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(io9)   A dark, brilliant short film starring ..... Pee Wee Herman?   (io9.com) divider line 31
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2013-07-30 06:15:20 PM  
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2013-07-30 06:56:15 PM  
good little flick.
 
2013-07-30 07:11:41 PM  
That was neat, very cool
 
2013-07-30 07:25:47 PM  
While it's good.  This is Paul Rubens not acting like Pee Wee Herman.  Don't get my hopes up.
 
2013-07-30 07:37:42 PM  
By the imagery and music, I'm betting the producer really digs NIN, Tool and Aphex Twin.

So it gets an A+ in my book.
 
2013-07-30 07:49:41 PM  
That was good.
 
2013-07-30 08:11:02 PM  
Rubens is a talented dude.  I think his voiceover work in Tron:Uprising is quite good.  I sincerely hope they make another season.
 
2013-07-30 08:22:47 PM  
Love the premise, and Paul was great. Would love to see him do more dramatic work.
 
2013-07-30 08:22:47 PM  
That was excellent.
 
2013-07-30 08:28:15 PM  

quasimike: Love the premise, and Paul was great. Would love to see him do more dramatic work.


Torchwood ep 1, season 1
 
2013-07-30 08:40:30 PM  
Nice to see the double meaning in the title.
 
2013-07-30 08:52:54 PM  
Pretty reasonable interpretation of 1960s/70s science fiction.
 
2013-07-30 09:39:57 PM  
I'm confused... Pee Wee Herman is not in this thing... let alone starring..

I can see Pee Wee Being Dark, But the only thing in here remotely associated with Pee Wee Herman is the Actor Paul Rubens
 
2013-07-30 09:56:14 PM  
Very good stuff.
 
2013-07-30 10:12:49 PM  
That was awesome, I'm a sucker for singularity crap.  Also have a huge love for paul reubens, really wish he didn't let the public keep him in hiding.

"Hey, your new here, we don't take kindly to strangers around here!"
Bahhhhh!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhMz_ER-9h4
 
2013-07-30 11:12:21 PM  
I wouldn't mind being interrogated by Detective Hostetler
 
2013-07-30 11:31:46 PM  

toyotaboy: That was awesome, I'm a sucker for singularity crap.  Also have a huge love for paul reubens, really wish he didn't let the public keep him in hiding.

"Hey, your new here, we don't take kindly to strangers around here!"
Bahhhhh!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhMz_ER-9h4


I wasn't watching it too closely, but what singularity crap?  The ending seemed pretty damn close to Johnny #5 to me.
 
2013-07-31 12:02:29 AM  

toyotaboy: That was awesome, I'm a sucker for singularity crap.  Also have a huge love for paul reubens, really wish he didn't let the public keep him in hiding.


He's done some of best work in the theatre.

www.expressnightout.com

/ You give yourself one handy in the back row...
 
2013-07-31 12:11:54 AM  
What I don't get is why the police officers wanted to get rid of the technology at the end.
 
2013-07-31 12:17:24 AM  

Elzar: toyotaboy: That was awesome, I'm a sucker for singularity crap.  Also have a huge love for paul reubens, really wish he didn't let the public keep him in hiding.

He's done some of best work in the theatre.

[www.expressnightout.com image 250x300]

/ You give yourself one handy in the back row...


Yeah, but he was no Fred Willard.

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2013-07-31 12:23:05 AM  
Was waiting for it to shoot pulses from his eyes at the cops, like the shots that killed him..Being pure memory and all.

Would watch full length film built on this premiss.. loved it
 
2013-07-31 12:33:29 AM  

Bobbinsworth: Would watch full length film built on this premiss.. loved it


They already made one:

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2013-07-31 07:01:19 AM  

Lsherm: I wasn't watching it too closely, but what singularity crap?


Singularity.. ya know, ray kurzweil.. Man and machine merging, extending life exponentially (Yes I know he got unplugged so technically he died again, but the premise was there)
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2048299,00.html
 
2013-07-31 08:22:51 AM  
That short film frickin' ruled.

very good stuff indeed.
 
2013-07-31 09:09:53 AM  
Ehhhh, it was cool and well done, but I'm not head over heels for it. I love me some sci fi, but the premise isn't all that original. Also, I found the detectives to be unnecessarily contrarian. It's obvious that they are observing a ground-breaking piece of technology akin to eternal life, but the one lady is still too obtuse to see that? I was waiting for some back story, like a memory killed her father, or the government is being run by a memory and wanted to crush any competition.
 
2013-07-31 10:02:44 AM  
I presume the Paul Rubens character kept a backup.
 
2013-07-31 11:39:21 AM  

toyotaboy: Lsherm: I wasn't watching it too closely, but what singularity crap?

Singularity.. ya know, ray kurzweil.. Man and machine merging, extending life exponentially (Yes I know he got unplugged so technically he died again, but the premise was there)
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2048299,00.html


Huh, never heard it used for that before.  I was thinking time/gravitational singularity.
 
2013-07-31 05:02:51 PM  

LrdPhoenix: What I don't get is why the police officers wanted to get rid of the technology at the end.


Maybe for the same reason they get pissy when people record them now? Sometimes the evidence doesn't favor the cop.
 
2013-07-31 05:41:40 PM  
1)  Why would the wife plot to kill her husband to steal his project?  Presumably she'd get a cut either way, and the director didn't do a very good job portraying a troubled marriage.

2)  If he knew she was passing along secrets to another organization and immediately suspected her of killing him, why did he take absolutely no precautions with the data or his life?  And why was his initial reaction "who could possibly want to kill me?!" if the person closest to him was a prime suspect and he knew it?

3)  Why did the female cop have such a hard on for shutting the thing down?  It's one thing to say yup we got to lock it up in evidence, it's another to be like "we're shutting it down NOW since because".
 
2013-07-31 10:14:18 PM  

Lsherm: toyotaboy: Lsherm: I wasn't watching it too closely, but what singularity crap?

Singularity.. ya know, ray kurzweil.. Man and machine merging, extending life exponentially (Yes I know he got unplugged so technically he died again, but the premise was there)
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2048299,00.html

Huh, never heard it used for that before.  I was thinking time/gravitational singularity.


That's why it's usually called the "Technological Singularity" rather than just singularity.  The point at which technology becomes so advanced it no longer requires any outside intervention to advance further and becomes self perpetuating (with or without extending human life or merging with people).  Von Neumann was actually the coiner of the phrase, and a Von Neumann probe could be considered one possible technological singularity since they could feasibly replicate themselves ad infinitum until they had used up all usable matter in the universe, even evolving along the way.
 
2013-08-01 02:19:06 AM  
  I thought the "wife" talked like Christina Wig in an SNL skit.
 
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