Wednesday, December 24, 2014

SyFy's Ascension Was a Steaming Pile of Bait and Switch Sci-Fi

Boy, oh, boy! Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me five times and, well, guess I'm a damned fool!

And boy, could I have not been a bigger fool last week! For months I looked forward to SyFy's Ascension, ever since the promos started airing in the fall. Could you blame me? The trailers looked beyond awesome and the storyline promising. Sure, the premise was far-fetched, but so what? So was 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Invisible Man and Planet of the Apes. So I completely accepted the premise that Ascension would be about a space voyage that was launched in the 1960s and was still somehow functional in the present day. I then waited and waited and waited eagerly for the series to finally air, thinking it was going to be amazing. But instead of getting this:

I got this...

As if getting the rug pulled out from under me wasn't bad enough, Ascension was such an incompetent, jumbled, incomprehensible mess that it made Revolution look like a masterpiece.

So what was it about this series that was so Godawful? Hope you have the afternoon to spare....

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Did the Studios Rip Off a Star Wars Fan Film for Its New Title, The Force Awakens?

Well, if it this doesn't beat all. This past week, the studios announced the official title for the new Star Wars sequel, "The Force Awakens."

As you can expect, this caused a lot of consternation amongst the Star Wars fanbase. Yeah, yeah, I know--what don't they complain about? But you know what? I'm as far removed as a Star Wars fangirl as they come and even I was shaking my head going, "The Force... Awakens?"

Friday, November 7, 2014

Holy *Bleep*! Is Z Nation Actually a Decent Show? A Mini Review

As soon as you hear the name, "Asylum", you know you're getting grade A poop of the finest quality, so needless to say, when I learned that the studio responsible for the Sharknado franchise was putting out what sounded like a Walking Dead rip off, I expected pure and utter crap. Instead, I found one of the more entertaining new TV series of the 2014 season.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Under the Dome Season 2 Commentary, Part 2

Welcome to part two of my Under the Dome Season 2 Commentary, Part 2! (Read Part 1 here), we'll continue to look at all the other things that went horribly wrong with Under the Dome this past season, thanks to the infestation of brain slugs that apparently attacked the show's writing team:

"Must write another episode of Under the Dome!"

"We can't. We only have 5% of our brain capacity left!"

"That's okay. Let the brain slugs do all the work!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Under the Dome Season 2 Commentary, Pt. 1

In case any of you have been wondering, yes, I did watch Season Two of Under the Dumb Under the Dome, and yes, I found it to be every bit as ridiculous as you found it to be. However, I didn't recap it for the same reason I didn't recap The Following--some shows are so bad that they're not even worth recapping. Under the Dumb was one of them. It was so moronic that I just didn't bother. However, just for fun, I thought I'd do a brief commentary of everything that sucked about Season Two. It's pretty long, so I'll break it down into two parts.

Are you ready? I'll be gentle. I promise!