About Chris Walker

Chris Walker (@back2past) is affectionately referred to as Back to the Past's social media lackey. He's all over finding nuggets of pop culture news, wherever they may be hiding!

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Kong: Skull Island

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where we’re deviating heavily from the usual format to talk about an American feature film still in theaters right now. However, it’s not every summer that an American studio knocks it out of the park with a Kaiju picture, much less one set in the wider Godzilla franchise, so Kong: … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: What If? #77

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where we examine comics and other media that answer the question “what if”. Seeing as FX’s Legion has made David “Legion” Haller far more popular than he’s ever been before, we’re looking at What If? #77, “What if Legion Had Killed Magneto?” How’s It Different? This, … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Karate Robo Zaborgar

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where today we’re examining another modern, nostalgia-driven remake of a 70s series. This time, it’s Karate Robo Zaborgar. Plot Rundown The criminal syndicate known as Sigma is out to conquer the world and only Japanese secret policeman Yutaka Diamon stands in their way.  With the … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Timeslip The Collection

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where this week you’re in for a bit of a mind-flip, because we’re looking at Timeslip: The Collection. How’s It Different? This is a slightly strange example, since it’s a For Want of a Nail story…applied to the real world. Timeslip was a feature that ran in Marvel … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Space Sentai Kyuranger

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where we’re on the cutting edge of Super Sentai! The very first episode of Uchu Sentai Kyuranger recently aired in Japan, and we’re gonna talk about it today. Plot Rundown The evil Space Shogunate Jark Matter has conquered 88 constellations, effectively giving them control of the … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Doom Link

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where today we’re looking at a one-shot exclusively available with a toy. The cover designates it Superman: The Man of Steel Co-Starring Batman #1, but it is better known by the name in its indicia – Doom Link! How’s It Different? It’s a Royale with Cheese, where a lot … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Toei Amusement Park Shorts

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where we’re taking in a triple feature in under thirty minutes! Enjoy Kamen Rider World, Super Sentai World, and Toei Hero Daishugō. Plot Rundown Kamen Rider World: the evil Shadow Moon, previously defeated by Kamen Rider Black, returns to life as a powerful giant called The … [Read more...]

1 out of 5 – Would Recommend: Death Race 2050

Welcome back to 1 out of 5 – Would Recommend, which comes out of retirement this week for one last job. Today, we’re watching the newest entry in a series that, like Spider-Man, has been rebooted twice in ten years – Death Race 2050! What’s The Plot? It’s a remake of Death Race 2000, and it follows that plot … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Star Wars Infinities – A New Hope

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, were today we’re looking at an alternate universe from long ago in a galaxy far, far away – Star Wars Infinities - A New Hope! How’s It Different? This is a simple For Want of a Nail story – Luke Skywalker’s torpedoes detonate too early and fail to destroy the Death … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Justice League/Power Rangers #1

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where we’re tossing out the schedule to review something that was released this week! Justice League/Power Rangers #1, a crossover between America’s favorite tokusatsu series and the World’s Greatest Superheroes from DC Comics and Boom! Studios, hit new issue racks on 01/11 and made … [Read more...]

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