Truly, truly random musings on random media I’ve been exposed to this week…
Cybergeddon – this is a generic TV series about hacking (apparently I caught the pilot in my quest for bad movies and didn’t realize it was supposed to be a pilot). Former hacker turned government agent is framed for cyber-crimes by an old enemy, teams up with a convicted hacker and distrustful ex-partner to thwart the bad guy’s overly elaborate scheme, and of course the bad guy gets away and everything goes back to normal for the good guy. The only thing remotely non-generic is that the lead character is female. However, this pilot falls into the same trap every visual medium, big budget or bargain basement special, falls into – the hacking isn’t realistic because actual hacking is boring. Although I will give this pilot credit in that I think the director tried every editing trick in the book to try to make people typing nonsense look somewhat suspenseful. It didn’t work, but I appreciated the effort.
Wolverine: The Musical – Go to this link. Go now. I’ll wait. Just go. This is too awesome for words. If you’re a Broadway-inclined person, you’ll enjoy it even more.
Jessica Jones – I lamented awhile ago that Netflix was going to try to spread out the Secret Defenders/Heroes for Hire mini-series to one per year, even though each series is so short. Apparently there were some renegotiation between Netflix and Marvel and Jessica Jones is set to start in November (probably to avoid conflicts with Agent Carter). Now, the most popular word in the original comic set “Alias” was unprintable, so I’ll be interested to see how that’s toned down. In the comic, Jessica’s best friend was Carol Danvers, although obviously that won’t mesh with the MCU, so in this version her best friend is Patsy Walker, the street-level fighter also known as Hellcat (by the by, don’t be named “Hellcat” in a comic book universe because you will get possessed).
Agent Carter – speaking of my crush, Agent Carter, a new mini-series is due for early 2016. While I’m a bit annoyed Peggy’s just a stand-in between Agents of SHIELD, I’m still happy for her return. She’s going to kick ass, take names, and do it with such class. Captain America really did miss out by getting frozen for 70 years.
Other – I may not post this weekend as I am journeying to parts undisclosed to participate a secret mission that I can only say may or may not involve aliens and/or monsters. I’ll do my best, but no promises.