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TV Wasteland: Listen to Your Doctor (Article) - 4/18/2011 2:35:18 PM

Plot of Clash of the Titans:

Someone wanted to do 300 Part II: not just Zombies rotting.

So, they found an old movie to dust off, throw in some anti-religious demagogy and pretend it was all a plot by the bad guy. Who, in order to be defeated, had to be tied into the monster. Oh, and two women for the hero now, so he could walk off into the sunset... and still have someone at home to snuggle up to. Viola, instant immortal woman twist. And angust... by everyone but the hero. Because heroes can't be angsty. Not Grecian ones, anyway.

TV Wasteland: Standing on the Fringes (Article) - 12/8/2009 7:45:54 AM

Within arm reach of a programming director for Syfy?

No jury will convict you, man. If you get caught in the future, make sure you get the jury will either sensible people, or scifi fans.

Weekly Book Buzz: Robert Jordan's The Gathering Storm Hits Bookstores (Article) - 11/23/2009 8:45:33 AM

Matt's fortunate in his misfortune. His luck lands him in all the bad places... but his nature usually means he clears up a darkness somewhere (making Rand and Perrin's lives much easier). I guess that's what bothered me about the one situation (avoiding a spoiler) about where he stops for supplies: that's the one bad situation he landed in, that he somehow through whatever means, didn't make better... or had a good joke about the situation.

Mania Exclusive: The Farscape Interview (Article) - 11/16/2009 8:09:13 AM

Ah, memories. Ten years ago, when the Sci-Fi Channel was a part of what it should have been.

Xaxtd@mnit all to someone's hell, somewhere very cold (and/or very hot). Maniac and other sites do a good job of indexing the Sci-Fi bits and pieces around the internet and TV. Perhaps it is time to talk to all the fans of the genre, and organize a demand for a new SF Channel (or a softer, but more relevant Sci-Fi) to make programming like this show and some of our other beloveds (plus, replaying the giants of the past, for tomorrow to stand upon as something new is built).

Either that, or organize webisode content, and make our own itenerary on the various video feed sites.

Stargate Universe: Water Review (Article) - 11/2/2009 10:29:21 AM

But, hey... the Colonel is now doing Captain's logs (at the end of the show). So, what was once a death notice is now a function of military reporting (and, a bit of a nod to naval/sci-fi history).

Must admit, I'm not happy with the Senator's daughter. Eli also needs... work. And, someone needs to ask the ship "hey, why don't you go get the raw resources to fix yourself... and give us the technical manuals to do the fixing." If the tech predates that which required the gene, it should be simpler than that which made Atlantis, and thus, easier for them to figure out (even though I'll admit the Terrans basically have only figured out how to use the user-interface for most ancient tech in both SG-1 and SG-A).

Weekly Book Buzz: Robert Jordan's The Gathering Storm Hits Bookstores (Article) - 10/30/2009 6:50:38 AM

Finished it (Gathering Storms) on Wednesday, after grabbing it late on Tuesday. You can tell it was mainly Jordan outlining and Sanderson filling in for one main reason: things actually get resolved within the book they are brought up. Indeed, one thing (a minor plot point about Shadar Logoth) that had almost been forgotten was revealed in one of the Mat chapters (and resolved... sort of... in the next). Same with a problem that has been hanging over Rand's head; instead of bringing up a situation, waiting three hundred pages, and then not resolving the issue until the next book or two, the situation was worked out in the very next chapter.

In short, you can feel Jordan's narration... but you don't have to wade a league and a half for a foot's worth of story. Sanderson's doing a good job; I'll be along for the next two parts. The gentleman (Sanderson) is even actually tieing up lose ends!

Dexter: Dirty Harry Review (Article) - 10/27/2009 2:50:04 PM

Part of the point to the scene wherein Trinity was talking about the omlet... was the notion if you mess up your process, you have to start over from scratch.

IF Trinity had been the shooter of Lundy and Deb, he would have had to complusively restart his process, and would not have hit the third target. Simply put, the process would have been interupted, and I doubt he would have wasted a viable third hit if he had to redo the process.

...and, I too, hope the Vaction Murder isn't over. It was too... short, simple. Plus, the reporter is still around, this leads me to wonder about red herrings and the newly emerging heir to Doake's legacy.

Plus, where is Deb into looking into Mrs. Moser?

Still, a definite "A" in quality.

Stargate Universe: Air Part 3 Review (Article) - 10/12/2009 8:31:56 AM

Probe/shuttle: If the ship is smart enough to scan planets and choose a good one for humans to go get a compond it needs to recycle air, it is probably smart enough to count the people who came back and figure out that there were a few people missing.

At a bet? It's a lifepod that went to rescue the missing folks from a Death World of somesort.

Unspecified Title (Article) - 10/5/2009 12:54:07 PM

Finally made it to the US, did it? Hrm... interesting. I remember liking this series back when it came out; I'll have to find it again.

10 Badass Female G.I. Joe Characters (Article) - 7/31/2009 6:36:19 AM


Because... she's not the redhead.


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