so last night the wife and I were bored and browsed Netflix and saw they had Sliders. We watched this when we first dated so we put it on. It was no where near as good as I remember it being. Concept was neat (stuck traveling between alternate universes), but execution was awful. For starters, it's hard to accept Jerry O'Connell as a genius. The character of the Crying Man was difficult to watch as he is a borderline minstrel character. (I almost expected him to scream at one point, "Feets don't fail me now!") To add the computer animated special effects were extremely dated.
I loved the running gag they developed when the show moved to SciFi: they'd do something the natives found odd and say, "Oh, we're...uh...from Canada." an explanation that would be accepted with no further questioning. Posted via Mobile Device
"Sphere" is a great story though the sci fi aspects of it are almost trivial.
"The Abyss" with Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio has hands down the all time winner of heart rending scenes of any sci fi movie. The 'drowning scene' where Lindsey intentionally drowns herself.....wow.
Who remembers 12 Monkeys... very underrated film, IMO.
Love that one. A friend and I, both Gilliam fans, went to see it and knew we'd love it when seeing the puzzled looks on the faces of the audience coming oh of the screening before ours.
Hadn't realized going in that it was a remake of La Jette, that I'd seen in one of my film classes. I prefer Gilliam's take on it, though. Appropriately enough, the end of Rise of the Planet of the Apes made me think of the end of 12 Monkeys. Posted via Mobile Device
You guys wouldn't know a real nerd from the colored candy! Seriously, I CANNOT, CANNOT, CANNOT believe that nobody mentioned MST 3000!
Turn in your nerd cards. I'll be happy to hand them over to the uber nerd extraordinaire, my husband, who has said time and time again....you aren't a nerd until you watch that show and cancel plans to do so.
Just like Big Bang Theory... doesn't do a DAMN thing for me!
I don't think ANYBODY could. I find it to be the lamest most waste of time ever. Picking lint out of my navel would be a better alternative but my husband loved that show. I guess only a true nerd would find that humor funny. He would sing the song too. Kill me now.