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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
2
comment Women's Blood Siphoned Out to Feed Invading Aliens
great poster, especially the Millennium Falcon rip-off, LOL
Oct
2
comment In Back to the Future Part II, how could old Biff have made it back to 2015?
good show, Oliver C, you've convinced me!
Oct
1
comment In Back to the Future Part II, how could old Biff have made it back to 2015?
Actually, this doesn't address the issue of which 2015 Old Biff would have returned to. Still seems he would have returned to a 2015 that resulted from him having the almanac -- not the same 2015 he departed from.
Oct
1
comment In Back to the Future Part II, how could old Biff have made it back to 2015?
I am on verge of accepting this answer... only hesitating because the scene in this answer does not actually occur in the movie. So some might argue it is not valid. But I think I still will accept....
Oct
1
comment In Back to the Future Part II, how could old Biff have made it back to 2015?
+1 so Old Biff's changes to the past meant he no longer existed, causing him to fade out, just like Marty almost did in BTTF1 -- but Old Biff was able to get back in the Delorean and return to 2015 before fading out completely. I like it!
Sep
22
comment Why does Weyland have to hide that he was on the ship?
Without the secrecy, the movie wouldn't feature the twist of the secret coming out. So it could be the writers worked it in for suspense's sake.
Sep
18
comment What's the purpose of the cube?
As for "any situation on earth as a metaphor for life," I disagree there. For example, Die Hard is not a metaphor for life, it's a cops-and-robbers story (and a darn good one). But to me, Cube seems focused on the mystery of existence.
Sep
18
comment What's the purpose of the cube?
Christian, I thought your comment under the original question has a lot in common with my answer here. You say " the cube had no actual purpose"... and I say "exactly!" LOL :)
Sep
13
comment What's the real meaning of the birth of the alien in Prometheus?
@oers and binarcode: the answer doesn't say that the Prometheus scene showed the FIRST alien birth -- just AN alien birth. To make sure the audience doesn't miss that this is how aliens get made.
Sep
11
comment Did Indiana Jones kill anyone besides the sword-swinger?
the perfect answer -- thanks! Judging by the video, I'd say Indy directly kills a total of somewhere between 6 and 12 bad guys, almost all by gunshot.
Sep
11
comment Did Indiana Jones kill anyone besides the sword-swinger?
I am asking about all Indy films (I just updated question accordingly).
Sep
11
comment What does 'space between spaces' mean?
I added an earlier Williams/Oxley exchange... does that help?
Sep
4
comment How does Cohagen track Quaid after the bug is removed?
I haven't seen the original in years, so I don't remember how clear image was. But if it is clearly the woman, then I tend to agree with your theory.
Sep
4
comment How does Cohagen track Quaid after the bug is removed?
I didn't mean the computer read his mind. Instead, he thought he was describing some fantasy woman, but he was actually describing the woman he had already met and fallen for -- so it's no surprise that he described her accurately.
Sep
4
comment Eating and toilet taboos are reversed
one of my favorite Q&A pairs on Movies and TV StackExchange! thanks
Sep
4
comment How does Cohagen track Quaid after the bug is removed?
Explanation would be that he had already met that woman and fallen in love, before he was brainwashed to be the assembly line worker. Also, if I remember correctly, the description he gave was not detailed (something like "brunette and athletic") and the image on the screen was also not detailed.
Sep
4
comment What purpose did Quaid serve Cohagen as an Average Joe on the assembly line?
+1 Wow, I love this idea. Hadn't thought of it but it makes lots of sense. Only possible objection that comes to mind: Quaid's adventure begins just before he gets the Recall treatment. Still, this is very intriguing.
Aug
28
comment What purpose did Quaid serve Cohagen as an Average Joe on the assembly line?
+1 good points. also the impending invasion of "the colony" helped add urgency, making the rebels more willing to gamble on Quaid.
Aug
27
comment What purpose did Quaid serve Cohagen as an Average Joe on the assembly line?
This matches my understanding of the movie, leading to another question: from the rebels' perspective, would they really trust Quaid MORE after he was captured and then came back with his mind re-written? Seems like they would be more suspicious, not more trusting. Seems like they would not accept the Trojan Horse.
Aug
15
comment What purpose did Quaid serve Cohagen as an Average Joe on the assembly line?
+1 your answer helps explain the motivation in the 1990 version of Total Recall, but in the 2012 version, the rebel leader does not have the ability to tell if someone's mind has been tampered with.