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a fan of smart sci-fi movies and other intelligent films, as well as classic TV shows from the 80s and 90s, plus some of today's TV fare


Oct
23
comment Why did Vincent Vega diss Butch?
How does Vincent know Butch is going to throw the fight? I don't think Vincent heard Butch talking to Marcellus.
Oct
16
comment Primer question to better understand the movie
@Cedric: Technically, I don't think the two copies of you would be a paradox in itself. The part where You A prevents You B from entering the box would be a paradox. But I'm not sure there's much difference between the two, as time travel is fiction. :)
Sep
26
comment Who is the “I” in “I Dream of Jeannie”?
Thanks for the answer. I edited by adding the opening line from the song. The "light brown hair" part might also explain why the show's creator originally tried to avoid casting a blonde.
Aug
21
comment What exactly was Delacort's plan?
Indeed it is easier to accept when I think of it as metaphor for documents like the Constitution, and those documents' propensity to be bent and twisted by elite leaders while the masses are powerless. Not to get political or anything LOL :)
Aug
21
comment Why don't they try to change the past?
The scientists wanted to kill Cole because he was rebelling, trying to stay in 1997. They also wanted to know who spread the virus. They suspected Cole was holding that info from them, so they tried to trick him into pointing a gun at that person. Actually Cole didn't know, but then Railly ran up and told him it was redhead guy. Jose heard Railly say it, and immediately faded away into crowd. Within minutes, the gun Jose gave Cole caused security to shoot and kill Cole.
Aug
20
comment Why don't they try to change the past?
They also needed Cole to end up dead, so someone had to kill him -- presumably not a time-traveler. Hence the gun was some ancient pistol that probably wouldn't work effectively -- but would still cause security to shoot Cole.
Aug
19
comment Why don't they try to change the past?
answering "why did they give Cole a gun" I think it was to see who he would go after. See this Q&A: movies.stackexchange.com/questions/4216/…
Aug
12
comment What exactly was Delacort's plan?
Sure seemed not just Patel but all other leaders were opposed to her heavy-handed approach, judging by unanimous vote against her tactics. And what was to stop Armadyne guy from just making himself leader? But most of all, I just can't believe that world's most powerful humans would let some computer tell them who to take orders from. I agree with your answer -- I just can't believe the filmmakers floated such a weak premise.
Aug
8
comment Identify horror movie involving a ghost and a couple in a house
There you go - Thanks Will!
Jul
25
comment Why did Jose give Cole the gun?
@Mistu4u once Cole made it clear he wanted to stay in the past, the scientists wanted him dead -- probably to preserve the timeline. Although it might have just been to punish him: Cole himself says something like "this isn't about the virus, this is about following orders."
Jul
24
comment Was Tiffany actually psychotic or was she just acting?
I'm no expert, but given that her major problems began after her husband was killed, I got the impression she was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Jun
28
comment Why did the aliens let a 50 year old ship into the Mothership?
But Nobby, to nit-pick even further, didn't PIETT say "I was about to clear them"? :)
Jun
19
comment Is Jeffrey involved in the virus plot or just the animal-release plot?
If this response is true, why -- when Leland Goines says "I don't have access to the virus... I took myself out of the loop" -- does Jeffrey respond "Too late!"? (You can see this moment via the link in original question.)
Jun
11
comment “Are you gonna get that?” “Get what?” Then a red phone rings
hey, how do you get your name upside-down like that?
Jun
11
comment “Are you gonna get that?” “Get what?” Then a red phone rings
For some reason, I just love the subject line of this question. :) Hope we get an answer...
Jun
5
comment Is “Oblivion” somehow linked to “Moon”?
It's when the protagonist discovers that there are numerous copies of himself, driving home the realization that he is a clone. To me, Oblivion's version of this scene felt nearly identical to Moon's.
May
29
comment How much of Star Wars did George Lucas actually write?
Luke Starkiller LOL good call on changing it
May
22
comment Why is a casino token used as payment in Skyfall?
@Liath, the chip is far from anonymous. First, it comes from the casino, meaning an investigator would know the employer was in contact with the casino. Also, the chip was not a regular $5 chip, but entitled its holder to a briefcase stuffed with cash, so obviously the employer worked with the casino to set that up. Overall, for an investigator, the chip would be a valuable "lead" -- just as it was for Bond.
May
19
comment Why didn't Michael Scott appear in the Q&A panel in the Finale episode of The Office?
+1 great q... so weird that Michael was just ignored
May
17
comment Did the Ludovico technique work on Alex or was he just faking all the time?
+1 you raise good points. IMHO he was truly overpowered by Dim & Georgie when they hold his head in water, and could not fight back at that point. And the Beethoven-suicide scene is a dream-metaphor (this being a Kubrick film) for Alex finally "growing up" -- leaving behind his out-of-control youth for a more socially acceptable (but still self-serving) adulthood. For more details: collativelearning.com/ACO%20chapter%2018%20.html