The Carpenter remake of the 50s SF B movie, The Thing, was brilliant. It had a good cast, great story and innovative special effects.
I had expected more from the 2011 so called prequel, after all the people making it must have seen the Carpenter film. In effect it just views as a workman like remake of Carpenter’s version, which is a real let down. It’s business like, and professionally made-but it’s pretty much a copy.
There must be a whole raft of films that can be rehashed virtually scene-for-scene, with the stats showing what percentage of the original audience will turn up plus a figure for a new audience component and you have approximate gross takings. You can work backwards from there to figure out your shoot costs. It’s hardly about making new original movies.
Files in mkv, mov, mp4 format etc won’t work on a standard dvd player. You will need to convert the file to divx/xvid as an ‘avi’ file.
As an avid sci-fi fan, for some reason the new series of Battlestar Galactica (2004-2008) passed me by.
The original 80s series wasn’t up to much, as is the problem with most, tv/film SF. You really have to sort the wheat from the chaff to find science fiction with any depth, let alone a plot. Boy, was I surprised by this Battlestar Galactica series.
Fedora 16 came out a few days ago and as is my want, I decided to backup all my working files and do a fresh install. I am still not convinced that upgrading from one release to the next works properly-I have always had problems with upgrades and anyway, it’s good to have a nice fresh install.