Feb
12
2018

God, the second half of the Tick can’t come soon enough.

February 23rd, and I’m counting the days at this point.  Let us say that I grow less impressed with reboots every year, so having one that I actually want to watch is refreshing.  Or perhaps the proper term there is ‘a lifeline.’ Although possibly The Tick merely torments me, instead.  The reboots don’t have to suck, after all. They just almost always do.  I find this distressing.

Moe Lane

PS: It was either this or a rant about how certain shows drew their appeal from the craptastic eras in which they first appeared.  I know where those rants lead, and the Internet has been exasperating enough this weekend.

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4 Comments

  • Patrick Thomas says:

    Most of the 80’s miniseries were quite bad.

    • Aetius451AD says:

      I thought they had a kind of grandeur to them. AD, Masada, The Last Days of Pompeii. Yes, they were a bit hammy, but they are kind of a window onto a forgotten world. Big Budget Spectacle that is unabashedly Christian (aside from the Masada one.)

      Big stars: Olivier, O’Toole. Brian Blessed (I know he was the winged guy in Flash Gordon, but I always liked the guy.)

      • Brian Swisher says:

        GORDON’S ALIVE!?

        I knew him first, though, as Augustus in I, Claudius.

        IS THERE ANY MAN IN ROME WHO HAS NOT SLEPT WITH MY DAUGHTER!?

        Or, the allegedly historical,

        QUNCTILIUS VARUS, GIVE ME BACK MY LEGIONS!!

        • Luke says:

          DID SOMEBODY CALL FOR A LARGE HAM?
          .
          There’s a reason Tvtropes.org loves BRIAN BLESSED.
          (Heck, Google keyboard just suggested his last name when I typed his first in all caps.)

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