This is a traveling story. The main characters Andrew and Samantha need to travel from Mexico to the US. The problem is the journey will take them through the ‘Infected Zone’. Six years ago a probe returned to Earth with alien life forms that have taken over part of Mexico and the southern US. Read More »
Basically this is the story of a man who loves a robot. Then he breaks his robot and needs to get a replacement body. He hires a tracker played by Melanie Griffith. She is going to lead him into the wasteland to find the body for his rare robot.
I don’t have much to say about this movie. It is just ridiculous! Maybe if I was a man I would found some of this movie sexy and thus entertaining. I guess there were “sexy” parts. Read More »
In a world very much like our own, out of fear of terrorism a bill is passed that creates the Eyeborgs. All surveillance cameras are linked together and cameras with feet are added so they can go everywhere. They are all ran by a system called Sky…I mean ODIN (Optical Defense Intelligence Network). Okay so now you have a army of little Eyeborgs that are connected and ran by a central computer. Can you guess what happens? I did.
The story is old and has been told before the lone man who knows the truth and has to fight the system.
This movie starts out with a good science fiction scene a crash landing and a shoot out.
The first characters you encounter look to be in imitation Boba Fett costumes. I prepared myself to be drawn into the story to see who is shooting at them. Then when the characters talk it takes me back to my high school days and listening to the announcements over the crackly PA system. So these people have the technology to make spaceships but not a good helmet speaker. I rewound a couple times trying to figure out what the characters were saying. But then I remind myself this is a science fiction movie so what is being said probably did not matter. It does get easier to understand the longer you watch. Which made me very happy because I could understand some of the ‘brilliant’ dialogue, see my memorable quotes section to get a taste.
As a culture we are using the internet more and more to get our media. I am excited to see where this is going to take us. And lately I am getting excited for some new channels that are coming to YouTube. Especially when channels on TV cancel perfectly good science fiction programing. Chris Hardwick states why this is a good idea while talking about his ‘Nerdist Channel’
“This channel will give us the opportunity to create programming that would normally be crushed by the constraints of television (um, I still love and work in you, TV!). Read More »
As geeks and nerds we all tend to spend a lot of time in our own heads. Whether that is reading a book, playing a video game, figuring out quantum theory, or watching our favorite sci fi movie. Sometimes you have to come out of your mental cave and look at what is going on in the world. There are charities out there that will appeal to your geekiness. To make it easier I have provided a list of some of my favorites and what is cool about them. Read More »
Is this the beginning of the Zombie apocalypse, as this unknown microbe re-emerges from its millennium and a half slumber to destroy mankind? No? Well it’s an interesting story none the less. This is from i09.com.
“Close to 1,500 years ago, Indians living in what is now Quito, Ecuador buried their most revered dead in 16-meter-deep tombs. An ancient alcoholic beverage was commonly included in these burial vaults. Now, by examining the clay vessels used to ferment and store this brew, a team of South American researchers has managed to not only recover the microbes the Indians used to ferment the ancient beverage, they’ve actually revived them…and they’re unlike any species they’ve ever seen. Read More »
Lucas' Revisionist History from 'Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope'
I figured I would chime in on the “Han shot first” issue.
Lucas recently sat down with ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ where he defends his controversial ‘Star Wars’ changes and specifically about the Greedo and Han issue he says. “The controversy over who shot first, Greedo or Han Solo, in Episode IV, what I did was try to clean up the confusion, but obviously it upset people because they wanted Solo [who seemed to be the one who shot first in the original] to be a cold-blooded killer, but he actually isn’t. It had been done in all close-ups and it was confusing about who did what to whom. I put a little wider shot in there that made it clear that Greedo is the one who shot first, but everyone wanted to think that Han shot first, because they wanted to think that he actually just gunned him down.” Read More »