Our own Brian O'Neil has a writeup in the Wall Street Journal "Taking a Career Cue from Hollywood".
You know, if we can make a comic book movie, we could do a Green Hornet mockbuster. The Red Bee? The Black Wasp? Something... (Thanks to Bill Cunningham.)
QOTD -- "Any TV you buy today will probably have that infernal motion smoothing turned on by default, so that you can enjoy your favorite films re-imaged as if they were PBS specials from 1983."
As we all know, I am the voice crying out in the wilderness. The prophet of the new religion(s). Our sacred texts are Save the Cat by Blake Snyder, and The DV Rebel's Guide by Stu Machwitz. No, I don't believe their authors infallible. But I do believe they were directly inspired by He who comes after Me. Or something.
OK, look. I don't have this religion all quite worked out. But it's real, man, it's real. You dig?
Chance called out my kitty fetish with this kitty astronaut. That is one tolerant cat.
Oh, and apparently my review was spoiler - free. So here's the one [warning] with spoilers:
Chance Shirley's Interplanetary is awesome!
So what if Helen knows all along she has to kill Doctor Hywel, and when she finally gets to him she can't, because of the failsafe. That's when he orders her to open the Core.
If that's the case, do we need these flashbacks?
INT. DOCKING BAY
Security Officer Blair LAWSON plays DOMINOES, with officer Boling VALENTINE. Helen approaches.
You got company.
Blair puts a piece down, and stands. Walks over to HELEN.
I want to see Doctor Hywel Rastlin.
Her EYES FLUTTER for a moment
INT. DOCKING BAY
Helen, in her battered uniform, stands in front of Lawson.
Valentine sits behind her, ignoring the two of them, reading a MAGAZINE.
Lawson offhandedly acknowledges the visitor.
Welcome to Dominion Station. Your destination?
Lawson is suddenly none too happy with Helen standing there.
I am here to see Doctor Hywell.
You’re a... [combat robot]
I am here to see Hywell.
Yes... yes... I’ll... have to call... um... security.
The RADIO behind Lawson SQUAWKS.
Lawson presses a button and ignores the radio.
Dominion Station this is Galilee Seven Transport Five, Six, Nine Dominus requesting permission to dock. Over.
Helen looks up and flicks a SWITCH. A HOLOGRAM wireframe of the station appears. She studies it.
Nevermind. I will find him myself.
Helen walks through.
Lawson looks back at Valentine.
Boling looks up briefly.
I’m on break.
The CLANG of a docking ship.
Dominion Station, we are awaiting a reply.
Behold, he is coming with the clouds and every eye will see him, and all the tribes of earth will wail on his account.
You didn’t even check our security clearance. We went to a lot of trouble to get it.
SATI stands there. She is ARMED.
Peace be fucking with you.
Three shots ring out.
Lawson runs out and seals a DOOR. There is a PORTHOLE in this door. It’s possible that we go back to him seeing everything from below.
INT. EMERGENCY VENTWAY
Lawson on the other side of the door. Can hear the androids talking outside.
Dominion Station, infiltration, phase one commencing.
Tybalt’s face appears. He looks and although he does not see Lawson, he knows where Lawson is. Instead he looks almost straight ahead.
Behold I come with the clouds and every eye will see me, all tribes of the earth will wail in my account.
Sati appears next to him. They both look in.
Therefore all things whatsoever that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law of the prophets.
Take the station. You know the ones I want alive. Kill the rest.
Sati walks away. But what is Tybalt looking at?
HELEN. Stands at the other end of the ventway, looking back at Lawson and Tybalt.
RETURN to present.
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