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  1. Man, The Cold Equations is a brutal short story and should absolutely be required reading for the Robinsons.
  2. No, but I remember the much maligned 1999 film where Kenneth Branagh was part mechanical spider monster. Does that count? 😄 What the hell was in the water during the 90's?
  3. I think there's a shot of Dr Smith holding the stress ball when she's looking at the not quite frozen robots. If that's right, the show wants you to know she's alive. *sigh*
  4. Same here. I thought the horses were in a separate safety perimeter and thought that was insane enough but your idea that they had no perimeter at all would truly be impossible. Actually, now that you bring up the horses - Isn't it nuts to pretend that the Resolute would be carrying full-grown horses (rather than horse embryos)? When you're running colony trips for the very vert select few people and weight is such a premium that chocolate is strictly rationed, how much does a horse weigh? And how much does its feed weigh? How many people could have been transported in their places?
  5. I think it's funny that the show's forgotten that Will is the one who couldn't pass the colony tests, not Penny. As for Penny's whining, they were mainly waiting for the rest of the family to lower a rope so I guess they had the time for it.
  6. I liked this episode. I sort of enjoyed the first season but hated Dr. Smith and found at least one moment every episode where I had to stop the show because someone had done something stupid beyond all human recognition. (Usually involving treating a an unknown alien planet as if it were a weekend camping trip.) This time I didn't notice them doing anything monumentally stupid except maybe not having tethers every time they were outside the sail-rocket-ship and, at least until the final scene, they had been keeping Smith locked up.
  7. This show is dead to me now. There was more bad than good in Season 2 and the people leaving the show are the best actors and taking the best characters with them. Top that off with racist bullshit in the casting process and I am so done with this trash. And, yeah I'd say racist despite whatever reason they say (or even think) they're following because when you have a production as deeply troubled as this one, you do not jettison the few pieces that work in favor of the stuff that puts people to sleep, regardless of the source material.
  8. It's not dead until they drop a house on it, see the witch's legs shrivel up and get a coroner's report afterwards. Personally, I don't dare to hope until they lose a first round playoff game and miss the playoffs the next season (and even then I'm keeping my fingers crossed until Bellicheck retires.)
  9. Isn't tobacco pretty common in Virginia?
  10. electric car batteries last about 8 years so those would be dead by now in the ZA. Also, their flashlight batteries should start failing within a couple years. Speaking of timelines, the turncoat doctor's timeline doesn't make a lot of sense but it's a little easier to swallow when I remember that the whisperers have been around for somewhere between 8 months to a year - Rosita had just learned she was pregnant around the time they showed up and her baby is now a few months old.
  11. I think that was their communal graveyard. They pulled to an overhead shot that had bunch of rectangular patches in the grass about the size of graves. In an earlier episode, they showed Michonne visiting Carl's grave and only some graves had markers and even those were small. I just caught up to this episode and am wondering about how that guy infiltrated Alexandria and assume we'll get a the backstory before he dies - no need to spoil me, I'll get there soon 😉 I like that they gave us enough clues as to the Whisperers plan and that it was one with enough deniability to possibly be accidental. The show seems to be suggesting that Alpha isn't any more certain that she can destroy the communities than they are certain they can destroy her horde. That's a huge improvement over two years of dick-measuring with Negan. I also like Carol doing things that make sense to her but aren't necessarily correct or moral and that other people call her out on it and try to do things with which she disagrees but that doesn't make people cartoonishly good or bad. The show's honestly gotten better under Kang.
  12. Hey, I resemble that remark 😉 Though I don't say it to be cool or thinking it's cool in any way. Like I tell my kids, it's not my job to be cool anymore.
  13. The writers already did that last line during the Saviors arc when Negan killed a henchman who attempted to rape Sasha supposedly because rape was against their rules. The level of stupid going on during that season was so high that the hypocrisy wasn't all that memorable.
  14. I stopped watching after Rick's farewell and just started catching up last week (it is a much less frustrating show to semi-binge than watch one episode a week). Devoting entire episodes to the villain's perspective (whether the Governor, Negan or Alpha) is such a staple of the show and still so very very annoying. That said, and this may be an unpopular opinion but these latest seasons have been a big improvement over Gimple's Saviors arc. That shit was Bugs Bunny level stupid and there were no dialogue scenes with our protagonists (just monologues and grunting) for like two years - blech. Put me on team-Lydia. She didn't kill Henry. She didn't even choose to do anything that led to his death. Her mother killed Henry and the only other people responsible for his death are Henry himself and Darryl. Henry refused to accept her sacrifice for the community at Hilltop and Darryl is the person who thought it would be a bright idea to put a hormonal teenage boy in the cell next to an attractive damsel-in-distress to get intel. The bond the kids formed is on him, not Lydia. (Lydia even went to the authorities immediately after her mom let her go and warned them there was a psycho inside the Kingdom.) As for the ASZhats' treatment of Lydia, that's some serious bullshit and is on the bullies themselves, on the schoolteacher who didn't stop it (Aaron), the parent who didn't protect her (Darryl), and the administration who enabled them (Gabriel and the others).
  15. We've never gotten the celebrity GBBO episodes in the U.S. I'm still hoping to someday see Jameela Jamil's episode and that was years ago.
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