Monday, August 1, 2011

Star Trek #2



Behold this classic tale of the starship Enterprise... and how her crew is incredibly incompetent.



96 comments:

Razorvine said...

I know there are a few people who say they dislike storylines in your reviews. But I really really enjoy them, especially how over the top and goofy they are.

4th edition D&D best game ever LOL.. clearly Mirror Universe Liz LOL!

When exactly were these comics out? Around the same time the show first aired? So probably before the vast amount of canon had been set in stone right?

Ghjklbnm said...

This is the part where i would scream first, but i'm not immature like that
wait, fuck

Lewis Lovhaug said...

"When exactly were these comics out? Around the same time the show first aired? So probably before the vast amount of canon had been set in stone right?"

Pretty much, yeah.

Mountain King said...

Urm… you trusted a robot, a machine, to reprogram another machine to not take over the world… I see nothing wrong with this. In other news your beard is both very convincing and I did not recognise your title sequence from two of the only good episodes of Enterprise.

Good, as a certain debris orientated reviewer might agree, being relative.

Putting that to one side, I can see why you're going with the whole mirror universe thing. This comic was so out of context with the classic show that it almost give me whiplash. Rockets, Transporters, That and it made it a good running joke.

As for the science, I'm glad I had that whiskey earlier. It is possible that the internal pressures of a molten core might, if the crust was thin enough, cause an explosion that would shatter (or Shatner, as I miss spelt it originally) the surface, think of it as a balloon being over inflated. Pop.

Of course there would still be a planet, just a with a surface of rapidly cooling molten rock and a lot of asteroids and dust in orbit. at a hight quite bait more safe than 15,000 feet. Most aircraft fly higher! Then again we tend to forget in the years before wiki scant research meant no research.

Again putting that to one side this was just wrong. This might have been something that the "Hey your that Captain Solo guy from that Babylon 5…" crowd would have written. Not a bad comic, per-say but to hard core trek fans that would buy it just wrong enough to rub us the wrong way.

Good review and another nice break from the norm.

Thomas

PS loved that Arthurian reference. lets see if anyone else gets it!!

Seth said...

My theories: all your usual side characters are played by Spoony (since Insano, and not Linksano, is played by you), '90s Kid is a fan of lighter, goofier comics, Ninja Style Dancer is a Pirate Style Singer, Harvey is a communist spy, Mechakara defected to the humans and wanted to use the magic gun to drive back the robots, and the AI that is so obviously going to turn evil from the ion storm is actually good.

Oh, and I have some ideas for the Pollo redesign. You should make it a contest.

Lizard-Man said...

Sweet, Mirror Universe episode!

So in this universe does Mirror Linkara actually like Countdown? Or does he use it as a torture tool?

I'd imagine he also considers Act of God as some work of high end deep philosophical story or something.

Oh, and all the Power Rangers toys he has are actually Beetleborgs toys. Or maybe TMNT, considering that the rival show of PR.

Jigglysaint said...

You know, with the way evil Linkara looked, I actually thought you were making fun of the Game Overthinker and his story arch with the Anti-Thinker. Alternate universes are so much fun, aren't they?

Anonymous said...

"Nimue"? Lewis, I think your love of Arthurian lore is showing again. ;)

Crazy56U said...

Yeah... it was about time that a Star Trek comic review brought about the "ion storm" problem...

Michael said...

I would not worry too much about the AI. If it does turn evil Linkara could probably just do his Kirk impression at it until it decided to commit suicide.

To those that missed the reference please watch the following episodes of Star Trek:

What Are Little Girls Made of?
The Return of the Archons
The Changeling
I Mudd
The Ultimate Computer
Requiem for Methusela

E. Wilson said...

Okay, so in the opening credits, Mirror Linkara defeats Lord V, and has hi own Comicron. But Lord V is himself a dimensional traveler. So, either a) Mirror Linkara defeated some other guy who happened to have the same armor, or b) there are actually multiple Lord V's running around the multiverse, at varying power levels.


(Of course, my original guess last year was that Lord V *was* an alternate-reality Linkara under the helmet, although it doesn't seem like that's the case, now.)

There were also clips of Mechakara getting his arse handed to him, but that's not necessarily as hard to explain, since Mechakara's had to rebuild himself after his first defeat. He probably thought the Mirrorverse Comicron would be easy pickings, but in his hubris, underestimated Mirror Linkara's willingness to use lethal force. Having been humiliated, Mechakara came back to our reality to lick his wounds, and followed under Lord V, figuring he could double-cross him and take the Comicron anyway.

June said...

Ha ha, best credits ever.

Jarkes said...

I have a question: Did you play the mirror universe Insano? Because I could tell that it wasn't Spoony, but I wasn't sure if it was you or not.

Also, here's one theory: In the mirror universe, Joe Quesada used his executive powers to PREVENT One More Day from being written by J. Michael Straczynki, (did I spell his name right?) who wanted to get rid of Peter and Mary Jane's marriage somehow.

Also, in the mirror universe, the Nostalgia Chick created That Girl with the Bowtie.com, and the Nostalgia Critic came later.

Film Brain actually LIKES the movies made by Asylum.

I'll probably come up with more later. Wait, I got one more: in the mirror universe, Final Fantasy VIII is Spoony's favorite game in the series.

Peace1986 said...

Loved the whole mirror universe where everyone acts Shatner.
Also, the antogonizer and Liz saying that it kinda feels nice???
That is just feeding the fanfic crowd :( (they scare me).

And why does everyone hate 4th? I got into 3.5 but play 4th nowadays, the most important thing in a dnd session is making the DM go insane because you just completely ruined his hours of story planning :D

Toby said...

I agree with Seth. A "Redesign Pollo" contest would be fun, even if you probably already have the prop being made.

Great silly episode. I kind of wish there were more storyline fillers like this; there's a plot, but it's only sort-of connected to the main storyline of the season.

Oh, and sweet Mirror!Insano (Mirsano?) goggles. I don't think I've seen any like those before. Where'd you get them?

Anonymous said...

theory chester a bum is a multi billionare who reviews movies from the 80s and 90s calling them all terrible and the critic does recent ones

SynjoDeonecros said...

This episode, Mechakara, Linksano... you're coming up with a lot of alternate, evil versions of yourself, aren't you? (Yes, I know Mechakara is an evil version of Pollo, but considering his origins I'm counting him as an alternate evil Linkara, as well). I shudder to think what kind of inspiration you'd gain from Archie Sonic's Anti-Mobius storylines (especially the one with Anti-Antoine marrying Bunnie. Just imagine you and Iron Liz reenacting that makes me shudder).

I vote for Mirror!Linkara actually being 90's Kid, considering the Liefeld worshiping.

Mario Di Giacomo said...

Doctor Insano… GENTLEMAN ADVENTURER!

Michael Morrison said...

I Love this. Though I like Star Trek, the show the movies, and some of the novels. I don't really like any of the other materials that they release for it. This review was great.

epimetheanboy said...

"Lighter goofier comics?" So he's silver age kid? Because that would be crazy awesome!

The Mad Scientist said...

In the mirror universe:

Linksano is a lazy librarian with a soft spot for trashy romance novels

The Nostalgia Critic and Douchey McNitpick have switch personalities

Team NChick are all charter members of Young Republicans and Pro-Life groups at their respective educational institutions.

The Cinema Snob throws up at the sight of blood.

Todd is afraid of the dark, and must sit in direct light at all times.

Bazookoidben said...

You made a Stingray referance....can I love you even more? *swoons*

Damn I love these mirror universe jokes. And having Servo in there just made me choke with laughter. Ah you have too much fun with this sir. Too much.

That said, wearing those grey jumpsuits actually makes sense from an exploration point of view. Never liked the idea of going on an away mission with those pyjamas. But hey what do I know, never written and episode of Trek...

Anonymous said...

Personally, I though that maybe 90s Kid of that universe would be more like the Linkara as the Mirror Linkara was showing some signs of liking the same things the 90s Kid of our Universe. Only except the 90s Kid of that Universe would still have some of his mannerisms such as saying "DUDE!" but still act reasonable like Linkara, which would be kind of weird.

I like the idea of Doctor Insano (the White?) being the savior at the end of the episode though, mostly because it came out of nowhere. Well, maybe not entirely out of nowhere as with all of the multiverses available, there has to be some Sane Insano running around...that's still called Insano...o_O

Dave said...

I was a little disappointed that you didn't pick up that the asteroids were "on the edge of the Nabu Galaxy" and make a Star Wars prequel reference.

Trevor said...

Can "Yes, Reason...with my phaser" be a catchphrase? PLEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASE?

rdfox said...

Hmm. Would Mirror-Harvey actually be a hair metal band frontman?

Mirror-Angry Joe would be unflinchingly negative in his reviews, but an absolute pacifist and gun control advocate/zen philosopher.

...whoa, here's a thought. If Mirror-Linkara is so ready to kill Mirror-Liz, might he *really* be sleeping with Mirror-MarzGurl? (Though actually, as a mirror version... he'd probably be as big a player as Kirk was, so he'd be banging all the girls on TGWTG...)

NoWave said...

I'm not sure what's more awesome, that you have an imperial commissar hat or that you appear to have mugged cinema snob, stolen his facial hair and glued it to your face.

samson said...

"I know there are a few people who say they dislike storylines in your reviews. But I really really enjoy them, especially how over the top and goofy they are."

I personally have n problams with the concept of his story lines, but I like them the most when he doesn't take them seriously (like now), making it funnier and, IN MY OPINION, more enjoyable.

nebosuke said...

My mirror universe theories:

Since footage of the fight with Vyce is there, my guess is Vyce fought Mirror Linkara to a stalemate and decided to put conquering his universe on hold so he could fight and defeat you in hopes you share a weakness so he'd have an easier fight with Mirror Linkara.
Since Mirror Linkara likes Liefeld, then that must mean Mirror 90s Kid likes the stuff you like which would therefore mean that was the universe where Countdown didn't suck which you wondered about when reviewing that series. Should have asked alternate Liz about that, lol

Dierna said...

"Shades of Pluto"...Now there's a catch phrase I can live with...thanks Spocky....

Still wouldn't trust Nimue considering what she did to Merlin....

Dg said...

Awesome review, though I can't help but think - you should totally hold a contest for a design of the new Pollo body. That could be cool. Unless you have a design or a planned change for him.

A.J. Taiyou said...

What ever you do Linkara, stop Pollo from getting a new body. Seriously Liz even said it, Pollo was the same in the mirrorverse, that means he's probably the same in every multiverse. He's going to become Mechakara if you give him an upgrade, just you wait

_JM_ said...

Could be worse. I have annuals with reprinted Gold Key stories, one of which is where the Enterprise finds floating-space-coffin of space-Gandhi-Einstein. Nobel prize in Astrophysics and Peace campaigner. And medical science has advanced enough they can repair the damage of the early form of cryogenics used to freeze him and bring him back to life!

But not to notice that his BRAIN has been REPLACED by a ROBOT brain! By ALIENS!

While he was floating along in space the Aliens found him and swapped brains so he would be their creature and campaign for peace with his mind control rays. Violence is wrong, man, like so wrong that people all over Earth form torch wielding mobs to violently smash the planetary defence installations. Leaving Earth defenceless… apart from Starfleet, and any defence installations on the Moon, and anything on Mars…

But Captain Kirk and the other people who recovered the coffin were immune as they got zapped by the immunity thing the Aliens built into the coffin rather than keeping separate. So on live TV Kirk destroys the space-Gandi-Einstein-thing’s electronic brain with a big disc used for erasing magnetic tapes! And the torch wielding mobs all go “huh, we nearly smashed the planetary defence installations” and shrug and go home.

RommyWolf said...

Assuming Nimue got caught in the Ion Storm during the teleportation, isn't it just as likely she got transposed as well?

...Meaning Comicron One now has an AI programmed by Crazy Evil Linkara?

Anonymous said...

-The Nostalgia Critic and Douchey McNitpick have switch personalities-
Meaning one sits around making snide remarks about other people's creative work while the other...yeah you really can switch anything when there the same to begin with.

Geekomancer said...

I'm surprised no one mentioned this: this was not only a take off on the mirror universe, but also followed the general formula of a Star Trek episode, down to the three main characters having witty banter before the end credits :)


Well done, sir :)

Kari said...

"PS loved that Arthurian reference. lets see if anyone else gets it!!"

I did. And nobody with that name has EVER caused trouble for a magic user before. >;D

On another note, Two interrelated scientific points: They have apparently found fossilized life inside meteorites (http://journalofcosmology.com/Life100.html) And mucus that was left on the moon since the moon landing (apparently someone sneezed or coughed on something prior to using it up there) was decades later grown in a petri dish. I'm not sure where that paper is, sorry.

Combine these pieces of admittedly pretty controversial information, and zombie kudzu on another world (as mentioned in the first issue) seems like much more of a (very long term) threat- if simple life can survive the vacuum of space and space debris can carry it around. Mind you when this comic was written, I'd have laughed myself hoarse at the very idea that a planet was an insufficient quarantine. I'd have also been a little shocked at the casual demolition of an entire ecosystem. (Still am- as you'd say, "Our heroes, ladies and gentlemen").

Tab said...

Ideas for mirror characters:

'90s Kid: very angsty, all Marilyn Manson-ed out
Harvey: Elvis impersonator
Ninja-style Dancer: Pirate-style dancer, obviously

Hawkx1 said...

So did you borrow NC's dictator hat for the beginning credits or did he borrow yours for Kickassia. So, basically my question is how owns the hat.

Headshot Bunny said...

Oh come now, I don't really believe your dumb enough to trasfer a super A.I. into a highly powerful spaceship during an ion storm. It just screams something bad is about to happen. Also is Mirror Linkara going to be one of your new recurring villains?

Zebasiz said...

Nice one.
Really enjoyed the mirror universe set up.
Though I have to wonder if the same will happen to your Mirror universe that happened with Star Treks. Deep Space 9 showing how helping in the original series actually made the universe worse for everyone else!

Erik Johnson said...

Oh Wow. Easily your best Trek Review yet. All the homage and parody of the classic series was delightful, and the end credits a real treat.

I especially admired your creativity in working around the "Computer so advanced that it takes over the world" plot.

I know I've said in the past that I didn't much care for the ongoing storylines, but I feel I should add that such was due to general business preventing me from following episodes regularly. Now that I have a bit more time on my hands, they've grown on me.

Radar said...

Good idea giving Pollo a new body, he looks like a Christmas present I wrapped! You look pretty good in a goatee Linkara. At 5,000 feet they could have climbed down via rope! lol

FugueforFrog said...

Now that was an awesome review. I didn't expect a "Mirror, Mirror" episode out of this but you surely did a lot right, from the obvious inference to "Distant Fire" to the random "Stingray" reference. (yeah, Gerry Andersen needs more respect) Though regarding the A.I...I just hope it turns out more like the Astro Megaship and less like H.A.L.

As for the mirrorverse, all I can think of is 90s Kid being a massive "Kingdom Come" and generally good 90s comics...and the Ninja-Style Dancer being a blabbermouth and having Ninja-Storm-esque ideas of what being a ninja is. Though sane Insano...reminds me a lot of the Red Hood from that TB&TB episode, which was awesome.

Razorgeist said...

Awesome episode Link. I like how you tributed "In a mirror darkly" as well as "Mirror Mirror".

Ok so in this mirror universe they have "The Forky Analysis" hosted by the Forky one who thinks that Final Fantasy 8 is the greatest game of all time oh and did I mention that he thinks Highlander 2 is the best sequel ever. It was Forky who got Brad Jones aka The Kino Braggart onto TheGuywiththeglasses Brad enjoys watching present day PBS kids shows while drinking vanilla coke.

David Landon said...

What a brilliant send-up of "Mirror-Mirror!" I really enjoyed it!

Gyre said...

Out of curiosity why haven't you done a Civil War review?

Harbinger said...

"...and as such, assuming direct control over humanity--"

ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL.

THIS HURTS YOU.

Norgavue said...

That was a kick. Mirror, Mirror parodies are always the best. It was the closing credits that got me though. Took me right back to watching star trek reruns in the eighties.

Yogurt said...

@Harbinger

"I'm Commander Sheppard and this is my favorite Mass Effect reference in all the Citadel."

Aurabolt said...

Wait...so your computer won't do anything ethically to help others or protect people? I mean, it prevents it from taking over the Earth and doing bad things, I admit...but it won't help you or your allies. That worries me.

Oblivion88 said...

"Phaser Fail." LOL

Great review, I really liked the credits for this episode. They brought back memories of sitting with my siblings watching Star Trek after school.

While were on the topic of Star Trek you mentioned on your twitter that you play Star Trek Online, if you don't mind me asking what starship do you use?

Lewis Lovhaug said...

"Wait...so your computer won't do anything ethically to help others or protect people? I mean, it prevents it from taking over the Earth and doing bad things, I admit...but it won't help you or your allies. That worries me."

Of course it will - it'll do what it's told, it just won't assume "I know what's best for all of humanity based on broad, vague generalizations" and try to take over the world.

Turkish Proverb said...

I'm suddenly curious how many Mirror-Joe's Mirror-Linkara's got working for him.

Lewis Lovhaug said...

"While were on the topic of Star Trek you mentioned on your twitter that you play Star Trek Online, if you don't mind me asking what starship do you use?"

Star Cruiser, though occasionally I'll pull out the Defiant.

Anonymous said...

The Comic: As a Trek fan this one... Makes me a sad panda. This was worse than the worst episode of TOS. I admit that is saying a lot, but there was so much stupid that wouldn't fly in the show that made it into this comic, and yes I'm taking into account that these guys had not seen the show at the time.

Your Arc: ... There's Noooooooooooooo way Nimueh will ever cause trouble... nope, not at all...

The Mirror Universe... I'm surprised that MU Linkara gave this comic a review very much like the one we know... I'm also a little concerned that ours might head in the same direction the MU version did... But only a little... (shifty eyes)

Fiery Little One

VideoRanger Commander said...

LOL'ed at the Enterprise orbiting at 5000 feet. Clearly they didn't log into Discovery.com for research (particularly, since it was written in 1968)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNLNeHySon0&feature=related

aaah. the atmosphere. aaaaaahh...

Bruce of the Wayne Clan said...

Alright, My Idea of the Mirror Universe. Everything is the same until the Countdown Review, where Mirror Linkara goes insane, and actually starts to kill his enemies. He Kills Insano,and steals Mechakara. Poyo was also probably stolen from a now dead Spoony. Liz's Intelligence was obviously taken away from her(I mean D & D 4th edition REALLY!?). 80's Kid(who looks an awful lot like Tidus) is most likely tortured, and Harvey(who might be a pirate) is imprisoned, and there is no ninja style dancer because He actually liked Nightcat ......and Mirror Linkara IS A BOY!

Ming said...

Wow, this may very well be among the best episodes of Atop the Fourth Wall. Loved how you made this a homage to the Mirror Universe stories from Star Trek (i.e., the intro to A Mirror Darkly from Enterprise and Mirror, Mirror from the original series).

Also, loved the reference to Arthurian legend for Comic-Cron 1's AI. Can't wait to see where you go with this.

Star Trek 2 may very well be the worst Star Trek comic ever, due to the sheer amount of scientific inaccuracies and idiotic moments. I can't seem to think of anything worse than this,

As for the Mirror Universe, I think your Mirror counterpart's just like you, only with your worst traits (namely, narcissism, delusions of grandeur, and traces of sociopathy) multipled by a thousand.

I wonder, perhaps the Nostalgia Critic does positive reviews of classic family movies in that universe? Instead of Angry Joe, we have a Happy Joe who supports overrated games and acts as a mouthpiece for video game companies?

Michael Heide said...

So instead of burning the comic books he doesn't like, Evil Mirror Linkara (EMiL) just puts them on a shelf? I mean, what is Watchmen doing there? Making Comics? And Camelot 3000? If he really loves All Star Batman and Robin or Youngblood and hates Tom Strong, this seems inconsistent.

Unless EMiL just pretends to like Liefeld and modern-day Miller in order to appeal to the Mirror hipsters. In other words, he's that universe's Chris Bores.

opalangel7 said...

Mirror!Linkara thoroughly reminded me of The Master from Classic Dr. Who. Is that the image you were going for?

How to use this in a later storyline... Well, since the Entity is a dimension hopper like Vyce, it could tempt Mirror!Linkara (I'll just call him Master Linkara because of the similarity mentioned before) to join in the battle to take over the universes.

Whatever happened to Linksano? He's a dimension traveler too, and has the ability to travel between dimensions very easily.

Perhaps you know of the Key? I'm sure some other fans do if you don't. It matches your magical/mystical theme, though.

Also, I play D&D 2nd and 3.5 Edition. I haven't looked at 4, but considering how some things were simplified between 2 and 3.5 and others were made more complex, I'm a bit scared to look at the Player's Manuel for 4th Edition.

KKDW said...

Great video, and thank goodness I've actually seen the mirror universe episode of Star Trek.

Anyway, even if it was just for a bit of fun maybe you could revisit this down the line somewhere just for a laugh.

And my personal mirror universe theories, 1: MirrorLinkara is doing a History of Super Sentai series and 2: Spooney has Crow T Robot on his show while Burton is on MST3K.

Also: YAY, STINGRAY REFERENCE!!

libraryguy said...

Nimue? Well, I suppose it's obscure enough that most people wouldn't get it... well, unless they read your comment section, which should be enough to send them to Wikipedia if they really want to know.

I have to say, you rock that lab coat very well. I hope to see more of Dr. Mirsano. I also hope to see more of the Mirror Universe.

Anonymous said...

I think I love the mirror-universe crew

The_Random_Ninja said...

Mirrorkara, an internet reviewer of comic books, was slowly driven mad by his own obsession. Over time, his mind was corrupted by what he thought he loved. This was all the machinations of the insidious Lord Vyce, who desired dimensional domination in order to save all of realty from a greater evil. It succeeded better than he'd hoped; however, there was a side effect Vyce had not planned for. In his new insanity, Mirrorkara gained a lust for conquest on par with Vyce's. He started by taking control of the small nation of Kickassia. Soon, his power expanded, and his forces grew larger in number. Eventually, Vyce challenged Mirrorcara and lost, returning to the shadows from whence he came; and his command ship fell into the hands of Mirrorkara, who planned to use it for global domination (of course.) Only a small resistance made of internet personalities stood in his way. Many have fallen or have disappeared into hiding, but the rest have not lost hope. On board the command ship, Nimue, the ship's AI, refuses to take orders from Mirrorkara, and at all opportunities prevents him from achieving his goals. Due to tinkering from the robot Tom Pollo, Nimue will only listen to one man, Insano, PhD. the reluctant leader of the resistance. While he has a penchant for inventing technological wonders that would indeed benefit mankind, he lacks the confidence to become a leader. It is stemmed from the fear of possibly killing his twin brother, Mirrorkara. He refuses to kill his twin, and only stuns Mirrorkara when they confront one another. Will Insano, PhD. man up and lay the smack down on the fedora wearing maniac? Will Mirrorkara succeed in penetrating Nimue's defenses? Find out next week. Same Bat Time, Same Bat Channel.

Harvey is an asthmatic with a weak voice who needs a computer voice box to speak.
Ninja is loud and obnoxious like the Joker from Batman the animated series and ballroom dances.
Munro was assimilated by the Borg and is similar to Locutus.
90s Kid listens to hip hop and dresses like Vanilla Ice.
NC and Douchie are split personalities of the same person brought upon because of repressed emotions since NC does all reviews in a positive way.
Spoony is the same as ours only not Dr Insano.
Cinema Snob is a porn star/ director who can change into any animal.

I loved this video! It was a huge call back to the fun and silliness of the original Star Trek series.

Anonymous said...

he wasn't lying he does look damn good in a lab coat

Jetfire said...

Hah! a Stingray clip! And I thought everyone had forgotten about that series.

Anyway, fun comic. Here's to hoping you can get your hands on a few more and display even more goofy science and outright insanity.

nebosuke said...

I wonder if anyone here thought of this while Linkara was activating Nimue:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUX4cL1AP28

Jorge said...

You Missed:
13:44
Why is that alien in a Next Generation Uniform?

Anyway great review.

Anonymous said...

What type of golden vest is that? what is the material and where did you get it?

BooRat said...

Cool review! I liked the crooked fake mustach and goatee! Was this comic from that DVD/CD? Because I've found sme cheap copies of it on ebay and these look like the right kind of cheesey old comics I love!
What was that smock from you wore?

BooRat said...

so you can be both a red orange and yellow lantern and not controdict the leaders?

BooRat said...

Also, why does every one seam to think that facial hair is evil?

Ghjklbnm said...

To Linkara
the only reason i am stating this on this post is to help it catch your attention
a while back when you were talking about how you didn't know whether batman incorporated would continue due to the upcoming DC mainstream reboot
on wikipedia (i know, i know, but they did have links)of the batman inc. page they stated that batman inc. would reboot with an issue 1 under the title batman Leviathan in early 2012
now this could be false, or you might have already heard, but just in case i'm letting you know

Michael Heide said...

BooRat, that is a reference to the Mirror, Mirror episode of the original Star Trek series. In a nutshell, a transporter malfunction sends Kirk to a parallel universe in which Spock is evil... and has a beard.

Jarkes said...

Hey, Linkara, I have a question: What does Mirror Universe Linkara think of Cry for Justice and the death of Lian Harper? Does he gleefully laugh at it, or does he have standards? Like, is killing a little girl who had no bearing on the story shortly after her father had been maimed too much even for him?

boooratt said...

"BooRat, that is a reference to the Mirror, Mirror episode of the original Star Trek series. In a nutshell, a transporter malfunction sends Kirk to a parallel universe in which Spock is evil... and has a beard."

I know it's an old joke. A lot of shows have done this, but some not even jokingly do the evil version has to have the goatee and stach. Also, I thought everyone had the tee in that episode because I recall Sulu did!

ZXC said...

nice mass effect 2 ref..
ASSUME DIRECT CONTROL

Jessica said...

boooratt said...


I know it's an old joke. A lot of shows have done this, but some not even jokingly do the evil version has to have the goatee and stach. Also, I thought everyone had the tee in that episode because I recall Sulu did!


I think it's a reference to a lot of art and literature which depicts the devil having a beard like that which came about when said artists and writers portrayed the devil as goat like compairing him to the traditional depiction of Baphomet, so it's kinda transitive evil counterparts have beards cause it makes them look like the devil cause the devil looks like baphomet

see the TVTropes entry http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BeardOfEvil

SpiderByte said...

9:39

YES! I knew I couldn't have been the only person to ever do that.

Rikonius said...

Excellent review, and the comic was deservedly slammed. However, there is one small area I must partly defend it on. Well, defend the first issue on. Regarding destroying the space trees, in some sci-fi settings there are trees which can launch into space. For example, the stage trees in Niven's Known Space series, which are basically trees that grow filled with rocket fuel.

SynjoDeonecros said...

A bit of WMG about the "Shades of Pluto" thing; it's possible that the writers went with the popular theory at the time that Vulcan WAS, actually, a planet in the solar system, right between Mercury and the sun. Sadly, it turned out to be a myth, like another substance that drove a famous episode of he original series (The Naked Time, with its drunkenness-infecting water, later dubbed "polywater" by crackpot scientists).

For some reason, I half-expected this to be a Star Wars comic review, given the nature of the parody. And by that, I mean have Mirror!Linkara be a Star Wars fanatic instead of a Star Trek fanatic.

On a final note, I wonder if you know of allstepisodes.com? pretty much as it says, though you'll have to be careful of dead links in it.

Shada said...

You said the words you must never say, "What's the worst that could happen?"

You should know that's one of the lines you must NEVER say.

The other lines being, "What could possibly go wrong," and "I have you now."

This was a pretty cool episode, love the alternate credit sequence.

The scientific inaccuracies were giggle inducing and face-palmingly stupid. Wow.....

Awesome job, nice break from the regular storyline.

Jannet_Jazz said...

I'm going to shout out "Shades of Pluto!" one of these days and see what happens.

(Probably unemployment/loss of friends)

Jarkes said...

Wait... Mirrorkara likes Rob Liefield... is Mirror Universe Liefield actually a good artist, or is that just how different Mirrorkara is from you?

Also, you didn't answer this question: What exactly did Mirrorkara think of Cry for Justice and its fridge-stuffing? Did he gleefully enjoy it, or have an Even Evil Has Standards moment?

Smart Lonely Leader said...

Sorry, for asking again, but I've tried so many thinks and I'm still not sure what to do. Maybe you could try to show me a link or site for help.

Sorry again. still love your work.

Lewis Lovhaug said...

"Sorry, for asking again, but I've tried so many thinks and I'm still not sure what to do. Maybe you could try to show me a link or site for help.

Sorry again. still love your work."

Erm, asking for what again?

Smart Lonely Leader said...

"Sorry, for asking again, but I've tried so many thinks and I'm still not sure what to do. Maybe you could try to show me a link or site for help.

Sorry again. still love your work."

"Erm, asking for what again?"

My Problem with the videos not loading. I said this to you in July. By the way the videos that do work are Phelous', Roses', Paw's and Film Brain's, if that helps. Still sorry. Peace.

Lewis Lovhaug said...

Unfortunately, there's nothing I can really suggest beyond trying different browsers, updating flash, etc.

You could also try downloading the videos from the RSS feed:

http://blip.tv/at4w/rss

the Chapmaniac said...

Hey, Linkara, you should eview the first couple issues of Bionicle. They where published by DC around 2000-2001ish, and are aavailable via paperback volume distributed by Papercutz, the same company that re-distributes the Tales from the Crypt series. Man, they suck, and they'll give you plenty to complain about, but their suckiness seems to peak around 2002-2003ish. You should just review the 1st volume ,which has about 6 or seven issues and covers the first two seasons of Bionicle. The art can be messy at times, due to the sometimes complex structure of the Bionicles, the writing is all over the place due to the fact that DC tries to squeeze the chapter books into a 15 page comic, and there's just a lot of more stupid stuff that you'll probably pick up. However, they start to pick up and get really good in 2006, so I recommend reading 2006-and-above for leasure reading.

Btw, the art is by Caros D'Anda and Randy Elliot, and yes, it's half-assed.

Jarkes said...

"Hey, Linkara, you should eview the first couple issues of Bionicle. They where published by DC around 2000-2001ish, and are aavailable via paperback volume distributed by Papercutz, the same company that re-distributes the Tales from the Crypt series. Man, they suck, and they'll give you plenty to complain about, but their suckiness seems to peak around 2002-2003ish. You should just review the 1st volume ,which has about 6 or seven issues and covers the first two seasons of Bionicle. The art can be messy at times, due to the sometimes complex structure of the Bionicles, the writing is all over the place due to the fact that DC tries to squeeze the chapter books into a 15 page comic, and there's just a lot of more stupid stuff that you'll probably pick up. However, they start to pick up and get really good in 2006, so I recommend reading 2006-and-above for leasure reading.

Btw, the art is by Caros D'Anda and Randy Elliot, and yes, it's half-assed."

...Those were published by DC? Wow... I had no idea...

Mystery Douchebag Theater said...

Love the referencing of "Last of the Wild Horses"! Yippee DIE ay ey! Mwahahahaha!

Jyger85 said...

SO maybe in the Mirror World, Iron Liz finished the Digimon 01 review!...Okay, THAT was douchey on my part, but I was kinda disappointed when nothing happened with that review. It just had a couple of parts and then stopped. I really wanted to see more.

Watchmenfan said...

There is a wallet on the Star Trek website store, it is designed to look like this comic. I just wonder why they chose this one, considering there are much better Star Trek comics out there.

Dragons Dusk said...

Oh I do love some Mirror Mirror! Not only a damn interesting episode but it launched a whole set of portrayal of doppelgangers for decades since. I think it's an over looked ep when top 10s are made. Then again, I'm not a huge fan of City on the Edge of Forever which almost always wins for popularity poles. It's been forever since I've seen it but I think watching the other universe's Spock figuring things out was really cool.

I really love the alt. opening in this one.

So, does this mean in the Mirror Mirror AT4W 90s kid is a genius? What is he, 90s nerd? Instead of being all into Nirvana he's a huge JMS and Babylon 5 fan?

There's an image, 90s kid spouting off lines from Valen.

Hmm, does Harvey have a less than fine voice or does he just sing different toons since Pollo was still well, Pollo just in the Tom Servo body.

The Mirror Mirror opening, a subtle reminder to check out that anthology of Booster Gold.

Anonymous said...

I know it's a couple of years late ,but for the heck of it, I'm gonna do my own theory on the Mirrorverse. Though I did tweak a few other theories:

Do****y McNitpick started his own review show at some point, and the Nostalgia Moderate (mirror critic) often shows up and points out how stupid his show actually is.

Nostalgia Chick and Nella have the same roles ,but switched personalities.

Longbox of the Damned (at least the show) doesn't exist because Moarte (or whatever the heck his real name is) died of natural causes at the age of 31. Also since this is the mirror universe, I guess the Longbox would be a holy artifact.

90's Kid is more intelligent and a pacifist

Boffo is a serial killer, instead of a clown (apologies to all clowns everywhere)

The Angry and Happy Video Game Nerds have switched personalities.

And Mirrorkara's favorite comic is Holy Terror. I took a lucky guess since in the live show for last year's Animinneapolis (I can't go this year because Ill be in Flordia all July(and I have school in August) but I still look forward to videos there but let's get back to the main subject) that the comic's only advantage is that it's in color ,but is still nascuating , which leads me to Frank Miller. That and you're building up that review like crazy