800+ years ago, a man ran away; far, far away. Away from his people, from the responsibilities they wanted to heap upon him and from whatever destiny they saw for him that he didn’t want for himself. He stole a ship, a fantastic ship that allows him to travel not only through space, but through time.
The story goes that Sinestro was the greatest Green Lantern of all time; the Guardians on OA held him up as an example for all other Lanterns to follow and emulate. When the very first human from earth joined the corps, the Guardians decided that their greatest Lantern needed to be the one to train him, so they sent Sinestro to find and train Hal Jordan.
So, last night, V premiered on ABC and I, like many of you, watched with much anticipation.
Leading up to this whole thing, I rewatched (mostly) the original V mini-series, aired Sunday on the channel formerly known as SciFi, to refresh my memory on the whole thing.
In the original, the Visitor’s come to Earth speaking of friendship and offering advancements in medical knowledge and technology in exchange for our helping them refine a chemical they depend on for their existence.
If you’re a fan, you remember that the opening of Battlestar Galactica’s first and second seasons always ended with: “AND THEY HAVE A PLAN”. ‘They’ were the Cylons and ‘The Plan’ wasn’t necessarily apparent beyond ‘Frakking kill all the humans’. Which, if you’re a cybernetic lifeform bent on destroying your creators, isn’t such a bad plan, really.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the sixth in the series from JK Rowling and the first that I read before seeing the movie, which may have colored my experience just a bit.
I want to say up front that I enjoyed the film, I really did. It was a good movie for what it is.
I’ve been trying to verbalize what I didn’t like about the film, and it’s taken me a week to finally realize what it is.