A deleted scene from Superman 2 actually shows that Superman didn't kill Zod or the other Phantom Zone Kryptonians. As it turned out, the gaps in between those crystal pedestals weren't as deep as we were led to believe. The cut scene showed them carted off in handcuffs... » 10/19/14 4:39pm Sunday 4:39pm

On one hand, it makes a lot of sense that WB would take the stand that they have on fun-vs-grimdark. The studio heads don't give two warm shits about the characters or stories. All they are looking at are the $$$. From that standpoint, they are looking at all the dumptrucks full of money that dark, brooding Nolan-Man… » 10/19/14 4:33pm Sunday 4:33pm

That was one thing that sort of bugged me about that film. I really enjoyed it overall, but it always stuck me as odd that the version of 1999 portrayed was pretty much exactly like the real world except now we can record and playback memories with amazing fidelity and the only thing this amazing breakthrough in… » 10/16/14 5:56am 10/16/14 5:56am

Another thing that sort of disturbed me about Hydra, beyond the evil brainwashing and death squads, was how completely ordinary the whole setup was in the labs and offices. The most evil organization in the world, run just about indistinguishably from any Fortune 500 company complete with drab cube farms and middle… » 10/08/14 9:03pm 10/08/14 9:03pm

You don't even need to specify religion, really. Just the cultural memory of our species has enough disasters to look back on. These stories, handed down from the survivors (and sometimes incorporated into religion), are full of end-of-the-world scenarios that have colored our perception of life and society. » 10/08/14 5:33am 10/08/14 5:33am

They made you feel sympathy for his overall situation/history, but he was still very clearly an evil bastard in the 'present', and not even a little bit of the plucky underdog. He had spent centuries stacking the deck in his favor and was always three steps ahead of everyone. » 10/02/14 7:17am 10/02/14 7:17am

Real-time ratings are an increasingly terrible way to judge a TV show, and I think the networks are finally starting to realize that. I think a little dip for a sophomore show is probably natural (though I have no intention of looking it up any time soon). You're not yet established as an anchor for viewing the way a… » 10/02/14 6:38am 10/02/14 6:38am