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June 17, 2008

I’m Getting Amped About The New Batman Flick [The Dark Knight]

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Harvey Dent

Having seen several trailers and specifically, the most recent trailer for The Dark Knight, I’m beginning to get excited about this film. I’m not sure why it wasn’t really on my radar. It could be that I was so stoked to see Iron Man I forgot about Batman.

We know Harvey Dent completes his transformation into Two Face in The Dark Night. You’ve seen the pics and io9 has what possibly is the first glimpse of Two Face following his unfortunate accident.  See it here.

June 16, 2008

All Will Be Revealed, Maybe Later [Battlestar Galactica]

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Earth

If you haven’t seen the mid-season finale, Revelations, please check it out. Worth every second.

Spoilers Ahead

Besides being arguably the best ass kicking episode we’ve seen since Season 2, the mid-season finale of Battlestar Galactica threw a major plot twist at fans.

So, surprisingly, the fleet and the cyclons skip to Earth hand-in-hand, after an newly formed alliance that about as stable as Lindsay Lohan without her happy pills. The humans can’t trust the cylons because, after all, the machines nuked their homeworlds. The cylons can’t trust the humans because…well,  the humans will never forgive the toaster for nuking said homeworlds. See the conundrum. So they get to Earth and there’s no juicy nectarines, gushing springs or chewy bounding deer meat—just soupy fallout stew and radioactive dirt. Sucks for them.

Seriously, this ep raised more questions than answers. I mean, where do the humans and the cylons go from here? And frankly, what’s the payoff gonna be now? To reiterate the sentiments of Admiral Adama, the new “cooperation”between the humans and cylons is tenuous. Adama knows once the chips are down both parties’ fears will implode under the pressure. It’s only a matter of time before Athena off and guts another Six with a slug or  Tyrol finds out exactly who (Tory) airlocked his wife, Cally.

One problem I had with Revelations is the shady non-reveal of the final cylon. D’Anna (3) claimed to know the identities of the final five cylons, but when it came time to reveal the fifth cylon, only stated that the fifth was not onboard Galactica. Does that mean the fifth is on another ship? Is the fifth dead? Very shady.

Alas, the show tagline, All Will Be Revealed will have to wait until sometime after January when the show returns. Here’s a round-up of some of the reviews for Revelations.

io9—Battlestar Galactica Goes Planet of The Apes

LATimes—‘Battlestar Galactica’: Rolling a hard six

TV Squad—Battlestar Galactica: Revelations

SyFy Portal—Review: ‘Battlestar Galactica’ – Revelations

May 5, 2008

Sci-fi Can Save Your Life [io9]

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Over at io9, which happens to be one of my favorite blogs, there’s a post on those sappy PSAs that  followed some of our favorite 80s cartoons. You remember. Knowing is half the battle, from GI Joe. The finger waiving shorts were also prominently featured  on Thundercats and Transformers, to name a few.

Personally these tidbits were nothing more than common sense. I guess for some of us latch key kids it was better than nothing. Besides, I often got nuggets like these from family members anyway. I didn’t necessarily need Panthro and Lion-O telling me to stay away from Newports (though Cheetara could tell me to stab my little brothers with a butter knife and I’d listen 😉 )

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