Star Trek: The New One -
- Everyone knows cold fusion isn’t actually cold right?
- I’m ambivalent about Benedict Cumberbatch (soz tumblr) but he’s pretty good here even if his menacing evil needs to be underscored by totally over the top menacing evil music whenever he’s on screen. Particularly the first time we see him where all we have no reason to suspect he might be trouble apart for the massive orchestra playing sinister chords really loud.
- The film kind of relies for a lot of its drama on stuff outside its own reality i.e. knowing before hand that BC is the big bad and remembering The Wrath of Khan and that in the old continuity Kirk and Spock are like best friends instead of people who’ve had a fairly antagonistic relationship for like 3 or four hours of screen time.
- The whole thing is a bit like a series of really obvious nods to old Star Trek - look a tribble! look someone’s shouting “Khaaaaan”! etc. tied together by over the top action sequences which feel distinctly generic.
- They spend a lot of time saying things like “most of you will have heard…” and then recapping what going on, it’s not a film which gives much credit to its audience.
- I basically enjoyed it. Mainly though it made me think I’d just like them to make a new TV show that’s not Enterprise, Star Trek films always feel wrong because for a more general audience they have to play down the soap opera aspects and bolt on big action set pieces. The film is at its best when Kirk and Spock and Bones are talking to each other.
Off to see the new Star Trek film. Expectations set fairly low I think.
A Giorgio Moroder story: apropos of his appearance on a certain new album — a few years ago on ILX, someone named Tilman posted saying he’d been doing research into “I Feel Love“‘s production, saying he was “particularily interested in the delay effect that he uses to “double” the synth riff, and the other means with which he creates “metrical dissonances”, e.g. the echo effects.” He indicated that he’d contacted Moroder directly about this. Moroder replied with this graphic, adding:
“Dear Mr. Tilman
this is the only way i can help you
This is the greatest thing ever, of course. Credit to my friend Grady for the reminder.
Come in, close the floating glass door behind you and take a seat on the purple mitt chair. Laugh and high-five me as I tell you this: After a period of exponential growth from a single formica table into the hall of mirrors you find before you, the company has to rightsize. Ha ha ha! Show me those veneers—all that stands between this conversation and the rest of the office is a suspended glass cube and fourteen narwhal decals.
The entire ROFL team is being cut, but that information is embargoed until tomorrow. We can’t have any ZOMGs out of the staff, and won’t have their commenting privileges disabled until midnight. We don’t intend to let a single downvote loose. I need you to wait until after the Thursday night luau, then quietly tape up the handles of the fußball table, turn off the M&M fountain, and put out the electric tiki torches. By morning, we’re going to be a subsidiary.
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Mainly reblogged for the benefit of iamdanw.
Thicke appears legitimately disreputable and that is part of his slow wink charm. He is the seducer that you are just a little bit embarrassed to fall for, since his presentation is so overt. How could you, a smart individual, fall for this Continental-type shit? Why is he pronouncing his Ts like that? Why am I smiling back? When did the dancing start? What is happening?
Alfonso Cuarón + realistic physics = I am SO up for this.
In 1897, a wealthy American businessman named Horace Dobbins began construction on a private, for-profit bicycle superhighway that would stretch from Pasadena to downtown Los Angeles. It may seem like a preposterous notion now—everyone knows Angelenos don’t get out of their cars—but at the time, amidst the height of a pre-automobile worldwide cycling boom, the idea attracted the attention of some hugely powerful players. And it almost got built.
My poster for the 2D Northern Ireland Comics Festival where I will be a guest of honour! Come get a signed giclee print of Loud Worm at the “celebration of storytelling” (I love that they’re calling it that) happening 29th of May - 2nd of June in Londonderry.