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The 100: Clans and Factions part 2

I’m really enjoying looking into the various clans of the 100. This time I look at the two big ones – Trikru and Azgeda

For more Trigedasleng translations visit this really cool dictionary

http://trigedasleng.info/dictionary/

I also found a video of all the phrases from each season – you should check them out – here’s a link to one below

 

Ste yuj!

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The 100: Clans and Factions part 1

I’ve always been fascinated by the various clans and groups introduced in the 100. With Praimfaya wiping the slate clean and a new faction arriving I thought it would be a good time to look back on all the clans, starting with the most obvious: Skaikru

If, like me, you enjoy listening to Trigedasleng the Grounder language – I got the translations I used for the video from an online dictionary

http://trigedasleng.info/dictionary/

I hope to get my next video out for next week – thanks for watching!

 

Doctor Who: New series, new species part 59

Finally catching up on the latest series – though half of it’s still on my DVR, but hey there’s plenty of time till Christmas anyway!

Sentient Oil

A typically vague¬†Who monster. I mean this ‘oil’ is sentient, can acquire a pilot, shapeshift, take a blast from a Dalek and chase the Doctor across time. I’d hat to see what the actual starship was like – it seems way more advanced than the TARDIS itself, but no one seemed too curious about that!!

Sentient oil was left by an advanced ship which landed on 21st century Earth. Lacking directive the oil consumed a student named Heather who had a desire to leave and filled to role of Pilot. Due to Heather’s attachment to Bill the oil pursued her across time and space until they could let each other go.¬†

Frequency: The series

Time-altering crime drama that keeps things simple and gets it right

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First off a confession – I haven’t seen the movie that this series is based on. I don’t know if that makes me ignorant or gives me fresh eyes on this – I’ll let you decide!

The basic plot

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An experienced detective Raimey Sullivan has fought to earn her place as a cop despite her corrupt Dad’s death at the hands of the criminals he associated with…until a freak accident allows her to communicate with him twenty years in the past via HAM radio.

They manage to save her Dad’s life but at a cost, events change so that Raimey’s mother is now dead – this time at the hands of a serial killer which they are both investigating in different eras in an effort to catch the man in the past before the damage is done in the future

No folded paper

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One of my favourite things about this show was that it avoided the tired trope of a convenient physicist explaining how time travel works, usually by folding a piece of paper over. None of that here, the characters have no idea how it works and they don’t waste time trying to figure out how, they know they can change the future and with a life on the line that is their only priority.

I also like how they handle the changes experienced on Raimey’s end. Changes to the timeline are sudden and jarring, no Back to the Future-esque fading away changes happen as simply as refreshing a page on a computer. In once scene Raimey walks into a lift under arrest for murder, when the doors open she walks into an office of smiling faces because her father changed the timeline.

Nor does anyone worry about the consequences for the world – because those rules always get broken anyway and people generally turn out fine! The consequences are personal for all the characters and that’s what makes an incredibly cooky concept into an engaging crime drama

Frequency wasn’t renewed for a second season, but that’s not all bad as all they key plot points were wrapped up and a second season could have ended up feeling a bit redundant. There is a mini epilogue which you can watch online HERE

All in all well worth a watch.

Watch “Star Trek: Discovery | Teaser [HD] | Netflix” on YouTube

When I first heard about this series I was doubtful buy the story and production value look good.

Interesting to have a lead character not be the captain, I’m not sure where they’re going with the whole reverse-Spock thing but it looks interesting.

If it comes to Netflix I’ll definitely be giving it a watch, I wonder if it will succeed in appealing to new fans and Trekkies alike

Star Wars Celebration: Rebels Season 4 trailer!!

 

You’re only posting about his now – have you been living under a rock or something?!!

No, sarcastic reader, I was in South Africa, on a game reserve with Warthogs and Hornbills wandering around as I eat breakfast…still feeling smug huh?

Anyway I’m catching up on the panels but in the meantime here’s the trailer for Rebels which was been confirmed as the final season – wonder where they’re going to go next.

Doctor Who: New series, new species part 58

Managing to squeeze this one in before the new series starts in a few weeks!

Shoal of the Winter Harmony 

Brains with eyes… just goes to show how good Who is at taking something completely stupid and just making it work. It seems the more ridiculous the concept the better it pays off. These brains in jars were suitably menacing and provided much clearer concept and entertainment value than done of the more realistic species encountered.

The Shoal of the Winter Harmony were a race of fully intelligent central nervous systems. Able to exist independently with their own eyes and mouths the species were able to inhabit a body as their ‘brain’. They invaded planets by capturing the bodies of global leaders.