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Fair enough. I just feel like it should count, if simply by virtue of how much time they spend in the car. But they don’t really go all that far, I guess. Read more

2 hrs ago
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I’d also add The Blues Brothers (which one could argue does count as borderline fantasy), Y Tu mamá también, and The Muppet Movie. Read more

9:56 AM
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I was considering mentioning this myself, but you beat me to it. Though Indiana Jones adventures are typically characterized as something other than road movies, they could still fit that genre, and if so, I feel like an entire ten-entry list could be filled entirely with Indy adventures (at least if we expand the Read more

9:49 AM
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I’ll see your Adventures of Flotter and raise you a Kzinti reference in “Nepenthe”, marking a rare dialogue reference to a bit of Trek lore established in the animated series (doubly so, since the Kzinti originated as a non-Trek creation of author Larry Niven in his “Known Space” series, and which he adapted into Star Read more

3/28/20
9:59 AM
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In fairness, I’m not sure some of the ST:TNG regulars had a much better experience on Nemesis, but as long as they’re not using Stuart Baird again I don’t see a reason why that one movie out of 13 movies and 700+ episodes should keep anyone from ever returning to the franchise ever again. I’d be interested in seeing Read more

3/26/20
7:48 AM
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So very much agreed on Star Trek - The Motion Picture, one of the most seriously underrated Treks. Read more

3/26/20
7:27 AM
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I’m so glad to see your suggestion. I’ve long loved the idea of doing thematic groupings like this, but seldom really have. A couple I’ve wanted to do (not strictly limited to three movies; I might do four or five if there’s time): Read more

3/26/20
6:50 AM
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So it has, but it’s still a dreadful, clunky abomination. If whoever at Fox was responsible for (re)introducing it didn’t actually coin it, they still brought it out of obscurity into public usage, much like climate change unlocking ancient pathogens once safely locked away in permafrost.

3/25/20
10:07 PM
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I don’t agree that it’s better than Temple of Doom, but I do think Crystal Skull gets maligned more than it should. Moreover, Skull also actually has enough commonalities of thematic and narrative detail with both Raiders and Last Crusade that those three actually do work as a kind of loose trilogy, while Temple is Read more

3/25/20
10:03 PM
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Thanks for that. I agree, and included that as part of my objection to the Indy write-up in another post, though I’m in the greys and I doubt anyone will even see it. While I agree Crystal Skull is the worst in the series, I think it’s still worth including (at least in part because when watched in sequence with Raider Read more

3/25/20
2:11 PM
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I have to take issue with the Indiana Jones rec even though it’s one of my three favorite franchises, on the grounds that a) not only is there a fourth movie whether you want to make tired jokes about it or not (and I fully agree Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is the nadir of the series, but it Read more

3/24/20
4:47 PM
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As my wife says, sometimes, you just want to stack animals.

3/24/20
3:33 PM
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There needs to be more comedy here, after all.

3/24/20
3:32 PM
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Let me add an honorable mention - not fantasy or SF, but the connection to real-world space exploration should make it still of interest to most folks here, I think. Sam Neill and Patrick Warburton, together in The Dish:

3/24/20
1:28 PM
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In fairness, there’s also City, Friends, Ninjago, and DC, not to mention various brief themes (both licensed and original) that run for three waves or fewer. But yeah. Read more

3/22/20
9:35 AM
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Who, me? Nah. But this is an article about a character who debuted in animation and is (reportedly) going to subsequently appear in live action. If the question is simply about what character did that first (without any mention of canon status of the initial animation appearance, as most of the statements here lacked Read more

3/21/20
10:02 AM
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I’d say whether it counts or not depends upon what the question / statement actually is.

3/20/20
11:53 PM
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No biggie! I only make a point of mentioning it because so many seem to tie it specifically to Christmas. Read more

3/20/20
3:10 PM
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I’ve loved video games since I discovered them as a kid in the late ‘70s / early ‘80s, but kind of fell away from them a bit for many years - never entirely, but enough that I didn’t keep up with major developments in the form, and now I’m getting back into them in my early 50s with a PS4 I’ve had just a few months, Read more

3/20/20
2:57 PM
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I think Dawson would be as awesome in this role as she is in all her others, but my first choice would be to keep Ashley Eckstein.