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Aesthetics and story

Why Everything Must be CGI

Did Thulsa Doom lie to Conan, or did he tell him the truth?

UPDATE 9 February 2018: Zen Conan

The riddle of steel is like the sound of one hand clapping. Thulsa Doom learns it by direct experience. It’s the only thing Thulsa Doom will believe: it takes an Atlantean blade from an old king’s horde in the side of his neck to tell him.

Conan faces his own challenge. Having killed Thulsa Doom, does he take his place? No. He remains Coana. I don’t say he’s right, just that he’s Conan.

Star Trek

Not a review

We’d been out to dinner, and the pilot of Star Trek: Discovery was well in progress when I turned on the tv. I watched for a couple of minutes and thought, “eh, I’ve seen this one,” and surfed on by. No idea really what it’s about (the exec was hollering at the captain about the pressing need to attack the Klingons) but it seemed predictable and a bit tedious. That’s not fair, of course, since I didn’t actually watch the show. I’ve enjoyed the recent Star Trek movies that I’ve seen, but maybe the franchise has passed me by. I’m sure they’ve got a target demographic, and equally sure it doesn’t include me.