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I didn't hate it, and I'm glad I knew going in it wasn't a "funny"/parody show that people assumed it would be.

and man do they ape from Star Trek a bunch, like holy shit.


But, I'll keep watching for now
Sep 15, 2017 2:38 PM
Illyria
RookI got a chance to meet Nicolas Myer briefly at a con, had him sign my blueray of TWOK

What's he like?

It was at a signing table where there was a line of people, so I think he was just trying to rush through the autographs. He wasn't really interested in chatting.

I tried to give him a compliment on his writing of Voyage Home, but he sorta had his eye on the next person in line and only responded with a few words. I don't blame him, really...I didn't go to his panel, which probably would have offered a better glimpse into the man himself.
Sep 12, 2017 4:56 PM
I got a chance to meet Nicolas Myer briefly at a con, had him sign my blueray of TWOK
Sep 12, 2017 3:42 PM
Todd Bradford
Catbus
Death Proof

I love the death of the Witch King, too. "I am no man!"



Yup. Even better in that it comes from the book, and isn't corporate committee girl power. Granted, it was shortened a bit.

Ah but the book scene is so much better that the movie in this case. Miranda Otto was miscast as Eowyn if you ask me. Too small, too mousy. Eowyn of the book was tall, Nordic and more in control of her emotions. Her cold calm confrontation of the Witch King is a fantastic scene from the book that got transformed into a quivering fearful little girl looking Miranda Otto just saying "don't touch him" in the movie.
?Compare that to "you stand between me and my lord and kin, begone if you be not deathless, for living or dark undead if you touch him I will smite you."

But that falls into one of the themes that Jackson hammers really hard in the movies (I don't recall how much a focus it was in the books), about small, meek creatures being brave and rising up to defeat evil.

In a related note, came to post this scene

Death Proof
It's okay but there are many other scenes more deserving the title of greatest.


Top of my head:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBtzudk40pE
Sep 5, 2017 4:11 PM
138[font=Cinetype, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Yes, that's Master Chief from[/font][font=Cinetype, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Halo[/font][font=Cinetype, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif], talking to Lara Croft from[/font][font=Cinetype, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Tomb Raider[/font][font=Cinetype, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif], who's leaning on Christine the killer Plymouth from Stephen King's novel, all in front of the van from A-Team.[/font]


http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/all-the-pop-culture-references-in-the-ready-player-one-sdcc-trailer

So Freddy has claws on both hands? ? psshh
Aug 2, 2017 2:42 PM
"SJWs" are misguided at worst...maybe worth it to re-examine their priorities from time to time...but overall their intentions are good.



But spend 5 minutes on 4chan and you will see vile vile crap.
Jul 7, 2017 1:46 PM
what job do you have in which you are surrounded by naked models every week?
Jul 6, 2017 5:41 PM
Even House of Cards did the boobs-in-the-first-episode thing (from Kristen Connelly, even), and we never see any again. It works.


Also, I watched the entire season of GLOW, and thought the director was Hank Azaria.
Jul 6, 2017 5:06 PM
Titanic is probably an "easy" example of a steamy car scene, in the sense that most of your audience has probably seen it and has that frame of reference.
Jun 5, 2017 1:53 PM
Robin McDonaldAs someone who hasn't seen BvsS it was interesting to me how heavy handed they were about putting Diana in the Bruce Wayne universe considering it had zero relevance to the plot. I guess maybe the letter was from Bruce Wayne? I didn't connect the dots to who wrote it.

That very picture and how it relates to Bruce Wayne is a plot in BvS
Jun 5, 2017 1:33 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isnICELMRns


That's quite a cast

Kenneth Branagh
Johnny Depp
Michelle Pfeiffer
Penelope Cruz
Daisy Ridley
Willem Defoe
Judi Dench

Jun 1, 2017 2:26 PM
Captain Terrorprediction: There's going to be that one guy, the Rosa Parks of WW screenings, that attempts to get in. No doubt recording the whole thing on his cell phone (vertically), in order to document the injustice that he can subsequently post on FB/Youtube.

haha...the proverbial cherry-on-top of a shit sundae
May 31, 2017 1:36 PM
Rated NCC-1701The mind swims with possiblity. Are those in the intiial pic just a bunch of bit player extras in a background, or are they successors of the New NEW Republic whose names I'll have to memorize by rote and collect their plastic likenesses if Hasbro ever bothers getting their shit together...

That last pic is one for the ages.

Extras from like an opera or casino or some rich uppity type place
May 24, 2017 6:41 PM
that's not Saoirse, that's Billie Lourd, Carrie fisher's daughter


But yes on Del Toro and Dern
May 24, 2017 3:32 PM
https://imgur.com/a/RPNP3

imgur album
May 24, 2017 3:21 PM
Lots of pics in this


[img]https://i.imgur.com/hRrlpeR.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i.imgur.com/FixwE5F.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i.imgur.com/lOsBxTX.jpg[/img]

Laura Dern
[img]https://i.imgur.com/ZvxPQCr.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i.imgur.com/wYDGtxv.jpg[/img]

*tears*
[img]https://i.imgur.com/9UXsfYw.jpg[/img]

http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/05/star-wars-the-last-jedi-cover-portfolio

May 24, 2017 3:19 PM
I think it's okay that the characters come to the "wrong" conclusion (if the boy was actually guilty). ?That's kind of the point, imo. ?The whole crux of the message is that you have to prove the boy did it, not that he has to prove he didn't. ?Could the boy have done it? ?Absolutely, but that's how the justice system works. ?Better to let a guilty person free than imprison someone who isn't.

I was describing the movie to a friend who hadn't seen it, and he was like, "so, the boy did it and they let him go?" ?Thinking it was a bad message. ?But I stressed that the point is "innocent until proven guilty" and they didn't have enough evidence to convict (arguable, but these particular 12 individuals didn't think so in the end).
May 23, 2017 1:27 PM
On a random side note, I wish the

"do you hear that?"

"I don't hear anything"

"Exactly"


trope would die already
May 22, 2017 5:49 PM
At first, the whole going-down-to-alien-planet-without-protection issue got to me. Like, the whole movie practically falls apart because of it. But then it occurred to me...they did the same thing in Stargate. But because an airborne pathogen is never hinted at or expected, it never once occurred to me it was a bad idea.

Other than that, I thought the movie was fine.
May 22, 2017 1:45 PM
Rumor has it the Klingons are some sort of "ancient" klingons, and that "normal" klingons will also feature. ?But I don't know how credible that is, just something I read online.
May 19, 2017 6:49 PM