“THE BEST” -Vs- “MY FAVORITE”: Pilot Episode

Alright, My Peeps…

…This Is A Subject I’ve Touched On Many Times In My Daily Rambles.

Some People Sincerely Do Not Understand The Concept Of…

THE BEST

Vs

MY FAVORITE

…Since They Don’t Understand How Someone’s Favorite Something Isn’t Also The Best Of Whatever It May Be.

In This Series…

…I’ll Be Discussing Different Films…

…Songs…

…Albums…

…Books…

…Whatever I Can Think Of…

…To Showcase The Point That…

THE BEST

…Doesn’t Have To Be…

MY FAVORITE

.Period.

In Today’s Episode…

…I’ll Be Taking On TWO (2) Exceptionally Popular Film Franchises…

INDIANA JONES

&

STAR WARS

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Shall We Begin?!

LETS!!!

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First-Up…

INDIANA JONES

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I’m Beginning Here As This One Is The Hardest To Sell Others On.

Now…

…Which “INDIANA JONES” Film Is Most Widely Accepted AND Agreed Upon As Being…

THE BEST

???

Well…

…That’s A Simple One.

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

…Is By FAR Considered To Be…

THE BEST

…Of The Entire “INDIANA JONES” Spectrum.

.Period.

Do I Have A Problem With That?

Nope.

WHY?

Because I Accept The Fact That…

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

…Is…

THE BEST

…For That Series Of Films.

HOWEVER…

…Is It…

MY FAVORITE

???

???

Honestly…

…NOPE.

So What Is?!

Well…

INDIANA JONES And THE TEMPLE Of DOOM

…Has Always Been…

…And Will Always Be…

MY FAVORITE

.Period.

To ME…

…It’s The Darkest Chapter In The “INDIANA JONES” Saga…

…And It’s Honestly The Most FUN Flick Of The Bunch.

I Remember Seeing It As A Child And Becoming An Instant Convert.

I Loved…

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

…But I Loved Loved LOVED…

INDIANA JONES And THE TEMPLE Of DOOM

…Even More So.

Sue Me.

I Like What I Like…

…And I Love What I Love.

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Next Up…

STAR WARS

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This Is Another That’s Been A Hard Sell On Other Folks.

When It Comes To The “STAR WARS” Universe…

…People Always Seem Torn.

There’s The School That Says…

STAR WARS: Episode IV: A NEW HOPE

…Is The Best.

And Then There Are Those Whom Say…

STAR WARS: Episode V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

…Is The Best.

I Tend To Agree With The Latter.

I’m Of A Mind That Says…

STAR WARS: Episode V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

…Is Honestly…

THE BEST

…From THAT Saga Of Motion Pictures.

Nothing Wrong With That.

BUT…

…Is…

STAR WARS: Episode V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

MY FAVORITE

???

???

Again…

…NOPE.

What Is?!

STAR WARS: Episode VI: RETURN Of THE JEDI

…That’s What!!!

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Again…

…To ME…

STAR WARS: Episode VI: RETURN Of THE JEDI

…Falls Into That Realm Of…

…Always Has Been…

…Always Will Be…

MY FAVORITE

.Period.

It’s The First Film I Honestly Remember Seeing In The Theater…

(Though "E.T." Was Actually The First Film I Saw In The Theater, I Just Don't Remember That Viewing Since I Was Only 2-Years-Old hehehe)

…And I Was Totally Blown Away!

At 3-Years-Old…

…I’d Never Seen Anything Like It.

And THAT MEMORY Has Stuck With Me MY ENTIRE LIFE.

It Became My Favorite In 1983…

…And It’s Remained My Favorite To This Day.

When I Need Something FUN And UPLIFTING…

…It’s Hard For Me To Go Wrong With…

STAR WARS: Episode VI: RETURN Of THE JEDI

I Get A Flood Of Old Memories Floating To The Surface Each AND Every Time I See It.

I Get Them Thar Goose-Pimples When I Watch It.

The Moment I Hear The Words…

IT’S A TRAP!

…I Nearly Keel Over With Grand Excitement!

STAR WARS: Episode VI: RETURN Of THE JEDI

…Is The Most FUN Flick Of Them All!

It Makes Me Feel Like A Kid Again…

…And Those Memories…

…To ME…

…Are ABSOLUTELY…

…POSITIVELY…

…WITHOUT A DOUBT…

…PRICELESS.

.Period.

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Some Things Stick With Us Forever…

…And Ever…

…And Ever And Ever And Ever.

Y’all Know That.

You’re Human.

You Understand The Power Of The Mind.

You Know How It Works Well Enough To Know How That Goes.

Your “FAVORITE” Anything Does NOT Always Jive With What Everyone Else Considers “THE BEST” Or “THE WORST” Or “THE MOST FUN” Or “THE LEAST FUN”…

…Etc Etc Etc.

We’re All Our Own People.

We Have The Power To BOTH Agree AND Disagree.

That’s Part Of The Human Experience.

That’s Part Of Life.

Wouldn’t Y’all Tend To Agree?!

GREAT!!

I KNEW YOU WOULD!!!

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What’s On NOW?! The JAMES BOND Cheese-Fest “MOONRAKER” (1979)!!!

So…

…What Is (likely) The MOST HATED Epic From The JAMES BOND Film Series?

Well…

…Purests Would (likely) Say…

MOONRAKER

…Starring…

ROGER MOORE As JAMES BOND

LOIS CHILES As HOLLY GOODHEAD

MICHAEL LONSDALE As DRAX

&

RICHARD KIEL As JAWS

.Period.

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HOWEVER…

…To Someone Like Myself…

MOONRAKER

…Just Happens To Be THE MOST CHEESE-TASTIC BOND FLICK Of ALL-TIME.

.Period Period.

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Am I Saying…

MOONRAKER Is The Best BOND Flick EVER!”

??? ??? ???

No.

Not. At. All.

BUT BUT BUT…

…Am I Saying…

MOONRAKER Is The Worst BOND Flick EVER!”

??? ??? ???

Nope.

Not. At. All. Either.

So What The Hell Am I Saying???

Well…

…I’m Saying…

MOONRAKER Is A Veritable Pant-Load Of FUN!”

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When I First Started Buying Blu-ray Flicks…

MOONRAKER

…Just So Happened To Be The Very First BOND Flick I Purchased.

WHY?

Because I Simply Knew It Would Look Wonderful In The Blu-ray Format On The Β Big-Screen-TV!!!

.Period Period Period.

For Those Of You Who Have Never Seen…

MOONRAKER

…I’ll Try To Explain WHY It’s So Much Fun.

Basically…

…It’s A Combination Of…

“Classic JAMES BOND Intrigue And Style And Humor”

…Heavily Mixed With Overtones Of…

STAR WARS

…And NO I’m NOT Joking.

MOONRAKER

…Became The Laughing-Stock Of The Entire JAMES BOND Franchise.

In Fact…

…To This Very Day…

…A Lot Of People Refer To It As…

JAMES BOND IN OUTER-SPACE

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Yep.

That’s Right.

OUTER-SPACE

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No Foolies.

BOND Actually Leaves Earth…

…And Heads To The Space-Station-Hideout Of The Evil “DRAX”…

…Where The Man Is Poised To Destroy All Human Life On Our Loverly Little Planet.

(HAHAHAHA!!!)

Like I Said, My Peeps…

…Purest Fans Of The BOND Films Really Turned A Cold-Shoulder To This One.

It Was Simply Way Too Far Fetched For Them To Take Seriously.

The Creators Of The Film Really Wanted To Cash-In On The Recent Success Of “STAR WARS“…

…And So Was Born…

MOONRAKER

…The Silliest…

…Goofiest…

…Cheesiest BOND Flick Of Them ALL!!!

NO WONDER I LOVE IT SO MUCH, Right?!

RIGHT!!!

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If You’ve Seen It Already…

…You Know EXACTLY What I’m Talking About.

If You’ve NOT Seen It Already…

…Do Yourself A Favor And Give It The Ole College-Try.

Just Do Me A Favor…

…Go Into It EXPECTING Pure-CHEESY-Goodness!!!

Trust Me…

…In That Regard…

…It TOTALLY Delivers!!!

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