I have strong feelings about Battlestar Galactica, a series of which I’ve only seen six episodes. This is a solid episode. Possibly one of the best. There are about five solid Spock episodes in TOS and this sadly–happily?–is the fifth one.
We love Scotty.
Evanescence’s Fallen album–which includes “Tourniquet”–was released in 2003. Now Clay Walker’s Rumor Has It, featuring “Then What”? That was released in 1997.
You know I take notes while I watch movies because I can’t ever enjoy myself so here are my notes for Ghostbusters, which I got to see on opening weekend. As always, notes made after the fact are italicized.
Previews Ice Age: Which Ice Age is this, 11? 12? We need to get Dennis Leary better work. Suicide Squad: I am not the idiot they want to watch their movie. Star Trek Beyond: Just a title card and not a full trailer then. It comes out in a week. Ok. Nerv: Stupid, high-concept movie with pretty, young people. This might be the most intriguing trailer of this whole lineup. Maui: Seems nice. It looks like a Disney movie. Bridget Jones’ Baby: Like Chasing Amy, it’s another movie that can be resolved with a three-way. But since it won’t be, let me save you 90 minutes and a trip to the theater, “LOL, she don’t know who the daddy is!” Sully: There’s no reason to ever make or see this movie. We all like Tom Hanks though. Trolls: Okay, a reason to see Sully is that the alternative is seeing the troll movie.
I would love to stop this feeling.
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk: Fooball, army, funerals, media criticism, love interests. All boxes checked WE GOT A GREEN LIGHT FOR AN IRAQ WAR MOVIE! Half a point for having a long title. Half a point for another Kristen Stewart movie of consequence which I kinda want to see but don’t. Minus five points for being another movie about how idiot civilians shouldn’t masturbate to an unrealistic concept of US soldiers that idiot civilians will still use to masturbate to an unrealistic concept of US soldiers. Another DaVinci Code Movie: Actually, we do not like Tom Hanks anymore.
I say “this episode was obviously written by a woman,” because there was originally a scene with Uhura, not because it was terrible. Writing terrible Star Trek episodes is heavily weighted towards men.
Derek’s mention of “astrology” instead of “astronomy” is a joke. Please clap. Me describing a 50 minute episode as a 50 second episode right after saying I can deliberate on every word I say…that’s priceless.
This one starts slow, but we really warm up to it. Full warning, we do talk frankly about sex and sexism here.
I try to avoid rewriting the episodes, but this one really demands it. Mostly because it has so much potential that isn’t realized. We call back to a lot of episodes to try to understand this one, without much success.
Follow-up: Tombstone came out in December of 1993, Wyatt Earp came out in June of 1994.