Archive for the 'Quickhit' Category

Trekathon 313: Masks (TNG)

March 14th, 2012

An alien probe starts to alter the ship, and Commander Data, to recreate its old culture.

This felt a lot like a throwback to the style of the original series. The premise is deeply silly, and despite the best attempts of the actors to make it work. While it’s good to have a non-technobabble solution to the problem of the episode, this felt like the ‘anthropology and myth’ version of technobabble.

A lot rests on Brent Spiner playing multiple characters, but they all seem so broad and overplayed that it just comes across as a silly voices exercise. I know that was kind of the point, but it still undermines the result.

313 down, 424 to go.


Get there quicker

March 11th, 2008

A jet powered van.

I have a few suggestions for jets and 4WDs too. A little bit different to this one…


Teller’s zombie rising

March 11th, 2008

Teller (of Penn & fame) and the Las Vegas zombie rising.

Really fantastic production values for only 36 hours from start to finish.


Sketching time

March 11th, 2008

An Ektch-A-Sketch converted into a digital clock.

Makes me wonder what a creative mind could do with a spirograph.


More US Political analogies

March 11th, 2008

The candidates as AD&D monsters.

A little bit too balanced, actually. I rather suspect these would work well to play…


Losing a MacBook Air

March 11th, 2008

Steven Levy loses his new laptop:

As humiliating as it sounds, let me repeat: the MacBook Air is so thin that it got tossed out with the newspapers.

Given the usual state of my home office, this doesn’t actually make me more likely to buy one…


Coming Soon: The Bank Job

February 29th, 2008

The story of one of the greatest heists of all time.

I love a good heist movie, and this one looks like it has some fun conspiracy theory stuff added on over the top of it all.


Coming Soon: Superhero Movie

February 28th, 2008

The latest take-off from the makers of Scary Movie and The Naked Gun.

If you have any thought that it’s possible for these people to be funny, watch the trailer. It’s one of the most horrible things I have ever seen.


The most distracting table ever

February 28th, 2008

A table with built in marble runs.

Please buy me one of these, work. I promise I won’t be completely distracted by shiny marbles all day long.


Cultural differences

February 28th, 2008

How different cultures around the world count money.

Someone once demonstrated that differences in the way people rolled cigarettes were driven by tax policy. It’s probably the same here.