The heart wants what the heart wants, right? And whether it’s for love, family, a better world, or merely to survive, we all feel the urge to fight for what we want despite the obstacles standing in our way – even when the odds against us seem impossibly high. Struggles such as that, IMHO, are perhaps the essential defining characteristic of our species – the one thing we all have in common regardless of where we come from as individuals. And when we, as individuals, look for something to inspire us – to make the odds we face seem less insurmountable somehow – there’s just nothing like a bigger-than-life tale of heroism, true or fictional, to do the trick.
The SyFy Channel series Continuum is one such tale.
Of all the teasers I’ve seen (of which there are simply too many to list!), those for Halle Berry’s upcoming series, Extant, are by far the most intriguing! Just check out this awesome trailer:
Okay, my previous post included two clips from Monday night’s 3 hour presentation of Iron Man 2 on ABC. Well here’s a couple of things ABC and Marvel Entertainment used that presentation to promote:
From the movie Iron Man 2: After fighting with a drunken Tony Stark, Lieutenant Colonel James Rhodes is ordered by the the U.S. military to allow his stolen Iron Man suit to be weaponized by Stark’s business rival, Justin Hammer. Later, after defeating the drones that were paid for by Hammer but controlled by mad genius Ivan Vanko, Stark and Rhodes confront Vanko himself – allowing Rhodes to finally test the effectiveness of Hammer’s Pride and Joy.
A different kind of “love spat” for this one my friends – between what’s in a man’s heart and what he’s allowed his life to become. Oh yeah, and a really nice song too!
The following image has been borrowed from David Dickinson’s In Search of Darkness: the Battle Against Light Pollution article over at Universe Today: As gorgeous as that image is, however, what truly grabbed my attention was what he said in his opening paragraph (bold type added by me): “A good majority of modern Americans have…
“You’re an interesting species. An interesting mix. You’re capable of such beautiful dreams, and such horrible nightmares. You feel so lost, so cut off, so alone, only you’re not. See, in all our searching, the only thing we’ve found that makes the emptiness bearable, is each other.” The Alien from Contact