i'll go you one step further: The Terminator was one of the best B movies of all time, a fantastic, Twilight Zone-ish sci-fi thriller writ large. But no matter how much my 12 y/o self loved the twists and the "future war", i don't think there was ever enough "there" there to support a whole franchise. I always felt… »
the ending of that one was genuinely chilling. And it was a rollicking action film, which is what made the original great. Even Cameron forgot that w/ T2, where he bought his own hype, and appeared to be making "his ET". »
See this, Marvel? This is what i want: goddamn super-suits. Skin tight. No armor. And try to keep that mask on for a minute, huh? »
something something John Galt. Something something Ayn Rand warned us this is where the world was heading.
*whew* carry on. »
whoa - i had a comic w/ this character in it when i was a kid. A reprint, something DC with one of those "imaginary" Superman stories in it. And for some reason it's been haunting my thoughts for the last few weeks while i tried to remember more details. So — thanks! »
not to mention, Smallville was sort of an Elseworlds Superman-tale, so it either wasn't on the radar of - or didn't "count" for - the more casual superhero fan. With the Flash TV show being a more straightforward superhero story, PLUS audience expectations regarding multi-media shared universes... i just don't get… »
Let me know when there's a book that says what the hell was going on in Twin Peaks from 1990 - 1992. »
Red Apple cigarettes. Which, let's be honest, was really more of an inside joke, as he was dating / toe-sucking Mira Sorvino at the time... »
and when she doesn't act exactly like the EU Jaina, or have a twin brother, or follow the same character arc, and pisses off the contingency of EU fans who feel that having a name tossed at them was a patronizing token... what then? »
well, there IS a little thing called Red Dwarf. But don't bring it up, for fear that it'll get re-booted or spun-off from.
this show, though — hell yes. »
+1000. SNL hasn't tried to brand itself as subversive and edgy since the late 70, so it's never really been subversive and edgy to declare that it's not. SNL is pretty much Sabado Gigante for Americans, and for every Hartman / Hader / Murray they've always had a handful of Meyers / Farley / Anthony Michael Halls… »
Nice. Now i'm going to go home, help my kids w/ homework, make them dinner, put them to bed, and then smoke a nice bowl - not only LEGALLY - but with the knowledge that i would've had the late Mr. Sagan's blessing. »
i love the old school aesthetic - i DO. But it's gonna feel like a cop-out if there's not SOME visual cues from the prequels. Did Naboo and the water-planet of the tall greys just secede from the galaxy at large? Is this just Episode VII: Tatooine Days? »
am i / have i missed pix of these painted flats (like a 2-d facade, right?) I'll give you that some of the old school techniques seem like overkill, but they're fairly effective ones (i never noticed them in the OT, is what i'm saying) »