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kimmy March 19, 2019, 06:03 ET

The Expanse: The Best Series You Are Not Watching

Interesting. The Expanse is a show that now has the firm support of a big distributor, Amazon, and has enough episodes behind it for word of mouth to do its work. 3 years after its start, it's great to see articles like this in the mainstream press:


The Expanse is basically the show that Game of Thrones used to be and Westworld wishes it was. It's the kind of show that makes you remember that sprawling, heady genre TV interspersed with thrilling, violent action can be rewarding as hell. It makes you appreciative of TV as a medium, and angry that our culture's limited goodwill towards dense, indulgent series that take a while to get going is utterly wasted on extremely buzzy wet farts like every show that's trying to be the new Thrones.

As someone who's been watching and writing about TV for several years now, I have just enough authority to say that TV dramas are kind of in a slump. There's a lot of stuff that just washes over you, marking time between big "holy-shit" moments. In response, something weird happened to me—I kind of don't really want to watch anything I can't get lost in, and even in the age of Too Much TV, shows like that are few and far between. The Expanse, though? I still haven't found my way back. Come find me: I'll be knocking back shots in some Belter watering hole. The first round's on me.

kimmy March 16, 2019, 12:03 ET

The Expanse: The Best Series You Are Not Watching

Gee thanks! And season 2 gets better. It's a series it's easy to get passionate about! I can imagine binge parties rewatching an entire season at a go years from now (10-13 episodes are healthier than 24 with Jack Bauer!).

kimmy March 7, 2019, 06:03 ET

The theremin instrument from First Man soundtrack

The theremin is incredible! It really characterizes science fiction movies from the 1950s and 1960s, which is why I thought Hurwitz used it here but I didn't know that Armstrong played it.

Bernard Hermann's soundtrack for The Day the Earth Stood Still is a timeless classic:

kimmy January 16, 2019, 10:01 ET

Millennium After Millenium Trailer

Yes, I see what you mean. Looking at the trailer these shots of Trump (and H Clinton) do come out of nowhere. But I don't think much of the documentary is about that, this must have been the reaction to the inevitable question "where is Frank Black now?" or "if Millennium were remade today, what story would you tell?". For having followed quite a bit the making of the documentary over the years, I know there are some excellent interviews with cast and crew in there.

Incidentally, I found the 5-issue Millennium comics by Joe Harris quite good! Too bad it didn't sell enough to do more. But it offered an interesting continuation to Frank, the Group and Jordan's gift.

kimmy January 16, 2019, 05:01 ET

Happy birthday John Carpenter!

I haven't seen Vampires yet -- but yes the soundtrack is great! I listen to all the soundtracks even when I haven't seen the movie.

kimmy January 16, 2019, 04:01 ET

Happy birthday John Carpenter!

Just noticed this on the home page. The Horror Master turns 71!

What's your favourite Carpenter movie? I am going through them all, I haven't seen them all yet, but right now I would say: "In the Mouth of Madness"! The best "unofficial adapatation" of Lovecraft out there.

With strong contenders "The Thing" (delicious paranoia!) and "Escape from New York" (still incredibly modern).

Although lately he'd rather talk about his music rather than his movies...

kimmy January 15, 2019, 04:01 ET

Millennium After Millenium Trailer

Very much looking forward to this! The documentary seems very professional, a tribute to the show and bravo to the fans that made this two decades later.

However, they have run out of DVD/BR copies on their official site so there's no way to watch it right now. Unless you get to invite them for a showing at your local film festival!

kimmy September 21, 2018, 07:09 ET

Disney's Massive Streaming Service Coming in 2019

And Marvel movies. And Star Wars. And Indiana Jones. And Disney live action films like Alice in Wonderland or Pirates of the Caribbean. It can be big.

Although I wonder, in a few years' time when no more DVDs/BluRays come out for new shows and streaming is the only way to watch them, even if each service is like 10 €/month, who is going to pay every month each separate service: Netflix, HBO, Disney, Amazon, CBS, Apple, that's already 60 €/month... (OK, there would be overlap in their libraries, but only some)

kimmy September 19, 2018, 05:09 ET

The X-Files: An Exclusive Guide of the Vancouver Filming Locations

Great photos and I'm sure you had a memorable trip!
I would have loved to have been to Buntzen Lake in a day with an atmosphere like this, fog, clouds. I think that's where the episode of Millennium "Lamentation" was shot, too.

kimmy July 20, 2018, 08:07 ET

Interview of The X-Files Creator Chris Carter

"I think she’s stated that she’s finished her run."

Does he mean that he just read about this online? Does he mean he remembers her mentioning it but he is not sure anymore because his memory is fuzzy on not important things? Does he mean that they discussed this between them and that his own interpretation and only his own interpretation is that she's finished? Does he mean that he keeps thinking about that statement? So many mysteries to explore!


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