Got to hand it to everyone involved with Timeless, the show is slowly but surely finding its rhythm. More depth has been revealed in the main characters and the actions they take are consistent with people unfortunate enough to be in this complicated situation.
Curiouser and curiouser. As more revelations are brought to light, we begin to understand why the Hosts are beginning to ‘malfunction’ on a regular basis. The fact is that Bernard Lowe has been having clandestine meetings with Host Dolores Abernathy and stimulating her evolution towards sentience – whether intentional or not. Dr. Robert Ford also provides backstory as we are introduced to ‘Arnold’ – his former partner, who may have introduced the coding that is causing the problems experienced at Westworld. Of course, Dr. Ford has his own mysterious agenda as well.
These insights are provided alongside a prolonged look at a plot line involving Dolores and her ‘love-interest’ Teddy Flood which now includes a new dark sub-plot with Wyatt, a former army colleague of Teddy’s who has gone all psychotic (if Hosts are not real, why should we care?). In addition, two Westworld staffers (Ashley Stubbs and Shannon Woodward) encounter a stray Host (hence the title) which predictably goes crazy on them, with consequences surely to ripple throughout the series.
It’s all rather ponderous and stretched out but at least the story is being developed at a deliberate pace rather than being rushed through to the inevitable moment when the Hosts rebel against their makers. And what about the Man in Black??
More info at IMDB
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“Signal & Noise”
Improbably, of all the many shows featuring time travel of some kind, Frequency might be the most promising of them all, thus far.
Spoilers, doh?!? Read this only after watching the shows!
The plot thickens… as they say.
Regular visitors will know that Iron Fist is a favourite of ours.
The final film for the upcoming Animation Nation 2016, an animated film festival organised by the Singapore Film Society (SFS) is the award-winning The Red Turtle, a joint production between Wild Bunch (France) and Studio Ghibli (Japan), directed by Michaël Dudok de Wit.
Based on the 2000 scifi movie of the same name (shades of Westworld, eh?), this TV series adaptation updates the original premise for 2016 viz. father and son communicate across time via a ham radio.
Fifty years after the debut of classic time travel scifi TV series The Time Tunnel, we are given the latest attempt to feature time traveling and hopefully it’s better than the last one viz. Syfy’s risible 12 Monkeys.
Based on Michael Crichton’s 1977 movie of the same name, this HBO series is an ambitious scifi TV series created/written by Jonathan Nolan and Lucy Joy. Nolan even directed this first episode.
A romantic scifi thriller targeted for the X’mas season, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt as two passengers on a spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet, who are awakened from suspended animation, 90 years early.
Organised jointly by cartoonist Sonny Liew and writer-historian CT Lim in conjunction with the National Library, Speech Bubble is a exhibition showcase of the marginalised art form popularly known as comic books. The opening night event was held last night at the National Library, Basement 1 Central Public Library and I was fortunate to get invited!
Good news for fans of Netflix’s Stranger Things as Season Two has been confirmed for 2017!
Check out the announcement video below.
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When Disney paid big bucks for Lucasfilm, it was with a view to spinning the Star Wars franchise into a shared universe, very much like the hugely popular and successful Marvel Cinematic Universe.
A secret government agency led by Amanda Waller recruits imprisoned supervillains (as Task Force X) to execute dangerous black ops missions and save the world from a powerful threat, in exchange for leaner sentences. Directed by David Ayer and starring Will Smith (Deadshot), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jared Leto (Joker), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag), Viola Davis (Waller) and many others.
Fund manager Seok-woo and his daughter Su-an are travelling from Seoul to Busan onboard the KTX. But the train is overrun by zombies which kill several of the train staff and other passengers. Seok-woo is in the fight of his life to survive and to save Su-an.
The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test. directed by Justin Lin from a screenplay by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung. Starring Chris Pine (Captain Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Karl Urban (Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Simon Pegg (Scotty), John Cho (Sulu), Anton Yelchin (Chekov) and Idris Elba (Krall).
The casting of Benedict Cumberbatch seemed a masterstroke and the early set photos set the internet abuzz.
Yes, we have had movies about Elektra and Catwoman but surely finally the Wonder Woman film adaptation is the first proper major female superhero movie. Finally!
Marvel and Netflix are amping up their collaborations with a slew of adaptations coming our way soon.