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Eureka: Insane in the P-Brane Review (Article) - 7/27/2009 4:06:29 AM

Only 2 more episodes?  Since this was the 3rd ep this year, that means a season of 5 eps?  I thought we were getting 10 eps.

6 Franchises that Need a Reboot (Article) - 7/23/2009 4:15:55 AM

Redhairs, the fact that Wild Wild West sucked was because of the script.  Will Smith wasn't actually bad in it, but Laurence Olivier couldn't have saved that movie. 

Of course, Lawrence Olivier wouldn't have starred in that movie.  He would have had better taste.  O would have expected better of Kenneth Brannah too.

6 Franchises that Need a Reboot (Article) - 7/21/2009 11:28:33 AM

To say Westworld and Jurasic Park were the same because they both involved amusement parks is like saying that Babylon 5 and ST:DS9 were the same because they were both set on space stations.  Or that ST:TOS was the same as Andromeda.  There are so many differences in theme and character that they are completely different shows.

Besides, Jurasic Park was more of a Zoo.  Live, if genetically engineered, animals are different from the rides and attractions you would see in in Disneyland.  That John Hammond didn't appreciate that was one of the main themes of the book.

I'd go see a remake of Westworld.  And I could see Will Smith in it.

Space 1999 never made a lot of sense.  A runaway moon wouldn't travel fast enough to visit many different solar systems during a human lifetime.  UFO would make a better candidate for a reboot.  Alien invasions are in.

If you did an Escape for New Orleans (or Indianapolis or Houston or whatever) with a character that was not named Snake Plisken it would be ok but don't try to recast the part.  Kurt Russel is the one and only Snake.  And if you used a character with a different name, Russel could do a cameo as Snake.  That would be cool.

They did reboots of Lost In Space and Godzilla.  If you don't remember them it is a comment of how unsuccessful they were.

Kara S

DVD Shopping Bag: Watchmen Director's Cut Blu-ray (Article) - 7/21/2009 3:49:44 AM

Personally, I'm waiting for the Watchmen edition with The Tales Of the Black Freighter incorporated in where it belongs.  I ain't buying it twice.

Unspecified Title (Article) - 7/18/2009 4:11:38 AM

If we had the edit button back you could fix that.

First Seven Minutes of New TORCHWOOD (Article) - 7/18/2009 4:01:03 AM

xenomorph, don't expect Syfy to show a program about a gay action hero.  They don 't have the guts.

Warehouse 13: Resonance Review (Article) - 7/17/2009 11:55:03 AM

Well maybe it was.  The X-Files is so far in the past and I've seen the eps so many times that it's difficult, at this late date, to judge.

Hobbs, you should try Eureka.  It manages to be light and whimsical and meaty in the scientific sense at the same time, a difficult juggling act.  The plots often hinge on twisting science in some new direction and the technobabble is sometimes pretty dense.  But somehow the local eccentric geniuses who take individualism to extremes don't make it seem very difficult at all.  Those folks are so darn likable that I look forward to spending time with them, wether they are accidentally creating a white dwarf star in the gym of the local high school or preparing Egyptian relics for a national museum tour or electing the town mayor.

TV Wasteland: Truth In Advertising (Article) - 7/17/2009 4:17:45 AM

Syfy has a new series in Warehouse 13.  They have a new season of the popular Eureka.  It's light summer fare, not the deep drama of Farscape or BSG.

But they have Caprica  and SG Universe coming out in the fall.  Will those shows be a good as the programs of yore?  I'll tell you after I see them.

Kara S

Warehouse 13: Resonance Review (Article) - 7/17/2009 4:01:54 AM

Everybody seems to want this show, on it's second episode, to have characters as compelling as the X-Files did in season 7.  Think about how you felt about Mulder and Scully when you saw episode 2 for the first time and didn't know anything about these people.  Were they really  that much better?

I agree that Tricia Helfer was pretty much wasted.  But it was a one off guest appearance so how much can you expect.

I do see a lot of potential in the series.  I like the lead actors and the characters they portray.  I like the idea behind the series (though it's not particurlarly original).  The use of the idea seems clever.  And they are pulling in plot threads to expand the characters. 

With the whimsical quality of the series they seem to be trying to duplicate the success of Eureka (and is nobody going to review Eureka  this season?)  It remains to be seen how well t hey ulltimately succeed.

Kara S

Unspecified Title (Article) - 7/16/2009 11:51:11 AM

It was a much better film than the last Pirates Of The Carribean movie.

I thought the teen romance moments were really well done.  Usually I have little patience for that sort of thing but it was well done and really quite touching.  And I suppose that in a school for wizardry getting dosed with the stray love potion now and again is only to be expected.  Poor Ron!

There was a group of tween girls sitting near us in the theater and they were giggling and squealing during the funnier romance moments which could have been really annoying but actually ended up being quite hilarious.

Kara S

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