Monthly Archives - February 2022

Friday Night Open Thread

Talk about whatever you want so long as it relates to pop culture. All others get the ax. ******************** Jon Favreau appears to have saved his own ass. The lousy viewing numbers for the first four episodes of The Book of Boba Fett have been completely forgotten about so far as Mickey the Great and Terrible's senior servants are concerned. Episode Six has reportedly tripled the ratings of BBF's opening night. More importantly, much more importantly so far as the executives are concerned,...

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Blogs and Ends – The Nigel Kneale Edition

Nigel Kneale's The Stone Tape was broadcast in 1972. This bit of science fiction horror holds up surprisingly well. This is that rarity, a thinking man's horror movie. One of his favorite themes was Science vs the supernatural.  It is quite effective when done right.  We live in a world where technology has become all-pervading, it has entered every aspect of our lives. It has become a comforting bulwark against the things that most frightened our ancestors.  The things beyond the light of...

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The Book of Bobalorian

Why did you go, Mando? Last week I wrote, “I think Favreau must not have had any real engagement with the show until a few months ago and that brief contact left him reeling. “Oh my god, what has Rodriguez done? This disaster is actually worse than any of the Marvel shows. I have to save this situation somehow or Kennedy is back in charge!“ I was only half-joking when I wrote that.  I am no longer joking, I am now absolutely certain that...

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Zach Snyder’s Rebel Moon

For those of you that are remotely curious. no, it has absolutely nothing to do with Vox's game by that name. Here is the plot. "The plot of Rebel Moon is “a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy is threatened by the armies of a tyrannical regent named Balisarius. Desperate, the colonists dispatch a young woman with a mysterious past to seek out warriors from neighboring planets to help them make a stand.” Oh, my Glob. This is the plot...

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The Dark Herald Recommends Truth Seekers

UPDATE (1/31/22): Amazon proves it has no taste whatsoever. Truth Seekers is canceled. Remember when Doctor Who didn't suck?  Yeah, I know it's been a while. But fourteen years ago, it was something special. The first season was a pretty decent reboot but the show really found its footing in the second year. The best episode of that season was easily the Impossible Planet/Satan Pit a two-parter. These two episodes had all of the elements of classic Doctor Who.  An eerie...

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