Ooh! My gu-uts, my guts.

Saturday, February 06

Cool

Baby Bat Burritos

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Monday, February 01

Cool

The Expanse

Okay, that was pretty good.

But you killed the crew from explosive decompression, twice, in the first four episodes.  Also, your economics are skewed from reality in several places - by about three orders of magnitude.  Try harder next season, SyFy.


I haven't read the books, and the story moves at a fair clip, but if you have a passing familiarity with hard SF you'll have no trouble picking the threads up.  (One useful tip is that there are a few scenes where you won't understand what's being said, and aren't meant to - it's a made-up language.  Don't worry about it.)

It's nice to see a science fiction series where the most outre element* is a fusion reactor.


If you're looking for classic but not necessarily hard SF, SyFy also recently did this:


Reviews are, shall we say, mixed.  I'm not sure why they picked that particular story to adapt; it would have to be one of the hardest works of science fiction to bring intact to television.

And why call it the "Season 1 Trailer"?  Spoiler alert for a sixty-year-old book: There ain't gonna be a Season 2.

* At least, so far.

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Saturday, January 30

Anime

K-Channel

Make this.  


Only with Mugi in it.

Huh.  I seem to have discovered a genre.

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Sunday, January 17

Books

Gentleman Jole And The Red Queen

"I know I had issues with being an only child, but really, Mother, nine siblings?"

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Saturday, January 16

Art

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Pre-Review

Good film.  Beautiful.  Loud.

Whether it's a great film depends on what comes after.  Time will tell.  For now, if you like Star Wars at all, this is worth seeing.

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Friday, January 15

Art

Arrietty Pre-Review

Ah, that's more like it.

Perhaps not Ghibli's best film, but Ghibli's best films are transcendent, and this actually doesn't fall that far short.

So it's slow moving, and the only real tension is surface tension (which they got right!), but it is beautifully animated and lyrically directed and utterly charming.

Recommended.

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Art

300 Pre-Pre-Review

Thermopylae as myth?  I can handle that.

(20 minutes in.)  No I can't.  I'm going to watch Arrietty instead.

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Wednesday, January 13

Art

Frozen Pre-Review

Disappointingly by-the-numbers Disney flick.

Two things no-one seems to notice.

One: The entire mess is the trolls' fault.  Don't take advice from rocks.

Two: Elsa is basically Doctor Manhattan in heels.

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Tuesday, January 12

Anime

The Disappearance Of Yuki Nagato

I wasn't expecting it to be literally a mix of Haruhi and Nanaka 6/17.

But, well, I like Haruhi, and I love Nanaka 6/17, so a mix of the two is no bad thing if it's done well.  And it is.

If you were looking for another season of Haruhi with not so much Haruhi in it, this is it.

Three sparkly eyes out of four.  Though...  When exactly did Kyon's sister turn into Miu from Ichigo Marshmallow?

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Monday, January 11

Anime

The Disappearance Of Nanaka Kirisato

In which we find out what happens when we mix equal parts Haruhi and Nanaka 6/17.

It's a bit of a worry when Haruhi is the voice of reason.

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