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by Lord Tesla
May 4th, 2018, 8:03 pm
Forum: General Star Wars Discussion
Topic: Happy Star Wars Day
Replies: 6
Views: 3134

Re: Happy Star Wars Day

And yet again, it comes round...

May the Fourth be with you all!
by Lord Tesla
April 22nd, 2018, 3:12 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 119
Views: 31769

Re: Last Movie Watched

Kong: Skull Island. Not as bad as I was expecting. In fact, more entertaining than The Last Jedi. Much more. Nonsensical, to be sure, but entertaining enough for a diversion while preparing and eating dinner.
by Lord Tesla
April 21st, 2018, 3:49 pm
Forum: The Cantina
Topic: [Game] Combine the Movie Titles Game
Replies: 37
Views: 8576

Re: [Game] Combine the Movie Titles Game

The Glass Key to Rebecca
by Lord Tesla
April 21st, 2018, 3:46 pm
Forum: The Cantina
Topic: [Game] Combine the Movie Titles Game
Replies: 37
Views: 8576

Re: [Game] Combine the Movie Titles Game

The Skeleton Key to Rebecca
by Lord Tesla
April 21st, 2018, 3:43 pm
Forum: The Cantina
Topic: [Game] Last Letter Word Game
Replies: 15
Views: 5425

Re: [Game] Last Letter Word Game

Eurus.
by Lord Tesla
April 21st, 2018, 3:40 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: What's the last book you read?
Replies: 30
Views: 8117

Re: What's the last book you read?

Colossus , by D. F. Jones. A moldy oldie from 1966. It never gives any specific date indications in the course of 220+ pages, but hints at events taking place round the turn of the century--that is, the 20th becoming the 21st. It tells the story of a runaway supercomputer--well, two of them really-...
by Lord Tesla
April 21st, 2018, 3:30 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 119
Views: 31769

Re: Last Movie Watched

Saw the film Tuesday afternoon, as soon as I could clear time to spin the disc. I have six or seven pages of notes I'm working up into a proper post for the proper thread. If anyone is interested. If not, well, that's cool, too. 6-7 pages?!?!? Eagerly awaiting your essay. I think it should arrive s...
by Lord Tesla
April 21st, 2018, 3:28 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 119
Views: 31769

Re: Last Movie Watched

The Last Jedi . D (and then I'm generous). Generous? You have a gift for understatement... The last film I watched was (part) of The Conjuring 2 , which was just a little too stupid to finish. I don't usually laugh during horror movies, but this one was a laugh a minute. The Warrens... Ugh. And the...
by Lord Tesla
April 21st, 2018, 3:19 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 124
Views: 28829

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Sherlock, 4.2, "The Lying Detective." That was just...weird...

Weird, weird, weird.

I think I want the 1890s back, please.
by Lord Tesla
April 16th, 2018, 4:04 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 124
Views: 28829

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Fear the Walking Dead , Season 4.1, the much-hyped Morgan Jones crossover from The Walking Dead . Okay, actually, the last show I watched was Talking Dead after this one, but this was the last fiction I watched. Underwhelmed, I was. That's still an improvement over my (dis)satisfaction with the thr...
by Lord Tesla
April 14th, 2018, 3:43 am
Forum: The Cantina
Topic: [Game] Combine the Movie Titles Game
Replies: 37
Views: 8576

Re: [Game] Combine the Movie Titles Game

Zero Dark Thirty Seconds over Tokyo

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Hawk
by Lord Tesla
April 14th, 2018, 3:34 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 119
Views: 31769

Re: Last Movie Watched

Prometheus. Yes, that one. It's a mess, but it makes good mealtime viewing. And it's way better than that awful "sequel."
by Lord Tesla
April 14th, 2018, 3:27 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: What's the last book you read?
Replies: 30
Views: 8117

Re: What's the last book you read?

The Other Log of Phileas Fogg by Philip José Farmer. Reread, it actually, for the first time in...golly, probably fifteen years? Not quite as good as I remember it being.
by Lord Tesla
April 14th, 2018, 3:24 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: What's the Last Thing You Ate?
Replies: 44
Views: 10557

Re: What's the Last Thing You Ate?

Something I shouldn't have, I think. My diet's been all weird since lunch...
by Lord Tesla
April 14th, 2018, 3:23 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: What about the old Caption Contest?
Replies: 4
Views: 2096

Re: What about the old Caption Contest?

Still waiting...

Eager to caption...
by Lord Tesla
April 14th, 2018, 3:21 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 124
Views: 28829

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Into the Badlands, 2.8, "Sting of the Scorpion's Tail," if memory serves.
by Lord Tesla
April 2nd, 2018, 2:59 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 124
Views: 28829

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Yeah, I was really underwhelmed. After the first, 6-episode event series, I felt done. Sounds like there's no reason for me to jump back in. Not unless you enjoy being bored and wasting your time. After the big build-up to last season's finale, they pulled back, way back this season, and it was mos...
by Lord Tesla
March 29th, 2018, 4:13 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: What's the last book you read?
Replies: 30
Views: 8117

Re: What's the last book you read?

The Terror by Dan Simmons.

I'm not exactly sure what it was supposed to be--historical novel, horror novel, soporific--but, in the end, it's...

Dances with Eskimo

It's readable, and it has its moments, but it could have been cut, tightened, and cleaned of anachronisms.
by Lord Tesla
March 29th, 2018, 3:57 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 258
Views: 61170

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

So. As I've said elsewhere, I've seen it now. Remarks forthcoming.

Meanwhile, I make this prediction:

Episode IX will be called...

The Whimpire Versus the Gelded Alliance.
by Lord Tesla
March 29th, 2018, 3:46 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 124
Views: 28829

Re: Last Television Show Watched

The X-Crement Files, "Event Series" 11.10: "My Struggle IV"

Well, what can you expect from a series that's ripped of a title from der Führer four freakin' times?

Adios, Mulder and Scully. Don't let senescence hit you in the ass on the way out.

Yeah, I was really underwhelmed.
by Lord Tesla
March 29th, 2018, 3:40 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 119
Views: 31769

Re: Last Movie Watched

I saw this thing...what was it called? Episode VIII, I think, or maybe it was The Last Jedi ? If that was it, I can see why it would be the last... Saw the film Tuesday afternoon, as soon as I could clear time to spin the disc. I have six or seven pages of notes I'm working up into a proper post for...
by Lord Tesla
February 28th, 2018, 11:14 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 119
Views: 31769

Re: Last Movie Watched

Remind me...you are a fan of Blade Runner or no? Look forward to hearing your thoughts on the new one compared to the original. After a fashion, yes. It's not the easiest movie to enjoy, it's not popcorn flick, certainly; however, I do derive enjoyment from it at certain levels, and especially--ah,...
by Lord Tesla
February 28th, 2018, 11:01 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 124
Views: 28829

Re: Last Television Show Watched

The X-Files, 7.12 (I think), "X-Cops." These programs are not ageing well. I remembered this one as amusing when it first aired. Last night, it just put me to sleep about 20 minutes in.
by Lord Tesla
February 28th, 2018, 10:58 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: What's the last book you read?
Replies: 30
Views: 8117

Re: What's the last book you read?

Count to Infinity by John C. Wright.

Reading it was strangely like counting to infinity: it took forever (or seemed to), and wasn't very enjoyable.
by Lord Tesla
February 7th, 2018, 3:39 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 119
Views: 31769

Re: Last Movie Watched

Holy crap, I think Alien: Covenant is still the last film I've seen. You have to fix that, LT. Many worthier movies you need to get in. Agreed. I have a lot of discs piled up I'm eager to get to (whether or not the prove worth it in the end of course remains to be seen): F. W. Murnau's Nosferatu , ...
by Lord Tesla
February 5th, 2018, 1:38 pm
Forum: The Stand-Alone Movies
Topic: Solo: A Star Wars Story (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 105
Views: 25574

Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

Unimpressed. I liked the short teaser better than the long teaser. I really didn't like the long teaser, or, I suppose they're calling it "the trailer." Probably only trailer, in my estimation. I don't like the look of the actor playing Han Solo. Ah, yes: Sham Faux-lo. But it it just me, or is Maz ...
by Lord Tesla
January 30th, 2018, 4:00 pm
Forum: The Stand-Alone Movies
Topic: Solo: A Star Wars Story (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 105
Views: 25574

Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

thepepgal wrote:
January 30th, 2018, 2:21 pm
Tesla the movie is released in the cinema on May so dvd probably released in November in time for Christmas gifts.
Ah, so they shall be dual-purpose discs: coasters and lumps of coal in recipients' stockings. What won't they think of next...

Thanks!
by Lord Tesla
January 29th, 2018, 8:46 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 119
Views: 31769

Re: Last Movie Watched

It was...

Damn. I could really use the head-scratch smiley about now, because...

I can't be sure what the last film I watched was...

I don't think it was very good...

Holy crap, I think Alien: Covenant is still the last film I've seen.
by Lord Tesla
January 29th, 2018, 8:28 pm
Forum: The Cantina
Topic: [Game] Last Letter Word Game
Replies: 15
Views: 5425

Re: [Game] Last Letter Word Game

rhinoplasty
by Lord Tesla
January 29th, 2018, 4:52 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: What's the last book you read?
Replies: 30
Views: 8117

Re: What's the last book you read?

The last book I read was: The Skeptic: A Life of H. L. Mencken by Terry Teachout.

I'm still working on Gregory Benford's Great Sky River.

About to start John C. Wright's Count to Infinity.