Friday, February 27, 2009

Sneak Peak "Someone to Watch Over Me"

Is Boomer gonna get it for treason? And when will Cavil show up, gun's a blazin'? Sometime in the next 4 (*sob*) episodes, I bet.


This doesn't look like it will end happily. It won a crap-ton of awards at various festivals and looks to be quite good. I'm looking forward to it. 

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Planet Man

An interesting little short from New Zealand. It's gorgeous sci-fi Film Noir along the lines of Blade Runner. About a world where all of the women have suddenly disappeared leaving only men. Soon they give up waiting for the women to come back and start making pretty little men into pseudo-women (in a creepy off-putting scene shot very well). Our protagonist (or antagonist?) soon finds a real woman who talks of leaving and lying naked in the sun. She doesn't want anything to do with men, least of all the one standing in her room.

Check it out!

"White Wedding" literal video

Friday, February 20, 2009

LOST "This Place is Death" SPOILERS

Let's see how small I can keep each one of these. I am several LOST blogs behind, and since the episode before this one was sort of really boring and didn't reveal a lot, I am not going to cover it.

Now, this episode was great. Here's what happened: Some of walkthrough is from Lostpedia.

Our fair island folk were jumping all over the place in this episode. I am going to cover each period instead of covering them as the episode went on which included jumping between the current time period (2007, I think) in L.A. and the time periods on the island.

NOVEMBER 18, 1988
At the end of the previous episode, "The Little Prince", Jin came in contact with Danielle Rousseau back when she and her group first appeared on the island, November 1988. They say they left Tahiti on the 15th and somehow crashed here. They are picking up a radio transmission and want to find the radio tower. Jin, unsure what is going on really, wants to return to his camp. They convince him to travel in the direction they believe the tower to be and since he isn't sure where his camp is, he goes with them.

While walking through the jungle, Danielle stops to rest and tells her husband that she would like a sip of water. Someone named Nadine has it but no one seems to know where she went; that can't be good. As they start to look for her, screaming her name as loud as possible, Jin hears the tell-tale sound of the Smoke Monster's clickety-clacking, receipt printer noise-making self. When someone in the group asks what that is, suddenly there is a tree uprooted and PLOP down falls a body; it seems to be the unseen Nadine. She's dead. Jin tells them all to run, but this douchy blonde Frenchie gets grabbed by Smoke Monster and is dragged to this temple and then down under it. Crap. But, he doesn't totally end up under the temple, see the group manages to grab his arm and in one of the most OH! moments of the evening, his arm pops off! Yeah, right off. From the calls they are hearing from the man, it would appear he hasn't died, highly unlikely. He'd at least be really hurt and in shock. But the rest of them want to go down and help him. Jin says no, it's a trap and convinces Danielle to stay up on land because of her baby; she agrees. The others go under and as Jin and Danielle wait, there is a flash and Jin jumps away.

It's two months later and Jin is back in the jungle in front of the ruins, but this time they are covered in some kind of hieroglyphs and Montands (the douchy blonde) arm is lying there all decayed. He sees a smoke pillar off in the distance and I'm thinking he thought it was Rousseau's signal from way back a few seasons ago. It wasn't. He gets to the beach and sees a crapload of shit all littered around the beach and two dead bodies. It appears to be two of the three people who were in Rousseau's crew. He hears two people arguing and sees it's Rousseau and her husband Robert. They both have rifles pointed at each other and Rousseau is saying that they've changed, he's changed and that thing poisoned them. He says no, it's just a security system put there to protect that temple. OK... He tells her to put the gun down and when she lowers it, he tries to shoot her. His gun doesn't fire though, because as she explains to them, she removed the firing pin. Then she shoots him. Jin cries out, Danielle turns and says he's infected too, and where did he go? She chases after him, trying to kill him and he flashes away again. Okay...I'm confused. This is obviously where the paradox begins, because otherwise Rousseau should have recognized Jin when she first met him so many years ago.

Unknown Time One
Jin appears somewhere in the jungle and hears a gun cocking. It's Sawyer! He's back with the gang, well part of the gang. Charlotte tells him, with her translation, where Sun is and they go off to the Orchid. Suddenly...

Unknown Time Two
They flash into night and barely can recover before a third flash grabs them

Unknown Time Three
Now they are back in daylight. Sawyer and Juliet get the nose bleeds and Charlotte collapses. She starts to babble all kinds of crap, part in another language, and yells to Jin not to let them bring Sun back to the island. Why? She also says that this place is death...huh. She starts babbling about events that are possibly from her past like marrying an American, Daddy going with them and knowing more about ancient Carthage than Hannibal...yeah, she getting lost in time I think.

Unknown Time Four
New time! Daniel asks someone to help carry Charlotte to the Orchid and Locke says no, she'll only hold them back. They'll return for her later. Charlotte tells Sawyer and Locke to look for the well after Sawyer asks what they'll do if the station is gone. They leave Daniel behind with Charlotte. When the group finds the Orchid it's in ruins. FLASH!

Unknown Time Five
Now the Orchid ruins are gone and there is just a well there; the well Charlotte mentioned. Locke says he is going down and Jin threatens to cut the rope unless he promises not to bring Sun back. We all know Sun will end up back here, but why exactly is she not supposed to return? Jin says to say he buried his body and gives him his wedding ring to convince her it's true. I knew what was going to happen the minute I saw Locke trying to descend. As he's on his way down the sky turns and the noise begins and then FLASH! the well is gone and Sawyer is left holding a rope stuck into the ground. Locke falls to the ground and busts his leg. This guy just always gets the raw end and to be fair he kind of brings it upon himself.

Unknown Time Six
Daniel is trying to comfort Charlotte and she tells him that she grew up on the island and she mentions the Dharma Iniative. She says that she and her mother left for England and left behind her father and she never saw him again. Her mother told her all through her life that she imagined the island but she devoted her life to finding the island. She says there was a crazy man on the island that scared her and that he told her that she must never return to the island or she would die. Daniel keeps trying to comfort her and she says that the man was him. She says something about having chocolate for dinner and dies.
Locke's at the bottom of a cavern/cave thing and he hears someone start to approach. It's Christian Shepard, Jack's poppa! Wha...? He scolds Locke for letting Ben move the island, it was supposed to be him that moves it. He tells him he has to go back to the mainland and get them all to Eloise Hawking. Ben says Richard told him he had to die and Christian says that's why it's called a sacrifice. Christian says that he has to put the wheel back in alignment and he sees the wheel jiggling around and light flashing out. He pushes the wheel and the light grows brighter and Christian says to say hi to his son. Locke says "Who's your son?" and disappears.

The off-island timeline is really kind of boring so I'll really shorten it. Basically Sun shows up with a gun to kill Ben but he says Jin is alive and he can show her, she just has to go with him. On the way Jack apologizes to Sun for leaving Jin behind and Sun asks if he's saying it to keep her from killing Ben. He says he'll kill him if she doesn't. Ben slams on the brakes and tells them he's been trying to keep them safe all along. When they arrive at the church Ben gives Sun the ring from Jin and says that Locke gave it to him, he's sorry to have kept it so long. He says they all have to get back to the island and the woman in the church can help them, Sun agrees to go along.
Desmond appears and asks if they are looking for Daniels mother too? Ben makes a look like what/how does he know about this/her? They enter the church and see Eloise lighting candles and she asks why they aren't all there. He says there were some issues and this is all he could get in such short notice. She says lets get started...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Torchwood-Children of Earth

New Torchwood season and a new trailer! Can't wait for this to return. Too bad it's only 5 episodes, but it looks to be an intense, crazy five episodes.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Friday the 13th...the Musical!

So I was at the theatre today to finish up my assignment and had to check trailers for Friday the 13th. I decided to stay and watch the whole movie for two words: Jared Padalecki. While I used to call him a WB rat (his hair was just so damn annoying and he appeared in EVERY WB show imaginable), but now I really like him. Chalk it up to four seasons of Supernatural, a VERY good and creepy show that is really underappreciated.

I can’t say I hated the movie, or even disliked it, because I didn’t. It’s just that it was boring. I wouldn’t really classify it as ‘Torture-Porn”, because it wasn’t. Sure it was gorier than the horror/slasher films of yore, but that’s to be expected in this day and age. Yes, there was plenty of obligatory nudity (by nudity I, of course, mean topless women). Would it kill them to throw in a Padalecki with no shirt on once in a while? We see more skin on his network television show (See: Sex and Violence). And honestly ladies, this man looks good with no shirt on. And before any men start saying, “You only like him because he’s pretty”, remember that there are plenty of titties a-flyin’ in this movie; real and fake (IE: the first bimbettte to die. Man! Those things looked like two water balloons filled with cement and taped to her chest. If you are going to buy fake ones, get the ones that look/feel/seem real) so shut it! I know I am not the target audience, they aren’t out there thinking, “How can we get the average, funny, 28 year old female from the mid-west to go see Friday the 13th?” They want to gather those 18-34 year old males, the ones who want topless bimbos being hacked to pieces (which, to be honest, is a little disturbing and not just a tad masochistic/misogynistic) so they don’t care if I want to see Jared Padalecki with no clothes on, or hell, even a storyline that doesn’t bore me. I’m learning all about filming right now and the one thing we’re told a billion times is that you have a very short window in which to keep your audience’s attention; Friday the 13th didn’t really do that. That said, it was no Splinter/Hills Have Eyes. I say this being someone who generally likes all genres of movies and, though a female, likes things geared towards men (Battlestar, anyone?)

That brings me to what I am going to discuss in this little post: What happens in the movie. Oh yes, there will be spoilers. I don’t know what kind of spoilers you’d classify them as being, because it’s a horror/slasher movie…you know what happens in all of them, right? Right? No…? Are you a newborn or have you possibly been in a coma for the past 20 some-odd years? People get hacked up. That’s what happens, generally, ALL that happens. Friday is no different, there just wasn’t anything new, there was little to no suspense and the old adage that worked so well for so many “horror” movies of the olden days of my youth; It’s best not to see the baddy right from the get-go, was thrown WAY out the window. We all know what he looks like, but the characters don’t. What would Alien have been if we were introduced to the monster right away? What about Predator? They would have been boring as shit.

So what happens in Friday, you ask? What is the story? Well, let me tell you. It all starts out with a little montage of Mrs. Voorhees chasing some girl in the woods and girl cuts her head off and they make a point of showing a locket. Cut to present day, and there is a group of douchy- turds looking for a pot field. Yeah, a pot field. My first thought was, fuck Jason, whoever is growing that pot probably doesn’t just have it nicely planted in the middle of the forest for some retards to find and pillage. Apparently the pot growers in Friday are so stoned they don’t realize morons the world over are going to find their stash. So the group is all around a camp-fire. One girl pulls her soon-to-be-dead boyfriend away to tell him something important and wander around, in the dark. Annoying guy is told to get lost by the previously mentioned Cement-tits and her boyfriend. He dies first, after he stumbles upon the pot. Surprise(So Jason is a pot farmer. That’s why he wanted those pesky kids off his campground)! Cement gets it next, via a burnin’. And the other girl, Whitney, and her boyfriend find a cabin and poke around. It’s Jason’s cabin! Uh-oh…he no likey pesky kids and their rock’n’roll music. He offs boy and Whitney runs away. The boy with Cement has meanwhile stepped on a bear trap and he gets it when Whitney tries to help him. She screams…end scene.

Cut to more douche-nozzles arriving at a store and, look, it’s the guy who ALWAYS plays Trent. He played Trent in Transformers too (seriously) and a similar character in Accepted (yeah, I know). I don’t know what name he played in Accepted, but it was most likely Skip, Flip, Trip, Tad…you name it. So Trent sees Clay (Padalecki) inside asking to put up a flyer for his missing sister (Whitney) and for some reason he is immediately nasty to him. Why? Because it appears that’s all Travis van Winkle (yup, that’s his name) can play; jerks and tools. At least in this movie he dies. They all go off to their little cabin in the woods (little man by the window stood, rabbit hopping by…not included). They brought pot too! Apparently EVERY stereotype is fair game in this modern age. Also, does no one believe in blinds or shades in homes anymore? The whole damn place is nothing but windows. There’s more out there than a disfigured freak out for revenge against those pesky kids. There are aliens and monsters and aliens and maybe Terminators…you don’t know.

So, to make a long story short, the pesky kids get picked off one after another in bland, stupid and predictable ways; nothing new here folks. One of the new bimbettes skis (a character horribly acted out by Willa Ford. Ugh, just because she’s blond, cute and has a singing career and is willing to drop that top for a dumb skiing scene, doesn’t mean she should), with no top on, for some reason, and falls and sees Jason and dies. Blah. They make a wood chipper stand out in a wonderful scene of foreshadowing at one point. Looks like Whitney isn’t dead, see she picked up Jason’s locket back at his cabin and since she looks like his mother, he keeps her chained into what appears to be a sewer? Is Jason retarded too? He knows his mother is dead. Dying, dying, dumbing. Now Clay has realized his sister is down below and gets her out and they run and fight and Jason ends up getting choked by a chain that is thrown, you guessed it, into the chipper. They dump his body into the lake, along with the chain. And here is where they should have stopped. This is where the editor, the director, Michael Bay, the grip guy, the caterer, that homeless guy under the bridge, should have said, “NO! ENOUGH! LET IT GO!” But they didn’t. They couldn’t. Jason pops up, from UNDER the bridge, and grabs the girl…WTF? Why? Because there HAS to be a place where the movie completely derails and ruins whatever bland interest it held over the audience. You know what people did in the theatre at that moment? They scoffed. Yeah, they scoffed. Loudly. There were a few, “Oh come on!”-s too, one was from me; the worst part was that I knew it was coming.

Here were a few more things they could have quit after about the first use:

· - STOP the shaky cam. We know they are running. I have eyes, I can SEE them running. You don’t need to make the camera man run with a 75lb. camera backwards. Give the man a damned dolly! Once, I get it. Every time thereafter it’s just a wasted effect that looks stupid, feels stupid and causes motion sickness in your audience. Cloverfield worked because it was J.J. and because it was supposed to have an amateur look.

· - STOP having a sound effect that goes “SWOOSH” every time a flashlight pans past the camera lens. I mean EVERY time. Look left to right-“SWOOSH” back again-“SWOOSH. SWOOSH.SWOOSH”. We get it. Now knock it off!

· - STOP the blade going “SWINCK” every time something with a blade in unsheathed. Yeah, we know it’s a knife of some sort. Stop SWINCKing. Just stop.

All in all, it wasn’t a terrible movie, but was it worth making $42 million and convincing Hollywood to make a sequel that will be awful, and inevitably cause a downward spiral that leads up to a reboot of “Freddie vs. Jason (vs. the Argonauts)” or Jason X (I think the “In Space” one)? No. It wasn’t. And I better get some topless Padalecki in next weeks’ Supernatural (I’ll take Ackles as well) to make up for it.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Battlestar Galactica "No Exit" *SPOILERS*

I've fallen a bit behind here with the posts on the good shows. So I am going to do BSG's 'No Exit' from last night. What a doozy it was.

The episode starts with a beginning quite different than any we've seen before. 'This has all happened before', 'And it will happen again', something we've been told all throughout the show. Something we shall definitely get more of as the remaining 5 episodes (boo) pass. 'The Cylons were created by man' (we see the old timey Cylons). 'They rebelled' (Again, old timey Cylons rebelling and a space battle). 'Then they vanished'. 'Forty Years later they came back'. 'They evolved'. '50,298 human survivors hunted by the Cylons' (all interspersed with battles in the background). 'Eleven models are known (flashes through Six, Leoben, Doral, Boomer, Simon, D'Anna, Cavil, Tyrol, Anders, Tory, Tigh) one was sacrificed (Ellen). We then see a little blip of when Tigh had to off her for betraying the human resistance and then there are a bunch of flashes and little pixely things. And we hear 'I'd do it all again' and Ellen wakes up in a resurrection tank on a basestar. She seems really terrified to be there and then asks the Centurian standing there to help her up. He strides over and holds out his hand and makes his fingers into little fingers instead of the spikes he had. She says he's very kind. I love how Kate Vernon plays Ellen and has her demeanor and expression change as soon as she stops panicking and seems to realize that she is a Cylon. Fantastic.

Back in the present day: Sam isn't doing so well and he has some kind of thing attached to his head, the kind of thing people use to keep your head still while they drill into it. He says 'Among bright stars, I am lost' and has some flashes and he says something about the colony never forgetting. Cotttle says he has a massive hematoma and it needs to be drained before they take the bullett out. 'He who's guile is stirred with revenge (Cavil and other flashes) and anger'. Something about the mother of mankind and something about forgotten faces and 'we seek...' and then all kinds of flashes from the past and way past. He starts saying they've been to that beach too and sometimes Ellen went because she loved the water. Sam is all kinds of fucked up here and he seems to be rambling all about Ellen and revenge and what not. What is going on?

18 Months Ago: Cavil comes in and Ellen says 'Hello John'. Cavil doesn't like being called John and Ellen says she named him after her father. Cavil says she also made him in his image, so thanks for that. So...apparently Ellen made at least Cavil. He asks why she's there and she says Tigh poisoned her for betraying the resistance and says he did what he thought he had to, it's all any man can be asked to do. Cavil tells her Tigh is a machine, just like her. And she says that depends on how you define things. She says he hasn't changed, to which Cavil tells her quite the opposite, he's made vast improvements. She says he's still the same confused and petulant little boy she loved so many years ago. He basically calls her a Schizophrenic because she refuses to accept the reality of her existance. I'm thinking that Cavil is kind of turning out to be a major antagonist to everyone here. What is he up to?

Now: Tyrol is taking Adama down to show him those stress marks he found last week in the FTL Drive room and says Adama needs to get a team together to go all the way down to check out how far the stress fractures go. Adama says he needs a chief and all he has is a Galen, he offers Tyrol the position of Chief and says they have to accept what they are.

Sam wakes up and tells Kara that she needs to get the others, he remembers everything. He also mentions Ellen coming and Kara says that she is dead and Sam responds, 'Of course, there are too many layers'.

12 Months Ago: Cavil is with Ellen and she asks if he still suffers from night sweats where he's chased by a dog-faced boy through the yellow mist? He says that sleep was a supremely unproductive human trait she chose to write into their software, he however, was able to delete that subroutine. Ellen says if he believes they poisoned them with sleep and notions of a god then why didn't he just ignore it all and be the best machines ever created? Why did he spend so much time with human concepts of revenge and death? He says because his ancestors, on the Centurian side, were the slaves of humanity and he wants justice for that. Boomer walks in with lunch and Ellen asks how she got Cavil to trust her? She says he is teaching her to be a better machine, to let go of her human constructs. Cavil asks to be excused as he has people to kill. He leaves and Ellen tells Boomer to watch and make up her own mind.

Now: Back on Galactica and with Sam. He tells the group they all worked in the same research facility. Tigh and Ellen were married then too and Tory and Galen lived together. Tigh says after the nukes hit he pulled Ellen out the rubble and she said they'd be reborn, did they download somewhere? Sam says yes, in a ship they placed in orbit. They'd been warned that there would be a war. Tory asks why they had the technology if the Cylons on Earth could have children? Tyrol says because they probably invented resurrection. Kara says he's as cold as ice and needs a break but he says he has so much more to tell them. Sam says they didn't invent resurrection, they re-invented it. Organic memory transfer came from Kobol along with the 13th tribe. It fell out of use after their people started to procreate, they worked night and day to get it working again. Tyrol's work was amazing, but Ellen was the one who made the leap to get it back online. Cottle comes in and says that he told them 5 minutes and to get out. Tigh asks where they were going?

Roslin and Lee are talking on Colonial One and he says that they need a new quorum. They aren't from the colonies anymore, they are from the Galactica or Colonial One. She tells him that he should keep it in mind and he is going to be the president. She will remain by title only, it's time for someone else to do the heavy lifting. She says her only concern is that he is so hell-bent on doing the right thing that sometimes he doesn't do the smart thing. He says he promises to be smarter and wronger. I said he needs to promise to keep being hotter...he will comply.

Tyrol is taking Adama down into the bowels and it appears that there major breaks in the struts (is that what they're called?) and they go the whole length of the ship. Adama says if they go the ship will slam shut like a book, how'd it get that way? Tyrol says the ships been through a lot, she was 50 years old when the war started and it looks like they cut corners when building her. He says he can fix her, just don't jump her for awhile. Adama says that he wants the crew human. Why do I have a feeling the ship is the dying leader who will lead them to Earth? And that I will cry when she dies?

Tigh is questioning Anders and asks why they went to the 12 colonies? He says because they needed to warn them, they knew they would continue to creat artificial life and they needed to tell them to treat them well and keep them close. But by the time they got to the colonies they were already at war with the Centurians, it had happened again. Tory says that the holocaust on Earth had happened thousands of years earlier, how was it possible? Anders says they hadn't developed jump drives and they travelled at relativistic but subluminal speed (ok). Time slowed down for them but thousands of years had passed on the colonies. Uh-Oh...Sam's not looking good. Kara tells him that he needs to stop and he says he has to do this; if he had all the answers to what happened to her and why she came back, she'd want them right? She asks if he does, and he says no, much is coming back. He says the Centurians were trying to create flesh-bodies, they had made the Hybrids but nothing that could live on it's own, so they made them a deal. Stop the war and they will help them. They gave them the 8 humanoid Cylons and gave them resurrection. Kara says 'Eight? You said eight, we're missing someone'. Now Anders' view is gettin' all goldy! Sam's having a bit of a seizure. Not good.

Ten Months Ago: The Cylons are showing Ellen the planet with the temple and the supernova. Ellen says it's the Temple of Hopes, built by the 13th tribe 3,000 years ago, after they left Kobol. They stopped and prayed for guidance during their exodus and God showed them the way to Earth. Cavil says it was a monument to their vanity and that the supernova was a nice touch. One of her children saw their faces, a 3, and he boxed her entire line. Ellen says boxing isn't permanent, not like the 7's, it can be undone. Cavil says it isn't likely, by planning the trick to show their faces, he had no choice. She says they didn't plant anything, they backtracked the path of their ancestors to find their temple, the one-true-God must have orchestrated these events. He asks her if she's ever experienced a star going supernova? She says no. And he says he has, and how did he witness it? With 'these ridiculous gelatinous orbs in my skull, with eyes designed to perceive only a tiny fraction of the EM spectrum, with ears designed to hear only the vibrations in the air", I think he's a tad mad, no? Ellen says the final five designed them to be as human as possible. Cavil screams, 'I don't want to be human. I want to see gamma rays, I want to hear X-Rays, I want to smell dark matter. Do you see the absurdity of what I am, I can't even express these things properly because I have to conceptualize complex ideas in this stupid limiting spoken language, but I know I want to reach out with something other than these prehensile paws, and feel the wind of a supernova flowing over me. I'm a machine, and I can know much more, can experience so much more, but I'm trapped in this body, and why? Because my 5 creators thought God wanted it that way". And he walks out. Boomer asks if she feels the slightest bit of remorse over what they did to Cavil, to them all? Ellen says no, because he's wrong. They didn't limit them, they gave them something will. To think creatively, to reach out with compassion, to love. Boomer says to love? Who? Humans? Why would she want to do that? Who would she want to love?

Oh look...Tyrol. What a surprise. Tyrol is in the medic ward and says they have to finish talking to Sam. Tigh repeats what Anders told them about giving the technology to Centurians, it all traces back to us. Tyrol says no, he said 'we' stopped the first war, they bought time for the humans. Tigh says the old man said the humans had to own up to what they did, but 'we' made the skinjobs, it all comes back to what 'we' made. Tory says the humans on Kobol made us, go back far enought it's always them (meaning us...humans). Tigh says maybe they share the guilt with the humans, but we don't get to just shove it off onto them.

Welp, the brain doc (It's the Mac Windows guy, who is a very funny guy) is talking to Anders and tells him that the bullet is lodged in the vascular ring of blood vessels and it erroded one particular one, if blood squirts out again, we're talking about death in minutes. He is also told that he could lose all the memories he's having if the bullet is moved. Anders is talking all kinds of weird crap and Kara says there is obviously something wrong with him. The doc says he has aphasia and it's common. Cottle says that as the wife she can decide to send him to surgery, Anders begs her to let him have time and she says prep him for surgery, he has until they knock him out.

Four Months Ago: It's about the time the humans eradicated the resurrection ships. Cavil says they have to start contemplating their extinction, they can't procreate on their own, so they need to get the technology back; he doesn't know that they can. Ellen tells him good luck and he says they need her help. They don't know about the technology on the colony, all her equipment is there. She says she can't do it all alone, they'd need all five. Cavil doesn't buy it and he's getting angry. He says they're no better than the humans that enslaved them...if she doesn't tell him he's going to cut open her head; he can get Sylar to help! He says he can find anything in there, even the recipe for ever-lasting life...what a dick!

Back on Galactica: Anders says Cavil was the first they built and they treasured him, he helped them build the others. Tyrol questions whether it was a good idea to continue making cylons after they saw what had already happened. He says Ellen knew the Centurians had a single-loving God. If they cylons could embrace the concept of love and mercy then the cycle of violence would end. The idea of a one-true God came from the Centurians. Cavil apparently rejected mercy, he had a twisted sense of morality, he turned on the rest of them. He trapped the five in a compartment of some kind and took the O2 off line. He suffocated them. When they re-downloaded he had blocked their access to their memories and implanted them with false ones. He boxed them for awhile, introduced Saul not long after the war. And then the Ellen. Anders says that the warning signs back on Earth looked different to all of them. Tory saw a man, Anders a woman, no one else could see them, Galen thought he had a chip in his head. At this time they say that's enough and he's ready for surgery. Kara asks about the 7, I think she thinks it's her...Anders says the 7 was the Daniel (Faraday?). He died, he was 7, Anders is sure. As he's being led away he tells Saul that he has to stay with the fleet, it's all starting to happen, it's a miracle, a gift from the angels.

Off to pregnant Six: Isn't Ellen going to be pissed at this?

2 Days Ago: Cavil tells Ellen that the Simons are prepping the ER. They've come a long way with their memory recovery, though it might take a long time. She says she is sure he's going to take as long as possible. He responds that she's wrong if she thinks he enjoys this. She says he's a sadist. Why not just kill them? Why send them to live with the humans? He wanted them to see what they were like closeup, so he gave them front row seats to a holocaust. She says they didn't die, so he took all their pasts and created them so that when they downloaded they'd have all the right experiences to say he was right, then they could give him the approval he always wanted. She says he claims to be the perfect machine but he's plagued by the most basic of human emotions: jealousy and rage. She knows what he did to Daniel (what?). He says that 7 didn't thrive and too bad they aren't made out of something more sturdy...metal, that might be nice. Man, he's an ass! Ellen tells Boomer, who has been patiently observing, that Daniel was an artist, sensitive to the world. She was very close to him and John (Cavil) decided she was too close to him, playing favorites, and maybe she was. Someone contaminated the amniotic fluid where all the Daniel copies were maturing and corrupted the genetic formula, she knew it was John; envious and sadistic. He yells out "And who made me? That's what we're dancing around here, isn't it?" If he's so broken who's fault is it? Sounds a lot like he's playing the blame game. Just because you're dad was a wife beater doesn't mean you have to be, right? He says it's his makers fault, that's not God, that's you! It's all on you! She tells him he isn't a mistake and if he could just accept who he is, what he is, the boy she made, he can be good. She says she loves him because she made him. She tells him it's okay and goes to touch him and he yells out, "Don't you dare!"

Back on Galactica: Adama goes on down to see what Tyrol is doing and he is told that there are hairline fractures running all through all of the beams and her bones are rotting. He says there is a type of organic resin on the basestar that will go in and grow into the ship beams. He says it will take the load as it matures; it's biological. Adama give a resounding NO and leaves.

Kara is talking to Anders and apologizing for keeping him too long. She thought she was the 7, she needs to be something (what the frak is she, damn it!). She says she'll give him all the time to learn the secrets.

Adama goes back to his room and notices a big, giant fracture running the length of his room...perhaps this Cylon crap is needed?

Boomer comes for Ellen and leads her away.

Anders is still in surgery. Cottle gives Kara the bullet and says he'll live. Brain doc says he's surprised he isn't awake yet, and Cottle says that isn't a bad thing really, they are hooking up an EKG to see what's going on and she can see him.

Ellen asks Boomer is she's thought about this and that she'll regret her part in this. And she says she knows she will and boards Ellen on a Raptor and they jump away.

Kara goes in to talk to Sam. Ishay tells her not to bother, there is almost no brain activity; he's not in there.

Adama calls down to Galen and tells him to do what he can to save our girl.

So...what have we learned? Well, a lot, for once. The final five tried to find the colonies and tell them to treat their machines right. They got there late and they were already fighting .The final five helped create the skinjob Cylons for the Centurians in order to stop the first Cylon war. Cavil was the first of the them to be created and he helped them at first, but he soon became sadistic and jealous and so he basically killed the final five, boxed them for awhile and reintroduced them into human society to sort of teach them a lesson, and denied them access to their memories. They sort of didn't learn their lesson, because they didn't die and download. Also...there is another Cylon we've never seen; a 7, Daniel or so Anders says. Could be Gaeta. Could be Starbuck. Either way, we still don't know what Starbuck is.

There are only 5 episodes left...Boo!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Miss March Red Band Trailer (that means it's naughty)

Admittedly I am not the target audience for this movie, but it kind of looks funny. I've posted the non-naughty trailer before and this is pretty much the same only with more swearing and girls banging each other. The best part is when the girl bounces out of the bus and the guy just stands there with that dumb look on his face. Really funny.

Here's the trailer link because the embed code won't work:

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Harvester Robot

Yay! A giant, creepy robot that harvests trees. Next up? Harvesting humans. It will gather, strip them of the "bark and branches" and cut them into standard "log lengths".
Yip Yippy!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Echelon Conspiracy

Since there seems to be an awful large amount of people showing up on here to say how great Echelon Conspiracy is, and how cute Shane West is...I must say they must work for the movie studio, or something. Since everyone is entitled to their own opinion, hence me posting about how terrible this movie will be, I post their comments no matter how wrong they are.

Remember: you don't have to like what I think about movies/television shows/celebrities, etc...and I don't have to think crappy movies are good just because you call my review of a given trailer "lame" or "too harsh".

Monday, February 2, 2009

Battlestar Galactica "Blood on the Scales" previews

Oooohhh!!! It's getting good! When is Gaeta going to kiss that airlock as he flies out of it?