December 27th, 2011

Richard/Lost

Quote of the Day

'Lost' Quote:
"Are you sure?"
"He was standing over their dead bodies holding a bloody dagger, so yeah, I'm sure."

Scary Books

The Proposal (2009) Review

Here comes the bribe! Annoying people played by Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds fake a romance for a Green Card wedding. This was (like '27 Dresses') unwatchable pap.
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Book Reviews: Rules of Engagement + What Judgments Come

Star Trek The Original Series #32: Rules of Engagement by Peter Morwood

From 1990 comes this tale that reminded me of 'The Hunt For Red October'. Kirk and the Enterprise have to evacuate UFP diplomats from the planet Dekkanar. Then a new Klingon warship shows up and the Klingon captain requests asylum. But it is actually a long con.

This is a good story but the depiction of the Klingons is dated with bizarre references to Imperial race Klingons, human fusion Klingons and two languages. Still it is better than other old Trek novels like 'Death Count' or 'The Abode of Life' or the newer books like the awful first 5 novels in 'New Frontier'.

Best Lines:
"They had left enemies as well, dangerous enemies with long memories, in places and on planets that he had no intention of ever visiting again."

"Rooting armed enemy agents out of toilets was not one of the strange, new and interesting parts of the day's work that was mentioned in Starfleet cadet's orientation material."


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Star Trek Vanguard: What Judgments Come by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore

This 7th Vanguard novel is as crappy as the 4th and 5th were. It was all so boring. Reyes sits around moping, Ganz sits around plotting, Jetanien sits around not doing much and various other characters either talk too much, whine non-stop or poke super powerful Shedai with a stick.

This was utterly dull, I don't care who got shot, killed or exiled. There is only one Vanguard novel left and I can only hope that 'Storming Heaven' even though it has a fugly cover will have some of the mystery and promise shown in 'Harbinger', 'Summon The Thunder', 'Reap The Whirlwind' & 'Declassified'.
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Terra Nova 1x11 +1x12 Reviewed

Occupation

The 11th Pilgrimage arrives and thanks to Josh, the bad guy army blow up his girlfriend, invade and occupy Terra Nova, kill over 26 people and untether the time fractue. Mira stomps around looking snotty. Jim yells at Malcolm and pretends to be deaf and stupid. Lucas over acts and is the new boss of Terra Nova.

There is much yapping about The Badlands. Josh whines, Lucas warns Skye. 'Battlestar Galactica' is ripped off. The bad guys shoot a harmless cute dino to prove they are evil. Taylor hides out in the jungle. Lucas large hams and if he was any thicker - he'd set. This was crap mostly due to the terrible miscasting and bad acting of Lucas.

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Resistance

They've made a 2nd series of 'Mad Dogs'? No way! I don't think this show will get a 2nd season. Josh causes more trouble. Lucas is an idiot and is a lame bad guy. Someone gets shot in the head. The bad guys have a bad guy flag. Mira is dim. Maddie is useless. Jim goes back to 2149 with a dino which eats all the bad guys. Jim then blows up Hope Plaza cutting Terra Nova off from 2149.

Everything is all murky and people shoot guns a lot. There is more muttering about The Badlands. Lucas stabs Taylor but he walks it off. There is bad acting. Maddie shoots Lucas but total brat Lucas will not die.

Jim got back to Terra Nova (groan) and the good guys take back their home. The bad guy army head to The Badlands. Mira sulks because she picked the wrong side. Elizabeth does not want to think, don't worry sweetie you never do. There is much setting up of season 2 and then the show starts ripping off 'Lost'. It seems a prow from an 18th Century sailing ship was found in The Badlands.

The season 2 set up with the never before mentioned The Badlands is interesting. Is there another time fracture? But this is not enough to save this ep. Show ends. I don't care, this was uh. For the love of all that is holy GET RID OF LUCAS.

Best Lines:
"What else is out there in The Badlands waiting for us?"
"What bothers me is why Phoenix headed out there the minute they realised they were cut off from 2149."