An ugly and awkward space game I tried a little while ago.
Build and expand a space-faring race who learns they are not alone in the universe.
Master of Orion - (1993 game) but with updated graphics and a confusing interface. I expect would have loved this in the past, but now it's just awkward. I'll still tag this as 'liked', as it's pretty good. It's very hard in the eyes. Take a lot of breaks.
Extremely stupidly hard.. and confusing. I'm shelving it. I only paid $12 USD for it, so it's not a big loss.. still, I wish the UI was better and the tutorial was better and the gameplay was better..
A ship malfunctions, and a passenger on a deep-space voyage to a new colony is woken from hibernation early.
Good and not good at the same time. It works out quite well, and has a good overall tone to it, but the story itself is sad.
A simulation of space which one can fly through.
Shit controls. Pass.
A guy who builds the technology to turn dirt into water goes to Mars, and even though he knows the ship better than anyone else, somehow, he has trouble on the way.
A patient, somewhat interesting movie. Worth watching if you're into such things, but definitely not if you're new to this style.
I watched the whole thing, and don't really regret it, but I wouldn't categorize this as anywhere near awesome.
This series is complete shit and should not be watched!
If you do watch this, you masochistic bastard, then..
- IMPORTANT - Watch Babylon 5 - (1994 TV show) according to Babylon 5 viewing order until the mention of Crusade.
- Choose to not watch Crusade.
Watch Crusade its proper order, probably.
- My notes may or may not be in any order, as my sanity was in question at the time.
- Regret having watched Crusade.
Remember that I warned you.
Upon contact with aliens, humans set up a space station to promote ambassadorial relations among species.
Easily among the best television I've seen. Everything about this series is phenomenal: acting, stories, sets, etc. Unfortunately, the graphics do appear dated in places, but it otherwise holds up very well.
- It is important to follow a Babylon 5 viewing order.
See also Crusade (1999), the spin-off which should not be watched!
Primarily a parody the original Star Wars trilogy.
It technically holds up well, but there are references which wouldn't make sense to a younger person. Bits and pieces feel old, but a surprising amount of it doesn't. All in all, I can see why it was a cult classic, but it's almost entirely boring to me. 1980s comedy has a specific flavour which is really simplistic and underwhelming out of context.
Recommended as a one-off watch for those who have seen and appreciated other bubblegum 1980s comedies. Otherwise, pass on this.
People abandon Earth to flee to Mars, and a ship of three are sent with supplies to aid in recolonization.
I couldn't get 20 minutes in because of the acting.
Thought dead, an astronaut is left behind on Mars and desperately tries to stay alive and communicate with home.
Not exactly in the caliber of so many other science fiction films, but it's lighthearted and generally decent.