Books and movies/shows are good for different things. I still think that its amazing how much easier it is for a book to have an epic space battle or a huge fantasy battle, but how much harder it is to have a conversation with a group over 5 people and keep the character voices straight without too much "Mark says… » 3/04/15 10:32am Yesterday 10:32am

Not really.... I saw some good advice, which was that you should look at the various categories that questions could come from and polish up on your basics and the areas you're not good in. But you don't have to have in depth knowledge... the show isn't going to put up questions no one could answer. » 3/03/15 11:42am Tuesday 11:42am

DSV was on Netflix not to long ago... boy, that CGI has not aged well at all. If I remember rightly, they basically ran out of things to do... aliens started showing up, then Predator aliens, then aliens took the DSV to another planet, and then back again. And that was all in the first season. » 3/03/15 1:49pm Tuesday 1:49pm

Yeah, I always thought him being a replicant would just be an odd choice... one of the major points of the film was how someone with a 'real' life related to artificial individuals who wished to be 'real' themselves. If Deckard is a replicant, then you're left of a cast of two humans, the two scientists, Admiral… » 3/02/15 8:43am Monday 8:43am

At the same time, playing CoD over a few beers in a tiny apartment does not generate entertainment. I agree with you to an extent.... I think the whole problem of 'nice guys' that are super hateful and bitter about women comes in no small part from assumptions made from TV and movies, but there is going to be some… » 2/25/15 12:49pm 2/25/15 12:49pm

I think the only inevitable thing would be disease. Whichever society first visited the Americas, however well the native populations were able to react to attempted conquest, the Americas were going to lose a huge chunk of their population to new diseases, even if they had peaceful or victorious combat. Maybe they… » 2/25/15 8:25am 2/25/15 8:25am

Aquaman's big problem is that he's a Summoner. Sure, he might be strong and agile on his own, but his supernatural power is to call in something else to fight for him. It doesn't matter if he's calling in some sort of mega shark or what not, his power is constrained by what is around to fight for him, and ultimately… » 2/24/15 10:34am 2/24/15 10:34am

Yeah, if there's one pet peeve I have, its that people think that being skeptical of the paranormal is the same things as being incurious, closed minded, or a know it all. As if it was our fault that ghosts, Bigfoot, and Loch Ness turn out to be random noises, bears, and fish when you look more closely at them. » 2/23/15 1:26pm 2/23/15 1:26pm