johnseavey
johnseavey
johnseavey
Jan 20
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I hope this means we also see ‘The Jim Henson Hour’ and ‘Muppets Tonight’ come to the service eventually. ‘Muppets Tonight’, in particular, really felt like an updating of the classic show.

Jan 20
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It’s a tough get, even for Disney. Because it’s a variety show, every single episode has a number of songs whose rights need to be cleared separately from the payments to actors, directors, et cetera - and because this was a pre-video, pre-streaming series, most of those things weren’t settled in the initial Read more

Jan 12
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Yes, if you crossed it over with “Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle”.

Dec 23
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I think it feels a bit like they’re trying to get back to the older Trek vibe, where episodes were a little more self-contained instead of chapters in a story. I kinda dig it, to be honest.

Dec 11
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From the looks of things, it could still be a divergence at a critical moment - Yondu got bad coordinates, or was distracted by the sheer mass of vibranium, and wound up picking up a different kid. Read more

Dec 6
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Um... have you read ‘The Twits’ lately? It’s one hundred percent about two people whose descriptions perfectly fit those of Eastern European Jews being described as horrible, gross, nasty people whose character shines out so clearly that it makes them physically ugly. The quiet part is said particularly loud in that Read more

Dec 5
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Disco Haters: “GOD, I hate Discovery! Everything’s so bleak and joyless and there’s none of the hope and optimism I look for in Trek!” Read more

Dec 5
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You can also NOT read the article, move on with your life, and leave the space for a discussion of the episode to people who watched the episode.

Nov 29
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I dunno, it worked for me because Gabrielle had that little speech at the beginning saying, “It’s so cute that you think this is about facts and logic and reasoning, honey! Oh no no no. They’re all walking in with their minds closed, looking for an excuse to tell you to fuck right off, and nothing you say to them will Read more

Nov 29
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I think I know where they’re going next episode! I also think I know what caused the Burn! The planet they’re on in the “Next Time on...” sequence looks a lot like an autumnal Pahvo, the planet they went to back in Season One with the sentient trees that made Saru turn on the crew. It had a natural crystalline antenna Read more

Nov 29
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Star Trek fans: “They made all these continuity mistakes that I, a trufan, noticed! These people don’t even really understand Star Trek!” Read more

Nov 29
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Because there’s exactly one person in the entire universe who knows anything about the mycelial network (remember, research on this was ended 930 years ago by order of Starfleet and the only ships known to use it either blew up or Cronenberged their entire crew) and he’s not going to say yes to stripping the ship for Read more

Nov 29
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She raised Michael until she was ten, then teleported to the future and only saw her in little snippets during the most severe crises of her life after that. It’s very much like coming back to the kid you had to give up to CPS when they’re a grown-up and being asked, “So what are they like?” You don’t really know.

Nov 29
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I think Michael seemed flummoxed not because she didn’t understand the logic trial, but because it wasn’t what it was supposed to be; she was clearly picturing it as something like defending a thesis, where she’d be asked questions about the reliability of the data, her qualifications to examine it, the validity of Read more

Nov 29
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Oh god, Anthony Rapp’s facial acting when Tilly tells him she’s going to be promoted over him was some of the best in the entire franchise. I want to screenshot every frame of that scene.

Nov 29
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Leaves generally aren’t granted when the ship is told that they have to be battle-ready for an emergency mission that could begin any time within the next twelve hours.

Nov 29
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When she and Georgiou went over to the Sarcophagus to capture T’Kuvma, she was told that the one thing they could not do was kill him - alive, he could be reasoned with, but dead, he would become a martyr whose cause would enflame the entire Klingon Empire. And then Georgiou got killed, and all of Burnham’s Vulcan Read more

Nov 17
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I’ve read a couple of Grady Hendrix novels, though, and I’d say he did a fair job of invigorating some old tropes. ‘My Best Friend’s Exorcism’ was a really fun mashup of the high school drama with the bodily possession horror flick, and ‘Horrorstor’ is one of the best twists on haunted houses I’ve ever read. (It’s Read more

Nov 17
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Is it just me, or does his facial expression look EXACTLY like Ralphie’s little brother in the bunny suit in ‘A Christmas Story’? Maybe we’re going to find out that Steppenwolf’s aunt bought it for him and he doesn’t want to make a scene by telling her how it looks.