Page 130 of 131 FirstFirst ... 30 80 120 128 129 130 131 LastLast
Results 1,291 to 1,300 of 1306

Thread: Sci-Fi Media: Films, Books and Television

  1. #1291
    Senior Member M-Albion-3D's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Malibu, California
    Posts
    323
    Few movies actually spook me but this creepy tale gave me goose bumps!

    "The Midnight Meat Train" 2007 rated R

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/deta...&pf_rd_t=12801



    Be advised though, this movie is NOT for the faint of heart!
    Time, cannot exist without consciousness observing its passing....
    - M.Scott

  2. #1292
    Lead Moderator calikid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Sunny California
    Posts
    7,713
    Blog Entries
    19
    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.

    The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but
    progress. -- Joseph Joubert
    Attachment 1008

  3. #1293
    Lead Moderator calikid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Sunny California
    Posts
    7,713
    Blog Entries
    19
    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.
    The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but
    progress. -- Joseph Joubert
    Attachment 1008

  4. #1294
    Lead Moderator calikid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Sunny California
    Posts
    7,713
    Blog Entries
    19
    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.
    The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but
    progress. -- Joseph Joubert
    Attachment 1008

  5. #1295
    Lead Moderator calikid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Sunny California
    Posts
    7,713
    Blog Entries
    19
    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.
    The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but
    progress. -- Joseph Joubert
    Attachment 1008

  6. #1296
    Lead Moderator calikid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Sunny California
    Posts
    7,713
    Blog Entries
    19
    Star Trek: Discovery
    S01E01.
    "The Vulcan Hello"
    This Sunday 9/24/17 on CBS.
    The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but
    progress. -- Joseph Joubert
    Attachment 1008

  7. #1297
    Quote Originally Posted by calikid View Post
    Star Trek: Discovery
    S01E01.
    "The Vulcan Hello"
    This Sunday 9/24/17 on CBS.
    So, what did you all think of Star Trek: Discovery?

    (On a related note: it makes sense now that CBS did not want Axanar out there because, basically, the first year of ST DSC deals with exactly the same thing, i.e. the Klingon war).

    It is visually stunning, well written / good dialogue, faster paced than previous versions, with excellent acting performances, and a more than decent soundtrack by Jeff Russo.

    But the Klingon scenes are a bit tedious. (Why? Do? They? Speak? In? Slow? Motion?)
    And I do hope it doesn't become a battle show.
    An opinion should be the result of thought, not a substitute for it.
    - Jef Mallett

    Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.
    - Charles Darwin

  8. #1298
    Lead Moderator calikid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Sunny California
    Posts
    7,713
    Blog Entries
    19
    Quote Originally Posted by Garuda View Post
    So, what did you all think of Star Trek: Discovery?

    (On a related note: it makes sense now that CBS did not want Axanar out there because, basically, the first year of ST DSC deals with exactly the same thing, i.e. the Klingon war).

    It is visually stunning, well written / good dialogue, faster paced than previous versions, with excellent acting performances, and a more than decent soundtrack by Jeff Russo.

    But the Klingon scenes are a bit tedious. (Why? Do? They? Speak? In? Slow? Motion?)
    And I do hope it doesn't become a battle show.
    I too found the Klingon scenes burdensome to watch. Subtitle fatigue. And the dialog on the bridge was a bit over the top on the technobable. Almost a class room lecture on ST tech, not very engaging.


    Spoiler


    Liked the Asian actress captain (add note: Michelle Yeoh), surprised she didn't last longer.

    Still not sure about a female commander named Michael?
    Transgender? Nothing wrong with that but...Hopefully we don't get dragged into lessons on political correctness. I can watch the BRAVO channel for that. I'm here for SciFi!

    The FX was good. The sets were nice. The costumes and makeup were first rate. Hopefully they can maintain this level of excellence.
    The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but
    progress. -- Joseph Joubert
    Attachment 1008

  9. #1299
    Lead Moderator calikid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Sunny California
    Posts
    7,713
    Blog Entries
    19
    Blade Runner 2049
    with Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, and Robin Wright.


    Coming soon to a theater near you.
    October 2017.
    The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but
    progress. -- Joseph Joubert
    Attachment 1008

  10. #1300
    Lead Moderator calikid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Sunny California
    Posts
    7,713
    Blog Entries
    19
    Halt and Catch Fire
    Series finale this coming Sunday.
    Last week's episode very sad ending. One major character died of apparent natural causes.
    Obviously a metaphor for the series ending. Expecting plenty of flash backs for the last show.
    The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but
    progress. -- Joseph Joubert
    Attachment 1008

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •