Wow that's stupid.

That said, I don't feel the 'Nu Trek' has to die becuase it's some giant disrespect to events in the series so much as it turns Trek, which was distinct, into a tired-ass bunch of generic Sci-fi and action film cliches(The Heroes Journey... twice! Evil bureaucrats! 9/11 references! Discussion on the… » 4/22/14 5:51pm Yesterday 5:51pm

So I'm pretty sure you don't wanna hear yet another viewpoint at this point, but in addition being disgusting—can we also talk about how the scene is literally so ludicriously over-the-top in trying to be 'dark' that it actually breaks the scene? Like, it is so incredibly disgusting that it stops being 'This is… » 4/22/14 12:47am Yesterday 12:47am

Considering how much money and legal hell is involved, I'd say the possibility of this being anything but a half-hearted attempt at some shared advertisement space I'd say no.

It could make both companies a lot of money, which is precisely the problem. Who gets what? Who was responsible for more? Is Spider-man the… » 4/17/14 3:45pm Thursday 3:45pm

The dealbreaker for me is that, for what little good Seaworld does (they rehabilitate some animals) Seaworld is one of the very few aquariums that is for profit. I accept that the reality of zoos and aquariums is complicated: The sad reality is that animal welfare has to be balanced with a lot of concerns that means… » 4/16/14 1:44am 4/16/14 1:44am

Sooo err... Xavier can walk... again?

I mean, look, I know we are talking about a character that has loss and regained the use of his legs more about as often as... well, as often as dead X-men have come back to life, but huh. When does that happen?

but consider me... very cautiously optimistic. I'll even say that I see … » 4/15/14 8:34pm 4/15/14 8:34pm

My incredibly anecdotal evidence basically squares with this. Over the last few years I've noticed that I don't grab onto games as quickly as I used to, and particular twitch demanding games I generally feel a little bit behind—something I didn't really ever feel about 6-7 years ago.

On the flip side, I tend to… » 4/15/14 5:24pm 4/15/14 5:24pm

It's crap. There are technical problems with it that I am in no way qualified to judge but in terms of general impressions it's juvenile and doesn't even remotely achieve it's goal: Why would I want to crack open this comic? It's a generic shot dragged down by unnecessary cheesecake that doesn't even have the decency… » 4/14/14 10:02pm 4/14/14 10:02pm

As much as I'm not fond of Monsanto, adding 'GMO' labels to foods creates both a massive legal headache (as what's GMO can be fairly nebulous—like others have said, we've technically been genetically modifying food since we started agriculture), but it's a pretty simple next step after putting labels on GMOs to putting … » 4/13/14 2:38pm 4/13/14 2:38pm

Gearbox making a new game in partnership with another development studio?

Yeah, color me skeptical, but this hasn't exactly gone well the last few times. And 'no we're not making this next gen' screams to me 'this is a B-team style endeavor'.

But then, I'm pretty conditioned at this point to run everything Pitchford… » 4/09/14 3:09pm 4/09/14 3:09pm

"We're doing a documentary about the universe and some things people don't know about it. Here's a check and here's a script. Read these lines please? Oh, who's in it? well we have a few renowned physicists that are in the documentary. Anyway, stop asking questions do you want this cash or not?"

Basically. » 4/08/14 5:50pm 4/08/14 5:50pm

Weirder question: The hell does Ultron have to do with Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver? I mean, they set them up to be the next 'big thing' the 'Age of Miracles', as it were. So... if the next big Avenger's is Ultron, they have to be related somehow, instead of just 'Oh look it's these two... Now here's a Rogue AI!' » 4/05/14 2:59am 4/05/14 2:59am

It's completely plausible that Barton was off doing some other mission and wasn't available to respond. I mean, it's a spy organization—guessing agents get busy on assignment.

So why make Widow tag along with Cap? Because they have some work history together and they compliment each other so Fury can use Cap well… » 4/05/14 2:48am 4/05/14 2:48am