Friday, May 15, 2009

Egypt, Egypt Everywhere: Night @ Museum II


David D brought up this film in a recent comment, which I had been studiously avoiding. It's still a rental- at best, and a RedBox rental at that- but check out this synopsis:


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Fringewatch: Alien Dreaming Edition


Did you watch the season finale of Fringe? The show took its time getting its act together, but seems to have constructed a fairly compelling mythology. It's always good to see smart sci-fi on network TV, but there's still something a bit distancing about it to me. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Secret Star Trek: Dawson's Trek


 Well, I almost hate to say it, but this Onion video pretty much nails my reaction to the new Star Trek

I thought it was great fun - a highly entertaining and extremely well-produced thrill ride. Visually, this may be the best space opera to date. All the creatives involved seem to be die-hard fans trying to bring the concept back to basics and make it appealing for today's audiences. 

 But therein lies the rub, as some obscure Trek villain might say.