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TV Tidbit: Benji, Zax and the Alien Prince

How many of you remember a Saturday morning live-action show in the 1980s called Benji, Zax and the Alien Prince? The show (which appeared on CBS) had a mere 13 episodes in 1983 and was most-assuredly capitalizing on the sci-fi hysteria of the time created by Star Wars, E.T. and Battlestar Galactica. It was actually quite a fun show that clearly very few people watched.

The Toys That Made Us – A Netflix Series

Did you grow up in the 60s, 70s, or 80s and have a deep affection for how interactive, creative, and brilliant the toys of those decades were? Did you roleplay with reckless abandon, inspired by the dolls and action figures in your hands, inhabiting the playsets and driving the vehicles that transported you to another world? It was a great time for toys: before hand-held technologies turned us into hypnotized sloths, a world of play where toys were the genesis for creative storytelling. If you feel this passion for the playthings of your childhood (I know I certainly do), then have I got a great series for you: The Toys That Made Us which recently premiered on Netflix. 

Nine Things About The Last Jedi that Failed Audiences

SPOILERS AHEAD – Don’t read on if you haven’t seen The Last Jedi yet!

Disney just released the latest Star Wars film The Last Jedi, a film that is receiving a mixed reception from ardent fans who feel that this installment is a major misstep in this iconic film franchise. I, myself, was dismayed and disappointed by this film. Let down by the supernova sized plot problems, unanswered questions, and abrupt deaths that are casually glossed over, I am at a loss as to how this film was ever allowed to become the final product that it is. Here are nine key reasons why I, a lifelong Star Wars fan, am dubious of the direction that the franchise is headed.

The Ten Best Immersive Rides at Disney World

One of the best parts about riding the rides at Walt Disney World in Florida is the immersive experience you get on so many of these unforgettable attractions. Disney Imagineers have found a way to theme their rides in a way that extracts you from the world you know and places you inside of a story. You aren’t riding for the mere thrill of an amusement park adrenaline rush, you do it to be a part of the story and leave your worries behind. If this is an idea that is attractive to you, here are my recommendations for the ten-best immersive rides at Disney World that you will not want to miss.