History Quotes / Reconstruction

7th Nov '15 5:00:50 PM nombretomado
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-->-- '''Kozo Fuyutsuki''', RebuildOfEvangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo

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-->-- '''Kozo Fuyutsuki''', RebuildOfEvangelion: Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo
24th Aug '15 1:42:35 PM LahmacunKebab
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->Survival is, like [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield}} Battlefield]], a clear attempt to rehabilitate a classic ''Doctor Who'' concept. It’s a show that takes a classic bit of the mythos, blows the dust off and tries to figure out how that concept can work in the [[TheEighties late eighties]]. In Battlefield, it was U.N.I.T. In Survival, it was the Master...It understands that the Master is driven by some [[ForTheEvulz ill-defined greed and lust for power]], which is hardly the most nuanced of motivations, but it makes more sense than anything in [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons}} The King’s Demons]] or [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS19E7TimeFlight}} Time-Flight]]. Interestingly, this allows the show to position the Master as the logical end-point of [[TheSocialDarwinist Social Darwinism]]. He’s a character who does all these horrible things simply because he can and very few people have the power to stop him. He’s 'might makes right' writ large. Survival draws attention to how [[StupidEvil crazy and stupid]] the Master’s schemes typically are, and the character’s pathological inability to quit while he’s winning, but frames them all as part of a distinctly eighties sense of entitlement.

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->Survival is, like [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield}} Battlefield]], a clear attempt to rehabilitate a classic ''Doctor Who'' concept. It’s a show that takes a classic bit of the mythos, blows the dust off and tries to figure out how that concept can work in the [[TheEighties late eighties]]. In Battlefield, it was U.N.I.T. In Survival, it was the Master... It understands that the Master is driven by some [[ForTheEvulz ill-defined greed and lust for power]], which is hardly the most nuanced of motivations, but it makes more sense than anything in [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons}} The King’s Demons]] or [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS19E7TimeFlight}} Time-Flight]]. Interestingly, this allows the show to position the Master as the logical end-point of [[TheSocialDarwinist Social Darwinism]]. He’s a character who does all these horrible things simply because he can and very few people have the power to stop him. He’s 'might makes right' writ large. Survival draws attention to how [[StupidEvil crazy and stupid]] the Master’s schemes typically are, and the character’s pathological inability to quit while he’s winning, but frames them all as part of a distinctly eighties sense of entitlement.
27th Apr '15 7:29:56 AM johnnyfog
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->''"When ''[=McCoy=]'' himself come on board, he’s presented as a relic of {{the sixties}}. He looks like he has been living in a hippy commune. [[NewAgeRetroHippie He’s grown a great big bushy beard]] and [[DiscoDan is even wearing a medallion under his open shirt]]. McCoy, it seems, has fully embraced counter-culture in his time away from the ship, becoming a left-over piece of the sixties ''Star Trek'' in need of an update. When Jim explains the situation to Bones, McCoy [[ContemplateOurNavels gets all existential on him]], “Why is any object we don’t understand always called a ‘thing’?”\\\

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->''"When ''[=McCoy=]'' himself come on board, he’s presented as a relic of {{the sixties}}. He looks like he has been living in a hippy commune. [[NewAgeRetroHippie He’s grown a great big bushy beard]] and [[DiscoDan is even wearing a medallion under his open shirt]]. McCoy, [=McCoy=], it seems, has fully embraced counter-culture in his time away from the ship, becoming a left-over piece of the sixties ''Star Trek'' in need of an update. When Jim explains the situation to Bones, McCoy [=McCoy=] [[ContemplateOurNavels gets all existential on him]], “Why is any object we don’t understand always called a ‘thing’?”\\\
27th Apr '15 7:29:24 AM johnnyfog
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->''"When ''[=McCoy=]'' himself come on board, he’s presented as a relic of {{the sixties}}. He looks like he has been living in a hippy commune. [[NewAgeRetroHippie He’s grown a great big bushy beard]] and [[DiscoDan is even wearing a medallion under his open shirt]]. McCoy, it seems, has fully embraced counter-culture in his time away from the ship, becoming a left-over piece of the sixties ''Star Trek'' in need of an update. When Jim explains the situation to Bones, McCoy [[ContemplateOurNavels gets all existential on him]], “Why is any object we don’t understand always called a ‘thing’?”\\\
He’s less than happy to be working for Starfleet, the establishment, again. “They drafted me,” he tells Jim, calling to mind the infamous [[VietnamWar Vietnam draft]], which had ended four years after the show, but six years before the film. [=McCoy=] is introduced as outdated, and out-of-touch -- perhaps reflecting the franchise itself. However, we’re assured that this retro vibe is purely cosmetic. Soon enough he’s in uniform, his beard is shaved and his medallion is gone. Like the franchise itself, he only needed to clean up a little bit."''
-->--'''Darren Mooney''' [[http://them0vieblog.com/2013/08/01/non-review-review-star-trek-the-motion-picture/ on]] ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture''
11th Apr '15 8:50:58 PM johnnyfog
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->I mentioned in an earlier review that I've always had a massive issue with the way that the Lois and Clark romance usually plays out. Clark keeps his secret for years, blatantly lies to Lois' face on numerous occasions, finally deigns to tell her the truth after every other person on the planet already knows and, instead of stabbing him in the eye with a Kryptonite ice pick, [[EasilyForgiven Lois marries him]]. Here, the [[FinishingEachOthersSentences double deception]] is wonderfully goofy and takes away most of the pain of watching a supremely moral character deceive someone he's apparently in love with.

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->I mentioned in an earlier review that I've always had a massive issue with the way that the Lois and Clark romance usually plays out. Clark keeps his secret for years, blatantly lies to Lois' face on numerous occasions, finally deigns to tell her the truth after every other person on the planet already knows and, instead of stabbing him in the eye with a Kryptonite ice pick, [[EasilyForgiven Lois marries him]]. Here, the [[FinishingEachOthersSentences [[GambitPileup double deception]] is wonderfully goofy and takes away most of the pain of watching a supremely moral character deceive someone he's apparently in love with.
11th Apr '15 7:40:51 PM johnnyfog
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-> ''"Breaking the world is easy enough. But rebuilding it, that isn't so easy."''

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-> ''"Breaking ->Breaking the world is easy enough. But rebuilding it, that isn't so easy."''



-> ''These '[[NinetiesAntiHero no-nonsense]]' [[MurderIsTheBestSolution solutions]] of yours [[BackFromTheDead just don't hold water]] in a [[Franchise/TheDCU complex world]] of [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot jet-powered apes and time travel]].''

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-> ''These '[[NinetiesAntiHero ->These '[[ARealManIsAKiller no-nonsense]]' [[MurderIsTheBestSolution solutions]] solutions of yours [[BackFromTheDead just don't hold water]] water in a [[Franchise/TheDCU complex world]] world of [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot jet-powered apes and time travel]].''travel.



-> "''I know I'm [[SubvertedTrope not the handsome prince for whom you waited]]. I don't have a fancy castle, and I'm not sophisticated. A princess and an ogre, I admit, is complicated. [[RealityEnsues You've never read a book like this]], but fairytales should [[{{Reconstruction}} really be updated]].''"

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-> "''I ->I know I'm [[SubvertedTrope not the handsome prince for whom you waited]]. I don't have a fancy castle, and I'm not sophisticated. A princess and an ogre, I admit, is complicated. [[RealityEnsues You've never read a book like this]], but fairytales should [[{{Reconstruction}} really be updated]].''"



-> "''Though this irredeemable world has its continuing hatred and tragedies... this is still the place that she once tried to protect. I remember that. And I will never forget it. That's why I'll keep fighting.''"

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-> "''Though ->Though this irredeemable world has its continuing hatred and tragedies... this is still the place that she once tried to protect. I remember that. And I will never forget it. That's why I'll keep fighting.''"



->''"Survival is, like [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield}} Battlefield]], a clear attempt to rehabilitate a classic ''Doctor Who'' concept. It’s a show that takes a classic bit of the mythos, blows the dust off and tries to figure out how that concept can work in the [[TheEighties late eighties]]. In Battlefield, it was U.N.I.T. In Survival, it was the Master...It understands that the Master is driven by some [[ForTheEvulz ill-defined greed and lust for power]], which is hardly the most nuanced of motivations, but it makes more sense than anything in [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons}} The King’s Demons]] or [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS19E7TimeFlight}} Time-Flight]]. Interestingly, this allows the show to position the Master as the logical end-point of [[TheSocialDarwinist Social Darwinism]]. He’s a character who does all these horrible things simply because he can and very few people have the power to stop him. He’s 'might makes right' writ large. Survival draws attention to how [[StupidEvil crazy and stupid]] the Master’s schemes typically are, and the character’s pathological inability to quit while he’s winning, but frames them all as part of a distinctly eighties sense of entitlement."''

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->''"Survival ->Survival is, like [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield}} Battlefield]], a clear attempt to rehabilitate a classic ''Doctor Who'' concept. It’s a show that takes a classic bit of the mythos, blows the dust off and tries to figure out how that concept can work in the [[TheEighties late eighties]]. In Battlefield, it was U.N.I.T. In Survival, it was the Master...It understands that the Master is driven by some [[ForTheEvulz ill-defined greed and lust for power]], which is hardly the most nuanced of motivations, but it makes more sense than anything in [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons}} The King’s Demons]] or [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS19E7TimeFlight}} Time-Flight]]. Interestingly, this allows the show to position the Master as the logical end-point of [[TheSocialDarwinist Social Darwinism]]. He’s a character who does all these horrible things simply because he can and very few people have the power to stop him. He’s 'might makes right' writ large. Survival draws attention to how [[StupidEvil crazy and stupid]] the Master’s schemes typically are, and the character’s pathological inability to quit while he’s winning, but frames them all as part of a distinctly eighties sense of entitlement."''



->I mentioned in an earlier review that I've always had a massive issue with the way that the Lois and Clark romance usually plays out. Clark keeps his secret for years, blatantly lies to Lois' face on numerous occasions, finally deigns to tell her the truth after every other person on the planet already knows and, instead of stabbing him in the eye with a Kryptonite ice pick, [[EasilyForgiven Lois marries him]]. Here, the [[FinishingEachOthersSentences double deception]] is wonderfully goofy and takes away most of the pain of watching a supremely moral character deceive someone he's apparently in love with.
-->--'''[[http://www.supermanhomepage.com/tv/tv.php?topic=reviews/smallville10-ep01 Julian Finn]]''' on ''{{Series/Smallville}}'', "Lazarus"



-> I’ve never been certain whether the moral of the Icarus story should only be, as is generally accepted, "Don’t try to fly too high," or whether it might also be thought of as, "Forget the wax and feathers and do a better job on the wings."
-->-- Creator/StanleyKubrick
21st Feb '15 2:51:57 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''"Breaking the world is easy enough. But rebuilding it, that isn't so easy."''

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* -> ''"Breaking the world is easy enough. But rebuilding it, that isn't so easy."''
21st Feb '15 2:51:47 AM SeptimusHeap
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->''"Breaking the world is easy enough. But rebuilding it, that isn't so easy."''

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->''"Breaking * ''"Breaking the world is easy enough. But rebuilding it, that isn't so easy."''
20th Feb '15 9:43:51 PM MorganWick
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-> ''[about Creator/AndrewHussie]'' He does almost everything a bad author would do, and somehow makes it ''work''. He makes [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} a story]] full of MarySue[=s=]. He works in numerous inexplicable time paradoxes. He makes a comic with incredibly shitty words and art (SBaHJ). ''All'' of these are things most authors would immediately discard as stupid. But because of both [[GodzillaThreshold the scale of the situation]] the characters are placed within, it ''works''. The character's sue like traits and abilities get them through non important bits, but fail them when they need them most. The paradoxes are explained via a Universe space that allows them to be such. SBaHJ is hailed as hilarious by being so ''intentionally'' awful. Hussie thought outside the box by doing idiotic things that he managed to make incredible, not to mention near unprecedented.

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-> ''[about Creator/AndrewHussie]'' He does almost everything a bad author would do, and somehow makes it ''work''. He makes [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} a story]] full of MarySue[=s=]. He works in numerous inexplicable time paradoxes. He makes a comic with incredibly shitty words and art (SBaHJ).([[Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff SBaHJ]]). ''All'' of these are things most authors would immediately discard as stupid. But because of both [[GodzillaThreshold the scale of the situation]] the characters are placed within, it ''works''. The character's sue like traits and abilities get them through non important bits, but fail them when they need them most. The paradoxes are explained via a Universe space that allows them to be such. SBaHJ [=SBaHJ=] is hailed as hilarious by being so ''intentionally'' awful. Hussie thought outside the box by doing idiotic things that he managed to make incredible, not to mention near unprecedented.
20th Feb '15 3:50:23 PM eroock
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--> Creator/StanleyKubrick

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--> -->-- Creator/StanleyKubrick
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