December 7th, 2011
SETI is back in action, searching for extra terrestrial life! Check out this NYT times article:
Search Resumes for Evidence of Life Out There
November 16th, 2011
Skyline is a movie that surprised me. I was expecting a movie like “Independence day” (and in some regards, I kind of wish it was like “Independence day”), but got something a lot bleaker and less action-packed. While watching Skyline, I was reminded of “Cloverfield” because the movie starts with a party where the kind-of-annoying characters are introduced. And like “Cloverfield”, the main characters are civilians trying to survive an alien /monster invasion.
Skyline received mostly bad press, and I can understand the major gripes: the characters aren’t likeable, their backstories are irrelevant to the main alien invasion plot and the ending sucks,but more on that later. I liked the movie, it went to a place I didn’t expect a Hollywood movie to go to. For instance, take the aliens. They’re not anthropomorphized, their anatomy is a bit of a mystery..in fact I’m not even sure if what I saw were the aliens themselves or maybe their vehicles. And also I was at the edge of my seat on the scary moments, so to me the movie fulfilled its objective.
SPOILER ALERT So let me spoil the ending, because this is the part I found interesting. All of humanity (heroes included) is captured by the aliens, our brains being used to power their machinery/bodies. While watching the movie I kept on expecting an “Independence Day” moment where mankind finally defeats the aliens, but it never came. And though that was a bummer, when I think about it, the bleak end is actually realistic. If aliens with the technology to make the trip to our planet decided to destroy us, we’d have no chance of survival. After the heroes are taken aboard the spaceship, the male hero becomes an alien, kind of like “District 9″, and it’s at this point where you think “Are we finally capable of fighting back?”, but then the movie ends. It feels like they were planning to make a sequel which will more than likely never happen given how badly received the first movie was.
May 11th, 2011
If anyone has bought the actual paper comic either at Mocca Fest or Jim Hanley’s universe, then you know that yesterday I posted the last panel from the comic…I have a few panels done for what follows, but unfortunately I can’t dedicate enough time for the comic right now. So the comic is on a hiatus until I finish up some projects.
May 8th, 2011
Following up on the news that SETI would close down (temporarily it seems), they now want people to help them sift through the radio signals their telescopes capture. SETI has teamed up with Gamify to make the process less tedious than it usually is. Read about it on Mashable!