Wednesday, November 25, 2015

X Minus One: "Dwellers in Silence"

After 20 years on Mars avoiding a deadly nuclear war on Earth a small contingent returns to find someone alive, a famous brain surgeon with his strangely ageless family. We ultimately found it kind of goofy and the were as frustrated as the family members that the main characters didn't catch on. Richard gave it a 4.75, Ryan a 4. Ted joined us and gave it a tepid version of his rating system.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

X Minus One: "Hello, Tomorrow"

Two thousand some years in the future we all live underground and our genetic pairings are strictly monitored and 'mu-taints' are isolated or destroyed...until, love. A decidedly goofy story, one Ryan thinks is goofy enough to make worth listening to but Richard disagreed.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

X Minus One: "Requiem"

The man who invented space travel isn't allowed to go to the moon and has to enlist a down on his luck astronaut to make that final trip. We ultimately found it charming but lacking a little bit of depth, Ryan gave it an 8 and Richard gave it a rounded up 7.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

X Minus One: "Child's Play"

A nervous type character accidentally receives a 'build a man' kit and promptly builds himself without hang ups, that turns out to be a jerk. We were both charmed by the story while finding it largely problematic in its portrayals of just about everything. Sevens all around.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

X Minus One "First Contact"

A deep space exploration team comes in contact with aliens for the first time, but now what? We both kind of liked it but Ryan was disappointed it wasn't the version with the bombastic captain. We were both instead consoled by the fact that the ship was manned by professionals instead.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

X Minus One "And the Moon Be Still As Bright"

The fifth expidition to Mars finds that whatever the Martians did to the first wave of Earthlings chicken pox has wiped out the Martians. The crew's callous disregard for the genocide rubs the ship's archaeologist the wrong way and sends him on a killing spree. We both kind of liked it, Ryan gave it a 7.5 and Richard gave it an 8.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

X Minus One: "The Castaways"

A native population of a South Pacific island refuse to leave before the testing of an experimental bomb and cast a curse on the General sent there to blow it up. It's kind of a silly story that we ultimately found kind of charming. Ryan gave it an 8, Richard gave it a 7.5.