Here's a list of our hottest stories and best comments this week, in case you missed anything. (And believe us, the discussion over Joss Whedon's atheism got quite heated.) Think of this week-ending roundup as a DVR for SCI FI Wire.
Your best comment: Bring it on.
I hope every other word she says is a swear word.
I'm not worried about what a movie about an 11 year old potty mouthed hatchet vixen will do to the moral fabric of society. We are all intelligent people and can contextualize the movie for what it is.
And intelligent people should help unintelligent people contextualize it so that they don't overreact to some kneejerk opinions and blow it up to be more than what it is.
It's a movie. Treat it as such and no one gets hurt, c*nts.—Taiso
Your best comment: I hate Independence Day so much. It sucked worse than Howard the Duck alongside later years drug addled Judy Garland performing MacBeth. Naked.—Joesketeer
Your best comment: Mr. Edelman, what you've just posted is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever seen or heard. At no point in these rambling, incoherent viral clips were they even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone who has seen this is now dumber for having watched it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.—AngryOldMan
Your best comment: Well I must say this movie was refreshing when the movie was over my husband woke me up and i felt all rested and refreshed. But i could have napped at home for free.—Brandy
Your best comment: Hmmm...What about somebody who wants a phaser toting blue-skinned Jedi flying around on Serenity with Kevin Sorbo and a hot blonde robot looking for Vorlons so they can decipher acient Egyptian symbols and save the Earth? Oh...and all the aliens are muppets with Australian accents...
Fit that into your fracking chart.—FireflyHero
Your best comment: If you don't like it, don't watch it. That simple.
What I find fascinating is the split in whether people like or hate SGU. They can be generally split into two groups: those that have watched previous Stargate shows (generally hate SGU) and those that have never watched a previous Stargate show (generally like SGU).
These newbies - like me - are not new to science fiction shows. Most have probably watched Star Trek, some certainly Battlestar Galactica and/or Babylon 5. So it's not that SGU is a different kind of science fiction but that it is a different take on the Stargate universe.
I like the show. I can see enormous potential in the groundwork they've laid.
Yes, some of the characters are annoying - Chloe most especially. But Rush, Young, Scott, Curtis and Eli are all good characters. Camille (Ming-Na) started to show some promise in the final episode (prior to that, I'd have lumped her with Chloe). Telford is so deliberately un-likeable that I'd almost lump him with Chloe.—CrazyOkie
Your best comment: Am I the only one secretly hoping the new Doctor Who companion makes this announcement next?—Cris
Your best comment: I love the original Tron film, but when a trailer makes a movie look better than it actually is then it's NOT a good trailer. At least the old trailer still had the same sort of lackluster vibe as the film itself.... exciting visuals and high concept but less-than-stellar script and direction. If I saw this "new" trailer before I had even seen the film I would have gotten really worked up over what looked like a serious, well-crafted epic.... and then would have been let down after realizing the film was just a very cool looking and very promising concept, oddly lacking in a way that only a Disney film from that era could.—Z
Your best comment: I, for one, enjoy Mamatas' reviews, and consider them a boon to the website. Someone has to hold Hollywood to standards. If they churn out a steaming pile of 3D poo for my cash, they disrespect me by thinking that I am stupid enough to bite into that poo sandwich. People who make crap art at this budget and release the Crappken to the public deserve to be homeless, broken, and on the street begging. Failing that, they deserve to be taunted by Nick Mamatas.—badhorse
Your best comment: For the life of me I can't imagine why everyone is always so hung up on personal issues. I couldn't care less if a celeb believes in god or sacrifices a goat every full moon. I don't care if he's straight, gay, bi or Sheldon.
I just want these directors and actors to do something entertaining when the cameras are rolling so I can spend some money and feel better about the time I am not working or in my own drama.
Unless Joss is gonna try forcing atheism to be the law of the land, I could care less.
Did people think Tom Cruise was nuts for following Scientology? Not really. They thought he was nuts because of how he acted on Oprah.
Leave the religion and politics and sex out of my entertainment. Trust me, it's easier to enjoy a flick when you're not trying to say how good or bad the godless masses are.—Rick
Your best comment: As I'm going to watch Lost tonight via Hulu which will undoubtedly NOT have the clock, I don't mind at all!— IronOre