100 years ago, Isaac Asimov was born: was one of the writers who brought science fiction out of its niche market and a great scientific popularizer with many articles and essays.Continue…
“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” is a cultural icon in science-fiction that spawned five books, stage shows, a 1981 TV series, a computer game, comic books and a major motion picture.
But originally it was just a radio comedy series written by Douglas Adams broadcast in the United Kingdom by BBC Radio 4 in 1978.
Only a few days ago, the creators of the series have suggested that “Stranger Things” could become a video game. No sooner said than done.
Speaking with IGN, Matt and Ross Duffer revealed that the timeline of next season of “Stranger Things” will jump forward a year. And if they could tell the story of that missing year, they’d prefer to do it as a video game:
“…What I really want is a video game”
“Like an 8-bit… These fans, a lot of them have done this 8-bit video game art that’s blowing my mind”
No sooner said than done!
In the last days, an independent software house, Infamous Quest, composed by Steven Alexander, James Mulvale and Jon Taylor-Stoll, published the first demo of an adventure game (Monkey Island style) inspired by Stranger Things.
The demo offers only few minutes of game, but that is enough to get an idea of how interesting it can be the final product.
“99 out of a hundred times, the missing kid is with a parent or relative. This is about that one other time.”
The disappearance of Will Byers has the town of Hawkins, Indiana — and Chief Jim Hopper — on edge.
Based on the Netflix series created by the Duffer Brothers.
This is a one-room, point and click adventure game, done in tribute to the series.
More info and downloads
A great episode, a great season finale…
…a great soundtrack!
Ramin Djawadi (Persian: رامین جوادی; born July 19, 1974) is a German-Iranian composer. Djawadi is best known for his Grammy-nominated, guitar-heavy score for the 2008 Marvel film Iron Man and for the oft-covered theme to HBO’s popular television seriesGame of Thrones.
The soundtrack of Season 6 is available on Amazon:
Endings are hard, but Person of Interest managed get its ending just right!
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- John Reese: His fate has written: his function was the protection of Harold and this is what happened.
- Harold Finch: He got his happy ending with Grace
- Root/The Machine:
If you can hear this, you’re alone.
The only thing left of me is the sound of my voice.
I don’t know if any of us made it. So let me tell you who we were.
And how we fought back.
Everyone dies alone.
But if you mean something to someone, if you help someone, or love someone.
If even a single person remembers you.
Then maybe, you never really die at all.
- Shaw: The first tear shed by Sameen
- Lionel: He completed his path of redemption
Reese: “Try not to die.”
Fusco: “Yeah, I love you too.”
- Samaritan: Its destruction happens offscreen, but the main thing is that it has been completed!
- Bear: Wooof!
You’re going to die tomorrow, Lord Bolton. Sleep well.
The budget for CGI spared during this season was spent all in this epic episode: excellent storyline, direction and editing almost cinematic.
- “My reign has just begun.”
- Daenerys and Yara: girl power!)
- “You’re going to die tomorrow, Lord Bolton. Sleep well.”
- Rickon: confirmed as a dead man walking
- I had never seen Jon Snow so majestically pissed!
- Wun Wun: you are my hero!
- Finally the Stark family flag came back to Winterfell
- I’ll miss you, Ramsay: you were my favorite villain
TheMachine got the driver license?
How excite the geeky side of the spectators?
Put a scene with which Harold Finch that travels on a Tesla Model S, driven by TheMachine.
The Snowden’s Router
Another deeply nerd moment: Shaw and Reese recovers, in the NSA’s evidence warehouse, a router seized to Edward Snowden.
…putting aside the TechP0rn: Samaritan, because you killed Greer??
The Blackfish dies offscreen? The Hound teaches us that the offscreen deaths are not reliable!
- The Mountain: rips a man’s head with his bare hands
- The Hound: responds to the brotherhood’s carnage with philosophy.
- Cersei: was disappointed to discover that Tommen abolished trial by combat and that she will have to face a jury.
- Arya: despite two seasons spent in Braavos, has not learned how to change the face, he has not learned to be a silent killer, but has learned to survive the fatal stabbing.
- Meeren: great balls of fire and jokes!
Translator 1: Do you know how to swim?
Translator 2: No, but I can shout for help in 99 languages.
- No Jon, No Bran
- Tommen: was so boring that i start to reflect on Joffrey’s reign.
But the real highlight of the episode is:
And never stop to voice my appreciation for The Hound and his brother (or at least what remains of him).
Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, whom we last saw back in season four, was badly injured in a brutal fight with Brienne, and Arya apparently left him to die alone.
But Sandor aren’t easy to kill, and reappears in this episode: the first, that I remember, that starts without the loved-hated the opening theme.
Vox.com has published a good article about The Hound’s return, i suggest the reading:
The younger son of a minor Westerlands family, Sandor was first introduced to us as a menacing warrior who served the Lannisters generally, and Cersei Lannister’s son Prince Joffrey specifically. His face was hideously burned during childhood by his abusive older brother Gregor (“the Mountain”), leading to a lifelong fear of fire.