He looks exactly like Marty McFly. Why wasn’t there a Back to the Future II where Marty time travelled to 1980 and met his 13-year-old-inexplicably-British self played by Christian “My Empire Is The Sun” Bale.
"Check out that 4x4!"
"CADILLAC OF THE SKIEEEEEEEEES!!!"
From the tederick.com archives: "Countdown"
I made this 1-minute film (like, actual film!) as an exercise in my second year at York… no idea what the assignment was but it probably had something to do with making dinner. The shattering of the space-time continuum was all me.
"In Boyhood we’re always ‘here now,’ with no moody dissolves or title cards to dog-ear the pages of the book. Thiths is boyhood, and this, I think, is the point."
In which I contemplate being, time, filmmaking, and being in the moment, by way of Richard Linklater’s masterpiece Boyhood. Read more
“MISTER PICKERD. I’ll be reminding you that it’s one o’clock.”
[Majel Barrett Computer Voice] Last time, on Blogging the Next Generation… I was working my way through the complete Star Trek: The Next Generation on blu-ray when the braintrust at CBS Home Video gummed up the works completely by delaying the release of the series’ sixth season by about half a year. Now, at last, they’ve got on with it (though no sign, yet, of a release date for Season Seven, so who knows when we’ll finally be given the opportunity to complete this trek through the stars) and our rewatch continues as we rejoin our heroes in mid-cliffhanger, lost in the 19th century…[/Majel Barrett Computer Voice]
So – let’s see if I still remember how to do this. What began as a thrilling and nostalgic trip back into just how sharp Star Trek: The Next Generation actually was in its early years, has long since become a process of caretaking a descent into blandness that overcame not just Next Gen, but all of Star Trek following (approximately) the start of TNG’s fifth season.Read more
Well, I didn’t really; but I kind of did. At least, for about the last seven or ten years I’ve been kicking around an idea for a screenplay (the working title was Again, which would have been changed, All You Need Is Kill style, to Edge of Tomorrow) which was also based on a man in a recurring time loop. More importantly, it was based around the basic video game concept of iterative learning - each time through the loop, the man in question would get better at it, evolving towards superhumanity. By the final act he’d basically be at a Matrix / Inception level of prowess, and the action set piece (not killing a Brain Bug in my case, but shutting down the time loop itself) was really something. At least, in my head.Read more
In which all good X-Men go to X-Men Heaven, by way of LOST, Slaughterhouse-Five, Quantum Leap, Paradise Lost, His Dark Materials, and Wolvernie’s magnificent nude physique. Read more
In which I pause for a moment to consider time, destiny, masculinity, and really important kisses.
“It has occurred. It will occur.”
We’ve arrived at the point in modern Trek where a year-end cliffhanger episode is a given, rather than a storytelling flourish arrived at organically. “Time’s Arrow” should be perfectly wired for me – it’s Next Gen’s Back to the Future III episode – but like most of post-Season Four TNG, it’s lackluster and weak-willed, which I’ve described as “beige storytelling” over the course of this year. There’s less charisma and definition to the drama, and the beats play softly and without much impact. “Time’s Arrow” is perfectly serviceable as an idea for a story, but it’s not very exciting as an episode of a space adventure series.Read more
Today is the day that Marty McFly goes to the future!
Excellent Tumblog has had enough of your Marty McFly time circuit shenanigans, internet.
In which my hetero lifemate Matt Price guest stars on the Time Bandits Podcast and talks about the three underwater movies from 1989, and I am sooooo fucking jealous. BENEATH THE OCEAN LIES THE FUTURE