Five years ago, The Legend of Korra first aired on Nickelodeon in the US, as a sequel series to the much-beloved Avatar: The Last Airbender. While not the critical smash that A:TLA was, for me Korra stands up well as an amazing piece of storytelling, with gorgeous visuals to boot. In case you’re not familiar… Continue reading Legend of Korra, Five Years Later
It was first announced that Korra’s adventures would continue in comics (much like Aang’s) last New York Comic-Con, but it’s taken until this one to get an update. The new comic, titled “Turf Wars”, begins June of 2017. The details: This three-part graphic novel series is written by Nickelodeon TV series co-creator and executive producer… Continue reading The First Legend of Korra Comic, “Turf Wars”, Starts June 2017!
Okay, this was a good episode to show off the supporting cast, considering Korra is missing and presumed dead, at least by Unalaq, Eska and Desna. We see a ship of Varrick’s (filled with Asami’s mecha-tanks) get attacked, but this time it’s not by spirits but apparent Northern Water Tribe goons. Mako, of course, thinks… Continue reading The Legend of Korra – The Sting
Korra just can’t catch a break. Heading to Republic City to seek aid for the Southern Water Tribe only brings tensions with Mako to a breaking point. Then, the President refuses to commit troops help defend the South, and Korra tries to go around him to General Iroh directly. Unfortunately, Mako feels compelled by duty… Continue reading The Legend of Korra – Peacekeepers
Spoilers, if you must know. I meant to write these weekly, but hey, there’s a ton to process here! The first two episodes set the stage six months after the defeat of Amon. Korra can airbend, Mako’s a cop on the fast track to detective, and Bolin’s remade Fire Ferrets are terrible. Asami is barely… Continue reading The Legend of Korra Book 2 – A Rough Start
Okay, we FINALLY have something to sink our teeth into here, but we have to wait until September to for Book 2 to start. So let’s obsess over the trailer! Korra and Tenzin meditating. Spirit world connection! Unalaq bending. Such beautiful animation. Looks like…A FUNERAL?? Who are you killing, Bryke? The next part looks like… Continue reading Legend of Korra Book 2 Trailer!
We have watched the Korra finale a few times now in these parts, and I love it. There are many who don’t, and they would be wrong. That is not to say that there weren’t problems or things that could’ve been tweaked, some silly choices, but you know what? I didn’t even think of them… Continue reading The Legend of Korra Season Finale – You Gotta Deal With It!
Well, it seems like the show has barely started, and we are already at the season finale. This Saturday at 11am, we see the endgame with Amon and Korra. From the previews, it’s clear that there is a HUGE battle involving battleships, planes (launched from General Iroh’s ships?), airships, and who knows what else. We… Continue reading The Legend of Korra Season Finale Preview
Note: bigtime spoilers here, if you aren’t fully caught up. I watched episode 8 today (both times it was on!) and am completely floored at what’s happening here. The show is moving through plot at a breakneck pace, and just when you think they might take a breather, BOOM, Tarrlok and Korra fight. And for… Continue reading The Legend of Korra: WHOA
Wired has an article up about the Best Sci-Fi movie effects scenes of all time, which has some classics, from Godzilla to 2001: A Space Odyssey to Avatar. To be sure, though, they missed some of my favorites: Iron Man – specifically the scene when Tony puts the upgraded suit on for the first time and… Continue reading Wired: Best Sci-Fi Movie Effects