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    Few movies actually spook me but this creepy tale gave me goose bumps!

    "The Midnight Meat Train" 2007 rated R

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    Be advised though, this movie is NOT for the faint of heart!
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    Alien Covenant.
    Released on DVD this week.
    I liked parts of it, but over all the story was weak.
    Special FX were fair to good; some of the small critters were a bit to CGI looking for my taste. The ship crew a bit lax in structure. All in all a disappointment. For what was clearly a big budget movie, failed to deliver a coherent story with memorable characters.
    Worth the $2 rental, barely.

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    Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
    40th Anniversary Release.

    Many theaters plan special screenings starting Aug 31, 2017.
    Check this link to see if it's coming to your area.
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    Not so much SciFi, as a drama with major Computer Science history thrown in.
    Halt and Catch Fire has returned for season 4.
    Engaging characters, and much drama fun ala history lessons on the evolution of PC tech and the internet.
    The earlier seasons were set in 1980s and had fun with PC development and a look back at COMDEX, season 4 has moved into 1990s, and shows the seeds of Yahoo & Google search engines, and the emergience of Mozaic as the browser wars heat up.
    (For those scratching your head over the title, HACF was an early diagnostic used to denote an interrupt test mode that halted all other activity, and consumed 100% of CPU usage).
    Heavy influences from prior period series; "Madmen".
    Stars Lee Pace (aka Ronan the Accuser, in the 2014 film Guardians of the Galaxy) as a tech visionary.
    Saturday on AMC.
    Currently one of my favs.
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    The Orville premiered on Network Television last night.
    Star Trek like spook/comedy.
    Looks promising.
    Good production quality, FX, and while campy, the actors successfully play it straight.
    I'll be tuning in for more, next Sunday night.
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    Star Trek: Discovery
    S01E01.
    "The Vulcan Hello"
    This Sunday 9/24/17 on CBS.
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