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FILM TV

SKELETOR is back!

The internet is crying that another beloved gem from the past, He-Man, got Kathleen Kennedy’d.

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So what? He-Man is lame. It just makes me respect SKELETOR even more. He didn’t let Hollywood or three decades or positively inclusive and wonderful advancements in society change his style or who he was; a purely evil rip-off of Darth Vader, Death, and Ghost Rider created for the purpose of selling cool toys.

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Prince Adam may be put in his place by strong women often, but he and his scaredy-cat were always a carbon copy of Superman’s Clark Kent, so there’s nothing new there. What did people want from this character? For him to start slapping hoes telling everyone that he’s the damn prince and threatening everyone with his, “Don’t make me make He-Man show up again!”

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There may be a same-sex relationship and a character changed from a white dude to a black dude. Oh no! Who cares? Honestly, the feeling of having another memory from my past being ruined never came up during this five-part (first half of ten) continuation of the original 1980s cartoon and Dolph Lundgren live-action film. Besides, I just wanted to see SKELETOR, and ain’t nobody puts him in his place. Not woke lesbians, not He-Man, no-one commands SKELETOR!

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As you can see I’m happy to see SKELETOR again. The show should be called, The Skeletor Show, as Star Trek: The Next Generation should be called, The Jean-Luc Picard and Data Show. Having Skeletor voiced by one of the greatest voice actors of all time helps make his character even better. I really doubt I’m the only person who watched Masters of the Universe Revelations just to see what Skeletor’s been up to after all this time.

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The characters are typical lazily drawn Saturday morning cartoons, but the background animation helped modernize the look while staying true to the artistic style we loved in the 80s. Masters of the Universe Revelations isn’t the best animation I’ve seen this year, but it’s not a woke in your face dumpster fire as the internet claims either. Like I said before, I’m just glad to see SKELETOR causing problems again. Our world may have changed, but he’s still perfectly evil.

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I’m really lazy. I mean like super lazy. I may be one of the laziest people ever born. I sleep around 16 hours a day and now that we can earn money in our sleep with great DeFi projects like CUB, I have even less motivation to write posts here on HIVE, but I enjoyed Masters of the Universe Revelations enough to create this post recommending it to you and my friends.

I got all of the images for this post by pressing the PRINT SCREEN button on my computer while watching Masters of the Universe Revelations on Netflix. I then uploaded the images to Google Photos and chose the auto-enhance and crop to 16:9 aspect ratio in the edit menu. Thanks for reading. May the power of Skeletor be with you.

Trailer:

Masters of the Universe Revelations on Netflix:
https://www.netflix.com/la/title/81154670

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LIFE TV

Amend: The Fight for America

The Union may have won the military victory during the Civil War, but racist southerners won the cultural war. Even after a hundred years since the 14th Amendment became law, many Americans had to fight for their right to be seen as equal by their states and the federal government. Amend: The Fight for America shares the stories of the many Americans who stood for and even died for equality.

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Fredrick Douglass

At first, I was thrown off by the actor who was quoting Fredrick Douglass because he looks nothing like him but, then there was Pedro Pascal as Abraham Lincoln and other Hollywood stars quoting people of different ages, sex, and race. Samuel L. Jackson portrayed Martin Luther King Jr. well, but at no point did he say, “I’m sick of these motherfucking racists on this motherfucking continent!”

Fredrick Douglass is remembered as the greatest speaker of the 19th century. He could give a speech to a huge crowd and change their hearts and opinions with his amazing words. He will always be remembered as an early champion for civil rights, but I don’t think most people realize what a bad-ass he was. One day, while his master, who was also most likely his father, was giving young Douglass a beating. He decided then and there that he wasn’t going to take it anymore! While Maryland and his master viewed him as property, he was in fact a free man! He then beat the shit out of his master and told him that if the other slaves found out about it that he would lose face, so they’d both never speak of it again. He ran away and published his book which would only put a huge target on his back for southern slave catchers. He even tried to get a commission as an officer in the Union Army which the president was in favor of, but the army would not allow.

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How would you feel if you won the belt for the UFC heavyweight, but Dana White told you that you are in fact the champion, but your prize money and belt would actually go to the loser? Well, that’s what happened after the Civil War. The 14th Amendment had passed and slavery was outlawed but terrorist groups like the KKK, racist politicians, and a corrupt Supreme Court made it a worthless gesture. It wasn’t until Martin Luther King Jr. and his brilliant strategy of non-violent disobedience helped to end Jim Crow. If I had a time machine, I’d really love to take Will Smith, the main narrator of the series, and Martin Luther King Jr. back in time to meet Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. They would have a lot to talk about and it would make for the most epic podcast of all time.

Equality for All

This Netflix original series doesn’t just focus on the struggle of black Americans, but all Americans who had to fight for their rights. It begins with the Civil War and leads all the way up to the present day. There are some people, that sadly, I’d never heard of until watching this documentary six-part series. It doesn’t matter what religion, sex, race, or orientation you are because the United States Constitution gives you unalienable rights even if you are NOT a citizen. It’s important that we know our rights and the heroes who gave everything to make our rights a reality. History and Civics teachers will be assigning Amend: The Fight for America to their students as required viewing for many years to come.

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TV

RESIDENT ALIEN: Watch the pilot FREE

This show is so good, I’m sad I can’t binge watch all of the episodes right away. The pilot episode is available free on Syfy.

What’s it about?

An alien on a mission whose UFO gets struck by lighting and crashes near a small town in Colorado has to recover his technology from the snow before it melts. Resident Alien is three genres in one. It’s a drama, sci-fi, and comedy and is great as all three. The story sucked me in right away and I was LOL a lot. Since he’s stuck on Earth he must take human form and try to fit in. He’s smarter and stronger than any human so he’s confident he’ll have no problems. He watches Law and Order and surfs the net to learn English before he goes into town.

Who are the actors?

Sara Tomko and Alan Tudyk have been on TV and in Hollywood movies before, but I suspect this show will really make them into big stars like The Mandalorian did for Pedro Pascal. OK maybe not that big, but this show will definitely boost their acting careers because they help make the show believable.

No Spoilers?

The alien crashes in the very beginning of the story and I only mentioned the first few minutes, so that’s all I’ll say other than it’s definitely worth watching. Smallville is still my favorite alien gets stuck on Earth story. How many are there? I remember E.T.TransformersHe-ManMork and Mindy, and Alf. Which did I forget?

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FILM TV

STAR WARS: A look at some of the upcoming shows in our redeemed universe…

Star Wars has just exploded with exciting new content! Thanks to the success of The Mandalorian, we’ll be getting a whole bunch of new adventures. How great was that season finale? It gave me goosebumps. I felt like a kid in the theater again! Thank you for showing Star Wars the way Mando!

Ahsoka

This is the show I’m the most excited to watch. I love Ahsoka. She is a great character and will surely make for a great series. We got a peak of what’s to come with her appearance in The Mandalorian‘s second season and it was pure awesomeness. There isn’t an official trailer for Ahsoka yet, but this fan made concept trailer on Leia’s Lair Youtube channel is pretty cool.

Kenobi

I remember George Lucas talking about the possibility of this show many years ago, but the technology wasn’t ready until now. It looks amazing. I can’t wait to see how Obi-wan has been doing and the return of Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader.

Andor

I never thought I’d see Cassian return after he got smoked with Jyn by the Death Star in Rouge One, but he’ll be back for 12 episodes in 2022.

Rogue Squadron

Patty Jenkins looks like she’s going to really put her heart into this film. It’s going to be fun seeing a new squadron of X-wing pilots kicking ass!

The Bad Batch

I honestly have ignored all of the Star Wars animated series until I noticed their characters appearing in The Mandalorian, but I’ll give this one a shot.

The High Republic

This Youtube video doesn’t show us much other than the writers, but it looks like an interesting show too. It will be set 200 years before The Phantom Menace, so a younger Master Yoda will probably be the only character we’ll recognize.

The Acolyte

Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis The Wise? It will be fascinating to learn the ways of the Sith and to explore the secrets The Dark Side.

Rangers of the New Republic

This is where our favorite characters from The Mandalorian will likely reappear. I hope Cara Dune doesn’t get cut by Earth’s crazy cancel culture.

There will also be a show about Lando, the droids, and a Japanese animation called Visions to look forward to. After the fan backlash of the sequels and Solo, I was really worried for the future of Star Wars, but it looks like we’re going to have a lot of Mando quality entertainment to keep us happy for years to come! Which show are you most excited to see? I have spoken. This is the way.