Get Woke, Go Broke: Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Star Trek Are Now All Dead Brands Due to Identity Politics

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will limp past a billion, maybe today, but that's about all it will make. Theaters are dropping it, and it's making smaller and smaller amounts every week, with big drops weekend-to-weekend.

It's made less money every single weekend than both previous films in this #FakeNews trilogy, and it's even making less money than the non-trilogy "Rogue One."

In fact, it's expected it will make less money than Rogue One, becoming the fourth most money making films out of five -- only Solo, which lost money, made less.

It's a big deal that it's making less money than Rogue One, because that's one of the freestanding spinoff movies, which were never expected to make more money than the main-storyline trilogy films.

But Disney Star Wars' failure is now complete:


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker earned another $2.4 million on Wednesday, dropping 40% from yesterday and a whopping 86% from last Wednesday. That gives Walt Disney and Lucasfilmís Star Wars sequel a $460.9 million domestic cume. The film is officially over the unadjusted $460 million (counting reissues) domestic gross of the first Star Wars beginning back in 1977 ($1.495 billion adjusted), and itíll likely end the weekend above the unadjusted-for-inflation $474 million gross (counting the 2012 3-D reissue) of Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace ($882 million adjusted). Alas, at its rate of descent, it not only wonít get anywhere near The Last Jedi, it won't end up matching the $532 million domestic finish of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Meanwhile, #FakeNews Doctor Who's ratings continue to plummet.

The ratings fell in America:


BBC America's Doctor Who ratings continued to decline with the release of Episode 3 "Orphan 55."

TV Series Finale reports Doctor Who Episode 3 "Orphan 55" had an abysmal .10 rating with total viewers only reaching 468,000.

This is more than a 20% decline from Episode 2, Spyfall: Part Two.

Spyfall: Part Two had a .15 rating and only 589,000 total viewers. That was a more than 25% decline from the premiere which had a .19 rating and 790,000 total viewers.

And ratings are dropping like a stone in the UK, too:


In the United Kingdom, Doctor Who News reports the "Orphan 55" episode was watched by 4.19 million viewers. Radio Times previously reported Spyfall: Part Two had UK viewership at 4.6 million. This is nearly a 10% decline in viewership. Not as substantial as the American audience with BBC America, but still a significant drop off.

In other words, episode 3's ratings were worse than episode 2's, which were worse than episode 1's, which in turn were worse than anything from the previous season.

You don't have to be a Timelord to chart the future ratings of this dying show.

You may have heard -- or not heard -- that Star Trek Discovery was an identity politics trash fire.

Its ratings are very bad, though CBS tries not admit that. The ratings were bad enough that Netflix, which had partnered with them to air the show overseas, laughed them off when they wanted a new financing partnership for the next season.

But Star Trek fans had hoped that the new Star Trek entry, Star Trek Picard, would return to the show's original tone and vision, and without all the politics.

No dice, says decrepit ham Patrick Stewart. The show's going to be about Trump and Brexit, with Star Fleet reimagined as a Galactic Bully that needs to get its nose bloodied by #TheResistance.

The new "Star Trek" series starring Sir Patrick Stewart isnít being explicitly billed as "woke," but it seems the seriesí star, who will reprise his role as the legendary Enterprise captain, Jean-Luc Picard, believes "Star Trek: Picard" will have a message for anti-immigrant leaders and global isolationists.

The series will have a "more pessimistic take" on Starfleet, the quasi-military arm that handles discovery, research, and, generally, law enforcement duties for the United Federation of Planets, according to Newsweek. Stewart described the fictional organization, now years past the events of "Star Trek: The Next Generation," and the subsequent Star Trek films, as hopelessly corrupt and cruelly "isolationist" in the face of a galactic refugee crisis.


...


"Picard," he notes, is "me responding to the world of Brexit and Trump and feeling, 'Why hasn't the federation changed? Why hasnít Starfleet changed? Maybe they're not as reliable and trustworthy as we all thought."

Stewart goes on to describe both the United Kingdom and the United States as "f***ed."

Can I just say I always thought he was a shitty actor, since the first time I saw him in a minor role in Excalibre, as one of the first knights to swear fealty to Arthur?

He's just hammy and deep-voiced. Everything is always the same with this boring tone of a bad literature teacher reading parts of Paradise Lost to you.

Fans had hoped that this Picard show would return to the tone of The Next Generation, but series producer Robert Kurtzman says the show will be pure #Resistance agitporn, and that that's all by Patrick Stewart's demented demand:

In Jan. 23, CBS All Access will debut "Star Trek: Picard," a series in which Stewart reprises the thoughtful, cultured, bald starship captain he played for seven seasons on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and in a string of four feature films that ended in 2002. The new show is different from its predecessor in nearly every respect -- texture, tone, format, production value, even the likelihood of characters dropping an f-bomb. That's all by design. Stewart's design.

When a producer isn't interested in taking credit but in preemptively affixing blame, that's a sign the project is a disaster.

I can't wait until Bond 25 tanks too. The bonfire of the IPs will be glorious, glorious!

You can't spell "Identity Politics" without IPs, Hollywood decided.

May they go all go broke and be forced to give hand-jays under bridges.

Posted by: Ace at 05:30 PM




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1
Social Justice is like a Cancer.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 14, 2020 05:32 PM (CMrar)

2 I haven't seen any of this stuff.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 14, 2020 05:34 PM (1ISKN)

3 The Day The Force Died

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 14, 2020 05:34 PM (q1Pj5)

4 Works for me

Posted by: Skip at January 14, 2020 05:34 PM (ZCEU2)

5 Bond is going to be awful and burn, too. The new Ghostbuster movie looks like it might be good but I don't trust Hollyweird to entertain me.


Star Trek Picard is going to be terrible. I haven't watched Star Trek since DS:9. That was good I thought.

Bring back Babylon 5. That was a great show.

Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 05:34 PM (Gylu/)

6 I can't wait to not see these!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2020 05:35 PM (07YWD)

7 It's OK. We'll make it all up on "Swiss Family Robinson, Woke as Fuck."

Posted by: Robert Iger at January 14, 2020 05:35 PM (sWM8x)

8 The quicker Skywalker crashes to sooner it will be on the webz.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2020 05:36 PM (07YWD)

9 Top eleventh

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at January 14, 2020 05:36 PM (BUqaS)

10 I just recently watched Good Omens and I was reminded that David Tennet was the best Dr.

Fight me.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 14, 2020 05:36 PM (1ISKN)

11 Star Wars sequel trilogy was trash from the beginning. I'm glad it failed.

I have hate watched Lady Dr Who via nonwoke YouTube critics. Way more fun than watching the actual thing, I reckon.

I loved Star Trek TNG as a kid. Et tu, Picard?

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at January 14, 2020 05:36 PM (9hauA)

12 Tee-hee-hee.

I'm delighted with the abysmal, shit-smearing failure of the brain-trust in Hollywood.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 14, 2020 05:36 PM (oVJmc)

13 Obi Wan's failure is complete! And Disney's!

Posted by: Darth Joncelli (RD7QR) at January 14, 2020 05:36 PM (RD7QR)

14 "Whooo are you, doo, doo, doo, doo" ?

Posted by: tubal at January 14, 2020 05:36 PM (qhmX5)

15 Star Dreck, The Farce Continues

Posted by: a rutabaga, music critic, and cinema expert at January 14, 2020 05:36 PM (Tnijr)

16 Now to read the content so as not to be on the receiving end of snark from the proprietor of this shop.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at January 14, 2020 05:37 PM (BUqaS)

17
I have hate watched Lady Dr Who via nonwoke YouTube critics. Way more fun than watching the actual thing, I reckon.


That's what I do, too!

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 14, 2020 05:37 PM (CMrar)

18 I do not avoid Hollywood, Mandrake. But I do deny them my affluence.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2020 05:37 PM (07YWD)

19

I watch a youtuber called "Mauler" and he shreds like no one else.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 14, 2020 05:37 PM (CMrar)

20 >>>2 I haven't seen any of this stuff.


I only saw teh star wars movies, though they were so bad I didn't pay full attention.

I wouldn't even think of watching Star Trek. That's apparently just wretched, though.

I did try to watch the first episode of Lady Ghostbusters Doctor Who, just to review it, but it was so bad and boring I couldn't make myself watch more than ten minutes of it.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 05:37 PM (PbpT7)

21 When I was listening to Soneqa Martin-Green blather on about SJW topics during the Talking Dead, I knew Star Trek: Discovery was going to be a complete dumpster fire when she joined it.

Posted by: Bringer of Info at January 14, 2020 05:38 PM (7s3Gx)

22 Political art is a contradiction in terms because it is basically propaganda by another name.

Even if you agree with the slant of the propaganda, such as U.S. WWII stuff, it is most generally bad art even when done by such masters as Frank Capra or Ford. Mission to Moscow is such a movie as well.

Posted by: whig at January 14, 2020 05:38 PM (EUDB2)

23 There...are...four...trannies!

Posted by: The Dead Picards at January 14, 2020 05:38 PM (EgshT)

24 Asshat Hollywood will ruin anything.

Up yours Picard/Stuart. I don't see you filling up your vineyard with Nossican refugees.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 14, 2020 05:38 PM (5v15w)

25 Meanwhile Joker made over a billion as a rated R movie without China's box office. 11 Oscar nominations. Joker 2 is confirmed.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 14, 2020 05:38 PM (KYBu2)

26 >The bonfire of the IPs will be glorious, glorious!

You know who else burned their intellectual works?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 14, 2020 05:38 PM (1CjJc)

27 I watch a youtuber called "Mauler" and he shreds like no one else.


That's the tiger stripped sith guy, right? with the double ended light dildo.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2020 05:38 PM (07YWD)

28 Yet... they will persist.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 14, 2020 05:38 PM (dUJdY)

29 >>>I watch a youtuber called "Mauler" and he shreds like no one else.


he's good but I prefer the punch and humor of Critical Drinker.

I did listen to Mauler's hours-long dissections to help me fall asleep, though.

That's not a knock -- I relisten to long podcasts to help me fall asleep. If I'm listening, I'm not thinking, so I can fall asleep easier.

I listened to his like 20 times each.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 05:39 PM (PbpT7)

30 Patrick Stewart. Typical British Islander, I guess.

Posted by: tubal at January 14, 2020 05:39 PM (qhmX5)

31 What they need to do is hire more smartypants women to lead these projects!! Grrrl power!

There's also the uber-feminist, straight out of central casting comics writer chick (dyed red hair, big black-framed 'nerd' glasses, etc.) who is writing the script for Captain Marvel 2. No way that movie will tank at the box office.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2020 05:39 PM (bDqIh)

32 No wonder 90 Day Fiance is doing so well.

Posted by: wth at January 14, 2020 05:39 PM (v0R5T)

33 Kirk > Picard.

Never could stand TNG.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 14, 2020 05:39 PM (d6Ksn)

34 There...are...four...trannies!
Posted by: The Dead Picards at January 14, 2020 05:38 PM (EgshT)


And just like that, a thread winna!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at January 14, 2020 05:39 PM (5v15w)

35 >>I haven't seen any of this stuff.


I never 'got' movies. I'd rather see a fucking Opera.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2020 05:39 PM (br0gZ)

36 The new "Woke" Picard: "You know, the Borg weren't really that bad. Who are we to question their culture."

Posted by: WisRich at January 14, 2020 05:40 PM (G0vdT)

37 Was the problem with a woman Dr. Who or was it so impossibly "woke" that is was just impossible to watch?. I haven't seen Dr. Who since Tom Baker was the doctor, so I'm way behind the curve.,

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2020 05:40 PM (WI7YS)

38 I watched the latest Star Wars disaster through MauLer's long-form video critique. Highly entertaining.

Critical drinker's review was also fun, as always.

I recognized Star Wars TFA for the fraud it was when I watched it in the theater. I have not given trashy Disney any of my money for any Star Wars movie since then. (I did watch Solo on Netflix - twas ok).

Walt Disney must be rolling in his grave with all this stupidity and live action remakes of cartoons.

SMH

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at January 14, 2020 05:40 PM (9hauA)

39 There hasn't been a decent movie since "UHF". And I know, I'm an expert.

Posted by: a rutabaga, music critic, and cinema expert at January 14, 2020 05:40 PM (Tnijr)

40
That's the tiger stripped sith guy, right? with the double ended light dildo.

Posted by: Grump928(C)



Uhhh. Errrrr. Yeah, I guess.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 14, 2020 05:40 PM (CMrar)

41 >>>6 Caring about this degenerate shit at all means you've already lost.


well but... most don't, any longer. Most people have just walked away. No one's even upset any longer, which means that interest hits bottom.

When people still care, they're still potential customers.

When they just don't even care any longer, they're former potential customers.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 05:40 PM (PbpT7)

42 But, but, but,

Conservatives keep telling me about the correction mechanism of the free markets and the hallowed fiduciary dury to the stock holders!

Posted by: rd at January 14, 2020 05:40 PM (+0uDE)

43 The Critical Drinker is legit.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 14, 2020 05:40 PM (KYBu2)

44 Effing Captain Picard.

You are smarter than that.

Add him to the List.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 14, 2020 05:40 PM (sy5kK)

45 >>I haven't seen any of this stuff.





I never 'got' movies. I'd rather see a fucking Opera.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2020 05:39 PM (br0gZ)


They have those?

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 14, 2020 05:40 PM (q1Pj5)

46 I'm waiting for them to remake the "Dirty Harry" movies.


heh heh heh
motherfuckinghampsterfuckers

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 14, 2020 05:40 PM (d7Ww2)

47 Looks like there's a pretty big crowd downtown to see Trump tonight. Some of these people have been out there since 5 am.

It's pretty cold today.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 14, 2020 05:41 PM (d6Ksn)

48 Masturbation Tuesday is hitting its stride.

Posted by: Fritz at January 14, 2020 05:41 PM (ATCV4)

49 >>>I recognized Star Wars TFA for the fraud it was when I watched it in the theater. I have not given trashy Disney any of my money for any Star Wars movie since then. (I did watch Solo on Netflix - twas ok).


what has two thumbs and was one of the few podcasters to say TFA sucked back then?

This guy!

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 05:41 PM (PbpT7)

50 Obi Wan's failure is complete! And Disney's!
Posted by: Darth Joncelli (RD7QR) at January 14, 2020 05:36 PM (RD7QR)
........

Don't worry, Meghan Markle will save their happy ass!

Posted by: wth at January 14, 2020 05:41 PM (v0R5T)

51 I stopped watching Who before it went woke.

The writing went off the rails long before the female doctor was introduced.

The female Dr. Who strikes me as the "hey, we're losing audience, so, let's have the actors create a band for the show" maneuver.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 14, 2020 05:41 PM (oBfF8)

52 "Rogue One" was the only Star Wars movie I liked besides the first one. Pretty entertaining sci-fi war flick.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at January 14, 2020 05:41 PM (j4zcI)

53 There's also the uber-feminist, straight out of central casting comics writer chick (dyed red hair, big black-framed 'nerd' glasses, etc.) who is writing the script for Captain Marvel 2.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2020 05:39 PM (bDqIh)

I saw that. It was like a Babylon Bee stock photo for feminists. Unbelievable.

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at January 14, 2020 05:41 PM (9hauA)

54
I did listen to Mauler's hours-long dissections to help me fall asleep, though.



His multi-hour dissections of episodes of Game Of Thrones are masterpieces.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 14, 2020 05:41 PM (CMrar)

55 I know Patrick Stewart was a Leftist since his original Star trek days

Posted by: Skip at January 14, 2020 05:41 PM (ZCEU2)

56 >>Never


TNG is basically a 200 Level Survey Philosophy course taught in Trek.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2020 05:41 PM (br0gZ)

57 lol handjays.

Posted by: Heddy at January 14, 2020 05:41 PM (zfSkc)

58 23
Political art is a contradiction in terms because it is basically propaganda by another name.



Even if you agree with the slant of the propaganda, such as U.S.
WWII stuff, it is most generally bad art even when done by such masters
as Frank Capra or Ford. Mission to Moscow is such a movie as well.

Posted by: whig at January 14, 2020 05:38 PM (EUDB2)

The Disney WWII propaganda is art. Der Fuehrer's Face is one of my favorites.
https://youtu.be/MReV9dkAVhY

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 14, 2020 05:42 PM (1CjJc)

59 Patrick Stewart was at his best as Richard the Lionheart in Robin Hood: Men in Tights.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 14, 2020 05:42 PM (2B9A/)

60


But but but we need to give women more stuff, us white guys need to go away because we have all the action stars and all that.

Well, what is it now, women have all the action stars.

Ok if us gives tell you twats to get bent?

No, I guess not!

Patrick Stewart is just bad, never liked him, he ruined Dune, just overacting and being all MR ACTOR all over the place. Master Thespian!

And TNG, never liked that either. The characters seemed to be drugged up, there was a certain gauziness and artifice about the whole thing.

Guess they did't want people to be all manly. Manly men.

Remember when the progs screeched loudly about Death Wish with Bruce Willis?

But we have some psychopath employed by Bernie saying he's gonna do worse things to people, in real life.

Makes one wonder what the whole plan is.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at January 14, 2020 05:42 PM (ikxxu)

61 what has two thumbs and was one of the few podcasters to say TFA sucked back then?

This guy!

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 05:41 PM (PbpT7)

I am honored to be in your company, sir.

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at January 14, 2020 05:42 PM (9hauA)

62 One thing that has become obvious, it's not easy to write a long story arc that is satisfying. That's why shows like Breaking Bad are so rare.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2020 05:42 PM (07YWD)

63 I started watching Critical Drinker thanks to you guys. He's bang on and quite funny. I just find myself bored with all the crap that is out there and being green-lit. I guess someone has mad money to burn.

I am looking for some new series to pick up at the library. Finished Breaking Bad and Justified. I have a few movies lined up. Now just want to find a good, decent show that I could watch.

Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 05:42 PM (Gylu/)

64 Shatner is still a thousand times more awesome than Stewart.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 14, 2020 05:42 PM (oVJmc)

65 Masturbation Tuesday is hitting its stride.
Posted by: Fritz at January 14, 2020 05:41 PM (ATCV4)
........

When did we quit raping?
I really should pay better attention.

Posted by: wth at January 14, 2020 05:42 PM (v0R5T)

66 I would like to encourage Hollywood, Broadway and their producers and actors to continue this march of #wokeness.
Just like Steyer and Bloomberg. Spend all that cash.
Rent a dumpster, fill it with dollars,yuan, euros and anything else that spends. Add gasoline and matches.
I want to be entertained before I toss a dime in their direction. If they are unable to do that, well...
LOLGF

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at January 14, 2020 05:42 PM (Tt761)

67 Hollywood go broke?

more likely they will be the next with their hand out.

and they will blame it on those wrecker pirates.

Too Big To Fail!

Posted by: Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power at January 14, 2020 05:42 PM (RKQ/v)

68 Hey CBS how is that lawsuit over the Tardigards going?

I hope the game developer takes you to the cleaners over plagiarism so even the Ferengi will mock you for being idiots.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2020 05:42 PM (2s5VM)

69 Have to see when or if the Trump rally is on

Posted by: Skip at January 14, 2020 05:42 PM (ZCEU2)

70 45 >>I haven't seen any of this stuff.





I never 'got' movies. I'd rather see a fucking Opera.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2020 05:39 PM (br0gZ)


They have those?
Posted by: Count de Monet at January 14, 2020 05:40 PM (q1Pj5)

The Marriage of Seville? She marries ALL OF SEVILLE.

Posted by: Darth Joncelli (RD7QR) at January 14, 2020 05:43 PM (RD7QR)

71 30 Patrick Stewart. Typical British Islander, I guess.
Posted by: tubal at January 14, 2020 05:39 PM (qhmX5)

Since the Brits voted for Brexit and just gave the Commie Labour Party leader a boot in the ass, I guess Patrick Stewart isn't a typical British Islander.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 14, 2020 05:43 PM (d6Ksn)

72 But again I have to ask, where the fuck are the big screen adaptations of CJ Cherryh's books?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2020 05:43 PM (07YWD)

73 Star Trek jumped the shark while it was still in its original run. "The Omega GLory," anyone?

And ever since Next Generation went on the air, there was a long-running, yet definite, push to show Starfleet as being a rotten institution.

As far as I am concerned, Trek ends with the sixth movie, The Undiscovered Country. Everything else is PC, woke, witless writing, stereotypes or fucking with the concept in order to shock the straights.

I am glad the series is dying and Roddenberry's son can go fuck himself along with that RSC second-stringer clove stalk Stewart.

And I say this as an Original Series fan since I was a child.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 14, 2020 05:43 PM (Ki5SV)

74 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at January 14, 2020 05:43 PM (Zz0t1)

75 I just recently watched Good Omens and I was reminded that David Tennet was the best Dr.


He's somewhere in the top 14.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 14, 2020 05:43 PM (oVJmc)

76 When you're announcing, pre-production, that F-Bombs are on the way, everyone associated with this project should get their resumes in order.

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 14, 2020 05:43 PM (4e+hS)

77
Walt Disney must be rolling in his grave with all this stupidity and live action remakes of cartoons.


As a matter of fact, his nickname is "Pinwheel."

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 14, 2020 05:43 PM (CMrar)

78 >>>53 There's also the uber-feminist, straight out of central casting comics writer chick (dyed red hair, big black-framed 'nerd' glasses, etc.) who is writing the script for Captain Marvel 2.


so, I've been holding off on this post until the Doctor Who ratings came in. They just did.

Originally I had the Captain Marvel writer thing as part of the post.

The thing is, that article claiming that Kelly Sue Deconnick is the writer of the movie is based on nothing and seems like completely ignorant bot-script clickbait.

I would love it if she WERE the writer, but I gotta tell ya, Comics Matter put this one to bed.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 05:43 PM (PbpT7)

79 Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 05:39 PM (PbpT7)

Did you watch MauLer's dissection of the latest Stars Wars though? It was great. Much more lively than his others. His frustration was hilarious.

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at January 14, 2020 05:43 PM (9hauA)

80 23
Political art is a contradiction in terms because it is basically propaganda by another name.



Even if you agree with the slant of the propaganda, such as U.S.
WWII stuff, it is most generally bad art even when done by such masters
as Frank Capra or Ford. Mission to Moscow is such a movie as well.

Posted by: whig at January 14, 2020 05:38 PM (EUDB2)
All art is political, somehow. The only rule for art is 'don't make shitty art'. If the political slant is making the art shitty, the art will be shitty. There are no other real rules.

(There is good political art, but you first of all need to be a good artist.)

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at January 14, 2020 05:43 PM (Eg9+v)

81 >>I saw that. It was like a Babylon Bee stock photo for feminists. Unbelievable.


Right? You just know she thinks she's quirky and different, yet looks like every other self-styled nerdygirl warrior-feminist.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2020 05:44 PM (bDqIh)

82
When they just don't even care any longer, they're former potential customers.
Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 05:40 PM (PbpT7)

----

There are still millions and even billions of dollars to loot from the dying carcass of these corporations, and plenty of progressives are willing to do it. They will happily bring in their fellow travelers to steal even more while they can.

Posted by: rd at January 14, 2020 05:44 PM (+0uDE)

83 I did a deep dive on the financials of the three new Star Wars films plus the two spinoff, Rogue One and Solo.


The bottom line financial number of net profitability of those films domestic take will be just under $400 million dollars.

They paid 4.5 billion for the rights to Star Wars and it's IP.

They will never turn a profit on the brand.

Posted by: Larry Vaughn at January 14, 2020 05:44 PM (O0xJu)

84 It may be more than identity politics. Most of the reviews I have watched of the new SJW Star Wars movies have panned it for two reasons:
* SJW nonsense
* Bad stories and fucked up handling of multi-part series.

Same for Dr. Who - that the stories suck balls and they can't manage continuity to save their lives.

I don't know, I haven't seen any of them. But based on what I have seen *about* them, almost all of the excoriation is two-fold. They aren't just preachy, they fail as movies and stories, especially when they go multi-part.

SJW crap makes for bad movies, and I suspect that bad writers, directors, actors, showrunners, etc. also use it as a crutch because they're basically incompetent.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 14, 2020 05:44 PM (I2dne)

85 I don't go to movies very often. Last theater trip was to a movie grill where we saw American Sniper.

I don't fund those that hate me.

I cut cable and between GRIT, Comet and Decades on free air TV, I don't miss it much.

Posted by: Sponge at January 14, 2020 05:44 PM (Zz0t1)

86 57 lol handjays.
Posted by: Heddy at January 14, 2020 05:41 PM (zfSkc)


Is that anything like hand jive?

Posted by: Eric Clapton at January 14, 2020 05:44 PM (sy5kK)

87 I look forward to the "Bondfire"

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 14, 2020 05:44 PM (I2dne)

88 71 30 Patrick Stewart. Typical British Islander, I guess.
Posted by: tubal at January 14, 2020 05:39 PM (qhmX5)

Since the Brits voted for Brexit and just gave the Commie Labour Party leader a boot in the ass, I guess Patrick Stewart isn't a typical British Islander.
Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 14, 2020 05:43 PM (d6Ksn)

See your point donna, but I'm still skeptical of the lot of them.

Posted by: tubal at January 14, 2020 05:44 PM (qhmX5)

89 Shatner is still a thousand times more awesome than Stewart.

You should hear him narrate Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie.

Posted by: Bringer of Info at January 14, 2020 05:44 PM (7s3Gx)

90 I'm waiting for them to remake the "Dirty Harry" movies.
.........

Cool Hand Luke in the Happy Fun Camp.

Posted by: wth at January 14, 2020 05:44 PM (v0R5T)

91 I am betting on the new transgendered Alien to really drive the point home.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 14, 2020 05:45 PM (1g7ch)

92 Whoreywood doesn't care if they swing and miss a few times. It keeps the guild working, and if you want to work in that town you better toe the line.

Besides, they know what the rubes will watch, so they can throw out a tent pole when they need the dough.

It subsidizes the loss leaders.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 14, 2020 05:45 PM (z79tQ)

93 I'm sad that the ruined Star Wars, but all Star Trek was awful and should be burned to the ground.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 14, 2020 05:45 PM (1ISKN)

94 MPPPP you forgot A Private Little War or maybe Friday's Child.

Let's not talk about Spock's Brain or Turnabout Intruder.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2020 05:45 PM (2s5VM)

95 I hated next generation and beyond. The only episode I liked in the new series was when the doctor thawed out a criminal to help them retake their ship. Fuck the bartender and the holodeck.

Posted by: ryukyu at January 14, 2020 05:45 PM (vKhgw)

96 >>>Did you watch MauLer's dissection of the latest Stars Wars though? It was great. Much more lively than his others. His frustration was hilarious.


yes, of course.

That idea he had to do a six-part, two-hours-each podcast about the Last Jedi was... a little out of control.

I did listen to the introduction, though

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 05:45 PM (PbpT7)

97 It's OK. We'll make it all up on "Swiss Family Robinson, Woke as Fuck."
Posted by: Robert Iger
---------

'Tarzan' - Played by , gee, I dunno, Patty Jenkins?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc at January 14, 2020 05:45 PM (CDGwz)

98 Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 05:43 PM (PbpT7)

They are hiring people not because they are masters at what they do, but because they are part of the right identity groups (aka friends of the people who are telling them who the right identity groups are.)

It's ironic, because Hollywood generally just hires their friends anyway, but have lost the ability to pick those of their friends that don't suck.

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at January 14, 2020 05:45 PM (Eg9+v)

99 The Rise of Skywalker was okay, maybe even good compared to all but the first three movies. However, The Last Jedi was so monumentally bad that it ruined all good will for the series. Judging Skywalker compared to other Star Wars movies is like wondering why no one wants to see Bill Cosby as an all-American dad anymore (there is more to it than the quality of the film). I'd say the lesson is get woke, and it will piss people off for more than 18 months.

Also, Rogue One was all about watching Darth Vader kick ass for 2 minutes at the end. If Disney wants to make money, it should make movies where Vader kicks ass and people run from him Freddy Kruger style. We are used to one surviving girl getting the best of Freddy, so everyone is happy.

Posted by: Carl at January 14, 2020 05:46 PM (vu6Qn)

100 or wait-- which one did he plan the six episode maxi-review of? TFA or TLJ?

He did one three hour review of one of them, which was pretty good. But then he decided he was going to do like a 12 hour one.

Which he seems to have abandoned, due to the fact that it's insane.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 05:46 PM (PbpT7)

101 Selected entities that I gave a lot of business to which I'll never do again . This is just a personal list and would never condemn anyone else who still gives them business.

NFL
Nike
Dick's Sports
Chick Fil A
Dwayne Johnson movies ( why did he have to say he would kneel ? )

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 14, 2020 05:46 PM (qcIWB)

102 count me first in line for the hand jays under bridges. there's some hotties in hollywood that need some humbling

Posted by: daninmaryland at January 14, 2020 05:46 PM (QxLnf)

103 I've seen some SJWs moaning and bitching about "1917."

That makes me want to see it. Especially since there are a zillion WWII movies, but very few WWI ones.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 14, 2020 05:46 PM (d6Ksn)

104 It's OK. We'll make it all up on "Swiss Family Robinson, Woke as Fuck."
Posted by: Robert Iger at January 14, 2020 05:35 PM (sWM8x)

Don't forget to make photorealistic CGI remakes of all the old animated movies!

Posted by: Vanya at January 14, 2020 05:46 PM (U7voe)

105 Thanks, Sir Patrick, for giving me the middle finger before I wasted even one minute on Star Trek: #OrangeManBad. I appreciate the heads-up ... and good luck on there ever being a Season 2.

Posted by: ShainS -- Make the 20's Roar Again! at January 14, 2020 05:46 PM (uzb5e)

106 It's also worth noting that commies took over Hollywood ages ago by making really good movies; they have lots of money and this is why they did it. THIS is the victory lap.

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at January 14, 2020 05:46 PM (Eg9+v)

107 72 YES! Yes yes yes! Where?? That would be fantastic. I am going to the library tomorrow to pick up some of her stuff.

Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 05:46 PM (Gylu/)

108 In wouldn't mind a handy from Daisy Ridley. All that light saber work should have strengthened her grip and forearm endurance.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 14, 2020 05:47 PM (NWiLs)

109 Here is a thought, why not create new series with fresh concepts instead of sucking on the dead bones of Hollywood serials. My guess is that the money is drying up for Horrywood due to FANG and tech sucking it dry of ancillary revenues.

Digital streaming has pretty much killed the record companies and radio profits, cable channels are faltering, and movies have largely become costly big extravaganzas. Even Netflix and the like have relied on old TV shows on demand bundled for convenient binge viewing such as The Office and Friends.

People talk about the 1950's as an era of conformity forced on society in the West as a reaction to the late unpleasantness of WWII and the Cold War. The climate since 2000 has far exceeded the 1950's as a chill on artistic endeavors.

Posted by: whig at January 14, 2020 05:47 PM (EUDB2)

110 86
57 lol handjays.

Posted by: Heddy at January 14, 2020 05:41 PM (zfSkc)





Is that anything like hand jive?

Posted by: Eric Clapton at January 14, 2020 05:44 PM (sy5kK)

Better than Sanjays.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 14, 2020 05:47 PM (1CjJc)

111 You know the Oscars have jumped the shark with these comic book nominations.

It's like giving Barack Obama and Al Gore a fucking Nobel.

Posted by: Fritz at January 14, 2020 05:47 PM (ATCV4)

112 Is the Stargate SG-1 series any good? I was thinking about watching it.

Posted by: Mark1971 at January 14, 2020 05:47 PM (xPl2J)

113 I'm pretty happy that, despite some relatively harmless and idiotic race-swapping of some characters, my beloved Witcher show wasn't hamfisted with its SJWness that the source IP could really support.

The Witcher is about issues that are relevant to modern society such as racism and "justice" however the are presented to the audience in such a way that it's not beating you over the head telling you at every opportunity that you're a bad person and should feel guilty for your very existence.

I was concerned because the show runner has a history of being #woke but the show itself seemed to keep true to the source material for the most part. I understand why they had to introduce the main character's main romantic interest early in the story - even though some people got butt-chafed at it (people who only played the video games and not the books).

Star Wars can go mount a cactus for all I care. It's never really been a compelling universe to me - everything presented in such stark black and white with absolutely no room to question the nature of a character. I always feel like the best types of stories are the ones in which you start to question if the "good guy" is really good, and the "bad guy" is really bad. There's never that question in Star Wars. Ever.

Posted by: Defenestratus at January 14, 2020 05:47 PM (9V81o)

114 At this point, they could cast a movie entirely using white male Republican actors, have John Milius write it, have Mel Gibson direct it, advertise it on the Rush Limbaugh show...

And I still wouldn't see it.

Too many child molesters got paid along the way.

Posted by: Oschisms at January 14, 2020 05:48 PM (LVx0E)

115 These days, a movie needs to be explicitly anti-woke for me to consider seeing it.

Posted by: Chris M at January 14, 2020 05:48 PM (eAZVt)

116 Hollywood should do more mashups.

Excalibur + Arthur : Cross Dressing and Swordplay. What could go wrong with that combination?

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2020 05:48 PM (br0gZ)

117 >>I would love it if she WERE the writer, but I gotta tell ya, Comics Matter put this one to bed.


Never mind. . .

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2020 05:49 PM (bDqIh)

118 The Rise of Skywalker was okay, maybe even good compared to all but the first three movies. However, The Last Jedi was so monumentally bad that it ruined all good will for the series. Judging Skywalker compared to other Star Wars movies is like wondering why no one wants to see Bill Cosby as an all-American dad anymore (there is more to it than the quality of the film). I'd say the lesson is get woke, and it will piss people off for more than 18 months.
...
Posted by: Carl at January 14, 2020 05:46 PM (vu6Qn)
+++++++++++++
Except those who loved it. They are a clear minority, but I met some of them on New Year's Eve. The party I attended had a much higher than expected proportion of wine wives and their husbands, and the lady folk there just adored The Last Jedi. They loved Rey and really loved Rose Tico. They were, to a woman, furious with The Rise of Skywalker for effectively dropping Rose Tico like a bad habit. One had not seen it yet and was refusing to see it because it didn't have enough Rose Tico.

Whenever you wonder how people like Hillary! find support, you need look only to this group.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 14, 2020 05:49 PM (I2dne)

119 Congratulations, Kennedy.

You have created Suck for the ages.

Posted by: Axeman at January 14, 2020 05:49 PM (DuZls)

120 SG-1 looks a little dated now, but I probably watched most of them when it was new and enjoyed them.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 14, 2020 05:49 PM (1ISKN)

121 101 Reasons Why Kirk is Better than Picard.

1. Kirk has never lost a girlfriend to an intergalactic busybody named after a letter in the alphabet.
2. The Klingons never had a word for surrender until they met Kirk.
3. Kirk can drive a stick shift.
4. Kirk can infiltrate Nazis and gangsters.
5. Kirk is not put off by green skin.
6. Kirk made do with obvious low-technology.
7. Shoulder roll.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2020 05:49 PM (2s5VM)

122 Once Star Trek got rid of the original cheese sauce it was over.

Posted by: a rutabaga, music critic, and cinema expert at January 14, 2020 05:49 PM (Tnijr)

123 YES DISNEY DESERVES TO DIE, AND I HOPE IT BURNS IN HELL!!!

Posted by: Sam Jackson at January 14, 2020 05:49 PM (fUqBx)

124 Looks like rally is scheduled for 7pm Central, 8pm AoSHq time

Posted by: Skip at January 14, 2020 05:49 PM (ZCEU2)

125 83
They paid 4.5 billion for the rights to Star Wars and it's IP.

They will never turn a profit on the brand.


they'll fix it with a star wars/star trek crossover wherein rose tico turns out to be spock's heretofore unknown niece. she'll prove her engineering mettle when she dashes into the fo'c's'le of a starship and uses it to ram a base star, preventing the cylons from overruning endor. yub nub!

Posted by: Anachronda at January 14, 2020 05:49 PM (sGtp+)

126 Is the Stargate SG-1 series any good? I was thinking about watching it.


Everything up to SGU is worth watching. The Villains in the various shows are comic book great.

SG:Universe might even be worth watching but I didn't so I can't say.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2020 05:49 PM (07YWD)

127 116 With Guy Ritchie directing. Or Tim Burton. Or both.

Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 05:49 PM (Gylu/)

128 anyone listen to Nerdrotic?

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 05:49 PM (PbpT7)

129 76 When you're announcing, pre-production, that F-Bombs are on the way, everyone associated with this project should get their resumes in order.
Posted by: Dr Spank at January 14, 2020 05:43 PM (4e+hS)

Where is a Hollywood Blacklist when you need one?

Oh, that's right, they are busy Blacklisting everyone more conservative than Mao's Red Guard, and more moral than an alley cat in heat.

Posted by: rd at January 14, 2020 05:49 PM (+0uDE)

130
Is the Stargate SG-1 series any good?
Posted by: Mark1971


Yes.
It's a solid serial.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 14, 2020 05:49 PM (CMrar)

131 Jurassic World. Woke Marvel. A lot of people who bet on "woke" have not only lost their customer base, but primed a substantial slice of the American people to say, "they hate me BECAUSE they're rapist pedophiles? Burn the fucker down, President Trump."

Everything is connected. And a reckoning is building.

Posted by: trev006 at January 14, 2020 05:50 PM (0HpOW)

132 115 These days, a movie needs to be explicitly anti-woke for me to consider seeing it.
Posted by: Chris M at January 14, 2020 05:48 PM (eAZVt)

Well, there's We Were Soldiers, Hell and High Water, Sicario, and

Posted by: tubal at January 14, 2020 05:50 PM (qhmX5)

133 Star Fleet are now the bad guys?

Next reboot: "Battle of the Bulge" -- but this time around the U.S. military are half-orc, half Cylon, and General Eisenhower wears a Ming the Merciless outfit, while the Waffen-SS Panzer Corp are plucky resistance heroes!!

Posted by: zombie at January 14, 2020 05:50 PM (fK2gX)

134 There should be a blog rule that forbids talk about Star Trek.


That shit can get out of hand fast.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 14, 2020 05:50 PM (1ISKN)

135 Can't wait for the #WokeAF Braveheart reboot: "They may take our lives, but they'll never take our reproductive rights!"

Posted by: ShainS -- Make the 20's Roar Again! at January 14, 2020 05:50 PM (dyCdQ)

136 103, If you can get access to it, the ending episode of the Blackadder series, Blackadder goes forth, is one of the great touching memorials for the poor souls lost due to WWI.

Posted by: whig at January 14, 2020 05:50 PM (EUDB2)

137 These kids today just can't write for shit.

They've done to comedy what they've done to movies. Political screeds, marketing decisions, but not a lot of understanding how to write that makes sense and pays off at the end.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 14, 2020 05:50 PM (oVJmc)

138
anyone listen to Nerdrotic?

Posted by: ace


Yep, and most of his pals, such as Doomcock and Jeremy at Geeks and Gamers.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 14, 2020 05:50 PM (CMrar)

139 What hockey teams should I start watching? Serious question

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 14, 2020 05:50 PM (KYBu2)

140 When only the Chinese watch your movies and shows, who will buy your cheap, Made in China toys?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 14, 2020 05:50 PM (chFJH)

141 I recommend Patrick Stewart's episode of Ricky Gervais' "Extras."

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 14, 2020 05:51 PM (l9m7l)

142 Sweep them all aside. The works of the twentieth century endured too long. Clear the space to create anew. Granted it won't be the "major" players that do so, but new things will sprout, take root, and grow. Over time the studios and networks will be shoved aside as irrelevant relics of a bygone era and will eventually only be seen in archives and film festivals with dozens of enthusiasts.

Posted by: Brother Cavil
No, we don't have squirrel Cylons, why do you ask
at January 14, 2020 05:51 PM (Rvlwi)

143

MooLer is also good.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 14, 2020 05:51 PM (CMrar)

144 Somebody's trolling, and it's just sad.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 14, 2020 05:51 PM (oVJmc)

145 They were, to a woman, furious with The Rise of
Skywalker for effectively dropping Rose Tico like a bad habit. One had
not seen it yet and was refusing to see it because it didn't have enough
Rose Tico.




Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 14, 2020 05:49 PM (I2dne)


That may just be the best endorsement I have seen of RoS yet.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 14, 2020 05:51 PM (1CjJc)

146 >>What hockey teams should I start watching? Serious question


Where do you live?

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2020 05:51 PM (br0gZ)

147 Well, there's We Were Soldiers, Hell and High Water, Sicario, and
Posted by: tubal at January 14, 2020 05:50 PM (qhmX

He mentioned Mel Gibson.

Blood Father was an unappreciated movie.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 14, 2020 05:52 PM (qcIWB)

148 Gave "Mandalorian" a try on a lark. I actually enjoyed it and was unable to detect any wokeness, if there was any.

Posted by: Frasier Crane at January 14, 2020 05:52 PM (dmYb7)

149 Oh, I should have mentioned:

Even the shill sites that relentlessly promote #Woke bullshit are calling the latest Doctor Who episode the worse of the female doctor's tenure.

I think Nerdrotic mentioned, "I don't want to see the ratings for episode 3, but for episode 4" -- which will be where the series get punished for episode 3.

(And episodes 1 and 2 were apparently trash, too.)

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 05:52 PM (PbpT7)

150 126 I even liked Stargate:Atlantis, was it? That entertained me.


I liked Firefly and then turns out Joss Whedon is insane. He did some good stuff. Too bad I won't watch any more of his shows/movies.

Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 05:52 PM (Gylu/)

151 There should be a blog rule that forbids talk about Star Trek.


That shit can get out of hand fast.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 14, 2020 05:50 PM (1ISKN)



That would have sounded better, IN THE ORIGINAL ROMULAN, TRAITOR!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2020 05:52 PM (07YWD)

152 Yes.
It's a solid serial.
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 14, 2020 05:49 PM (CMrar)
+++++++++++
Like Oprah?

Posted by: Al Gore, Peace Laureate at January 14, 2020 05:52 PM (I2dne)

153 144 Somebody's trolling, and it's just sad.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 14, 2020 05:51 PM (oVJmc)

Sad? Like Emmett Kelly sad?

Posted by: tubal at January 14, 2020 05:52 PM (qhmX5)

154 You want to see something that is sad? My wife and I stumbled across the old "Dark Shadows" series on Amazon Prime.

Both with and without Barnabas Collins.

Amazingly, the acting is mostly decent and the scripts aren't bad, along with the production values.

This is a freaking soap opera from the sixties and it is better than a lot of the nonsense currently passed off as entertainment.

Like I said, sad.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 14, 2020 05:52 PM (oBfF8)

155 128 anyone listen to Nerdrotic?

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 05:49 PM (PbpT7)

I have but I've found him a bit preachy and not nearly as entertaining as the Critical Drinker.

Posted by: Defenestratus at January 14, 2020 05:52 PM (9V81o)

156 134 There should be a blog rule that forbids talk about Star Trek.


That shit can get out of hand fast.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 14, 2020 05:50 PM (1ISKN)

Indeed, especially when you look around online and find out a vast number of adult male fans are pedophiles.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 14, 2020 05:52 PM (j3npP)

157 Patrick Stewart is just bad, never liked him, he ruined Dune, just overacting and being all MR ACTOR all over the place. Master Thespian!

-
He was good in I, Claudius but then he played an arrogant, preening asshole so . . .

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 14, 2020 05:52 PM (+y/Ru)

158 or wait-- which one did he plan the six episode maxi-review of? TFA or TLJ?

He did one three hour review of one of them, which was pretty good. But then he decided he was going to do like a 12 hour one.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 05:46 PM (PbpT7)

Probably TLJ since it was apparently *that* bad.

It's hilarious that (aside from the natural hair and makeup videos) most ofmy YouTube subscriptions are all channels that are watched mostly or almost exclusively by males.

Maybe I'm trans and I'm just fighting it. Or non gender binary.

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at January 14, 2020 05:52 PM (9hauA)

159

Get Woke, Go Broke: Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Star Trek Are Now All Dead Brands Due to Identity Politics

Disney's lining up.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 14, 2020 05:52 PM (vEIlU)

160 147 Well, there's We Were Soldiers, Hell and High Water, Sicario, and
Posted by: tubal at January 14, 2020 05:50 PM (qhmX

He mentioned Mel Gibson.

Blood Father was an unappreciated movie.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 14, 2020 05:52 PM (qcIWB)

Agree. Really good movie. Ignored by our betters.

Posted by: tubal at January 14, 2020 05:53 PM (qhmX5)

161 >>>Yep, and most of his pals, such as Doomcock and Jeremy at Geeks and Gamers.

i like doomcock but I don't like his schtick with the voice and all. All of his star wars leaks were accurate.

I do not like Jeremy at G+G at all.

I like World Class Bullshitters too, especially when he looks at all the Star Wars toys sitting unbought on steep discount on shelves.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 05:53 PM (PbpT7)

162
g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 14, 2020 05:53 PM (dLJ07)

163 These borg have saved me a small fortune in entertainment expenses. Thanks woketards!

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 14, 2020 05:53 PM (bKPAB)

164 If you can get access to it, the ending episode of the Blackadder series, Blackadder goes forth, is one of the great touching memorials for the poor souls lost due to WWI.
Posted by: whig at January 14, 2020 05:50 PM (EUDB2)
------------

Yep.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 14, 2020 05:53 PM (oBfF8)

165 >>>Disney's lining up.


don't tease me

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 05:53 PM (PbpT7)

166 46 >>What hockey teams should I start watching? Serious question


Where do you live?
Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2020 05:51 PM (br0gZ)

Deep South. Used to watch and love hockey in college while at CU. Looking to get back into it. I have access to all teams btw.
Thanks

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 14, 2020 05:53 PM (KYBu2)

167 128 anyone listen to Nerdrotic?

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 05:49 PM (PbpT7)

Sometimes. He's ok, but Critical Drinker has me spoiled. He's so entertaining.

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at January 14, 2020 05:54 PM (9hauA)

168 Star trek was always kind of a shitty communist dictatorship with good pr.

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at January 14, 2020 05:54 PM (vPKfA)

169 112
Is the Stargate SG-1 series any good? I was thinking about watching it.

i liked it, for the most part. there was some cringey stuff in the first season (the mongol planet, f'rinstance), but it found its footing eventually.

i think daniel jackson died three or four times through the course of the series.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 14, 2020 05:54 PM (sGtp+)

170 Crap, I have Disney stock in my 401k.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 14, 2020 05:54 PM (1ISKN)

171 He was good in I, Claudius but then he played an arrogant, preening asshole so . . .
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 14, 2020 05:52 PM (+y/Ru)

Who got stabbed to death on the orders of Gimli the Dwarf. I may have to re-watch that.

Posted by: Vanya at January 14, 2020 05:54 PM (U7voe)

172 Well its nice to know f-bombs survive a couple thousand years in the future.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 14, 2020 05:54 PM (r+sAi)

173 Want good stories, good characters, engaging content, and high production value episode after episode?

It can be yours. Watch the Twilight Zone.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 14, 2020 05:54 PM (I2dne)

174 >>>154 You want to see something that is sad? My wife and I stumbled across the old "Dark Shadows" series on Amazon Prime.


i have that saved to my watch list but I've had it saved to my watch list for like ten years. I always think "One day I'll watch this," but then I don't.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 05:54 PM (PbpT7)

175 These days, a movie needs to be explicitly anti-woke for me to consider seeing it.
Posted by: Chris M at January 14, 2020 05:48 PM (eAZVt)
------------

"They Shall Not Grow Old" is brilliant.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 14, 2020 05:55 PM (oBfF8)

176 As I was pouring gin into mah porridge....

Tatiana

Go away now

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at January 14, 2020 05:55 PM (9hauA)

177 Couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch of assholes.

Posted by: random lurker commenter at January 14, 2020 05:55 PM (97clb)

178 Never forget that Patrick Stewart was possessed by the female space vampire and snogged Col. Carlson in Life Force.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2020 05:55 PM (2s5VM)

179 Gave "Mandalorian" a try on a lark. I actually enjoyed it and was unable to detect any wokeness, if there was any.

Posted by: Frasier Crane at January 14, 2020 05:52 PM (dmYb7)

When Disney is ash, I'll love to watch it with whoever took their archives.

Posted by: trev006 at January 14, 2020 05:56 PM (0HpOW)

180 101 Reasons Why Kirk is Better than Picard.

1. Kirk has never lost a girlfriend to an intergalactic busybody named after a letter in the alphabet.
2. The Klingons never had a word for surrender until they met Kirk.
3. Kirk can drive a stick shift.
4. Kirk can infiltrate Nazis and gangsters.
5. Kirk is not put off by green skin.
6. Kirk made do with obvious low-technology.
7. Shoulder roll.
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2020 05:49 PM (2s5VM)

8. Kirk negotiated better deals on hotel rooms

Posted by: wth at January 14, 2020 05:56 PM (v0R5T)

181 Macon has a hockey team SD. The Mayhaws or something like that.

Posted by: a rutabaga, music critic, and sports trivia expert at January 14, 2020 05:56 PM (Tnijr)

182 Hello Alton!

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 14, 2020 05:56 PM (dUJdY)

183 >>Deep South. Used to watch and love hockey in college while at CU. Looking to get back into it. I have access to all teams btw.


The Hurricanes and the Lightning are both super fun teams to watch play. Fast, lots of Offensive Talent.

The Avs are playing extremely well this year and are a fun team to watch skate.

The Flyers, if they are playing anyone in their Division. Loads of big hits in those games. Good chance of a fight, too. Same goes for the Bruins. But they suck dicks, like all Boston Sports Teams.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2020 05:56 PM (br0gZ)

184 Video of 2 missiles hitting the Ukrainian plane : https://is.gd/BYvmut

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 14, 2020 05:56 PM (4e+hS)

185 >>>It's hilarious that (aside from the natural hair and makeup videos) most ofmy YouTube subscriptions are all channels that are watched mostly or almost exclusively by males.


I've found my interest in these channels plummeting to almost zero. Not because they've changed, but just because the thing I was invested in -- the failure of Star Wars -- has now happened.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 05:56 PM (PbpT7)

186 Old Man Stewart did other things before Excalibur. I remember in English class back in High school in the 80's I saw him in Hamlet on a genuine vintage A/V Dept. cart TV setup that squeaked like they all should when they were rolled into the classroom.

He had hair!

Stewart, not the cart.
( I believe a more hirsute Stewart was also in the most excellent I, Claudius. )

Posted by: Bangers and Mash at January 14, 2020 05:56 PM (kGemO)

187 If you can get access to it, the ending episode of the Blackadder series, Blackadder goes forth, is one of the great touching memorials for the poor souls lost due to WWI.
Posted by: whig


It's a complete break in tone from the rest of the series, and incredibly effective. "Who would have noticed another madman around here..."

Posted by: Brother Cavil
No, we don't have squirrel Cylons, why do you ask
at January 14, 2020 05:56 PM (Rvlwi)

188 LI - Biden would consider Harris as a VP candidate

He is so hard up for the black vote he will do anything sinced his homey has ignored him.

Posted by: Skip at January 14, 2020 05:56 PM (ZCEU2)

189 You have to hope that one day someone that's not so immersed in the Hollywood bubble wakes up one day and says, "Hmm, there's a non-zero chance I could make a billion dollars just by making some SciFi content that doesn't primarily attempt to pander to people who mostly aren't even Sci-Fi fans."

Maybe someone like Mel Gibson or Clint Eastwood should give the old Space Opera genre a twirl.

Posted by: Frankovich's Monster at January 14, 2020 05:57 PM (hdzef)

190 i have that saved to my watch list but I've had it saved to my watch list for like ten years. I always think "One day I'll watch this," but then I don't.

lol.. it was campy back then, can you imagine watching it now?

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 14, 2020 05:57 PM (dUJdY)

191 Another random thought-- Palpatine, as a character, sucks.

He's boring. He's endlessly repetitive. Most of his scenes are slow, talky, and static. He's not fun to watch.

Darth Vader was a successful villain, because at the outset they didn't explain anything to you. Little mentions here and there, but he was just the boogeyman in a mask, and he did stuff.

Then Lucas had to make him 'redeem' himself, so Palp comes in as the villain in ROTJ. And all the liabilities of that character go through the next four movies.

And, being out of ideas, they bring him back to close out the series, and he's still dull, boring, a tedious. Big fail.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 14, 2020 05:57 PM (oVJmc)

192 154 That show scared me so badly as a little kid. My sister used to love turning out the lights and locking me in the basement while it was on. No wonder I turned out to be afraid of the dark. Sheesh. The music alone was very creepy from what I recall.

Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 05:57 PM (Gylu/)

193 I just don't ever see Hollyweird dropping the #Woke bullshit.

Even with poor numbers, there's enough money sloshing around that everyone lives well. And these people are far more interested in impressing their peers than they are box office receipts. Patrick Stewart isn't going to lose a penny on any of this nonsense.

Star Trek has always been a stupid series in my opinion. And I normally love sci-fi.

Posted by: Blago at January 14, 2020 05:57 PM (sjTfF)

194 8. Kirk negotiated better deals on hotel rooms

Posted by: wth at January 14, 2020 05:56 PM (v0R5T)

9. Kirk told these loser nerds to get a life in that SNL sketch.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 14, 2020 05:57 PM (j3npP)

195 I outgrew comic book shit when I hit puberty.

Posted by: Regular joe at January 14, 2020 05:57 PM (6/uwW)

196 Even in the 24th Century there is no cure for baldness.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2020 05:57 PM (2s5VM)

197
hey, Jewells

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 14, 2020 05:58 PM (dLJ07)

198 186 Old Man Stewart did other things before Excalibur.


I Claudius. Played Sejanus.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 14, 2020 05:58 PM (oVJmc)

199 Proud to say that all of us at Chateau D'Eez are doing our part to bring doom down upon the propaganda-whores of media.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at January 14, 2020 05:58 PM (zlgJP)

200 >>>Yep, and most of his pals, such as Doomcock and Jeremy at Geeks and Gamers.

i like doomcock but I don't like his schtick with the voice and all. All of his star wars leaks were accurate.

I do not like Jeremy at G+G at all.

I like World Class Bullshitters too, especially when he looks at all the Star Wars toys sitting unbought on steep discount on shelves.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 05:53 PM (PbpT7)

Interesting. I like Doomcock's shtick and I think Jeremy is kinda cute.

I love EVS's voice, although I haven't watched any of his videos lately.

Soylo, a Soywars Soyry always cracked me up.

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at January 14, 2020 05:58 PM (9hauA)

201 Good riddance to the crappola that Star Treck and Star Wars et al have devolved into.

All these actors and actresses (who want to be called 'actors') were known as the court jesters in older times. It is only under capitalism and western civilization that they have been given the luxury of earning millions for impersonating other often more valuable members of society.

Stewart and all others of his ilk can go to hell.

Posted by: Floridachick at January 14, 2020 05:58 PM (LTb8o)

202 i have that saved to my watch list but I've had it saved to my watch list for like ten years. I always think "One day I'll watch this," but then I don't.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 05:54 PM (PbpT7)
------------

Easy to binge watch. Every episode is about 20 minutes long, so, the story tends to move along.

Kind of jarring, though, to see the actor who played Greg's father in "Dharma and Greg" play a bad guy in "Dark Shadows."

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 14, 2020 05:58 PM (oBfF8)

203 >>>Even with poor numbers, there's enough money sloshing around that everyone lives well. And these people are far more interested in impressing their peers than they are box office receipts. Patrick Stewart isn't going to lose a penny on any of this nonsense.

I dunno, you can't make money-losing movies or series for long.

Investors -- who are not always as #Woke as hollywood workers -- eventually start saying "No."

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 05:58 PM (PbpT7)

204 My wife was pissed when it was announced that Doctor Who would be a woman. I thought it would be interesting and a nice change of pace (and Capaldi sucked, so no loss.)

Went into the new season with an open mind and, oh brother, what a woke-as-fuck shitshow. From the Burger King Kid's Club casting of the Whooby Gang to the out-and-out lecturing and general joylessness, three eps was enough for us to quit our favorite show.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at January 14, 2020 05:59 PM (j4zcI)

205 Dark Shadows came on at 3:00 Central. I remember that because my babysitter made me sit down with her to watch it every day. I think she was hot but I was only 6 years old.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 14, 2020 05:59 PM (qcIWB)

206
I guess I liked The first two ST series well enough. Some fun stuff. But it was ALWAYS woke commie shit, even in the 60s. No surprises here.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at January 14, 2020 05:59 PM (fUqBx)

207 These days, a movie needs to be explicitly anti-woke for me to consider seeing it.

-
Now, I Grind My Boot Into Rob Reiner's Face would be a movie I'd pay to see.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 14, 2020 05:59 PM (+y/Ru)

208 The Hurricanes and the Lightning are both super fun teams to watch play. Fast, lots of Offensive Talent.

The Avs are playing extremely well this year and are a fun team to watch skate.

The Flyers, if they are playing anyone in their Division. Loads of big hits in those games. Good chance of a fight, too. Same goes for the Bruins. But they suck dicks, like all Boston Sports Teams.
Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2020 05:56 PM (br0gZ)

Saved. Thanks, garrett.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 14, 2020 05:59 PM (KYBu2)

209 I Claudius. Played Sejanus.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 14, 2020 05:58 PM (oVJmc)
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He did! Man I have to go back and take a look.

Posted by: Axeman at January 14, 2020 05:59 PM (DuZls)

210 This is a freaking soap opera from the sixties and
it is better than a lot of the nonsense currently passed off as
entertainment.



Like I said, sad.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 14, 2020 05:52 PM (oBfF

I just set up a Raspberry Pi Kodi Box (media center PC, the size of a phone), and after watching many YouTube Game Video, I started watching a bunch of Twitch Streams. That is better than most of what is out there right now.

The one game I watch is DayZ, a survival type game, with Zombies. You get action, comedy, some drama, and PvP and zombie killing. If it had boobs, it would rule the world.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 14, 2020 05:59 PM (1CjJc)

211 >>>Patrick Stewart is just bad, never liked him, he ruined Dune, just
overacting and being all MR ACTOR all over the place. Master Thespian!<<<

If I'm not mistaken, didn't he do the same thing in Excalibur?

Posted by: Fritz at January 14, 2020 05:59 PM (ATCV4)

212 MPPPP you forgot A Private Little War or maybe Friday's Child.

Let's not talk about Spock's Brain or Turnabout Intruder.
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2020 05:45 PM (2s5VM)


Tell me about it. I honestly believe there are only a handful - a half-dozen, perhaps - Trek episodes that really are any good.

What I always hated were episodes such as Wolf in the Fold or For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky, because you know Scotty won't be convicted of murder or McCoy will die of his rare blood disease.

And The Trouble With Tribbles really does not hold up well. Very little of TOS does.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 14, 2020 05:59 PM (Ki5SV)

213 Isn't the publish profit of a movie a total bullshit number?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 14, 2020 05:59 PM (1ISKN)

214 Now that we're past 100 comments -

the other day I was watching the 2016 election returns again - I needed a really good laugh - and they reminded me of something that's been bugging me for a while.

The MFM always refers to the "white, non-college-educated, ex-urban" men who voted for Trump in 2016.

Is it racist to point out a lot of "non-college-educated African-American and Hispanic, urban" men and women voted for Felonia von Pantsuit?

And I had never heard of the term "ex-urban" before 2016. What the heck was up with that?

I must be a deplorable . . . lol

Posted by: Marybeth at January 14, 2020 06:00 PM (CmURZ)

215 The ST with the Space Hippies was hilarious. One of my favorites.

Posted by: a rutabaga, music critic, and sports trivia expert at January 14, 2020 06:00 PM (Tnijr)

216 >>>Soylo, a Soywars Soyry always cracked me up.


I loved that. When Solo came out, I watched his channel a lot that weekend. He kept playing Wilson Philips' "Hold On For One More Day" as a taunt to Kathleen Kennedy, and It just kept getting funnier.

I think he took those videos down. I tried to find them, and they were gone.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:00 PM (PbpT7)

217 And, being out of ideas, they bring him back to close out the series, and he's still dull, boring, a tedious. Big fail.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 14, 2020 05:57 PM (oVJmc)

It was like a CW super hero series, where no one truly dies as long as the actor wants a job. (Arrow show, I'm looking at you in particular.)

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at January 14, 2020 06:00 PM (9hauA)

218 The one saving grace of the new Star Trek series is that Data apparently says "Counselor, my logic doesn't care about you feelings. I must respectfully disagree", before bitch-slapping Counselor Troy, giving her surprise anal, and wiping his positronic penis on her curtains.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 14, 2020 06:00 PM (chFJH)

219 I never watched the Picard series, so I can't say much, I only know "The Borg" thing kind of as a cultural touchstone.

But if they are going all illegal alien (heh), I would like to hear that Picard got raped by a Gorm and then shot a bunch of tribbles out his backside.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 14, 2020 06:00 PM (r+sAi)

220 What hockey teams should I start watching? Serious question

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 14, 2020 05:50 PM (KYBu2)

The Edmonton Oilers should be on your list, just for Connor McDavid.
He did this last Monday:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK7bH2lU7_E

Posted by: Vendette at January 14, 2020 06:00 PM (pXNaM)

221 Even in the 24th Century there is no cure for baldness.
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2020 05:57 PM (2s5VM)

and I'm smooth as a porpoise down there!

Posted by: Capt. Picard at January 14, 2020 06:01 PM (v0R5T)

222 I Claudius. Played Sejanus


Yes. Again, he played a character who in his most evil was a better man than Stewart.


Posted by: Floridachick at January 14, 2020 06:01 PM (LTb8o)

223 Star Trek has always been a stupid series in my opinion. And I normally love sci-fi.
Posted by: Blago at January 14, 2020 05:57 PM (sjTfF

Yeah but The Way To Eden episode was comedy gold.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 14, 2020 06:01 PM (qcIWB)

224 141 I recommend Patrick Stewart's episode of Ricky Gervais' "Extras."
Posted by: BeckoningChasm


Yes, that was good, Stewart playing a very realistic version of himself -- a narcissistic over-acting pervert.

But the most amazing episode of "Extras" was the Kate Winslet episode, not because of its quality (it was actually the least funny episode of the whole series) but because it 100% accurately predicted what would soon happen in real life:

In the episode, Winslet plays a 1940s nun being persecuted by the Nazis. Off-camera (within the show), she reveals that she's bitter about never having gotten an Oscar, so she did some research and discovered that the only way to guarantee an Oscar is to do a Holocaust/Nazi film with you in the lead role. So she agreed to the stupid nun script (the show within the show) solely to finally get her that coveted Oscar.

Two years later, in real life Kate Winslet took a role in The Secret," a Holocaust/Nazi film in which she is the lead character-- and guess what happened -- she got the Oscar for it!

Later, after winning, in interviews she revealed/joked that the only reason she even took the role in The Secret was because that episode of "Extras" gave her the idea that it might be a good way to score an Oscar.

Posted by: zombie at January 14, 2020 06:01 PM (fK2gX)

225
Incidentally, this is not your sci-fi fantasy crap you dorks like, but the some of vids on U.S. National Archives' channel are very interesting.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 14, 2020 06:01 PM (CMrar)

226 lol.. it was campy back then, can you imagine watching it now?
Posted by: Jewells45 at January 14, 2020 05:57 PM (dUJdY)
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But, not woke and entertaining.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 14, 2020 06:01 PM (oBfF8)

227 BREAKING NEWS : FCC will not require next Democrat debate to be broadcast in color : https://is.gd/E8DDyk

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 14, 2020 06:02 PM (4e+hS)

228 218 The one saving grace of the new Star Trek series is that Data apparently says "Counselor, my logic doesn't care about you feelings. I must respectfully disagree", before bitch-slapping Counselor Troy, giving her surprise anal, and wiping his positronic penis on her curtains.

Must have missed that episode

Posted by: It's me donna at January 14, 2020 06:02 PM (6XlcD)

229 my alternative to tv and movies recently is Agatha Christie.

Currently reading "The Sleeping Murder," a Miss Marple one. Miss Marple's last, in fact.

I read Curtains, Poirot's last case, some time ago.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:02 PM (PbpT7)

230 Want an open ended universe full of conflict, treachery, heroism, love, and all that?

Beserkers

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2020 06:02 PM (2s5VM)

231 not curtainS, just curtain, not plural.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:02 PM (PbpT7)

232 204 My wife was pissed when it was announced that Doctor Who would be a woman. I thought it would be interesting and a nice change of pace (and Capaldi sucked, so no loss.)

Went into the new season with an open mind and, oh brother, what a woke-as-fuck shitshow. From the Burger King Kid's Club casting of the Whooby Gang to the out-and-out lecturing and general joylessness, three eps was enough for us to quit our favorite show.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at January 14, 2020 05:59 PM (j4zcI)

I don't really follow the show, but from what I do know of about the program it actually wouldn't totally be out of left field if one of the Doctors was a woman. Aren't they reincarnated or regenerated or something into new bodies? Seems to me chances are you'd have tits pop up somewhere along the line. They could've had fun with it, but of course it's not about that at all but instead SLAY KWEEN ME SO STRONK shit.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 14, 2020 06:02 PM (j3npP)

233 McDavid and Draisaitel(sp?) are amazing.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2020 06:02 PM (br0gZ)

234 Sometimes they set aside their crap and get it right. The Pacific miniseries was fucking incredible.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 14, 2020 06:02 PM (bKPAB)

235 Must have missed that episode

Posted by: It's me donna at January 14, 2020 06:02 PM (6XlcD)

.....

Director's cut. You have to buy the box set.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 14, 2020 06:03 PM (chFJH)

236 Yeah but The Way To Eden episode was comedy gold.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 14, 2020 06:01 PM (qcIWB)
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Especially with the Terry Bradshaw lookalike.

Posted by: Axeman at January 14, 2020 06:03 PM (DuZls)

237 >>>Later, after winning, in interviews she revealed/joked that the only reason she even took the role in The Secret was because that episode of "Extras" gave her the idea that it might be a good way to score an Oscar.

I love her so much.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:03 PM (PbpT7)

238 Incidentally, this is not your sci-fi fantasy crap you dorks like, but the some of vids on U.S. National Archives' channel are very interesting.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 14, 2020 06:01 PM (CMrar)

Here's the video of Chuck Yeager's NF-104 crash that was at the end of The Right Stuff. If you've read the book you can follow the whole thing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e32CPRXEZ7s&t=340s

Posted by: Vanya at January 14, 2020 06:03 PM (U7voe)

239 McDavid and Draisaitel(sp?) are amazing.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2020 06:02 PM (br0gZ)


Pretty close. It's Draisaitl.

Posted by: Vendette at January 14, 2020 06:04 PM (pXNaM)

240 There is a female Time Lord, her name is Romana.

But Moffat has to go and gore the cash cow, Doctor Who, just to be all Woke.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2020 06:04 PM (2s5VM)

241 5 Bring back Babylon 5. That was a great show.

Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 05:34 PM (Gylu/)


They could dig out the Video Toaster and use that to CGI in all of the dead actors.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 14, 2020 06:04 PM (DTX3h)

242 So...under bridges you say?

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2020 06:04 PM (Qf83p)

243 Dark Shadows came on at 3:00 Central. I remember that because my babysitter made me sit down with her to watch it every day. I think she was hot but I was only 6 years old.

I was 15 or 16 and I ran home after the school bus dropped me off so I could watch it.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 14, 2020 06:04 PM (dUJdY)

244 If you just want to watch good hockey, watch Division Matchups. If you can't find a Regional one, West v West or East v East are your best bet.

Pretty much any teams within a Division will play extremely hard in those games, as they are the only way for a Team to gain ground in the standings.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2020 06:04 PM (br0gZ)

245 in Stewart's case, not forced.

Posted by: Born Free at January 14, 2020 06:05 PM (62c2L)

246 The ST with the Space Hippies was hilarious. One of my favorites.
Posted by: a rutabaga, music critic, and sports trivia expert at January 14, 2020 06:00 PM (Tnijr)

HERBERT! HERBERT!

Posted by: Dr. Cauliflower Ears at January 14, 2020 06:05 PM (v0R5T)

247 yall are going to make fun of me, but
I loved TNG when new episodes were on tv in the early 90s. I also loved X-Files.



Posted by: nurse ratched at January 14, 2020 06:05 PM (d7Ww2)

248 There was talk on Facebook about Fox wanting to reboot Firefly, with original cast.

Can't happen. Hard to remove that I-beam out of Wash's chest snd Book, (Ron Glass), died IRL.

And damn near 20 years later, the chemistry between the actors is gone. It would be changed and forced.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2020 06:05 PM (bd376)

249 Pretty close. It's Draisaitl.


You just made that up.

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2020 06:05 PM (Qf83p)

250 They never actually go broke though.

Gillette, Nike, Dick's Sporting Goods, the NFL, the NBA, the Star Wars franchise etc. etc. etc.

All still with us and will still be with us next year when we're still saying "get woke go broke."

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 14, 2020 06:05 PM (H9cB7)

251 247 yall are going to make fun of me, but
I loved TNG when new episodes were on tv in the early 90s. I also loved X-Files.



Posted by: nurse ratched at January 14, 2020 06:05 PM (d7Ww2)

*points*
*laughs*

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 14, 2020 06:06 PM (NWiLs)

252 241 Oh right. A few of them have died. Well, it was a good show I thought. I really enjoyed the concept. I need to find out if my library has that on loan.

Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 06:06 PM (Gylu/)

253 37
Was the problem with a woman Dr. Who or was it so impossibly "woke" that is was just impossible to watch?

the problem is that it's just not very good.

oh, yeah. the doctor can mind-meld now, like a vulcan. except that she doesn't just tap into the memories of whoever she's melding with, she can see the creature's racial memories all the way back to the climate change catastrophe centuries ago.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 14, 2020 06:06 PM (sGtp+)

254 TNG was lightweight woke when it first launched. My pop hated Picard almost as much as he hated de Gaulle.

Posted by: 13times at January 14, 2020 06:06 PM (K3B2k)

255 Get Woke, Go Broke: Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Star Trek Are Now All Dead Brands Due to Identity Politics


The cause is righteous gifted one.
We are the zealot from old will prevail
for we are willing to take it to the limit
one more time.

Posted by: Dark Vader at January 14, 2020 06:06 PM (Hg4NE)

256 >>> I also loved X-Files.

I tried to get into the x-files a year ago. It's okay. There was one I really liked, something about the government embedding mind-control signals in your TV's test patterns or something, and either Scully or Mulder getting brainwashed into committing murder.

But then I'd watch other ones and I wasn't very interested.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:06 PM (PbpT7)

257 Counselor Troy would have been much more attractive if she would have just shut the fuck up. Too much sensing.

Posted by: Fritz at January 14, 2020 06:06 PM (ATCV4)

258 Later, after winning, in interviews she revealed/joked that the only reason she even took the role in The Secret was because that episode of "Extras" gave her the idea that it might be a good way to score an Oscar.
Posted by: zombie at January 14, 2020 06:01 PM (fK2gX)
--------------

Ann Coulter once pointed out that in order for a Hollywood actress to get an Oscar, first, she had to play a whore.

Shortly after I read that observation by Coulter, Nicole Kidman was in "Moulin Rouge" and won an Oscar.

Coulter did point out all the actresses, who had won after playing a prostitute. As I recall, it was a pretty impressive list.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 14, 2020 06:07 PM (oBfF8)

259 If you just want to watch good hockey, watch
Division Matchups. If you can't find a Regional one, West v West or
East v East are your best bet.



Pretty much any teams within a Division will play extremely hard in
those games, as they are the only way for a Team to gain ground in the
standings.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2020 06:04 PM (br0gZ)

As for live hockey, if you ever have the opportunity, go to the Frozen Four. Incredible atmosphere, and if you go to the semis you can see two games for the price of 1 ticket (at least I did when I had the chance).

Posted by: Vendette at January 14, 2020 06:07 PM (pXNaM)

260 *points*
*laughs*
Posted by: Insomniac


laugh while you can, monkey boy.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 14, 2020 06:07 PM (d7Ww2)

261 I'm a huge Doctor Who fan but haven't and won't watch any with the woke female Doctor...I'm just rewatching the earlier (amazing) seasons.

Posted by: Amy R at January 14, 2020 06:07 PM (nruNu)

262 Screenwriter complains that 1917 gets all the buzz and nominations while women of color stories never get told.

https://bit.ly/2NqPql0

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 14, 2020 06:07 PM (+y/Ru)

263 >>>oh, yeah. the doctor can mind-meld now, like a vulcan. except that she doesn't just tap into the memories of whoever she's melding with, she can see the creature's racial memories all the way back to the climate change catastrophe centuries ago.

of course, women have more Empathy. So of course she can read the feelings of your entire race's history

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:07 PM (PbpT7)

264 >>TNG was lightweight woke when it first launched. My pop hated Picard almost as much as he hated de Gaulle.


I'm sensing aggression and not a small bit of arousal.

Posted by: Counselor Troi at January 14, 2020 06:07 PM (br0gZ)

265 Pete Butterjug as Wesley Crusher

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc at January 14, 2020 06:07 PM (CDGwz)

266 80, Ideally, art, like politics, is downstream from society. When truth, justice, beauty, and what is right is determined by politics rather than society, it prevents art from having enduring value as political issues fade quite rapidly over time. For art to be enduring beyond its era, it must reflect society's enduring values rather than the transient politics of the era. Venus DeMilo is still around even as the Greek society that enabled it has crumbled to dust and few even understand the era in which it was created. Ditto for the Mona Lisa, Wagnerian operas, and so on. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is still a good film even though it reflects politics and the Senate frozen in the New Deal era.

While any art will reflect the society around the making of it somewhat, warping it to make politics the message rather than good art makes it transient by default.

Posted by: whig at January 14, 2020 06:07 PM (EUDB2)

267 And I had never heard of the term "ex-urban" before 2016. What the heck was up with that?

I must be a deplorable . . . lol
Posted by: Marybeth at January 14, 2020 06:00 PM (CmURZ)
+++++++++++
Exurban is a newish word - I remember hearing it 20ish years ago, because I lived there.

It basically goes Urban -> Suburban -> Exurban -> Rural

The exurbs are the low-density, semi-rural ring around the suburbs, but before you hit real, sparsely-populated countryside. This is also called the "RUI" in recent years - the "Rural/Urban Interface" that ain't really either. This new term I have usually heard in combination with fire. Exurbs are a huge wildfire risk out west because they're huge with low population density and little management because it's basically rural but not quite.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 14, 2020 06:07 PM (I2dne)

268 LSU fan girl after the win. Name that drug she is on. (Remove space)

https://m.facebook.com/colby.cook.399/videos/ 1456322597875495/

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 14, 2020 06:07 PM (KYBu2)

269 My fave episode was The Doomsday Machine. Reminds me of my vajayjay.

Posted by: Kamalama Harris at January 14, 2020 06:07 PM (v0R5T)

270


Go watch Wind on the Bridge on YT. It's funny.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at January 14, 2020 06:07 PM (ikxxu)

271 The X-Files reboot was horrible.

Posted by: Mark1971 at January 14, 2020 06:07 PM (xPl2J)

272 yall are going to make fun of me, but
I loved TNG when new episodes were on tv in the early 90s. I also loved X-Files.



Posted by: nurse ratched at January 14, 2020 06:05 PM (d7Ww2)

I saw most of them back then because I had a girlfriend who loved the show. She was otherwise normal in most of the important ways.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 14, 2020 06:07 PM (j3npP)

273 Don't forget Marvel Comics, the grandfather of go woke, get broke

Posted by: Yukon Cornelius at January 14, 2020 06:07 PM (muy8L)

274 my alternative to tv and movies recently is Agatha Christie.

Currently reading "The Sleeping Murder," a Miss Marple one. Miss Marple's last, in fact.

I read Curtains, Poirot's last case, some time ago.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:02 PM (PbpT7)

I've read all Agatha Christie's detective stories at least once (and most of her other stories). She was the Master.

I finished watching Marple recently and started watching David Suchet's Poirot. Poirot is just excellent - it's like David Suchet as Poirot materialized from one of her novels.

As for Marple, the first Lady that played her looked like her but sucked. Marple was not mischievous, and the show was a bit too woke. But then they changed the actress. Although she didn't look much like my conception of Miss Marple, she fid a much better job. She was more like the character in the books and the show apparently got over its wokeness.

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at January 14, 2020 06:08 PM (9hauA)

275
I dunno, you can't make money-losing movies or series for long.

Investors -- who are not always as #Woke as hollywood workers -- eventually start saying "No."

Posted by: ace

_____________

Does it really "lose" money or is that just Hollywood accounting?

Like the guy that wrote Forrest Gump never got any money because he signed a contract for 3% of profits, and the movie never officially made a profit. Despite being one of the biggest box office hits of all time.

I'm not saying it isn't satisfying to see these woke productions bomb, I'm just saying I think everyone makes enough that they don't really learn their lesson. Hope I'm wrong.

Not making #woke shit isn't that hard

Posted by: Blago at January 14, 2020 06:08 PM (sjTfF)

276 I saw The Dead Picards and There are Four Trannys was the opener at the Bowl in 94.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at January 14, 2020 06:08 PM (pw+jk)

277 anyone remember when they made Spock capable of mind-control at a range of ten or fifteen yards for an episode, then kinda-sorta completely forgot he had that power for the rest of time?

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:08 PM (PbpT7)

278 I tried to get into the x-files a year ago. It's
okay. There was one I really liked, something about the government
embedding mind-control signals in your TV's test patterns or something,
and either Scully or Mulder getting brainwashed into committing murder.



But then I'd watch other ones and I wasn't very interested.





Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:06 PM (PbpT7)

X-Files was/is better watched with others. It was Sunday night viewing at my college dorm and it was much better with a crowd than watching it alone.

Posted by: Vendette at January 14, 2020 06:08 PM (pXNaM)

279 218 The one saving grace of the new Star Trek series is that Data apparently says "Counselor, my logic doesn't care about you feelings. I must respectfully disagree", before bitch-slapping Counselor Troy, giving her surprise anal, and wiping his positronic penis on her curtains.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 14, 2020 06:00 PM (chFJH)

So Data was wired fro AC?

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 06:09 PM (JFO2v)

280 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer was freaking awesome!

I own the whole collection.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 14, 2020 06:09 PM (d7Ww2)

281 Remember when we had a Book Club?

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2020 06:09 PM (br0gZ)

282 Patrick Stewart was the worst Scrooge ever.

Posted by: JuJuBee at January 14, 2020 06:09 PM (qG2LI)

283 MPPPP, Trouble With Tribbles trivia.

David Gerrold named the planet Sherman's Planet after the girl he was dating at the time.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2020 06:09 PM (2s5VM)

284 Data was as big a liability as he was an asset. You just can't count on it not going berserk and endangering the whole ship or possibly THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE!!!

Posted by: a rutabaga, music critic, and sports trivia expert at January 14, 2020 06:09 PM (Tnijr)

285 LSU fan girl after the win. Name that drug she is on.

Posted by: squirrelly dan



Semen?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2020 06:09 PM (bd376)

286 46 I'm waiting for them to remake the "Dirty Harry" movies.


heh heh heh
motherfuckinghampsterfuckers

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 14, 2020 05:40 PM (d7Ww2)


"Dirty Harriet" will be such an incredibly strong woman that she'll eschew the S&W Model 29 for the S&W 500 loaded with Magnum rounds which she'll rapid-fire.
Single-handed.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 14, 2020 06:09 PM (DTX3h)

287 yall are going to make fun of me, but
I loved TNG when new episodes were on tv in the early 90s. I also loved X-Files.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 14, 2020 06:05 PM (d7Ww2)
+++++++++++
I love me some X-Files. Fun "monster of the week" stories (mostly - there were some real stinkers), reasonably compelling long-arc pieces. That it was also a totally realistic portrayal of the FBI was just a bonus that was only apparent in retrospect.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 14, 2020 06:10 PM (I2dne)

288 >>>281 Remember when we had a Book Club?

I remember someone trying to manage a book club, and then some very mean people making fun of that person for not having finished a book.

I blame them.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:10 PM (PbpT7)

289 Hillary Clinton@HillaryClinton
Russians appear to be re-running their 2016 hacking playbook, once again to benefit Donald Trump.

Will the media play along again?

Will the GOP open the door again?

Will the Russians help pick our POTUS again?

-
And you're worried about movies?!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 14, 2020 06:10 PM (+y/Ru)

290 Patrick Stewart was at his best in "LifeForce". His character splashes onto the floor as a big pile of coagulated blood. But the movie was memorable due to Mathilda May.

Posted by: KungPow at January 14, 2020 06:10 PM (Pleq0)

291 228
218 The one saving grace of the new Star Trek series is that Data
apparently says "Counselor, my logic doesn't care about you feelings. I
must respectfully disagree", before bitch-slapping Counselor Troy,
giving her surprise anal, and wiping his positronic penis on her
curtains.



Must have missed that episode


it's mostly implied by the conversation in that one episode in which data informs tasha yar that he is, indeed, fully functional.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 14, 2020 06:10 PM (sGtp+)

292 I will now put my geek hat on. Please do not flame me.

Why has there not been a Dragonlance movie based on those books?

Or David Eddings books? Those would be a fun mini-series.

I know there are tons more out there but I thought of those just now.

Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 06:10 PM (Gylu/)

293 I'm sensing aggression and not a small bit of arousal.
Posted by: Counselor Troi


Set phasers to foreplay.

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2020 06:11 PM (Qf83p)

294 Mind control? Oh yeah with the Kelvins. Actor who played their leader starred in Forbidden Planet which really was the inspiration for Star Trek

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2020 06:11 PM (2s5VM)

295 Disney still has some good movies for children. I was babysitting my nieces, so I streamed "Togo" for them a couple of weeks ago.

It was perfect for them. I enjoyed it too, even though it was a little schmaltzy.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at January 14, 2020 06:11 PM (sWM8x)

296 Let me put my woke flute inside you.

Posted by: Pictard at January 14, 2020 06:11 PM (EpiIp)

297 The invention of Smart phones literally ruined X-Files.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 14, 2020 06:11 PM (iLaBB)

298 229 my alternative to tv and movies recently is Agatha Christie.

Currently reading "The Sleeping Murder," a Miss Marple one. Miss Marple's last, in fact.

I read Curtains, Poirot's last case, some time ago.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:02 PM (PbpT7)


Christie wrote in the Golden Age of detective fiction.

She wasn't a particularly good writer, but her characters are compelling.

By far and away, her best work is her autobiography.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 14, 2020 06:11 PM (TdMsT)

299 Bone Tomahawk

Excellent period dialog.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 14, 2020 06:11 PM (2q2/t)

300 We used to watch Movies together, too.

Sometimes we'd even get some Hot LiveBlog Action.


Salad Days, they were.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2020 06:12 PM (br0gZ)

301 Five bucks



Same as in town

Posted by: The Producers under the bridge at January 14, 2020 06:12 PM (tT0V4)

302 Sadly, The Mandalorian will likely ensure Star Wars' survival.

Stupid Baby Yoda...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 14, 2020 06:12 PM (l4C/z)

303 yall are going to make fun of me, but
I loved TNG when new episodes were on tv in the early 90s. I also loved X-Files.



Posted by: nurse ratched at January 14, 2020 06:05 PM (d7Ww2)

I also loved TNG in the 90s as a teenager in Wakanda (it was on one of the Sky cable stations and it came on every day).

My sister and college roommate loved the X files but I could never get into it. Mulder put me to sleep.

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at January 14, 2020 06:12 PM (9hauA)

304 I know there are tons more out there but I thought of those just now.
Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 06:10 PM (Gylu/)

World of the Tiers. Men with pecs, shapely women, centaurs, crazy harpie chicks with wings and planets you can fall out the bottom of.

Posted by: Vanya at January 14, 2020 06:12 PM (U7voe)

305 >>>Does it really "lose" money or is that just Hollywood accounting?


I dunno, but I imagine you can really lose money, and if enough movies lose money, your studio can go broke.

there are shady practices to disguise profits and call them losses but you can't turn actual losses into profits.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:12 PM (PbpT7)

306 yall are going to make fun of me, but
I loved TNG when new episodes were on tv in the early 90s. I also loved X-Files.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 14, 2020 06:05 PM (d7Ww2)
-------------

Make fun of you over this?

Weak sauce, Nurse, weak sauce.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 14, 2020 06:12 PM (oBfF8)

307 I read Curtains, Poirot's last case, some time ago.

-
Now, that was a surprise ending.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 14, 2020 06:13 PM (+y/Ru)

308 We used to watch Movies together, too.



Sometimes we'd even get some Hot LiveBlog Action.





Salad Days, they were.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2020 06:12 PM (br0gZ)


Yep, several of the Sharknados...

Posted by: Vendette at January 14, 2020 06:13 PM (pXNaM)

309 287
yall are going to make fun of me, but

I loved TNG when new episodes were on tv in the early 90s. I also loved X-Files.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 14, 2020 06:05 PM (d7Ww2)

+++++++++++

I love me some X-Files. Fun "monster of the week" stories (mostly -
there were some real stinkers), reasonably compelling long-arc pieces.


i generally liked tng when it was on, although the love boat episodes were annoying. never really got into the x-files, but am a big fan of the lone gunman, a short-lived spinoff series. the pilot of the lone gunman, broadcast in may 2001, involved terrorists flying a plane into the world trade center.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 14, 2020 06:13 PM (sGtp+)

310 304 Was that with Kickaha?

Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 06:13 PM (Gylu/)

311 First I tell girls that I'm a candle maker....

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 14, 2020 06:13 PM (2q2/t)

312 Stewart is good in American Dad, he plays an idiot.

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 14, 2020 06:13 PM (4e+hS)

313 I would love to see every one of those Cork sukkers broke, and living in a homeless camp in California.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 14, 2020 06:13 PM (tT0V4)

314 All I want is a really good Gor movie fully faithful to the book. Is that too much to ask?

Posted by: MAGA at January 14, 2020 06:14 PM (8HB+V)

315 >>>My sister and college roommate loved the X files but I could never get into it. Mulder put me to sleep.


he is boring.

And Scully is a dum-dum. I get her being a skeptic at first, but by the fortieth episode, when she's literally seen ghosts and werewolves and space aliens, can she just kinda accept that reality includes a big dose of the supernatural?

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:14 PM (PbpT7)

316 304 Was that with Kickaha?
Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 06:13 PM (Gylu/)

Ayup.

Posted by: Vanya at January 14, 2020 06:14 PM (U7voe)

317 Copyright Law


That is the biggest problem with Hollywood, Music, and the Arts in general.

No one is creative, because all the money goes to the same, derivative works of the previously profitable works. No one is creative, because original does not pay. Look at TV, how many shows are copies of the previous?

Conners. Hawaii 5-O, Magnum PI, SWAT, etc.

After Cosby passes, expect a new Cosby show, maybe with Theo as the kindly, hip Grandfather?

Posted by: rd at January 14, 2020 06:14 PM (+0uDE)

318 >> Stewart is good in American Dad, he plays an idiot.


I think I caught him doing some work on a Rick and Morty Episode, too.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2020 06:14 PM (br0gZ)

319 Counselor Troy would have been much more attractive if she would have just shut the fuck up. Too much sensing.
Posted by: Fritz at January 14, 2020 06:06 PM (ATCV4)

I'm sensing that you are insecure about your erection. I think we should discuss what women consider adequate as far as size, shape, circumcised or not, so you can more fully understand our needs. Then we may proceed to a mutually beneficial experience.
Oh look, whatever happened to your erection?

Posted by: Deanna Troi at January 14, 2020 06:14 PM (v0R5T)

320 All I want is a really good Gor movie fully faithful to the book. Is that too much to ask?
Posted by: MAGA at January 14, 2020 06:14 PM (8HB+V)

...
...
...Is this a trick question?

Posted by: Vanya at January 14, 2020 06:14 PM (U7voe)

321
There was talk on Facebook about Fox wanting to reboot Firefly, with original cast.


No, you don't want that. Fucking Whedon would screw that faster than a nekkid 8 year old. Enjoy the memories of good shows before H-wood got their second crack at them.

I've missed every single boot, reboot, reimagining SW, ST, DW... don't miss any of it. Doctor Who has a whopping 7% audience score on RT? Wow, just wow. DW started going PC/SJW crazy when Smith was still a Doctor, and totally went off the deep end with Capaldi. Whittaker is just them pissing on the corpse and dancing around the May pole. Think of how bad it really has to be at this point to lose its audience to single digits? The mind boggles.

Posted by: clutch cargo at January 14, 2020 06:15 PM (Z1ykJ)

322 314 All I want is a really good Gor movie fully faithful to the book. Is that too much to ask?
Posted by: MAGA at January 14, 2020 06:14 PM (8HB+V)

With period bush and ski-jump titties

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 14, 2020 06:15 PM (l4C/z)

323 You want Gor
Will settle for Den
Get Fern Gully

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2020 06:15 PM (2s5VM)

324 >> I get her being a skeptic at first, but by the fortieth episode, when she's literally seen ghosts and werewolves and space aliens, can she just kinda accept that reality includes a big dose of the supernatural?


She's no Karen Murphy.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2020 06:15 PM (br0gZ)

325 I saw Bone Tomahawk starring in Wigwam Whoopee (Their Pleasures Were in Tents) back in '72.

Not worth the video rental fee, to be totally honest.

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at January 14, 2020 06:15 PM (YqED9)

326 Stewart comes off as a dummy in most interviews I've seen with him.

Posted by: holygoat at January 14, 2020 06:15 PM (umTCE)

327 She wasn't a particularly good writer, but her characters are compelling.

By far and away, her best work is her autobiography.
Posted by: Ladyl at January 14, 2020 06:11 PM (TdMsT)

Really? I love her writing style and humor. She wasn't flowery, which was a huge plus for me. They say Ngaio Marsh was a great writer but I tried a couple of her books and didn't like them. I just need the writer to tell me what is happening.

Dorothy L Sayers could be hilarious, and I like her. But Christie will always be my Queen.

As you can imagine, I don't get poetry.

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at January 14, 2020 06:15 PM (9hauA)

328 316 I read a few of those. They were really good from what I recall.

When the John Carter movie was coming out I made a point to read those books. I'd never read them before. Burned through them right quick, they are an easy read, and thankfully the library had them all. I even liked the movie. I watch it from time to time because I thought they did a great job with it. Stupid Disney not knowing how to market it.

Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 06:15 PM (Gylu/)

329 312
Stewart is good in American Dad, he plays an idiot.


Posted by: Dr Spank at January 14, 2020 06:13 PM (4e+hS)

He was good in Being John Malkovich.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 14, 2020 06:15 PM (1CjJc)

330 >>> Counselor Troy would have been much more attractive if she would have just shut the fuck up. Too much sensing.

I give her an Ace Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Cameltoe.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:16 PM (PbpT7)

331 The invention of Smart phones literally ruined X-Files.


There are tons of movies that wouldn't work today because of the invention of cellphones would ruin plot necessities.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 14, 2020 06:16 PM (oVJmc)

332 I'm sure that there is a "rule" about every single entity that isn't EXPLICITLY to the right will drift ever leftward.

And then at a certain point, the leftists gut it and wear its carcass, no?

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at January 14, 2020 06:16 PM (xptlg)

333
I dunno, but I imagine you can really lose money, and if enough movies lose money, your studio can go broke.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:12 PM (PbpT7)

IIRC Cutthroat Island (remember that?) bankrupted Carolco Studios.

Posted by: Vanya at January 14, 2020 06:16 PM (U7voe)

334 I know that she is not a producer, I don't know ... maybe she is, but I would like to request Allysa Milano give me my hand job.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at January 14, 2020 06:16 PM (flINI)

335 he is boring.

And Scully is a dum-dum. I get her being a skeptic at first, but by the fortieth episode, when she's literally seen ghosts and werewolves and space aliens, can she just kinda accept that reality includes a big dose of the supernatural?

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:14 PM (PbpT7)
++++++++++++++
This was one of the problems - they did drag her out a bit further than she could go, and then had to turn it on it's head and make her the believer when they replaced David Duchovny with the T-1000.

It makes for some fun ways to watch an episode, though: try to spot the moment Scully does something bone-stupid that will move the plot along by creating danger. Key moves are:
* Leaving her gun out of reach
* Taking a bath or shower
* Being led astray by an ill-doer.

For bonus points, drink every time she says, "I"m a medical doctor!" or "I'm a scientist!"

Still like it, though

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 14, 2020 06:16 PM (I2dne)

336 I didn't think the Joker was that good and The Irishman was a disappointment.

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 14, 2020 06:16 PM (4e+hS)

337 326 Stewart comes off as a dummy in most interviews I've seen with him.


But, like Morgan Freeman, people get conned by the voice.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 14, 2020 06:17 PM (oVJmc)

338 Fun "monster of the week" stories (mostly -
there were some real stinkers

------

Loved X-Files. But the amputee-what-crawls-up-fat-guys'-butts one was no good.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at January 14, 2020 06:17 PM (wzTK0)

339 As you can imagine, I don't get poetry.

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at January 14, 2020 06:15 PM (9hauA)

*Fistbump*

Posted by: Vendette at January 14, 2020 06:17 PM (pXNaM)

340
Patrick Stewart is an unprincipled, pandering sociopath who will say whatever he thinks people with money want to hear. He despises his audience, regarding them as contemptible, clueless marks. He despises Americans most of all.

Fortunately, he's also not very bright, and has demonstrated all the above conclusively over the years, mostly at times when he thought he was being very clever. Thanks Mr. Stewart, you sack of shit.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at January 14, 2020 06:17 PM (AdltV)

341 Screenwriter complains that 1917 gets all the buzz and nominations while women of color stories never get told.†

https://bit.ly/2NqPql0

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 14, 2020 06:07 PM (+y/Ru)







Write better stories, hag.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 14, 2020 06:17 PM (lKDd/)

342 >>I give her an Ace Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Cameltoe.


They must of used adamantium Nipple Guards when they filmes TNG.

It's COLD in space.

There should have been nips a poppin' all over that ship.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2020 06:17 PM (br0gZ)

343 332†I'm sure that there is a "rule" about every single entity that isn't EXPLICITLY to the right will drift ever leftward.†

And then at a certain point, the leftists gut it and wear its carcass, no?

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at January 14, 2020 06:16 PM (xptlg)

Where'd you get that idea?

Posted by: NFL Hollywood CFA at January 14, 2020 06:17 PM (NSFCQ)

344 If they had titled the movie A Princess of Mars instead of John Carter it would have done better because it is a good hero quest movie.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2020 06:18 PM (2s5VM)

345 Loved X-Files. But the amputee-what-crawls-up-fat-guys'-butts one was no good.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at January 14, 2020 06:17 PM (wzTK0)
++++++++++
That was one of the stinkiest stinkers.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 14, 2020 06:18 PM (I2dne)

346 Hey, I could have kicked Kirk's ass if I didn't have that chest cold that week.
(Bleahhhgrrgh) Oops sorry, got a touch of it now.

Posted by: Gary the Gorn at January 14, 2020 06:18 PM (UFgOG)

347 292 I will now put my geek hat on. Please do not flame me.

Why has there not been a Dragonlance movie based on those books?

Or David Eddings books? Those would be a fun mini-series.

I know there are tons more out there but I thought of those just now.
Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 06:10 PM (Gylu/)

Well the Witcher may bring them up soon.

The problem is, doing fantasy/magic/monsters is expensive to do well. And done poorly...you get bad TV shows.

Then there's the risk of some woke fucker taking on the writing and directing. See also the coming shit show that will be Wheel of Time.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 14, 2020 06:18 PM (l4C/z)

348 I always hated Way to Eden- even if the space hippies got what was coming to them. Miri could be damn annoying. Piece of the Action was great the first couple of times, then it gets cringe worthy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 14, 2020 06:18 PM (2B9A/)

349 344 Or even John Carter of Mars. Something. Those books were really fun and I really enjoyed the movie.

Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 06:18 PM (Gylu/)

350 Really? I love her writing style and humor. She wasn't flowery, which was a huge plus for me. They say Ngaio Marsh was a great writer but I tried a couple of her books and didn't like them. I just need the writer to tell me what is happening.


I just love Ngaio Marsh. Her writing is full of ascerbic irony, and her style is masterful (except that she goes on endlessly with the routine of investigation).

Of course her story lines and characters are very outdated.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 14, 2020 06:18 PM (TdMsT)

351 I give her an Ace Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Cameltoe.
Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:16 PM (PbpT7)

If ever there was a well deserved award, this is it.

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at January 14, 2020 06:18 PM (9hauA)

352 No worries, think of how great the Conan the Barbarian bringing Ahnold back is going to be? He'll have an empowered black daughter and a transitioning son who teaches him tolerance and humility. He'll learn to froth soy milk while talking to his pet cats. No doubt the antagonist will be a fat, orange demon.


I'll wait to hear feedback on Bill Ted.

Posted by: clutch cargo at January 14, 2020 06:19 PM (Z1ykJ)

353 252 241 Oh right. A few of them have died. Well, it was a good show I thought. I really enjoyed the concept. I need to find out if my library has that on loan.

Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 06:06 PM (Gylu/)


I really dig B5 and I thought it a shame that the spin-off Crusade was cancelled. JMS attempted a couple of additional spin-offs (Legend of the RangerS, Lost Tales) that also went nowhere.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 14, 2020 06:19 PM (DTX3h)

354 340
Patrick Stewart is an unprincipled, pandering sociopath who will say whatever he thinks people with money want to hear. He despises his audience, regarding them as contemptible, clueless marks. He despises Americans most of all.

Fortunately, he's also not very bright, and has demonstrated all the above conclusively over the years, mostly at times when he thought he was being very clever. Thanks Mr. Stewart, you sack of shit.
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at January 14, 2020 06:17 PM (AdltV)

In other words...an actor.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 14, 2020 06:19 PM (l4C/z)

355 >>>336 I didn't think the Joker was that good and The Irishman was a disappointment.


I turned off the Joker after five minutes. I realized that if it was a serious drama about the travails of the mentally ill, I did not care, and if it was a comic book origin of the Joker, I also equally did not care.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:19 PM (PbpT7)

356 349 344 Or even John Carter of Mars. Something. Those books were really fun and I really enjoyed the movie.
Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 06:18 PM (Gylu/)

And about the apex of testosterone. Manly men doing manly things. Buxom lasses who fall in love with them at first sight.

If thine enemy offends him, strike him a mighty blow with your Earth muscles!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 14, 2020 06:19 PM (2B9A/)

357 >>There are tons of movies that wouldn't work today because of the invention of cellphones would ruin plot necessities.


Lassie!


Lassie. Good boy. Go get Mom and tell her that Timmy is stuck in the well!

No Lassie. I don't want your paw...I want you to go and get Mom and tell her -
You know what?
Fuck it, Lassie.

I'll just Facetime her.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2020 06:20 PM (br0gZ)

358 The Battlestar Galactica reboot was pretty good.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 14, 2020 06:20 PM (d7Ww2)

359 347 I cannot see Wheel of Time being good. Imagine the wokeness? God, the books were tedious. Jordan was awful. Great concept. Loved the first 3 or 4 books. He was a total jackass at book signings that I went to.


I never finished the series. Have friends who have and they say the writer who took over did a great job with it all.

And nice to see you around, Mark.

Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 06:20 PM (Gylu/)

360 I turned off the Joker after five minutes.
---
OK, it wasn't just me then.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at January 14, 2020 06:20 PM (sWM8x)

361 Fortunately, he's also not very bright, and has
demonstrated all the above conclusively over the years, mostly at times
when he thought he was being very clever. Thanks Mr. Stewart, you sack
of shit.



Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at January 14, 2020 06:17 PM (AdltV)


When his finest part was voicing a turd...

Posted by: clutch cargo at January 14, 2020 06:20 PM (Z1ykJ)

362 The was a Mini Mike commercial just on. He needs to watch the MyPillow guy.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 06:21 PM (JFO2v)

363
You know what?
Fuck it, Lassie.

I'll just Facetime her.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2020 06:20 PM (br0gZ)


I can't stop laughing.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 14, 2020 06:21 PM (TdMsT)

364 "I give her an Ace Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Cameltoe.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:16 PM (PbpT7) "



Truth !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at January 14, 2020 06:21 PM (zlgJP)

365 IIRC Cutthroat Island (remember that?) bankrupted Carolco Studios.
Posted by: Vanya



No, and who?

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2020 06:21 PM (Qf83p)

366 358
The Battlestar Galactica reboot was pretty good.

for two seasons. then it jumped off the rails.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 14, 2020 06:22 PM (sGtp+)

367
And Scully is a dum-dum. I get her being a skeptic at first, but by the fortieth episode, when she's literally seen ghosts and werewolves and space aliens, can she just kinda accept that reality includes a big dose of the supernatural?



This reminds me of what annoys me most about MCCLOUD.

In each episode, McCloud acts on a wacky hunch, does extraordinary police work, and acts heroically. But in the next episode, it's as if McCloud is a dunce and a fool, and he has start all over again with the Chief.


Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 14, 2020 06:22 PM (CMrar)

368 Firefly needs to stay dead, and continue to be remembered for what it was.

Lightening will not strike twice.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 14, 2020 06:22 PM (tT0V4)

369 >>>356 349 344 Or even John Carter of Mars. Something. Those books were really fun and I really enjoyed the movie.

I liked it.

BTW, the movie was infamously called only "John Carter," because Hollywood had used their Galaxy Brains to figure out that the last three movies with "Mars" in the title had bombed.

Ergo, people aren't interested in Mars.

But they're super-interested in the intriguing title "John Carter"!!!

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:22 PM (PbpT7)

370 10 I just recently watched Good Omens and I was reminded that David Tennet was the best Dr.

Fight me.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 14, 2020 05:36 PM (1ISKN)

No disagreement from me.

Posted by: Flyover at January 14, 2020 06:22 PM (Rbu5d)

371 Ron Moore ruined Galactica from the start by making them constructs of Humans. So we got to see not a single alien culture while being lectured about how evil Man is.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2020 06:22 PM (2s5VM)

372 McCLOUD!

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2020 06:22 PM (br0gZ)

373 366 Exactly. I couldn't finish that one.

Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 06:22 PM (Gylu/)

374 I really liked Counselor Troy in the episode when she entered the holodeck and tortured Sayid in Lost.

Posted by: 13times at January 14, 2020 06:22 PM (K3B2k)

375 I just love Ngaio Marsh. Her writing is full of ascerbic irony, and her style is masterful (except that she goes on endlessly with the routine of investigation).

Of course her story lines and characters are very outdated.
Posted by: Ladyl at January 14, 2020 06:18 PM (TdMsT)

Interesting. I felt that, not being English like the other Queens of Mystery, she was trying too hard. One of the few books I read was about a theatrical family, and they all seemed to be caricatures. And I found Troy not compelling. I didn't care about her, or Allen for that matter. I could go on but I won't. To each her own.

Plus admittedly, I'm a philistine.

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at January 14, 2020 06:22 PM (9hauA)

376 330 >>> Counselor Troy would have been much more attractive if she would have just shut the fuck up. Too much sensing.

I give her an Ace Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Cameltoe.
Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:16 PM (PbpT7)

Was more of just bulging mons. I never saw the cleft.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 06:22 PM (JFO2v)

377 In fact, it's expected it will make less money than Rogue One, becoming
the fourth most money making films out of five -- only Solo, which lost
money, made less.
---
Given the amount of rumored reshoots, there's some question as to whether Fall of Skywalker actually made money.
And if the individual films aren't printing money, there's no way Disney recoups the $4 billion it spent on acquiring the franchise.

Posted by: Methos at January 14, 2020 06:22 PM (kOpft)

378 372 McCLOUD!
Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2020 06:22 PM (br0gZ)

Hey Jooz Get off of McCloud

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 06:23 PM (JFO2v)

379 Here's a short synopsis of The Joker : Dude stops taking his meds, trouble ensues.

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 14, 2020 06:23 PM (4e+hS)

380 I always thought of Picard's Federation as the bad guys honestly.


Space Transnational Progressives boring people to death with speeches from their high horses because they can make everything they need with magic, sorry, antimatter and replicators.


Kirk's Federation was Kennedy era "liberals" which was ok. Hell, the Federation of the original series would be called NAZIs and worse by today's left....just like the US Army of 1945...

Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2020 06:23 PM (WdocV)

381 So Wesley, in comparison, was the smart one.

Posted by: banana Dream at January 14, 2020 06:24 PM (l6b3d)

382 And if the individual films aren't printing money, there's no way Disney recoups the $4 billion it spent on acquiring the franchise.
Posted by: Methos at January 14, 2020 06:22 PM (kOpft)
++++++++++
Toys help. A lot.

Plus the back catalogue that people still like, along with The Mandalorian, will help drive Disney+ sales, which also helps.

I dunno if they actually lose money. I very much doubt it is a cash machine running out of control, which is what it was supposed to be.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 14, 2020 06:24 PM (I2dne)

383 No, and who?
Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2020 06:21 PM (Qf83p)

This was early to mid nineties. They pumped a shitton of money into this pirate movie, convinced it was going to be the next Captain Blood or something, and it bombed and took them with it.

Posted by: Vanya at January 14, 2020 06:24 PM (U7voe)

384 344
If they had titled the movie A Princess of Mars instead of John Carter it would have done better because it is a good hero quest movie.

rumor was that they believed having "mars" in the title would be enough to kill it. i blame val kilmer.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 14, 2020 06:24 PM (sGtp+)

385 371> Ron Moore ruined DS9, too.

Posted by: 13times at January 14, 2020 06:24 PM (K3B2k)

386 On the very first woman Doctor Who show, immediately upon her regeneration the Tardis vomited her out into space.

Posted by: Citizen of Bureaustan at January 14, 2020 06:25 PM (ldmQR)

387 I saw Rogue One the day Trump was sworn in. I thought it was a good choice. I enjoyed the movie a lot and have been enjoying President Trump even moreso.

Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 06:25 PM (Gylu/)

388 385 371> Ron Moore ruined DS9, too.
Posted by: 13times


DS9 was NEVER good

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 14, 2020 06:25 PM (d7Ww2)

389 Ron Moore ruined Galactica from the start by making them constructs of Humans.

***


I think the first three seasons were pretty good. The problem was at that point he ran out of plot ideas and decided to make it about the Iraq War instead (which made no f*cking sense).

Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2020 06:25 PM (WdocV)

390
A lot of tv serials are like that. The "hero" is considered a dunce or a rogue. But in every episode, he proves his "hunches" should never be doubted. And yet...in the next episode, we start at Square One again.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 14, 2020 06:25 PM (CMrar)

391 Fuck hollywood!

That is all.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at January 14, 2020 06:25 PM (0OmEj)

392 Being a crappy Brit lefty, will Picard now beat up some Space Hassids?

Posted by: TexasJew at January 14, 2020 06:25 PM (c+cGk)

393 No, and who?
Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2020 06:21 PM (Qf83p)

Better not to know. What can be seen cannot be unseen.

Let's put it this way: Frank Langella could not make it better, but could be argued to make it even worse.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 14, 2020 06:25 PM (2B9A/)

394 33 Kirk > Picard.

Never could stand TNG.
Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 14, 2020 05:39 PM (d6Ksn)

Heck, at this point, Janeway is better than Picard.
But Kirk...best. TOS Kirk. The. Best. Kirk.
Shatner.

Posted by: Flyover at January 14, 2020 06:25 PM (Rbu5d)

395 357 >>There are tons of movies that wouldn't work today because of the invention of cellphones would ruin plot necessities.


Lassie!


Lassie. Good boy. Go get Mom and tell her that Timmy is stuck in the well!

No Lassie. I don't want your paw...I want you to go and get Mom and tell her -
You know what?
Fuck it, Lassie.

I'll just Facetime her.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2020 06:20 PM (br0gZ)

Every damn stalker, killer, etc movie destroyed by cell. And a armed woman.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 06:25 PM (JFO2v)

396 Fight me.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 14, 2020 05:36 PM (1ISKN)



No disagreement from me.

Posted by: Flyover at January 14, 2020 06:22 PM (Rbu5d)

I liked Christopher Eccleston, he was amazing and got the Doctor back on its feet again, no small feat. Plus, he was an absolute mess, which was kind of cool.
I did like John Pertwee a lot though, I always thought if there was a Doctor, he'd be a dandy fop after a few centuries out of necessity.

Posted by: clutch cargo at January 14, 2020 06:25 PM (Z1ykJ)

397 Loved the X-Files, rarely missed one

Posted by: Skip at January 14, 2020 06:25 PM (ZCEU2)

398 MPPPP, Trouble With Tribbles trivia.

David Gerrold named the planet Sherman's Planet after the girl he was dating at the time.
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2020 06:09 PM (2s5VM)


I did not know that.

You know what I hate about that episode? At the end, Scotty says he wouldn't beam the tribbles into space because that would be cruel. So what does the dumbass do? Beams them over to the Klingons, who are going to do exactly that!

Sheesh!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 14, 2020 06:26 PM (Ki5SV)

399 *Fistbump*
Posted by: Vendette at January 14, 2020 06:17 PM (pXNaM)

Hey!

*fistbump back*

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at January 14, 2020 06:26 PM (9hauA)

400 So Wesley, in comparison, was the smart one.
***

His clown sweater says no.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2020 06:26 PM (WdocV)

401 >>>This was early to mid nineties. They pumped a shitton of money into this pirate movie, convinced it was going to be the next Captain Blood or something, and it bombed and took them with it.

also a pirate movie starring a female would-be action hero with a geeky, clumsy comic relief male sidekick.

Pirate movies were already out of fashion. I guess they thought the gender-swap would be a big seller?

Well, it wasn't.

The movie was also terrible. I gave it a chance, because I wanted the pirate genre to come back. but it was just awful.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:26 PM (PbpT7)

402 I never 'got' movies. I'd rather see a fucking Opera.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2020 05:39 PM (br0gZ)


They have those?
Posted by: Count de Monet at January 14, 2020 05:40 PM (q1Pj5)

All opera is about that.
ALL OF IT.

Posted by: Flyover at January 14, 2020 06:26 PM (Rbu5d)

403 This was early to mid nineties. They pumped a shitton of money into this pirate movie, convinced it was going to be the next Captain Blood or something, and it bombed and took them with it.
Posted by: Vanya at January 14, 2020 06:24 PM (U7voe)
-------------

I think that movie sort of ended Geena Davis' career.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 14, 2020 06:27 PM (oBfF8)

404 So what does the dumbass do? Beams them over to the Klingons, who are going to do exactly that!

***

Sounds like he was a PETA member in good standing.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2020 06:27 PM (WdocV)

405 Was going to post this but had to go do sumthin'.

Best new-series Doctor Who episode was "The Doctor's Wife" with Matt Smith.

Actually, it's the only really *excellent* episode I can think of since the re-start. Although Karen Gillan was fairly easy on the eyes.

Best SF series of the past 30 years:

1. Stargate SG-1
2. Babylon 5
3. Stargate Atlantis

IMHO natch.

Posted by: filbert at January 14, 2020 06:27 PM (NiXyF)

406 372
McCLOUD!

dad was a cop and loved those abc mystery movies, referring to them as "training films". his favorite was mccloud, i think because he identified with him; he himself was from a rural farming community (eastern utah) and was a detective in a big city (cid in stuttgart).

Posted by: Anachronda at January 14, 2020 06:27 PM (sGtp+)

407 I need to watch the entirety of John Carter. The Deja Thoris they had looked the part.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 14, 2020 06:27 PM (2B9A/)

408 >>>A lot of tv serials are like that. The "hero" is considered a dunce or a rogue. But in every episode, he proves his "hunches" should never be doubted. And yet...in the next episode, we start at Square One again.

right.

At some point, Scully needs to just accept that she is 0 for 100 in correctly diagnosing the situation she's in.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:27 PM (PbpT7)

409 387 I saw Rogue One the day Trump was sworn in. I thought it was a good choice. I enjoyed the movie a lot and have been enjoying President Trump even moreso.
Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 06:25 PM (Gylu/)

It was 90 minutes of that one that came out in 78 and some new shit.

Add rock to Staying Alive, same movie.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 06:28 PM (JFO2v)

410 401 Geena Davis and wasn't Matthew Modine in that one? I wanted to like it but it was terrible. Just awful. I never, ever watch it if it's on TV. Waste of time.

Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 06:28 PM (Gylu/)

411 RussiaGate Was 100% Fake SpyGate Is 100% Real @drawandstrike
14m
THIS is their out.

This how Pelosi finds the exit ramp.

"McConnell has made it clear he won't hold a fair trial to remove Trump from office, so there's NO POINT in sending the articles up to the Senate!"

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 14, 2020 06:28 PM (BqBId)

412 138


anyone listen to Nerdrotic?



Posted by: ace



Yep, and most of his pals, such as Doomcock and Jeremy at Geeks and Gamers.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 14, 2020 05:50 PM (CMrar)

No one mentioned "Pitch Meeting" Ooops, Ooopie. His Rise of Skywalker take is great

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at January 14, 2020 06:28 PM (xFK4F)

413 No one is held accountable for failure, because they don't even measure success the way we do. Kathleen Kennedy has been wiping her ass with 4.5 billion dollars. Her failure is spectacular by Hollywood standards. But she will only be rewarded, because she did exactly what Disney wanted of her.

Crazy times.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at January 14, 2020 06:28 PM (I99aF)

414 Later, after winning, in interviews she revealed/joked that the only reason she even took the role in The Secret was because that episode of "Extras" gave her the idea that it might be a good way to score an Oscar.
Posted by: zombie at January 14, 2020 06:01 PM (fK2gX)

----

How many of these award winning movies are truly memorable?

Maybe it is just this crowd, but the most talked about old movies are comedies like Caddyshack and Blazing Saddles, or Spaghetti Westerns like The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

Posted by: rd at January 14, 2020 06:28 PM (+0uDE)

415 In The Irishman, the fatal flaw for me was showing all the characters in the nursing home at the beginning of the movie, kinda removes a lot of drama. When a main character gets in trouble, and put in harms way, you know he's going to survive so it lessens the tension.

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 14, 2020 06:28 PM (4e+hS)

416 Data was the most advanced dildo in the known universe.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Impeach the Democrat Traitors Instead at January 14, 2020 06:28 PM (HaL55)

417 Heck, at this point, Janeway is better than Picard.

But Kirk...best. TOS Kirk. The. Best. Kirk.

Shatner.

Posted by: Flyover at January 14, 2020 06:25 PM (Rbu5d)



Honestly, if you think about it, TNG was the beginning of SJW programming back in the 80's. All of a sudden, everything was utopia, nobody needed money or capitalism, women were empowered, men were in touch with their feminine sides or completely PW'd... I hated it 30 something years ago for the same reason. And it hasn't aged well.


I slogged through a few episodes back then, and again a few years back. Blech.

Posted by: clutch cargo at January 14, 2020 06:28 PM (Z1ykJ)

418
Best SF series of the past 30 years:

1. Stargate SG-1
2. Babylon 5
3. Stargate Atlantis

IMHO natch.

Posted by: filbert


All good, but Farscape is best.
Shit, even Lexx is better than Stargate Atlantis.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 14, 2020 06:28 PM (CMrar)

419 This was early to mid nineties. They pumped a shitton of money into this pirate movie, convinced it was going to be the next Captain Blood or something, and it bombed and took them with it.
Posted by: Vanya



I just bingled it. Matthew Modine and Geena Davis? lolno.

Posted by: eleven at January 14, 2020 06:28 PM (Qf83p)

420 All opera is about that.
ALL OF IT.
Posted by: Flyover at January 14, 2020 06:26 PM (Rbu5d)

DID SOMEONE SAY OPERA?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEMMVHAINFM

Posted by: Vanya at January 14, 2020 06:28 PM (U7voe)

421 37 Was the problem with a woman Dr. Who or was it so impossibly "woke" that is was just impossible to watch?. I haven't seen Dr. Who since Tom Baker was the doctor, so I'm way behind the curve.,
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2020 05:40 PM (WI7YS)

I watched about half of Lady Doctor's first season. There isn't just one problem. To start, the writing had gone downhill for quite a while. For what are fun, silly stories (with heart, which is what made the show endearing) it started getting silly in a bad way during Matt Smith's tenure and continued on through Capaldi. It was absolutely abysmal in the bit I watched of Lady Doctor, plus woke nonsense thrown in.

Then there's the fact that the companions, which are the audience surrogate in the universe, were boring as hell. I did not care about any of them. I think they went with too many. There were three damn companions, all introduced at once, and so none of them ever stood out as anything other than extra bodies on set in the episodes I watched.

Then you get to the Lady Doctor herself. I actually liked her on Broadchurch, but apparently outside of that she can't act. She's totally wooden and has turned the Doctor into a borderline mouth breather with her, ahem, performance. She's really, really bad.

All of that in one show is just a recipe for bad ratings. I think it could withstand one of those factors. Even the bad writing, since, like I said, many folks hung on through Smith and Capaldi's tenures when the writing was taking the downward turn. But all three? Big problems.

Posted by: Mandy P., lurking lurker who lurks at January 14, 2020 06:28 PM (G91sh)

422 The more opera I hear ( it gets played on radio here weekends occasionally) the more I think its all the same tract every week.

Posted by: Skip at January 14, 2020 06:29 PM (ZCEU2)

423 >>>Was more of just bulging mons. I never saw the cleft.<<<

Ah, but that is where dedication to your craft emboldens one to shine. This is empowerment before The Woke.

Posted by: Fritz at January 14, 2020 06:29 PM (ATCV4)

424 Kirk > Picard.

Never could stand TNG.
Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 14, 2020 05:39 PM (d6Ksn)

Heck, at this point, Janeway is better than Picard.
But Kirk...best. TOS Kirk. The. Best. Kirk.
Shatner.

Posted by: Flyover


I've been binge-watching Farscape the last few weeks.

OMG, the guy who plays John Crighton clearly attended and aced (no pun intended) the James Tiberius Kirk School of Pompous Overacting. The show is barely watchable because of him.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 14, 2020 06:29 PM (C/oM9)

425 The best episode of The X-Files was the vampire ep in which Sculley recalls the preceding events in the first half and Mulder recalls them in the second half, and the differences between them is hilariously spot-on to any married couple watching it. The wife and I were crying laughing.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at January 14, 2020 06:29 PM (j4zcI)

426 >>>I think that movie sort of ended Geena Davis' career.

well, as an action star, which she never was and never could be, maybe. but she did go on to star in movies suited for her, like A League of Their Own.

I think it dented her husband and director Renny Harlin's career more.

He went super over-budget for that piece of shit. He also cast Matthew Modine as the male lead.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:29 PM (PbpT7)

427 I saw Scotty beaming them over as poetic justice since Klingons and Tribbles are pests. So they deserved each other.

The episode almost did not get made when someone realized how close Gerrold's furballs was to another writer's fictional creation. Luckily they talked with the author and gave his blessing.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2020 06:29 PM (2s5VM)

428 397 Loved the X-Files, rarely missed one
Posted by: Skip at January 14, 2020 06:25 PM (ZCEU2)

When they told the story of the Sheriff that Luke actor guy and both had way different looks. HA!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 06:29 PM (JFO2v)

429 Since they've rebooted everything else, how about we do Lexx next.


I mean hell, you know they'd make Prince orange skinned with a weasel on his scalp and a new york accent. But he'd screw with the woke heroes so it would still be great.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2020 06:29 PM (WdocV)

430 Joker is a good movie, though the subject matter doesn't appeal to me.

It's well done, though.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 14, 2020 06:29 PM (l4C/z)

431 >>>well, as an action star, which she never was and never could be, maybe. but she did go on to star in movies suited for her, like A League of Their Own.


oh wait, she later played an assassin in The Long Kiss Goodnight, which made money.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:29 PM (PbpT7)

432 The movie was also terrible. I gave it a chance, because I wanted the pirate genre to come back. but it was just awful.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:26 PM (PbpT7)

To be fair, Pirates of the Caribbean managed to resurrect the genre. Then kill it again.

There is so much blame in that movie (Cutthroat) that I cannot even think of a single thing I liked about it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 14, 2020 06:29 PM (2B9A/)

433 Riker to Engineering - One to Transport.

And, can you leave the Space Genital Warts behind this time? Thanks in advance.

Riker Out.

Posted by: Cmdr Riker at January 14, 2020 06:30 PM (br0gZ)

434 Thing with X-Files was the physical proof they needed and hardly ever got. Smart phones would have solved 95% of the episodes. I was a fan when they first aired, then about 2 years ago I tried rewatching and I couldn't get past that point.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 14, 2020 06:30 PM (iLaBB)

435 425 horde mind melt

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 06:30 PM (JFO2v)

436 53 There's also the uber-feminist, straight out of central casting comics writer chick (dyed red hair, big black-framed 'nerd' glasses, etc.) who is writing the script for Captain Marvel 2.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2020 05:39 PM (bDqIh)

I saw that. It was like a Babylon Bee stock photo for feminists. Unbelievable.
Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at January 14, 2020 05:41 PM (9hauA)

Funny, ain't it, that they're all "I'm an individual living my own life my own way stay out of my sex life i'm meeeeeee" and they all look and speak alike.

Posted by: Flyover at January 14, 2020 06:30 PM (Rbu5d)

437 You know what I hate about that episode? At the
end, Scotty says he wouldn't beam the tribbles into space because that
would be cruel. So what does the dumbass do? Beams them over to the
Klingons, who are going to do exactly that!



Sheesh!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 14, 2020 06:26 PM (Ki5SV)

---
That's pretty consistent for Scots, though.

Their hate is much stronger than their sense of love or mercy. So, while he felt bad about killing cute, harmless tribbles, he got a good larf over pissing on the Klingons.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 14, 2020 06:30 PM (cfSRQ)

438 418 Farscape was great. Another one I need to watch from the start. I never got to finish that one.
Lexx was odd from what I recall. Not sure that is one I'd like.

Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 06:31 PM (Gylu/)

439 OMG, the guy who plays John Crighton clearly attended and aced (no pun intended) the James Tiberius Kirk School of Pompous Overacting. The show is barely watchable because of him.
Posted by: Sharkman at January 14, 2020 06:29 PM (C/oM9)

Which season are you on? 1st season is rough. 2nd is not great until about half way through. Third is gold, if depressing. Fourth is amazing except for a couple episodes.

It is one of the few shows I can think of that had that big a C change the good way as it went on.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 14, 2020 06:31 PM (2B9A/)

440 Cutthroat Island (remember that?)

-
I may be the only one, but I didn't think that movie was that bad. I think it was the first girl power movie I ever saw and I wasn't offended.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 14, 2020 06:31 PM (+y/Ru)

441 No one mentioned "Pitch Meeting" Ooops, Ooopie. His Rise of Skywalker take is great
Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at January 14, 2020 06:28 PM (xFK4F)

I haven't watched a pitch meeting in a while. I must remedy that.

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at January 14, 2020 06:31 PM (9hauA)

442 IIRC Cutthroat Island (remember that?) bankrupted Carolco Studios.
Posted by: Vanya


I remember. Geena Davis.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 14, 2020 06:31 PM (Ki5SV)

443 >>>Then you get to the Lady Doctor herself. I actually liked her on Broadchurch, but apparently outside of that she can't act. She's totally wooden and has turned the Doctor into a borderline mouth breather with her, ahem, performance. She's really, really bad.

she is very pretty but she was pretty much a plank of wood on Broadchurch, too. And Broadchurch, I think, also kinda sucked. It was boring and I immeditely twigged the killer, just because they were spending time on him when they had no reason to (unless he was the killer).

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:31 PM (PbpT7)

444 430 Joker is a good movie, though the subject matter doesn't appeal to me.

It's well done, though.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 14, 2020 06:29 PM (l4C/z)

Lots of interpretations and subtext to dig through which I find interesting in movies.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 14, 2020 06:31 PM (iLaBB)

445

Are you people mad?
Farscape is flawless.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 14, 2020 06:32 PM (CMrar)

446 I liked The Long Kiss Goodnight.

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 14, 2020 06:32 PM (4e+hS)

447 I need to watch the entirety of John Carter. The Deja Thoris they had looked the part.



Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 14, 2020 06:27 PM (2B9A/)


It was on free Starz preview several years ago and I'm glad I watched it. It was really pretty good. There's no way it could follow that many books, but they did a pretty good job overall and stayed relatively faithful to the tone. Too bad some of the FX were not so hot even back then, I doubt they've aged well.


Prisney just screwed the pooch with changing it midstream, then the deathblow of marketing.

Posted by: clutch cargo at January 14, 2020 06:32 PM (Z1ykJ)

448 who fukd more alien gals

[ ] Kirk
[ ] #2 on TNG

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 06:32 PM (JFO2v)

449 It seems to me that the powers that be will keep making woke movies and tv shows no matter how much money they lose.

Posted by: mercenary13 at January 14, 2020 06:32 PM (Np9A+)

450 >>>I may be the only one, but I didn't think that movie was that bad. I think it was the first girl power movie I ever saw and I wasn't offended.

I wasn't offended, but it was a bad movie.

It makes this mistake that movies that try to reboot a genre of films do -- it puts in EVERY TROPE from the genre in one film, and all of them wind up being poorly executed.

Silverado did that too.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:32 PM (PbpT7)

451
remember DANGER ISLAND?

Posted by: soothsayerwing plover at January 14, 2020 06:32 PM (CMrar)

452 Meh.

All of these Hollywood turds need to open up their mansions to the homeless and refugees and illegal aliens and live with them for a few years.

Then maybe I'll listen to what they have to say...

For a. Couple of minutes before I go back to ignoring them again

Posted by: naturalfake at January 14, 2020 06:32 PM (9X624)

453 I just thought up a great saying that describes the problem with selling out to the social justice warriors.

Get woke, go broke.

I think it's got legs.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 14, 2020 06:32 PM (ZLI7S)

454 Heck, at this point, Janeway is better than Picard.


But Kirk...best. TOS Kirk. The. Best. Kirk.


Shatner.



Posted by: Flyover at January 14, 2020 06:25 PM (Rbu5d)
Because Janway's dick is bigger than Picard's.

Shatner forever!

Posted by: Archer at January 14, 2020 06:33 PM (gmo/4)

455 442 IIRC Cutthroat Island (remember that?) bankrupted Carolco Studios.
Posted by: Vanya

I remember. Geena Davis.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 14, 2020 06:31 PM (Ki5SV)

The Fly was fukn scary!!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 06:33 PM (JFO2v)

456 The hand jibber is indeed a lost art.

I'd like to see them make a comeback, personally.

Posted by: Mister Christopher (in Atlanta yo) at January 14, 2020 06:33 PM (XOi3t)

457 Are you people mad?
Farscape is flawless.
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 14, 2020 06:32 PM (CMrar)

The theme, especially before they reworked it? Come on. I am a huge fan of the series, but that theme. Dear Lord in Heaven, it sucked.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 14, 2020 06:33 PM (2B9A/)

458 At some point, Scully needs to just accept that she is 0 for 100 in correctly diagnosing the situation she's in.
I'm gonna guess then that she believes in global warming.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 14, 2020 06:33 PM (r+sAi)

459 The X-Files reboot was horrible.

Truly. About the only episode I liked from that set was the one set in the robotic sushi restaurant.

But all this talk reminds me that I haven't seen Kolchak: The Night Stalker in ages. Time to break out the DVD set.

Posted by: Bringer of Info at January 14, 2020 06:33 PM (7s3Gx)

460 451 Yes, yes I do!

Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 06:33 PM (Gylu/)

461 Anyone who thinks Farscape is better than Babylon 5 needs to put down the crack pipe.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 14, 2020 06:33 PM (cfSRQ)

462 Thing with X-Files was the physical proof they
needed and hardly ever got. Smart phones would have solved 95% of the
episodes. I was a fan when they first aired, then about 2 years ago I
tried rewatching and I couldn't get past that point.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 14, 2020 06:30 PM (iLaBB)


Nearly every mystery or horror movie made before 2000 would be 2 minutes long if people had smartphones. Sometimes it hurts when the whole plot revolves around finding a freaking payphone.

Posted by: clutch cargo at January 14, 2020 06:33 PM (Z1ykJ)

463 >>who fukd more alien gals


Interesting question.

And how does one account for Riker's access to a holodeck and Deana Troi?

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2020 06:33 PM (br0gZ)

464 >>>441 No one mentioned "Pitch Meeting" Ooops, Ooopie. His Rise of Skywalker take is great


He just did one on Star Trek (2009)

EXECUTIVE GUY: So is this a reboot, or a sequel, or a prequel?

SCREENWRITER GUY (nodding while thinking): Yes...!

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:33 PM (PbpT7)

465 BTW, the best Batman is Lego Batman.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 14, 2020 06:33 PM (r+sAi)

466 If you like anime, check out "Re:Zero"

Posted by: naturalfake at January 14, 2020 06:34 PM (9X624)

467 Gosh, I've really enjoyed chatting with you all, my favorite internet people. It's been so long.

Gotta go now but will hopefully catch y'all later.

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at January 14, 2020 06:34 PM (9hauA)

468 This is a great thread. Thanks, Ace!

Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 06:34 PM (Gylu/)

469 There was no monster show like Nightstalker. That's my opinion and here I stand.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at January 14, 2020 06:35 PM (eAMlh)

470 461 Anyone who thinks Farscape is better than Babylon 5 needs to put down the crack pipe.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 14, 2020 06:33 PM (cfSRQ)

Then this is indeed where we part ways, good sir!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 14, 2020 06:35 PM (2B9A/)

471 112 Is the Stargate SG-1 series any good? I was thinking about watching it.
Posted by: Mark1971 at January 14, 2020 05:47 PM (xPl2J)


My favorite.
When i got rid of my tv andcut the cord, it was the only thing i missed watching.

Posted by: Flyover at January 14, 2020 06:35 PM (Rbu5d)

472 Well, it wasn't.

The movie was also terrible. I gave it a chance, because I wanted the pirate genre to come back. but it was just awful.

Posted by: ace



You could just watch Pirates (2005) and Pirates II (200 on infinite loop.

Sexy sexy keelhauling!

Posted by: Sharkman at January 14, 2020 06:35 PM (C/oM9)

473 BTW, the best Batman is Lego Batman.

Password: IronMan sucks.

Posted by: Bringer of Info at January 14, 2020 06:35 PM (7s3Gx)

474 Lloyd, plus it was Scotty getting revenge on the Klingons for insulting his beloved ship.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2020 06:35 PM (2s5VM)

475 Some say I am a dead brand.

Let's see who can do more burpees, hit it Pal!

Buuurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrpppppeeeeeeee! I had Gerber's for lunch, love the smashed peas and carrots. I can really gum them down.

That's one.....I think I got something on you, here let me brush it off while I smell your hair.

23 Skidoo and Burpees Too! Hit it Pal!

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 14, 2020 06:35 PM (Z+IKu)

476 Fortunately, he's also not very bright, and has
demonstrated all the above conclusively over the years, mostly at times
when he thought he was being very clever. Thanks Mr. Stewart, you sack
of shit.



Robert Llewellyn (Kryten of Red Dwarf) had a web show where he would pick up various people in his car and drive them somewhere they needed to be.

One episode was with Patrick Stewart, and he really did come off as kind of a dullard.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 14, 2020 06:35 PM (oVJmc)

477 >>>465 BTW, the best Batman is Lego Batman.


agreed. Though I like Batman Begins too.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:35 PM (PbpT7)

478 It seems to me that the powers that be will keep making woke movies and tv shows no matter how much money they lose.
Posted by: mercenary13 at January 14, 2020 06:32 PM (Np9A+)

It kinda reminds me of the offshore oil industry. There's always someone willing to jump in with another hundred million.

Company starts, has some success, takes loans to buy assets, makes money, buys more assets, gets bigger, gets bigger...

...Oil price drops, here comes bankruptcy...

...And they get bought out or broken up, and all the barges and ships and platforms get bought by someone else for a truckload of money, who makes some money off of it, and buys more assets, and then... You get the idea. Business Circle of Life.

Posted by: Vanya at January 14, 2020 06:35 PM (U7voe)

479 "436 53 There's also the uber-feminist, straight out of central casting comics writer chick (dyed red hair, big black-framed 'nerd' glasses, etc.) who is writing the script for Captain Marvel 2.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2020 05:39 PM (bDqIh)

I saw that. It was like a Babylon Bee stock photo for feminists. Unbelievable.
Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at January 14, 2020 05:41 PM (9hauA)

Funny, ain't it, that they're all "I'm an individual living my own life my own way stay out of my sex life i'm meeeeeee" and they all look and speak alike.

Posted by: Flyover at January 14, 2020 06:30 PM (Rbu5d) "




Saw that picture the other day ... wow, for the photo to accompany a kiss-ass article the best facial expression she could come up with was like someone had just farted in her general direction.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at January 14, 2020 06:35 PM (zlgJP)

480 I fucking BOUGHT John Carter of Mars and I still can't get through it.

The opening is so, SO bad. The jumping is laughably bad.

There is also not enough nude hot chicks. Which is canon and not just me thinking with my little head.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 14, 2020 06:36 PM (l4C/z)

481
You know what I hate about that episode? At the end, Scotty says he wouldn't beam the tribbles into space because that would be cruel. So what does the dumbass do? Beams them over to the Klingons, who are going to do exactly that!

Sheesh!
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 14, 2020 06:26 PM (Ki5SV)

----

Real Life.

The SEAL Gallagher was charged with murdering an Iraqi Jihadi. Why did one of his team (not him) kill the Jihadi? Because they were ordered to turn him over to the Iraqis, who were going to first torture, and then murder the Jihadi.

Which act is a mercy, and which one isn't?

Posted by: rd at January 14, 2020 06:36 PM (+0uDE)

482 465
BTW, the best Batman is Lego Batman.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 14, 2020 06:33 PM (r+sAi)

It was surprisingly good, and not woke, as I recall.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 14, 2020 06:36 PM (1CjJc)

483 >>>He also cast Matthew Modine as the male lead.


In no universe, parallel or otherwise, does that decision make sense. He's awful, and has always been awful.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at January 14, 2020 06:36 PM (HmZuC)

484 Patrick Stewart's finest role was that in the pair of BBC telefilm productions of 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' and 'Smiley's People' as Soviet spymaster Karla.

Never said a fucking word at any point. And the last scene of the second series has his ass dragged off to debriefing and incarceration, a wholly broken man due to a Jedi mind trick of a different sort by Alec Guinness' George Smiley.

Watching him have to suffer by not being permitted to speak is great fun, because you know he wants to rage at the indignity of the situation.

Posted by: Fringe at January 14, 2020 06:36 PM (vx54i)

485 Hell,

Zap Brannigan > Picard

Posted by: Archer at January 14, 2020 06:36 PM (gmo/4)

486 After watching The Dark Knight, I thought that DC was missing a huge niche to fill by going dark, violent, and based movies on their villains because IMHO the villains and supervillains make DC.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 14, 2020 06:36 PM (iLaBB)

487 who fukd more alien gals
Me!

Posted by: Tijuana Donkey at January 14, 2020 06:36 PM (r+sAi)

488 Mulder whips out Blackberry, starts video recording of aliens, sends to Skinner.

Posted by: Skip at January 14, 2020 06:36 PM (ZCEU2)

489 439 OMG, the guy who plays John Crighton clearly attended and aced (no pun intended) the James Tiberius Kirk School of Pompous Overacting. The show is barely watchable because of him.
Posted by: Sharkman at January 14, 2020 06:29 PM (C/oM9)

Which season are you on? 1st season is rough. 2nd is not great until about half way through. Third is gold, if depressing. Fourth is amazing except for a couple episodes.

It is one of the few shows I can think of that had that big a C change the good way as it went on.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 14, 2020 06:31 PM (2B9A/)

I *heavy sigh*

resent

*breath*

that

**huf*

Posted by: Willy Shatner at January 14, 2020 06:37 PM (JFO2v)

490 485 Hell,

Zap Brannigan > Picard
Posted by: Archer at January 14, 2020 06:36 PM (gmo/4)

Now you'll find out why they call me the 'Velour Fog'!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 14, 2020 06:37 PM (2B9A/)

491 These people only live day to day with the sincere hope that trump will not get re elected. It is going to get absolutely heinous when trump gets 450 EC votes and their world implodes.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 14, 2020 06:37 PM (dNzKv)

492 Millennium with Lance Henriksen was a good show.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 14, 2020 06:37 PM (NWiLs)

493 128 anyone listen to Nerdrotic?

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 05:49 PM (PbpT7)

Yes.
Love that guy.

Posted by: Flyover at January 14, 2020 06:38 PM (Rbu5d)

494 "Best new-series Doctor Who episode was "The Doctor's Wife" with Matt Smith.

Actually, it's the only really *excellent* episode I can think of since the re-start."

-----------

We beg to differ.

Now blink.

Posted by: The Weeping Angels at January 14, 2020 06:38 PM (j4zcI)

495 This is what I get for posting while distracted . . .

Modified list of best TV-SF in past 30 years:

1. Stargate SG-1
2. Babylon 5
3. Farscape
4. Firefly
5. Stargate Atlantis

Posted by: filbert at January 14, 2020 06:38 PM (NiXyF)

496 >> Can I just say I always thought he was a shitty actor

Thank you. I hated him from the start and could never understand the younger generation liking him as the next Kirk. Talk about big shoes to fill, and he was a complete failure. I hated him

However, I saw him play Lenin in some very old BBC thing and he is perfect for the role - devious, hammy, slimy and untrustworthy. He is the perfect Lenin, but I do not think they really were aiming to show Lenin in such a bad light.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 14, 2020 06:38 PM (LWu6U)

497
Millennium with Lance Henriksen was a good show.

Posted by: Insomniac


Co-signed.

Posted by: soothsayerwing plover at January 14, 2020 06:38 PM (CMrar)

498 Stewarts shining role was in Starship Troopers as the Brain Bug with a face that resembled a giant hoo-ha.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, at January 14, 2020 06:38 PM (Vy7tf)

499 Maybe things will get better when we can just animate all these assholes.

Posted by: Jean at January 14, 2020 06:38 PM (B7KlG)

500 Doctor Who has bern pretty boldly pro-homo since not long after the reboot, if you like lavender sci-fi.

Posted by: Citizen of Bureaustan at January 14, 2020 06:39 PM (ldmQR)

501 Lego Batman is one step removed from gay porn.

One small step.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 14, 2020 06:39 PM (l4C/z)

502
Another very good underrated serial is Third Wave.

Posted by: soothsayerwing plover at January 14, 2020 06:39 PM (CMrar)

503 480 I fucking BOUGHT John Carter of Mars and I still can't get through it.

The opening is so, SO bad. The jumping is laughably bad.

There is also not enough nude hot chicks. Which is canon and not just me thinking with my little head.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 14, 2020 06:36 PM (l4C/z)


Where's the integrity to the source material? I tell ya...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 14, 2020 06:39 PM (NWiLs)

504 "Best new-series Doctor Who episode was "The Doctor's Wife" with Matt Smith.

Actually, it's the only really *excellent* episode I can think of since the re-start."

-----------

We beg to differ.

Now blink.
Posted by: The Weeping Angels at January 14, 2020 06:38 PM (j4zcI)


DW was for the most part a horror show dressed up with SF trappings.

"The Doctor's Wife" was actually SF.

Posted by: filbert at January 14, 2020 06:39 PM (NiXyF)

505 495 Remember when the Sci Fi channel had the 4 hours of ass numbing goodness on Fridays?

Both Stargates, Firefly and BS:G.

Solid list there. I do agree.

Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 06:39 PM (Gylu/)

506 Scully basically gaslights Mulder every episode. Mulder and Scully see and experience some shit. Scully then denies it. Maybe it's a marriage metaphor.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 14, 2020 06:39 PM (iLaBB)

507 Which season are you on? 1st season is rough. 2nd is not great until about half way through. Third is gold, if depressing. Fourth is amazing except for a couple episodes.

It is one of the few shows I can think of that had that big a C change the good way as it went on.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop


I'm on the last episode of Season 2. I have a major crush on Aeryn Sun (Claudia Black).


I binge-watched all 5 seasons of Killjoys about a month ago. If you've never heard of it, it's a Canadian sci-fi series about three intergalactic bounty hunters, mixed in with much alien jiggery-pokery. Very much better than Farscape, as far as I am concerned.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 14, 2020 06:39 PM (C/oM9)

508 Millennium was not bad (I like Henriksen) but depressing as all Hell.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 14, 2020 06:39 PM (2B9A/)

509 497
Millennium with Lance Henriksen was a good show.

Posted by: Insomniac

Co-signed.
Posted by: soothsayerwing plover at January 14, 2020 06:38 PM (CMrar)

Motion passed. But only the first two seasons.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 14, 2020 06:39 PM (l4C/z)

510 463 >>who fukd more alien gals


Interesting question.

And how does one account for Riker's access to a holodeck and Deana Troi?
Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2020 06:33 PM (br0gZ)

you ever wonder if alien vajayjay runs crossways?

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 06:40 PM (JFO2v)

511 501
Lego Batman is one step removed from gay porn.



One small step.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 14, 2020 06:39 PM (l4C/z)

We'll take your word for it.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 14, 2020 06:40 PM (1CjJc)

512
Andromeda is another very good under-appreciated sci-fi series.

Posted by: soothsayerwing plover at January 14, 2020 06:40 PM (CMrar)

513 506 Scully basically gaslights Mulder every episode. Mulder and Scully see and experience some shit. Scully then denies it. Maybe it's a marriage metaphor.
Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 14, 2020 06:39 PM (iLaBB)

*snort*

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 14, 2020 06:40 PM (NWiLs)

514 Did I mention that Stewart spends every role overacting? It is comical how hard he tries and fails. I think he has gotten better, but when younger it was like watching a parody of bad acting.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 14, 2020 06:40 PM (LWu6U)

515 The Moffat Doctor Who episode with the female Silurian in Victorian garb with her female companion..

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2020 06:40 PM (2s5VM)

516 The series will have a "more pessimistic take" on Starfleet, the quasi-military arm that handles discovery, research, and, generally, law enforcement duties for the United Federation of Planets,

--

I don't really watch the Star Trek to learn the nitty gritty details, so can someone tell me if Starfleet lets any and everybody in?

How about the United Federation of Planets? Do people get automatically joined up right when Picard beams down and says hi?

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Tehran was getting his life back together at January 14, 2020 06:40 PM (FDYO5)

517 488 Mulder whips out Blackberry, starts video recording of aliens, sends to Skinner.
Posted by: Skip at January 14, 2020 06:36 PM (ZCEU2)

Scully denies it.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 14, 2020 06:40 PM (iLaBB)

518 There is also not enough nude hot chicks. Which is canon and not just me thinking with my little head.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 14, 2020 06:36 PM (l4C/z)


Thank Prisney for that. Supposedly there was a lot of in-fighting on the direction partway through filming - which was probably the cause for some conspicuous editing. The Bob Clampett animated version would have had more nude hotties than the movie. Probably explains why Traci Lords was the princess in an early adaptation. But if there's one thing we know with Disney, nothing is canon.

Posted by: clutch cargo at January 14, 2020 06:40 PM (Z1ykJ)

519 Has anyone adjusted the original Star Wars movies with population changes along with inflation? Because there's no way the prequels or sequels matched that phenomenon.

Posted by: McLurkerson at January 14, 2020 06:40 PM (9/OH8)

520 Levin has been attacking the cucks in the Senate bowing to the Democrats.

Posted by: Skip at January 14, 2020 06:40 PM (ZCEU2)

521 I remember the art on the cover of the John Carter books. I had to sneak them past my parents...

Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2020 06:41 PM (WdocV)

522 These movies are all as flat assed as Brie Larson.

Posted by: An Observation at January 14, 2020 06:41 PM (Nfuda)

523 Very much better than Farscape, as far as I am concerned.
Posted by: Sharkman at January 14, 2020 06:39 PM (C/oM9)

You are just now getting to the best parts of Farscape, so I will let that lie.

When you have watched Constellation of Doubt and the fourth season ending two parter, get back to me and we can argue.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 14, 2020 06:41 PM (2B9A/)

524 Star Trek died with Gene L. Coon in 1973.

Posted by: Button Pushing Monkey at January 14, 2020 06:41 PM (BJcQt)

525 >>There are tons of movies that wouldn't work today because of the invention of cellphones would ruin plot necessities.

Alien steals communicator. Space stuff disrupts transporter. Problem solved ...

Posted by: Adriane the Bad Sci Fi Critic ... at January 14, 2020 06:41 PM (LPnfS)

526 Silverado did that too.

-
I liked Silverado, too.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 14, 2020 06:42 PM (+y/Ru)

527 What is the hordemind opinion of The Expanse?

I've been considering binge-watching. Is worth it?

Posted by: filbert at January 14, 2020 06:42 PM (NiXyF)

528 Invaders on MeTV...

Posted by: Archer at January 14, 2020 06:42 PM (gmo/4)

529 491 These people only live day to day with the sincere hope that trump will not get re elected. It is going to get absolutely heinous when trump gets 450 EC votes and their world implodes.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 14, 2020 06:37 PM (dNzKv)

With the Electoral College electors from Iran and Israel it could go to 1000!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 06:42 PM (JFO2v)

530 521 I remember the art on the cover of the John Carter books. I had to sneak them past my parents...
Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2020 06:41 PM (WdocV)

I had to sneak damn near everything past my parents if it wasn't pre-approved. Controlling prudes, they were.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 14, 2020 06:42 PM (NWiLs)

531 >>>Thank you. I hated him from the start and could never understand the younger generation liking him as the next Kirk. Talk about big shoes to fill, and he was a complete failure. I hated him


The only smart thing here is this: If you cannot compete on the same ground, change the ground. So they knew they could never replace Kirk, so they went as far from Kirk as possible, to avoid comparisons.

But the character is boring and is like the host of a Children's Book Show. He's basically a male Mrs. Doubtfire.

He's a terrible actor.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:42 PM (PbpT7)

532
They should remake all the EMMANUEL movies!

Emmanuel In Space!

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 14, 2020 06:42 PM (CMrar)

533 Making notes of some of these to check my library downtown for these shows.

Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 06:42 PM (Gylu/)

534 you ever wonder if alien vajayjay runs crossways?

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 06:40 PM (JFO2v)

Had a friend in Jr. High who would draw side views of women lying down on their backs with sideways-oriented hoohoos and boobs. It still cracks me up thinking about it.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 14, 2020 06:42 PM (1CjJc)

535 Watched all of Cowboy Bebop not long ago, very entertaining

Posted by: Skip at January 14, 2020 06:42 PM (ZCEU2)

536 12 Monkeys series is legit fun, full story arc, and one of the best endings to a tv series ever.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 14, 2020 06:42 PM (iLaBB)

537 I'll say this for the X-files...it was the first show to come out and predict that the FBI was being run by treasonous assholes instead of straight shooters.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 14, 2020 06:42 PM (l4C/z)

538 I loved Star Trek TNG as a kid. Et tu, Picard?

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at January 14, 2020 05:36 PM (9hauA)

Stewart has always been a lefty and really never understood his own character in TNG.

Posted by: WOPR at January 14, 2020 06:42 PM (j6eCi)

539 Interestingly, the butt was not sideways.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 14, 2020 06:42 PM (1CjJc)

540 >>>527 What is the hordemind opinion of The Expanse?

I've been considering binge-watching. Is worth it?

...

people say it's good. I saw a combat sequence on YouTube and it looked realistic and visceral.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:43 PM (PbpT7)

541
Any else miss the LADY CHATTERLY shows?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 14, 2020 06:43 PM (CMrar)

542 Millennium with Lance Henriksen was a good show.

Oh hells yes. Time to queue that one up right behind Kolchak. Particularly the "Powers, Principalities, Thrones and Dominions" and "Jose Chung's 'Doomsday Defense'" episodes...

Posted by: Bringer of Info at January 14, 2020 06:43 PM (7s3Gx)

543 It's a good thing we still have Flash Gordon as a milestone. Quarterbacks and cheerleaders make for some interesting cinema.

Posted by: Fritz at January 14, 2020 06:43 PM (ATCV4)

544 If the cucks in the Senate were smart they'd announce a full blown trial, note the prosecution happened in the House, and ask Trump who he wants to bring into the Senate. Then grill the whole Ukranian Cabal and arrest anyone who was even thinking of "lying to Congress".

Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2020 06:43 PM (WdocV)

545 506 Scully basically gaslights Mulder every episode. Mulder and Scully see and experience some shit. Scully then denies it. Maybe it's a marriage metaphor.
Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 14, 2020 06:39 PM (iLaBB)

Every marriage in Scully and Mulder. Sometimes with less sex.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 06:43 PM (JFO2v)

546 And can a anybody who wants to go on the bridge go on the bridge?

If not, why not?

Posted by: Moron Robbie is a bridge at January 14, 2020 06:43 PM (41rs/)

547 527 What is the hordemind opinion of The Expanse?

I've been considering binge-watching. Is worth it?
Posted by: filbert at January 14, 2020 06:42 PM (NiXyF)

Jah, good enough.

Books are better.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 14, 2020 06:43 PM (l4C/z)

548 They could save Doctor Who if they got "ginger" Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) to be The Doctor, and made a storyline about the whole last year being a nightmare he had while regenerating. Then write some stories that don't stink on roller skates.

Hey! It worked for "Dallas"!

Posted by: Marian Booker at January 14, 2020 06:43 PM (YGQXY)

549
Particularly the "Powers, Principalities, Thrones and Dominions"

Is this the ep with Maude's husband as a demon? Great episode.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 14, 2020 06:43 PM (CMrar)

550 I had to look it up.
https://tinyurl.com/t7nnk53

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 14, 2020 06:43 PM (r+sAi)

551 I don't really watch the Star Trek to learn the
nitty gritty details, so can someone tell me if Starfleet lets any and
everybody in?



How about the United Federation of Planets? Do people get automatically joined up right when Picard beams down and says hi?

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Tehran was getting his life back together at January 14, 2020 06:40 PM (FDYO5)


If there's one thing we learned with JJ's version of ST, yes. Star Fleet takes ANYBODY. Because Kirk, just by showing up got to get onto the Enterprise. Then, he gets made captain by making Spock get angry. No shit. Shows up? Check. Brave? Check. Get Vulcan to get emotional? Check! Here's your bars, congratulations!

Posted by: clutch cargo at January 14, 2020 06:44 PM (Z1ykJ)

552 >> 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' and 'Smiley's People' as Soviet spymaster Karla.

yeah, i hated him in that role too. He just doesn't have the presence or gravitas of a leader, and Karla was supposed to be a super tough soviet spy master, not a stunted priss.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 14, 2020 06:44 PM (LWu6U)

553 Some of the best stuff now is either anime or foreign-language series. Serieses. Serii. Whatever.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 14, 2020 06:44 PM (NWiLs)

554 Interestingly, the butt was not sideways.

I love this place.

Posted by: filbert at January 14, 2020 06:44 PM (NiXyF)

555 I liked Millennium. I don't remember it at all, so maybe it's a good time to find it at the library.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is a bridge at January 14, 2020 06:44 PM (41rs/)

556 I am trying to think of DW reboot episodes that were really good that are not ones already mentioned.

Girl in the Fireplace from Tennant is pretty good.

The Haunted House episode from the later seasons is not bad, except for the resolution. The female non regular cast member in that episode is hot for some reason.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 14, 2020 06:45 PM (2B9A/)

557 534 you ever wonder if alien vajayjay runs crossways?

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 06:40 PM (JFO2v)

Had a friend in Jr. High who would draw side views of women lying down on their backs with sideways-oriented hoohoos and boobs. It still cracks me up thinking about it.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 14, 2020 06:42 PM (1CjJc)

So fuck me sideways was taken quite literally.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 14, 2020 06:45 PM (NWiLs)

558 Towards the end of the series, Scully went from sceptic to believer. Coincidentally when Mulder left the show

Posted by: Josephistan at January 14, 2020 06:45 PM (muy8L)

559 I remember Millennium being way depressing. That is all I recall. I don't think I watched too many episodes when it came out.

Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 06:45 PM (Gylu/)

560 390
A lot of tv serials are like that. The "hero" is considered a dunce or a rogue. But in every episode, he proves his "hunches" should never be doubted. And yet...in the next episode, we start at Square One again.
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 14, 2020 06:25 PM (CMrar)

Columbo.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 14, 2020 06:45 PM (d6Ksn)

561 "537 I'll say this for the X-files...it was the first show to come out and predict that the FBI was being run by treasonous assholes instead of straight shooters.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 14, 2020 06:42 PM (l4C/z) "



Good point !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at January 14, 2020 06:45 PM (zlgJP)

562 Cutthroat Island:

Oliver Reed was originally cast for a cameo as Mordechai Fingers, but was fired after getting in a bar fight and attempting to expose himself to Davis while intoxicated.

h/t Wikipedia

Seems Oliver Reed did something right, everyone else no.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 14, 2020 06:45 PM (j3npP)

563 Will the Borg be the good guys now?


Posted by: Toad-O at January 14, 2020 06:46 PM (cct0t)

564 454 Heck, at this point, Janeway is better than Picard.


But Kirk...best. TOS Kirk. The. Best. Kirk.


Shatner.



Posted by: Flyover at January 14, 2020 06:25 PM (Rbu5d)
Because Janway's dick is bigger than Picard's.

Shatner forever!
Posted by: Archer at January 14, 2020 06:33 PM (gmo/4)

Dare I say, Shatner is the Elvis, of TV Sci Fi.

Posted by: Don Q at January 14, 2020 06:46 PM (NgKpN)

565 Star Trek: Tedious

Posted by: mycatsboss at January 14, 2020 06:46 PM (Kb/ef)

566 539 Interestingly, the butt was not sideways.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 14, 2020 06:42 PM (1CjJc)

I vajayjay ran crossways when girls slid down slides it would go

brrrrrrrrrrrrrtttttt

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 06:46 PM (JFO2v)

567 Lone Gunman episode predicted 9/11.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 14, 2020 06:46 PM (iLaBB)

568 526 That's a very Oliver Reed story, is it not? Ha.

Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 06:46 PM (Gylu/)

569 Is this the ep with Maude's husband as a demon? Great episode.

Afraid not. P,P, T and D had to do with an angel interceding when a demon takes the place of a lawyer. You're thinking of "Somehow, Satan Got Behind Me", another excellent episode.

"*GREAT* cup of coffee!"

Posted by: Bringer of Info at January 14, 2020 06:47 PM (7s3Gx)

570 I've always thought the best idea for a Star Trek (TOS) re-boot would be to take up the story of "Mirror, Mirror's" goatee Spock and how he 1) convinces Evil Kirk to rebel against the Federation and 2) fights the rebellion war.

Exploding Starships For The Win!

Posted by: filbert at January 14, 2020 06:47 PM (NiXyF)

571 I like Project Blue Book. Ducks...

Posted by: Archer at January 14, 2020 06:47 PM (gmo/4)

572 Maybe they should call it Star Trek: Tedious. What a sad time to be a nerd.

Posted by: mycatsboss at January 14, 2020 06:47 PM (Kb/ef)

573 RE: 'Woke' over 'ideas'

'Woke' is the ideal stance for people who aren't particularly smart, but want to think the 'right' things. It's a pre-fab philosophy for people who lack the understanding or effort to actually comprehend ideas.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 14, 2020 06:47 PM (oVJmc)

574 Snail trail on the sliding board.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 14, 2020 06:47 PM (98SJv)

575 >>Oliver Reed was originally cast for a cameo as Mordechai Fingers, but was fired after getting in a bar fight and attempting to expose himself to Davis while intoxicated.


wow, what a mess. so many british actors are nonfuctional alcoholics.

I miss Robert Shaw.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:47 PM (PbpT7)

576 There is an opportunity for independent Film makers; produce movies people actually want to watch. Of course the industry joke does apply: "What is the difference between an Independent Film maker and a large Pizza?" Answer: "A large pizza can actually feed a family of four."
As a fledgling film maker that joke is painfully true.

Posted by: An Observation at January 14, 2020 06:47 PM (Nfuda)

577 So fuck me sideways was taken quite literally.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 14, 2020 06:45 PM (NWiLs)

The funny part was, he literally saw nothing wrong with his drawings, until it was pointed out that things run north to south, down town, and east to west, up north.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 14, 2020 06:47 PM (1CjJc)

578 403
This was early to mid nineties. They pumped a shitton of money into this
pirate movie, convinced it was going to be the next Captain Blood or
something, and it bombed and took them with it.

Posted by: Vanya at January 14, 2020 06:24 PM (U7voe)

-------------



I think that movie sort of ended Geena Davis' career.


well, at least we'll always have earth girls are easy to remember her by.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 14, 2020 06:48 PM (sGtp+)

579 551 I don't really watch the Star Trek to learn the
nitty gritty details, so can someone tell me if Starfleet lets any and
everybody in?"

They need to fill their red shirt quotas - the dudes who are found dead in the first 5 minutes of the show, and so yeah, anybody will do.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 14, 2020 06:48 PM (d6Ksn)

580 >495 Modified list of best TV-SF in past 30 years:
1. Stargate SG-1 2. Babylon 5 3. Farscape 4. Firefly 5. Stargate Atlantis

I was going to say I think Lexx belongs in there somewhere then thought suddenly: "Crap! is it older than 30 years?, Damn I'm old". Nope, came out in the US in 2000.

Still old though...

Posted by: banana Dream at January 14, 2020 06:48 PM (l6b3d)

581 The funny part was, he literally saw nothing wrong with his drawings, until it was pointed out that things run north to south, down town, and east to west, up north.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 14, 2020 06:47 PM (1CjJc)

Maybe he was following the Cubist school...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 14, 2020 06:48 PM (NWiLs)

582 566
539 Interestingly, the butt was not sideways.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 14, 2020 06:42 PM (1CjJc)



I vajayjay ran crossways when girls slid down slides it would go



brrrrrrrrrrrrrtttttt

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 06:46 PM (JFO2v)

And they would fall off horses.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 14, 2020 06:48 PM (1CjJc)

583 If you want space opera anime, there is always Crest of the Stars and its sequel Battle Flag of the Stars.

https://youtu.be/BB0C5V8OPVI

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2020 06:48 PM (2s5VM)

584 Stewart was good enough as a bad guy in I, Claudius over forty years ago. That's all I've got to say.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at January 14, 2020 06:48 PM (xww/W)

585 i can't account for how left-wing stewart has always been. but i do know if you're an international rich guy, it doesn't matter how many poor people from dysfunctional countries come flooding into yours - you can always private jet off to another of your gated estates.

Posted by: mjc at January 14, 2020 06:48 PM (Pg+x7)

586 Rewatched Signs -- a superbly crafted emotional rollercoaster with an intellectually challenging message.

Probably wouldn't sell in China, so screw it.

Posted by: Regular joe at January 14, 2020 06:48 PM (6/uwW)

587 I quite like the 1959 German movie The Bridge about German students in the final days of the war being assigned to defend a bridge. Very good acting and heartbreakingly real. (Well, OK, they used wooden tanks.). And a true story. The author of the novel was drafted along with six other students to defend a bridge and only he survived.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 14, 2020 06:49 PM (+y/Ru)

588 557 534 you ever wonder if alien vajayjay runs crossways?

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 06:40 PM (JFO2v)

Had a friend in Jr. High who would draw side views of women lying down on their backs with sideways-oriented hoohoos and boobs. It still cracks me up thinking about it.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 14, 2020 06:42 PM (1CjJc)

So fuck me sideways was taken quite literally.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 14, 2020 06:45 PM (NWiLs)

So many years ago my best friend GF was drinking and she said I liked side to side (spooning I think) and I said how exactly that work.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 06:49 PM (JFO2v)

589 The episode almost did not get made when someone realized how close Gerrold's furballs was to another writer's fictional creation. Luckily they talked with the author and gave his blessing.
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2020 06:29 PM (2s5VM)


Martian Flat Cats - Heinlein's The Rolling Stones ...

Posted by: Adriane the Bad Sci Fi Critic ... at January 14, 2020 06:49 PM (LPnfS)

590 What is the hordemind opinion of The Expanse?

I've been considering binge-watching. Is worth it?

Posted by: filbert


They've done a pretty good job with it.

It is a very difficult series to bring from the books to the screen, but they've pulled it off.

Regarding the books, I love the series so much that whenever a new volume comes out (the 9th and final will be out some time this year), I read all the others in order just to be caught up.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 14, 2020 06:49 PM (C/oM9)

591 T'Pol


I could watch that uniform for hours.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 14, 2020 06:49 PM (tT0V4)

592 And Lexx is third in the queue.

Stanley Tweedle, 2nd assistant backup courier, 4th class. Heh.

Posted by: Bringer of Info at January 14, 2020 06:49 PM (7s3Gx)

593 Toys help. A lot.



Plus the back catalogue that people still like, along with The Mandalorian, will help drive Disney+ sales, which also helps.

---
Toy sales don't help if no one is buying the toys.
As far as Disney+ sales, apparently a lot of folks dropped it immediately after the final episode of the Mandalorian. Next time, those people may well figure you only need to get it for a month when the last episode airs. In any case, Star Wars isn't getting Disney year round subscriptions, which is what they need for their streaming service to ever turn a profit.

Posted by: Methos at January 14, 2020 06:50 PM (kOpft)

594 527 What is the hordemind opinion of The Expanse?

I've been considering binge-watching. Is worth it?

----------

Demanding, but well worth the effort.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at January 14, 2020 06:50 PM (j4zcI)

595 They need to fill their red shirt quotas - the dudes who are found dead in the first 5 minutes of the show, and so yeah, anybody will do.
Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 14, 2020 06:48 PM (d6Ksn)

"The one with the phaser, shoots! The one without, follows him! When the one with the phaser gets killed, the one who is following, picks up the phaser and shoots!"

Posted by: Commissar Vanya, Starfleet at January 14, 2020 06:50 PM (U7voe)

596 Been watching Lexx, but almost entirely for Zev.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 14, 2020 06:50 PM (oVJmc)

597 Millennium with Lance Henriksen was a good show.



Posted by: Insomniac



Co-signed.


Witnessed.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Impeach the Democrat Traitors Instead at January 14, 2020 06:50 PM (HaL55)

598 582 566
539 Interestingly, the butt was not sideways.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 14, 2020 06:42 PM (1CjJc)



I vajayjay ran crossways when girls slid down slides it would go



brrrrrrrrrrrrrtttttt

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 06:46 PM (JFO2v)

And they would fall off horses.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 14, 2020 06:48 PM (1CjJc)

grab life by the horn

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 06:50 PM (JFO2v)

599 >>>560 390
A lot of tv serials are like that. The "hero" is considered a dunce or a rogue. But in every episode, he proves his "hunches" should never be doubted. And yet...in the next episode, we start at Square One again.
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 14, 2020 06:25 PM (CMrar)

Columbo.

yeah but the villains only have one chance to known him, and most of them figure him out before he gets them.

I've seen some eps where he gets into trouble with his higher-ups. His higher ups do not consider him an imbecile, even when his theory seems wrong and is embarrassing the department.

I forget if the commissioner in A Friend In Deed thought he was dumb. I know he tried to bully him. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071345/

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:50 PM (PbpT7)

600 Nearly every mystery or horror movie made before 2000 would be 2 minutes long if people had smartphones. Sometimes it hurts when the whole plot revolves around finding a freaking payphone.
Posted by: clutch cargo

Or a pocket knife

Posted by: Jean at January 14, 2020 06:51 PM (B7KlG)

601 ... and it doesn't matter how bureaucrats rule the peasants from afar, you'll be able to be chauffeured in luxury, regardless.

Posted by: mjc at January 14, 2020 06:51 PM (Pg+x7)

602 You are just now getting to the best parts of Farscape, so I will let that lie.

When you have watched Constellation of Doubt and the fourth season ending two parter, get back to me and we can argue.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop


I may agree with you by the end of Farscape. I'll just have to keep watching. KillJoys really was a great series. You should check it out.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 14, 2020 06:51 PM (C/oM9)

603 grab life by the horn

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 06:50 PM (JFO2v)

Dude. Horses don't have horns.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 14, 2020 06:51 PM (1CjJc)

604 561 "537 I'll say this for the X-files...it was the first show to come out and predict that the FBI was being run by treasonous assholes instead of straight shooters.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 14, 2020 06:42 PM (l4C/z) "

I remember seeing ads on the sides of DC buses when X-files was a thing - a picture of Mulder and Scully with the caption "It's cool to work for the government!"

Yeah, no, that really wasn't the message of X files.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 14, 2020 06:51 PM (d6Ksn)

605 Stanley Tweedle, 2nd assistant backup courier, 4th class.

Crap. 2nd assistant *deputy* backup courier, 4th class.

Posted by: Bringer of Info at January 14, 2020 06:52 PM (7s3Gx)

606 "The one with the phaser, shoots! The one without,
follows him! When the one with the phaser gets killed, the one who is
following, picks up the phaser and shoots!"

Posted by: Commissar Vanya, Starfleet at January 14, 2020 06:50 PM (U7voe)


About the only good scene in that movie.

Posted by: Archer at January 14, 2020 06:52 PM (gmo/4)

607 577 So fuck me sideways was taken quite literally.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 14, 2020 06:45 PM (NWiLs)

The funny part was, he literally saw nothing wrong with his drawings, until it was pointed out that things run north to south, down town, and east to west, up north.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 14, 2020 06:47 PM (1CjJc)

So much like a politician. He has never seen a vagina but draws one. Most pols never seen a job but the draw laws to regulate them.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 06:52 PM (JFO2v)

608 >>>can someone tell me if Starfleet lets any and everybody in?


Not always. But then there were protests against "Human Privilege" and "racist" math and science. Now Starfleets consists largely of alien half-wits running their ships into moons.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at January 14, 2020 06:52 PM (HmZuC)

609 I added these to check at the library:
Farscape - hopefully I can watch it all
KilljoysLexx - I will try this oneStargates - pretty sure my buddy has these if the library does notBabylon 5

Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 06:52 PM (Gylu/)

610 Gee I am old enough to remember when movies were entertainment and not politics. For the most part. And they were also mostly patriotic

Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2020 06:52 PM (85Gof)

611 DC Comics in their Star Trek comic run ran with "Mirror, Mirror" because the evil Kirk wants to conquer our universe. One of the things they explore is why did the Empire arise, basically Earth lost the Earth-Romulan war and once they regained their independence set out to enure it would never happen again.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2020 06:53 PM (2s5VM)

612 Am I the only Nightstalker/Kolchak fan? I loved it.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at January 14, 2020 06:53 PM (eAMlh)

613 603 grab life by the horn

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 06:50 PM (JFO2v)

Dude. Horses don't have horns.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 14, 2020 06:51 PM (1CjJc)

Saddles do!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 06:53 PM (JFO2v)

614 Nearly every mystery or horror movie made before 2000 would be 2 minutes long if people had smartphones.

--

I'm amazed through my daily travels to offices to see how few people hold books. Granted some may be reading a book on their phones, but most are Facebooking or the like.

For example, in a waiting room of 20-22 people today not a single person wasn't on the phone. Ten year olds up to 80 year olds. Every single one in their own electric world.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Tehran was turning his life around at January 14, 2020 06:53 PM (FDYO5)

615 My grown son and I saw the Star Wars movie Saturday afternoon after Christmas. It was in a large screen theater with recliner seats. Gorgeous place.
We were two of eight people seated for that showing.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at January 14, 2020 06:53 PM (iTfiy)

616

Millennium made two Christmas episodes.
I watch both of them every Christmas Eve.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 14, 2020 06:53 PM (CMrar)

617 Saddles do!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 06:53 PM (JFO2v)

Yeah, just funnin' you.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 14, 2020 06:53 PM (1CjJc)

618 >>>612 Am I the only Nightstalker/Kolchak fan? I loved it.


I love the idea but most of the time when I see an episode it's very meh.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:53 PM (PbpT7)

619 Am I the only Nightstalker/Kolchak fan? I loved it.

Heck no. Look upthread.

Posted by: Bringer of Info at January 14, 2020 06:54 PM (7s3Gx)

620 600 Nearly every mystery or horror movie made before 2000 would be 2 minutes long if people had smartphones. Sometimes it hurts when the whole plot revolves around finding a freaking payphone.
Posted by: clutch cargo

Or a pocket knife
Posted by: Jean at January 14, 2020 06:51 PM (B7KlG)

Or knew the damn Horror situation rules!

Posted by: Don Q at January 14, 2020 06:54 PM (NgKpN)

621 I wish Disney's live action remakes of animated classics would crash and burn too, but it seems they're doing pretty good so far. Looks like a made for China Mulan remake is out soon.

Posted by: mugiwara at January 14, 2020 06:54 PM (p9Acv)

622 612 Am I the only Nightstalker/Kolchak fan? I loved it.
Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at January 14, 2020 06:53 PM (eAMlh)

junkyard zombie

sewer gator


Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 06:54 PM (JFO2v)

623 "The Expanse."

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:43 PM (PbpT7)

My Gen X (Gen Y?) nephew swears by it. Which makes me deeply suspicious, but he showed the first several minutes and it did look intriguing.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo...Brutal Statist at January 14, 2020 06:54 PM (wYseH)

624 it used to botehr me that kolchak could never prove his claims. It frustrated me as a kid.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:54 PM (PbpT7)

625 612 I watched it when it came out but don't remember a lot of it. I will see if the library has that as well.

Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 06:54 PM (Gylu/)

626 584 Stewart was good enough as a bad guy in I, Claudius over forty years ago. That's all I've got to say.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at January 14, 2020 06:48 PM (xww/W)

Everyone in that production was overshadowed by John Hurt as Caligula. Absolutely terrifying.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 14, 2020 06:54 PM (j3npP)

627 Maybe he was following the Cubist school...

That would be preferable to the school of Dali.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Impeach the Democrat Traitors Instead at January 14, 2020 06:54 PM (HaL55)

628
I'm ready for my high colonic, Number One!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 14, 2020 06:54 PM (pNxlR)

629 Been watching Lexx, but almost entirely for Zev.
***

Don't forget Lyekka and May.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2020 06:55 PM (WdocV)

630 how a about lifeforce, the very cheesy space vampire flick, with the great score, there was a hawt german chick in that,

Posted by: gaius martius at January 14, 2020 06:55 PM (hMlTh)

631 KilljoysLexx - I will try this oneStargates - pretty sure my buddy has these if the library does notBabylon 5


Make sure you watch the season one movies.

Posted by: Bringer of Info at January 14, 2020 06:55 PM (7s3Gx)

632 sewer gator



Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 06:54 PM (JFO2v)

Sewer gator scared the piss out of me.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 14, 2020 06:55 PM (1CjJc)

633 O/T

Florida Carry wins one.


Weasel may want to know.

https://bit.ly/2Rhy8rR

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 14, 2020 06:55 PM (tT0V4)

634 Dare I say, Shatner is the Elvis, of TV Sci Fi.
Posted by: Don Q at January 14, 2020 06:46 PM (NgKpN)
.........

and has aged gracefully to be the Fat Elvis.

Posted by: wth at January 14, 2020 06:55 PM (v0R5T)

635
Stanley Tweedle, 2nd assistant backup courier, 4th class.

Crap. 2nd assistant *deputy* backup courier, 4th class.

Posted by: Bringer of Info


And then he became a security guard??

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 14, 2020 06:55 PM (CMrar)

636 631 Ah, okay. I will make sure of that.

Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 06:55 PM (Gylu/)

637 Nightstaker was on late night MeTV on Saturdays recently. I don't know if it is still running.

Posted by: Archer at January 14, 2020 06:55 PM (gmo/4)

638 608 >>>can someone tell me if Starfleet lets any and everybody in?


Not always. But then there were protests against "Human Privilege" and "racist" math and science. Now Starfleets consists largely of alien half-wits running their ships into moons.
Posted by: Citizen Cake at January 14, 2020 06:52 PM (HmZuC)

It is not their fault the two vulcans 987 lunar cycles had coincided.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 06:55 PM (JFO2v)

639 Battle Beyond the Stars, baby. Sybil Danning and George Peppard as a cowboy space-trucker!

Posted by: Citizen Cake at January 14, 2020 06:56 PM (HmZuC)

640 And then he became a security guard??

Damn, I forget. But he does become the captain of the Lexx, which is about as gigantic a shift in status you could imagine.

Posted by: Bringer of Info at January 14, 2020 06:56 PM (7s3Gx)

641 The scumbags are trying to erase our culture and history. Babylon 5 shit on star trek anyway, and I'm saying that as a life long trekkie. The last few years of star trek TNG was fucking insufferable.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 14, 2020 06:57 PM (9Om/r)

642 probably playing Willow. I am so tired of the commie shitlords dragging their politics into everything.

Guess what shitheads: I have been made to care. and thats why I voted for Trump and will donate to his 2020 campaign and vote for him again and will also support any other politician or business that stands up to your bullying tactics to force your neo-puritan 'no one can have FUN' attitudes down my throat.

Posted by: paleRider is simply irredeemable at January 14, 2020 06:57 PM (eASYU)

643 Buck Ruger in the 21st

Erin made me sit on the couch with a pillow in my lap many nights.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 06:57 PM (JFO2v)

644 Am I the only Nightstalker/Kolchak fan? I loved it.



The TV movies were better.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 14, 2020 06:57 PM (oVJmc)

645 how is a movie that makes a billion dollars a failure?

Posted by: DB at January 14, 2020 06:58 PM (iTXRQ)

646 >> The only smart thing here is this: If you cannot compete on the same ground, change the ground. So they knew they could never replace Kirk

This is true, but Kirk and the gang were Star Trek, and a leader has to look like a leader in some way besides nameplate.

I also noted how they needed three or four characters to replace Spock - The warrior guy, the protege kid who was super smart, the woman who could sense people's emotions,... I think there were others at times, and all filling parts of the Spock character's attributes. It seemed sloppy to me, like kids changing things around when copying an essay off the web.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 14, 2020 06:58 PM (LWu6U)

647 I thought the Nightstalker vampire was really scary.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at January 14, 2020 06:58 PM (eAMlh)

648 Starfleet does not accept everyone, "Bread and Circuses' Kirk's buddy fails the evals, becomes a merchant ship captain, and then gets sucked in by the Romans.

Then there is Janice Lester who steals Kirk's body to prove how superior she is as a ship's Captain. And fails miserably. Pride goeth and all that.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2020 06:58 PM (2s5VM)

649 yes, Ziegler, the critical drinker the overlord and the mauler, a quadruple threat


btw saw 1917 a very powerful film

Posted by: gaius martius at January 14, 2020 06:58 PM (hMlTh)

650 unbelievable... well, I guess not really...
its been 8 yrs since I posted here, and I do it for Spock.
Fuck u Picard. fuck u hard.

Posted by: RemyVTR15 at January 14, 2020 06:58 PM (XKPdC)

651 503 480 I fucking BOUGHT John Carter of Mars and I still can't get through it.

One of the worst movies ever made.

Posted by: Al Crapton at January 14, 2020 06:59 PM (GlmxK)

652 I may have to check out Stargate SG-1.

Claudia Black was in that before she was in Farscape.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 14, 2020 06:59 PM (C/oM9)

653 shatner claims he. doesn't. say. each. word. like. a. sentence.

i'm watching t.j.hooker reruns and he doesn't!. i never watched even 5 minutes of it originally. he plays a 50 year old sergeant training recruits. he's a no-nonsense anti-crime tough guy, which was a thing after the lawless 70's.

Posted by: mjc at January 14, 2020 06:59 PM (Pg+x7)

654 My grown son and I saw the Star Wars movie Saturday
afternoon after Christmas. It was in a large screen theater with
recliner seats. Gorgeous place.
We were two of eight people seated for that showing.


Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at January 14, 2020 06:53 PM (iTfiy)

I had the day off on the opening Friday. Looked up the local theater and saw I could get a $9 matinee for the first showing so I went. It was early afternoon on a work day, but still, there was only about 25 people there.

Posted by: mugiwara at January 14, 2020 06:59 PM (p9Acv)

655 "Erin made me sit on the couch with a pillow in my lap many nights."

* Fist Bump *

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 14, 2020 06:59 PM (tT0V4)

656 They never managed to replace the soul of Star Trek TOS, nor get a good facsimile.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 14, 2020 06:59 PM (2B9A/)

657 You wanna see corruption???
Start checking out the companies that make all the crap Star Fleet buys.
That shit makes cheap Chinese imports look good.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 14, 2020 06:59 PM (5v15w)

658 Hey! It worked for "Dallas"!
Posted by: Marian Booker at January 14, 2020 06:43 PM (YGQXY)


and The Bob Newhart Show ...

Posted by: Adriane the Bad Sci Fi Critic ... at January 14, 2020 06:59 PM (LPnfS)

659 I thought the Nightstalker vampire was really scary.

That movie scared the daylights out of me when I was a kid. And it set the scene for the series.

Posted by: Bringer of Info at January 14, 2020 07:00 PM (7s3Gx)

660
I'm glad none of you are foolish enough to be a fan or The Orville.

What's the point of it? All it does is ripoff other sci-fi shows and add fart and sex jokes.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 14, 2020 07:00 PM (CMrar)

661 Claudia Black was in that before she was in Farscape.
Posted by: Sharkman at January 14, 2020 06:59 PM (C/oM9)

After, I think. Both her and Browder.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 14, 2020 07:00 PM (2B9A/)

662 643 Buck Ruger in the 21st

Erin made me sit on the couch with a pillow in my lap many nights.
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 06:57 PM (JFO2v)

Not to start a Ginger / Mary Anne argument.

But Erin? or the chick who played Ardhalla?

Posted by: Don Q at January 14, 2020 07:00 PM (NgKpN)

663 Starfleet Academy test are racists. Diversity scoring fixed all that.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 07:00 PM (JFO2v)

664 Star Trek was always broken.

In a universe of limitless energy and limitless resources, why does anyone do any of the crappy jobs on the Enterprise?

You're telling me I could live an idyllic, gentle life on a remote planet with 100% realistic VR porn, no work, internet v 99.0, and no oversight, but instead I choose to be random engineering scrub #17?

Posted by: bonhomme at January 14, 2020 07:00 PM (9t0Zz)

665
Claudia Black was in that before she was in Farscape.

Posted by: Sharkman


After.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 14, 2020 07:00 PM (CMrar)

666 662 643 Buck Ruger in the 21st

Erin made me sit on the couch with a pillow in my lap many nights.
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 06:57 PM (JFO2v)

Not to start a Ginger / Mary Anne argument.

But Erin? or the chick who played Ardhalla?
Posted by: Don Q at January 14, 2020 07:00 PM (NgKpN)

bof

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 07:01 PM (JFO2v)

667
"Claudia Black was in that before she was in Farscape."

--------

Nay. 'Twas the other way 'round.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at January 14, 2020 07:01 PM (j4zcI)

668 I'm not groping you--Russians hacked my fingers!

Posted by: Joe Biden for Polident 2020! at January 14, 2020 07:01 PM (Ndje9)

669 shatner claims he. doesn't. say. each. word. like. a. sentence.
........

they didn't have teleprompters then. Some idiot just wrote each word on a flash card.

Posted by: wth at January 14, 2020 07:01 PM (v0R5T)

670 >>My grown son and I saw the Star Wars movie Saturday afternoon after Christmas. It was in a large screen theater with recliner seats. Gorgeous place.
We were two of eight people seated for that showing.

Same. And we walked out after 45 minutes.

Posted by: Frasier Crane at January 14, 2020 07:01 PM (dmYb7)

671 What's the point of it? All it does is ripoff other sci-fi shows and add fart and sex jokes.
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 14, 2020 07:00 PM (CMrar)

You just described Seth MacFarlane's entire career.

Posted by: Commissar Vanya, Starfleet at January 14, 2020 07:01 PM (U7voe)

672 583
If you want space opera anime, there is always Crest of the Stars and its sequel Battle Flag of the Stars.

don't forget its sequel's sequel, banner of the stars ii.


i have the novels in a box in my storage shed. enjoyed them, wish they were available on the kindle.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 14, 2020 07:01 PM (sGtp+)

673 There was another 3 season series from Canada called Dark Matter that I liked, but it was cancelled before they wrapped up the character arcs.


And then, of course, not Sci-Fi, there was Ash v. Evil Dead, which I only saw the first two seasons of, and which was absolutely hilarious. Must binge-watch that, soon.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 14, 2020 07:01 PM (C/oM9)

674
You just described Seth MacFarlane's entire career.

Posted by: Commissar Vanya


Wow, you're right.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 14, 2020 07:02 PM (CMrar)

675 Space Force > Starfleet

Posted by: wth at January 14, 2020 07:02 PM (v0R5T)

676 Just piling on Stewart. I agree with every everyone said above about him. That British accent is supposed to make us forget what a bad actor he is.

May I reccommend the following Youtubers after Stewart's show comes out. "The Critical Drinker" + Bowelstrek.

I have no intention of paying money to a streaming platform to see someone insult me. I'll just let those 2 above tell me.

Posted by: Mr David J Lewis at January 14, 2020 07:02 PM (VYwSh)

677 664 Star Trek was always broken.

In a universe of limitless energy and limitless resources, why does anyone do any of the crappy jobs on the Enterprise?

You're telling me I could live an idyllic, gentle life on a remote planet with 100% realistic VR porn, no work, internet v 99.0, and no oversight, but instead I choose to be random engineering scrub #17?
Posted by: bonhomme at January 14, 2020 07:00 PM (9t0Zz)

Or the Redshirt that last about as long as a baby wildebeest on Natgeo.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 07:02 PM (JFO2v)

678





NOOOD



Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 14, 2020 07:02 PM (CMrar)

679 "What's the point of it? All it does is ripoff other sci-fi shows and add fart and sex jokes."

Ever read the comments around here?


Sort of sounds almost exactly like the Horde.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 14, 2020 07:02 PM (tT0V4)

680 Claudia Black was in that before she was in Farscape.

Yeah, I was a fan of Erin Gray (hides ruined pillow) but Claudia Black's got that hard body thing going on that just hollers "Beat me, whip me, make me write bad checks".

Posted by: Bringer of Info at January 14, 2020 07:03 PM (7s3Gx)

681 when the last film, did twice that, its a disaster


the second season of buck rogers toad the wet sprocket because gerald insisted on more relevant scripts and erins outfits weren't so hawt

Posted by: gaius martius at January 14, 2020 07:03 PM (hMlTh)

682 But all this talk reminds me that I haven't seen Kolchak: The Night Stalker in ages. Time to break out the DVD set.
Posted by: Bringer of Info at January 14, 2020 06:33 PM (7s3Gx)

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 14, 2020 07:03 PM (Ki5SV)

683 675 Space Force > Starfleet
Posted by: wth at January 14, 2020 07:02 PM (v0R5T)

I can see Space Ghost as the supreme most excellent commander.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2020 07:03 PM (JFO2v)

684 I may have to check out Stargate SG-1.

Claudia Black was in that before she was in Farscape.


After ...

Posted by: Adriane the Bad Sci Fi Critic ... at January 14, 2020 07:03 PM (LPnfS)

685 And now Stephen King is getting shit for stating he judges Oscar selections on merit alone, with no thought to diversity quotas. Talentless hacks like Ave DuVernay (hideous Central Park 5 bullshit revision director) who owe their careers to quotas are losing their minds.

Ah... let them eat their own.

Posted by: Al Crapton at January 14, 2020 07:03 PM (GlmxK)

686 664 Star Trek was always broken.

In a universe of limitless energy and limitless resources, why does anyone do any of the crappy jobs on the Enterprise?

You're telling me I could live an idyllic, gentle life on a remote planet with 100% realistic VR porn, no work, internet v 99.0, and no oversight, but instead I choose to be random engineering scrub #17?
Posted by: bonhomme at January 14, 2020 07:00 PM (9t0Zz)

==========

TOS had a better grasp of the reality of deep space travel while also balancing it with a more fantastical tone. Characters were more realistic, in particular. People still bickered, at least.

Then Roddenberry makes TNG and suddenly everyone is the new Socialist Man. No one has any flaws, and no one ever bickers with each other. Drama has to come from the outside of the crew.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 14, 2020 07:03 PM (zZbCU)

687 660

I'm glad none of you are foolish enough to be a fan or The Orville.



What's the point of it? All it does is ripoff other sci-fi shows and add fart and sex jokes.


you say that as if it were a bad thing.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 14, 2020 07:03 PM (sGtp+)

688 well but... most don't, any longer. Most people have just walked away. No one's even upset any longer, which means that interest hits bottom.

When people still care, they're still potential customers.

When they just don't even care any longer, they're former potential customers.
Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 05:40 PM (PbpT7)

That's the problem with the woke left. Telling a story to convince or propagandize still requires you to respect your audience, to know what arguments will bite in and grip them and which will just mean they reject your entire work.

The woke left just reflexively hates the audience, and results in a story that isn't even enjoyable to the authors. The problem with the latter star wars wasn't just the woke elements - it was a story so badly constructed and laid out that it seemed to tell the story that women are totally crap at running a resistance! And the plot threads and characters are so poorly maintained that even the boosters can't accept all of the dumb elements.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 14, 2020 07:04 PM (eoQWY)

689 new contents y'all -

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at January 14, 2020 07:04 PM (xptlg)

690 The Tick live action reboot was fun. But Amazon canceled it after the second season.

Posted by: banana Dream at January 14, 2020 07:04 PM (l6b3d)

691 And then, of course, not Sci-Fi, there was Ash v. Evil Dead, which I only saw the first two seasons of, and which was absolutely hilarious. Must binge-watch that, soon.

Lee Majors as Ash's dad: "Brock, but you can call me cock."

Posted by: Bringer of Info at January 14, 2020 07:05 PM (7s3Gx)

692 how a about lifeforce, the very cheesy space vampire flick, with the great score, there was a hawt german chick in that,

Posted by: gaius martius at January 14, 2020 06:55 PM (hMlTh)



Have you ever noticed how movies come out in groups? Wasn't Lifeforce more or less at the same time as Lost Boys?

You got the Matrix and the 13th Floor at the same time too.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2020 07:05 PM (yQpMk)

693 692
You got the Matrix and the 13th Floor at the same time too.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2020 07:05 PM (yQpMk)

=======

And eXistenz

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 14, 2020 07:06 PM (zZbCU)

694 Iran Distributing Fliers Recruiting Suicide Terrorists To Attack US

-
NTTAWWT

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 14, 2020 07:06 PM (+y/Ru)

695 Ahh, I see Claudia Black was only in a couple seasons of SG-1, so yes, after Farscape.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 14, 2020 07:06 PM (C/oM9)

696 Damn, I forget. But he does become the captain of the Lexx, which is about as gigantic a shift in status you could imagine.

***

IIRC he is kidnapped by a couple of VERY gay mercenaries who torture him sexually and break him before they turn him over to the Divine Shadow.


In some ways Lexx was a VERY unpolitical correct show. As with many other shows it couldn't really be made today.


Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2020 07:06 PM (WdocV)

697 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 14, 2020 06:49 PM (+y/Ru)

I had never heard of "The Bridge." It looks good. Thanks for the tip.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 14, 2020 07:06 PM (d6Ksn)

698 You got the Matrix and the 13th Floor at the same time too.
***

And the superior to both Dark City.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2020 07:07 PM (WdocV)

699 But all this talk reminds me that I haven't seen Kolchak: The Night Stalker in ages. Time to break out the DVD set.
Posted by: Bringer of Info at January 14, 2020 06:33 PM (7s3Gx)


I adore Kolchak. The problem with that series (beyond the fact that, halfway through, McGavin wanted out) was that you have to suspend a lot of belief.

Kolchak is in Las Vegas and meets a vampire. OK, I can accept that. Then he moves to Washington and encounters an apparently immortal doctor. Oooookayyy. . .I'll accept it.

But then he moves to Chicago, where every week he encounters the paranormal. At some point, you have to stop and say, "why is it only Karl Kolchak ends up with his ass in a sling fighting werewolves and aliens? Don't any other reporters in town get caught up in this?"

A Kolchak short story once attacked that problem by positing that Karl was "chosen" by higher powers to fight evil and that he would win because he was being "watched over."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 14, 2020 07:07 PM (Ki5SV)

700 In a universe of limitless energy and limitless resources, why does anyone do any of the crappy jobs on the Enterprise?

You're telling me I could live an idyllic, gentle life on a remote planet with 100% realistic VR porn, no work, internet v 99.0, and no oversight, but instead I choose to be random engineering scrub #17?
Posted by: bonhomme at January 14, 2020 07:00 PM (9t0Zz)

==========

TOS had a better grasp of the reality of deep space travel while also balancing it with a more fantastical tone. Characters were more realistic, in particular. People still bickered, at least.

Then Roddenberry makes TNG and suddenly everyone is the new Socialist Man. No one has any flaws, and no one ever bickers with each other. Drama has to come from the outside of the crew.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 14, 2020 07:03 PM (zZbCU)

in TOS resources weren't limitless. The Enterprise, a military vessel backed by the government didn't even have a spare set of dilithium crystals.

Prospectors were out breaking down remote planets under difficult conditions for profit.

And you needed a real space navy to keep the bad aliens from blowing you up.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 14, 2020 07:07 PM (eoQWY)

701 Re evil dead

There was a six months for $20 Starz promo on the Starz website a week or so ago. It might still be available if you go to the website and click around until the promo pops up.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is a bridge at January 14, 2020 07:07 PM (41rs/)

702 >>>the second season of buck rogers toad the wet sprocket because gerald insisted on more relevant scripts and erins outfits weren't so hawt

I heard it differently. The new producer came in and wanted to change the show, and also write off Erin Grey. Gerald whats-his-name fought this and insisted that Grey be brought back (though she was in a diminished role).

But he lost. The show was changed and it lost lots of viewers.

At least that's the story I heard, I think maybe from the YouTube channel RetroBlasting.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 07:08 PM (PbpT7)

703 The latest Nancy Drew was 'dark' and emo and Nancy was banging Ned Nickerson like the proverbial screen door.

Oh, and Ned was black. Because of course.

They really can't let anything alone, can they?

Posted by: sal at January 14, 2020 07:09 PM (bo8pf)

704 >>>Wasn't Lifeforce more or less at the same time as Lost Boys?

Oh man the Lost Boys were so hot

Posted by: David French, professional Christian Martyr at January 14, 2020 07:09 PM (PbpT7)

705 Ahh, I see Claudia Black was only in a couple seasons of SG-1, so yes, after Farscape.
Posted by: Sharkman at January 14, 2020 07:06 PM (C/oM9)


But the Farscape parody in SG-1's "200" episode is, if you've seen Farscape, freakin' hilarous.

Posted by: filbert at January 14, 2020 07:10 PM (NiXyF)

706 BTW, i tried for like the tenth time to watch The Prisoner.

As usual, I think it's... okay, but I need some actual plot advancement. And the whole point of the show is that there is none.

So I stopped as usual on epsidode 3

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 07:11 PM (PbpT7)

707 But the Farscape parody in SG-1's "200" episode is, if you've seen Farscape, freakin' hilarous.

Posted by: filbert


I will check that out.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 14, 2020 07:11 PM (C/oM9)

708 I will now put my geek hat on. Please do not flame me.

Why has there not been a Dragonlance movie based on those books?

Or David Eddings books? Those would be a fun mini-series.

I know there are tons more out there but I thought of those just now.


Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 06:10 PM (Gylu/)


One sci fi/fantasy series of books that I love but have never been done is Zelazny's Amber series. I understand why it really couldn't be done decades ago but now with CGI it's very doable. It would make a great miniseries. Probably a bit too long for a movie or a movie trilogy, though. The Amber series is a fun read,

Posted by: RickZ at January 14, 2020 07:12 PM (Y8PSl)

709 706 BTW, i tried for like the tenth time to watch The Prisoner.

As usual, I think it's... okay, but I need some actual plot advancement. And the whole point of the show is that there is none.

So I stopped as usual on epsidode 3
Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 07:11 PM (PbpT7)

==========

There was no plan for the show, which is why it just meanders.

It comes to pretty much a non-ending.

It's concept is interesting, and some of its execution, which can all be captured in the first couple of episodes. The rest of it? Meh.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 14, 2020 07:12 PM (zZbCU)

710 Just piling on Stewart. I agree with every everyone said above about him. That British accent is supposed to make us forget what a bad actor he is.

May I reccommend the following Youtubers after Stewart's show comes out. "The Critical Drinker" + Bowelstrek.

I have no intention of paying money to a streaming platform to see someone insult me. I'll just let those 2 above tell me.
Posted by: Mr David J Lewis at January 14, 2020 07:02 PM (VYwSh)

I don't know if the acting is any better by Stewart, but you might want to look him up in I, Claudius where he plays Sejanus - he even has hair, or some hair.

He's diddling Tiberius' heirs wife while eliminating the other heirs to the throne, then with her help kills the son. Finally he asks Tiberius for his son's widow's hand in marriage, but Tiberius offers the woman's daughter instead.

So he goes back to the lady and puts this forth as the plan, to a rather poor reception.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 14, 2020 07:12 PM (eoQWY)

711 >>>It's concept is interesting, and some of its execution, which can all be captured in the first couple of episodes. The rest of it? Meh.


it's one of those shows I want to be good, but it's really not

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 07:13 PM (PbpT7)

712 how is a movie that makes a billion dollars a failure?
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The billion dollar value is overall ticket sales. The theaters keep a lot of that. One of the stories that came out about The Last Jedi was that theaters were forced to keep it on their biggest screens for four weeks if they wanted it at all, and Disney got 40% of ticket sales which was a large amount at the time.
Overseas ticket sales are even worse as there are more hands in the pot taking a share (EU VAT, looking at you).
So if Disney only gets 40% of that billion, but spent $300 million on the movie that was in theaters, plus half that on advertising, plus some amount on footage that was thrown away (apparently one version of the movie had Matt Smith as the main villain, a character totally unrelated to emperor Palpatine), they come out behind.
And they're trying to make up or the $4 billion they spent on the rights in the first place.

Posted by: Methos at January 14, 2020 07:13 PM (kOpft)

713 711 >>>It's concept is interesting, and some of its execution, which can all be captured in the first couple of episodes. The rest of it? Meh.


it's one of those shows I want to be good, but it's really not
Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 07:13 PM (PbpT7)

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Yeah, its reputation is larger than it deserves.

But that bouncing ball of death, yo. Tight.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 14, 2020 07:14 PM (zZbCU)

714 MPPPP you forgot A Private Little War or maybe Friday's Child.

Let's not talk about Spock's Brain or Turnabout Intruder.
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2020 05:45 PM (2s5VM)

Hey, Turnabout Intruder is great. The woman who plays Kirk in her body does a great Shatner, and Shatner was born to play a psychotic woman with her cuck boyfriend in a man's body.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 14, 2020 07:15 PM (eoQWY)

715 BTW, i tried for like the tenth time to watch The Prisoner.

As usual, I think it's... okay, but I need some actual plot advancement. And the whole point of the show is that there is none.

So I stopped as usual on epsidode 3

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 07:11 PM (PbpT7)


The original 'The Prisoner', with Patrick McGoohan, is a short series which makes it better than most. It was oddball enough to be entertaining.

Posted by: RickZ at January 14, 2020 07:15 PM (Y8PSl)

716 >>>One sci fi/fantasy series of books that I love but have never been done is Zelazny's Amber series. I understand why it really couldn't be done decades ago but now with CGI it's very doable.

not really. I just reread the five books. There are a LOT of monsters and a LOT of bizarre fantasy landscapes with like mountains sailing over the earth like tall ships and lots of massed battles between knights and aliens and manticores.

I guess you could do a very stripped down version of it, which might work, but... there would be so much CGI that it would be too expensive.

I guess you could just mostly do the family intrirgue angle, and have the "shadows" all look pretty much like earth (or Goblin Canyon in California), and throw in just a couple of monsters. I guess that could work.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 07:15 PM (PbpT7)

717 623 "The Expanse."

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 06:43 PM (PbpT7)

My Gen X (Gen Y?) nephew swears by it. Which makes me deeply suspicious, but he showed the first several minutes and it did look intriguing.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo...Brutal Statist at January 14, 2020 06:54 PM (wYseH)

The UN is just as venal, corrupt, and communist in the future. Think life in the MCR looks good for a person who works for the future.
OPA life looks short and nasty.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at January 14, 2020 07:16 PM (EnQC8)

718 I may have to check out Stargate SG-1.



Claudia Black was in that before she was in Farscape.



After ...
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Yeah, there was a late SG-1 episode with a dream sequence spoofing Farscape because of the actor overlap.

Posted by: Methos at January 14, 2020 07:17 PM (kOpft)

719 it's one of those shows I want to be good


Only because it has Patrick McGoohan in it.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2020 07:18 PM (yQpMk)

720 bodacious movie thread goin on in here.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 14, 2020 07:18 PM (vU/Go)

721 TBH I think I was wrong to say you can't do amber. You can. But it would have to be an adaptation where you greatly reduce the number of monsters and limit the number of settings and keep alien-type settings pretty simple, a couple of CGI backgrounds and then just stuff that avoids looking too far into the distance.

The main family is super-powered but their powers are increased strength and nearly limitless healing, which are not expensive. The "moving through shadows" thing could be made somewhat cheap, but again, you just couldn't have people moving through a dozen worlds in an episdoe or two.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 07:19 PM (PbpT7)

722 The Prisoner was basically a huge in-joke: Patrick McGoohan's previous series was Secret Agent (or Danger Man, depending on what country you're in).

McGoohan quit Danger Man and his producer talked him into doing The Prisoner. That's why Number 2 is always trying to find out why Number 6 quit.

Posted by: filbert at January 14, 2020 07:19 PM (NiXyF)

723 >>>but again, you just couldn't have people moving through a dozen worlds in an episdoe or two.

....unless, of course, you show limited CGI animations of weird alien worlds before settling on the world you want to get to, which of course looks very much like British Columbia, where it's cheap to film.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 07:21 PM (PbpT7)

724 My $ 02:

Dr Who was at its best when Douglas Adams was the script editor, during the Tom Baker run.

I liked Eckelston as the Doctor. Tennant was good. Matt Smith suffered from worse and worse writing and creeping wokeness.

Capaldi was ok at best.

I haven't been able to get all the way through the third episode of the new Doctor.

Posted by: Skrapheap at January 14, 2020 07:21 PM (yfjAE)

725 My Gen X (Gen Y?) nephew swears by it. Which makes me deeply suspicious, but he showed the first several minutes and it did look intriguing.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo...Brutal Statist at January 14, 2020 06:54 PM (wYseH)


Boomer/Gen X here. Watch the show.

It takes time to develop but it's worth it.

Posted by: Bringer of Info at January 14, 2020 07:21 PM (7s3Gx)

726 If I win the Powerball, one of the things I'd consider doing is bankrolling a web series of David Weber's Honor Harrington books.

Or Larry Correia's Monster Hunter International.

Win big enough and I'd do both.

Posted by: filbert at January 14, 2020 07:22 PM (NiXyF)

727 724 My $ 02:

Dr Who was at its best when Douglas Adams was the script editor, during the Tom Baker run.

I liked Eckelston as the Doctor. Tennant was good. Matt Smith suffered from worse and worse writing and creeping wokeness.

Capaldi was ok at best.

I haven't been able to get all the way through the third episode of the new Doctor.
Posted by: Skrapheap at January 14, 2020 07:21 PM (yfjAE)

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I think Matt Smith's first season is the best the new period ever got.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 14, 2020 07:22 PM (zZbCU)

728 Anyone but me remember Patrick Stewart in "Masterminds"?

I wish I could forget. "Masterminds" is the second worst movie I've ever seen.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at January 14, 2020 07:24 PM (5OEha)

729 >>>728 Anyone but me remember Patrick Stewart in "Masterminds"?

I wish I could forget. "Masterminds" is the second worst movie I've ever seen.

...

I never saw it but I know of it. It's one of those movies that came out in a strange parallel-thinking pairing -- I think there was a similar movie called "Toy Soldiers" with basically the same plot.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 07:26 PM (PbpT7)

730 729
I never saw it but I know of it. It's one of those movies that came out in a strange parallel-thinking pairing -- I think there was a similar movie called "Toy Soldiers" with basically the same plot.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 07:26 PM (PbpT7)

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Kids fight terrorists at a school, right?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 14, 2020 07:27 PM (zZbCU)

731 Late to the party but if anyone wants a good book series check out the first law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie

Posted by: Kevin Nash at January 14, 2020 07:27 PM (Lpw0V)

732 >>>Kids fight terrorists at a school, right?


right. I guess masterminds is about gifted kids doing it.

Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 07:28 PM (PbpT7)

733 708 I will now put my geek hat on. Please do not flame me.

Why has there not been a Dragonlance movie based on those books?

Or David Eddings books? Those would be a fun mini-series.

I know there are tons more out there but I thought of those just now.


Posted by: turambar at January 14, 2020 06:10 PM (Gylu/)

One sci fi/fantasy series of books that I love but have never been done is Zelazny's Amber series. I understand why it really couldn't be done decades ago but now with CGI it's very doable. It would make a great miniseries. Probably a bit too long for a movie or a movie trilogy, though. The Amber series is a fun read,
Posted by: RickZ at January 14, 2020 07:12 PM (Y8PSl)


I'd love to see a *faithful* production of any of the following:

Dorsai
Hammer's Slammers
Something from Pournelle's Falkenberg

Maybe I'll hit the lottery.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 14, 2020 07:32 PM (di1hb)

734 right. I guess masterminds is about gifted kids doing it.
Posted by: ace at January 14, 2020 07:28 PM (PbpT7)

So... it's X-men?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 14, 2020 07:32 PM (2B9A/)

735 Wasn't Toy Soldiers where the military AI chips were (mistakenly ?) stuck in GI Joe and Cobra action figures?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2020 07:37 PM (yQpMk)

736 I will have to agree with Ace's assement of Jeremy at G&G. Every time I hear his intro "coming to you with a new videoooooo" I want to throat punch an infant.

Posted by: Kevin Nash at January 14, 2020 07:38 PM (/hXg9)

737 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - saw it - surprisingly not super terrible. I mean, it weren't great, but it wasn't nearly as woke as the Last Jedi. It just seemed a little tired, and there were a bunch of hanging threads that made no sense...obviously extensive re shoots and a bunch of crap cut.

Star trek - nuke it from orbit, it's the only way. Beyond wasn't bad, but Discovery is absolutely abysmal.

Dr. Who - who cares about her lady parts, the story sucks.
She can't stay in character from one episode to the next - like they have no idea who the doctor is supposed to be.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at January 14, 2020 07:39 PM (+DS2f)

738 These corporations...think of how scary this is. They would rather destroy brands and lose money, just on the off chance someone might listen to their bullshit.

Seriously fire them - fire them all.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at January 14, 2020 07:46 PM (+DS2f)

739 Wait till Captain Marbles 2. the first was borderline insufferable. The second...whoa boy....

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at January 14, 2020 07:46 PM (+DS2f)

740 717 623 "The Expanse."

Love it. See how easy that is? Just tell the fucking story and don't preach. oh there is a bit of a message about how we all need to work together in the face of the unknown, but neither side is exactly right or wrong.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at January 14, 2020 07:50 PM (+DS2f)

741 "Just piling on Stewart. I agree with every everyone said above about
him. That British accent is supposed to make us forget what a bad actor
he is."

That reminds me of a line from "Galaxy Quest" -- which, IMHO, is the best "Star Trek" movie, hands down. It's when Alan Rickman's character climbs out of the crashed spaceship at the San Diego Comicon, and the guy on the PA shouts, "GIVE HIM A BIG HAND! HE'S BRITISH!"

Or another, spoken by "Guy", Sam Rockwell's red-shirted security guy: "Don't you people ever watch the show?"

Posted by: Brown Line at January 14, 2020 07:55 PM (S6ArX)

742 I'd love to see a *faithful* production of any of the following:

Dorsai
Hammer's Slammers
Something from Pournelle's Falkenberg

Maybe I'll hit the lottery.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 14, 2020 07:32 PM (di1hb)

Drake's RCN series might also be a good bet. It even has two female assassin types, without being in the least woke.

It is basically Aubrey and Maturin series in space, with Maturin being a female aristocrat who's family was wiped out by politics by "Aubrey"'s father

You probably would need a good set of actors and writers for it. Drake likes to have borderline psycho and full psycho character in the mix.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 14, 2020 07:58 PM (eoQWY)

743 GCI advances make possible Cordwainer Smith's Instrumentality of Man stories.

Adds furry fans to the audience, plus great writing and sets.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 14, 2020 08:41 PM (u82oZ)

744 Too noods behind.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 14, 2020 08:45 PM (u82oZ)

745 two noods. sigh

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 14, 2020 09:15 PM (u82oZ)

746 The Long Kiss Goodnight is a wonderful movie. If you don't like that one, but love Independence Day or True Lies, get away from me.

It was intentionally over the top like those movies except freaking hilarious. Independence Day was okay. True Lies made me angry.

Posted by: ... at January 14, 2020 09:41 PM (uEbPt)

747 Star Trek was the proto SJW fest. Of all the series, DS9 was the best because it rarely let that get in the way of good storytelling.

Posted by: baldilocks at January 15, 2020 10:49 AM (XgGMK)

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