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Who is Dr. Ravi from iZombie?

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Who is Ravi from iZombie?
Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti is a character on the TV show iZombie.  He is played by actor Rahul Kohl . The character does not appear to be based off any of the characters from the comic. Ravi is the only human who knows Liv is a zombie.

First Appearance: Episode 1
Status: Human
Title: Medical Examiner

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 In the first episode Ravi confirms his suspicion that Liv is a zombie by catching her eating brains of one of the Jane Does in the morgue.  He reacts in a positive way to this finding.  He forms a mutually beneficial relationship between Liv and himself.  He gets to study Liv's zombie condition and Liv gets an unlimited supply of fresh brains.

When Detective Babineaux enters the morgue to learn the identity of a Jane Doe he encourages Liv to use her Zombie visions to help out the detective.  He frames Liv's power as a psychic ability rather than a side effect of eating brains as a zombie.


He forms a strong friendship and partnership with Liv and has begun to research the creation of a zombie cure.

Skills / Powers:
Powers - None - Ravi is an ordinary human

Skills - Is a skilled forensic pathologist.


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Who is Detective Clive Babineaux?

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Who is Detective Clive Babineaux?

Detective Clive Babineaux is a character on the TV show iZombie.  He is played by actor Malcom Goodwin. The character does not appear to be based off any of the characters from the comic. 

First Appearance: Episode 1
Status: Human

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Bio:
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Detective Babineaux has recently been promoted to Homicide from Vice.  As such he is the new man in the department.   He goes to the morgue to learn the identity of a Jane Doe.  One of the workers in morgue, Liv tells him she had a vision that revealed that the Jane Doe had been arrested in 2008 in Seattle.  She tells Babineaux that she is psychic rather than reveal that she is a zombie gaining visions from eating dead people's brains.  Initially, Babineaux believes that they are playing a prank on the new guy, but then the forensic pathologist Dr. Ravi confirms the arrest to be a fact.  Babineaux then begins taking Liv around with him to help solve the case.  They eventually track down Jane Doe's killer, a dirty cop on the force.

Though Clive is skeptical of Liv, he continues to use her as a resource to solve homicides.

Skills / Powers:
Powers - None - Clive is an ordinary human

Skills - Is a skilled detective though relatively new to his homicide detective role.


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Video: Thor vs Beta Ray Bill battle in Hero Clix form


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Video:  Thor vs Beta Ray Bill battle in Hero Clix form

 In this clip from  Thor battle Beta Ray Bill in Hero Clix form.


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Video: Thor meets Beta Ray Bill from Avengers EMH cartoon

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 Video: Thor meets Beta Ray Bill from Avengers EMH cartoon

 In this clip from Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes Thor find a Korbinite vessel that is guarded by the fierce but honorable warrior Beta Ray Bill.


As often times happens with Thor the first meeting of the two warriors is not so friendly.

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Dads Gaming Addiction plays through Star Wars Armada for the first time


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Dad Gaming Addiction ran through their first game of Star Wars Armada.  They went through everything from opening the box to playing the game for the first time.

This is insightful coverage if you want to see what getting started is like.

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Promo for "One Door Closes" Agents of SHIELD Season 2


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In the next episode of Agents of SHIELD "One Door Closes" the two SHIELD will go at it in a civil war of sorts.  We will also be treated to some flash backs to the moment when Hydra was revealed to be in control of SHIELD.  I think that days events may explain more about the motivations of this new group of SHIELD.

Scene Synopsis from Marvel:
"One Door Closes" - War comes to Coulson’s doorstep in a way he never anticipated as shocking revelations are brought to light, and Skye struggles to control her new abilities but will soon make a decision that irrevocably changes her life, on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," Tuesday, March 31 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET) on the ABC Television Network. "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." stars Clark Gregg as Director Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Agent Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Nick Blood as Lance Hunter and Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse. Guest starring are Henry Simmons as Alphonso "Mack" Mackenzie, Lucy Lawless as Isabelle Hartley, Edward James Olmos as Robert Gonzales, Jamie Harris as Gordon, Christine Adams as Agent Weaver, Kirk Acevedo as Agent Calderon, Cornelius Smith, Jr. as Case, Sai Rao as Susanna, Mackenzie Astin as Tim Maguire and Rick Otto as lead Hydra agent.

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CR90 Corellian Corvette: Facts and Stats in Star Wars Armada



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CR90 Corellian Corvette: Facts and Stats in Star Wars Armada


The Corellian Corvette is a ship manufactured by Corellian Engineering Company (CEC) and is renowned for its versatility.  It is used for freight hauling, troop carrier, light escort, passenger liner or even for diplomatic missions (Like Tantive IV).  Some Corellian Corvette's even were outfitted as carriers for starships.

Due to their versatility the Corellian Corvettes were widely used by multiple factions is a variety of capacities.

Tantive IV

The Corellian Corvette named Tantive IV was the first ship scene in a Star Wars film.  It is the ship of Princess Leia that is being hunted down by Darth Vader's much larger Star Destroyer.   The ship is piloted by Captain Antilles renowned for his loyalty to the Princess and the rebel cause.




Stats in the Star Wars Armada Game:
Here are the stat cards for the CR90 Corellian Corvette:

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The Correlian Corvette comes in two types A and B.  Both ships have the same three dice attack from the forward facing weapons, 4 hulls points, and 7 total shields.  The Shields are also similarly distributed across the ship.  The ships is well shield along its sides but sports a weak point to its rear.

The type A has one extra blue dice for anti squadron defense.

Roles:
  • A -
    •  Costs  44 Fleet Points
    • 1 extra anti squadron dice
    • Turbo Lasers
  • B -
    •  Costs 39 Fleet Points  
    •  Ion Cannon
There are many ways you will be able to use the corvette and expansion pack may be necessary for anyone planning on using the Rebels.  The expansion pack comes with two different titles that can be used to customize the Corvettes as well as the commander Mon Mothma and Raymus Antilles.

The versatile Raymus Antilles has the ability to double up effects of any command chosen, which makes him a good fit for strategies in either the Type A or B.

Other cards specific Turbo lasers can be used on A, while Ion Cannon cards on B.

CR90 Corellian Corvette  expansion pack:
The Nebulon B Frigate comes in the Core set and as an expansion pack to Star Wars Armada.  The expansion pack comes with different officers and upgrades for greater customization.




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Video: Wonder Man's origin story on Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes cartoon

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Wonder Man in cartoon form!

Wonder Man's origin story is shown in the cartoon Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes with a few tweaks.  The general idea is the same of him being created by Zemo to get revenge on Tony Stark.  He is shown more as a being of pure Energy than his traditional costume.  Black Panther is shown trying to help him with his scientific prowess.




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Nebulon-B Frigate - Facts and Stats in Star Wars Armada



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Nebulon-B: Facts and Stats in Star Wars Armada

The Nebulon-B Frigate was a capital ship designed to protect convoys of the Empire from the Rebels.  It is about 300 meters long.  The ships though designed and built for the empire are more associated with the rebellion as they were used by Rebel forces in Return of the Jedi.

The ship was designed to carry a heavy armanent as well as a carrier:
12 Turbo lasers
12 Laswer Cannons
Holding area for 24 TIE fighters

Weakness:
Despite being well armed the Nebulon featured a glaring weak point along its midsection.  This light area could be targeted by heavy fire breaking the ship in two and effectively destroying it.

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Stats in the Star Wars Armada Game:
Here are the stat cards for the Nebulon-B Escort Frigate

The Nebulon-B Frigate can fielded in two roles, as a Support Refit and as an Escort Frigate.  Both roles are fairly powerful. Both ships have the same shields, hull, attack dice and upgrade capabilities.  Also notice that both share the same glaring weakness to their side shields.  A big part of using the Nebulon B will be in attempting to keep the front of the ship toward the enemy.

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Roles:
  • Support Refit -
    •  Costs  51 Fleet Points
  • Escort Frigate -
    •  Costs 57 Fleet Points  
    •  Has as extra anti squadron (Blue dice) and an extra Squadron


The Escort Frigate costs more but can allow you to use the Nebulon B as a kind of carrier.  This could be highly useful if you give it the Yavaris title available in the Nebulon B expansion.  The Yavaris title allows fighter squadrons to attack twice when activated so long as they do not move.  Consider adding Luke Skywalker to the mix as well.  His power of treating target ships as if they have no shields could allow the Squadrons of the Nebulon to deal a real haymaker upon activation.

The Support Refit is designed to be used as a direct attacker.  It is still a powerful ship and comes at a discount of 6 Fleet points.  Consider giving it the Salvation title which gives extra to each successful attack from its front zone.  This is kind of doubling down on Nebulon B's need to keep its front toward the enemy.  Other upgrades to consider are turbo lasers and the intel officer.

For me personally I think the Escort Frigate use of fighters make it the better choice.  However, this will depend on each Admiral's strategy.

Nebulon B  Frigate Expansion Pack:
The Nebulon B Frigate comes in the Core set and as an expansion pack to Star Wars Armada.  The expansion pack comes with different officers and upgrades for greater customization.

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Star Destroyer (Victory Class) - Facts and Stats


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Star Destroyer: Facts and Stats in Star Wars Armada

The term Star Destroyer refers generally to a large capital vessell with the fire power capability of destroying an entire star system.  Star Destroyers are known for having a dagger like shape which is used so the ship can maximize its fire power forward.

Victory Class:
The Victory Class Star Destroyers were built by the Star Ship Company Rendili Star Drive.  Manufacturing of the Victory-class began in the clone wars and the ships continued into use for decades afterward.

Victory I class:
These were produced very quickly and were considered a rush job and had many noted flaws.  The ships were 900 meters long.  They successfully served in the Imperial Navy for many decades despite their flaws.

Victory II class:
This model cleaned up some of the flaws of the Victory class I.  They were produced at the onset of the Galactic Empire.  Though they were enhanced beyond the class I model less were produced.  Generally the more common and known class was the Type I.

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Stats in the Star Wars Armada Game:
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Here are the stat cards for the Victory type I and II
Type I and Type II have the same general stats for Shields, Speed, etc but they differ in their upgrade capabilities and Fleet Point Cost.

Type One costs  75 Fleet Points
Has Missile Upgrade capability

Type Two costs 85 Fleet Points
Has Ion Cannon Upgrade capability

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The Victory class Star Destroyer comes in the Core set and as an expansion pack to Star Wars Armada.  The expansion pack comes with different officers and upgrades for greater customization.

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The iZombie Intro is awesome

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iZombie intro

The iZombie intro features art work from the original comic artist.  Michael Allred as well as music from Deadboy & The Elephantmen "Stop, I'm Already Dead"

Michael Allred has a pop comic art style I love and I think it really merges well with the tone of the show, it being a pop zombie drama.  The combo of the music and the art really make it a thing of beauty.


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Preview: Amazing Spider-Man #17 The Ghost attacks Parker Industries

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Parker has returned from his inter-dimensional war in the Spider-Verse and must now get back to work.   His company Parker Industries is bidding to build a new Super Villain Prison that will aim to reform villains rather than simply contain them.

 Other companies are bidding to build the Prison as well including the nefarious Alchemax corporation.  While Alchemax appears to be in the lead for the bid they want to ensure it.   Molten Man who works for Alchemax has hired the former Thunderbolt, Ghost to destroy Parker Industries.


 

 

 

 

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Star Wars Armada pictures of ships and games

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Rebel Ships
Here you can see two of the Rebel capital vessels.  The closest one is a Corellian Crovette and the one further away is a Nebulon B Frigate.

Rebel Ships - Stats and Facts:

There are also a few squads of X-Wing fighters buffering the ships.


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Imperial Ships
Here you can see an Imperial Star Destroyer flanked by squadrons of TIE fighters.



Imperial Star Ships -Stats and Facts:

Pictures from a game table.  I do think having a space background table really seems to add to the atmosphere of the game.  It seems like if you had enough ships you could play some pretty epic Star Wars scenarios using this game and its system.

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There are more ships coming that are not in the core set:

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Ship Stats in Star Wars Armada:
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CR90 Corellian Corvette - Stats and Facts 
 

Star Wars Armada Demo

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Watching the 7 minute TIE fighter really got me in the mood for some Star Wars dogfighting games; Lucky me Fantasty Flight games just came out with the Star Wars Armada game.

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Star Wars Armada is basically an upgraded version of the X-Wing game This game is based primarily off using the large Capital Ships of the Star Wars universe but it also uses squads of the fighters.
Similar to X-Wing there are also characters with special powers for both the Empire and the Rebellion. Its a fairly deep game with many moving parts.




Here are the components that come with the game to give you an idea of what the core set comes with.
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I found this Demo from the games creator to be very helpful:




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Thor 1 Trailer

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Thor 1 introduced a lot of new elements to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  While as Hulk and Iron Man were grounded on Earth, Thor introduced less reality based aspects like dimensions, aliens and magic to the Marvel universe.
The movie also set the tone for a lot of the Marvel movies with bits of humor interspersed with action sequences.
Its fun to look back at the trailer of the movie that introduced so much.


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Thor vs Hulk battle in the Avengers

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This is one of the more epic battles in the first Avengers movies.  Fan boys love to play with the question of who would beat who in hypothetical battles and one of the most common debates is:

Thor vs Hulk

Who wins the god of Thunder or the Green Goliath!  A lot of this questions depends on the power level of the two in the comics.  The World War Hulk was at an extremely high powerlevel, as was Thor when he controlled the Odin Force.

The battle in the Avengers is a pretty good battle of an average Thor vs an average Hulk.



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Promo Video and Images for iZombie Episode 3 "Exterminator"



Promo for iZombie Episode 3 "Exterminator"

Liv continues to seek out other zombies like herself while eating the brain of a hitman.  I'm curious how eating a killers brain could effect her.  It may be a good idea for Ravi to keep his distance for her. 

Official Synopsis:
HIT MAN HIT AND RUN — As Liv (Rose McIver) and Detective Babineaux (Malcolm Goodwin) investigate a hit and run case, they discover the victim was a sociopathic hit man responsible for the murder of a tech entrepreneur, a case that Peyton (Aly Michalka) is prosecuting. Liv and Ravi (Rahul Kohli) dig deeper into a supposed zombie sighting that was posted on line which leads Liv to make a surprising discovery about someone from her past. Major [Robert Buckley] moves on with his life and Peyton is shocked by Liv’s reaction. David Anders also stars. Michael Fields directed the episode story by Rob Thomas Teleplay by Graham Norris & Lee Arcuri (#103).

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Promo Video:




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