All That Reunion Coming This April

All That Reunion

It seems the days of reunion shows actually being a reunion of full cast, and a new storyline are over. All That!  will be airing a reunion special on Nickelodeon’s “The Splat” but the show won’t be a happy blend of old faces and new sketches.

The show will be a montage of old footage we’d seen in the 90s. Returning cast; Danny Tamberelli, Kel Mitchell, Lori Beth Denberg, Josh Severn and Keenan Thompson will have squishy spots on a All That Reunion2couch while discussing all the fun they had when the show first aired.  Sad considering Keenan’s current job is on SNL.

Amanda Bynes was not invited to do the reunion show and reports that she’s too busy focusing on fashion to attend either way.

The series ran from 1994 – 2005 and spawned spin-off shows such as The Amanda Show, Keenan and Kel and The Nick Cannon Show. Reruns of the show can even be found on one of Nick’s many teen targeted channels.

The All That! Reunion Special will be airing on Nickelodeon April 22, 2016

Shemar Moore Leaves Criminal Minds

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I watched in awe, partially on the verge of tears as we all said farewell to Agent Derek Morgan of the BAU. He isn’t dead Shemar Moore just left the show.

After 11 seasons of playing the BAU’s hunky chocolate hitter, Shemar Moore bid farewell in the final episode “A Beautiful Disaster”.  The final episode features Derek hunting down the man responsible for shooting his pregnant wife Savannah (special guest star Rochelle Aytes plays Mrs. Morgan).

derek and savannahWeek after week we were prepped for Morgan’s departure, after he was kidnapped and tortured in “Derek” I was just happy he wasn’t killed off. Moore’s final episode aired March 23, 2016, though Morgan is leaving to spend more time with his wife and new son. Moore is leaving the show to puruse new oppurtunities.

The most heartbreaking goodbye, was between him and character Penelope Garcia, who’s friendship has kept us all enamored with the show since it started in 2005. Moore stated in an interview with TV Guide that he’d happily return in some capacity later down the line. Noting his occasional appearances after leaving the soap Young and the Restless.

Did you forget he was on that?

Criminal Minds still comes on CBS Wednesdays @ 9pm. Be sure to also catch the new spin-off Criminal Minds:Beyond Borders which airs just after @ 10pm.

Legends of the Hidden Temple Movie!

Legends of the Hidden Temple

Debuting in 1993, Legends of the Hidden Temple ran for 2 yrs before going off the air. It was later brought back for re-runs on Nickelodeon’s G.A.S. (Games and Sports network).

The action adventure game show revolved around a temple filled with lost treasure; protected by magical menacing Mayan temple guards. Teams of two would complete mental and physical challenges for a chance at tackling the hidden temple and making it out with cash prizes.

The original show; hosted by Kirk Fogg and Dee Bradley Baker as the announcer and voice of Olmec the giant talking head and temple spirit, is making it way back to TV. Legends of the Hidden Temple3Nickelodeon announced around March that they would be airing a “Legends of The Hidden Temple” TV movie starring, Daniel Cudmore, Isabela Moner, Jet Jurgensmeyer. The trio play siblings who break away from a boring temple tour in a jungle. They find themselves faced with real life temple challenges, they have to solve to survive and escape the temple.

Legends of the Hidden Temple is slated to air on Nickelodeon, November 26,2016.

Re-runs of the show occasionally air on Teen Nick’s “The Splat” block which features throwback shows from the 90s.

If you’ll be in the Philadelphia area and would like you Legends fix early be sure to check out the Legends of the Hidden Temple: Adult Game at the Penn Museum

Legends of the Hidden Temple Comes to Philly!

 

A true 90s kid I spent a lot of my younger days in front of a tv watching Rugrats, Guts and Legends of the Hidden Temple. So of course when I overheard my coworkers talking about an adult version of the show coming to Philly I got really excited. Considered to be a mixture between Jeopardy and Raiders of the Lost Ark Legends of the Hidden Temple was a perfect blend of brains and brawn.

The fact that it’s based on a magical Mayan temple probably piqued the interest of the Penn Museum because April 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., they’ll be hostingLegends of the Hidden Temple - Penn Museum “Legends of the Hidden Temple: Penn Museum Edition.”  Tickets are $20 but are Sold out according to the website.

Staff from the Penn Museum as well as featured guest staff from other local Philadelphia museums will guide guests competing in the memorable teams such as the Blue Barracudas, Green Monkeys and Red Jaguars; through physical and mental challenges, all focusing on history of course.

So if you’re free while celebrating the 4/20 holiday and you have a ticket explore your childhood fantasies and check out the Penn Museum.

Be sure to check out Hidden Temple’s TV Movie on Nickelodeon this November

What Does DC Stand For?

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Somehow I’ve become the go to person for comic book info. For people who know nothing about comics anyway. So today I was explaining that Batman VS Superman was not also a match up between Captain America and Iron Man.

As I was explaining that the two aren’t related because one is DC Comics and the other is Marvel. I was asked the puzzling question…

What does DC stand for?

I naturally assumed it meant nothing merely a moniker for the company. Until I did a little digging. It turns out that back in 1937 when the comic book company was founded it’s first issue was called “Detective Comics” and therefore initialed DC.

The letters DC appeared as a symbol on the covers of comics produced by National Comics, after a merger between Detective Comics and National Allied Publications. Readers still identified with DC Comics, so the company  adopted the name officially.

Marvel uses “Distinguished Competition” as a parody of the brand. Diamond Comics Distributors has also used the initials DC but as DC is actually copyrighted by DC Comics, Diamond comics officially uses the initials DCD.

So now I can go back on Monday and tell my coworkers that I was wrong; unlike our company DC is not a play on words, nor is it a clever bit of random. It’s actually an homage to the rich history of the brand, when Batman and Superman still pretended to be mild mannered.

He then asked which company had  Justice League, that’d be score one for DC! Boom! #TeamDC #LovesHarley

What did you think DC stood for?

 

 

FreeWrite#7

The page remained an unforgiving shade of white. For hours she’d stared at it, glaring brightly back at her, taunting her lack of progress. She’d been told she’d made a mistake, the life of a writer was not one that she could survive on. She heard these things while blazing through the newest Best Seller on the NY Times reading list. Oprah made millions on a book club membership for people to tell her that becoming a writer wasn’t lucrative.

She’d always had to defend her passion. The bubbly loud mouth would always simmer down when you placed a good story in her hands. Her brows furrowed glasses dangling from the bridge of her nose. She would momentarily immerse herself in a world of fantasy.

Where knights risked everything for true love and the pursuit of a good battle. Magic could be used to force sides, all things were possible. She allowed herself to believe this, because closing the book she was shown all things were not possible. She was told that if you don’t move fast enough opportunities will pass you by.

Told that her caramel colored skin made her desire to dress up in costumes unacceptable; that not enough people shared her interests for her to survive on sheer passion alone. It was unwise not to look for other venues or to refine her visions to match other people’s aspirations because her aspirations were too ambitious.

She often wondered if she was lighter or a man if any one would have ever told her that she was too ambitious. Wondered how much of her writing those “advising” her actually read. She been writing one thing or another everyday since she figured out how to hold  a pen. She wondered sometimes rhetorically, how many dreams they had pushed aside because someone said so.

Looking up she noticed that her page was no longer a blank face staring at her but a fluid moving entity that grew as she allowed her heart to spill into the keyboard. Her words stretched across the screen marching in time with the beat of her heart. Her words, that they’d often told her she’d used too many of, could no longer be ignored.

She never needed the wealth or fame that would naturally come. She needed to know that her voice mattered, forgetting the only person it needed to matter to was the one using it.

Dragon Hunter: Case Files of Erin Draconis

It’d been a family heirloom, the dusty book bound in worn animal flesh. She’d always been fascinated by the stones on the cover. Both a journal and an encyclopedia of sorts, it was among the things willed to her by her late uncle.

Vincent Draconis, renowned paleontologist had been keeping a secret. Though he had built his name and his fortune on the research and study of bugs and fossils they’d only funded his true passion.

He’d spent all of his youth and most of his elderly years pursuing and recording the few lasting breeds of an ancient creature. He’d stumbled on the existence of dragons. At first he needed proof that they’d really existed, he was sure the findings would make him famous.

Vincent had bee contacted by a secret order, sworn to protect the magical beings. At the height of their existence they were beings of untold power, every piece of their bodies could be used in potent spells. The dragons were almost hunted into extinction.

As a girl Erin had remembered going on many adventures with her uncle but none to explain this revelation. She’d seen him hunched over the book often, furrowed brow scribbling frantically while mumbling into a tape recorder. These moments she wandered the corridors of his mansion.

She’d been fourteen when she’d come to stay with her father’s brother; after a house fire claimed her remaining parent. Erin had lived through several tragedies at once for such a young age. Her mother weakened from the stress of childbirth gave her life so she could survive. At thirty – five Evan Draconis would fumble through her early years. They’d survived unscathed when Vincent fresh from college came to stay the first time. He’d become infatuated with fossils and decided to travel the world to study them. Her earliest memories were of his beard and backpack.

The backpack lay abandoned in the corner of the office now. his desk was still cluttered with maps and charts. He’d been planning to go somewhere prior to his stroke. Vincent was always full of life but he was a man of terrible health. In between meals he enjoyed copious amounts of liquor and fat. He was beloved, but had grown plump and slightly senile in his later years. The imminent stroke that claimed him was of no surprise; though it was heartbreaking just the same.

A knock at the door relinquished her from her thoughts.

The attorney had brought a flash drive she was to view alone and only after agreeing to the task on the drive. She’d signed her name and received a box promised to have everything she’d need for her new life. The lawyer shook hands and departed.

Everyone else had gone home.

She decided to watch the drive.