May 22nd, 2020


Movie Review: 2036: Origin Unknown (2018)

In this incoherent film Katee Sackhoff of 'Battlestar Galactica' talks to herself for some time. There is mumbling about Mars, ion fusion, a Mars mission that went awry and AI. Some bitch sister bitches and there is talk of space exploration and this causes frustration.

She resents AIs deeply and it's not completely transformative. An AI has negative impact and there are petty disputes and no rational or respectful disagreements. There is hectoring and empty rhetoric and futures are at stake. There is a hostile attiude and beaviour.

This was artistically marooned and no ever heightening tension. The sister is pompus and there is bland professionalism and calculated malevolence. She's increasingly resentful, indignant and furious. A monolith, oh excuse me, a cube shows up. There are sinsiter mannerisms and a rude, helpful and dour character.

There is speculative miserablism. Movies have been imagining our worst futures for a while now. Does an AI have devious ways? This movie is a slow road to nowhere. There are confrontational times and nobody deports themselves respectfully. There are notably combative tones and a standard of aggression. The AI has chilling indifference and there is a twist ending. Oh piss right off.

Best Lines:

“Oh good, you're coming.”

“Abstract problem solving.”

“We wrote 10 feet high stacks of code, by hand, for the moon landings.”

“Dad never wanted this.”

“End of human misison control.”

“Ground anchors.”

“Nuclear battery.”

“These are the rules.”


“Little Red will die on Mars.”

“Doing something you can't take back.”

“Self assembling nano-technolgoy that's harder than diamonds.”

“It's purpose is a different matter.”


Trailers, Quotes & Stuff

'Tenet' trailer


'The Old Guard' trailer

Immortal mercenaries? Mmmm.

'Inheritance' trailer

A rich man leaves an unholy legacy to his daughter. Creepy.

'The Vikings' promo

“Put an age to the torch.”

'2036: Origin Unknown' promo


'Antebellum' trailer


'Infamous' trailer

A 2020 Bonnie and Clyde.

No 'Wonder Woman: 1984' until december!

WTF is the crayfish plague?

Ruby Rose was FIRED from 'Batwoman'!

Tony Slattery is a trainwreck.

I heard Anthony LaPaglia's real accent.

'Prodigal Son' renewed, now must watch it.

Easi Morales in the new 'Mission Impossible' film?!? I'm there!

Who saw 'Chopper' or 'The Shadow Of The Tower'?

'RTE News' Quote:

“Swim and go.”

'Derry Girls' Quotes:

“The drummer is at least 30.”

“Rides aliens in a telephone box.”

“Intellectual connection.”

“She has no respect for herself.”

“That's the sort of relevant bit.”

“You may leave this house and never return!”

“Notion taking.”

“Get funny about this type of stuff.”

“That man didn't have much luck did he.”

“Dead strict about swimming caps.”

“Most godawful song ever written.”

“Gives the pope ideas.”

“Are you on glue?”

Roddy Piper Quote:

“I will not hurt you. Much.”

'BBC News' Quote:

“Beach etiquette.”

'The Irish Times' Quotes:

“Irresponsible advocacy.”

“Urban neglect.”

“Nobody talked about it publicly and intelligently.”

“Foreign filth.”

“Permitting obscenities that are unheard of in nomral society.”

“Preconditioned to such behaviour,”

“Oxygen of acceptance or silence.”

“Accpeted unprecedented restrictions.”

“Unanimity of purpose and principle.”

“Contest for the allegiance of third parties.”

“Cultural attraction.”

“Moral compromises.”

“Ran out of countries that inspired to their patronage.”

“Usefulness has been served.”

“Sense of siege.”

“A terrible state of affairs.”

“Adding ominiously.”

“Motivated by selfish political ideology.”

“Inherited communal wisdom.”

“Blame should necessarily be attached to the worst outcome.”

“National mythologising has been pervasive,”

'Cold Justice' Quotes:

“Rough men she was hooking up with.”

“Drifter lifestyle.”

“First happy thing that happened in her life.”

“Did something terrible.”

“Ran a rural compound.”

“Cirumstances in life.”

'Dead Of Winter' Quotes:

“Everybody feared him.”

“Unfortunately for society.”

“Not to be messed with.”

'David Stratton's Stories Of Australian Cinema' Quotes:

“Kick out notice.”

“Sneer sneer nudge nudge.”

“As was government thining at the time.”

“Where's your modesty?”

“Your body is your worst enemy.”

“This one's for the raincoat brigade.”

“Burning rivers of the dead.”

“Mental bitch.”

“When this film was made: Hollywood didn't even exist.”

“I'm inviting you to bite your bum.”

'Invasion!' Quotes:

“Obliterated from memory.”

“Really bad stuff.”

“Now that I've got it, I shall hold it.”

“Faded into memory.”

“Base things.”

“So terrible that it echoes through the ages as a low point in England's bloody history.”

“Worst king England ever had.”

“Far less popular then he thought they were.”

“Grew tired of his guest.”

“Miserable end.”

“Intent on power himself.”

“Longed for the old days.”

“Dodgy cause.”

“Folk demon.”

“Invasions we have chosen to forget.”

'Murder She Wrote' Quote:

“I don't care about dignity!”

'Irish Daily Mirror' Quotes:

“A world may be forming.”

“Running in circles and baying in distress.”

“Cause maximum damage to their good names.”

“Pathways of entry.”

“Karate-kicking her golf bag.”

“See everyone's concern.”


“Become estranged from his own family from his own doing.”

“Appreciating all the things he thought he hated.”

“One of those people everyone likes and respects.”

'Dr Phil' Quotes:

“Very horrible.”

“Coping energy.”

'Baby Driver' Quote:

“The killer dude from 'Halloween'!”

'Harley Quinn' Quotes:

“Hell portals.”

“Seedy bars.”

“Greased up nipples.”

“We're tolerated.”

“A long time ago, way back in the 80s.”

“Klepto aunt.”

“At least I'm not the street turning tricks for cash anymore.”

“A male super-villain can literally look like a deformed penguin!”

“Chain smoking book and trick turning cookie.”

“Least employable person on Earth.”

“Hot southern bartender character.”

“Petty personal vendettas.”

“Your fancy way.”

'American Housewife' Quote:

“The closest I got to fresh fruit as a kid was Wild Cherry Coughdrops.”

Explosion - Addams Family Values GIF - TheAddamsFamily JoanCusack ...

Scary Books

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The Name Of The Game

The opening logo seems to mock Marvel. Superheroes are real including Homelander and Queen Maeve (obvious Superman and Wonder Woman expies) and there is a sight gag of Homelander apaprently murdeirng a mook and nobody cares. A goob, Hugie, sees his galpal Robin killed in utterly violent fashion by the speedster A-Train (obvious Flash expy). A-Train ran THROUGH Robin.

A hero ingenue named Starlight (Supergirl expy) shows up and joins The Seven hero group (the Avengers expy). Simon Pegg makes a cameo as Hughie's useless daddy. Is this set in the 80s or now? Heroes are into branding and money. Who are Vought (the superhero backers)? The Deep is a jackass, he is a pervy Aquaman knockoff. Who was the Lamplighter? There is an invisible superheor with diamond skin. He can only turn invisble by getting naked. He is also a perv.

Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) shows up 24 minutes in. Hughie describes Butcher as looking like he's “starring in a porn version of 'The Matrix'.” Urban's accent is all over the place. Is he meant to be British? The Deep has a themepark. Robin was stuffed in the fridge. Butcher obviously lies. The supes are hypocrites and A-Train is not sorry he killed Robin, in fact he had a good laugh about it. Starlight is told to “clean herself up” after a nasty encounter with The Deep. Who is Madelyn? There is a Black Panther expy. What is Compound V?

There is a Batman expy called Black Noir. The Seven HQ looks like Avengers Tower. The invisble perv loves hanging out in the unisex loo and then he has a fight with Hughie and Butcher. Homelander downs a plane. Jack Quaid, Chance Crawford, Elisabeth Shue and Ann Cusack appeared in this medicore ep. I was less than impressed and disappointed.

Best Lines:

“Kick his door down like Homelander.”

“They're all like that.”

“Full PR support.”

“Super Abled.”

“Little Miss Hero Pageants.”

“Working with a police scanner that I bought on ebay.”

“What have you got to lose that you ain't already lost?”

“The capes for christ guy.”

“Earth's most mighty, champions of the innocent!”

Friday Child

The crew visit Capella IV. A planet that breeds such dysfunctional behaviour in its citizens. Why are they hanging out with a prewarp society that fight with swords and knives? Spock is a hybrid cultural being.

Klingons show up to annoy. There is a pall of perfidy as Klingons make mischief. Kirk is a pompus windbag and he needs a rare mineral and a mining agreement. This tries for intensity and McCoy calls Klingons “sworn enemies”. 'Star Trek VI' had a callback to this moment. Klingons are forceful and vicious. The natives are very brutal and one is a disloyal self seeking bastard and a gutless wonder.

Kirk berates McCoy and dislikes Klingons. McCoy calls Kirk “Captain” to show he is pissed off at Kirk's snotty attiude. The baby born in this ep would feature in the novels. Kirk smarms and why weren't Kirk and Spock briefed about the customs? Julie Newmar of 'Batman' (1966) guest stars as a pregnant widow in peril. Someone wants a status gain and silly outfits are worn.

McCoy and his patient have a slap fight, a bad slap fight. The birth is unmessy. Scotty ends up in command and the baby is named: Leonard James Akaar. Mmmmm.

Best Lines:

“Totally uninterested in medical aid or hospitals.”

“I lead the Ten Tribes.”

“Bargained for our rocks.”

“Earth Federation.”

“Earth vessel.”

“The sick should die.”

“Offer us amusement.”

“The sky does not interest me.”

“It might amuse you.”

“Eventually find us, by scent alone if necessary.”

“I will allow only your touch.”

“Is this what your sworn word means?”

The Deadly Years

Rapid aging strikes! The cast get talc in their hair to look old. Kirk is removed from his command. McCoy's accent gets thicker to the point of incoherence. This was silly.

The Nth Degree

Lt Barclay is the focus of this ep. Why do the crew stage plays other than as an excuse for the actors to show off their ACTINGS? Poor Barclay, nobody spotted this potential. Jim Norton and Dwight Schultz gues star. Riker manspreads and Barclay uneasily goes along. Poor Barclay ended up off the Enterprise and working on the Pathfinder project. The crew distain Barclay. Has he no friends?

Barclay is smart but now has complex and non-normative thinking. Nobody makes appreciative noises or winds him into their narrative. Poor Barclay is not good with friendships and has solitude. People treat him with derison. The ship attacks an alien probe. Barclay expresses what he thinks, whenever he thinks it due to the probe's influence.

Picard thanks Barclay in snotty fashion. People have determined, unreasoning rejection of him. The ship repair a telescope which later gets forgotten about. The crew are appallingly crass. There is no solemnity. LaForge acts jealous of smart Barclay. Troi dresses like a saloon girl.

Barclay is not urgent or a priority to anyone. The crew come across as nasty bullies. Crusher has 80s hair and the crew are elitist. Why doesn't Troi have an office or a staff? Barclay was rejected by his coworkers. LaForge gets snotty about his own sudden irrelevance. Is there no privacy on the holodeck? People can just barge in.

LaForge causes vitriolic division, recall how he treated Scotty? This was crass. Barclay got a brain upgrade/boost. People act like lazy pastiches. Nobody has critical ability. Picard is motivated by a natural instinct for compliance. There's a music school on the ship? People have legitimate fear and sterotype Barclay. They're uninterested detractors. There is nothing edifying about Riker.

People are unconcerned about the bullying of Barclay. This has no profound relevance. There is no cultural criticism. There is no freedom of thought for Barclay. Poor Barclay and his alienation. There is no moral thinking and nobody blends ethics with psychology and neuroscience. There is no transhumanism allowed. Picard is stoic and boring. There are unknown emotional and psychological aspects of this.

Barclay has mind-bogglingly complex thoughts. Picard rejects them and that has a predictable negative impact. Barclay's emotional and cognitive resilence was worn down by stress, bullying and adversity. No one cared. Was Barclay a mocking of fans? There are no social contacts for Barclay. This was insufficient. Picard fears a significant cultural shift. Barclay can alter subspace to go beyond warp speed. Picard is not interested.

The crew are buffeted by events beyond their control. Barclay is an unwilling focus of interest. Why are they frightened of Barclay taking them to a new part of space? You're explorers! EXPLORE! Picard blusters and nobody mentions the events of 'Star Trek V'. They end up in the centre of the galaxy. An alien pops up, the ending is an ass pull and the alien was never mentioned again. Troi and Barclay seemed to be friends in 'Star Trek: Voyager'. This was okay.

Best Lines:

“Always wanted to earn your respect.”

“I understand your duty...I will in no way take your actions personally.”

“Remove yourself from the computer system.”

“Exceed their own limits.”


Picard mouths off to Q who introduces the crew to the Borg as payback. Q is sinister and this was not enthralling. The Borg are thrilling and threatening. This was a morality tale and Q is dastardly. Picard was asking for it. Picard has no individual responsibility. Picard has what he thinks is exceptionalism and a defiant spirit, he's just an arrogant jackass. The Borg are indifferent and their ship is a cube.

Guinan sounds bored and flags concerns. In this ep, the Borg only want technology not drones. There is no respect or dignity. Picard has irritation and no real sense of urgency. Troi uses the term collective. Wesley (a teen in a space onesie) is driving the ship during this. A chunk of the ship is carved out by the Borg, it was fixed off screen. The VFX in this ep are dated and bad. Sonia is a guest character, after only 1 more apperance she was never seen again.

Q is motivitional. The Borg provoke fear. Q has charm. Riker leads an away team to the cube. Interesting chess figures are seen on the Enterprise. O'Brien lurks. The Borg are in conformity and we see a Borg baby which is one of many that Riker and co just leave there. The babies were no doubt abducted and being matured into drones and Riker and co LEFT them there. Data uses the term regenerate. This was okay. Picard's cold reception of Q backfired. Why is the shrink on the bridge? Where are LaForge's staff? Where was Pulaski?

Best Lines:

“Visual survey.”

“Laser beam.”

“If I were you, I'd start back now.”

“You're nothing to him.”

“Oh please.”

“Give you a taste of your future.”


“They keep coming...they are relentless.”

“What makes you think I'm either inclined or capable to terminate this encounter?”

“I wouldn't go there if I were you.”

“Born as a biological lifeform.”

“Let's get the hell out of here.”

“They will be coming.”

“Then you will be theirs.”

“It's not for the timid.”

Norman Devane

A man uses disease as a weapon. There is a boarding school. I've no idea what is going on. Ressler has lost any personality he ever had.Why isn't Red arrested for meancing Ressler with a gun and murdering a guy? Is Red sick? The FBI look the other way again. This is a sordid tale of self annihilation. This is the tv version of anal worms.

Best Line:

“She cares for no-one.”

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