So a while back I mentioned that, a year or two after everybody else, I had started watching The Mandalorian on Disney+, and that I had hoped my wife would like it, since she had, unexpectedly, been a fan of the late, lamented, sabotaged-by-Fox Firefly, not to mention the film Pitch Black; so there’s a precedent for her enjoying the Space Western* genre. Sadly, she tuned out The Mandalorian almost immediately, other than her recently-noted strong objection to the characterization of the Frog Lady as a “Frog”. But then there was this scene, at the beginning of a recent episode, after the Mandalorian’s has sustained major damage, requiring Baby Yoda** to be dispatched into, let’s call it a Jefferies Tube, so that the Mandalorian*** can talk him through a minor wiring repair. How does that go? About as well as you would think.Continue reading “Technical Support, Mandalorian-Style”
Not A Review Of Some Other Stuff I Watched While Waiting For “Avengers: Endgame”
So Netflix finally sent me Avengers: Endgame, a little over a month after it was released on disc. As previously noted, we—mostly meaning me—had to watch a number of other movies while waiting for that one (#firstworldproblems). My wife paid little to no attention to those movies, but she did make a few observations here and there. First up: The Lego Movie.
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Not A Review Of “Pacific Rim: Uprising”
So this week we were watching Pacific Rim: Uprising, the sequel to Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro‘s film about giant robots (AKA jaegers) battling giant monsters (AKA kaiju) in and around the Pacific Ocean. Guillermo del Toro, sadly, did not return for this film, but the jaegers and kaiju did, oh yeah, you betcha.
Not A Review Of “The Umbrella Academy”
So the other day I decided to check out The Umbrella Academy, Netflix’s new show about a (sort-of) super-hero team slash (definitely) dysfunctional family that is reunited by the death of their adoptive father and then has to avert an oncoming apocalypse, which is scheduled to occur in a week or so.
Not A Review Of “Kingdom” Hats
So not long ago, I watched the first season of the new Netflix series Kingdom, a zombie thriller that also happens to be a Korean period piece set at the very end of the 16th century.
Not A Review Of “Spectre”
So last week I saw the most recent James Bond movie, “Spectre”, which means I’m finally caught up on all the Daniel Craig Bond flicks.
I think Bond and Dr. Swann may have just finished their rendition of Maxim Kozhevnikov and Yulia Zagoruychenko’s samba routine to “Hip Hip Chin Chin” …
Not A Review Of “Deadpool”
So this week, we (meaning I) watched “Deadpool“, the (other) superhero movie featuring a foul-mouthed anti-hero who dispenses insults and jokes almost as fast as he kills bad guys.
Not A Review Of “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”
So the other week
we I watched “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter“.
Me: <shows NetFlix envelope to wife>
Wife: “What’s that?”
Me: “‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’.”
Me: <loading disc into player>
Wife: “What’s this?”
Me: “‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’.”
Wife: “You were serious about that?”
Sadly, yes. Yes I was was.
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Teaser Tuesday 6/28/2016: “The Girl with All the Gifts”
So this week I’m reading The Girl with All the Gifts, by M.R. Carey, a post-apocalyptic
zombie “hungries” novel in which society has been laid waste by a mutated (possibly weaponized) form of Ophiocordyceps. Perhaps it takes place on the same devastated earth as “The Last of Us” …
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Not A Review Of “Jurassic World”
So this week we’ve been watching “Jurassic World“, in which things get a little out of hand at the
Wild Animal Park Safari Park Jurassic Park Jurassic World theme park, a lovely place which looks like someone put the Safari Park and Sea World together in a tumbler, shook it up, and poured the resulting slurry out into a Hawaiian valley. The cause of the chaos this time is not a hurricane or corporate espionage, but rather, some overly ambitious genetic engineering combined with generally poor animal husbandry and a door that could maybe have been reinforced a little better. This all leads up to a designersaurus that’s much smarter and more versatile than it should be, which uses its mad skilz to escape its enclosure and go marauding. Hilarity ensues. And by “hilarity” I mean “lots of people getting eaten by dinosaurs”.