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  1. That video didn't show much, and the best thing about Wonder Woman so far is the music.
  2. He's a pretty good actor. It'll be interesting to see how he's written, with the main character being the first officer.
  3. Again, to be clear, I was responding to a post before yours, and wrote that whole thing before I saw what you wrote.
  4. <<If a gay relationship is ever given as much screentime as a straight one, suddenly it becomes "PC!!!!" If it is subtely in the background it is fine. >> That's exactly right--especially when you are dealing with supporting characters and taking away from the premise of the show to should "look! A gay relationship!" <<BECAUSE GAY PEOPLE STILL HAVE TO COME OUT AND STRAIGHT PEOPLE DO NOT. Gay people are still forced int othe role of being an outsider and outside the norm, and therefore they are still forced into having to explain their own normal behaviors to people. So, on some shows, you can actually have people come out and it is normal behavior for a gay character, not necessarily a PC patting themselves on the back behavior of the writing staff. >> This is NOT that type of show. There are lots of TV shows that deal with these issues in that way, but this is a superhero show, and it's crystal clear that the whole point was to be PC and for the writers to be proud of themselves for what they are doing. <<This is where your anti-PC argument really loses me. Because what you are saying is that if someone is gay, it must not have any attention brought onto it. Keep it in the background. Make it extra subtle. If at any point you are forced to watch the ickiness of two men having a kiss, does that suddenly make it PC? Lets say on the Flash they have this gay man with a husband see his husband and they have a kiss, does it now fall out of the realm of acceptability and become "PC RUN AMUCK!!!" Again, if there is a show that has a young female character and she deals with the awkwardness of her first real serious boyfriend, it is not considered PC. It is within your parameters of acceptable storylines...but if the boyfriend is suddenly a girlfriend...now it is just PC nonsnese. >> It is unfortunate that people have trouble getting why this is PC nonsense. But even if this was a straight relationship, it's getting entirely too much screen time. If that happened on Flash, then yes, that's exactly what they are doing--showing a gay kiss to make a big deal out of it. And if the young female character showing the awkwardness of her first boyfriend is on say, Batman, yes, that's also inappropriate. <<Jeez...I don't even care or watch this show...but I too am really tired of the "PC is bad" argument. Just comes from an antiquated place. >> Not as tired as I am of watching writers shove their PC views down our throats.
  5. And I'm thoroughly sick of gay relationships being used to show how PC the writers are. Execution matters. If it wasn't supposed to be PC, they wouldn't shove the relationship and the fact that it is gay down the viewers' throats week in and week out. It's a comic book show. If it wasn't PC, they wouldn't need to do a special coming out episode. But they didn't just do that--they did a coming out ARC. To say they are no more PC than any other relationship on the show is willful blindness. They didn't do a special episode where Kara comes out as straight. They didn't do a storyline where Winn was worrying about the consequences of dating an alien. He just did it. And no one cared. Again I point to how it was handled by Star Trek Beyond--even if the decision to exploit George Takei's orientation against his wishes was made for PC purposes, the execution of relationship was not politically correct at all. It just was a matter of fact part of the show. Another comparison is in the same universe is the police captain on The Flash. He's gay. He has a husband. No big deal. Same thing on Arrow. Curtis is gay. No big deal. But on Supergirl, they are completely politically correct and throwing something on the show that just doesn't belong in a comic book show. For the record, I also agree with you on Mon-El and Kara--they have no romantic chemistry at all. But that's poor writing rather than checking the box political correctness.
  6. I don't mind the character growth, but I feel like they are doing that just to be PC. The gay relationship isn't the issue--it's the constant pushing it like they want to have Alex and Maggie wearing a lighted shirt that says "we are gay and happy." While I didn't like that Star Trek Beyond made Sulu gay, I did like the way they presented it, and that's what should happen here. This is a superhero show, and the romance of a character that didn't exist until this show, that's really a supporting character, shouldn't get this much screen time. We get it, now go back to Supergirl please. And I have just as big an issue with the Mon-El romance. These characters have zero romantic chemistry so I feel like they are forcing this as well. The WINN romance though has actually been a little interesting to me, mostly due to the actress playing the role. I would like to see Season 3 bring in the Legion of Superheroes. Get us a well cast Brainiac 5--someone the audience likes, to have a true relationship with Kara.
  7. It's totally ok to have that opinion. For me, the problem is that they are focusing a little too much on Alex's relationship and not enough on Supergirl. They are focusing too much on all the romantic relationships, but they are really shoving Alex's down the audience's throats. I want to see heroes fight villains and protect people. That's what these characters are all about. I do still like the show though and am looking forward to more. The Superman episode remains the season's highlight for me.
  8. Now that the movie is out, might as well do a review of it. I thought it was a good movie overall, though no surprise, I'm not a huge fan of the downer ending. They seemed to jump through hoops to get there. First, Charles' death was pretty meaningless. You don't really want to see characters you have followed and cared about go out so poorly. Here's a guy that spent his whole life helping others. He had all this power and literally the ability to make people do what he wanted. He could have taken over the world and would have been pretty hard to stop. Instead, he chose to use his gifts to help others like him and bridge a gap between mutants and humanity. So in the end, he lives so long that his brain kills everyone he cares about and he gets stabbed to death by a Wolverine clone? That's kind of harsh. And Logan, who obviously we the audience care about, gets adamantium poisoning, that affects his healing ability, and ages him, while putting him in a position to get killed? Wolverine's death was very heroic. I'm not going to deny that. Though it was unconventional, a parent dying to protect his child is possibly the most noble way to go out. But at the same time, when you're a writer deciding the fate of a character like that, is that the right fate? Is it really that difficult to have a character ride off into the sunset, giving the audience a happy ending after 17 years? The one good part is that because time travel is possible, it will always be possible to save Wolverine and change this timeline. Plus, because the movie is about 12 years in the future, Jackman can play the role again in the unlikely event he changes his mind. Or they can recast like they did others. I wonder if we will see Laura again as well. Move the story forward a few more years or have her travel in time as well. And will Jackman ever be convinced to come back and do a Deadpool movie? Deadpool 2 is going to be amazing. You can just feel it.
  9. Yeah--it was several days. And once you got the error message, there was no going back. I have no idea how that happened. Just to even read the board, I had to change browsers and make no attempt to log in. Hopefully it's stable now.
  10. Glad to see the board is back! I understand the idea of a BAN on making androids like this--though do we have evidence of that? I know Khan level genetic engineering is illegal, but are intelligent androids? As for intelligence, Kirk-era androids seemed to be very intelligent--and even have emotion, so that would make them on par or even more advanced than Data. I know this was much later, but it sure seemed that Data downloaded himself into B-9 in Nemesis. So at least he was transferable. Measure of a Man is a different animal. I think the "is Data alive" debate is another topic entirely, so I'll try to avoid that despite it really being a good topic. That's actually why the episode is one of TNG's better ones. So I can understand that things were limited after that episode simply because by court of law, Data had the right to say no. But BEFORE that episode, when Data was found, how could they NOT have studied him? I can't imagine that they wouldn't have scanned every part of his body to get an idea of what they were doing. Logically, they would have had to do so to let him in the academy. If anything, it would be more important since they would have had experience with evil androids before. That makes me wonder why Measure of a Man would have even been necessary because all the information on Data should already be available, and forcing Data to submit his brain to testing shouldn't have been needed. Logically speaking, they should also need to know everything about Data because as a Starfleet officer, they need to make sure he doesn't malfunction and need to make sure he can be repaired. So they had to have some kind of massive amount of info as to how he worked. There should be no reason that they can't duplicate Data exactly, right down to his experiences from the moment they scanned him. Where he goes from there would be like a Tom/Will Riker thing. No matter what, we are talking a galaxy with a LOT of intelligent life. I can't imagine Soong being the smartest of the bunch in this field. I don't think there would be any job where even the best at it couldn't find a peer, and no scientific problem that only one person can solve--especially in this field.
  11. The problem with Smallville was that the show outlasted the premise. Clark was ready to be Superman by year 5, and the show lasted I think through year 10. They were already introducing concepts of Superman, including Supergirl, Zod, Lois and many Superman villains. They only didn't have him fly because of that stupid rule they had at the beginning, which made no sense. When other Kryptonians flew, it made Clark look like he had a disability. I loved Smallville, but I think the show would have benefited from becoming a full fledged Superman show. I couldn't agree more that they need a Meyer or a Moffat--someone who gets the characters, and I keep saying it, but the success of DC movies requires getting Superman right. And I also believe that the talent to do this right DOES exist. The guys who did the cartoons and the guys currently working on TV--they get it. Who knows what their brains could accomplish with a movie budget? They just have the wrong people in charge.
  12. Just thinking about this today. It seems a little ridiculous that no one could duplicate Data's brain. Soong was a genius, and I get that. Cool. But the entire Federation, with all its wonders and geniuses, including a planet full of Vulcans couldn't reverse engineer Data? Inventing things from scratch is hard, but reverse engineering is nowhere near as hard, especially when dealing with the kind of technology that already exists. And even in that unlikely event that no one could duplicate the process, wouldn't a computer, with the precise scanning, be able to do that? Even Data couldn't do it, and that makes no sense. I think that was a bit of a flaw in Data's story, especially since there were super duper advanced androids 100 years earlier. They might have been better off coming up with some sort of material that Data is made of that is very rare as a means of not being able to duplicate him.
  13. BVS deserved every Razzie it got.
  14. Routh may not have made the decision to send Superman to Krypton, but his lack of emotion and facial expressions are all him. It was a combination of writing and actors that were miscast. Think of it like Cumberbatch as Khan--amazing actor--top notch, but he wasn't Khan. I felt the same about Routh. I liked Routh in other roles, but I still don't see him as a Superman type. I don't think writing would fix that, though I guess we will never know. At this point, I don't even know if a good Superman script would do well because we have had so many bad ones that people won't give it a chance. Then again, Rocky Balboa and Creed rebounded from Rocky V, and ST6 rebounded from ST5. Back on topic, I wonder how much of a mess The Batman script is, and how long Affleck will play the role. If I were going to recast, I would ignore BvS, and recast Batman with a guy who can pull off early 30s, and can play the role for a decade. I'd want Batman de-aged to be in his early 30s no matter who the actor is. That way we can have Dick Grayson as Nightwing in his early 20s, and Batman the same age range as Superman, where he belongs. It sure sounds like Affleck wants out, so it would become a question of what they want to do and how much BvS should count.
  15. The writing and the acting tend to go hand in hand. Sometimes a good actor can make a scene work over a lesser actor. This cast in Superman Returns did nothing for the movie. Routh to me was nothing like Reeve. Nothing. He didn't have the warmth, the charisma, or the on screen presence. Reeve had all the great qualities you mention, including the vulnerability. Superman's biggest weakness is not kryptonite. You hurt him by hurting innocent people. He can't protect everyone, much as he wants to. But Routh? He was a total wimp. I didn't see this as capturing Reeve's Superman. I saw it as a poor imitation of Reeve, with a poor script. Reeve's Superman was strong and decisive, and he would NEVER leave Earth just to do a lap around Krypton. The whole premise of Superman leaving was just bad.