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||Or you can walk out the FIRST time you check the time, demand your money back: "False advertising! Billed as a 'movie', it was discovered to be a form of recycling/garbage/dreck. I already pay taxes for garbage removal, I'm not paying for yours too"
||I love movies and hoped that Hollywood might
get back to risky artistic endevors, but I heard that
latest movie (which to be fair, I haven't seen, but
have heard scathing reviews from trustworthy
billion dollars in one weekend so superhero movies
here to stay.
||My hope is that somebody creative will come along
something original with the genre that's worth
know brilliant people in the past have navigated
Hollywood money game rules successfully.
||Gene Roddenberry, one of my heroes, wrote
for western TV shows, a genre that was formulaic
least. He had an idea for a TV show set in the
obliquely addressed social issues in a non preachy
condescending manner with positive messages and
philosophy of overcoming hardship with grit,
||Of course he was smart enough to not say any of
the knuckleheads in Hollywood who green lit TV
like Gilligan's Island. He sold it as "Wagon Train To
||Dumbed down for the little Hollywood minds to
comprehend, I guarantee he brought in numbers to
the idea. "Gun Smoke mades X millions per season,
will be the same thing but they'll be shooting laser
at aliens instead of rifles at stage coach robbers."
||Even then they let the show run only three seasons
cancelling it for some un-known god awful piece of
but it got enough of a run to start the longest
fi franchise in history.
||If anybody knows what show replaced Star Trek I'd
curious to know what it was.
||//overcoming hardship with grit, creativity and
competence.// and phasers. Don't forget the phasers.
||Well phasers, goes without saying. The prime
directive was to not interfere with other
civilizations unless your phaser phinger got itchy.
(That's how they'd spell it if it were a thing) Photon
||Also Kirk's fearless willingness to mate with
completely different species. Forget about
diseases they might be carrying, has he done any
research into the... uh... mechanisms involved?
Green skin might not be the only differences
between a gal from Earth and one from Gamma
||Which reminds me of a joke. Picture of a woman
sitting in bed patting a man on the back as he sits
on the edge of the bed obviously dismayed.
||Woman: "Honey, it's OK, there's nothing wrong with
having a small penis."
||Man: "Yea, but I'd prefer it if you didn't have a
penis at all."
||I am more interested in the new Firefly series,
strangely called "The Expanse". Hell of a typo.
||The Expanse was brilliant - I'm yet to watch Firefly
- I particularly liked the social dynamics between
old-world Earthers, pragmatic Martians and the
proletariat Belters who speak in a dialect all of
their own (a kind of South-African mixed with Welsh
by the sounds of it) - stir in some space-noir and
you've got yourself a highly entertaining series.
||//If anybody knows what show replaced Star Trek I'd be curious to know//
||//The Expanse was brilliant//
||Wish they'd stop rebooting stuff or doing the same cliches. A twist on a story and some good screenplay is what its all about, well that and a sumptuous backdrop which American Gods delivers quite nicely. Its on Amazon Prime (the service not the robot).
||There must surely be better ways for you to find out how
much of a movie is left:
1. The bottom of the screen has a progress bar;
2. The white coated assistant counts down each time they
put the drops in your eyes;
3. Zeno's paradox airhorn blasts.