Friday, April 20, 2018

Star Trek: Enterprise 2.15

Cease Fire

Captain Archer has to negotiate a peace between the Vulcans and the Andorians. The two groups are fighting over a small planet which the Andorians first claimed. The Andorians name for it Weytahn, the Vulcan name is Paan Mokar. The catch is that the planet is close to Vulcan space. The Vulcans have controlled the planet for about 100 years but the Andorians have decided they have had enough and are back to claim the planet for their own.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Atlanta 1.03

Go For Broke

Earn takes Van on a date. He's close to broke. Van doesn't know that. Their waitress keeps urging Van to get the expensive items on the menu. Earn winds up having to call Alfred to ask him for money.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)

This is a biographical picture about William Moulton Marston, the creator of Wonder Woman, and the two women in his life, Elizabeth (his wife) and Olive (their lover). It is more about the two women than it is about him but he does play an important role in the movie. The movie seems to put forth that Elizabeth and Olive weren't just the women in his life but also co-creators of Wonder Woman.

One thing that surprised me or maybe just reflects on the budget of the film is that even though the movie spans about 20 years and both women give birth a couple times the three leads characters don't seem to age one bit. Hairstyles and clothes change a bit but from what I could see that's about it.

I wasn't crazy about this movie but it has its moments. My biggest problem with the movie is that it is too melodramatic. I wish that it had been a little more down to earth. I wasn't crazy about the actor who plays Professor Marston. There didn't seem to be any subtlety to his character. The actors who play Elizabeth and Olive are much more to my liking. I didn't love them in every scene but at least their relationship and their characters seemed a little more real.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Young Justice 1.24

Performance

Most of the team goes undercover to find a thief. Led by Robin, the team (which also includes Miss Martian, Superboy, Red Arrow, and Artemis) joins Haly's Circus as it travels through Europe. Kid Flash shows up briefly but is not with them. Aqualad and Zatanna are completely absent from this episode.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Mr. Robot 1.02

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Elliot meets with Tyrell who wants him to leave AllSafe and join Evil Corp. Tyrell promises to make him rich. Elliot says no thank you.

Elliot goes home and hacks Tyrell’s accounts. It seems too easy. He freaks. He thinks Tyrell must have let him. He destroys his machines. I love this part of the show, the paranoia. Elliot or at least the actor playing him and the way the show is produced totally sells Elliot’s fears.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Star Trek: Enterprise 2.02

Carbon Creek

T'Pol tells Archer and Trip a story about T'Mir, her great-grandmother. It is the story of the first contact between Humans and Vulcans, in a town called Carbon Creek, PA. There isn't really a town called Carbon Creek but some of the events and things mentioned in the episode are real. The Vulcans were there to observe Sputnik, Earth's first man-made satellite.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Atlanta 1.02

Streets on Lock

Earn and Paperboy get arrested. Paperboy gets out but Earn stays in jail for the better part of a day waiting to get charged. Alfred tries going about his day but something is bothering him. Earn sees a lot that bothers him in jail. Paperboy runs into a lot of people who know his name. Some know him from the radio, others from the shooting incident.