I hope you are not tired of the DC Comics related television shows on The CW Network because we have come to the second season premiere of “Legends Of Tomorrow” which will air this evening. It’s a time-hopping good time with a few minor bumps along the road but let’s check out some premise and casting and then I will toss in my two cents.
About The Show:
After the murder of his family by immortal dictator Vandal Savage, time master Rip Hunter travels back in time to the present day where he brings together a team of heroes and villains (Atom, White Canary, Firestorm, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Captain Cold, and Heat Wave) in an attempt to prevent Savage from destroying the world. However, they are opposed by the Time Masters, an organization from the future dedicated to protect and manipulate the timeline as they see fit and a body to which Hunter had sworn allegiance. During their early adventures, they are hunted by the Time Masters’ agent Chronos. (thanks Wiki). Continue reading Tonight: “Legends Of Tomorrow” 2nd Season Premiere on The CW (10/13/2016)→
If you enjoyed the first web-series for “Vixen” then you should get excited since the CW Seed is giving her a second one and it is now available on the website. These are short vignettes of course and the first one in full was about thirty minutes. Take a look at the official poster for the new season along with some reminder premise and casting. I’ll toss some thoughts in to close us out later on.
The Premise: After her parents were killed in Africa by local corruption, Mari McCabe inherits her family’s Tantu Totem, gaining the powers of the animal kingdom, using them to fight as Vixen to stop threats like those that claimed her family.
Hey there friends of the online streaming of programming, I wanted to make sure that all of you fans of the live action series “Arrow” and “The Flash” might have some interest in this new animated web-series that is online as of today. It’s focused on the DC Comics superhero Vixen who some fans might remember as a member of the “Justice League of America” a couple of decades ago. The poster of her looks cool and shows us that both Green Arrow and The Flash are going to be a part of the show meaning its in the “Arrowverse” and I like that a lot.
Artist: Vixen Title: “Vixen” (remaster) Label: EMI Records Release Date: 11/2/2004 Genre: Hard Rock Rating: 6/10
The all-female “Hard Rock” group Vixen was a nice little combination while it lasted. The premise was simply to have 5 beautiful women who all loved Heavy Metal music and put them together. The results were a number of catchy tunes as all of the ladies in the band could play and were not just eye candy for the Male viewer/listener. This was during the big-hair eighties when MTV ruled and it seemed like this domination would never see an end. Vixen featured the members of Jan Kuehnemund (lead guitar), Share Pedersen (bass), Janet Gardner (vocals and guitar), and Roxy Petrucci (drums) and from this record received a very heavy rotation with the song “Edge Of A Broken Heart”. It was a catchy number and of course the girls were all sexy so this made for the tunes success. I think however the overall appeal of the band by playing “safe” Hard Rock began to seem contrived or cliché and against bands like Whitesnake or Dokken who shared the same audiences the band was not destined for long term activity. If anything I feel the band might have sparked the musical dreams of female listeners in the sense of this proved that success could happen in the seemingly male-dominated genre. The group recently was a featured artist on the VH1 series “Bands Reunited” and this appearance led to the re-release of the 2 CDs that the group recorded. For the pure nostalgia aspect it is worth it to once again enjoy the group and some of its tunes. Yet this release made me wish that EMI had opted to release artists from that time who provided a larger and more profound impact on music than Vixen gave us. This was a nice release but beyond that it is for a select amount of people and nothing more. A booklet with lyrics from the album is included as well as some photos. Purely for the Vixen fans wanting the replace the vinyl or music archivists. Continue reading “Vixen” (remaster) by Vixen→
Artist: Vixen Title: “Rev It Up” (remaster) Label: EMI Music Release Date: 10/2004 Genre: Hard Rock Rating: 5/10
It seems as thought EMI wanted to take advantage of the VH1 Program “Bands Reunited” when it thought to re-issue the two albums by the all-girl “Metal” band Vixen. The sophomore effort by the band really was nothing all that special, and simply contained more of the same thing that the band featured on their self-titled release. Granted the girls knew how to play, but it was simply just “nice rock” if you needed a title. This record suffers from sounding a little too much like the manner of music that Heart had been playing for a couple of years so it loses a little based on that. Also when you held them up against the Pat Benatar or Lita Ford’s and Joan Jett’s it simply did not cut the mustard. Continue reading “Rev It Up” (remaster) by Vixen→