Posts by Tom

Thriller Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson’s landmark music video, Thriller, is an epic 13-minute horror cinematic, directed by John Landis and starring a horde of zombies. Its 1983 release set a bar for music videos that has yet to be met.

M.C. Hammer

MC Hammer is the stage name of Stanley Burrell, an 80s hip hop artist known for his smash hits “U Can’t Touch This” and “2 Legit 2 Quit”, which feature his flashy dance moves and ultra baggy pants that came to be known simply as Hammer Pants.

Geordi La Forge

In Star Trek: The Next Generation, Geordi La Forge (LeVar Burton) is the chief engineer aboard the starship USS Enterprise. Though blind since birth, his trademark VISOR, and later ocular prosthetic implants, restore his sense of sight.

Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper is a singer-songwriter who reached stardom with hit singles “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and “Time After Time”. Her dazzling colorful fashion, which ruled the MTV airwaves, is quintessential 80s style.

Hackerman

In Kung Fury, Hackerman (Leopold Nilsson) is a computer whiz who sends Kung Fury back in time to kill Hitler. He may be a genius but he’s not perfect, as a glitch in the system sends Kung Fury to the Viking age instead.

Horseless Headless Horsemann

In Team Fortress 2, Horseless Headless Horsemann is the undead form of Silas Mann. He is a neutral boss enemy that attacks both teams, running rampant with his well-worn headtaker’s axe.

Blade

Blade (Wesley Snipes), born half-man half-vampire Eric Brooks, becomes a vampire hunter in order to seek vengeance on the monsters that killed his mother. He’s known as the day walker, because unlike full vampires, sunlight doesn’t affect him.

Alvin the Armadillo

In Mascots, Alvin the Armadillo is the official mascot of the Amelia Earhart College for Women’s basketball team. Their old mascot was the highly offensive Leaping Squaws, but that was like a hundred years ago. When Alvin the Armadillo’s performer Cindi Babineaux (Parker Posey) gets food poisoning at the World Mascot Association championships, her sister Laci (Susan Yeagley) is forced to fill in.

Nick Wilde

In Zootopia, Nick Wilde is a charismatic and highly intelligent fox from a humble background. On the typical day, he’s using his guile to run various cons on unsuspecting victims like Judy Hopps.

McCree

In Overwatch, McCree is a gunslinger and vigilante. Near or far, he’s able to fell his opponents with deadly accuracy, fanning the hammer on his Peacekeeper, stunning enemies with flashbang, and activating his deadeye ability whenever it hits high noon.