Quotes: X Meets Y


Whenever you hear "It's like THING meets OTHER THING!"...what's being described is usually nothing like either thing.
Platypus Comix, "What Powell's Throws Out, Part Two"

The way I see it, he goes into a room with a stuffy TV executive who doesn't know his arse from his elbow and goes into great detail about the backstory, the rich setting, how the entire cast is made up of good actors portraying likeable characters. Then he went on to explain the witty well written script and suddenly his best show ever is stuck in TV scheduling hell and cancelled before the paint on the set could dry. Whereas if he had gone in and simply said 'Cowboys and Prostitutes in space', we'd probably be watching the spin-off series where Jayne and Simon have to live together in a tiny space apartment without their space landlord Saffron finding out they're not actually space gay.


Mad Max on jet skis. Cool huh? Nah, not really.

Attractive 90s punks struggling for water will be the driving force of the plot, such as it is, which led me to call this movie 'What If Dune starred the cast of Hackers?' And again, I really like Lori Petty, but what you could charitably refer to as Tank Girl's 'irreverent humor' blows past comedy and gets to 'grating' toute de suite.
Chris Sims on Tank Girl

Mike: A magical princess story in a violent space universe...they don't quite gel. The point I'm trying to make is that little girls aren't gonna watch this.
Jay: I don't think anyone wanted to watch this.

So, how does the actual game play? Imagine this: a sidescrolling action game, one that would involve precision platforming and the need for careful controls. All right, now imagine it uses more or less the exact same control setup as MK3. If you don't go run screaming from this article yet, you might be fit to play this. 'Might' being the key word here...imagine a Prince of Persia mod made by an insane person.

Tat Wood, in what may be the single most psychologically revealing moment in the whole of About Time, asks 'what other programme would give you a western in a swamp' as if this is some sort of mark of distinction or a reason to like this story, but for those of us who are not Tat Wood the fact remains that this is not a combination that really sells itself to us.