Tuesday, September 24, 2013


TWITTER PIC OF THE DAY

If you got to know me a little, you would find out that I'm one of the few regular people that is on Twitter.

One thing that I like about Twitter is that you can get sent all kinds of interesting and funny and amazing pics, so I'm going to be posting those pics that I find interesting or funny or amazing.

So
without futher ado here is the
TWITTER PIC OF THE DAY
 
NOW THIS IS HOW YOU NAP



BEAUTY PIC OF THE DAY

One of the things I would like to do on this blog is publish pics that I find interesting or just plain cool.
And one of the things I find most beautiful and one of my most profound interests is:  women.
So, in the interest of keeping this blog as beautiful as possible, I'm going to be putting up pics of women that I think are beautiful.
Now, before anyone gets worried, there are a couple of rules:
1. No nudity - I will be displaying mostly head and shoulder pics that may show a bit of cleavage but will go no further but if I do show more, the woman will be clothed in a dress or in some other flattering manner.  No swimsuits or lingerie photos will be featured.
2. I will try to identify the woman featured.  Now, I may not be able to do this all the time as I have many pics that are not identified but on the whole I will try and provide a name to go with the beautiful face.

So, without further ado, here is the
BEAUTY PIC OF THE DAY

 
This is Playboy Playmate Pennelope Jimenez, a beautiful mix of Italian and Spanish.  Bellissima!!!

 

YOU TUBE FILM MUSIC CUE OF THE DAY

I'm going to introduce a new feature on my blog showcasing one of my great loves and personal hobbies:
FILM MUSIC.

I am a passionate fan of film music and my collection of film music is vast but I want to combine that with a visual aspect (which film music should be aligned too) so I'm going to use You Tube to accomplish this goal.
I will search through You Tube and find videos that feature film music and embed those videos on this blog.

So,
without further ado, here is the
YOU TUBE FILM MUSIC CUE OF THE DAY


In keeping with the James Bond/Skyfall theme, here is a montage of themes from Thomas Newman's score to Skyfall.  Maybe its a better score than I originally thought.

 

THE "SKY"FALL AND RISE OF JAMES BOND


So, I just got back from a cruise vacation to the Bahamas and interestingly, on the ship, there was a movie channel that was playing the most recent James Bond movie, Skyfall.
I got a chance to watch it again for the first time since I saw it in the theatres and I must say that I got a new perspective on the movie from my first viewing.
When I saw it in the theatres, I remember not being very impressed but now that I've seen it again, I've changed my mind.
I sorta wish that this movie would have been the first Daniel Craig movie.
Now the Daniel Craig movies haven't really thrilled me too much.  I liked Casino Royale when I first saw it but the more time goes by, the more I don't like about that movie.
Quantum of Solace was a mess that is best left forgotten.
And now we come to Skyfall and its not really half-bad.
At the end of this movie, the Judi Dench M is gone (which is great news, I never liked her in the part), there is a new M (played by Voldemort, er.. Ralph Fiennes), Moneypenny and Q have been reintroduced and Bond is back from the dead and back to form.
The only real negative in the movie is that the DB5 car was heart brokenly shot to hell, but maybe it was insured so it may be back in future movies.
This movie feels like the beginning or foundation that Casino Royale should have been and now the movies can move forward to greatness.
For once, I'm actually hopeful.


Friday, September 6, 2013

BEAUTY PIC OF THE DAY

One of the things I would like to do on this blog is publish pics that I find interesting or just plain cool.
And one of the things I find most beautiful and one of my most profound interests is:  women.
So, in the interest of keeping this blog as beautiful as possible, I'm going to be putting up pics of women that I think are beautiful.
Now, before anyone gets worried, there are a couple of rules:
1. No nudity - I will be displaying mostly head and shoulder pics that may show a bit of cleavage but will go no further but if I do show more, the woman will be clothed in a dress or in some other flattering manner.  No swimsuits or lingerie photos will be featured.
2. I will try to identify the woman featured.  Now, I may not be able to do this all the time as I have many pics that are not identified but on the whole I will try and provide a name to go with the beautiful face.

So, without further ado, here is the
BEAUTY PIC OF THE DAY

And rounding out the Top Ten Playmates is Miss April (Yay for my birthday month) 2005, Playmate Courtney Rachel Culkin.  Very cute, sultry, and beautiful all at the same time.

So now that we've reached #10 here is a recap of the Top Ten Playmates.


1. Tiffany Taylor - Miss November 1998
2. Crista Nicole Wagner - Miss May 2001
3. Ida Ljungqvist - Miss March 2008 and Playmate of the Year 2009
4. Shannon Stewart - Miss June 2000
5. Nikki Schieler - Miss September 1997
6. Cady Cantrell - Miss April 1992
7. Crystal McCahill - Miss May 2009
8. Heather Knox - Miss January 2012
9. Karen McDougal - Miss December 1997 and Playmate of the Year 1998
10. Courtney Rachel Culkin - Miss April 2005

Now, of course, when ranking playmates the list could change from day-to-day depending on my mood and as all these women are beautiful by any standard but for now I will stick with this Top Ten.

Thursday, September 5, 2013



YOU TUBE FILM MUSIC CUE OF THE DAY

I'm going to introduce a new feature on my blog showcasing one of my great loves and personal hobbies:
FILM MUSIC.

I am a passionate fan of film music and my collection of film music is vast but I want to combine that with a visual aspect (which film music should be aligned too) so I'm going to use You Tube to accomplish this goal.
I will search through You Tube and find videos that feature film music and embed those videos on this blog.

So,
without further ado, here is the
YOU TUBE FILM MUSIC CUE OF THE DAY


Jerry Goldsmith's score to Patton is masterpiece, one of the best of all time.  He should have won an Academy Award for this score but genius is often not recognized in its time.  Too bad.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

BEAUTY PIC OF THE DAY

One of the things I would like to do on this blog is publish pics that I find interesting or just plain cool.
And one of the things I find most beautiful and one of my most profound interests is:  women.
So, in the interest of keeping this blog as beautiful as possible, I'm going to be putting up pics of women that I think are beautiful.
Now, before anyone gets worried, there are a couple of rules:
1. No nudity - I will be displaying mostly head and shoulder pics that may show a bit of cleavage but will go no further but if I do show more, the woman will be clothed in a dress or in some other flattering manner.  No swimsuits or lingerie photos will be featured.
2. I will try to identify the woman featured.  Now, I may not be able to do this all the time as I have many pics that are not identified but on the whole I will try and provide a name to go with the beautiful face.

So, without further ado, here is the
BEAUTY PIC OF THE DAY
 


Here's another sultry pic, this time of Playboy Playmate of the Year, Karen McDougal.  Some people rank her as the best playmate of all time and although she's a good choice, she comes in at #9 on my list if you are keeping track.
Next up #10 and a recap of the Top Ten Playmates.

BEAUTY PIC OF THE DAY

One of the things I would like to do on this blog is publish pics that I find interesting or just plain cool.
And one of the things I find most beautiful and one of my most profound interests is:  women.
So, in the interest of keeping this blog as beautiful as possible, I'm going to be putting up pics of women that I think are beautiful.
Now, before anyone gets worried, there are a couple of rules:
1. No nudity - I will be displaying mostly head and shoulder pics that may show a bit of cleavage but will go no further but if I do show more, the woman will be clothed in a dress or in some other flattering manner.  No swimsuits or lingerie photos will be featured.
2. I will try to identify the woman featured.  Now, I may not be able to do this all the time as I have many pics that are not identified but on the whole I will try and provide a name to go with the beautiful face.

So, without further ado, here is the
BEAUTY PIC OF THE DAY
 


This is a rather sultry pic of Playboy Playmate Heather Knox.  She was my favorite playmate of 2012.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

YOU TUBE FILM MUSIC CUE OF THE DAY

I'm going to introduce a new feature on my blog showcasing one of my great loves and personal hobbies:
FILM MUSIC.

I am a passionate fan of film music and my collection of film music is vast but I want to combine that with a visual aspect (which film music should be aligned too) so I'm going to use You Tube to accomplish this goal.
I will search through You Tube and find videos that feature film music and embed those videos on this blog.

So,
without further ado, here is the
YOU TUBE FILM MUSIC CUE OF THE DAY




Staying with the Star Wars theme of the last few posts, here is the finale to Star Wars: The Throne Room and End Title.
This is a concert version by Erich Kunzel and the Cinncinatti Pops Orchestra so its a bit different from the original soundtrack.

TWITTER PIC OF THE DAY

If you got to know me a little, you would find out that I'm one of the few regular people that is on Twitter.

One thing that I like about Twitter is that you can get sent all kinds of interesting and funny and amazing pics, so I'm going to be posting those pics that I find interesting or funny or amazing.

So
without futher ado here is the
TWITTER PIC OF THE DAY
 
ME AND THE DARTH
 
 

Haters gonna hate, and Vader's gonna Vate!!!
 

"I'VE GOT A BAD FEELING ABOUT THIS"




2015 is a long way in a galaxy far, far away.
But, Episode VII is coming.
To this hopeless Star Wars fan, that's good news.
But I have a few worries.

The main thing that concerns me is that J.J. Abrams has been put in charge of this thing.
This guy destroyed Star Trek!!!!
I absolutely loathe the new Star Trek and I lay the blame completely at Abrams' feet.
If he does to Star Wars what he has done to Star Trek, I might have to take some drastic action.

So, in the hopes (because I'm not totally hopeless) that the Star Wars saga can be salvaged, I've decided to put out there my idea for where the sequel trilogy could go.

Disclaimer:  Now these are just ideas and notes and not a complete outline for the sequel trilogy

Episode VII - The Missing Hero (or The Fallen Hero)
Episode VIII - The Sith Strike Back
Episode IX - Triumph of the Force (or Victory of the Force)

The over-arching story arc of the trilogy is the final victory of the light side of the Force over the dark side and its ultimate destruction.

How can this happen?
Well, suppose instead of a yin-yang understanding of the Force, suppose the Force is inherently good and that it has been corrupted by an outside object to create the dark side.
And since the Force is created by all life in the galaxy, the object that corrupts it is an object that is not alive and an object of Death.
So here is what I suggest.  Lets call this object the Kaiburr Crystal (yep, Splinter of the Mind's Eye, I'm looking right at you) and it is located on the dead tomb world of the Sith known as Korriban (nod to the expanded universe).  This crystal was for many millennia imbued through native Sith magic with the souls of the Force-sensitive Sith race against their will by their priests (think Mayan human sacrifice here).  Over the millenia these dead Sith souls reached out to the Force and slowly corrupted it and created the Dark Side of the Force.  Whereas the Force is created by life, the dark side is created by something that is not alive and yet imbued with Force sensitive souls that are trapped and desperate and eventually succumb to bitterness and madness.  Hence the creation of the Dark Side of the Force.
So, if this object is destroyed, then couldn't the Dark Side be destroyed as well?  Yep.  That's the idea.
More on this later.

Another theme of the trilogy is the redemption of the father through the son as it is played out in the Skywalker family.
(Note - If the new movies don't have to do with the Skywalker family then I may have to take even more drastic action.)

And another theme of the trilogy is the conflict between Ben and Anakin which mirrors the prequel trilogy.
More on this later.

(Note - Just a word about the prequel trilogy:  It should be neither over-acknowledged nor contradicted.  For good or bad, the prequels exist and they are canon.)

Episode VIII - The Missing Hero (or The Fallen Hero)
                         see the poster above for a great preview of what could be
                         Is that Luke on Korriban?  Could be.

It has been 30-35 years since Return of the Jedi.
Grand Master Jedi Luke Skywalker is missing (he's been missing for some time perhaps as long as 2 years).
He left to discover the origins of the Sith and perhaps the Dark Side of the Force itself which leads him to the dead tomb-world of the Sith species, Korriban, where he is captured and held by a powerful Sith spirit that for the moment I will name Darth Thrall.

Darth Thrall is of the Sith species and his purpose is to syphon off Luke's life force so that he can come back to life and he holds Luke as his captive and under his control.  Yep, he's that powerful.

Now, 2 Jedi decide to go in search of Luke, The Missing Hero.
These Jedi are brothers, Anakin and Ben Skywalker.  Anakin is older in his early 20s and Ben is around 18 or 19 and has just become a Jedi prior to the events in this movie.

The movie starts on Nar Shadda, the homeworld of the Hutts, where the two Jedi have been captured (or allowed themselves to be captured) by a relative of Jabba the Hutt (perhaps his son?).  They are on Nar Shadda because they got a lead on where Luke might have gone and are following up on it.
Once they find out the information they need, which will put them on the trail to Korriban, they easily break free and take down the Hutt (all this is a nod to Return of the Jedi).
They escape in none other than the Millenium Falcon.
But who is piloting the ship?
Well, I think it would be hilarious if the copilot was Chewbacca except now he has all grey hair (cuz he's old, get it?) and a girl who is the daughter of Han Solo and Princess Leia.  For now let's call her Jaina Solo (nod to the expanded universe and because I always liked that name).
She is not a Jedi, about 20 years old and a pilot very much in the mold of her dad.  Now here's the thing, both brothers are in love with Jaina but she prefers Ben. (cousins in love, is that too weird?  Maybe)
So, of course, we have a love triangle that will have big consequences down the road.

They return to Coruscant with their information and report to both the Jedi Council and Han and Leia (yep, here we get cameos of the original actors).
The boys want to pursue the lead they have but the Council forbids them to go as does Han and Leia, but they decide to go anyway in Jaina's personal ship (I don't know, lets call it the Centurion Cruiser).

They head to Korriban but its not easy to get there because it is located in an area of space that is almost un-navigable and we get some cool piloting by Jaina to get them through.

Once they make it to Korriban, they go in search for Luke.  Remember this is a tomb world and their are wild animal-beasts or perhaps Massassai warriors (nod to the Expanded Universe) protecting the tombs.

In the course of the journey, Anakin gets separated from the others and is placed in a situation where he has to use the Dark Side of the Force in order to survive.  This is the first touch of the Dark Side for Anakin and will have great consequences later in the trilogy (also, if this movie is called The Fallen Hero, this would allude to Anakin).

Finally they find Luke and the spirit of Dark Thrall and have to actually fight an enthralled Luke (the father fighting his sons, does that sound a little familiar?) and Luke actually overcomes Anakin but before he can kill him, Ben convinces him to return to the light side and overcome Thrall's uh.. enthrallment.
Now when Luke is freed, Thrall disappears with a shout (NOOOOOO!!!!! ... hello Revenge of the Sith bad Darth Vader yell of despair).

The boys, Jaina, and Luke escape and return to Coruscant.  The Missing Hero has returned and their is a big celebration.  Jaina and Ben celebrate with a kiss as a jealous Anakin looks on with an equally concerned Luke.

And then...
In the final scene of the film, we return to Korriban as a large red crystal is shown which smokes and then in a flash of light and a scream of anger... Darth Thrall appears alive once again.

This first movie should be a self-contained unit, just as Star Wars (Episode IV) was but with the possibility of future movies (remember at the end of Star Wars, Darth Vader rights his ship and flies away to who knows where).


Episode VIII - The Sith Strike Back

Ok, so I'm not crazy about that title but it works for now and does describe what happens in the movie.

Darth Thrall attacks the New Republic and specifically the Jedi temple on Coruscant.
Perhaps he uses the Massassai Warriors of the expanded universe to help him (are they immune to the Force?  Interesting idea).

The movie ends with a big battle between Luke, his sons and Thrall.
Thrall defeats Ben, knocks Anakin out, and battles Luke to the point of submission and just as Anakin recovers his senses...
THRALL KILLS LUKE SKYWALKER!!!!
Yep, that's right.  Luke is killed and Anakin witnesses it and then goes absolutely bonkers (another NOOOOO!!!! scream?  Maybe) and using the Dark Side he kills Thrall.
(See the parallel between this and Luke in Return of the Jedi who succeeded in overcoming his anger?  Anakin fails and succumbs to the Dark Side - who is The Fallen Hero from Episode VII?)


Episode IX - Triumph of the Force (or Victory of the Force)

Anakin has disappeared.

Ben goes to find him along with Jaina.

(This mirrors Episode VII just as the two plot devices of the two Death Stars mirrored each other in A New Hope and Return of the Jedi)

Anakin has fled back to Korriban and found the Kaiburr Crystal which is the source of the Dark Side of the Force and has become more powerful than ever in the Dark Side.

A final confrontation develops between Ben and Anakin.
And just as Anakin has Ben at his mercy and is about to kill him, Jaina begs him not too and is ready to sacrifice herself for Ben by throwing herself over Ben's helpless body (or something like that).
Anakin can't do it because he still loves Jaina and then...
the Force Spirit of Luke appears and urges Anakin to return to the good side of the Force and destroy the Kaiburr Crystal which he does (big dramatic moment) but at the cost of his own life.
Anakin dies (returning to the light side of the Force) but the Kaiburr Crystal is destroyed and so is the Dark Side of the Force.
The sun shines on Korriban for the first time in many millennia.
Ben and Jaina escape seeing the Force ghosts of Luke and Anakin as they leave and then they live happily ever after.
Cue the John Williams music.


Well, that's it.
That's my idea for the sequel trilogy.
I think it would make some good movies.
I would pay to see them (especially if it said in the credits:  Story by Matthew Cochran,  heh-heh)
Obviously, some things need to be fleshed out and there are some lingering questions, the biggest probably being - who is Anakin and Ben's mother?  But hey, as I said, these are just notes not a script or even a movie outline treatment so give me a break and let me know what you think.