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Stellaris - (2016 game) cover

Entertainment > Games >

(on Wikipedia)
http://store.steampowered.com/app/281990/
http://www.stellarisgame.com/

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..



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No, her eyes are not like that
No, her eyes are not like that

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1355644/
http://www.passengersmovie.com/

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.



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Approaching the Unknown (2016) poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2674430/

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.



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Crusade (1999) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0149437/

This series is complete shit and should not be watched!

If you do watch this, you masochistic bastard, then..

  1. IMPORTANT - Watch Babylon 5 (1994-1998) according to Babylon 5 viewing order until the mention of Crusade.
  2. Choose to not watch Crusade.
  3. 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.
  4. Regret having watched Crusade.
  5. Remember that I warned you.



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Babylon 5 (1994-1998) title

Entertainment > Television >
Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105946/

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.

Mandatory viewing.



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Spaceballs (1987) poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094012/

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.



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The Martian (2015) poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.foxmovies.com/movies/the-martian
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3659388/

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.



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Futurama (1999-2013) logo

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.cc.com/shows/futurama

A failure of a delivery boy is frozen for a thousand years, where in the year 3,000 he's an interstellar delivery boy who continues to fail a lot.

A hilarious and intelligent show, with many subtleties. Watch an episode or three, and if you're interested then you'll enjoy the rest. Highly recommended.

I watched a couple of seasons before my interest petered out. I want to do other things with my time.



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