Yeah, even ignoring EU material, you can make a case that the Empire is a human-supremacist government. I can't recall any example from the films of an Imperial official or member of the military being non-human (outsourced bounty hunters notwithstanding). Hence the Alliance being mostly non-humans and humans from the » 7/25/14 9:35am Today 9:35am

Goyer can be okay with things that are supposed to be a) dark or b) snarky. These things mostly work for the Blade movies, Nolan's Batman, and (so I'm told) Da Vinci's Demons. He might end up being a good fit for Constantine. But he should never have been allowed near Superman. » 7/24/14 9:24am Yesterday 9:24am

I recall reading recently that all satellites sent up now must have provisions to relocate to a graveyard orbit at the end of their useful life, but also that something like 25-33% of these systems end up failing. So it mitigates, but doesn't completely address the problem. » 7/24/14 9:13am Yesterday 9:13am

How about the inconsistency that his wife was "fated" to die, but apparently "fate" is alright with him committing genocide on the Morlocks in the future? Ugh. It had a lot of great visuals, and could have been a decent story, but the main protagonist bothered me so much. » 7/23/14 7:47am Wednesday 7:47am

No, it's uncertain, hence my use of "allegedly". Either way, Eusebius believed it happened (scroll down to Chapter 8) and that it was an act demonstrating exceptional and praiseworthy Christian devotion, which still supports the early Church's encouragement of chastity. » 7/23/14 6:13am Wednesday 6:13am

Well, other than racebending the two leads, changing a couple of names and such, and vaguely hinting at a bigger story, the Macross Saga of Robotech is pretty damn faithful overall to the original Superdimensional Fortress Macross. (And if you can get past American Minmei's singing voice, might even have better… » 7/22/14 1:40pm Tuesday 1:40pm

I thought about using a transportation metaphor ("Invent a working automobile and we'll let you have a space shuttle!"), but the late 19th/early 20th centuries were such a rapid period of advances in speed, there were people alive when Neil Armstrong first set foot on the moon who could remember a time before cars. So… » 7/22/14 8:46am Tuesday 8:46am