“This is where the frontier pushes back.”
The latest film in the Kelvin Universe of Star Trek debuted today, a little short of the series’ 50th anniversary. With a new director and new writers, how does this entry fare?
Cole takes a Billy Pilgrimage through his own story before undoing last week’s carnage, initiating new carnage, and helping set up the third season.
The Plague Doctor masks come off, the Striking Woman reveals the fate of Ramse’s son, Jennifer Goines pees her pants, and the Pallid Man identifies the Witness.
The latest episode of the X-Files Retrospective podcast, covering Wetwired (3×23), is now available here for your listening pleasure. Intro and outro music attribution is below. You can also follow the show from its own feed (RSS, iTunes, Stitcher) or through the Bureau 42 Master Audio Feed (RSS, iTunes, Stitcher).
It looks like those negative pre-release comments about the film may have taken a toll. The all-female reboot took second place at the box office behind The Secret Life of Pets (which is in its second week).
Did anyone here see it this weekend? Any wild and unfounded theories you want to throw out? Are the Hollywood bean counters right and female-led movies just don’t gross as much money? Or were audiences just not willing to put any money down to see a reboot of a beloved classic? Or a little of both?
Jul 18, 2016
“It [Hell]’s not that far.”
Eugene returns (sort of), it’s dog-gone certain Cassidy soon will, but this week’s episode focuses on Jesse and Odin, and their relationship with their respective gods. The results are mixed. We have some well-handled twists with supporting characters, clever explanations for Odin’s behavior, and witty lines of dialogue. Jackie Earle Haley stands out this week, with his casually deranged portrayal of Odin. We also have a show that continues to throw everything it can at the audience, including a comic stand-off that should have ended sooner and with more death. It’s difficult to know what the context of reality is for this often-surreal show, and the slow movement– which can work well in more realistic storytelling– leaves me impatient here.
I also really want to see what happens next with our absent Cowboy. Unlike certain other TV shows, Preacher‘s flashback story arc may be its most compelling.
Comments? Disagreements? Theories about the control room? Further thoughts on the Mascot?
This time I’m taking a look at another anime, a fantasy anime series that takes a unique spin on the “Trapped on the MMO” sub-genre of fantasy anime. More…
With the theatrical and R-rated Ultimate versions of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice dropping this week, we also see a lot of back catalog superhero titles getting rereleased.