I’ve been having a great time watching TOS with my sister, but I’ve also been a tiny bit disappointed that, overall, my reactions to most episodes have been somewhere between “meh” and “NO.” Not exactly shocked, mind; I know what a critical bastard I am, but still: I’m a nerd, and nerds are made for liking things. Going into this episode, I was really hoping to have more of a “hell yeah” reaction.
Luckily for me, “The Corbomite Maneuver” is easily my favorite episode since “The Naked Time.”
Good morning, all. Today is my sister’s birthday, and really, what better gift can one give than the snarky over-analyzation of a beloved science fiction classic? In today’s episode of TOS, we have it all: a sexy psychologist, the first Vulcan mind meld, a boatload of unethical psychiatry, and a weird dude in a box.
Never let it be said I don’t know how to give bomb ass gifts, people. Continue reading
I’ll talk more about this when I get to “City on the Edge of Forever,” I’m sure, but I’ve found that TOS sometimes starts an episode seemingly heading in one direction, only to rapidly change course and end up somewhere wildly different. Case in point: “Miri,” an episode that, on first glance, appears to be about the mystery of a duplicate Earth, until TOS is like, nah, we don’t really feel like solving that particular storyline; how about we do Kirk vs The Lost Boys instead, with, like, a weird epidemic and some quasi-immortality thrown in?
It’s just another standard mission for the USS: Enterprise.
Apologies for the unexpected, month-long pause on TOS recaps. Dr. Ian Malcolm tells us that life finds a way, but sometimes life just gets in the way. Also, other TV: I’m behind on SO MUCH right now. I did finish watching Jessica Jones, Season 2 last week; unfortunately, I’m so upset with something they’ve done that I’m having a hard time focusing on the things I actually enjoyed about the season.
But we aren’t here to talk about Jessica Jones. We’re here to talk about Star Trek, specifically Captain Kirk, Nurse Chapel, and, as always, what it means to be human.
Oh, and killer robots, too.
The year is 1991. The date? February 14th, Valentine’s Day. There’s been flowers and chocolate. There’s been wining and dining. And now, to close out the evening, there’s obviously only one appropriate movie premiere for you and your partner to go see: The Silence of the Lambs.
I mean, I didn’t because I was 5 for most of 1991, but still. 27 years later–well, 27 years and one month later than I’d hoped; damn you, RL–we’re going to take a look at what a gender-flipped remake of this movie might look like today.
Boy, there’s a lot to discuss.
My sister and I have been watching old Hercule Poirot movies lately, as Tom–only completely wrong in his movie opinions about 80% of the time–informed me of their existence. Most recently, we watched Death on the Nile with Peter Ustinov, and while I don’t have too much to say, I thought I’d at least write up a few, quick impressions, if only because I’d like to post something this week, and I’m not done with my next gender-swapped movie essay yet. (Spoilers: it’s about a highly regarded horror film with some seriously problematic elements.)
On to the Baby Review!
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I went to see Black Panther last Sunday, mostly excited but also a little nervous. Not so much on the “Hollywood-fucks-up-black-representation” front; reviews had been pretty overwhelmingly positive about that. In fact, save for a few racist trolls saying the kinds of things you’d expect racist trolls to say, reviews on pretty much every front had been overwhelmingly positive–
–Which, yeah, was pretty much why I was nervous. Despite the name of this blog, I really didn’t wanna be the Meh Girl about this one, like, I didn’t want Black Panther to be my Arrival of 2018, you know?
Happily for me, I enjoyed the hell out of this movie.
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