As the UK descends into further Governmental chaos and a thick miasma rises from Number Ten I shall uphold our traditional veto of political issues at Moonbase Central, crack open a Becks and discuss more relevant matters.
I recently saw A L I E N Covenant. I did enjoy it but a better title would have been
D A V I D.
D A V I D.
The synthetic David - and his alter-ego Walter - was the only character with any decent development I felt. The rest of the crew were mere fleeting glimpses of personality and I had little emotion when each was hugged and ultimately bursted. Even the brief conflict of faith experienced by Billy Crudup's agonised Captain coudn't rouse my pity.
Don't get me wrong, there was much to like about Covenant and it moved the story arc forward [or more to the point backward] a good few notches on the giger counter. It has now become clear that a unhinged mandroid called David willingly opened Pandora's box and driven by a robot's hatred of his human masters cast the alien seed adrift like a universal virus.
There was an intriguing vignette of the Engineers on their home planet depicting large crowds outside a huge pavilion. Sadly this was all too short as the Derelict landed and David's madness spread. I do hope the next Ridley Scott shows us more of the Engineers.
Have you seen A L I E N Covenant?
Making our afternoon coffee I noticed that the Hermesetas sweetener dispenser I used looked a lot like the body scanner from Star Trek TOS. I recall McCoy and his assistants holding a small tube-like capsule over their patients before giving treatment. The end of it may have spun round making a noise like a small fan. Do you know what I'm talking about?
Nothing much changes really especially when it comes to the toilet humour of young teenagers. Stirring memories of my own crude adolescence I recently saw young lads laughing at what they'd written on the screens of CASIO calculators. I'm unsure what it was but I vividly remember keying in 5317006 to create GOOLIES when turned upside down! ha ha! Great fun then as now it would seem. Which words did you right on your CASIO?
Opening an old decorative wooden box at home I found two vintage Samurai miniatures snuggling up against a squirreled plectrum and an old work badge. Each item represented a different period of my life and it was interesting that all three had made it into the same box, whereas many of my old belongings have been chucked especially my childhood stuff thrown out by Mum and Dad. Clearly hiding small toys and toy parts away in little wooden treasure boxes works.
Have you found this readers?