Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Pacific Northwest, via North Florida
I’ma huge sci-fan fan but I like sci-fi that in my imagination, is plausible tosome degree. Star Wars you have to take with a grain of salt at least. Trek,you need the salt shaker. I love each, but you have to suspend a lot ofdisbelief to accept either.
TheMartian? Man, I loved the book and movie, as that’s something you can totallyaccept as possible in 15-20 years (the timeframe part isn’t likely, given thecurrent NASA funding and timetables, but you get my point).
Thefirst two Alien movies, I loved. Each were really pushing the science andplausibility of the genre, but you could watch each and think of that universeas real and someday you could walk into it. Alien was an utter masterpiece ofthe genre because the space ship was believable. It broke ground in sci-fi.
Interstellar?I couldn’t get into it. The premise had plot holes big enough to stuff a planetthrough. I have no idea how people can’t see that.
Ireally liked the re-boot of “Battlestar Galactica” on TV several years ago. Ithad problems and it got really mired into its own plot in the last two seasons,but it’s the only reboot I thought was better than the original.
“DefyingGravity” was a really good show that nobody recalls. Google it. It’s on DVD andI really liked it, though I never saw it on TV. It was marketed as “Grey’sAnatomy in Space” which wasn’t accurate at all and was played late in thenights. I international space agency conducts a several-planet tour of thesolar system, and you later find there’s an ulterior motive for the trip.Flashes back and forth between the ‘now’ of the mission and the training thatled up to it. I’m still disappointed it never made it past the first season.
"When all else fails, call for indirect fire on your position, AND GET THE **** OUT!"
-Exact words of one of my 'call for fire' class instructors.
Former US Army Ordnance officer and lover of all things what go BOOM!