If only Adam had use tiny baby arms instead of those black tentacles. Maybe it would have fit the challenge more? I'm sad to see him go, but that's a function of the end game... you're not cutting the good people. » 4/01/15 4:19pm Today 4:19pm

The Black Company shocked me, not so much because it was gritty fantasy, but because it ditched the large amounts of description that normally are part and parcel with fantasy writing. The only thing that really compares to it for me are Scalzi's books. I only read the first Black Company book.... but it was a bit… » 4/01/15 11:43am Today 11:43am

Yeah, a live action movie with giant robots fighting other giant robots piloted by giants? I mean, there have been weirder successful movies, but you have to be really smart to get your talking racoons and tree men to be accepted by the audience. » 4/01/15 10:35am Today 10:35am

When I was a high schooler, I wrote a little book, where the resolution involved the Power of Love as a way of proving the worth of the characters to a superior species. All grown up, I recognize that as a silly way to motivate the plot.... love isn't anywhere near as eternal and special as you believe when your a… » 4/01/15 9:00am Today 9:00am

Yeah, I think a good break right around when Batman somehow trained himself out of a crippling spinal injury and other equally crippling knee and joint injuries would have been great. » 4/01/15 8:03am Today 8:03am

I remember once in Orphan Black, Cosima started a conversation about what style of DNA sequencing machine to get. The fact that they had this conversation at all, great. That they had that conversation and got all the jargon right? Amazing. Orphan Black's cloning program may not line up with what actual 80s tech… » 3/31/15 1:44pm Yesterday 1:44pm

I've long wondered why no one ever turns to spears, or the brutal cousin of the spear, the halberd. Get to an elevated area, and strike downward with a long weapon, and repeat until you've cleared out the area. I think that was one of the big tactics in WWZ, and I'm sad that that tactic hasn't really broadened out… » 3/31/15 10:34am Yesterday 10:34am

But is there trial and learning involved? Cause what I see is are businesses taking advantage of people that are afraid of death. You can work on the technology of freezing and restoring tissue without keeping tanks of frozen corpses for cash money. History is full of kind of ghoulish experiments that people did… » 3/31/15 8:32am Yesterday 8:32am

I think I was aging out of Asimov even as I was reading him. While he is an iconic part of sci-fi, his characters were pretty flat... I remember reading I Robot after I finished the Foundation books, and I couldn't tell the two human characters apart. And then there are the women characters.... if they feel off to a… » 3/31/15 7:57am Yesterday 7:57am

I've been trying to get into Dresden files... and I have to ask, does the whole "I'm a Chivalrous kind of guy, that describes every woman super sexually" thing in the first two books get toned down any later on? » 3/30/15 1:09pm Monday 1:09pm

I'm sure someone in the wizarding world would need that math. Statistics at the very least.... they may deal with magical creatures, but the people in charge of businesses, populations of people and animals, and in government would need some way to model that stuff. » 3/30/15 12:16pm Monday 12:16pm

Wasn't there once a samurai that made his way by boat to 1500s era Spanish Mexico? I was hoping this would be about that. But that maybe something that even AMC would find hard to adapt. » 3/30/15 10:43am Monday 10:43am

Heroes was one of those shows that really pulled a fast one on its viewers. So many of those cool powers worked by implication... people would find a nice set piece of a frozen person, mental powers would work with squinting, the strong lady would tear people up off screen, etc. But when it came time to actually… » 3/30/15 10:39am Monday 10:39am

Every year, my college Microbiology professor would go to the piece of land the ecology department set aside for its studies, and dig up a huge bin of dirt, and give it to undergrads to do a group of bacterial cultures. We'd keep some at high temperatures, some in the fridge, and on a variety of interesting media… » 3/30/15 7:47am Monday 7:47am

The T1000 was just too good. The only other option that might beat it is some sort of energy based one, or a T1000 type that could sling parts of itself, or just stretch really, really far. Like, Reed Richards far. » 3/27/15 12:02pm Friday 12:02pm

That reminds me about the 'its raining frogs/fish' myths. Sometimes that may happen, but a lot of times its just that fish and frogs can sometimes migrate during rain storms. » 3/27/15 8:59am Friday 8:59am

I wonder if people's view on that changes now that you buy an ebook and it stays in your account forever. Just reading books will produce a library you can revisit as a byproduct, rather than it being a deliberate thing to do like when you have paper books. » 3/27/15 7:50am Friday 7:50am

Watching it... I couldn't help but think there was another, smarter movie hidden under it. Why would the aliens have a friend or foe recognition system if they were threatening conquerors? » 3/26/15 1:07pm 3/26/15 1:07pm

Baldur's Gate 1 has a really slow start. Part of the difficulties is that in 2E D&D, you start very, very weak. The plot is pretty fun, and runs through both games quite well. I'd recommend looking up the basics of how to play the game first, before you make a character, and perhaps start off with a Warrior first. » 3/26/15 1:11pm 3/26/15 1:11pm