
I prefer it over TNG, to be honest.
My list goes:
Not seen any others, but yeah. I thought I’d hate Voyager, but when I watched it, I got really into it. XD
Man the fact you took the problems and turned it into a hilarious rant is awesome, honestly sometimes I think you’re at your best when you’re bitching about the topic at hand XD
But man, the stolen good things, and the cigarette instantly killing you, did they think they were making this game for kids? That they had to put in consequences for stealing and smoking? I mean it’s an R-rated movie, right!?
I’m glad you cut out the Black Hole thing, you don’t really need continuity man, we don’t care, even your Vlogs are great because you can just get in front of the camera and talk and still be interesting. But starting and ending anything is always hard, don’t be too hard on yourself. Well be a little hard on yourself, creative people have to :P
Like @33 Delthayre, I’m a fan of the structor/story you put into your videos. For example I’m a fan of Insano and loved some of the FFVIII videos where he had a big role. While there’s nothing wrong wih the earlier ones (Samurai Zombie Nation is one of my favourite reviews so far), I enjoy seeing all your videos tie together. They add some icing to an already awesome cake.
However if you chose to cut back on it, so be it. Long as the rants are enjoyable and the jokes split my sides I’m happy.
Also great job bringing in Linkara and Benzaie. Without a doubt they’re amoung my favourite talent on TGWTG.
I always like hearing your commentaries, and I never thought you would go on a killing rampage, if you did, you would’ve killed the entire Psygnosis team after the Microcosm review
Looks like some old Geanstealer picks stolen from some old 40K stuff at 4:55, space hulk maybe?. Games Workshop are extreamly protectove of their IP, so this game was obsure enough to escape their vigilant eyes;)
About Lance, in 3 and 4 he is supposed to be a ghost because if you summon Pumpkinhead you can’t go to heaven or hell and have to walk the earth forever or something like that.
I have been a fan of the first Pumpkinhead for years now. I was suprised to know you of all people hadn’t heard of it. I was also suprised that you liked it. I was waiting for you to tear into it briefly but was happy you thought it was good. XD
Awesome commentary btw!
I appreciate the continuity in your reviews, for what it’s worth. I like seeing how they all flow together and reference the past reviews – it doesn’t severely detract if you haven’t seen the others, but it adds to my enjoyment if I catch the references. Sort of like Terry Pratchett – you and he share a commonality that everything you do can be appreciated as a self-contained work, but if you watch/read in order, you also get to notice things others don’t.
I like voyager for just mindless entertainment lol, well a few episodes.. but I think the biggest thing that drew my attention at the time was big ol’ boobs (aka Jeri Ryan). DS9 was great when it got into the war.
I will agree though, Babylon 5 is superior to Star Trek and FAR FAR better than that piece of stolen shit, Star Wars.
Btw, youu forgot to talk about Linkara and why the green screen screwed up lol :P
DEATH TO THE FALSE EMPEROR!
oh wait, my bad, you did get to it lol. Just got to the end (figured you’d have forgotten)
He’s a tailor and spy-in-exile! He’s one of the most complex, interesting, compelling, and best-acted characters in ALL OF STAR TREK! Not to mention that, at the end of the series, he probably gets THE shortest end of the post-war stick.
1gb/min HD footage? Spoony, you have bigger problems in Vegas than RAM. Try preprocessing the captured footage into MP4 or something. At full 1920×1080 29.97 (or 60i, and 1440×1080 1.33PAR is for suckers), you should be seeing around 13gb an hour, not 60. Unless you got a RED…which’d be awesome… You can also try turning off dynamic preview so it doesn’t render into memory every single time you change one little thing. That’s what kills us over here, when you have 4 hours lined up and then nudge the first segment to insert a title and kaboom!
Heh, when I watched the review I remember thinking to myself that Linkara’s transparency was a neat effect. I never would have guessed it was a mistake.
Voyager is the only Star Trek movie I liked.
The sheriff also played the dad in Clive Barker’s first Hellraiser movie. He steals the show in the final scene of the movie: “Jesus wept…”
I literally almost choked to death on pizza when Spoony talked about the kids driving with their lights off
Voyager wasn’t that bad… and Enterprise Seasons 3 and 4 were pretty good.
I find DS9 to be the best science fiction series I have ever watched. You really need to watch the whole series. It builds up year after year, but the first two seasons drag because there are a lot of random science fiction episodes. Ds9 was at its best durings Seasons 1-2 when it focused on the characters and their backstories, not with the random episodes. Once the actual plot begins with the Dominion, and especially once Worf joins the cast, Ds9 is fantastic.Ds9 just ends well, much better than B5. Of course, Babylon 5 Seasons 2 -4 is some of the best science fiction I have ever watched, but the ending Season 5 drags, and like DS9 the first season is rough to watch. The thing about Ds9 is that it takes the ending storyline of Next Generation dealing with the Cardassians and the Bajorians and builds on that foundation. To me it felt like a continuation of a great show.By the way, Babylon 5 is the second best.
Voyager and Enterprise are simply torture. The biggest selling point of Voyager is Seven of Nine, and Enterprise, is Tupol. Voyager is by far the most incompentent crew of Starfleet and Enterprise deals so much with time travel that it even makes shows like Lost and Heroes seem subtle with time travel and they use time travel all the time. Rubbish.
Ugh. Deep Space 9 had no charismatic characters at all. That imposing bald black man just saying “The DEFIANT” in his low voice really ruined it for me. Also, there were way too many aliens such that it was a big freak show of hideus beings. Just a really dark, gloomy depressing show.
Voyager: WAY too sissy. Maybe Star Trek Ethics would be a better title for that series. I recall many many episodes where the holodeck nearly cost everyone their lives. After about the fouth time you’de think they’d take a slege hammer to the holodeck to prevent further problems.
I’d like to see what Spoony thinks of Adromena or whatever it was called. That has got to be one of the worst shows ever. The “heroes” just go around slaughtering people.
what? did nobody point out that the sheriff was also Kirsty’s father in Hellraiser?
Soleil’s breasts were indeed fairly large, but I don’t believe the “36DD” measurements for a second, those things were Hs, maybe double or even triple. 36DD is bigger than average, but hardly huge, and certainly not of the proportions SMF was at. In any case, though part of my male chauvinist pig’s heart cries out at the loss of those magnificent breasts, it’s her choice at the end, and it’s a shame people just can’t respect it without making bad tit jokes.
Besides, not the end of the world. I’ve always got my beloved Milena Velba, Merilyn Sakova, Jana Defi, Rachel Aldana, Fuko, Hitomi Tanaka, Chloe Vevrier, Taylor Stevens, Christy Marks, Karina Hart, Michelle Monaghan, Lorna Morgan, Julia Nova, Maria Magdalena, Julia Sonnet, Ines Cudna, Nelli Roono, Bea Flora, Angela White, Nicole Peters…
(man, I totally have to turn in my Linkara Feminist Club membership card now…)
The series picked up in series 3
However there is some pretty good episodes in the first two seasons. The dialog and the characters were pretty good but only handicap by poor plot ideas and not taking advantages of the unique aspect of DS9 (not taking advantage of overarching themes, having standalone episodes and having TNG copycat episodes).
Also series one despite its relative poor standard. “Duet” is probably one of the best Star Trek episode of all time and it will be a disservice to skip that episode in watching DS9 series as it’s definitely in DS9 top ten episode and it’s also in my top 5 episodes of the entire Trek series of all time.
Glad you’re ok, Spoony. I’ve been showing everyone I know your review, it’s so hilarious!
If you hate Voyager, or really any other bad Star Trek episode, checkout sfdebris on youtube.
Just wanted to point out something about the bad green screen job.
You could’ve just as well created a matte out of the luminance values, Linkara was a lot darker than the brighter green.
You would’ve gotten better results.
Just to make a quick comment, I think your at your best when your trying to act psychotic and bewildered. And here’s one question, does this mean we won’t see the SpoonyBum anymore? I mean I know he isn’t the strongest character, but he’s still so adorably bad that I think we’d miss him!
One of your worst reviews? No, this is seriously one of your best reviews Spoony.
One reason beeing that you took something so godawful and made it so damm funny, thats your best point btw.
Don’t lose heart over this, its awsome.
The line that cracked me up the most is when you said “I still feel dirty like I paid to have sex with a monkey, A Dude Monkey.” lmao!
I actually do like your idea of creating storylines spanning across several reviews (which I think we got a nice taste of with Final Fantasy VIII), but it comes with the problem of not being easily accessible to new viewers, or even being confusing to veterans if we go back and watch one, wondering where the story is. Maybe you could start creating subsections of story-arcs in your Game Reviews section or your sidebar. You could string handfuls of reviews together in the future with stories and put them all in their own category. Might be too restrictive though, I dunno. This review is definitely a great example of what can happen when one does too much planning, but it turned out well enough considering the setbacks.
Thanks for the commentary track!
hey spoony, sorry to be asking this but can you do a review of a game called creature shock. Ive already researched it and no review has come except for one, but i did find pretty cheap prices on ebay for about 8 bucks (not including shipping) and they only have 2 left. please try this, i sent you a message on youtube my user is TheArrow656. the game is for the 3do, sega saturn, and pc. thanks
This may have already been mentioned but Gamefaqs has a walkthrough up on this game now.
Go B5!! I loved B5 so much more then ST:DS9
I'm with you, Spoony. Babylon 5 is the best.
lol, I too went to the side of Babylon 5something that left me rather lonely in my high school Sci-Fi club
…I had to buy a computer with 8gbs and a 64-bit. I like that that's exactly what you upgraded to…
“How much do you want to bet the ending of the game is just a text screen saying 'You have put Pumpkinhead at peace'?”
It's hilarious listening to that line knowing what we know. Spoony, you'll ALWAYS be the one to make me want to settle down.
“How much do you want to bet the ending of the game is just a text screen saying ‘You have put Pumpkinhead at peace’?”
It’s hilarious listening to that line knowing what we know. Spoony, you’ll ALWAYS be the one to make me want to settle down.
Yea, earned me a snicker also. Disco dance, disco dance, disco dance…
HATED Voyager? The hell!? Yeah, he has to qualify that one and provide solid arguments – that was the last good Star Trek series. He can riff on Enterprise as much as he likes, but Voyager is up there with TOS and Next Generation as part of the “Holy Tirinity” of Star Trek that can’t be touched.
Voyager is VERY controversal among Star Trek fans because of it being the first show ran by Brannon Braga and Rick Berman who alot of fans HATE.
Voyager was adequate. DS9 was always the better show. Shame Spoony never liked DS9, it should have been up his B5 loving tree. Ah well…
you can actually put up to 32gigs in 4 slots if you use 8gig sticks (you can also buy 4 gig sticks and get 16 gig max)
but of course you cant utilize that unless your running 64bit, witch you are as you said.
This is kinda random but I was re-watching this commentary and that part where you talk about people getting worried about you really going to kill somebody… that reminded me of all those guys who posted videos online where they actually say they’re going to kill people — and then they do it. So… yeah… sometimes paranoia can be justified. Actually, ask Distressed Watcher about it, IIRC he called it in one case. The guy became a school shooter and DW had actually posted a video before that saying that there’s seriously something wrong with this guy, we should maybe tell the police or something before he actually kills someone. And then… he did.
… That said though, I really wouldn’t expect anyone to kill someone over a bad video game. It’s pretty obvious that you’re kidding and playing a role.
Some of the enemies look like the things you run past while in the Ethereal void in Ultima Underworld.
Did that Benzai footage ever make it to the website?
Also, 7 copies of this game are available on Amazon right now. One of them is eligible for Amazon Prime’s free two day shipping.
I personally find the story/character bits to be the least interesting things about Spoons reviews.
This game was made by EA. No wonder it’s so shitty!
*Wolfenstein 3D clone
Reminds more another terrible Wolf3D clone, Isle of the Dead
Crusade was the only thing I watched from B5.
I was looking for it myself and came to the conclusion that because of the major conflict that happened between Spoony and LordKat at E3 2012 Spoony opted to not have the video in his repertory. And considering how douchy LK acted during the whole Jesu/Lupa incident (basically telling Spoony to kill himself and) or worst of all, LK groping a drunk woman at MAGfest 2013 during a live stream, I understandably would not want to be associated with the guy in any way shape or form either…
However you can still see the video on Blip: http://blip.tv/nostalgiacritic/spoony-lordkat-pumpkinhead-s-revenge-3658808