The thing is, Abrams knew precisely jack-shit about Star Trek, but Orci and Kurtzman were supposed to be the super-fans. And I believe it, since Into Darkness is partly ripped off from a sorta-bad ‘80s Star Trek novel (1986's Dreadnaught!) that only a fan would have read. They were just bad fans-turned-writers, the…
For all I dislike Cara, your assessment is spot on: she should have been the main character. Valerian should’ve been disposed in the first 5 minutes.
I got a bit of a Big Trouble in Little China vibe — like she really was the protagonist, even though Valerian was getting all the attention. Though, the movie wasn’t great, and so I can believe it was entirely accidental.
Yeah, lumping him into MeToo has always bothered me — and I’m someone who can’t see a Quentin Tarantino movie without thinking about what Uma Thurman went through on the set of Kill Bill.
There was no #MeToo for Whedon. His ex-wife accused him of cheating on her. That is not what #MeToo is about.
Stargate SG-1 (especially in the Sci-Fi seasons) and Atlantis also had a really good balance between the on-going storyline episodes and stand-alones. They also loved their call backs, as a lot of plot points in the stand-alones were incorporated in the on-going story episodes.
I was just talking to a friend about this re: genre shows. Monster of the week episodes aren’t always a bad thing!
Love Killjoys so much! It’s such an underrated show.
+1 This is why I generally disagree with the Cult of the Short Season — it leads to an excessive focus on “throughline” that sacrifices both realism (the characters are just constantly engaged in activities that drive the plot) and interesting opportunities for worldbuilding, naturalistic character interactions, etc.
Yeah, Beyond was the first Trek film that gave me the “enjoyable Trek feeling” since First Contact. 09 is much more of a spectacular blockbuster, and maybe a better film in general, but with Beyond it felt to me as though the series had finally found its footing. Shame that it met with diminished returns (although…
Sorbo saw himself as the next Arnold. Still sees himself as the next Arnold, only the Sean Hannity friendly version. Just doesn’t realize he’s the only one left that takes him seriously.
But with Andromeda the thing you need to remember is Kevin went into Andromeda almost immediately after he killed Hercules by…
And Andromeda is basically Gene Roddenberry’s “What if the United Federation of Planets collapsed?”
There was an amazing episode of Don’t Trust the he B—— in Apartment 23 that actually took the piss out of Kevin Sorbo, who, playing himself, was tricked into showing up at a fake charity ball. It was actually quite funny.
While The Wish is GREAT - The follow-up - Dopplegangland is in the top 10 funniest Buffies of ALL TIME. Its seriously great, major laughs AND advances the plot. I would place this on here as well.
I do not see the episode of Warehouse 13 where everyone is awesome and evil on this list. :-P
Not having ever read the source material, and not a huge horror fan, I quite enjoyed the movie, in the sense that it wasn’t a onslaught of “GOTCHA” moments, but let things simmer (literally at one point) and build up. Yes, it’s perhaps not as deftly handled as it could be, but given how modern horror films tend to be…
All these movies shattering box of office records are a bit trash. You think about movies like jurassic world, avatar, and now lion king. What do they contribute to the culture? What famous lines or scenes can anyone remember from those movies? The original jurassic park had so many amazing scenes and quotable dialog.…
You have a demon in your cartoon, and they’ll accuse the cartoon of promoting satanism, even if the demon is the villain of the piece.
Maybe when the American public sees armed guards every fucking where, they’ll realize they have a problem.
As a non-US person watching everything that’s happening over there, I have one question - since all of you can get guns and ammo at like a convenience stores, or whatever - how come you still haven’t armed yourselves and stormed, like, EVERYTHING?! This shit isn’t something you fucking protest about, this is the straw…