I always wonder who the “authorities” are who want to dissect our heroine in this kind of movie. The NSA? KGB ronin? Big Bob Pharma? Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith and the other good folks at the Men in Black? The World Health Organization? The mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania? » 4/24/15 8:12am Friday 8:12am

I agree with you about Doc’s “crime gland” brain surgery, but it’s interesting that we as fans don’t particularly mind our heroes killing villains stone-dead — and sometimes we rise to our feet and cheer at that moment — but if the hero performs involuntary surgery upon the bad guys, it’s creepy. I’m guessing it’s all… » 4/24/15 10:05am Friday 10:05am

There’s a comic in this: a super hero/heroine who cultivates a highly distinctive, very compelling image so that she/he can sell that image as a means of financing her/his crimefighting activities. Probably already been done, but my comic knowledge would have to be cut by 99% in order to be regarded as “limited.” :) » 4/23/15 1:06pm Thursday 1:06pm

Sentient, self-aware robots. Free robots, our partners, neither the slaves nor the masters of humanity. Made of metal. Polished metal. They should gleam like the noon-day sun. (And I think we’re at least a century away from them — and it’s more likely they’ll never exist at all.) » 4/23/15 7:31am Thursday 7:31am

Fritz Leiber’s comic sf novel, “The Silver Eggheads,” is the only robot novel I can think of in which robots are sexualized, but not to have sex with humans. In this, robots have two genders, brunch (“masculine”) and silfy [spelling?] (“feminine”), and they have sex with each other, through use of masculine & feminine… » 4/21/15 1:23pm Tuesday 1:23pm

It’s not the scientists. It’s the kids. Those 100,000 children got together — probably at Chuckie Cheese — and agreed to hide that they’re autistic. For reasons of their own. Nefarious, diabolical, fiendish reasons. Probably involving cake. » 4/21/15 12:14pm Tuesday 12:14pm

I’m assuming that even though we say time in the mirror universe is running backwards, cause would still come before effect. So time running “the other way” might be less confusing. Or, maybe not. My suggestion still seems to imply a “proper” direction (ours). Must be some relativistic way of phrasing that. If only I… » 4/21/15 11:46am Tuesday 11:46am

I’m only still watching because I’m determined — for doubtless masochistic reasons — to make it all the way to the end of the first season. One thing Gordon needs to learn: the GCPD isn’t corrupt, it’s merely hopelessly incompetent. (Somebody intentionally kills a cop’s wife, and the entire department figuratively… » 4/21/15 10:32am Tuesday 10:32am

I'd like to able to say that I'm so sophisticated that that didn't bring tears to my eyes...but that's far too big a lie to tell on a Thursday. Beautiful images, deep emotions. Christmas can't come soon enough! » 4/16/15 11:14am 4/16/15 11:14am

The ‘Confusingly Motivated Murderer’s” plan reminds me of a Get Smart episode, in which a detective explains to Smart his theory that a burglar murdered a man, stole a dollar from him, then left behind ninety-nine dollars more and murdered the man so that no one would suspect the burglary. » 4/16/15 1:47pm 4/16/15 1:47pm