So, way, way, WAY back in Episode 8, we here at To-Ag Studios talked Heroes and Villains. Seeing as the Monkeys still had their podcasting training wheels on, we approached two very broad and interesting topics with the reckless abandon of Hulk and Wolverine on a bender. So now, 68 weeks later, we have reconvened our Monkey council in order to once again discuss the hero figure and why we love them. Draw down your cowls, make some therapy appointments, and get your butt out of retirement as were headed for round 2 to discuss Heroes (NOT the show) on a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!
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What would happen if Dr. Who (my favorite is #11) ended up in the Star Wars universe? What if the Tardis landed on Tatooine? Most of you know that my geekdom is embedded in Star Wars, but I also love Dr. Who. With the recent Dr. Who Christmas Special, I keep thinking of what the good Doctor might run into if he was in the Star Wars universe. Continue reading
While we still wait for Disney to come up with a decent princess, oh wait.. now they have one: Princess Leia. Princess Leia is not your run of a mill princess, and neither is she your average political figure. Princess Leia, out of all the female influences in my childhood, had to be the one I looked up to the most. She is strong, confident, and beautiful.
It seems that Día de los Muertos has steadily been growing in popularity over the last few years and with good reason. The holiday is both merry and macabre, a celebration of the dead by the living. It’s a beautiful sentiment marked by beautiful art.
The huge “Disney buys LucasFilms” news this week inspired me to search out the raddest Día de los Muertos: Star Wars Edition I could find. My search stopped the moment I laid eyes on John Karpinsky‘s work. Click through to see his amazing art. Continue reading
I truly had every intention to actually produce some sort of original content for the site this week then I saw this and I just HAD to share it. Artist, Denis Medri, has taken George Lucas’ Star Wars characters and stuck them smack dab in the middle of a John Hughes movies… or Back to the Future as in the case of Luke. When I saw these it blew my mind, what a clever spin on characters that every geek has seen a thousand times!
After a little looking around his Deviant Art page I saw that this isn’t the first time Mr. Medri has taken beloved characters and completely re-imagined them. He’s taken the Justice League and made them western, Spider-man as Steampunk, Rockabilly Batman characters, and his take on The Avengers in a fantasy setting! Fantastic stuff. Take a look around his page, you won’t be disappointed.
Now though check out the rest of the Star Wars crew.
I am not ashamed to admit it… I love My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic! I loved My Little Pony as a little girl so when I saw it’s latest series streaming on Netflix I futilely attempted to get my son to watch it with me. The boy is barely a year and half and would much rather watch Batman: Year One than MLP… true story. Both he and his father are resisting my attempts to turn them into Bronies!