Well, holy shit! People are reading my blog everyday and I haven’t even posted a new entry in over a month. Hell, probably a few months. If your wondering what the hell I’ve been up too the short answer is: looking for work. Blogging is fun. I would like to make it a career (well, writing in general) but it don’t pay the bills. But luckily karma has been on my side and I can now say I have begun my second week at a video production company in Stockton! Now I can buy all the new Star Trek merch!
And speaking of Star Trek, this will have to do as my “review”, Fucking Awesome! I went to the early showing and again that first Sunday. I squirted geek all over my shorts. Any one with something bad to say can lick my sweaty, unwashed, and dingle-berried taint & balls! Sorry… I loves me my Star Trek. This is the Star Trek movie I’ve wanted to make ever since I was a little kid. The one that I could talk to all my friends at school about and not fear having my underwear pulled over my head until my anus began bleeding profusely.
Yeah it’s not perfect but it is beautiful. As a film maker there are so many little details that just get me wet. Like at the beginning when George Kirk is going to ram the Kelvin into Nero’s ship and they turn it into an emotional character moment between him and his family. Beautiful. The music in that section is just wonderful. I had a tear in me eye.
There is so much more I would love to say about this movie but It’s already been talked about endlessly so I won’t bore you with my brain dribble. So I’ll leave you by saying, I can’t guarantee that I’ll keep posting regularly but I sure intend to. I think I need to though if I want to bee the coolest blog on the net!
Sweaty taint and balls everyone!
I saw this on a few sites today. I love this! It’ll get stuck in your head. I think I need to collaborate with this guy!
It took me three days to write this and a hell of a lot of, “please sweety Daddy needs to work”s but it’s here. Though you may be wondering, was it worth the trouble?
Warning: Spoilers Ahead
Well, I figured it was about time to post my thoughts about the Battlestar Galactica series finale. I won’t go into to much detail because I’m sure you’ve all been reading these non-stop for almost two weeks now, so I’ll just tell you my story of watching it and my thoughts about how it went.
As is tradition for me I made sure I had a few brew’s for the show. Three 32 oz bottles of Bud Ice, one for each hour of the three part finale (I had to watch all three together so it would feel like a movie!). Hey I’m unemployed and I live with my parents, don’t judge me! I waited till the whole house was in bed, fast asleep. I pulled a chair directly in front of the TV. Pushed play. In three hours my face would be soaked with tears.
The first part of the three hours, as you all know, was shown the week before. It set up the final confrontation between the humans and the Cylons. It was good stuff, yes? Adama and Starbuck dividing the hanger deck with red tape. Dying Roslin being helped across the line. Classic Alamo. I love Baltar’s inner pull to the other side of the tape.
The second hour was some of the most intense shit I’ve seen in a long time. They moved the story into the action really fast. I love how Baltar (I think in the end he was my favorite character) simply hands the box over and tells Paulla that his followers are hers now. He made a choice that changed his character. A choice that he has been searching for since Caprica. That’s what great storytelling and character development is all about, making choices. He made a choice to stay not for him self but because he was needed there on some level he couldn’t explain. You can see it in how James Callis plays the hesitation when Baltar is looking around the hangar deck. The inner conflict is written on his face.
Next we have the jump directly in front of the colony. Insane! Guns blazing! Explosions everywhere! Raptors jumping from inside the ship! And then ramming the fracking ship into the fracking colony! That’s fracking action man!
I love the way Boomer goes out. You know she had to go, but hey man, I remember when she was one of the good guys. Yeah her character became nothing more than a play thing for Cavil but I’m glad they gave her some dignity in the end. I like the flash back showing that she made good on her word to Adama.
Back on the ship.
The Caprica Six and Baltar story was great. I really dug how they both could see each others “imaginary friend”. That was a great moment for me. From the very beginning I wanted them to be some kind of spiritual messengers and I was right.
I really liked how we get to see what the opera house dreams were all about. The way they inter-cut the footage of the dream with the reality on the ship was perfect. Especially when Baltar and Six enter the bridge. The Final Five watching over them from above was cool, and a little creepy. That slo-mo shot of the Number 4 spurting blood from his neck and Adama kicking his legs out from under him was the ballz!
Batlar’s speech: good. “I see angels.”
Cavil makes deal: too convenient, but necessary.
Final Five sharing thoughts: awesome!
I like how they all dip their hands in to the “milk” and share their minds. Tory cracked me up when she was scared about what the others would see. Galen’s face when he sees her kill his wife is priceless. And then the Mo-Fo snaps her neck with his bare hands! Awesome use of Cylon strength.
Oh! And when the shit hits the fan and Cavil yells “FRAK!” and shoves the gun in his mouth and blows the back of his head out I fraking almost woke the whole house! I’ve never seen a more fitting and just end for a character. I rewound that part several times.
Starbuck using the Final Five’s song as jump coordinates not unpredictable but very cool.
The Third Part:
Now apparently this is the half of the show that fans had a problem with. All I have to say to them is: Shut the frak up! You whinny little bitches! I watch a LOT of TV. It’s my “job” I’m a writer (OK fine I don’t actually get paid for it and I do it from my mom’s house but come on let a guy have his fantasies!). Aside from The Shield I’ve never seen a show that has had a finale that has perfectly ended the story (though I don’t think even this one could top The Shield’s). Each character gets a conclusion that fits their personal arch. I would have to say my favorites are… well, all of them actually.
The concept of the humans and Cylons landing on primitive earth is great. What really struck me was how the survivors ponder the question of how they could travel billions of light years to find another group of humanoids who evolved naturally and are genetically “compatible” with them. It fits into the whole “Hand of God” concept of the series. (by the way I love Baltar’s explanation of God as a force of nature) it makes sense that for the cycle of Human-Cylon birth and destruction to ever end they would need to come together and to introduce a third, neutral, element, our ancestors. I love that Colonials, Cylons, and Earthlings, merged and created us.
The jump to our time was poetic. Baltar and Six, the angels walking amongst us, exlpained the end wonderfully. Baltar looks at our modern world, evolving into a similar technological situation as the Colonials. But Angel-Six had a point. The story of the Cycle is in our DNA. We will avoid what happens before because our mitochondrial memory will warn us and save us. Or some shit like that.
And the final and best part: Jimmi Frakin’ Hendrix!
I loved this show. From the mini-series through to the final Moor-Eick cartoon after the credits. I’ve seen every episode. I have sat in front of my TV screen with empty beer bottles all around me and tears running down my face. I have uttered the words, “best writing on TV,” and “best fraking show on TV,” countless times. I have vowed to get my first TV gig writing for this show (I guess I’ll have to go for Caprica). And most of all I have learned more about writing from this show than I have in 8 years of film studies. I love this show and am sad that there will never be another like it. Until I make one of course, and I promise you all I will.
“What do you hear?”
“Nothin but the rain”
“Grab your gun and bring in the cat”
So say we all!
Yesterday I read some stuff about new international Star Trek posters. I think they looked cool. Today we get a supposed “official” US release of the first Star Trek poster! I haven’t been able to confirm that this is official, but it looks like it. Also, below it I put up the European posters as well. Tell me what you think in the comments section.
I like it! It says Star Trek, but it aslo says Bad Ass Mother Fucker’s! Looks like a movie the masses would see.
Looks cool. I like the Enterprise under construction and Kirk on the bike. Gives it the feel of a new beginning.
This ones one of my favorites, I think it’s from Italy. I like that its Earth bound and familiar. Also it has a disaster pic feel, which is sure to bring in an audience!
I like the abstraction of this one.
OK. Nothin’ too special.
Well I hope you like these. I’m hopeful that these will bring in a large audience because that’s what we need if Star Trek is going to get more movies or eventually a TV show. If this movie tanks I’m sure it will be the last we see of Star Trek for a long, long time. Fortunately I think it will kick ass and make a shit load of money!
Please leave your thoughts in the coment section.
Paulandstorm.com held a competition in honor of our “first geek president” Barak Obama. The goal was to appoint a Secretary of Geek Affairs to the cabanit. What are the duties of this prestigious position you may ask? Well, I’ll let the good folks at Paul and Storm answer that:
Only time will tell. Maybe they’ll just be a figurehead, sent to represent the government at cons, beta releases, and gaming tournaments across the country. Or perhaps they’ll provide a larger vision for greater geekdom, encouraging and fostering the careers, hobbies, and memes that are the lifeblood of our nation.
But in general terms,
- Advise the POTUS on matters concerning, affecting, and/or of interest to geeks (as well as nerds and similar constituencies);
- Implement POTUS policies generated by first responsibility; and
- Act as liaison on POTUS’ behalf between the greater U.S. geek community and other national and international stakeholders.
- Not required to be a U.S. citizen, because we say so.
Sounds cool. And who is the person deemed most qualified? Wil Wheaton of course!
He happens to be my Geek idol. I grew up wishing Wesley Crusher was my big brother. No offence to my real brother but Weasly was more of a geek like me.
I wonder if the new SecGeek needs any aids? Hey, Wil if you do you’ll let me know right?