Much like the half human revelation of the TV Movie
, this book manages the rare feat of anti-canon — so radioactive and universally considered a bad idea that itís been actively rejected; people have gone out of their way to dig it up just to shoot it and make sure itís dead.
Itís astounding to think that [Bryan]
Singer actually thought this would lead off a series of further sequels; can you imagine the further adventures of Superman wishing he was Richard White?
As bizarre as this was as a standalone movie, I canít fathom it as a status quo. Chris
: I honestly canít. Presumably future movies would all revolve around the Super-Deadbeat Dad
from Krypton bonding with his son, and Richard quietly becoming subservient to the alien overlord who stole his girlfriend
. Maybe Singer was actually trying to set it up so that weíd cheer for Luthor? David:
This movie made more bad decisions than a teenage alcoholic on prom night.
For medical purposes, Smedley needs to know identify the species of every Muppet Theater employee. There's just one problem: Nobody's sure what Gonzo is. Wait a minute! Didn't Muppets from Space
establish that Gonzo is an alien? Well, it did, but come on — Who likes or cares about Muppets From Space
The planet of Nimbus III is a hellhole. Itís a failed world, and the movie portrays it as a project run by the Federation, the Klingons and the Romulans to help keep the peace. Itís an intriguing premise, and itís a shame that itís tarred by association to The Final Frontier
. The only reference to ďthe planet of galactic peaceĒ in the rest of the on-screen franchise comes in a deleted scene from "Family"
. Even the tie-in materials seem reluctant to play with the idea...Indeed, part of me is tempted to imagine the entirety of the film as a weird shared nightmare between Kirk, Spock and McCoy while camping, down to Bonesí special beans.
On a side note, there's something a little strange about one of the levels, the Prison of Souls. Raiden makes Sub-Zero go into the Netherrealm to chase after Quan Chi, and the prison is where he ends up. The thing about the Prison of Souls, however, is that the name isn't trying to be poetic. It's an actual prison.
With spotlights, steel walkways, force fields, key cards, and guards that shoot lasers out of their staffs. The last time we saw the Netherrealm was in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
, where it was just the standard fire and brimstone depiction of Hell. Either this is a more developed part of the Netherrealm that nobody's ever bothered visiting again afterwards, or Midway just quietly retconned it out of existence, which is the more likely theory.
Now, the elephant in the room, the thing that overshadows the actual game: Sonia Belmont. Legends
acted as an origin story for the entire Castlevania
series, and is probably best known for being retconned by Koji Igarashi when he was producing the also-underwhelming Lament of Innocence
for the PS2. This is also understandable, because during a dialogue Alucard
basically says 'Yo, girl! Remember that time we totally boned?! How's that baby comin' along?
Which would make Trevor, Simon Victor, all
the Belmonts related to Dracula.
So this storyline was removed from the official timeline and, honestly, I am all the way
okay with this.
To spare the Ambassador and Picard further frustrations, Geordi leads them off to see the dolphins
, an attempt by Rick Sternback to get his rather ill-advised idea of 'Cetacean Ops
' into the show (which he added to the Star Trek: The Next Generation
technical manual). This idea of navigation research that's being handled by a dozen dolphins being overseen by a couple of whales
? Yeah, I know
. This impractical and extremely stupid idea of filling huge areas of the ship with water solely to house fourteen sea mammals is never actually made explicitly clear in this show. This is really about as close as we can get... naw, this was just in Rick Sternback's head, where it should stay
. You made a whole movie about searching for whales
, alright? That should fill out your hippie
quota until the end of the time.