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I started crying when I read that they were putting Wizard of Earthsea on
TV. I read that book when I was 8, and it changed me. Please, please, make
them do it justice. If this is anything like "Riverworld" was, someone's
going to die. Maybe me. (Blip the space monkey)
I think this movie will be fine. Trust Danny Glover. The guy took down a
Predator with only Maria Conchita Alonso and Gary "Substance A" Busey!
Utena Tenjou - Revolutionary Girl Utena. She's beautiful, funny, courageous,
strong and determined. How could anyone, male or female, not love her? Plus
she turns into the Batmobile in the movie. Beat that, everyone else on the
Then is she sued by big-eyed small-mouthed lawyers? In other words, 12-year-old
girls carrying subpoenas?
Gee, thank you so much for the creepy
androgynous person picture with the boney hand on the front page. Now
I'll surely get over my quasi-irrational fear of Thai lady-boy manicurists.
This is the price you pay for quality RevolutionSF Fiction. "Ladyboy
manicurist" shall be my new e-mail address.
Subject: Regular updates?
You guys are back to regular updates???? Amazing. Perhaps I should regularly
post to subspace. Or even better, I can make irregular posts. Ahhh, I love
a good pun, I do.
So what about these Ep
Episode III: Anakin rolls in the grass some more
Episode III: We destroy everything that makes Vader cool
Episode III: You seem to like waiting in line, so this movie is 2 hours of
people waiting in line
Episode III: We reveal Darth Sidious' secret (He's really Palpatine. Hazzah!
You so didn't see that one coming) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Technically those aren't puns, and your love of them is tragically in error.
But I offer you forgiveness, for your anger has blinded you. The movie's a year
away, and many of us are ALREADY mad. I tell you, someone's going to put an
eye out before "Star Wars" is over.
What I Did Thunk
For a midnight screening in cold cold Montreal, that wasn't half bad. But
what ever happened to Jeffrey Tambor? Did he get left behind in the Evil Nazi
Pit of Goodguy Despair for being a shleping turdbox?
And for all curious parties: No, the necromancized Russian chap that got
a free horsey ride from Hellboy was not, in fact, speaking Russian. In fact,
what the hell (excuse the pun) was he speaking? Cthulhu-bonics? (email@example.com)
Changed my mind. "Shleping turdbox" will be my new e-mail address.
Joe Crowe, Kirsten Dunst IS just that: Magical with a big, beautifully illustrated,
full-curved M. What did Spidey see hanging from that web in the rain? Mmmmmmmm.
M. Oh, I'm sick, all right.
I truly wish the Casshern folks were asking me to pimp the movie (I must
be doing a good job of it if you've noticed), but alas, poor Yorrick, they
are not. I figure the Shakespeare reference is apt, seeing how the director-cowriter-cinematographer
(all that and I can't think of his name!) says Casshern addresses the question
put forth by the bard in Hamlet: Why do people fight? I've likely mentioned
this earlier here somewhere, so edit away, unless you need the lines to fill
space, of course. Shall I use more illustrative adverbs? Can I say yet another
thank you to SuperDave in Japan for all his help keeping me informed? Thanks,
By the way, Hellboy ROCKED! I saw it twice on opening day! Ron Perlman ROCKED!
The RevolutionSF review was RIGHT ON! Spider-Man 2 better be as good as the
Matrix was back in '99 to beat Hellboy, or I'm going to have some serious
Episode One flashbacks.
Speaking of Lucas-related things, have you guys read the rumor that Lucas
has put the temporary kibosh on Indy IV so he can retool the script. That
being the script that Spielberg and Ford said they liked? I think the Star
Wars generation will soon have to face the music: Lucas is losing his mind.
For real. Save my summer, Sam Raimi! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I faced that music awhile back. The Wachowskis aren't at the top of my
Sanity List either (yes, I do keep one) after the slapassery that was Matrix
2 and 3.
"In between "Farscape's" cancellation and the debut of the
new 4 hours, "Stargate SG-1" will have had somewhere between 15
and 30 new hours. I just wanted to put the quality vs. quantity thing into
lol, you should send THAT one directly to the suits over at the Sci-Fi Channel.
Classic. Definitely worth quoting. Plus, the added bonus of a dozen middle-aged-to-elderly
white guys scratching their heads STILL NOT GETTING IT.
Yeesh. They should just give in and rename it, Crappy-CGI-Animal-and-Virus-TV-Movies-Attack-Channel.
That's part of the deal when NBC buys them out. They're also renaming NBC
the Please Watch Even Though Friends Is Cancelled Channel.
Hizzlebizzle is da shizzle, nizzle! (Square Bear)
I hope you were busting a cap in some ho when you wrote that.
No movie with tentacles, H.P. Lovecraft references, Nazi ninjas, Rasputin
and Selma Blair in it can be anything but good. This movie just so happened
to also have a neurotic fishman and a wise-cracking demon in it. It's win/win.
Although the cinematography could have been better, the writing and story
were perfect, as was the acting. The special effects were nothing to scoff
at, and the action was fun and well paced. All in all, it's the best comnic
book movie I've yet seen. (email@example.com)
I really dug it myself. There's one scene, where HB is in the sewer, and
he's attacked by a pack of Hellhounds. It looked like a live-action version
of a 1970s Marvel Comic with the Thing. Also I loved the great Jeffrey Tambor,
and that sweet scene at the beginning when he says to the TV camera, "There
is no Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense." And the scene cuts instantly
to a building, with the caption "Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense."
In other words: Good stuff.
Short note on Tru Calling per: "without any ongoing story arc that
I've seen." The main arc concerns why she can hear the dead at all. Throughout
the season there have been more and more hints dropped.
The latest of which [spoiler for anyone who cares] is that her mom could
do it too. They are just getting around to explaining why her co-worker knew
all about her abilities from nearly the beginning of the season.
It's a small cast of mostly flat characters, so there isn't much that can
be done with large arcs as it is now. But just in the last few episodes that
is changing. The same time we meet Priestley, we also get to know Tru's father,
step mom, her mother's killer, and a nosy reporter that is figuring out what
Tru is doing. All much more interesting long-term characters/arcs than another
"my older sister is a drug user" snorefest.
So there are many changes happening; hopefully it'll all be for the better.
I might have to start watching that. If only to see if Tru's brother is
still picking fights with ninjas.
Subject: What Book Is This?
I don't know what the book is with the raft and the leafy guy and the cat
creature, but I have to wonder, is 'Deyv' prounounced 'Dave'? Because that
would disappoint me, if I read a whole sf or fantasy novel with a character
I thought had a cool made up sf/fantasy name, and it turned out the whole
time he was really just some guy called 'Dave'. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I agree. If you're going to go to all the trouble of breaking grammar rules
and putting lots of apostrophes in there, I say make the name as freaky and
hard to pronounce as possible.
Just got around to reading your articles (don't have cable). It brought
back the memory of watching the pilot in 1978. We had a portable B&W TV
wedged in the ambulance cab, with Battlestar on while we ran emergency calls
(the big city, my partner, and I hope me, will remain nameless). As I recall,
the show didn't quite live up to expectations -- I never could figure out
which character was supposed to be Hoss. (email@example.com)
What you did while watching Battlestar itself sounds like a show from the
Were you on "Emergency!"? Is your name Randolph Mantooth? (If
not, you should consider changing it.)
Joe only missed one detail about SciFi's show Mad Mad House where they make
strange people live with a bunch of normal folks. Supposedly the idea is to
learn tolerance. Ha. Get beyond the superficial. *Smirk*
No "guest" over 30 years of age, or over 120 pounds man or woman
survived long enough to be in the contest where everyone ran around in the
buff. No way was that not intentional. They even, as Joe pointed out, liked
one lady they tossed out, but if you had wrinkles, or your butt looked like
a walking vat of jello the hosts jogged you right out the door.
As for me, I'll tolerate people who hang from hooks, or sport fangs when
they can look beyond a double chin, or a bad haircut. Yes, chubby is lifestyle
choice and we were not represented on that show.
Please stop bad SciFi Channel programming in our life time. (Tundro)
Let's start with something easy, like getting people to hand free, never
to be repaid money to guys and girls who write clever, interesting things on