Arnold Schwarzenegger Tried to Make a “Governator” Cartoon, and It Was Insane [Video]

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This video is a few years old now, but I maintain that anyone who has not seen this video is missing out on one of life’s greatest joys. This was the teaser for a cartoon called The Governator, which Arnold Schwarzenegger himself developed (along with Stan Lee, because of course), and would have featured the former Governor of California returning to civilian life, only to become a high-tech superhero.

It. Is. NUTS.

This project was scrapped after the Governor’s infidelity scandal came to light, which is a shame – I mean, this could have been the worst show ever, but I would have delightedly watched every single episode at least a dozen times each.

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“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” Recap – 1×05, “Rookies”

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We are entering a new golden age for Star Wars fans. While the prequel films were generally considered to be mediocre, the recent TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars filled in the gaps and told new stories with the same beloved characters, and was fairly well-received. Since it’s not a show I’m terribly familiar with, I’m going to watch and review every episode, all the way up through the brand new sixth season, which aired exclusively on Netflix. After a brief Easter hiatus last week, this week we’re watching “Rookies,” which is one of the most lauded episodes of season one, and it’s not hard to see why – this is a pretty good one.

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Why I Game – Sometimes Arsonists Leave Riddles (Part 5)

This year is the 40th anniversary of Dungeons and Dragons. So, in celebration of that, and in light of the fact that D&D is releasing a new edition this summer, I’m going to start posting some stories I have of playing Dungeons and Dragons and other roll-playing games.

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Last time, I told a story of something strange our group on the road to a mission. In our 5th session, we arrived at our destination, a town called Powderkeg. We discovered that a half-orc arsonist named Gorath had broken out of prison and vowed revenge on the town (which, incidentally, was entirely made of wood). We were handed a map, and our DM Daniel told us that, for this session, he would be keeping a clock going in real-time. At certain intervals, something would happen whether we had solved any riddles or not. The riddle seemed to indicate which buildings were his targets. The moment we started reading, our characters heard an explosion, and the clock started ticking.

More after the jump.

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Retro Reviews: The Incredibles

While every other site offers you reviews of the most current movies in theaters, someone needs to step in to review the movies that came out 10+ years ago. So hop on into Doc Brown’s Delorean with me, and let’s see what cinema has already offered…

A few weeks ago, Pixar announced plans for The Incredibles 2, with writer/director Brad Bird back at the helm. I have been uncharacteristically silent on this subject, as I’ve really just been waiting for the penny to drop, and Disney to reveal that this was just an April Fool’s Day prank that some intern accidentally pulled the trigger on 13 days early. But all evidence so far seems to suggest that we are, at long last, getting a sequel to one of the best superhero movies ever.

With that in mind, let’s take a look back at the original, 2004’s The Incredibles.

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Why I Game – The Stupidest Character Decision I’ve Ever Seen (Part 4)

This year is the 40th anniversary of Dungeons and Dragons. So, in celebration of that, and in light of the fact that D&D is releasing a new edition this summer, I’m posting some stories I have of playing Dungeons and Dragons and other roll-playing games.

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Last time, I talked a bit about how important your allies are in a game like Dungeons and Dragons, and how you learn to work together and have each other’s back. Today, I’m going to throw all of that out the window and tell you about the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen a player character do in-game.

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