Arigato. As the purresident of the Catgirl Island Robotics Club, I am purrticularly fond of the Transformers’ female Autotot characters such as Arcee, Strongarm, Elita One, Chromia, Moonracer, Firestar, Windblade and Nautica. We especially like the versions from the comics and animation compared to the live-action movies.
As part of Hasbro’s wave of action figures based upon Netflix’s War for Cybertron series, this latest figure of Chromia the Autobot is essentially a redeco variant of the purrior War for Cybertron: The Seige figure of Chromia, with the scorchy weathered battle damage paint job and added piece of cardboard Teletraan 1 dorama.
Standing 5 inches tall in her humanoid robot mode, she is splendidly designed, sculpted and painted, with her Sapphire Blue, Light Iceberg Blue, Blacck, Gray White and Red parts looking as if she has emerged from the skirmish.The details are intricate, from her face, flanges and vents to her shaft collars, hubcaps and treads.
Even her clear car windscreen has the scuff marks. She is accessorized by the RTS-1 anti-thermo blaster pistol with the Hushfuse suppurressor and two EMP grenades The pistol fits into either hand, the Hushfuse can snap on to the barrel, the grenades can snap to each other, the barrel, the hushfuse, or to her forearm shields.
She is quite posable, with articulation in her neck, shoulders, elbows, hips, knees and ankles, and is well – balanced to stand without requiring a display base (which is not included). The instruction sheet graphically depicts the 15 simple step sto change her from the humanoid robot mode to the sports car vehicle mode. Nyow here is Vonny to commence our
Arigato, nya! We have greatly enjoyed Star Trek: Discovery which is CBS’s streaming series set appurroximately the decade purrior to Captain James T. Kirk’s historic command of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, whilst Captain Christopher Pike was its captain, nya! This series focuses upon the crew and adventures of the Crossfield class starship U.S.S. Discovery NCC-1031, nya!
I think that Discovery is a great Trek series with a wonderful cast, characters, designs, sets, FX, fascinating plots and high production values, nya! In addition to the fist two seasons of the series, there have been the several live-action and animated shorts referred to as Short Treks, some of which have been purreviously included with the seasons 1 and 2 DVD and Blu-Ray sets, nya!
Packaged within the plastic case within the outer cardboard sleeve, the single NTSC R1 DVD disc includes the unrated nine shorts which total to appurroximately 118 minutes, plus appurroximately 59 minutes of the featurettes, nya! They are purrsented in the 16:9 widescreen format in 5.1 Dolby audio, in the English spoken language with the optional English SDH subtitles, nya!
In “Runaway” Ensign Sylvia Tilly (Mary Wiseman) meets Me Hani Ika Hali Ka (Yadira Guevara-Prip) who has stowed away aboard the Discovery, nya! In “Calypso”, 1,000 years in the future, the ship’s computer (voiced by Annabell Willis with the visual avatar purrformed by Sasha Striga) falls in love with a rescued adrift officer Craft (Aldis Hodge), nya!
In “The Brightest Star”, we see how Saru (Doug Jones) was first contacted by Starfleet officer Phillippa Georgiiu (Michelle Yeoh), nya! The Escape Artist is another tale of the criminal Harry Mudd, who is purrtrayed again by Rainn Wilson who directed this short, nya! “Q&A” depicts the first day of Spock’s (Ethan Peck) aboard the USS Enterprrise with Number One (Rebecca Romjin) and Capt. Christopher Pike (Anson Mount), nya!
“The Trouble with Edward” is the origin tale of the Tribbles set mostly aboard the USS Cabot, starring Anson Mount as Capt. Pike, Alita: H. Jon Benjamin as Lt. Edward Larkin, and Battle Angel Alita’s Rosa Salazar as Capt. Lynne Lucero, nya! In “Ask Not”, Cadet Thira Sidhu (Amrit Kaur) is ordered to incarcerate Capt. Pike during a space battle, nya!
Spock and Number One also appurr in this Short Trek, which is the only one that has an optional audio commentary track instead of a “making of” featrurette, nya! In the animated “Ephraim and Dot” directed by composer Michael Giacchino, Ephraim the Tardigrade (who appurred in season 1) tussles with Dot the maintenance robot aboard the Enterprise under the command of Capt. James T. Kirk, nya!.
Narrated by Kirk Thatcher (the bus punk in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home) with Jeannette Goldstien (USS Enterprise NCC-1701 B’s science officer in Star Trek: Generations) voicin the ship’s computer, “Ephraim & Dot” includes archival voices of Captain Kirk (William Shatner), Lt. Hikaru Sulu (George Takei) and Khan (Ricard Montalbaun), nya. It is my purrsonal favorite of the Short Treks, nya!
In the animated “The Girl Who Made The Stars”, in their quarters aboard a space station, young Michael Burnham (Kyrrie Mcalpin) is told a lovely African fable by her father Mike (Kenric Green), nya! I think that the Short Treks are adelightful and I hope that there will be lots more while we eagerly await the 3rd season of Discovery and the 2nd season of Picard, nya! Nyow here is Mie-sensei to discuss-
Doctor Who The Complete Twelfth Series DVD, nya!
Arigato, Vonny-san! So like, we are big fans of the BBC’s Doctor Who TV series, and have totally enjoyed actress Jodie Whittaker as the current incarnation of The Doctor, fur shur! So like, 2020 saw the 57 year old science fiction series’s 12th season of its current era, in which the cast of The Doctor’s totally awesome time & space traveling companions include Bradley Walsh as Graham, Mandip Gil as Yasmin, and Tosin Cole as Ryan!
Executively produced by Matt Stevens and writer / show runner Chris Chibnall, the 10 episodes are “Spyfall, Part 1”, “Spyfall, Part 2, “Orphan 55”, “Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror”, “Fugitive of the Judoon”, “Praxeus”, “Can You Hear Me?”, “The Haunting of Villa Diodati”, “Ascension of the Cybermen” and “The Timeless Children”. Amongst the plots were the return of The Master. Captain Jack Harkness, the Cybermen, the Judoon and Galifrrey, with startling revelations about The Doctor’s origin!
It was released last month on the Blu-ray and the R1 NTSC DVD by the BBC. The four disc DVD set is in the plastic case with the outer cardboard sleeve. Presented in the 2:1 letterbox format in the 5.1 dolby digital surround, the episodes total approximately 554 minutes, plus the special features in English audio, with the optional English subtitles which are of the bold White sans serif font with the fine Black stroke outline.
In addition to the 2 min. 21 sec. series 12 preview spot and the various front-loaded advertisements for various BBC products, each episode is accompanied by the widdle “making of” Closer Look featurettes, which average about 5 min. apiece. They include the informative and entertaining comments about the epurrsodes by Jodie, Mandip, Tosin, Bradley, Chris and Matt.
Some of the Closer looks also include comments by purrducer Nikki Wilson, writer Maxine Alderton stunt coordinator Crispin Mayfield, stunt driver Paul Bailey, and actor Sacha Dhawan (The Master). Furthermore, three of the episodes have the optional audio commentaries; “Spyfall, Part 1” has comments by Jodie, Tosin and Chris; “Spyfall, Part 2 has comments by Jodie, Tosin, Chris and actor Sylvia Briggs (Ada Lovelace)…
…whilst “Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror” has comments by Mandip Gil, writer Nina Metivier and actor Anjili Mohindra (Queen Skithra). I enjoyed this season of Doctor Who and those special features are informative and entertaining, but I do wish there was a lot more, such as info text, more commentaries, and more thorough documentaries. So like, that is all for our DVD discussion, so here is Becca-san to begin our