Sadly, this one didn’t make the cut
While last week involved rambling off about weird and eerie things in real life, I think I’ll make a return to the realms of pop culture. In this case, I’m talking about video games! Or rather, I should say moments in games that genuinely creeped me right out! Now, there are plenty of moments that truly disturbed or scared me a bit, but only a couple moments felt truly memorable. Let’s start with some runner ups, shall we?
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Admittedly, this came up after watching a recent editorial done by Nostalgia Critic on what he thought were the 11 best television intro sequences. To some extent, I was in agreement with quite a few of them, since you’d think opinions are likely to overlap or connect in one way or another. Back on topic, that list embodied what he felt best prepared the audience for the show ahead or helped to establish the general mood. Or at the very least, got them excited for the rest of the 22/46 or so minute time slot. Genre fiction works in particular inject that sense of ambiance and expectation within the intro, so that way viewers can get immersed into the world as soon as the show truly begins. So with that, here are 10 of my personal favorite openings to sci-fi and horror themed TV shows!
While I had originally planned to do a review this week, a bit of news had changed that. Just recently, Fox Media had confirmed rumors and speculation about a new X-Files series. While Carter had both planned to make another movie after the lackluster 2008 film, “I Want to Believe”, there hadn’t been much news outside of fan speculation. Fast Forward a couple years and the series was officially continued through the limited-series of comic books aptly named “Season 10”. But even then, this was more so a gift to the fans rather than continuing the ongoing series. That said, we have at least 6 new episodes of the television show to look forward to. However, I’m not here to focus on the upcoming series so much as look back at the classic series. Or rather, I’m here to look at ten of my favorite episodes! Some are amazing, some have been panned by critics, and some are just wonderfully weird. As you’d expect, there is probably an amount of overlap with what other fans have said. But hey, there’s plenty of episodes worth remembering by a large group of people. One more thing! While I tried to avoid a lot of spoilers, there are still quite a few ahead, so take heed if you haven’t finished the series yet. More after the jump.
One could say we’re living in a new animation renaissance! Great new cartoons have breached the age old “Animation Age Ghetto” that lasted from the ’70s into the late ’00s… at least one could debate. One of the cartoons that I think broke the mold was Adventure Time! On the surface, it’s a goofy tale of a boy and his really weird dog. But really, there is so much more to the show than that!
Speaking of which, does that synopsis remind you of anything? Because it should! Adventure Time is basically “A Boy and His Dog” meets light-hearted faerie tale adventure. When the series first revealed to be after a supernaturally-driven nuclear apocalypse, I was stunned. The show had teased it everywhere! Nuclear bomb casings, leftovers of old society, you name it! It wasn’t until season two when they really exploited it beyond some cameo easter eggs, in my opinion. But, the show isn’t great for an awesome back story, it’s great for so much more. The awesome back story for the world is my excuse to write about Adventure Time during Nuclear Apocalypse month!
But, back on topic, Adventure Time is truly a unique show. The characters have developed in a lot of interesting directions over time. And dare I say, most of them have grown up a little from all the experiences they’ve come across. Now, I’m biased towards the character story driven episodes, as I feel they really pushed the show beyond goofball slapstick adventure. The show has made me laugh, cry, jump in fright, and even fume in rage. Sometimes, this happened all in the same episode! But no matter, Adventure Time has proven that it can display a wide variety of themes, emotions, and concepts.
So… Come along with me and the butterflies and bees. We can wander through the forest and do so as we please… Where was I? Oh yeah, my top (and bottom) Adventure Time episodes; in lists of 5 no less! Let’s take my warped opinions with a grain of salt and travel to the magical land of Ooo!