Science Fiction Round 63: No Man’s Sky

2016/08/27 Leave a comment

Unlike many of the other reviewers of No Man’s Sky, I wasn’t terribly disappointed.

I was basically expecting a lovely sandbox not unlike ARK: Survival Evolved mixed up with the Spore space stage, both of which I enjoyed.  So I’m pretty happy with the results… likely due to not having overly high expectations.

But, of course, there are some things that could be improved…

This isn't too bad a representation of the game, although I haven't seen the free-floating atlas so much yet.

This isn’t too bad a representation of the game, although I haven’t seen the free-floating Atlas so much yet.

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Science Fiction Round 62: Classic Star Trek

2016/08/06 Leave a comment

I saw Star Trek: Beyond last weekend, and it was basically perfect.

Well, you know, for a Star Trek movie.

I was worried after the first trailer — it looked like Star Trek: Fast and Furious at that stage, and I had no interest in seeing that.  Fortunately, that’s not what’s actually in the movie for the most part.

I have issues with each of the other two reboot films — I’ve mentally re-written half the plot of Into Darkness to make it better — but all I’ve really got for this one is nit-picking and the usual Star Trek physics fail.

Naturally, there will be spoilers.

It's the Enterprise, going through something that's way too dense to be a real nebula, but hey, it's Star Trek.

It’s the Enterprise, going through something that’s way too dense to be a real nebula, but hey, it’s Star Trek.

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Science Fiction Round 61: Zootopia

2016/07/17 1 comment

Zootopia is an excellent movie for a variety of reasons that have been addressed in many other reviews: pretty animation, excellent characters, fun setting, and a storyline addressing some issues of modern society.

This, of course, means that it’s time to have some fun by taking the talking animals way, way too seriously.

Most of these animals show up in the film... although I don't remember encountering the business koala.

Most of these animals show up in the film… although I don’t remember encountering the business koala.

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Science Fiction Round 60: Tomorrowland

2016/07/10 Leave a comment

I watched Disney’s Tomorrowland, the in the vague hope that it would be as fun as certain other films based on Disney theme park rides.

I was disappointed.

For some reason, they show George Clooney and the kid-version of the character he plays, but not the other central character in the narrative.

For some reason, they show George Clooney and the kid-version of the character he plays, but not the other central character in the narrative…

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Superheroes Round 19: The Superhero Name Movie

2016/06/26 Leave a comment

While reflecting on the movies I’ve seen lately, I’ve realized there’s an odd phenomenon: every single superhero movie uses either the name of the central hero, or the name of the super team.

All of them.  And most of them use only that name, perhaps with a number or a subtitle.

It seems odd.

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