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Posted by: nacho
« on: June 11, 2018, 11:13:25 AM »

So I had to give up on Krypton. The breaking point was when General Zod traveled from the future to help Superman's grandfather save Krypton...
Posted by: nacho
« on: March 22, 2018, 10:49:46 AM »

Krypton... I kind of liked it. It made me wonder if it's a rejected plot for a Doctor Who prequel, though. But that might be because I don't understand the DC universe. Like I don't know who Adam Strange is, or Brainiac, or any of that stuff. As is increasingly common with superhero stories these days, I found that the music and story cues introducing these characters is lost on me because I have to go Wiki them afterwards to figure out why they're important.

But, besides that, the pilot was a solid hour of fun. I like getting away from Earth, I like sci-fi, and it's all built around a simple hero's journey premise. Inoffensive and well crafted.

Oh...and Wallis Day makes me feel funny.

Posted by: nacho
« on: February 06, 2018, 07:24:50 AM »

Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: February 05, 2018, 06:44:55 PM »

Speaking of infantile awfulness...

Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: July 23, 2017, 09:50:41 PM »

SDCC is going on, so insane genre shit is popping everywhere.

Here's a trailer for Marvel's Defenders which combines Netflix's Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage so they can fight Sigourney Weaver.

Posted by: nacho
« on: June 30, 2017, 11:35:16 AM »

Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: June 30, 2017, 11:25:18 AM »

I always liked the concept of the Inhumans, super powered mutant types living as refugees on the moon, in the comics though it's a bit one note. The concept they're sort of not explaining well in the trailer is that Black Bolt (the King) can destroy cities with his voice. This is supposedly Marvel's workaround for being unable to use "mutants" since Fox has the X-Men rights.

Posted by: nacho
« on: March 23, 2017, 10:45:10 AM »

I stopped watching Legion, but I hear from the geek-o-sphere that David finally woke up from the dream he started having FOUR EPISODES AGO!! Yay! Maybe the next three episodes will be about him eating breakfast. Then we can end the season with a big, huge shit for 50 agonizing minutes.
Posted by: nacho
« on: March 06, 2017, 08:14:44 AM »

I find it extraordinary, by the way, that we are so saturated by scifi TV that we can pick and choose. Man, for decades we lived and died by one or two short lived shows in a desert of bad TV.
Posted by: nacho
« on: March 06, 2017, 08:06:59 AM »

I actually quit on the last episode. We're only a few episodes in and a third of the episode was recapping - and reshowing - stuff from the last couple episodes while the characters discussed the significance of what they had seen.

Personal cancelation for me. Mainly because of the saturation factor but also because Fargo, Better Call Saul, Doctor Who, and about thirteen dozen Best Shows In the History of TV premier in a few weeks.
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: March 05, 2017, 05:59:03 PM »

I still don't care about Legion yet. As an X-Men fan, I feel like I should watch it, but my superhero saturation point is somewhere between "Ugh" and "Blargh."

Especially after Logan which is such a testament to what the genre can aspire to.
Posted by: nacho
« on: March 05, 2017, 02:21:50 PM »

Okay... I've figured out my problem with Legion: I don't care about David's journey. So far, this show has been about the psychological rehabilitation of a troubled young man using the storytelling techniques of Fargo while bound by superhero tropes.

And why do we care? They need to either embrace the idea that David is delusional and, by extension, the X-Men universe is a dream, or they need to get over themselves and tell some X-Men stories...
Posted by: nacho
« on: February 17, 2017, 10:36:20 AM »

The other anti-superhero show! Powerless. It's loads of fun. But...I think it's because Alan Tudyk, as Bruce Wayne's idiot cousin, is a comic genius.

Edit: Oh, fair warning: It's dumb in that cute way and ruthlessly rips off Better Off Ted. In fact, it basically is Better Off Ted.
Posted by: Sirharles
« on: February 17, 2017, 10:35:48 AM »

I still need to check out the second episode.
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: February 16, 2017, 06:31:03 PM »

Despite my X-Men love, this hasn't grabbed me as something I should be watching. They've deviated wildly from the comic books. (Probably a good thing.)