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    Did some of the posts get deleted? I remember asking about someone posting about a graphic novel but I don't see it here anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Z View Post
    The Team Behind Castlevania Are Making a Ramayana-Inspired Animated Action Series for Netflix



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    Nice. If they can make a monstrous villain like Dracula interesting, then I’m curious to see their concept of the Asuras (Ravana, Indrajit, etc.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyvolt2000 View Post
    How can you forget Avery Brooks? Cap Sisko of Deep Space 9?
    Sure, I'll give you that, a great portrayal. Shoutout to Avery Brooks, he represented in the inclusion fight for many, many years and repped an angle in a network television space that's never been done again (See A Man called Hawk) more than once. That said, it's an optical portryal not a situationally relateable one. Like, forget the fact that Captain Kirk was out here bangin' aliens back in the 60's. Forget that that's not the kind of portrayal historically a black actor would have historically EVER been put in. Nat King Cole's variety show not even 10 years before that was cancelled because in the South it was socially unaceptable that this uber talented African-American was 'allowed' to present his talent on television for anybody to tune in to see. A single father in a position of leadership raising a son most definitely happened on TV but it meant much, much more because Avery Brooks had the role. Optics, hell Beveryl Crusher was a major story arc as a widow and it didn't seem different at all.

    Also the setting, Benjamin and Jake's issues on an outpost space station were not situationally strong as maybe 'a very special episode of Good Times' might could be. No shade at all and even in an analogous way, there were situational story lines that Jake went through (at least what I remember), but then during the episode there was a transition to a secondary story about a Ferengi and kinda of pulled you out. However Brook's Sisko was optically important and relevant and refreshing at the same time, not exceptionally relateable to the rank and file black viewer, if that makes sense. It's still a Jewell in the black sci-fi space as an overwhelmingly positive one. Even if it was a dull ass show at times.



    Quote Originally Posted by skyvolt2000 View Post
    Flip Wilson played a father on the CBS's attempt to beat Cosby Show-Charlie & Company with an unknown Jaleel White & Kris St John.
    That's a grasp, now you're getting in to Trivial Pursuit levels. A one season sitcom buried on the network new fall schedule isn't quite cutting it. Especially a network trying to mimic another larger show using another black comic from the 60's, don't quite rock for me. A pittance is too strong a word but it was not set-up to prosper from the jump.

    I will see your Charlie & Co. and raise you The Royal Family, which I did kinda like. Larenz Tate was the teenager and unfortunately it was Redd Foxx's last show and he tragically passed on the set. Redd Foxx played a TV Grandpa and if you try and add up all of those black characters, I feel you'll still have fingers left on one hand.



    Quote Originally Posted by skyvolt2000 View Post
    Tim Reid from Sister Sister
    William Allen Young (Moesha)
    Robert Townsend (Parent Hood)
    Nuff respect to Tim Reid. If you're of a certain age this guy was always in pretty successful shows for a couple decades straight and his thing was always about positive portrayals. I've never been the biggest Robert Townsend fan but I've always respected his hustle and how much talent he gave a showcase for.

    That said this begins to be sort of a line generationally. I was grown by the time these shows we on and when I did sit through any of them, It never kept me. If I watched anything on the WB/UPN it would have been Wayans Brothers or Girlfriends and I even gave Homeboy's in Outer Space more than a couple watches. I can't say for sure these shows had the impact that the earlier Black situationals had when there were fewer TV options. I'm sure there are tons of young people who rocked with Moesha and Sister Sister but those kind of ran together to me personally. I didn't like Damon Wayans show either, there was a time where these things got pretty corny.

    Damn Volt, you left out Omar Gooding's show, Family Time didn't want none of this lol. Hmmm, now that I think about it, Angell Conwell though, she was the least motherly black mother ever lol. She was cold, as, fuckin' hell and that show knew it early on casue she walked around in nighties and tight clothes more than ANY black TV mother ever. Not saying she couldn't have had them kids but she wasn't there for Claire Huxtable level advice,


    Quote Originally Posted by skyvolt2000 View Post
    James Earl Jones (Under One Roof playing Joe Morton's father & Merlin Santana's foster father.)
    Joe Morton played an unknown Essene Atkins father on the same show.
    I'll take your word for it. I will say JEJ and Joe Morton on the same show should have been a much bigger thing. Brother from another Planet and the voice of Darth Vader on the same show.

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    Glynn Thurman (Different World)
    Eh, that's a reach. Credit for putting a black man of age on a show and the pairing of he and Mr. Gaines against the younger Sinbad was very cool and it worked but I dont' even know if whatever family Thurman's character had ever was mentioned more than once. Not for nothin' but Glynn will always been known for a pair of things imo, Cooley High and beating the hell out of Aretha Franklin.

    Quote Originally Posted by skyvolt2000 View Post
    James McDaniel played Jessica Lucas's father on Life as We Know it.
    The father from Famous Jett Jackson.
    Riiight, I'm thinkin' a bit more remembered roles.

    Quote Originally Posted by skyvolt2000 View Post
    You know what is funny? I can maybe name 10 more and most are hows that are NOT airing anywhere. Most are not on dvd-DESPITE having folks in the cast who have gone on to bigger things.
    I don't know about ten more but I get where you're coming from.

    After a second thought Reginald VelJohnson is off my list. The late great James Avery's Uncle Phil (voice of the Shredder) should take the place of Carl Winslow all day everyday. My bad on that one.
    Beefing up the old home security, huh?
    You bet yer ass.

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    Jessica Gao will be the lead writer for Disney+'s She-Hulk.

    https://io9.gizmodo.com/marvels-she-...hei-1839726839

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surf View Post
    [FONT=GEORGIA]Sure, I'll give you that, a great portrayal. Shoutout to Avery Brooks, he represented in the inclusion fight for many, many years and repped an angle in a network television space that's never been done again (See A Man called Hawk) more than once. That said, it's an optical portryal not a situationally relateable one. Like, forget the fact that Captain Kirk was out here bangin' aliens back in the 60's. Forget that that's not the kind of portrayal historically a black actor would have historically EVER been put in. Nat King Cole's variety show not even 10 years before that was cancelled because in the South it was socially unaceptable that this uber talented African-American was 'allowed' to present his talent on television for anybody to tune in to see. A single father in a position of leadership raising a son most definitely happened on TV but it meant much, much more because Avery Brooks had the role. Optics, hell Beveryl Crusher was a major story arc as a widow and it didn't seem different at all.
    It wasn't just the South. Despite being able to book some of the most popular singers of the day, Cole's show couldn't get sponsors. When he finally decided to pull the plug Cole famously said, "Madison Ave is afraid of the dark."

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyvolt2000 View Post
    How can you forget Avery Brooks? Cap Sisko of Deep Space 9?

    Flip Wilson played a father on the CBS's attempt to beat Cosby Show-Charlie & Company with an unknown Jaleel White & Kris St John.
    Tim Reid from Sister Sister
    William Allen Young (Moesha)
    Robert Townsend (Parent Hood)
    James Earl Jones (Under One Roof playing Joe Morton's father & Merlin Santana's foster father.)
    Joe Morton played an unknown Essene Atkins father on the same show.
    Glynn Thurman (Different World)
    James McDaniel played Jessica Lucas's father on Life as We Know it.
    The father from Famous Jett Jackson.

    You know what is funny? I can maybe name 10 more and most are hows that are NOT airing anywhere. Most are not on dvd-DESPITE having folks in the cast who have gone on to bigger things.
    No love for Charles Dutton on the Roc?

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    HEY KIDS, (BUY MY) COMICS!! https://www.mythworldemedia.com/store

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    Derek Landy and Federico Vicentini's Falcon And Winter Soldier book will launch next year in February.

    https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/11...l-in-february/

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    John Boyega Was “Adamant” for More Finn in Rise of Skywalker

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Z View Post
    John Boyega Was “Adamant” for More Finn in Rise of Skywalker

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    Too late now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Z View Post
    John Boyega Was “Adamant” for More Finn in Rise of Skywalker

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    Finn is such a frustrating character. I want to like him so much, but he's been a borderline incompetent oaf who goes through the same arc twice. He had so much potential and it was squandered for comic relief. Why does a child soldier need to be told that war is bad? Why does a black man need a lecture on slavery? Why doesn't Finn have some kind of PTSD? Why does he not seem to have a problem mowing down other stormtroopers? All interesting questions these movies won't answer.
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    Beefing up the old home security, huh?
    You bet yer ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surf View Post
    So many Marvel jokes to make, so little time.

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    Tonights episode of NWA power was pulled down.

    The reason.

    Jim cornette couldn't hold his casual racism and thinks saying bigoted things is still okay

    http://nodq.com/news/576217645.shtml...SRsKq-5JLY6feo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gryphon View Post
    Tonights episode of NWA power was pulled down.

    The reason.

    Jim cornette couldn't hold his casual racism and thinks saying bigoted things is still okay

    http://nodq.com/news/576217645.shtml...SRsKq-5JLY6feo
    So that's another bridge burnt for Cornette I guess. I figured he would've been done for after he admitted to paying a fan to beat up Vince Russo. Or when he bragged about threatening to kill Vince Russo.

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