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Everything posted by Garwoofoo

  1. Enterprise - Sleeping Dogs: pretty decent Klingon episode rounded off by an entirely gratuitous scene of half the cast sitting around in the sauna in their pants. Marvellous.
  2. Peter Rabbit. James Corden perfectly cast as an unlikeable little cunt. The movie is utterly stupid, brilliantly disrespectful to the source material and I laughed like a drain all the way through. 4 carrots out of 5 if only because I’m a bit hungover and easily amused today.
  3. Complete hyperbole and totally subjective. I really enjoyed Shenmue 3 and I’m very glad it got made. I don’t consider it a “bad game” and definitely not “a piece of shit”.
  4. Yeah, this was a problem. “14 years ago” for Picard/Stewart is the difference between mid 60s and pushing 80, and the man in the flashback was not mid 60s. In fact we’ve seen Picard at around that age, it would put him only a few years after Nemesis, and current Picard does not look, move or sound like that man. (The voice is a particular problem). So the flashback failed in every way. Better writers would have found ways to tell their story without relying on a device like this that only served to take viewers out of the story.
  5. I’m really enjoying all the Picard bits but the two pantomime villain Romulans and the woman with the massive chin on the Borg cube are dull, dull, dull.
  6. I'm halfway through Insurrection and it's terribly dull. I don't really care about the fate of the Space Amish and I'm not sure how much more Horny Picard I can take. (Horny Riker, meanwhile, is making me positively nauseous). May not make it to the end of this one.
  7. Add me to the list of people enjoying this - it's more of a puzzle game than a straight stealth title really, most situations have a "solution" so I'm finding it less frustrating than I normally find this kind of game. The characters are decent, it's got a small child in it who's actually quite endearing rather than someone you want to punt off a cliff, and while the accents are very Allo Allo as @Junker says, that's more entertaining that off-putting. It's also a gorgeous-looking game and has perhaps the finest HDR implementation of any game I've played. Up to chapter 9 now and it's getting ever so slightly repetitive though, don't know how much further I've got to go but if it ends reasonably soon and doesn't outstay its welcome I'll have nothing but good memories of it.
  8. Now you’ve gone too far! I’ve heard the title song precisely once, on the first episode, and have skipped it in nanoseconds every time since.
  9. I watched this one tonight and thought it was great! Actual character development and a proper Star Trek ethical dilemma. Definitely a highlight of the show so far.
  10. By contrast, S1E4 of TNG was Code of Honor: possibly the worst, and certainly the most racist, episode of Star Trek ever. That show improved a bit too!
  11. Shadow of Mordor was the GOTY edition, so it does happen from time to time.
  12. Yeah I’m finding Enterprise absolutely fine. It’s at least paced like proper Star Trek and it’s massively better than Discovery. It doesn’t deserve its bad rep. Even the mighty DS9 had a terrible first season then another couple where it floundered around a bit before it hit its stride. If Enterprise had gone the full 7 years I reckon we’d all have had a very different opinion of it.
  13. I quite liked it actually, better than the Tesla episode for me and way better than Orphan 55. It does feel weird having a completely isolated stand-alone episode immediately following last week's madness.
  14. Still great and Patrick Stewart is superb as ever but I’m sure Romulans used to look and act more... Romulanish. Now they’re just regular dudes with pointy ears. Actually makes the whole thing a little confusing.
  15. It’s a good question though and one I’ve been wondering myself. Been catching up on the TNG movies and a couple of key episodes (Best of Both Worlds and I, Borg for starters). Totally stumped on Voyager though as never seen any more than the pilot. Are there any key Seven episodes I should watch? (There’s no way I’m watching 170+ episodes of Voyager and if I do I will absolutely shit up the thread for months with episode reviews like I did with DS9, so be warned)
  16. I watched this tonight - it's pretty good! Definitely better than Generations and it actually looks like / is structured like a proper movie rather than just an extended episode of the TV show. It gets a bit silly in the end with Patrick Stewart swanning around in a vest like a geriatric Bruce Willis impersonator, and I have no idea at all what was going on with Gates McFadden's hair, but it's a good movie and probably the creepiest I've ever seen the Borg.
  17. yeah Code of Honor is really hard to watch these days, even by the standards of Season 1 it’s just utterly terrible in its attitudes and it’s a shit episode too. I don’t think I’ve seen Sub Rosa. I looked it up and it’s late season 7 apparently - all those great episodes behind them and they come up with an all-time stinker? Now I have to go watch it. (Mind you DS9 did the same thing with the Ferengi cross-dressing episode in the final season. Maybe it’s just a Trek thing).
  18. Malcolm McDowell is great, I’ll admit, but Generations still ends with a flailing punch-up between three old men, which is a bold choice. One thing that’s noticeable is how cheap the whole thing looks these days. I suspect it wasn’t, at all, it’s just a mark of how far things have come. The first episode of Picard looks way more impressive and expensive than Generations and that’s just an episode of a TV show.
  19. I realised I’ve never watched any of the TNG movies despite having seen most of the actual show. I watched Generations yesterday and thought it was thoroughly mediocre. And their approach to making it “film like” was “do it just like the show but turn most of the lights down for no reason”. Ho hum. The others are worse you say?
  20. If this is going in the way it appears to be going, I wonder whether it will clash with the events of "Listen"? That's still quite a recent episode and the current show appears to be showing a quite extraordinary amount of attention to detail (i.e. those Tardis details linked to a couple of posts up) so I'm sure they'll account for it somehow. Regardless, this is the most interesting Doctor Who has been, lore-wise, since the War Doctor, and that we've gone from Orphan 55 to this in the space of two weeks is just utterly ridiculous.
  21. I kind of love the way Chibnall played it so determinedly safe last season and now appears to have gone completely insane. That was fantastic.
  22. There’s definitely a balance that could be struck though. The new Lost in Space does it well, I think: there’s an ongoing storyline but also usually a “threat of the week” for the characters to overcome. So each episode feels distinct without it being a completely disjointed series. Discovery does this sometimes too (the first few episodes of season 2 were very much like this) but that show’s got its own problems.
  23. It’ll all turn out to be a dream that Michael Burnham has been having.
  24. That was outstandingly good. The anti-Discovery. Far better than I expected. Bit confused by some of the back story though as I haven’t seen Nemesis and it’s been years since I saw the 2009 movie. Guess I’ll be watching those this week then. Is all the stuff about Mars new for this show or does that come from one of the earlier movies?
  25. 01 - Levi Weaver - The Letters of Dr Kurt Gödel 02 - Suede - The Blue Hour 03 - The Wave Pictures - City Forgiveness 04 - Slow Club - Complete Surrender 05 - Arcade Fire - The Suburbs 06 - Goldheart Assembly - Long Distance Song Effects 07 - The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love 08 - Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost 09 - Moriarty - Epitaph 10 - Belle and Sebastian - Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance 11 - Arctic Monkeys - AM 12 - Heron Oblivion - Heron Oblivion 13 - The Wave Pictures - Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon 14 - Alt-J - An Awesome Wave 15 - The Last Shadow Puppets - Everything You’ve Come to Expect 16 - Belle and Sebastian - How to Solve Our Human Problems, Parts 1-3 17 - The Black Keys - El Camino 18 - Luke Haines - 9 1/2 Psychedelic Meditations on British Wrestling of the 1970s and Early 80s 19 - Matthew E White - Fresh Blood 20 - Ezra Furman - Perpetual Motion People
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