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Vaughn

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  1. I've watched the first three available on Hulu and really enjoyed them. Well, maybe not enjoyed per se but appreciated what I was watching. The disquieting score at certain points definitely reminded me of how I found 'Annihilation' to be both engrossing and unsettling. The burning video also recalled the end of the Portman vs. alien scene in that movie as well. The cast is all good but Offerman is so perfect as an amoral tech genius that it's a wonder I've never seen in any kind of serious role before. Zack Grenier is also great but funny to see him as a physically threatening character after enjoying him for years as a weasel on 'the Good Wife'. Future thoughts: Jamie must be dead, right? Bummer. Will Lily break the tram lines and live or is the operating theory of this show that our fates are sealed? The concept of communication time travel but not physical time travel reminds me a bit of the concept of stubs in William Gibson's last two books. (Speaking of those books, we are for sure in the Jackpot now, which is a bummer.) This is just stupid Star Wars fan type thinking on my part, but I would love a throwaway cameo of Alicia Vikander in a street scene to show this is in the 'Ex Machina' universe.
  2. Jamie not dead, although it wasn't entirely clear why. If they've already killed one guy, why not another? I guess it would be much harder to fake evidence off campus vs on campus. Anyways, I wouldn't fuck with Kenton. This episode didn't grab me as much as the first three but still good stuff.
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: A new thread was Justified

    Standard disclaimer - to each their own, of course, but you don't find any of the Pixar content worth rewatching? The Toy Stories are wildly overrated and the Cars series is the Devil's work, but Ratatouille, Up, the Incredibles and Wall-E are all very re-watchable for me. Granted I do have kids but I've watched these by myself when they were on TV.
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: A new thread was Justified

    anyone watching 'Devs'? I love the disquieting vibe of Garland's recent stuff.
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    Denis Villenueve to direct Dune

    ok, where's the damn teaser trailer?
  6. What if we find out that the Black Widow who died in Endgame was actually...... a clone! #jjstrikesagain
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    Rothfuss XV: Move along, nothing to see here

    I was flipping through the first book today and realized I want a side book about that Ruh character who goes out and finds rare books and artifacts for Lorren, like an Indiana Jones type character set in this world. Poor Kvothe - he never found his version of Jean Tannen. Sometimes a polymath orphan smart guy who thinks he's cleverer than everyone else needs a beefy friend to take him down a notch when needed.
  8. Maybe because it's coming out earlier? [I know, I know it's not. Just let me think positive thoughts for moment.]
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    Formula One 2020

    I'd say Hamilton and MB really want this season to go ahead - he's not old but he only has a few years to pass Schumacher. Depending on how the 2012 cars go, he could lose the huge advantage of MB engineering and financial resources if the rules changes does result in a more level playing field. I've always loved to idea of a driver/car swap race. That would be a riot. Have a live lottery on Thursday night to match cars w/ drivers.
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    Bottled In Bond Going On #26

    I like the Radiohead theme for 'Spectre', which wasn't used.
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    Formula One 2020

    Jalopnik was onto the Rich Energy scam last April - https://jalopnik.com/what-you-find-when-you-look-into-rich-energy-the-myste-1833303620
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    Formula One 2020

    How critical is ticket sales to F1 vs. broadcast? Certainly it's a ton of money but in terms of the product, a F1 race in front of empty stands is nothing like a football or basketball game played in an empty arena. Sadly by the summer, this is going to everywhere so unless we'll all going to agree to stay inside for 3 weeks, people will just have to go on with their lives and deal with the consequences. I would loved to have some behind the scenes info last year discussing the fact that a fake energy drink company was a top sponsor of Haas.
  13. Yes! I almost posted that sentiment but couldn't quite sum it up as neatly.
  14. Same. Actors are great, set design is fun but I really don't think the show runners have (or care about) any real concept of a story they're telling.
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    Rothfuss XV: Move along, nothing to see here

    'Love Spreads' (off of the Second Coming album) was their only big US hit.
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    Rothfuss XV: Move along, nothing to see here

    Roko's basilisk as I recall is a future AI of unmeasurable power, a presumption of close to unlimited power and perfect knowledge. The difference would only be that the Ctaeth operates from knowing malice whereas RB is only effectively malicious in that it will harm anyone who prevents it from coming into existence. Kind of the difference between burning an insect with a magnifying glass or just stepping on one by accident. Still the same end result if you're the bug. It is a weird concept in the book - seems like if something that totally evil existed, there would be copious warning systems to prevent people from crossing its path by accident. Like the Chernobyl site or something.
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    Rothfuss XV: Move along, nothing to see here

    I was exactly talking about the Stone Roses album (as something which sadly wasn't worth the wait, which was the whole point.) The evil tree thing in the second book is kind of like Roko's Basilisk, right? There. Back on topic.
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    Rothfuss XV: Move along, nothing to see here

    Sorry, Dream of Spring. The last GoT book. Honestly though, a book called 'Song of Summer' which told the events of GoT but only from Summer's perspective would be a hilarious way for GRRM to finish the series.
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    Rothfuss XV: Move along, nothing to see here

    We'll never know because he's an unreliable narrator!
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    Rothfuss XV: Move along, nothing to see here

    To finish my part of the thread derailing, I had a friend who read the final Novik book and didn't like it and some of the Amazon reviews kind of backed up their opinion. I wasn't that motivated to read it so didn't so this is all a bit absurd on my part to slag it unread on reflection. https://www.amazon.com/League-Dragons-Temeraire-Naomi-Novik/dp/0345522931 To bring it back to the topic, Rothfuss is a better writer than Novik but perhaps less accomplished in that he can't get shit completed. Temeraire was a good fun but I think the world building was a bit less interesting given how much was built on the framing established by O'Brian, Forester and Austen but with dragons. I'd like to read another Rothfuss novel as the stuff about him as person which seems irritating isn't to the level of Card, Asmiov or those Hugo creeps where the fact that they are shitty people negates any interest I have in their works. Second Coming > Winds of Winter > Chinese Democracy > Doors of Stone > Song of Summer* * absolutely never being published
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    Denis Villenueve to direct Dune

    Agreed but you know this is only the first half of the first book in this movie, right? If they don't get to make a second one, that would be tragic* given the talent involved. * assuming this isn't terrible, which based on 'Arrival' and 'BR2049' and the cast, I think it won't be.
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    Rothfuss XV: Move along, nothing to see here

    Right! And no-one liked it after the long wait. I never read the last Temeraire book but it was widely panned as feeling like she just knocked it off out of obligation after the passion and creative spark for the story and characters had died. That's what's going to happen with both of these books.
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    Denis Villenueve to direct Dune

    This is pretty much like LoTR though, isn't it? Huge, legendary book which is a cornerstone of its genre being adapted as a multi-movie series. If you want to make the second/third movies, you need to the first one to be a hit so marketing in advance to build the hype is critical. Unlike the MCU, where there were many existing characters which could be be rolled out over several movies to build up the franchise, this has to land from the start or you're looking at something like 'Bladerunner 2049' where the box office doesn't justify a sequel.
  24. Yeah, I guess it is ridiculous when you consider that it's just a disk of metal and not magical like Thor's hammer (RIP). I, for one, could never get a frisbee to bounce off two or three things and come back to me like a boomerang. WandaVision's problem is they are two of the more overpowered yet boring characters in the MCU. I do appreciate just what a weird idea for a show this is though. Other MCU trailer takeaway- glad to see David Harbour getting another beefy superhero gig. Can we get him into the DCU also? Like as Killer Croc or something?
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    Star Trek: Picard

    Chabon is developing Kavalier and Clay for TV (which should be great, but I wish it was Yiddish Policeman's Union) https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/michael-chabon-kavalier-and-clay-series-showtime-overall-deal-with-cbs-tv-studios-1203431199/
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