Saturday, February 16, 2019
Friday, February 15, 2019
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
I'm sorry that you don't like the characters and think that the show is crap. Liking the characters doesn't make one delusional. I happen to like most of the characters (very much), which is the key to liking the show.
Friday, February 8, 2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
1. LOST (I can't say enough how great this show is.)
2. Battlestar Galactica 2003. Shockingly good.
3. Doctor Who 2004 (Brilliant before it went downhill. Peaked around 2010, where it was incredibly epic. )
4. Buffy The Vampire Slayer. (Used to be my #1. Very uneven show, but occasionally brilliant beyond description. The first season looks very low budget. The show doesn't really get great until about midway into season 2.)
5. Babylon 5. (Epic.)
6. Star Trek various. I really like Enterprise and Deep Space 9.
These series benefit from having storylines that span multiple seasons, and in the case of LOST, the entire series. There aren't many standalone episodes. The shows are serial and need to be watched in sequence to fully understand them. It is a trend that started in the 90's with Babylon 5, and to a lesser extent Star Trek Deep Space Nine. However, this kind of story telling hit high gear in the 2000's with LOST, Battlestar Galactica, and Doctor Who. When Doctor Who was at its peak, it had storylines that would span 2 to 3 seasons.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Sunday, October 14, 2018
The robot guards were mostly annoying. Given the major plot point of the episode, they make total sense, but their implementation and appearance felt kind of lame. The best special effect is of the ship crash landing, but everything else looks low budget. The new inside of the Tardis doesn't look very good, although they only show pieces of it.
If you were to ignite the atmosphere, you would be roasted and deprived of oxygen.
The only interesting characters are the Doctor, Graham, and the grumpy alien. Everybody else feels weak. That is the problem. The female character Yaz might as well not be there.
The preachy scene about guns feels lame.
Despite all these problems, the episode kept me interested because it is essentially a long race and chase scene. However, that is mostly all there is. I have seen type of thing this done much better, like on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and on Doctor Who itself.
We get an semi-interesting backstory about the planet, but almost any other episode of Doctor Who would have the Doctor interact with that story a great deal more, instead of being a passive spectator. For example, "The Doctor's Daughter", or "Smith and Jones". Here Jodi Whitaker as the Doctor doesn't have as much charisma as David Tennant or Matt Smith, although it is clear that she is trying.
Unlike the previous episode, I have no reason to see it a second time, and for the series Doctor Who that is not saying much.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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Speaking as someone who loved the two previous animated series, the first three episodes Star Wars Resistance feels like a Cluster #&@*. I do not see anything in the shows that would appeal to an adult, or for that matter anybody over the age of 9. If this is the demographic that they are shooting for, then fine, but it seems like a huge waste when I know that good Star Wars stories can appeal to all ages. Instead we get stories that don't even feel like real stories, but a gag reel.
BTW, I loved Ezra Bridger (Star Wars Rebels) from the start.
P.S. I can't emphasize enough how good Star Wars The Clone Wars is. I wasn't as sure about Star Wars Rebels at first, but by the time that series finished it was awesome.