Too bad. The podcast helps me get through my tedious work-day. Try to get one done next week. We miss your voices.
For me the answer is easily Babylon 5, though Fringe may eventually surpass it. Sliders was really fun for its first couple of seasons. I liked TNG and DS9, but for the most part I found the average episode of a Star Trek series to be boring.
What he said. Well, the first part of the first sentence he said. It's probably since I grew up with it, but I love the first four seasons of Babylon 5. The long, slow build-up to the Shadow War and the Earth civil war kept me glued to the screen week after week, and even the weaker fifth season can't kill it for me. I've never understood why it get so much hate.
It pains my eyes to see you write such hurtful word.
First of all, I must object to your claim that there is no tension. The invension of the motion tracker is perhaps one of the greatest inovations in tension-enhancing technology in human history. I don't want to spoil the movie (which I think is fantastic, in case there was any doubt) but can you honestly tell me that Ripley waking up next to Newt and seeing the empty vats was not a tense scene? In that case, I think that the problem is more that you perhaps are a bit jaded, and not the film. For an action-movie, which is clearly is, it is one of the tensest outings I've seen.
I'll partially agree that the cast, seen in a contemporary light might seem a bit, well dumb. But they've got personality. Personality goes a long way. There are plot-holes, but no more an any other movie you can care to compare it to.
You claim you found it boring? To this, I can only say that I strongly disagree, and I simply can't see where you're coming from. To each his own, I suppose. But... you're just wrong... :P
3: We need a service in which to chat. Out there somewhere there has to be a free, easy to use chatroom that doesn't require registration. Just turn up, pick a username and get chatting. Anyone out there have any ideas?
We used Steam chat on the UK Screening Room Withdrawl... thing...
Both "Kongen av Bastøy" and Ken Loach's "Route Irish" were supposed to be above the Adjustment Bureau, but they weren't in the database.
Delivers one of the most emotionally wrenching gut-punches in cinema history, and features an astonishing performance from Lubna Azabal, who carries this movie on her petit shoulders. A movie that gets under your skin and stays there, with an unflinching and completely uncompromising depiction of the horrors of war.
|2. Black Swan|
Didn't make it to Norway until this year, so I'm counting it as a 2011 movie.
|3. X-Men: First Class|
|4. The Secret World of Arrietty|
|5. Source Code|
|7. The Adventures of Tintin|
|8. Meek's Cutoff|
|9. Cave of Forgotten Dreams|
|10. The Adjustment Bureau|
|Apple juice or orange juice? Orange juice|
|Are you a morning or night person? Night|
|Which do you prefer, sweet or salty foods? Salty|
|Ninjas or pirates? Ninjas|
|Marvel or DC? Marvel|
|Autobots or Decepticons? Decepticons|
|What was your favorite childhood television program? Spartacus and the sun beneath the sea (Le mondes engloutis)|
|Are you a collector of anything? DVDs and BluRays. Have a substantial Hockey card collection.|
|If you could be any animal, what would you be? Shark|
|If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Flight of some kind|
|What is usually your first thought when you wake up? "Fuck... Work...."|
|What do you usually think about right before falling asleep? All the chances I didn't take. All the girls I didn't kiss.|
|What's your favorite color? Blue|
|What's your favorite animal? Dog|
|Do you believe in extraterrestrials or life on other planets? Yes I do. I doubt they have the technology to make it here though, so I guess we'll never meet.|
|Do you believe in ghosts? No|
|Ever been addicted to a video/computer game? Which one(s)? I've had an unhealthy relationship with Mass Effect 2, but I wouldn't say I was addicted.|
|You're given 1 million dollars, what do you spend it on? Travelling|
|Have any bad habits? Yes I do. I say "skulle jeg til å si" after too many sentences. It translates roughly to "I nearly said." No, Hjels. You just said it!|
|Which bad habits, if any, drive you crazy? Can't think of any.|
|List 3 of your best personality traits: Loyal, friendly, funny (?)|
|List 3 of your worst personality traits: Lazy, distant, occasionally I take friends and family for granted.|
|Have any celebrity crushes? Rosario Dawson. Reeeow....|
|List 1 thing you wish you could change about yourself: Either I actually change it, or I don't dwell on it.|
|Any tattoos or piercings? Nope|
|What's the first thing you notice in the opposite sex? Eyes.|
|What personality traits do you look for in a partner? Patient. :)|
|What personality traits do you dislike in other people? Quiet people. Since I'm so quiet myself, I would have an awful conversation with this person. :)|
|Do you see yourself getting married in the next 5 years? No. Married life ain't for me.|
|Are you mostly a clean or messy person? Messy.|
|If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? I'm happy where I am. Or Turin, Italy. If you twisted my arm.|
|If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go? Turin, Italy.|
|List 5 goals on your life's to-do list: Have my novel published. Salvage the relationship with my father. Learn two new languages. Climb more mountains. Be remembered as a good friend.|
|Name 1 regret you have: That I chose not to serve abroad while I was in the army.|
|Name 1 thing you miss about being a kid: Lack of responsibility.|
|Name 1 thing you love about being an adult: I make my own money.|
|What's your favorite song of the moment? Far til Datter by Kaizers Orchestra|
|What's your favorite song of all time? Cloud 9 by China Drum|
|What's your favorite thing to do on a Saturday night? Watching football (sawker) with a beer in my hand, and my friends around me.|
|What's your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon? Playing sawker.|
|Have any hidden talents? I can manipulate the cartilage in my knuckles. And whistle sharply without using my fingers.|
|You're about to walk the green mile, what do you have as your last meal? Everything on the menu. This canon's going to be full when I go off. Ka-boom!|
|What would be your dream job? Librarian|
|Which would you rather have, 100 million dollars or true love? I had my chance at true love, and chose not to act on it. So gimme the money. :)|
|If you could have 3 wishes granted, what would they be? For my hair to grow back. For the world's most comfortable and durable pair of shoes. For world peace, yadda yadda yadda...|
|Ever wish you were born the opposite sex? If so, why? No, but I wish I could understand the opposite sex a bit better.|
|Name 1 thing not many people know about you: I am the lizard king. I can do anything.|
|If you HAD to change your name, what would you change it to? Dovahkiin, maybe. Or Armin. Armin's a good name,|
|Do you believe in the afterlife? I am not qualified to answer that question. I have no idea.|
|On the topic of abortion, how do you feel about cookies? I love cookies.|
I have not managed to finish FFXIII, even though I got it on the release date, and have been playing it in increments since. I may just watch the rest of FFXIII on youtube, and get the sequel, since I'm an incurable story junkie.
Sad, sad times in Skyrim. Not only has the country been through a harrowing civil war that has pitted neighbour against neighbour, brother against brother and troll against rabbit, (Stupid rabbits sided with the imperials, and got what was coming to them.) but theft of property has suddenly run rampant for some reason, while a spate of assassinations has everyone on edge. Despite all this, life seemed to be returning to normal for the hardy Nords, a people not unfamiliar with pain and strife.
And then, disaster struck.
While I was on one of my regular trips to Riverwood to offload my ill-gotten gains with the local merchant, a feroscious frost dragon suddenly descended on the idyllic little town, and proceeded to attack the villagers on sight. We fought back, only to be met by an inferno of ice and... snow. He was a tough old buck, the scars across his scaly hide told us this was not the first time he had reigned terror down upon the hapless populace, but after a protracted battle, we prevailed, the villagers gathering in triumph as the his skin burned off him, leaving only his skeleton behind. As the dust settled however, the cheers silenced as the bodies of Gerdur, the owner of the local mill, sister of Helgen survivor Ralof, and Alvor the blacksmith were found among the rubble.
Given that I myself didn't have familial ties with Riverwood, I took it upon myself to officiate the burial ceremonies of two of the pillars of the local community, to take the burden off the townsfolk, who were left to mourn their fallen.
Of course, by "officiating the burial ceremonies" I mean getting Alvor tangled up in the lumber cutter, and floating Gerdur's corpse down the river, while I ran beside her, laughing as she went through the rapids.
The time after this disaster, I've spent trying to console Gerdur's brother Ralof, who seems to be taking it awfully well. I think he might be in denial...