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My Love for Amok Time (February 27, 2019)

02/27/2019 Leave a comment
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Armed with a Vulcan Lirpa, a pon farr consumed Spock is forced to battle Kirk to the death.

My first experience with anything closely related to the popular Star Trek episode “Amok Time” was Jim Carrey’s Medieval Times fight sequence in the 1996 movie The Cable Guy.  Back then, I found the scene highly entertaining–especially with Jim’s apt rendition of the Star Trek episode’s climatic background music–but the core of the bit/homage escaped me.

Then I finally got a chance to watch Amok Time and at that very moment–everything made perfect sense.  In this episode, we got to see the dynamics between Kirk, Spock, and McCoy, the home planet of Spock, a literal dance of death known as kal-if-fee, and of course, the intricacies of the Vulcan mating ritual known as pon farr–the plot device that led the crew of the USS Enterprise into Vulcan airspace.

Now all of this Amok Time talk brings back memories of this scene:

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The Good Samaritan Collection: Starbucks Reserve Philippines Coffee Cards (January 17, 2019)

01/17/2019 Leave a comment

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What was only meant to be a simple inquiry–well, more of a comment actually–on the Starbucks Reserve Christmas 2018 Coffee Card suddenly took a life of its own when I was handed several by a Good Samaritan.

Nine to be exact.

I have always admired the Coffee Cards from a distance, but never ventured to inquire about them as I immediately assumed that the only way I could get one would be to purchase a bag of coffee beans[i].

So the question now is: Do I actually take the time to find the most “economically viable” way to get the rest of them?

Man, things have just gotten serious. Read more…

Funko POP!: A Completists Paradise…or Nightmare (July 22, 2018)

07/22/2018 Leave a comment

Despite the growing popularity of the Funko POP! Vinyl line in the Philippines, I’ve held off[i] buying any of their products largely due to their simplicity and lack of articulation.  I think I may have also reached a point wherein I swore I would never buy anything Funko.

Well, that all change in 2017 when I was introduced[ii] to Adult Swim’s animated science fiction adventure comedy series called Rick and Morty.  If that introduction wasn’t enough, I was completely hooked after watching this video below (Note: This is the uncensored version.):

I know right!  This show has everything!  An 80’s nod here and there.

I could totally relate.

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My Rick and Morty Funko Pop! Collection Checklist (Part 1 of 3): Finding the GameStop and Hot Topic exclusives will be a tall order.

Interest leads to Want

But like with many other things in life, interest oftentimes leads to Want. With Want sometimes gets confused with Need.

That’s where Funko comes in—supplying that void called Want/Need.  The toy manufacturer gained the licensing rights to produce Rick and Morty merchandise and boy, did they produce.  As of this post, there have been 46 regular and exclusive Vinyl figures, 2 regular and exclusive POP! Rides, and a 2-pack exclusive that have been released into primary and secondary markets. Read more…

“Terminator” themed photographs to be exhibited during the 2nd Mental Health Week of MMC

09/22/2010 Leave a comment

2nd Mental Health Week “Hand in Hand, Body and Mind”

Upcoming Exhibit

Recently, a representative of the Makati Medical Center – Department of Neurosciences, Section of Psychiatry has asked me to exhibit several of my photographs during their 2nd Mental Health Week which runs from September 28 to October 2, 2010.

The exhibit hopes to showcase a variety of works from a number of artists and photographers including several paintings from my mom, Dra. Ma. Teresa Gustilo-Villasor as well as four of my own “Terminator” themed photographs.

The eclectic-themed exhibit will be held at the 8th Floor Auditorium, MMC Tower 2 of the Makati Medical Center from September 28 till October 2, 2010.

Hope to see you there!

Photo Write-ups:

Title: “Where did it come from…
Model: McFarlane Toys T-800 Endoskeleton from the Movie Maniacs toy line (2002)
Date Taken: August 10, 2010

One of my best memories of Terminator 2: Judgment Day is when Miles Bennet Dyson, Director of Special Projects at Cyberdyne Systems Corporation and a young lab assistant named Bryant look at two separate sealed containers inside a vault at Cyberdyne.

The smaller of the two containers is home to a domino-sized rectangular chip.  While the much larger container features a metallic forearm and hand…the remnants of the terminator which Sarah Connor destroyed in Terminator (1984).

NECA’s T-800 {Man or Machine} from the Terminator 2:Judgment Day toy line (2009)

Title: “Now listen to me very carefully.”
Model: NECA’s T-800 {Man or Machine} from the Terminator 2:Judgement Day toy line (2009)
Date Taken: August 24, 2010

Prompted by John Connor, the T-800 proceeds to reveal his true identity to Miles Bennet Dyson and his wife Tarissa by flexing its servo-hand to “almost the exact position of the one in the Cyberdyne vault.”

Hey, it’s not everyday that you find out you’re the man most directly responsible for Judgement Day.

Title: “It’s out there…”
Model: NECA’s T-800 {Battle Across Time} and T-800 {Man or Machine} (Head) from the Terminator 2:Judgement Day toy line (2009)
Date Taken: September 11, 2010

Reflection.

“Listen.  Understand.  The Terminator is out there.  It can’t be reasoned with, it can’t be bargained with…it doesn’t feel pity of remorse or fear…and it absolutely will not stop.  Ever.” – Kyle Reese (Terminator, 1984)

Title: “T-800.”
Model: McFarlane Toys T-800 Endoskeleton from the Movie Maniacs toy line (2002)
Date Taken: September 16, 2010

Perspective shots of the T-800.

“Alright. Listen.  The Terminator’s an infiltration unit.  Part man, Part machine.  Underneath, it’s a hyperalloy combat chassis, microprocessor-controlled, fully armored.  Very tough…but outside, it’s living human tissue.  Flesh, skin, hair…blood.  Grown for the cyborgs.” – Kyle Reese (Terminator, 1984)