I noticed yesterday while looking at it again that if you look at the picture from the bottom it looks bluer/blacker while if you look at it from the top it looks whiter/golder. I think that may have to do with the fact that the background light in the bottom part of the picture has a distinctive yellow tinge to it… » 2/28/15 8:22pm Saturday 8:22pm

Sort of reminds of me of the fact that Rico in Starship Troopers is a Tagalog-speaking Filipino... which basically goes unmentioned until the very end of the book. Which may explain why in the adaptation (which admittedly wasn't even trying to be accurate to the book) they cast him as white. » 2/28/15 4:09pm Saturday 4:09pm

Yeah, way too many actors have played Vulcans as either stiff and completely vapid or as interminably irritated (as a substitute for evoking warmer emotions). While I think part of it is writers misinterpreting Vulcans, it's probably also to a great degree because Vulcans are a uniquely challenging role very much… » 2/27/15 5:31pm Friday 5:31pm

Although Shatner was a notable egotist and a had a number of bitter feuds with several members of the Trek cast I always found it interesting that he and Nimoy were really close. Somehow, despite neither really being their character on a personal level, they managed to form a deep and heartfelt bond with one another… » 2/27/15 6:06pm Friday 6:06pm

I do kind of love how McCoy looks like he just walked in from a hippie commune when he first shows up in The Motion Picture. It's so weird and yet really seems to fit the character (perhaps because Deforest Kelly was himself something of a hippie). It's also a remarkably big turn around from the series' typical… » 2/27/15 5:10pm Friday 5:10pm

I think the point jinxe is making it that while, yes, you interpreted the colors of the dress closer to their actual appearance outside of the photo the colors in the actual picture are neither really white/gold or blue/black but somewhere in-between. And because of the way the photo is lighted the dress can easily be… » 2/27/15 4:02am Friday 4:02am

Like I've said before, I wouldn't really mind them keeping Alien 3 and Fox has shown with Days of Future Past that it is possible to rescue a derailed franchise without doing a total reboot, but Blomkamp's concept kind of required them to ignore it and Resurrection. So this seemed likely » 2/25/15 11:31pm Wednesday 11:31pm

5 Awesome African Civilizations That Aren't Egypt

Not so long ago Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings debuted in theaters, whitewashed and all. Despite (or perhaps because of) the major controversy surrounding it, the film didn't seem to make much of an impression and has already faded from most people's minds. But it doesn't look like Hollywood's done with… » 2/25/15 3:53pm Wednesday 3:53pm

In regards to continuity I personally love it like most fans but I also like to think of most fiction as dramatizations of their respective continuities' "real events." As a result I try not to let contradictions bother me that much unless they're really lazy or blatant. After all, no historical film is perfectly… » 2/25/15 11:08am Wednesday 11:08am

I don't mind having the queen and hive concepts around but I do really hope the egg-morphing / cocoons get boosted up the full canonicity at some point. It just works really well as a concept and adds to the horrifying nature of the alien: not only is even an individual alien a hyper-lethal predator but it can… » 2/24/15 9:00pm Tuesday 9:00pm

I'm going to go ahead and confess that I'm a severe (male) romantic. I know a lot of people (both men and women) hate it when romance is part of a heroic narrative but I always kind of love it. I mean, sometimes it's done sloppily and that's often no fun (I feel Gamora/Star-Lord's romance was easily one of the weaker… » 2/21/15 7:25pm 2/21/15 7:25pm