IT'S THE ALIEN PREQUEL
(Supposedly this will run in front of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo but since the trailer wasn't released until today, I DIDN'T GET TO SEE IT, FNARR. You guys, I don't think you know how much I love the first two Alien movies. Particularly the second one. My mother loves them and was trying to get me to watch Aliens when I was like SIX and I kept running away screaming from the mere title sequence, until finally we watched it ALL THE TIMES. So I was afraid this would be some pointless bullshit but it looks badass. Not sure what's going on with Michael Fassblonder there; I think I'm more excited to see Noomi Rapace. Although I can't figure out where Guy Pearce and Patrick Wilson even are.)
(My mother, just now: "I have no idea what I even just saw. PLAY IT AGAIN.")
@Annaleen: Prometheus trailer has me filled with awe and glee. Reminds me of Russian SF movie Solaris for some reason.
@cleolinda: Mine's the USS Everyone Gets Home Safe. RT @scottEweinberg: Prometheus. Icarus. Daedalus. Parsimonious. #badnamesforspaceships
@cleolinda: The No Aliens Allowed. The Nobody Dies. The Sunshine Unicorn. The Punch and Pie. #myscifispaceship
@AnnLarimer: The Cantexplode #myscifispaceship
@millibeau: The Huge Shiny Not Compensating For Anything. #myscifispaceship
@annejumps: The She's Fast Enough For You Old Man #myscifispaceship
@Salome: The "SHE'S A Rebel," AKA The Hated By Fangirls And Fanboys AKA the USS Misogyny Bait #myscifispaceship
@Eviey: The I Swear To Whatever Omnipotent Deity You Believe In If You Give Me Any Lip I Will Turn This Ship Around #myscifispaceship
@cleolinda: The Nobody Goes Outside. The No You Can't Come Back In With Alien On Your Face. The Going Home Right Now. #myscifispaceship
@alliancesjr: The USS Keep It On Lockdown And Tow It Into The Authorities Like We Planned
@alliancesjr: Although on a serious note, I do like how HALO's ship names are poetic. "In Amber Clad" "Pillar of Autumn" "Forward Unto Dawn"
@alliancesjr: Nobody really knows what a pillar of autumn IS, but it's damned poetic nonetheless.
@cleolinda: At least none of them are deeply foreshadowed mythological figures, you know?
@alliancesjr: Agreed. I prefer naming them after prominent historical figures. Like the USS Patrick Henry. #amidoingthisright
@cleolinda: The USS Benedict Arnold. The USS Richard Nixon. The USS Evel Knievel. #amidoingthisright
@alliancesjr: If I get a ship, I'm naming it the "Second Star To The Right."
@alliancesjr: And the next ship in my fleet will be the "No Your Other Right"
Meanwhile I have seen threeeeeee movieeees this week but I am also tired and still trying to write them up. One of them I am just kind of like "Eh, I just really liked the third one better"; another, dreading the wave of "WELL BUT HE'S NO BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH" comments, because, seriously, you guys, they're both no Jeremy Brett so I need you to focus; the other-other is the one I'm writing up at some length. But then I feel bad about not writing up the other two like I didn't like them at all. Also,
@cleolinda: It's a good thing I stayed through the credits, because that way fewer people saw me go down like a sack of potatoes when I missed a step.
I have hurt myself again. I was going down the steps in the dark, you know, between the rows of seats, and SOMEHOW a step just IS NOT THERE, my ankle collapses, and I go down hard on my right knee--the one I twisted a while back. Fortunately, "collapsed" seemed to mean "like a folding chair! look, it's totally okay now!" and I bruised my dignity more than anything. But then I wake up this morning, knowing I'm going to finally feel the damage... and it's my left leg, the one with the foot that stayed on the top step; I must have overstretched the upper thigh muscles. So now I'm hobbling around trying to ice the OTHER damn leg. But I figure that muscle strain is still better than screwing up my joints, so.
I will take two Reese's Trees