Friday, April 12, 2013

A-Z Geek (K): The Underdog

During the April A-Z Challenge, I’m posting six days a week, following the letters of the alphabet. I will share all the movies, books and games I watched, read and played--all the influences that turned me into the geeky person and writer I am today.

MOVIES
Krull (1983): I’ll be surprised if anyone remembers this one. It’s a B-grade 80s fantasy that I absolutely loved and watched many times.

The Karate Kid (1984): Not so geeky, but the original is one of those movies that’s stuck with me. Gotta love those underdog stories.

TV
Knight Rider (1982-1986): Ah, David Hasselhoff was gorgeous in his day and I loved the voice of Kit.

Which of the 80s heart throbs are a win for you?

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40 comments:

  1. I've never seen The Karate Kid. I need to address that!

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  2. I love underdog stories too. They inspire me to think that anyone can have their day in the sun, regardless of their circumstances.


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  3. I LOVED Knight Rider...the car, not the Hoff :)

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  4. I watched a few episodes of Knight Rider for the first time a few months ago. It's a good series. The Karate Kid from the 80's is a classic to me.

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  5. Yes, I remember Krull very well, and it was one of my favorites, too. I'm not as fond of The Hoff as you, I do like a newer film I think is kind of edgy, comic-book geeky: "Kick-A**," with Nicholas Cage.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. You're a real Egyptophile! :-)

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    1. Oh my gosh I forgot all about that movie! That one's brilliant too!!

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  6. I loved the Karate Kid! Oh, now I want to watch it. I am off to the video store :)

    Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com
    Visiting from AtoZ #41

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  7. Okay, so now you have me humming the song from Knight Rider. Kit was an awesome car. I wanted one just like it. The Karate Kid was rocked. Sometimes I circle my hands and say, 'wax on, wax off'

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  8. Remember Krull? I saw it in the cinema.

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  9. Yes, I do remember Krull. Sorry, I couldn't have picked that one. I really had a hard time coming up with a K movie. Jackson's King Kong is the only one I own. Oh well, at least I scored big with Kiss From a Rose...

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  10. I've never heard of Krull, but the other two have a very special place in my adolescent memories.

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  11. Oh man, I was addicted to those Karate Kid movies. Even to this day, I often use the lines: "Wax on, wax off." and "Sweep the leg." ;)

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    1. lol, yep I use them all too often too ;)

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  12. I always root for the underdog! Those seem to make the best stories.

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  13. The original Karate Kid is the best one. A lot of good story plot and character growth there for sure. I must admit, I don't play video games even though my children tell me about them constantly. Thanks for sharing this, Lynda.

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  14. I remember watching Krull as a kid. I liked it but I used to always hide behind a pillow during the scene of them walking through the swamp lands, and I hated the part where the cyclops man got squished (It's been nigh on 20 years since I last saw that film and I still remember it as if I watched it yesterday...lol)

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    1. Yeah, that was a sad scene with the cyclops. It's one of the more memorable movie moments.

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  15. Who doesn't like a good underdog. I know I do. We have both versions of Karate Kid. I like the original and the kids like the remake.

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  16. wasn't there a Krull movie with Kevin Sorbo? Or was that KULL? I do love me intergalactic heroes :)

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    1. All I can say is Kevin Sorbo wasn't in Krull. Ken Marshall was the lead actor in Krull. You don't see many bearded lead actors anymore.

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    2. yep, Sorbo was Kull, not Krull :) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119484/

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  17. Ooooh, I remember all of them. I even have a funny story about Krull but I won't tell it because it makes me blush. :)

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  18. I quote The Karate Kid all the time. Not so much Knight Rider, but it does get the occasional reference.

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  19. Karate Kid wins my vote for best underdog movie. I was always a fan of The Hip Nip, too. I miss his humor and his poking fun at that stereotype.

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  20. I like the concept of the underdog. Need to see The Karate Kid.

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  21. I loved watching the Knight Rider when I was a teenager!

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  22. I don't remember Krull at all. I thought I knew everything about the 80s so I'm curious now LOL.
    And you're so right about underdog stories!

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  23. 80s heartthrobs...maybe Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones? I can't help it. I didn't see too many movies in the 80s.

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  24. I don't remember Krull, but looking forward to seeing Kit the talking car at Supanova next weekend!

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    1. Aw! You have to tell me all about Supanova, you lucky thing!

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  25. I loved the Karate Kid series!

    Damyanti @Daily(w)rite
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  26. I don't remember Krull, but I loved The Karate Kid. "Brush up, brush down. Breathe in, breathe out."

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