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.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

"Martian Death March" X Minus One

Lead by a 'crazy' stump preacher, the martians leave their reservations to return to the mountains where they used to live. The 'true' story of the death march is told years later by the kid that accompanied them. Kind of dry, we ended up giving it a 5.