29 June 2015

'Fringe' and 'Star Trek' reviews

Going forward, I'm aiming to do the former on a fortnightly basis and the latter hopefully weekly. This plan may end up slipping.

26 June 2015

US Supreme Court legalises same-sex marriage across the US

Excellent news. Those opposed to it - just don't go along to the weddings. Just because you don't like something doesn't mean that it's right to ban it - you have to prove actual harm is being causes and you haven't proved that.

17 June 2015

Fringe 1.7: "In Which We Meet Mr. Jones"

I have actually been giving serious considering to calling this watch-through off and choosing to focus on other things; however, following this episode I'm going to park that decision for another day.

This episode is a mixture of good and bad. The bad involves some stuff with Olivia and an old flame that provides us with some rather dull talky scenes.

The good? The main plot involving a big parasite and a literal heart attack allows for a pretty decent race against the clock scenario with one rather large extra challenge. Also Jared Harris (best known for Mad Men) gets a great scene in a prison - I get a feeling he may turn up again. Getting key information from him involves the maddest science I've ever seen on any show, Fringe or otherwise; it's clear there's going to be a lot of this and it's really best to just roll with it.

Last twist is very good as well and will make things interesting for later. One final note - the name of the prison has to be a joke for the German speakers in the audience...


Not too shabby; things are starting to come together. Just wish they come together a bit faster than they currently are.



15 June 2015

Agents of SHIELD

Just watched the Season 2 finale of this rather good Mutant Enemy show; got to say that the final surprise of the episode definitely wins the award for most sudden major change in a character's status for a good while...

I hope she's not dead. That would stink.

11 June 2015

Sir Christopher Lee dies

One of the greatest, no scratch that, the greatest horror actor of the 20th century has died. Dracula, Scaramanga, Count Dooku, Saruman; all roles he made his own and among the best features of the films that he appeared in.

93 years is a long innings - and what an innings it was.

Rest in Peace, Sir Christopher.

09 June 2015

Labour leadership contest

I'll soon be getting a vote on who I want to be the next leader of the Labour Party - and also the next deputy leader. I'm currently inclining towards Andy Burnham or Liz Kendall. They may be Blairites, but Tony Blair's ideology won us three general elections - three more than any leader from the left of the party has.

03 June 2015

Two wrongs don't make a right

I think it's important for humanity to remember this simple statement, especially on forums. If you perceive someone has acted improperly or is being obnoxious, do not do the same in return.

If you're that unhappy about it, the report buttons are there for a reason.