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May 25
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The thing that immediately impressed me about Toy Story, as a 35 year old male when it was released, was how finely tuned the toys were as nostalgia delivery devices. Not for a moment, and this was the intended effect, did I identify with Andy, or even have anything he particularly did or said trigger an intense Read more

Sep 13 2019
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Oh there’s bloat, to be sure. It seems to be part of the wider “binge-watching” phenomenon and the “bonus material” larded around movies on DVD, which live on beyond the currency of physical media on Youtube, etc. It’s not just movies. There is not enough time in the universe to keep ahead of the box-set releases of Read more

Aug 7 2019
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My entire buy-pass analysis turns on whether the stylus handwriting-to-text updates are a major or minor advance. 

Apr 23 2019
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“Vast”? “Whopping”? For 930 years? I was, am and will always be a dedicated fan of TOS. But there has always been such an abrupt distinction between fans of SF in movies and tv and SF literature, in which context 930 years is just a blip, as many authors and series have worked with cosmologically deep time.  Still, I Read more

Apr 22 2019
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As part of the OAF demographic, I despair! Darkness no longer confined to the Edge of Town, as a general matter, on many shows and many films. It’s right there, center stage for atmospherics. So you sit and squint and know you are seeing only a portion of what the non-OAF person is seeing right next to you. With Read more

Mar 22 2019
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Always loved this compelling episode, which easily made the grade in HiLowBrow’s “Kirk Your Enthusiasm” series. It’s no accident that “Galaxy Quest” includes a scene where Commander Taggart is battling Gorignak in single combat while his crew remotely watches on and Guy unhelpfully volunteers, “I know... You construct Read more