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by Lord Tesla
April 16th, 2018, 4:04 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 117
Views: 14482

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Fear the Walking Dead , Season 4.1, the much-hyped Morgan Jones crossover from The Walking Dead . Okay, actually, the last show I watched was Talking Dead after this one, but this was the last fiction I watched. Underwhelmed, I was. That's still an improvement over my (dis)satisfaction with the thr...
by Lord Tesla
April 14th, 2018, 3:43 am
Forum: The Cantina
Topic: [Game] Combine the Movie Titles Game
Replies: 34
Views: 4179

Re: [Game] Combine the Movie Titles Game

Zero Dark Thirty Seconds over Tokyo

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Hawk
by Lord Tesla
April 14th, 2018, 3:34 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 110
Views: 16664

Re: Last Movie Watched

Prometheus. Yes, that one. It's a mess, but it makes good mealtime viewing. And it's way better than that awful "sequel."
by Lord Tesla
April 14th, 2018, 3:27 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: What's the last book you read?
Replies: 27
Views: 4137

Re: What's the last book you read?

The Other Log of Phileas Fogg by Philip José Farmer. Reread, it actually, for the first time in...golly, probably fifteen years? Not quite as good as I remember it being.
by Lord Tesla
April 14th, 2018, 3:24 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: What's the Last Thing You Ate?
Replies: 40
Views: 5602

Re: What's the Last Thing You Ate?

Something I shouldn't have, I think. My diet's been all weird since lunch...
by Lord Tesla
April 14th, 2018, 3:23 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: What about the old Caption Contest?
Replies: 4
Views: 1027

Re: What about the old Caption Contest?

Still waiting...

Eager to caption...
by Lord Tesla
April 14th, 2018, 3:21 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 117
Views: 14482

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Into the Badlands, 2.8, "Sting of the Scorpion's Tail," if memory serves.
by Lord Tesla
April 2nd, 2018, 2:59 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 117
Views: 14482

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Yeah, I was really underwhelmed. After the first, 6-episode event series, I felt done. Sounds like there's no reason for me to jump back in. Not unless you enjoy being bored and wasting your time. After the big build-up to last season's finale, they pulled back, way back this season, and it was mos...
by Lord Tesla
March 29th, 2018, 4:13 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: What's the last book you read?
Replies: 27
Views: 4137

Re: What's the last book you read?

The Terror by Dan Simmons.

I'm not exactly sure what it was supposed to be--historical novel, horror novel, soporific--but, in the end, it's...

Dances with Eskimo

It's readable, and it has its moments, but it could have been cut, tightened, and cleaned of anachronisms.
by Lord Tesla
March 29th, 2018, 3:57 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 256
Views: 33160

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

So. As I've said elsewhere, I've seen it now. Remarks forthcoming.

Meanwhile, I make this prediction:

Episode IX will be called...

The Whimpire Versus the Gelded Alliance.
by Lord Tesla
March 29th, 2018, 3:46 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 117
Views: 14482

Re: Last Television Show Watched

The X-Crement Files, "Event Series" 11.10: "My Struggle IV"

Well, what can you expect from a series that's ripped of a title from der Führer four freakin' times?

Adios, Mulder and Scully. Don't let senescence hit you in the ass on the way out.

Yeah, I was really underwhelmed.
by Lord Tesla
March 29th, 2018, 3:40 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 110
Views: 16664

Re: Last Movie Watched

I saw this thing...what was it called? Episode VIII, I think, or maybe it was The Last Jedi ? If that was it, I can see why it would be the last... Saw the film Tuesday afternoon, as soon as I could clear time to spin the disc. I have six or seven pages of notes I'm working up into a proper post for...
by Lord Tesla
February 28th, 2018, 11:14 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 110
Views: 16664

Re: Last Movie Watched

Remind me...you are a fan of Blade Runner or no? Look forward to hearing your thoughts on the new one compared to the original. After a fashion, yes. It's not the easiest movie to enjoy, it's not popcorn flick, certainly; however, I do derive enjoyment from it at certain levels, and especially--ah,...
by Lord Tesla
February 28th, 2018, 11:01 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 117
Views: 14482

Re: Last Television Show Watched

The X-Files, 7.12 (I think), "X-Cops." These programs are not ageing well. I remembered this one as amusing when it first aired. Last night, it just put me to sleep about 20 minutes in.
by Lord Tesla
February 28th, 2018, 10:58 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: What's the last book you read?
Replies: 27
Views: 4137

Re: What's the last book you read?

Count to Infinity by John C. Wright.

Reading it was strangely like counting to infinity: it took forever (or seemed to), and wasn't very enjoyable.
by Lord Tesla
February 7th, 2018, 3:39 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 110
Views: 16664

Re: Last Movie Watched

Holy crap, I think Alien: Covenant is still the last film I've seen. You have to fix that, LT. Many worthier movies you need to get in. Agreed. I have a lot of discs piled up I'm eager to get to (whether or not the prove worth it in the end of course remains to be seen): F. W. Murnau's Nosferatu , ...
by Lord Tesla
February 5th, 2018, 1:38 pm
Forum: The Stand-Alone Movies
Topic: Solo: A Star Wars Story (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 71
Views: 10258

Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

Unimpressed. I liked the short teaser better than the long teaser. I really didn't like the long teaser, or, I suppose they're calling it "the trailer." Probably only trailer, in my estimation. I don't like the look of the actor playing Han Solo. Ah, yes: Sham Faux-lo. But it it just me, or is Maz ...
by Lord Tesla
January 30th, 2018, 4:00 pm
Forum: The Stand-Alone Movies
Topic: Solo: A Star Wars Story (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 71
Views: 10258

Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

thepepgal wrote:
January 30th, 2018, 2:21 pm
Tesla the movie is released in the cinema on May so dvd probably released in November in time for Christmas gifts.
Ah, so they shall be dual-purpose discs: coasters and lumps of coal in recipients' stockings. What won't they think of next...

Thanks!
by Lord Tesla
January 29th, 2018, 8:46 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 110
Views: 16664

Re: Last Movie Watched

It was...

Damn. I could really use the head-scratch smiley about now, because...

I can't be sure what the last film I watched was...

I don't think it was very good...

Holy crap, I think Alien: Covenant is still the last film I've seen.
by Lord Tesla
January 29th, 2018, 8:28 pm
Forum: The Cantina
Topic: [Game] Last Letter Word Game
Replies: 13
Views: 2605

Re: [Game] Last Letter Word Game

rhinoplasty
by Lord Tesla
January 29th, 2018, 4:52 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: What's the last book you read?
Replies: 27
Views: 4137

Re: What's the last book you read?

The last book I read was: The Skeptic: A Life of H. L. Mencken by Terry Teachout.

I'm still working on Gregory Benford's Great Sky River.

About to start John C. Wright's Count to Infinity.
by Lord Tesla
January 29th, 2018, 4:37 pm
Forum: The Stand-Alone Movies
Topic: Solo: A Star Wars Story (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 71
Views: 10258

Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

Anyone know when the disc will be released for this critter? I need more coasters.

(You have inferred correctly if you have inferred I am unenthusiastic about this flick.)
by Lord Tesla
January 29th, 2018, 4:31 pm
Forum: Star Wars in Print
Topic: NON-FICTION: The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Re: NON-FICTION: The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Has anyone of you gotten this book? I have. But I've scarcely cracked the covers because I've yet to see The Last Jedi . Waiting now for the disc, hoping to avoid major spoilers--well, anymore: I've seen a couple of things that I assume are spoilers, but which, in isolation, a) don't make a lot of ...
by Lord Tesla
January 29th, 2018, 4:20 pm
Forum: The Cantina
Topic: Welcome Senators
Replies: 76
Views: 12717

Re: Welcome Senators

I've been away for a while, but now I'm back.

Where have I been; what have I been doing?

The usual places.

And doing? The most significant thing is more of a not doing: I still haven't seen The Last Jedi. I'm waiting for the disc at this point, and still trying to avoid spoilers as best I can.
by Lord Tesla
January 29th, 2018, 4:06 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: What's the Last Comic You Read?
Replies: 21
Views: 3447

Re: What's the Last Comic You Read?

I read the first TPB of the latest Marvel Darth Vader series, after Amazon finally coughed up my pre-order copy a week or so ago. What was the title, of the arc, at least? "Imperial Machine"? It was...so-so. I found the idea that a red-bladed Sith lightsaber was the product of making a regular saber...
by Lord Tesla
January 29th, 2018, 3:54 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 117
Views: 14482

Re: Last Television Show Watched

The Last (recent) program I watched was last Friday's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. , which has surprised me this season by not stinking--in contradistinction to "Season 11" of The X-Files , which has been little more than the tedium of raspy-voiced Gillian Anderson and stubbly Duchovny going thro...
by Lord Tesla
October 26th, 2017, 3:42 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 256
Views: 33160

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

Tons of fun to unpack here! Seriously? Or am I losing my sense of sarcasm? I'm stoked for Finn v. Phasma. I hope that fight is given time to play out. Why? What significance does either of them have? To me, it's like Sy Snootles vs. Salacious Crumb. I hope that little porg in the Falcon lives, and ...
by Lord Tesla
September 12th, 2017, 4:28 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 42
Views: 7014

Re: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

JJ Abrams to direct Episode IX SIGH. http://variety.com/2017/film/news/j-j-abrams-star-wars-episode-ix-director-colin-trevorrow-1202548094/ Well, we knew it was going to be bad, didn't we? Now we know how bad, and how much to lower our expectations. Now, if you'll pardon me, I don't have a basement...
by Lord Tesla
September 12th, 2017, 4:24 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 42
Views: 7014

Re: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

I'm waiting to find out the Porg's twist. Everyone thinks of Ewoks as cute but they are vicious. Ewoks had planned to cook and eat Han, Luke and Chewie. I like Ewoks. Porgs look cute and sound a little like turkeys mixed with penguins. Ewoks aren't vicious, they're evil[/i. Between them, those self...
by Lord Tesla
September 12th, 2017, 4:18 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 42
Views: 7014

Re: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

Porgs are God's gift to Humanity. The only pure and positive light in an otherwise dark and horrifying world. Don't tell me. Let me guess. You're being held at Skywalker Ranch and they're forcing you to post that, right? Or your account has been hacked, right? RIght? The entire universe can't have ...