Sunday, June 28, 2009

Episode 123 - "DETONATE THE REALITY BOMB!"

PCX reviews Doctor Who (1963/2005 TV series) - "Journey's End" (part 2 of 2)

47 Comments:

OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

I hate humanoid aliens that just happen to look like us.
There's alot of those in Star Wars and Star Trek.
Stargate at least gives the explaination that the Goa'uld took humans from Earth and created colonies on other planets during various times in our history.

Even Predator could be considered too human.


I could make PCX jackets. Don't know about putting "anal rape" on the back though.

And the Cybermen are way more attractive than the Daleks.
Therefore they are superior.

I have often wondered what gives the Doctor the right to meddle in some of the situations he's found himself in. Usually he does the right thing. Other episodes are a bit more morally ambigious.

Courtney

June 29, 2009 3:07 AM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

Here's my re-write of Transformers 2:
http://pyrothemaniac.livejournal.com/24050.html

Not quite done yet, but you get the idea.

Courtney

June 29, 2009 7:00 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Finally got tired of typing in passwords, huh? Oh, and for any continuity nuts out there, clearly I survived the end of this one. Like I'd have Courtney and Starhawk help me kill Trekkie and not have a way out for myself!

Speaking of Star Trek - those guys are just really damn lazy - the thing where they'll just put a couple ridges in someone's nose and say, "That's not a human, that's...um, a 'Bajoran'!" is sadly typical.

And if anal rape isn't at least mentioned at some point, it just doesn't feel like a real episode of PCX...

Predators...Cybermen...will some sci-fi writer come up with a race of hot alien bitches, already?!

Interfering is the Doctor's whole thing. At least he doesn't preach not getting involved only to wind up telling alien races how things are gonna be now like the old Captain Kirk always did.

I just hope I don't have to have seen Transformers 2 to understand your fanfic, 'cause they'd have to pay me to sit through that.

June 29, 2009 7:05 AM  
Blogger mctrekkie said...

Re:Trek Humaniform Aliens

Sigh. Here is T Mafia outing my geekiness.

Blame Michael Westmore - He in charge of the Trek "look"

Although a scion of the Hollywood Westmore makeup family - he was clearly out of his element.

SG-1
Stargate was funny -

Both the Goa'uld and the Tok'Ra were simply given deeper mechanical voices. And glowing eyes.

Some of the later Aliens became caricatures of other Aliens on other shows. StarGate was very self aware.

I refer everyone to SG1's Season 10- "200" where they simply make fun of other genre shows. Yes they even make fun of Thunderbirds! Just like in Angel- you can't go wrong with a puppet episode.

Transformers-

One only need to go to the Aint It cool news threads to see what kind of a pounding one of the writers is getting for the trash.(yes he also wrote the new Trek)

To paraphrase:

"Hey Bob Orci- does the heaps of money they are paying you fill your empty, godless soul?"

BobOrci says:

"Nope"

June 29, 2009 9:39 AM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

TC-
No, I still have to type in the damn passwords.
I'm just using my LJ account.

I think you can read my fanfic without having seen the movie. But then you wouldn't know just how bad the original was.

BTW, I do keep the PCX entry on my blog updated. Right up to this one.

Trekkie-
Did you get that message I left you on your blog?
And thank Science someone else has seen Stargate. One of the best sci-fi's around.
It's sad that a genre that would once so revolutionary has become so formulated and typical.
Guess that's the way it goes when Hollywood is run by business men.
Bring back the artists, dammit.
Like Guillermo Del Toro, he can do no wrong.

June 29, 2009 10:33 AM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

Courtney... Yes I reactivated my blog... (and old login) just for you.

Feel special now?

See my comments there -re Trek

June 29, 2009 11:30 AM  
Anonymous THOOM said...

Courtney got a screenname.And it took the "Doctor Who" episode to make her finally come onboard and be legit.

>>There's alot of those in Star Wars and Star Trek.>>

Star Trek needs to get their ass kicked for that. However, they did explain it in one of my favorites TNG episodes "The Great Race" I think it was called. All of the humanoid races in ST come from the same race and were spread across
the universe. Romulans, Vulcans, Klingons, Andorians, Bajorans and humans are from the same gene pool. It is a message of unviersal brotherhood. When I talk to other fanboys and bring up the episode their attitude is the same as all of the captains of the various races in the episode (except Picard) who discover this revelation: "Meh.Who gives a shit."

>>Even Predator could be considered too human.>>

You going too far. First of all the Predator alien is the shit. Second of all, if every alien in movies looked like Jabba or the bugs in Starship Troopers, budgets would be astronomical,especially for TV shows with budget constraints, like Star Trek. ANd lucas wouldn't have been able to do that in Star Wars: A New Hope. He had enough trouble with R2-D2.

>>I could make PCX jackets. Don't know about putting "anal rape" on the back though.>>

I thought you of all people would understand PCX. A PCX jacket w/o "anal rape" written on it is like saying, I like the idea of watching a Richard Pryor standup movie, but I don't like to hear curse words. I like Pokemon, but I don't like Pikachu. You can't have a jacket w/PCX on it and not expect T-Mafia to have something on it that would cause people (including, possibly, the wearer) to be uncomfortable or like, WTF? I haven't heard the show yet, so I hope I am not talking "out of context". But that statement, Courtney...You are still learning the ways of PCX.

June 29, 2009 2:22 PM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

Tim, if TMafia hasn't warned you away from this particular episode by now- then let me warn you- It was recorded in July of '08 - It was to be my last ep after many angry months- and I was letting loose on everyone personally and publicly.

Spoiler: You too Tim

Ps the word verification is "feacals".
ewwwww!
Since that time, I've gotten quite a (perhaps deserved?) comeuppance.

Anyhow - re Trek

Yes, The Great Race ep was interesting- perhaps a RetCon but interesting.

Another way they could have done it would have been as they did in the DS9 Time Travel Tribble episode when they ask Worf basically - "What happend?"[to the look of the Klingons]

He replied: "We don't like to talk about it"

PERFECT!

As far as SG1- It's Trek lite.

Some good plots/premise-

At times I wish for a bit less cutesy-ness and more gravitas. O'Neil at times is almost slapstick.

I know Richard Dean Anderson asked the producers to play/write his character light... but come on!

Interestingly they never seem to care about interfering. No prime directive here! Just a 10 year quest to get advanced weaponry to protect the Earth.

The Idea of Trek (to me) was that in Bones/Spock/Kirk you has the three aspects of man.

Philosopher/Warrior/King
Id/Ego/Superego etc.

Trek's peaks- Like Who's - were really in the rarefied storytelling strata

SG1 has been keeping me alive.

You know.

Like eating a lot of Ramen pride noodles. You're full but not healthy or sated.

One nice thing about SG1.

The Black warrior character- T'ilk? Does seem to get lots of ass in Seasons 6-8. I think he even does T'pol from Enterprise.

Funny. T'ilk only got to f'uck the girl with an apostrophe in her name.

Oh, and the season 9/10 sexy rogue woman - Vala? reminds me of Mrs Trekkie #1. T Mafia advised me to stay with that one. She was a keeper.

She was gone the next day.

I had a Hobson's choice- Be happy and be forced into agreeing with T Mafia- or be boldly independent and take my chances.

I now live with Mister Khan.

See what happens?

June 29, 2009 3:18 PM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

Tim-
For the last time, I only just figured out that I could use my Livejournal account on here. I'm a woman (not a doctor), what do you expect of me?!

And I don't think the Predators are too human, at least not by ficticious standards. I was just quoting some guy in this documentary about aliens and that few movies have gotten it anywhere near right. Phht, has he seen aliens? Well actually I think he was claiming that he had.

Either way I prefer my aliens around a Predator level of humanoid.
Spock doesn't even count, he's not that far removed from the human race.

Of course there is also the theory of panspermia.

I'm still trying to figure out how it could possibley work out with Optimus Prime. He's an alien, a car and a robot! That's like half my fetishes all in one!
I wonder if he has those tentacle things like Soundwave (in the movie) has?

I don't know about putting "anal rape" on the jacket because my mum would see me making it and close down production.
Is anyone genuinly interested in getting a jacket? I'm bored, I can do it.

Trekkie-
I like how Stargate doesn't take itself too seriously and yet it only serves to make the characters more relatible.
Also there are alot of cute guys in uniform!

It's Teal'c, like the colour teal.
And Vala is freaking awesome, my brother says she's alot like me.

Why do you keep getting married? Are you womankind's bitch or just stupid?
I guess it's not for everyone.

June 29, 2009 11:35 PM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

Yes, I can see you as Vala.

By the way, Courtney when did you have the time to learn Japanese?

You did a nice Munsters cover! :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj_EtFbKpUY

Take the term "Mrs Trekkie" with a grain of salt. Poetic license in service to the Trekkie character.

It's quite possible that I may be the only founding father of PCX that HASN'T actually been married...

Women are fun to be around... in short burts .

Much as I have always loved women like Vala- (and Vash from Next Gen) and Jadzia from DS9

That sort of woman is certainly a man's undoing.

But what a way to go....

June 30, 2009 12:34 AM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

What the fuck was that?

June 30, 2009 1:57 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

The video? Apparently a commercial for the latest FOX abomination that's just gonna be canceled after two episodes anyway (and rightly so.)

I'm still trying to figure out how it could possibly work out with Optimus Prime. He's an alien, a car and a robot! That's like half my fetishes all in one!

What's really disturbing about that, though, is how we all know that you're not kidding...!

June 30, 2009 8:49 AM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

Actually, smartass 1 and 2- It was a scene from Virtuality written by Ronald Moore.

It's NOT a good Pilot/show- (Actually it was a backdoor Pilot)

BUT I thought the Japansese cover of the Munsters song sung by and anglo would be interesting to this Japanophile crowd.

June 30, 2009 10:33 AM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

Firefly wasn't an abomination! Not all things fox are automatically bad.

What a silly thing to say.

(Actually Virtuality received mostly positive critical reviews) I myself didn't like it.

The premise- a reality show (including confessionals) in space- COULD have been good. The execution, on the other hand- not so much.

Save "abomination" for shows like IDOL, et al.

We need MORE scripted television. I just wish it were less.. Fringe/Lost like.

June 30, 2009 10:46 AM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

Science, I hate America!
At least I'm safe from most of it, but alot of your hand-me-downs filter through to Australian culture.

I'm trying to recall if I was this "sexually misguided" before I joined PCX. I was only fourteen, so maybe you guys bring out the worst in me and at this point I'm completely open about it. I mean to hell with censorship when Starhawk's around.

Despite being a forty-foot tall robot, Optimus is pretty much the perfet guy. Intelligent, wise, heroic, reliable, strong and that commanding voice and presence to top it all off.
Apparently the movie version was heavily referenced from Liam Neeson in terms of personality and physical mannerisms. I can definitley see that.

How are you posting without a working computer? Also want to Skype you sometime, mostly because I'm bored. As usual. I do everything too quickly, reading, drawing, various other forms of art.
I need constant stimulation.

Trekkie- Japanophile crowd? I know the guys want to fuck Japanese school girls. But weren't you in the episode that was against Asians in general?

June 30, 2009 10:46 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Maybe you're right, "Anal Rape" on the back might be wrong, seem like an invitation. That would be my excuse if I saw Vixen or Courtney wearing it.

Cybermen are punks, didn't you see the scene where the Daleks are just walking thru the warring humans and Cybermen like a spring evening. the real question should be where have the Doctor's universe Cybermen gone?

Alien bitches movies? Decoys, Alien Women aka Zeta One (1969), Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953) and then there's Harigata: The Alien Dildo That Turned Women Into Sex-Hungry Lesbos (2003), not so much alien bitches but turns women into lesbian bitches.

In SG1 they don't care about non-interference, except that time they didn't want to get bogged down in a civil war, is mostly cause if a world has higher tech they want to open trade. If it's a lower tech world, most likely someone else has been interfering with them already.

Do they explain in Transformers why they are human use friendly?

While visiting I also found, Teeth.

Claudia Black is amazing.

The clip you played at the beginning, I always hated, that the Doctor stranded his granddaughter on what amounts to a pre-historic, post-apocalypse, backwater world when you are from one of the most advance worlds in the universe. Because she thinks a boy is cute. What if it was just a crush or he was dull and just wanted to be a farmer while Susan is the most intelligent being on the planet? I don't even think they had cable.

And to top it off, the Doctor stole her shoes!

World's about to end? Isn't that when you should be looking around for your last lay?

June 30, 2009 12:57 PM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

There's that Species movie with a female alien.

I see you've discovered Perry Bible Fellowship. Shame he doesn't do those anymore.

That video with Claudia and Ben was so cute.

I loved the original Doctor Who series. Watched it every day after school.
Cybermen were pretty shit.
But the Daleks haven't changed much. I liked this one episode where a Dalek went insane. Hilarity ensued.
I think he pushed another Dalek out of a ship or something.

June 30, 2009 11:14 PM  
Blogger Charles said...

I'm going to go somewhere different with this post, and say that, while I've been done on the new Who series, these two podcasts make me want to go out right now, and buy all four series on dvd. And I would if they were 100 dollars a piece. Fuck you, 2Entertain.

July 01, 2009 1:33 AM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

I know, the DVDs are so expensive.
Luckily they play the series on a loop on two tv stations over here. It get's confusing though because I'll be watching a Rose episode then jump ahead to Martha and then I watch Torchwood as well. So things that should be suprises I already know about.

July 01, 2009 5:33 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

I need to buy the boxsets, I've been lazy on buying dvds cause I was waiting for the blue lasers to take over. But doesn't seem worth it.

So did they explain in Transformers 2 why they are human compatible?

July 01, 2009 8:23 AM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

I do not understand the question.
Compatibility in what way?

July 01, 2009 9:01 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Trekkie, I have four words for you: Hole in the Wall. Something that'd be a Monty Python sketch mocking American TV back in the 70s is the FOX show of today...

Courtney, after my computer's been off for about eight-plus hours, it pretty much works for an hour or so, hence these posts! I'm working on it, but if/when I wind up disappearing for awhile, just assume that everything went horribly wrong.

Xantes, thanks for reminding me about Teeth (the movie, not that PBF strip!) - it gives me the chance to say that if some guy made a movie that was as anti-woman as that particular hate flick was anti-man, all the bitches would wind up stringing the dude up in a public square and pelting him with bloody tampons or something.

July 01, 2009 9:12 AM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

I refer our intrepid listeners to "A Handmaids Tale" now THAT was Misogyny Mystery Science Theater done right.

So Starhawk blew up the hall of shame?

So can I phone in a few bits from on the road? Like from a telephone booth outside a Diner in Debuke?

I'll soon be making my pilgrimage to the SCI Fi Museum in Seattle. I'll see if Khan can't post/record some odd things in there.

July 04, 2009 11:13 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

all the bitches would wind up stringing the dude up in a public square and pelting him with bloody tampons or something.

You know, I think there's a website for that fetish. There's probably a movie too.

July 05, 2009 9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm back from Supanova, read all about it in my latest blog (in the side bar, of course).

I saw someone wearing a Trenchcoat Mafia t-shirt and Keith of Quality Comics has been playing the episodes in store. Starting with episode 100. My quote "fuck me sideways" is played in between every song.

I have spread the word of PCX to my small town, huzzah!

Courtney

July 05, 2009 12:00 PM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

I can't decide whether that's more cool than it is disturbing, or if it's the other way around.

July 05, 2009 8:38 PM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

I want to make a Star Trek uniform. I can't decide if I want to make it red or blue.
Should I add fishnets?
Also, I should buy a phaser.

July 05, 2009 11:14 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Her quote, "Fuck me sideways," between every song? Cool, you wouldn't be able to get away with that in any comic store in the US.

Might go with blue, you might look better in red but red means you'll be dead, unless you work in engineering.

July 06, 2009 7:52 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Courtney,

Red. As Xantes implied, you'll look sexier for the five or ten minutes that you'll still be alive before some alien kills you (since that's what always happened to "redshirts" on the old show.) Of course, if you wear fishnets, the aliens might be turned on enough to spare your life altogether.

July 06, 2009 5:30 PM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

Yes, red is best

Go here:

http://mctrekkie.blogspot.com/2009/07/courtney-from-podcast-x-does-some.html

July 06, 2009 8:25 PM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

"That's kind of really weird" is what I said out loud when I saw that picture. Then I realised that sentence was in no way grammatically correct.

I've noticed that all the uniforms are really ill fitting. Everything is too short.

This is going to make a cool retro photoshoot though. I've been wanting to experiment with saturation and colouring.

July 07, 2009 12:49 AM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

Well if XantesFire is going to Spank you on his site... it's only natural that I trekkify you on mine.

The old costumes were Velour- good luck with that. The new Trek Movie Uniform might be easier for you to work with.

As far as the height of the skirts. Gene Roddenberry (the T Mafia of Trek) insisted they be that high.

July 07, 2009 12:07 PM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

It's not just the length of the dress. It's the pants and the sleeves.
It makes them all look like little kids who've outgrown their clothes from last season.

The original Trek uniform looks alot simpler and cuter.
I'm having trouble coming up with good reference material for either though.

July 07, 2009 11:37 PM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

Why didn't I think of this?:
http://spacecoyote.deviantart.com/art/Ninja-Masters-128730345

July 08, 2009 11:13 AM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

I don't know why I have a vested interest in your trek vraimont- but here goes-

Look here for the closeups and designs for each type of uniform you may like from among all the trek shows and time periods)

http://www.star-trek-voyager.net/uniforms/unif_index.htm#2151

this would be a great result:

http://www.shadowdalecreations.com/Phillip_Fisher_1.jpg

July 08, 2009 11:24 AM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

Because you want to see me in a little dress?

Thanks for the reference, that last picture was awesome.

Thinking about doing the Spock haircut. I'm sick of long hair and it is a cute look.

July 09, 2009 9:56 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

TOS

TNG

July 09, 2009 10:31 AM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

re:pics above

Now it's official.

XantesFire is the Mirror Universe
MC Trekkie.

Oh and refer ALL people here to the new Season 3 of Torchwood! It's on BBC America next week- but it's available Now on Many torrent sites.

It... is... excellent!

It's stupid that the BBC has to delay releasing this for the various regions. It just encourages impatient people to download it asap in any way they can. (Same thing happened with Galactica)

July 09, 2009 7:24 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Wait, if I was TCM's Mirror universe version, wouldn't I be a church going, non-cursing, older men loving homosexual living on the west coast? Sounds familiar, but that's not me.

July 09, 2009 7:45 PM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Xantes, that profile only sounds familiar 'cause it perfectly fits a certain someone who Tim used to have on his show...!

July 09, 2009 8:03 PM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

Actually, my thinking above was that Xantes is MY (McTrekkie's)Mirror universe counterpart, not TCM's.

Then I realized for the first time that MCT (trekkie) and TCM is it's own acronym doppleganger.

Which. explains. everything.

July 09, 2009 8:09 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Oops, I thought you meant TCM.

I'm not sure what the opposite of MCT is. Only that I would hate Star Trek and love Star Wars, but I prefer Star Trek and am okay with the first Star Wars trilogy. Also I would have to live in Alaska. And be happily married. To a redheaded millionairess, who would buy me anything I wanted. And no "Khans" allowed.

July 10, 2009 9:05 AM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

Holy crap how did we only just figure that out?!

Also in other news:
Oh noes, my mum found out that I'm a Trekkie! You see she's always had this rule that I can like geeky things but there's a limit.
On the ban list was:
Roleplaying
Battlestar Galactica
Star Trek
Doctor Who
Buffy
Attending comic conventions
Collecting action figures

Obviously over the years she's let some things slide. But what's Trek ever done to her?

I used to secretly watch TNG when that was on TV. Then when she went to London recently, I had the opportunity to see the Star Trek movie. And that's what started my love for the original series.

She only found out when she saw my "concept art" for my next haircut. It's like a Vulcan/Katie Holmes look.
I thought it was cute, but I don't think that's ever going to happen while I'm still living at home.
(Get me out of here!)
Oh and saying "illogical" and "I'm a doctor" less often might have helped too.

I need to get red material for my Imperial Guard cloak, so I could still make the Trek uniform.

Like all parents I think my mum wanted me to be a certain person.
Or at least something resembling normal.
I wouldn't even know what that is.

July 10, 2009 12:26 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Maybe she believes the myth that trekkie girls are real easy.

July 10, 2009 9:02 PM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

"Maybe she believes the myth that trekkie girls are real easy."

Aren't they?

Xantes
Anyhow I am interested in your opposite theory! Mrs Trekkie #1 was a redhead, as was another one- and I am soon to hit the Pacific Northwest.

I am my own opposite.

Courtney- belay the odd haircut, as you can always change your clothes- but the bowl cut only looks cool on Spock (and only barely)


Oh and again, Go Torchwood. Jesus but thats a good show this season.

And go see "Moon" it's probably the best American SciFi in recent years (but that's not saying much)

July 10, 2009 9:44 PM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

I'm looking forward to Moon. Looks quite cerebral.
That comes out next month over here.

July 11, 2009 2:46 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

PCX: The Classics Tour.

he took her shoe.

The reality bomb

Thing I sometimes wonder about Dr Who is if he didn't interfere with incident A, say in 1920's. Could humanity be better prepared for future incident B in 1980. I gotta write up my alternate idea to the ending in Series 1. Where Rose doesn't become a Deus Ex Machina but instead is able to get a outside the time stream help.

I think part of the reason they don't care about non-interference in Stargate, usually, is because those civilizations have already been tampered with.

What theory? I'm just not anyone here's mirror universe.

Moon was cute but I can't help thinking (Spoiler) that the dying clone would be dead by the time it got down to Earth.

August 28, 2011 5:13 AM  

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