Sehlat Vie

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About Sehlat Vie

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  • Birthday 12/12/1966

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    California
  • Marital Status
    Married
  • Favorite Trek Movie
    The Undiscovered Country
  • Favorite Trek Captain
    Jean-Luc Picard
  • Favorite Trek Series
    The Original Series
  • Interests
    Astronomy (I've been with the Planetary Society for 18 years), I also love movies and science fiction in general (in all forms; books, movies and TV shows). I'm also a huge fan of the rebooted Battlestar Galactica, Dr. Who (old/new), as well as the 1960s shows The Prisoner and Twilight Zone. New favorites include Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and Mad Men.

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  1. Fresh minds and fresh ideas are always a good idea. Here's hoping!
  2. No kidding, right? I want his 4 min. exercise machine ( * feeling covetous...* ) ^ I seriously want this (); I'm guessing if you put a big rotating dish on the back and you could probably travel through time....
  3. Can't imagine why. I remember reading the book when I was recovering from my motorcycle accident 23 years ago. Great book (and movie) but it's a poor choice of literature when one is in hospital for two months...
  4. Never said she wasn't sexy or good looking; I'm just saying that a pretty face/body isn't really enough to make me plunk down $10-$13 for a movie anymore, that's all.
  5. ^ That's true, and not to mention that I attend so many conventions that I see a couple thousand Harley Quinn cosplayers (and cross-players) every year; some far better than Margot Robbie's interpretation, to be honest.
  6. Glad to hear it's not just a low testosterone problem then...
  7. Guess I'm getting old, but I still prefer a bit of actual movie to go with the eye candy these days. Otherwise it's like having a cake that's nothing but frosting...
  8. Or perhaps (as in the Cox novels) deaths attributed to other causes (such as the Bhopal disaster in 1984 India) were actually found to be loosely or directly related to the secretive Eugenics Wars. Much in the way that certain Cold War incidents were covered in the press or by the military as 'accidents' or 'training exercises.' Actual history is never going to fully reconcile with the fictional future posed by '60s Star Trek; though I applaud Greg Cox for a very noteworthy and entertaining attempt.
  9. What could go wrong?
  10. ^ Which means expect 50 more just like it.
  11. I'm a casual fan of the anime movie from 1995 (my wife introduced me to it when we were dating)), and what bothers me about this movie is that Scarlett Johanssen is just miscast. Nothing against the actress (I'm fond of her other works) but her casting in this movie is whitewash casting taken to the same height of absurdity that got us a pale, blue-eyed Brit playing a certain Sikh from "Northern India" in STID. My second issue is the story; from the trailers my wife and I have seen, it's not the same plot or story as the original, but uses imagery and setpieces from it to tell basically a watered down boring revenge yarn. I'd like to be more enthusiastic about a GITS movie (as I also enjoyed GITS2: Innocence and even a few episodes of Stand Alone Complex) but this movie just isn't it... It looks more like GITS dumbed down for mass consumption. GITS was the direct inspiration for The Matix and yet the new trailer looks like a half-a$$ed Matrix ripoff instead (the Wachowskis are often quoted in interviews about their love of the original; if you see the original GITS, the Matrix almost looks like a remake). Too bad they couldn't do this remake in conjunction with some of the original tablet and maybe a Japanese lead. Could've been something great, but now it looks like every other ScarJo-kicks-a$$ action movie. A shame.
  12. Beyond the obvious plot machinations, the one thing it very much shared in common with ALIEN is that it's a B-movie disguised as an A-list film (heavily influenced by Alfronso Cuaron's "Gravity") yet not embarrassed by its B-movie origins. The 'monster loose on the spaceship' is as old as the science fiction genre really, and "Life" doesn't really attempt to redesign that particular wheel; it just has fun with it. Wouldn't recommend it for any 'wee bairns' (there's some high octane nightmare fuel in this movie's tank) but it delivered the goods.
  13. Yeah, I got that too... Ground Control to Major Deadpool.
  14. I enjoyed "Life" exactly in that capacity; I knew it wasn't going to be "The Martian" or "Interstellar," so I was okay with that. A few of the space snafus had me giggling inside, but it was otherwise enjoyable. One memorable little non-spoiler gaffe was the Russian spacesuit with the English/Russian lettering of the crewman's name, M. North. The Russian spelling of her name should've been phonetic, something like "Nort" (since it's a proper name), but instead they used the actual Russian word for north (as in the direction), which is "sever"; made me chuckle.... There were a lot of little mistakes like that littered throughout, but overall it the movie's relative lack of grandiose ambition that worked in its favor instead of against it. Sometimes it's nice to just sit back and enjoy the ride, much as I did with "Passengers" (another movie I similarly enjoyed).
  15. Saw "Life" (2017) today; a near exact synthesis of ALIEN and Gravity. Fulfills its relatively modest ambition well enough, and is entertaining. Expect no more and you'll enjoy the ride.