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A Life of Noisy Desperation
Mmm, televisual cheese 
12th-Jun-2010 09:26 pm
TV
9:26 p.m. Is anyone else watching this Stonehenge Apocalypse thing on formerly-spelled-as-SciFi? We have Castiel, Methos, and Elizabeth Weir trying to figure out why the henges have started dosido-ing and discharging death rays.

9:30 p.m. Dammit, HD is down! Curse you, Time Warner Cable! *fistshake*

9:32 p.m. Where's UNIT when you need them?

9:44 p.m. I love how all the UK characters except for the ones played by Peter Wingfield and Tori Higginson are saying things like "What the devil?" and "Piss off!" while making no attempt at an English accent whatsoever.

9:47 p.m. Misha Collins is Dr. Daniel Jackson Jacob Glazer. "I never said they found aliens on the Moon. It was a robot head."

9:53 p.m. And that's two pyramids turned into pyroclastic death clouds. This is a bad day to be a tourist.

9:56 p.m. "You're going to nuke Stonehenge? Are you joking?" We need more dialogue like that, please.

10:05 p.m. Aw, man, they made the black scientist the bad guy? BOOOOOOO. Also, wow, that guy is not a very good actor, while Misha got stuck with some really bad dialogue. "Stinky?" Really?

10:13 p.m. I love how every time Stonehenge rotates there's a close-up of the stones tearing up the grassy turf, even though all of the grass was plowed under during the first incident.

10:18 p.m. I would like to think that scientists would be too smart to engage in this kind of hoohah, but then I remember Jack Parsons and the O.T.O., so, yeah.

10:22 p.m. A pyramid has erupted from beneath the countryside of Maine. Somewhere, Stephen King is facepalming.

10:45 p.m. A newscaster just used the phrase "Stonehenge apocalypse." DO A SHOT.

10:51 p.m. You know what the problem is? There are no surprises in this story.

10:55 p.m. So the electromagnetism at Stonehenge shorted out the plane's systems from miles away, but a jeep can get within a few dozen yards.

10:57 p.m. "It...was...a ROBOT HEAD!" Seriously, we really needed more camp nuttiness like that. Also, now I'm wondering how old this script is, what with all the discussion of the climactic impact of volcanic ash.
Comments 
13th-Jun-2010 02:25 am (UTC)
ugggggh. Maybe it's just as well I'm not watching it. Not even the pretty or the cheesy could make up for the unadulterated WRONG on display here.

Besides, the Beeb probably did as good a job in a children's TV series back in the day called "Earthfasts".
13th-Jun-2010 02:55 am (UTC)
*sigh* It's not even entertainingly bad.

If Misha Collins weren't playing the hero, I'd be watching an iteration of Law & Order instead.
13th-Jun-2010 03:27 am (UTC)
Haha, pretty much all the Supernatural comms were commenting on the movie as it aired. Nice recap.
13th-Jun-2010 03:29 am (UTC)
Thank God for the robot head, because otherwise this would have been the most boring end of the world movie I've ever seen.
15th-Jun-2010 03:20 am (UTC)
Anonymous
Peter Wingfield and Misha collins are the only reason I watched this.

and you know the villian's teh villain when he wears shorts and a sweater vest.

Also, what the frick happened to Tori Higgenson's acting? I mean, she gets shot, does a dramatic 360 and makes a bunch of hilarious facial gestures.

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