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Thu, 08 Oct 2015 06:14:41 +0200

Arrow, 4x01: Green Arrow



Who wants to bet the grave at the end is Roy's? As a major character for 2.5 seasons, it would be a meaningful death for the characters and fans alike – and, as Oliver's protege, likely to seriously piss him off – but since he was already written off the show last season, killing him doesn't cost anything – he's basically a freebie.

#tv #arrow  

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 19:43:35 +0200

Doctor Who, 9x03: Under the Lake

For the most part, this was a pretty average, inoffensive episode: Doctor and generic forgettable companion show up, encounter a problem involving monsters in an enclosed environment, and try to solve it. Where things get interesting is how the episode ends: Without significantly spoiling anything, the Doctor suddenly decides to use the TARDIS to travel back in time to the inciting incident that led to their current predicament. Now, this is a great idea. I love it. The problem is, it's such a good idea that it immediately raises the question of why doesn't he do this in damn near every episode?

Warning: Answers involving the phrase "timey-wimey" may be exterminated.

#tv #doctorwho #moffatsucks #fridgelogic #timetravelishard  

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 19:41:56 +0200

Minority Report, 1x02

In the second episode, Minority Report continues to hammer hard at the gee-whiz-it's-the-future cliches: Current popular music being referred to as "the classics"? Check.

#tv #minorityreport

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 06:42:43 +0200

Rented the Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending. Hardly the smartest sci-fi ever, but it's a gorgeous and mostly solid popcorn flick. You get very much the same mindless sci-fi action-adventure vibe popularized by the Star Wars movies, only with better acting and direction. Why wasn't this movie more popular?

#scifi #thewachowskis #moviereview  

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 03:02:39 +0200

Distributed websites? About time...

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 18:08:25 +0200

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 02:41:20 +0200

Sun, 20 Sep 2015 06:16:54 +0200

Doctor Who, Season 9 Premier

What passes for Doctor Who these days is back... and it's as Moffaty as ever. The entire episode is just a string of one goofy, nonsensical, huge over-the-top moment after another. Scrunched into the cracks between are a few tiny scraps of a plot about the age old time travel question: Would you kill Hitler? (Or in this case, Davros, creator of the daleks.)

The sad thing is these scraps are just interesting enough that they probably could have been developed into a decent plot in the hands of a halfway decent writer; instead, they're overwhelmed by all of Moffat's usual tired gimmicks, bad jokes, failed attempts at seeming clever, and recycled plot hammers (Oh no! It's the day the Doctor dies! ...again!).

#tv #doctorwho #scifi #moffatsucks  

Sat, 12 Sep 2015 18:17:04 +0200

Sun, 06 Sep 2015 01:52:09 +0200

Various parts of the US are enacting some weird, exceedingly restrictive and unnecessarily specific laws regarding drone use. Where can you legally fly at this point? In many states, with restrictions on flying over anyone or filming anyone (with a drone) without their permission, way out in the middle of nowhere seems to be about your only option. Even then, better double check that no one is hunting or fishing in the area...

#tech #drones #laws