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Mad X-Men and other Distractions
Eleanor and I spent plenty of time outside today before the rains came. She weeded, seeded and generally did good things round the yard; I weedwhacked major sections of the back and dug out a rectangle in the front that will be filled with something far prettier than was removed.

We've wanted to see the latest X-Men film in cinema since it came out a few weeks back, so we planned for that. But first, last night's Orphan Black needed to be processed.



"Holy Tilda Swinton!" was the tagline of the week, perhaps the year, as Clone Nine (or perhaps Ten- these Tatianas are harder to keep track of than Doctors) made his debut. Yes, his; Tony's transgendered, but otherwise is plainly a member of the Club. His arrival, so soon after Leekie's departure, made for instant tension and ultimate plot advancement with plenty of comic relief.  It was a plenty busy week, leading into the final two episodes that will tell us just how likely these grrls are to survive much longer than Jennifer did or Cosima, from the look of things, will.



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Off, then, to Regal, for the 4:10 Mutants.

We're not obsessive fans of the characters, from either the comics or the series of films; I'd only seen brief moments of the end of the preceding  First Class film before an episode of Fargo, so I understood a little about the time continuity. But the film evoked as much of Mad Men as it did of Marvel: Logan's cigars, Young Charles and Erik's constant cocktails, and the early 70s cachet of it all made me wonder when Xavier was going to reveal that he's really a totally different person who changed his name to get out of the war.

Or something.

Beyond that, we enjoyed the portrayals, the comeuppances, and the touching aspects of the final moments.
After reading about all the Fox-Marvel tension about ownership of some of these characters, one thing leapt out: aren't the Sentinels freakin' Cybermen?  Shouldn't the BBC be getting in on the litigation? Especially with all these bloody Brits traipsing about....

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Rain seems to have stopped, so I can finish my part of the yard tomorrow after court and client. All that remains to eat my brain is a five-night-old portion of Fargo, which after these three hours of weirdness will likely seem just plain peachy, you betcha!
 
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sturgeonslawyer From: sturgeonslawyer Date: June 9th, 2014 03:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually, the Sentinels premiered in X-Men #14 back in 1965. The Cybermen didn't appear until 1966.

Obsessive nerditude gratis.
captainsblog From: captainsblog Date: June 9th, 2014 11:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Huh. Wonder why they set the film in 1973, then. Probably because making fun of Nixon is always good for a laugh. (It also explains the continuity error that jumped right out at me: DC did not have an MLB team in 1973- the Senators moved to Texas the previous year- and they wouldn't have been playing in January anyway.)
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