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Superheroes Round 16: More Thor

2015/01/25 Leave a comment

So, I got to watch Thor: The Dark World over the winter break, in addition to all the other movies.

I think it’s a mixed-bag, plot-wise.  But, you know, there was good humor and explosions, so it was at least somewhat okay.

And, as ever, much spoilers.

Hey, look, it's Thor!  And also Jane Foster.

Hey, look, it’s Thor! And also Jane Foster.

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Science Fiction Round 41: What’s Up With Blade Runner?

2015/01/18 1 comment

So, I finally got around to seeing Blade Runner over the holiday break.  It’s a classic science fiction film, based on the novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep,” so seeing it after the reference made to it in The Android’s Dream seems appropriate.

That said, I had less fun with this movie than I expected.  So here goes.

These people and skyscrapers do show up in the movie.  Also, wow, Harrison Ford looks young...

These people and skyscrapers do show up in the movie. Also, wow, Harrison Ford looks young…


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Superheroes Round 15: Agent Carter

2015/01/12 Leave a comment

If you don’t want to read the rest of this post, here’s a summary: yeeeeeeees.  More please.

In other news, I watched Marvel’s Agent Carter, the short series that will be running until Agents of SHIELD comes back.  And it was fun.

That's the title.  Oh, and that character does show up.  A little bit.

That’s the title. Oh, and that character does show up. A little bit.

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Science Fiction Round 39: Guardians of the Galaxy

2015/01/09 Leave a comment

Oops!  Looks like I posted these out of order.  Oh, well…

Guardians of the Galaxy movie was entertaining.

That said… I’m not sure where even to begin with this one.  I’m not sure there’s much point in addressing the science, since the science isn’t the point…

And, as ever, spoilers.

Yeah, this is pretty much what the movie looks like.

Yeah, this is pretty much what the movie looks like.

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Science Fiction Round 40: The Android’s Dream

2015/01/04 Leave a comment

The Android’s Dream is a novel by John Scalzi.

One of my brothers compares its contents to the hijinks that frequently feature in Douglas Adams’ work, and I think I agree with that assessment.

The story itself is a bit predictable (I saw most of the ending coming), but the absurdity goes up to eleven.  It’s worth a read.

Oddly enough, there aren't many sleeping androids in this novel.

Oddly enough, there aren’t many sleeping androids in this novel.

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