Monday, November 07, 2011

In Space, No One Can Hear You Meow

Also, I believe the kitten now has a name: Newt. No, not after Newt Gingrich, thank you very much. After the kid from Aliens. Why? Because she's clearly been through a rough time, poor little thing, but I think she's a survivor, and I'm planning to do my best to make sure of it. Yes, that kind of makes me Ripley, which is awesome. And, no, I do not acknowledge the existence of the third movie, which is not awesome.

I think it's even extra appropriate, given the fact that a creature who will not stop having babies is currently causing me difficulties, and that I fully intend to put a stop to that. (Nuke her ovaries from orbit! It's the only way to be sure!) Now all I need are some space marines...

10 comments:

  1. I think the 3rd movie, although not particularly good, gets unfairly maligned. Though I can see how, in naming the kitten Newt, you might not want to acknowledge her namesake's fate. (Which is, I think, one of that movie's first missteps.)

    Hope little Newt's doing well!

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  2. It was one of the first and definitely the biggest of the movie's missteps, and made me feel ill-disposed towards it from the get-go. Otherwise, I don't actually remember it being too massively awful in its own right. But IMO it just didn't fit at all as a continuation of that particular story. Admittedly, my memory is fuzzy. I've had no desire to watch it a second time. But killing off the kid -- offscreen, even! -- is enough all by itself to make that true. What a slap in the face for your audience. Gaah.

    Anyway, little Newt has had her first dose of antibiotics and eye ointment, and, after tiring herself out trying to explore the vet's office, is now napping comfortably. Or was the last time I checked on her. :)

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  3. I think anyone who does not acknowledge the 3rd movie (and afterwords) is awesome. [For all the reasons you listed. I started to walk out but hoped it was all some sort of lie that she would find out by the end of the movie... but no.]

    Good luck with Newt

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  4. Thanks! I appreciate the well wishes and third-movie-denying support. :)

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  5. Has a third movie ever been as good as the first (or even the second)?

    Speaking of which, scuttlebutt is that a third Ghostbusters movie is being discussed. If I think I'm old and tired, imagine Bill Murray and Harold Ramis. Not to mention Rick Moranis's character after twenty more years of being the way he is.

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  6. Well, Star Trek III was better than Star Trek: The Motion Picture, at least in terms of entertainment value, but those are practically apples and oranges, considering how different they are. And neither of 'em holds a candle to Wrath of Khan.

    Bill Murray and Harold Ramis are probably now feeling insulted. ;)

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  7. "Has a third movie ever been as good as the first (or even the second)?"

    Toy Story. But there can't be many other examples.

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  8. I'm not saying Aliens 3 is better, or even as good, as the first two. Even if those weren't two of the best movies of their type (horror science fiction and action science fiction), David Fincher's entry is deeply flawed. (Particularly with the alien itself.) But I think it's slightly better than the fourth movie, overall, and isn't completely without its own merits.

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  9. Well, I can't compare it to the fourth movie. I never made it that far. :)

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