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The League: Crossover

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

This weeks League challenge from CoolandCollected is:

What pop culture heroes or stories would make for the ultimate crossover–think along the lines of Han Solo meeting up with Firefly’s Mal on a smuggling run.

After some thought I came up with three crossovers I would like to see or would have liked to have seen. I tried to keep it simple and stick with TV/movies, if I threw in books and comics and cartoons this list would never end. So here goes:

1- Colt Seavers, Howie and Jody from The Fall Guy TV series pairing up with The A-Team for one awesome 2-part season finale. I really, really like both of these shows and it seems like a no-brainer to have the Fall Guy cast appearing on an episode of The A-Team. If this had happened back in the day it would have been so rad!!

 

2- The cast of Tales of the Gold Monkey and the Frank Buck from Bring ‘em Back Alive. I found out about these two shows within the past couple years and they both are among my top favorite  TV shows. They both take place right before WWII so having the characters from one show appear on the other not only makes sense but it totally rocks! If you haven’t seen either of these shows I can’t recommend them enough.

3- And my third pick is Sam and Dean from Supernatural fighting the undead with Rick from The Mummy. The Winchester brothers are freakin’ cool and Rick is a great action hero so if you could have the brothers go back in time to the 1920s and fight mummies with Rick and his family, that would be the greatest! Or even if it turns out Rick is their Great-Great-Grandfather or something. I thought about putting the bros with the Ghostbusters, which would be real fun but I think I’d rather see them with Rick.

 

So there are the top three that came to mind. The more and more I think about it the bigger the list gets. It’s really fun to think about which of your favorite characters would be fun to see with each other. Some Honorable mentions:

Magnum P.I. and the A-Team
The Highwayman and Mad Max
Buck Rogers with Battlestar Galactica(either series)

Check out some of the other great responses from League members:

SideShow Cinema has a great idea and I’m suprised they haven’t made this into a comicbook yet…

Memories of Toymorrow has quite a fun list of characters!

Branded in the 80s has some thrillers that fit perfectly together!

80′s Movie/TV art

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Over the weekend I watched a little TV and a movie which then inspired me to do some fun fanart. I thought I would share them with you guys:

1. Tales of the Gold Monkey
This is a wonderful show from the early 80s about a seaplane captain and his friends set on a tropical island just before the start of WWII. It’s got action, drama and comedy. I just discovered this show a year or two ago and I can not recommend it enough. When I was growing up I loved the Disney afternnon cartoons and TaleSpin was one of my faves. Come to find out they pretty much completely ripped off Tales of the Gold Monkey.

The Retroist did a podcast about the show, check it out here!

 2. Bring ‘em Back Alive
This is another fabulous show, also set in the time period just before WWII. It is about an animal trapper named Frank Buck and his many adventures he gets into in and around Singapore. It stars one of my favorite actors; Bruce Boxleitner! It is a great companion piece to Tales of the Gold Monkey since it takes place in the same time period, has the same themes of comedy, adventure and drama. Plus it’s super fun! Frank Buck was actually a real person and led quite an interesting life!

3. Willow
I have liked this movie since it came out. I have heard alot of people hate on it over the years and I’m not sure why. It’s a fun, action fantasy story that has a lot of heart. Plus it’s quite funny! This is one movie I would not mind seeing a sequel to.