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#691: Lockdown, Part One

April 19, 2012

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #687: Insolence of the Dead; #688: Born for This; #689: Bad Brains; #690: Bad Taste

This (slightly but not very spoilery) clip/scene from Cabin in the Woods does pretty much the same thing (for slightly different reasons) as I'm doing here, but the lock-down scene is pretty common in zombie movies (and horror movies in general). Besides, I had this scene planned out way before I saw the movie!

Cabin is a fantastic movie, by the way. You should avoid spoilers, avoid reviews, avoid the trailer even — just see it. Especially if you're a Joss Whedon fan, even if you're not a big horror buff.

See you Monday!

FAIR WARNING: Do not talk Cabin spoilers below — even the stuff the trailer spoils. I will seriously delete that shit.


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Leonard Nimoy (1931–2015)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

I was never a huge Star Trek fan, exactly. I love some of the early episodes, and I think Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is one of the greatest science fiction movies of all time. I enjoyed Star Trek III and IV, too, for what they were. I read a bunch of the DC Comics Star Trek stuff at that time, because my brother bought them. And I watched a bit of the Next Generation and then fell off the wagon. Kirk and Spock were my Star Trek, and the Star Trek 2–4 “era” was its peak for me, warts and all, because that’s the “era” that really hooked me. And really, for me, it was all about Wrath of Khan.

In addition to playing Mr. Spock, of course, Leonard Nimoy did a lot of other things. He was on Mission: Impossible. He directed a few movies (Three Men and a Baby!). He was a photographer. He was the voice of Civilization IV. But one thing I really loved of his was Standby: Lights, Camera, Action, on Nickelodeon from 1982–1987, which provided a behind the scenes look at movies like Star Trek III, Return of the Jedi, 2010, and more. Nimoy hosted and occasionally interviewed guests like George Lucas. As a budding film nerd in the pre-Internet Dark Ages, behind the scenes specials like Standby: Lights, Camera, Action were hard to come by. I ate that show up.

Anyway, as you’re undoubtedly aware by now, Leonard Nimoy passed away on the 27th. As cartoonists do when they’re sad about these kinds of things, I drew a picture:

Leonard_Nimoy

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