Monday, December 5, 2016

Treks & Voyages: Gravity

Hello Dwellers & Welcome to the Basement... This is 'Treks & Voyages', basically an excuse for me to talk about random episodes of Star Trek when I have some freed up segments here on my pokey little YouTube channel. Much like the Ghostbusters Containment Unit, you can suggest which episodes I take a look at. First up from Star Trek: Voyager, the episode 'Gravity' 



QUICK NOTES
  • This was episode 13 of Voyager's 5th season
  • There is some obvious similarities with Noss in this episodes and Jaylah in Star Trek Beyond
  • The extra insight into Tuvok's past with why he doesn't out right return Noss's affections is well handled, nothing felt rush and everything had a pay off
  • Because of the time dynamic of the planet they are on, Noss's growing affection is shown every well and played perfectly
  • This is one of Voyager's better episodes
  • I really dislike  the 'Janeway is always right' rule that Voyager plays under, particularly in a crisis situation, you mean to tell me Torres, Kim or Seven couldn't come up with a way to save the ship from the sink hole

Unboxing: Ghostheads Kickstarter Rewards

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Earlier this year I contributed to the Kick-starter campaign for the Ghostheads documentary. What goodies did I get? Well you'll shall see as I unbox the rewards! 


 

Undecided: The Movie (Basement Matinee)

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On this edition of Basement Matinee, I review the 2016 film “Undecided: The Movie”, which is a mockumentary that was made during the circus that was 2016 Presidential Election 



QUICK NOTES
  • Many of the stunts and events of this film ended up as national news as 'sensationalized' events, such as the issue with the arm bands, and people being ejected from campaign rallies
  • The story of two guys signing up for a reality show and going on a road trip on the campaign trail really holds up, in fact it's the strongest part of the film
  • All three of the prominent characters we see (Dan, John and their road producer Jen) have a nice basic character arc, that is quite entertaining to watch.
  • Highly recommended for the story alone, though the stuff with our 'heroes' interacting with those who were running for President is an 'interesting' bonus to help laugh at how idiotic everything was.

WWE TLC 2016 (The Raw View)

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Tonight the WWE held it's TLC: Tables Ladders & Chairs pay-per-view event... and this is my RAW View of the events that occurred as I go over all seven matches that took place. 



QUICK NOTES
  •  Apollo Crews, The Hype Bros & American Alpha  defeated Curt Hawkins, The Vaudevillains  & The Ascension
  •  It is amazing that American Alpha is treading water considering how good they are
  • Bray Wyatt & Randy Orton defeated Heath Slater & Rhyno to win the SmackDown Tag Titles
  • Slater & Rhyno had no chance at all at winning
  • I liked the finish of Harper taking a gore for Orton, which lead to Orton hitting an RKO on Rhyno for the win
  • Nikki Bella defeated Carmella in a NO DQ Match
  • Match felt like it just 'stopped' with the sudden finish following Nikki spraying Carmella with a fire extinguisher
  • I liked Carmella isolating Nikki's leg, constantly attacking it, such has striking it with a kendo strick when Nikki was upside down in the tree of woe
  • Post match Carmella says that Natalya attacked Nikki at the Survivor Series, Natalya denies it later in the night
  • The Miz retained the Intercontinental Championship, defeating Dolph Ziggler in a ladder match
  • Maryse looked gorgeous at ringside
  • Loved the spot with Miz putting Ziggler in a figure-four with Ziggler's leg entwined with the ladder
  • Miz appears to have suffered a knee injury from either Ziggler driving a ladder into his leg or landing badly after dropping from the hook above the ring
  • Match of the night
  • Baron Corbin defeated Kalisto in a Chairs Match
  • Kalisto needs to stick to tights, trunks are not a good look on him
  • Loved the spot where Corbin caught Kalisto and dropped him with a deep six on the arena floor and later throwing a chair into his face when he came off the top rope
  • Alexa Bliss defeated Becky Lynch in a Tables Match to win the SmackDown Women's title
  • Thought the match would've ended with Becky using a Bex-plex to put Alexa through the table
  • Really liked the ring awareness Alexa showed in flipping a table over to avoid getting put through a table
  • Alexa power bombing Becky through a table at ringside was a bit sudden
  • AJ Styles retained the WWE World Championship, defeating Dean Ambrose in a TLC Match
  • James Ellsworth interfered, turning on Dean for no apparent reason other than to do a rehash of the Colin Delaney storyline from the WWE's ECW brand
  • Despite all the 'big spots', I lost interest in the match following AJ doing an idiotic flip when Dean was doing a front suplex to drop him on chairs.

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