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Published at: June 9, 2012, 1:54 a.m. CST

 

I am – Hercules!!

I feel like I’ve so many things to say about “Prometheus” we may have to take over the radio station, kick out the Sean Hannity repeat and add a third hour to “Ask Mr. KERN.”

And ahead of Sunday’s “Mad Men” finale, perhaps Mr. KERN will allow Movie Mike, Stefani and myself to spend a few minutes discussing last week’s memorably Pryce-y “Mad Men.”

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  • June 9, 2012, 4:43 a.m. CST

    I hope you thought it was weak, your credibility rests on that

    by catlettuce4

  • June 9, 2012, 7:25 a.m. CST

    Catlettuce4 - so if his opinion differs from you, he loses credibility...

    by irishraidersfan

    ... Even if he can back it up? This is why I can't stand most Americans. They always mistake opinion for fact, and vice versa.

  • ... his first idea would be to go back to 1994 and kill George Lucas with a shovel. At about 2:20AM on 6/8/2012 I was sitting in an IMAX theater thinking that he should add some more names to that endeavor. Here is some comedy to ease your pain. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDCjIjsZp_Y

  • ... I think I might have an idea as to what happened with the Prometheus script... They say laughter heals... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01l1WIC9mBo

  • June 9, 2012, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Herc- You may want to put a Spoiler Tag on this.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    'Cuz the spoilers ARE a'cumin' and people WILL start crying if there ain't no tag on this article saying, "SPOILERS- Watch yourself, you just might step in sompthin'!". Just trying to help. See you tonight on show.

  • June 9, 2012, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Dang it. See you tonight on THE show.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    I wish I had a time machine so I could go back and stop myself from posting that without a "the" in front of "show". It just reads so much better with a "the". Don't it?

  • June 9, 2012, 10:09 a.m. CST

    I love Patton Oswald so much.

    by 3774

    I'd throw my Batgirl panties on stage while he performed. Funny, genius atheist geek guys are so fucking hot.

  • June 9, 2012, 10:15 a.m. CST

    @pink - I shall rename your talkbackname to

    by wtriker1701

    black_apocalips... ...should this ever happen... ;-)

  • June 9, 2012, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Roeper gives it an A+.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Ebert gives it 4 stars ****. Remember when they were on that show together? Reviewing movies and such... Do you think Ebert ever offered Roeper a drink on the set between takes... ... and as he handed it over to him... ... he wiggled his finger in it? I bet movie critics are actually Engineers! They're trying to make Prometheus a hit movie! Those Space Jockey Bastards! Oooo. pink_apocalypse has Batgirl panties... Sorry, but I think Patton is married now. With a kid too, I believe.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Herc on movies

    by DangerMan

    Herc is great talking about movies. Too bad he doesn't have time to review them here.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Ebert and Roeper are professional film critics...

    by kells

    ...and as everyone on AICN knows, the only opinions that matter are amateur haters.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Rat story...

    by 3774

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvbiGp_Evgo&feature=related Friggin' hilarious.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:31 a.m. CST

    For those of you that haven't figured it out...

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    ... I have no vested interest in saying anything I don't believe. Yes, I'm Mr. K-E-R-N. So, we had Damon Lindelof on the show last week despite the fact that the week before I went on a rant about how much I disliked LOST. I liked PROMETHEUS... quite a bit. I have no idea what the others on the show think or what they are going to say. We save it for on air. THAT'S why the show works. You wanna take me or Herc or Stefani or Movie Mike to task, my brave little talkbackers? Then have your mom pay you cell bill and call the show tonight. And catlettuce4... credibility? What the hell do you know about credibility? Do you mean I should stand up to your idea of what credibility is, you faceless, nameless, talkback poster? Here are two suggestions for you... 1) call the show and lay it out there about why you hated the film and why we are wrong. 2) Don't listen to the show and stop posting on this site and go to where all your money fans and countless friends are and preach to them about why your opinion carries such heavy "cred". And when they don't agree with your view, you can point the finger of all-movie-knowing-credibility and banish them to the abyss. Has for the rest of ya'll... have a good 'un and see you tonight! ;)

  • June 9, 2012, 11:36 a.m. CST

    welivestill! THANK YOU!

    by irishraidersfan

    Could not agree more! :)

  • June 9, 2012, 11:49 a.m. CST

    irishraidersfan

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    We aim to please! :)

  • June 9, 2012, 11:52 a.m. CST

    welivestill...ornot - I see you've taken buckethead50's advice.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    "Look! There! On the horizon! Look's like a storm's coming!" "Okay, Jed. Outta my way! I gotta close der winders!"

  • May 12, 2012 Hour 2, Part 2 "Me no can leesen. Me no can download." "Maybe page is broke? Or maybe you have secret website for Illuminati?" I just want to hear about Tim Burton and his amazing Dark Shadows/Johnny Depp mashup. It's always an insert title/Jonnny Depp mashup.

  • June 9, 2012, 12:18 p.m. CST

    irishraidersfan - Don't sell yourself short. Sure you can agree more.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    And you probably will...

  • June 9, 2012, 12:37 p.m. CST

    pink_apocalypse - Rat story. Very funny. Thanks.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    "Fuck-Squatch". Hilarious.

  • June 9, 2012, 1:28 p.m. CST

    l.h.puttgrass

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    Has far as the archives... I will alert my web master right now. Has far as your comment about buckethead50... LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • June 9, 2012, 2:41 p.m. CST

    A few things to remember...

    by Shermdawg

    1.The totally unnecessary cameo at the end (that pretty much drug the second half of the film down to accommodate its appearance) is absolutely unrelated to you-know-what from that OTHER movie. 2.DIFFERENT PLANET, DIFFERENT SHIP. 3.All that other crap took place 2,000 years ago. ALL of it. That has went over so many people's heads that have seen this, I'd hate to have to call in to correct you.

  • June 9, 2012, 3:11 p.m. CST

    buckethead50

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    Bring it. At least you stood up and faced the music. We may not agree, but you're ok in my book.

  • June 9, 2012, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Shermdawg

    by CelluloidNitrate

    What are you referring to as 'all that other crap'?

  • June 9, 2012, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Shermdawg

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    Who are you calling out? And I totally agree with you about the end scene in the film. THAT felt tacked on. Here's one last thing I'll say about PROMETHEUS and then I'll just save it for the show... I don't think this film needs or warrants a sequel. Now, would you like some tea, mum?

  • Just wondering because those things have that devilish autocorrect and you seem to have typed,"Has far as the archives..." and "Has far as your comment about buckethead50...". I'm assuming you meant, "As far as..." I love the archives. I've downloaded it on a flashdrive and bring it to work to listen to while fix the stuff they busted in the depths of the Earth. The company doesn't allow any kind of streaming on their network. But that doesn't stop playing MP3's from my drive. As far as buckethead50's comment, I keed, I keed, I know you know I'm joking. You know? I know, I keeed, I keeeeed.

  • June 9, 2012, 4:36 p.m. CST

    listen to while "I" fix the stuff they...

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    What kind of tea are you serving. I prefer iced tea with some lemon.

  • June 9, 2012, 4:40 p.m. CST

    l.h.puttgrass

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    My grammar an speling aint' so goodly. I gets worked uppity and stuff... I'm in radio... what the hell do you want from me??? LOL Glad you're digging the show and using the website.

  • June 9, 2012, 4:58 p.m. CST

    "all that other crap" SPOILERS

    by Shermdawg

    The xeno outbreak/harvesting on LV-223 as alluded to in the film (the pile of chest bursted Jockeys) which jives with the fossilized derelict found in Alien that was carrying a shipment of eggs....most likely headed to earth since they were pissed off at us for something that happened or we did 2,000 years ago on Earth. And if you realize what that something is, you might just change your mind about not wanting a sequel, because it could be crazy as all get out.

  • June 9, 2012, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Shermdawg

    by CelluloidNitrate

    Got it! Yeah, I was planning on bringing that up tonight; Scott's interviews from this past week have been changing my opinion about certain aspects of the movie. I asked earlier because a friend of mine suggested that this movie takes place 2000 years AFTER Alien. I was baffled by that conclusion.

  • June 9, 2012, 5:06 p.m. CST

    "Who are you calling out?" SPOILERS

    by Shermdawg

    No one, I just hope the ending and it's non-relation to Alien didn't go over anyone's head. Because it sure as hell has for a lot of folks. I mean they're like HEY, SEE THESE FOSSILIZED JOCKEY SKELETONS? THESE FOSSILIZED JOCKEY SKELETONS WITH THEIR CHEST BURSTED OUT? THESE FOSSILIZED JOCKEY SKELETONS WITH THEIR CHEST BURSTED OUT THAT ARE 2,000 YEARS OLD? Y'KNOW, LIKE THE ONE IN ALIEN? Yet there's people that think what we see in the ending leads to the crash of the ship that's been sitting on LV-426 forever. It already happened.

  • June 9, 2012, 6:43 p.m. CST

    PUT ON.....THE GLASSES!

    by Shermdawg

  • June 9, 2012, 6:51 p.m. CST

    adeceasedfan - The hatred IS a little high. *SPOILERS!*

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    People have been waiting for this a long time. I've known for years about Scott saying that all the sequels are missing the most interesting part of his first movie. He had said in interviews that they keep making the sequels about the xenomorph but never explore the origins of the derelict ship and it's pilot. So I wasn't expecting an "Alien" movie. All the promotional stuff was pointing to a Hard SF movie. And it did seem like one. Until... My problems with the flick start with the script and the editing. Things happen in this script that just take me out of the movie. This crew is the best that money can buy? They do things that scientists on an important and dangerous expedition would never do. "We just landed on a strange new world, everybody out! Jump in the big scary all-terrain bus and assorted ATVs and floor it straight at the Engineer's temples." 'Cuz nothing says, "We come in peace." like a spaceship landing in your front yard, dropping down a ramp and launching some ATVs at high speed straight at you like they're the space-police or something! "Yo, Dudes! We're from Earth! Howdy! Watch me cut some doughnuts in your yard! WOO! HOO!!" And then the science guy pops his helmet at the drop of a hat. (Is that a pun?) The 2 other "specialists" get lost, even though the captain has them on the fancy 3D hologram map, and decide to make camp in the room with the creepy as fuck oozing containers, even though they got lost in the first place because they were scared of the place and wanted to go back to the ship! Then these 2 scaredy-cats decide to play snuggle bunnies with the Fucking Spacecobra from Hell! It doesn't go well. This kind of logic happens over and over in the movie. Usually, this kind of behavior is seen in slasher flicks as teenagers do stupid things that get them killed at Camp Crystal Lake. Every time it pulled me out of the movie. And I kept wondering why this was left in the script and who put it in there in the first place. The old guy popping up and no reaction from whats left of the crew. Shaw escaping from them, having the robo-abortion, and then showing back up half-naked and bloody and they act like, "Oh, look. It's Shaw. Have you met the old dude?" "Ah, hi Mr. Weyland. Nobody ask me why I'm all bloody or if there's a squid-thing growing in the other room. I'm not telling." I did laugh when Vickers buys it. It was like a Homer Simpson Doughnut Nightmare! "AHHH! Stop chasing me! Stop!! No! No!! NOOO!!!!" *CRUNCH!* "DOH!" Don't get me started about the last 5 minutes. I just hope she brought something for lunch with her. Engineers eat crap. And the last scene. Whatever. The editing of the movie felt like it was rushed. Like they were trying to get all this stuff in and had to get it in 2 hours. It feels like there's a longer version of this movie somewhere. Reminds me of Kingdom of Heaven and the Director's Cut that came later. I think the Director's Cut was 30-45 minutes longer. I wanted to like this. I drove almost 50 miles one way Thursday night to get to the AMC Palace 20 in New Orleans to see this in Imax 3D for the 12:01 show. I got there early and had a good seat. Sat there over an hour waiting. It was a long ride back home. Well, let's hope there's a Director's Cut or something. I think I heard that this is the Director's Cut. Some interview somewhere. Oh, well...

  • I understand some of your (and many others) complaints, but I just went with it and had a hell of a time. Logic be damned. The end felt tacked on, but many theorize it was a queen which I didn't get at first though agree with in hindsight. Sorry about your trek, mine was a bit easier. 2D viewing about 5 minutes from the house.

  • June 9, 2012, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Just saw it in IMAX 3D, and it was fucking spectacular

    by Toe Jam

    I'm actually glad I let the generally negative comments from early viewers temper my expectations, because I thought "Prometheus" was great. I found it satisfyingly creepy and, for the first time in a long, long time, I thought the special effects were outstanding and pretty much seamless. I thought it was a great marriage of "Alien" and "The Thing" -- perhaps my two all-time favorite horror movies. Add the origins of humankind angle, and you have a really excellent piece of film. That's just my opinion, and certainly everyone is allowed their own opinion, but I really can't see how any "Alien" fan wouldn't greatly enjoy "Prometheus." My only complaint is Guy Pearce as an old man. Certainly not the worst makeup work I've ever seen, but why was it necessary to have a relatively young man play a 90-year-old man? I can think of any number of 70- or even 60-year-old actors who would have been much more believable in the role. Really the only gripe I have about "Prometheus," and it's not even that big a deal.

  • June 9, 2012, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Good God...

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    ... I hope some of you call in with this stuff. 1/2 hour till air...

  • I got fucked up one night and did same thing but big daddy face hugger never caught me

  • June 9, 2012, 9:47 p.m. CST

    toe jam

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    You and I are on the same page. Many are not. That's fine. I'm looking forward to hearing all points of view.

  • Some roided-up alien bald headed dude seems to be doing something foolish and apparently suicidal that results in some alien splooge that creates life on what may or may not be earth. Just reading the tea leaves it seems he did this on his own and against the wishes of his boys (didn't see any chicks but aliens all look allike any way) who nevertheless comeback a few millennia later to check on the results and decide to become the worlds first assholes by leaving unexplained clues with now ancient but then very young and impressionable cultures that they must have known would spawn all kinds of conspiracy theories. Yeah, I can see them chuckling all the way back to Xyratyoebalclazxx!%97gffathe-Tau in their ships -'we really fucked with them didn't we Melvin? Yeah Xorphuse they will tie their shit pipes (we did give then shit pipes right?) in knots for milennia trying to figure that blorphon out' So back on BBM (big blue marble) some eggheads gather the clues and on basis of five star like things painted on a a few ceilings they are able to determine it is a star system (and amidst the billions of galaxies and trillions of stars) are able to locate it! Then, they are able to convince some dying multi-trillionaire asshole who wants to live forever to fund a trip to the stars on the off off off off off waaaayy off chance that they find the critters who are responsible for creating among other things, pet rocks and rush limbaugh, and convince them to grant him everlasting life. Why not, what else has he got to lose? And somehow they manage to find these critters , all dead BTW, on a moon. Amidst Androidinal and possibly human treachery although that possible human could also be an android harkening back to Blade Runner replicant or not replicant days cause Ridley just loves fucking with fanboys who he knows will latch onto pointless plot devices like a fly onto shit or a lemming to a cliff, and beat it to death when no one else gives a shit. Somehow the surviving egghead deduces that the alien critters aint exactly thrilled with how their lil experiment a few billion years ago turned out (maybe they were just a small group of alien teens who were fucking around and one of them impregnates a planet and now they are in cover-up mode?) so they go to a moon - the one so conveniently depicted on some ceilings, to pickup some planet killing shit, but the planet killing shit kills them instead. Except one alien critter is alive and somehow the surviving egghead who had very little on screen face time interaction with the captain of the earth ship that would seem to be needed to engender deep trust, still manages to convince the captain that he must destroy the alien ship - sacrificing his own life and two others onboard, just because she says so. Uh, huh. Hey, it aint a bad movie, plot wise it reminds me of Roger Corman at his best. And it is damn perty, but yeah its stupid. But at least it looks good

  • June 9, 2012, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Jam in between the Toes

    by Dirk_The_Amoeba

    The reason for Pearce in that horrible old man makeup seems to be that in any sequel or offshoot, they can always have flashbacks to when he was younger for whatever reason because audiences are clamoring for the untold story of Weyland

  • June 9, 2012, 9:57 p.m. CST

    I just bought Game of Thrones Season 1 on Blu-ray.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Haven't really seen this show, but heard a lot of good things here. Probably the best thing that's happened for me this weekend. Got it at Bestbuy because I needed to get a new phone. I busted the old phone Friday due to a foul mood brought on by lack of sleep from going the 12:01 movie, seeing the movie, my dogs getting they're leashes tangled, and getting an annoying phone call while trying to separate the dogs. Snap! I got half a phone in this hand and half in the other. So, anyway, I hope Game of Thrones is good.

  • June 9, 2012, 10:03 p.m. CST

    All right...

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    ... let's light this fucking candle...

  • June 9, 2012, 10:03 p.m. CST

    LH

    by DrMorbius

    Same here ... GOT, not the phone thing. The final shot of the last ep is tres cool.

  • June 9, 2012, 10:07 p.m. CST

    drmorbius - I got GOT right here still in it's plastic wrap.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Any idea when the 2nd season comes out. I seen that the 2nd season just finished.

  • June 9, 2012, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Hey I made it!!!

    by gotilk

    Hello everyone!

  • June 9, 2012, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Crab? Facehugger? What?

    by Shermdawg

  • June 9, 2012, 10:08 p.m. CST

    gotilk - Howdy, have you seen the film in question?

    by L.H.Puttgrass

  • June 9, 2012, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Wow! The hum over the stream is even louder this week.

    by gotilk

    Don't mean to harp on it, but maaaaahan. That's a loud hum. Someone needs to check some connections. Hope the show is great for you guys! Bunheads was actually REALLY good.

  • June 9, 2012, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Bunheads.

    by gotilk

    Was actually really, really good. Just blows me away that a show like THAT entertained me SO well. Loved the characters. Then... BOOM They killed my favorite character. (won't say who) I'll still watch because I think the talent in the show (as well as behind it) is incredible.

  • June 9, 2012, 10:11 p.m. CST

    gotilk - Yep, I can hear it. I can.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

  • June 9, 2012, 10:11 p.m. CST

    L.H.

    by gotilk

    Hi!! No, I see Prometheus tomorrow at 1:40 pm.

  • June 9, 2012, 10:12 p.m. CST

    LH ... sorry, no idea.

    by DrMorbius

    gotilk HODOR!!!

  • June 9, 2012, 10:13 p.m. CST

    drmorbius , hodor?

    by gotilk

    HODOR!!!

  • June 9, 2012, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Starbucks was packed at 10:30am?

    by gotilk

    Special discount for customers who show their social security checks? ROFL!! I kid, I kid.

  • June 9, 2012, 10:16 p.m. CST

    If this were 20 yrs ago...

    by Jonathan

    he may have a liable case against starbucks for not having "Caution: Hot" labeled

  • Listening to this show may kinda ruin it for you. Sad but true.

  • June 9, 2012, 10:17 p.m. CST

    15 mins. into a 2 hour show, wasting time on Starbucks! WTF!!!

    by DrMorbius

  • June 9, 2012, 10:17 p.m. CST

    prometheus...Prometheus?...PrometheuS?! FUCKING PROMETHEUS!!

    by bluebalrog

    not as bad a letdown as Phantom Menace, but about on par with Matrix Revolutions disappointing...

  • June 9, 2012, 10:18 p.m. CST

    LESS COFFEE , MORE JOCKEY, on with Prometheus chat!!!

    by Shermdawg

  • June 9, 2012, 10:19 p.m. CST

    20 minutes shot to shit!

    by DrMorbius

  • June 9, 2012, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Venti

    by Jonathan

    it's what they're made to call it......It's just a rule....just like Chik Fil A always has to say "My Pleasure"

  • June 9, 2012, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Damon Lindelof!!!!!!

    by Jonathan

    Star Trek?

  • June 9, 2012, 10:23 p.m. CST

    I want some Champs BBQ.

    by Shermdawg

  • June 9, 2012, 10:23 p.m. CST

    It's alright , man.

    by gotilk

    Everyone has those moments. I had someone at a hospital cafeteria put my order of fries on top of my foam container that had my dad's sandwich in it. I walked to a table to set them both down to avoid the fries falling off.... and the fries slid off the container, landing on the table of a couple of nurses or something having their lunch. EVERYTHING fell out all over their food. The sandwich, the fries, everything. I apologized and helped them clean up and they treated me like I was some drunk asshole that had no control over his motor functions. Fact was.... the bottom of the fries had like this..... weird buttery crap all over it. From the chef. Not me. I tried to show it to the nurses and they just ignored me (why????) so I went back to the chef and he tried to ignore me but I insisted he come closer and look at what HE had done and... caused. They gave me a new sandwich and fries. No charge. But... 1. I was not sure what bodily fluids were in the sandwich at this point. 2. I still felt like an asshole as the nurses gave me this eat crap and die look as I walked back out again. Soo... I guess what I'm trying to say is... Don't feel too bad about it. Everyone has that moment. It's NOT fair. Not cool. And it's not your fault. But that's just the way it goes. It sucks.

  • He shot back at me, "As far as your comment about buckethead50... LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!" He says he liked it. Quite a bit.

  • June 9, 2012, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Anybody up for some Shawarma?

    by DrMorbius

  • June 9, 2012, 10:25 p.m. CST

    How's the poodle?

    by gotilk

    I have to use that now, probably in reference somehow to genitals.

  • June 9, 2012, 10:26 p.m. CST

    "Lindelof" = german for cocktease

    by bluebalrog

  • June 9, 2012, 10:26 p.m. CST

    First half good, second half mostly crap.

    by Shermdawg

  • June 9, 2012, 10:27 p.m. CST

    buckethead50 OH MAN!! They Live is a favorite.

    by gotilk

    SO sad I'll be missing that.

  • June 9, 2012, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Music! Shermdawg!

    by CelluloidNitrate

    I always felt that it was a rip off of the Klingon music from Search For Spock!

  • June 9, 2012, 10:29 p.m. CST

    EVERYONE SETTLE DOWN THEY'LL GET TO IT!!!

    by gotilk

    Had to do that in caps because it felt manic. Fun stuff. Just kiddin.

  • June 9, 2012, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Ill give Bunheads another look.

    by DrMorbius

    When will ep 2 be on?

  • June 9, 2012, 10:32 p.m. CST

    It was one of them Trek movies.

    by Shermdawg

  • June 9, 2012, 10:32 p.m. CST

    (spoiler) When you say GIANT....

    by gotilk

    facehugger, how giant do you mean? Like... man sized? Or more like..... giant giant... like 40 feet tall?

  • June 9, 2012, 10:33 p.m. CST

    I want to see what a giant Bunhead would look like.

    by gotilk

    And I mean giant giant. Like a 50 foot bunhead.

  • June 9, 2012, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Gotilk...this show is gonna blow it for you.

    by adeceasedfan

  • June 9, 2012, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Love the Klingon music.

    by gotilk

    That dwong dwoong dwong thing is awesome. Like a plucked bass piano string or something.

  • June 9, 2012, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Has anyone ever noticed how the theme for Dexter

    by gotilk

    sounds almost like a rip-off of the music from Disney's The Black Hole?

  • June 9, 2012, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Speaking of music ripoffs...

    by CelluloidNitrate

    The Prometheus score reminded me a lot of Star Trek Generations. Not in a good way...

  • June 9, 2012, 10:37 p.m. CST

    buckethead50 The best old person makeup I've ever seen

    by gotilk

    was in a kind of crappy movie called Mirror Mirror. But then again, maybe that's just how Julia Roberts looks without makeup.

  • June 9, 2012, 10:38 p.m. CST

    TK-421, why aren't you at your post?

    by gotilk

    Are you playing Oregon Trail again at your station?? I hope you die of dysentary.

  • June 9, 2012, 10:38 p.m. CST

    can i complain here about the lack of a saturday tb?!

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    because on young justice, shit just got real

  • June 9, 2012, 10:38 p.m. CST

    How old was Weyland?

    by DrMorbius

    I've seen lots of old folks, but none even remotely that prunefaced!

  • June 9, 2012, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Thanks, adeceasedfan

    by gotilk

    I think someone I know spoiled most of it already. Sadly. So I'll be okay.

  • June 9, 2012, 10:40 p.m. CST

    NEW ALIEN, NOT CONNECTED.

    by Shermdawg

  • June 9, 2012, 10:42 p.m. CST

    I have not seen this Bunheads show.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    "The other night though, I did find some Bunhead tracks out by Fred's farmhouse." "He's been losing chickens and asked if I could help. So right now I'm out getting bait." "What? Yes Ma'am, I'll have 4 buckets of the Colonel's extra crispy. Thank you much." "Them fuckers won't have a chance tonight when I set my traps with these. Mmmm, that's good chicken."

  • June 9, 2012, 10:42 p.m. CST

    IT, THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE!!!

    by DrMorbius

  • June 9, 2012, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Half of it is awful. Nothing kneejerk about it.

    by Shermdawg

  • June 9, 2012, 10:44 p.m. CST

    The criticism I heard a lot back when AlienS came out

    by gotilk

    was the addition of what they called *those stupid space marine fucks*. I disagreed, but I heard that a LOT. I think they hated their assumed *haunted house alien* franchise turned into an action movie.

  • June 9, 2012, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Any Dark Knight Rises Talk??????

    by Jonathan

    I was just wondering....

  • June 9, 2012, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Prometheus..it's like butter.

    by adeceasedfan

  • June 9, 2012, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Ridley said this is basically an antepenultimate prequel.

    by DrMorbius

  • June 9, 2012, 10:49 p.m. CST

    less coffee more joffrey rhymes better

    by Hercules

    silly shermdawg

  • June 9, 2012, 10:50 p.m. CST

    re Any Dark Knight Rises Talk??????

    by Hercules

    Head to the archives. A Dark Knight Rises producer was interviewed weeks ago

  • ...it was the way Alien took its time to tell its story. The way it sort of drew you into almost a slumber-like mood/pace.... and then hit you in the face with flashing lights, action... fast pace. It's all very simple to me. Hell, it even had a heartbeat in the soundtrack that slowly sped up during part of the film. Ridley proved himself to be a master of that sort of thing, and I think ALL of the films that followed failed at coming close to that. Of course, if they HAD done that exact same thing, they would have been accused of aping the original. So in the end, it's probably better that we didn't get just another of the same kind of film. None of the other Alien universe films came close to the moodiness and patient pacing of the original. I get a sense that, at least on some level, Ridley Scott tried to deliver that kind of pacing again with this film. I have not seen it yet, so I cannot testify to that being true. I'm just assuming based on what I've heard/read.

  • June 9, 2012, 10:50 p.m. CST

    jon_n_ga ... call in and ask.

    by DrMorbius

  • June 9, 2012, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Contact WAS MUCH, MUCH, MUUUUUUUCHHHHH Better.

    by Shermdawg

  • June 9, 2012, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Yeah that is high praise.

    by gotilk

    LOVED Contact. One of my favorites and had one of the creepiest villains I've ever hated and wanted to die immediately.

  • June 9, 2012, 10:53 p.m. CST

    gotilk ... Alien was a horror flick, Aliens an actioneer.

    by DrMorbius

  • June 9, 2012, 10:53 p.m. CST

    drmorbius - The fake TED video that Weyland does is set in 2023.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    It's the viral video on the internet. On it he looks like he is not aged at all. So he looks 40 or so. If that's true, then add about 70 years to get to 2093. So I guess he's about 110 years old.

  • June 9, 2012, 10:53 p.m. CST

    characterization in the Alien universe....

    by bluebalrog

    and I'm only referring to the first two (because i'm still holding out hope that there's gonna be a future movie where Ripley wakes up from hypersleep, and the last two movies were a terrible cryodream!) has always been perfunctory in the first half, but the catalyst of a life threatening event, and on a bigger scale, threatening to humanity as a species, has always brought a distinct focus and reason to characters' motivations in the last half, and there was a cohesiveness to the events leading to each movie's resolution...imo

  • June 9, 2012, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Why did you hate Jodie Foster? HAH!!!

    by DrMorbius

  • June 9, 2012, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Really I am glad that Ridely Scott went with what he did.

    by gotilk

    Instead of just a straight Alien prequel. That would have just been..... sadder. Even if this movie end up being considered a failure, even by me, I think it was the right move.

  • June 9, 2012, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Who is this breathless, babbling person? I tuned in late.

    by MisterManReturns

    Mr. KERN?

  • June 9, 2012, 10:56 p.m. CST

    would love to call in......

    by Jonathan

  • June 9, 2012, 10:57 p.m. CST

    drmorbius

    by gotilk

    Pretty sure that's basically what i just said. But maybe there was a typo?

  • June 9, 2012, 10:57 p.m. CST

    would love to call in...BUT

    by Jonathan

    I want to ask a profound question that deals with what is being discussed tonight......sadly, I have no interest in Prometheus since Ive never seen an Alien movie, or rather, Im not a Ridley Scott fan.

  • June 9, 2012, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Thanks LH, life expectancy must be aroun 120 in this time frame.

    by DrMorbius

  • June 9, 2012, 10:58 p.m. CST

    drmorbius

    by gotilk

    I see now, I said that in a previous post.

  • June 9, 2012, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Breathless and babbling?

    by gotilk

    Hey man, welcome to you too!! :)

  • June 9, 2012, 11 p.m. CST

    Well you've always got Bunheads Herc.

    by adeceasedfan

  • June 9, 2012, 11 p.m. CST

    Mr. KERN

    by Jonathan

    I am abstaining form taking a piece of your heart apart....mainly because I have no interest in seeing Prometheus......I'll wait 20 yrs until it becomes a classic.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Also

    by gotilk

    it was always obvious to me that Cameron was going for an action film rather than straight horror, and *I* actually loved it, appreciated the change. But OTHERS have criticized it for that.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Noomi was doing the same thing ..

    by DrMorbius

    only after she fell did she roll to the side, and as big as that ship was, she'd have to roll for ten minutes to get out of harms way!

  • June 9, 2012, 11:01 p.m. CST

    I finally figured out who is who - not familiar with show.

    by MisterManReturns

  • June 9, 2012, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Gotilk- genres

    by CelluloidNitrate

    The Alien series is sort of a precursor to the MI series in that respect, with each movie being tailored to the Director's strengths.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:05 p.m. CST

    sorry gotilk, hard to 'read' sarcasm. carry on.

    by DrMorbius

  • June 9, 2012, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Prometheus as a classic film.

    by gotilk

    Can't know. I know that NO-ONE considered Blade Runner to be a future classic film. Not even its fans. I was there opening night and some people even walked out. I saw it at one of the last dome cinemas, when it still had one half dome that hadn't been broken up into smaller screening rooms. I remember being just... enthralled... and pretty much alone. No-one I watched it with besides a friend that had come with his parents thought it was great. Everyone else thought it sucked or was okay. But I'm used to that.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Great show so far guys!

    by gotilk

    I'll be back after the break. I know everyone was dying to know that.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:06 p.m. CST

    <------ Not a James Cameron Fan

    by Jonathan

    He's not very original. *Titanic* A movie based on a true story *Avatar* Pocahontas in Space *Terminator* Time Traveling Frankenstein *Aliens* sequel to Alien *Dark Angel* female genetic assassin already done

  • June 9, 2012, 11:07 p.m. CST

    celluloidnitrate

    by gotilk

    Yeah I guess that's true. My favorite MI film so far is still DePalma's though. I think I'm in a very small group. Even though that latest was pretty stunning, I thought DePalma just... got it right.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:08 p.m. CST

    am totally confused, thought you meany the conyact post ...

    by DrMorbius

    not the Aliens.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Was there a problem with Idris' accent?

    by gotilk

    Did he go too far with it, or did it work?

  • June 9, 2012, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Morgan Freeman danced around a direct question

    by Jonathan

    Is he an atheist????? http://www.thewrap.com/tv/article/morgan-freeman-inventing-god-aliens-eating-us-and-his-odds-surviving-dark-knight-rises-42886

  • So anyway, after a hard day of Navy stuff I felt like seeing a movie. The Fly was playing in 70mm so I went to see it. I don't know if it was me being tired or it wrong mood or both. That movie threw me for a loop! Everything was way over the top and gross and I don't know what! I just hated it! During the next few days I kept thinking I missed something or just didn't get it. I felt I had to see it again. I saw it again. Fully rested and feeling good. Best. Movie. Ever. So, lesson learned. I try not to see a movie if I'm in a bad mood or whatever.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:10 p.m. CST

    buckethead50

    by gotilk

    That's EXACTLY what the people who hated It's A Wonderful Life said... lol... Just joshin' man. Hate it all you want.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Wasn't Mike

    by MisterManReturns

  • June 9, 2012, 11:11 p.m. CST

    woof.

    by gotilk

    arf

  • June 9, 2012, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Ask MR. KERN twitter handles

    by CelluloidNitrate

    Mr. KERN- @ASKMRKERN Hercules The Strong- @hercAICN Stefani Dias- @realstefanidias Mike- @michaelarmendariz

  • June 9, 2012, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Michael Fassbender!!!!!!!

    by Jonathan

    great in 300!!! Anyone remember his character?

  • June 9, 2012, 11:12 p.m. CST

    I can be dog-like.

    by gotilk

    Loyal, fun, great at frisbee, easily made happy with simple treats, sometimes craps on the floor.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Everything Prometheus?????

    by Jonathan

    I guess that's what life is all about right now

  • June 9, 2012, 11:13 p.m. CST

    celluloidnitrate

    by gotilk

    Thanks, man.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:14 p.m. CST

    I find myself missing the Carpet Cave commercials again.

    by gotilk

    I have TV in my Carpet Cave.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Anything on GI Joe Retaliation?

    by Jonathan

    Rumor has it that Channing Tatum knows nothing about reshoots. http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/gi-joe-movie-2/channing-tatum-doesnt-know-about-his-involvement-for-retaliation-reshoots-11408/

  • June 9, 2012, 11:15 p.m. CST

    I'm sorry, I just love those commercials.

    by gotilk

    I've dreamed of those things.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:18 p.m. CST

    re Anything on GI Joe Retaliation?

    by Hercules

    also in the archives. we talked to someone who saw it.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:18 p.m. CST

    gotilk- There you go, man!

    by L.H.Puttgrass

  • June 9, 2012, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Gotilk...the cave theme haunts me daily.

    by adeceasedfan

  • June 9, 2012, 11:20 p.m. CST

    re Herc

    by Jonathan

    yeh man, I even called in. Just wondered about any updates on the status of the project.

  • wouldn't you have a better chance at achieving it by investing in medical and computer tech? More reliable than some alien species that you know nothing about. That could see you as a human sees an ant? If it were me, I would put enough money into Alcor so that they would come closer to perfecting preservation, then be sure that going forward you have a self-sustaining trust that would pay for ongoing research in tech, biotech and computing? That's just me.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Yes, "Empire"!

    by MisterManReturns

  • June 9, 2012, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Empire Strikes Back flawed???

    by gotilk

    Them's fightin' words, sir. lol

  • June 9, 2012, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Star Wars Prequels are the Flawed movies!!!!!

    by Jonathan

    Empire was everything Star Wars needed to keep it alive!

  • June 9, 2012, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Lots of poodle talk....

    by MisterManReturns

  • June 9, 2012, 11:24 p.m. CST

    How's the poodle?

    by gotilk

    Again, referring to genitalia.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Get Damon on the horn.

    by adeceasedfan

  • June 9, 2012, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Slackburgers?

    by gotilk

    Awesome. I'd like mine animal style please.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Shermdawg!!

    by gotilk

    Wow. We hear his voice! Nice.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Sherm has an accent! Cool.

    by MisterManReturns

  • June 9, 2012, 11:28 p.m. CST

    You know what would be great?

    by gotilk

    Sharing a slackburger with my poodle in the Carpet Cave.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:29 p.m. CST

    OHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Jonathan

    WHAT??????? Someone explain the significance of Christianity and Prometheus!!!!!

  • June 9, 2012, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Trolls hate Christians

    by MisterManReturns

    (Sorry - just watched "Trollhunter")

  • June 9, 2012, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Wow...(spoiler)

    by gotilk

    I had no idea that Ridley Scott connected the story so deeply with Christianity. That's fascinating and maybe even a little frustrating.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:32 p.m. CST

    See, I'll be the opposite. Got your backs here...

    by gotilk

    but when you get me on the phone... dump button city.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:33 p.m. CST

    "shermdawg, are you from philly?"

    by Shermdawg

    Virginia

  • June 9, 2012, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Christianity....in mythos....love it!

    by Jonathan

    Was raised Christian. Still hold on to the faith in many ways but not a religious nut. I Love it when it is mixed in to movie mythos.....ala The Matrix. Anyone ever seen Ancient Astronauts from Planet X??? its a documentary....very unique and thought provoking!

  • June 9, 2012, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Do I have embroidery needs?

    by gotilk

    Not sure. I'll check. Screen printing, sure. But I don't know if I have embroidery needs.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:34 p.m. CST

    I will now be seeing Prometheus!!!!

    by Jonathan

    Since it connects to Christianity!

  • June 9, 2012, 11:35 p.m. CST

    jon_n_ga

    by gotilk

    Yeah, I can't get enough of that stuff. I read all the Chariots of the Gods type books when I was a kid. Favorite was Gold of the Gods. Those documentaries suck me in every time.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Knew it, Sherm - VA born here......

    by MisterManReturns

  • June 9, 2012, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Here's the Game of Thrones update for ya...

    by gotilk

    WE HAVE TO WAIT A FRIGGEN YEAR!!!! GAHD!!

  • June 9, 2012, 11:38 p.m. CST

    "Knew it, Sherm - VA born here......"

    by Shermdawg

    /highfive

  • June 9, 2012, 11:38 p.m. CST

    re gotik

    by Jonathan

    yeh!!! the Ancient Astronauts from Planet X suggests that Jesus was an alien from a 10th planet that comes into our solar system ever so often. Check it out on Netflix Streaming!

  • June 9, 2012, 11:41 p.m. CST

    My only advice for Mr Lindelof

    by gotilk

    As if he needs advice from me.... But here it is anyway. Never, ever write anything that involves explaining the beginning of man, the end of man, or meeting God, or anything closely related to God-like characters. It's so hard to write yourself out of those corners.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:41 p.m. CST

    The Robot is going to HELL!!!!

    by Jonathan

    for making fun of her

  • June 9, 2012, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Lindelof....

    by Jonathan

    used a lot of Christianity references in LOST!

  • June 9, 2012, 11:41 p.m. CST

    So we're a bunch of former Catholic school kids?

    by gotilk

    A lot of us, I take it. Weird.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:42 p.m. CST

    NO WAY! Buckethead calls in!!

    by gotilk

    Finally. Best week so far, guys. Win!

  • June 9, 2012, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Cut OFF... and he was on a real roll too...

    by gotilk

    I was gettin' into it.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:45 p.m. CST

    come on man, they hung up on you!

    by Jonathan

    because this isnt a counseling session!

  • June 9, 2012, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Presbyterian preacher's kid here

    by MisterManReturns

  • June 9, 2012, 11:46 p.m. CST

    THIRD HOUR

    by gotilk

    and a movie.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:46 p.m. CST

    buckethead .. needed to call in earlier ... almost outta time.

    by DrMorbius

  • June 9, 2012, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Nooooooooo! All Prometheus. All the time.

    by adeceasedfan

  • June 9, 2012, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Everyone e-mail the station and ask for that third hour.

    by gotilk

    It is NEEDED!!

  • June 9, 2012, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Snow White and this, Snow White and that

    by Jonathan

    There was even a "Snow White and the 3 Stooges" once.......and then they all died. :(

  • June 9, 2012, 11:48 p.m. CST

    And let the sponsors know, too.

    by gotilk

    Let them know that if you ever drive through Kern county you will... 1. Watch the hell out for cops, they love givin' tickets there. 2. Visit the Carpet Cave, BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE in Kern county.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:48 p.m. CST

    drmorbius

    by Jonathan

    are you on the show, or just talk back?

  • June 9, 2012, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Used to have my own radio show late on Fri Nights

    by Jonathan

    I miss it

  • June 9, 2012, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Catholic school for 8 years!

    by DrMorbius

  • June 9, 2012, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Buckethead

    by CelluloidNitrate

    Hands up, indeed. I guess that gave them some character :)

  • June 9, 2012, 11:49 p.m. CST

    buckethead50

    by gotilk

    You did great, even though they cut you off before you could get to the meat of your call sammich.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Should Del Toro still make At the Mountains of Madness.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Because he has said that because of this movie he isn't making At the Mountains of Madness. I think he should make it. Make it now Del Toro!

  • June 9, 2012, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Game of Thrones finale...

    by bluebalrog

  • June 9, 2012, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Time for the Game of Thrones update...

    by gotilk

    A WHOLE FRIGGEN YEAR!!!!!!

  • June 9, 2012, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Okay maybe 9 months.

    by gotilk

    But still.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Game of Thrones

    by Jonathan

    aka, soft core porn?

  • June 9, 2012, 11:51 p.m. CST

    by bluebalrog

    not as fantastic as first season's finale, but in comparison to the rest of the season before it, it was pretty awesome!

  • June 9, 2012, 11:53 p.m. CST

    The foreshadowing would have been easier.

    by gotilk

    If they had shot this season back to back with the next. I imagine the real big foreshadowing would have been expensive?

  • June 9, 2012, 11:54 p.m. CST

    jon_n_ga ... listening too ... por que?

    by DrMorbius

  • June 9, 2012, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Cool moment in Prometheus

    by CelluloidNitrate

    When vacating the temple, Holloway yells "David, we are LEAVING" in the same manner as the "Marines, we are LEAVING" line from Aliens.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:54 p.m. CST

    book vs. show

    by bluebalrog

    ...the thing is, there are SO many grey areas in the book, and the producers are stepping in and fleshing out that connective tissue.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Game of Thrones spoiler...

    by gotilk

    I still have heard of this *Red Wedding* and have no REAL idea what happens there. But I'll be getting there with the books soon I'm sure.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:56 p.m. CST

    re buckethead

    by Jonathan

    They hung up on you on purpose...just to watch you get pissed off and rant more on here.....no respect!!!

  • June 9, 2012, 11:57 p.m. CST

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....

    by adeceasedfan

    Talk about stuff I like. Jk. ;)

  • June 9, 2012, 11:59 p.m. CST

    buckethead50

    by gotilk

    I have not seen the movie and what you just wrote there about investing in immortality makes more sense than what I've heard he did in the film. Seems dumb. If it were me, I'd invest in biotech, computers and just general technology.

  • June 9, 2012, 11:59 p.m. CST

    fyi ... it's Pearce.

    by DrMorbius

  • June 9, 2012, 11:59 p.m. CST

    THIRD HOUR DAMMMMITT!!

    by gotilk

    click

  • June 10, 2012, midnight CST

    But I missed my Carpet Cave.

    by gotilk

    :(

  • June 10, 2012, midnight CST

    So... how's your poodle now, bitch?

    by gotilk

    LOL. I just had to.

  • June 10, 2012, midnight CST

    lol, you guys couldn't wait to get the fuck out of there...

    by Shermdawg

    ...someone threw their headphones down and Herc hung up.

  • June 10, 2012, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Great show as always, guys. I had a blast.

    by gotilk

    Now CHOO CHOOOOOO it's back on the stop Obama express!!!

  • June 10, 2012, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Herc, this is the best part of aintitcool news, handsdown bro!

    by bluebalrog

  • June 10, 2012, 12:03 a.m. CST

    It did sound like that, shermdawg.

    by gotilk

    I heard the distinct sound of a phone hanging up and a mic picking up something slamming down. Did someone piss someone off? Even if not, it could be good for the show to pretend that someone pissed someone off. Worked for Stern for years.

  • June 10, 2012, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Great Show!

    by Jonathan

    Now I have something to do every Sat night after work!

  • June 10, 2012, 12:04 a.m. CST

    bluebalrog I agree.

    by gotilk

    And I LOVE the DocBacks. So it's hard for me to say it, but I just have SO much fun here every Saturday.

  • June 10, 2012, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Great show, Herc

    by NoHubris

  • June 10, 2012, 12:04 a.m. CST

    If it wasn't for that BS Prometheus TB

    by gotilk

    this would be TB number 1.

  • June 10, 2012, 12:05 a.m. CST

    jon_n_ga ...?

    by DrMorbius

  • June 10, 2012, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Yep, great show.

    by Shermdawg

    Unfortunately Prometheus is one of the few things that interest me enough to speak my mind. So it might be awhile before you hear from me. Unless y'all start covering Survivor and it's as infuriating as last season was.

  • June 10, 2012, 12:05 a.m. CST

    I'm going to go pet my poodle now.

    by gotilk

    (see previous posts for discomfort)

  • June 10, 2012, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Thrown headphones?!?

    by CelluloidNitrate

    Ha, we're actually all still sitting here! Thanks again, guys. Again, if you feel the need to Read more from us on Twitter, you can find us at Mr. KERN- @ASKMRKERN Hercules The Strong- @hercAICN Stefani Dias- @realstefanidias Mike- @michaelarmendariz

  • June 10, 2012, 12:08 a.m. CST

    I think I might try to see this again. Just for shit and giggles.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    The Fly threw me for a loop the first I saw it. Then it was great the second time. I don't think Prometheus will get any better, but it is an interesting failure...

  • June 10, 2012, 12:08 a.m. CST

    yeh drmorbius?

    by Jonathan

  • June 10, 2012, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Great show. I bid you all adieu.

    by DrMorbius

    Buenos noches.

  • June 10, 2012, 12:10 a.m. CST

    celluloidnitrate

    by gotilk

    Thanks for another great show and great time.

  • June 10, 2012, 12:10 a.m. CST

    jon ... answered your question and

    by DrMorbius

  • June 10, 2012, 12:10 a.m. CST

    No.2 talkback is where it's at. FUCK FIRST!

    by adeceasedfan

  • June 10, 2012, 12:10 a.m. CST

    drmorbius

    by gotilk

    Beanos nachos to you too, sir.

  • June 10, 2012, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Ridley Scott says Prometheus is not a prequel to Alien

    by Hercules

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18298709

  • June 10, 2012, 12:12 a.m. CST

    damn, sorry, asked why you asked if I was listening.

    by DrMorbius

  • June 10, 2012, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Great that all you guys are starting to call in!

    by Hercules

    Thanks to all you talkbackers -- those who call and those who just type -- for all the interest and support. Very exciting!

  • June 10, 2012, 12:14 a.m. CST

    re drmorbius...thought you might be in the room w/ KERN and Herc

    by Jonathan

  • June 10, 2012, 12:15 a.m. CST

    re Herc -absolutely!!! It's great to have a show such as this!

    by Jonathan

  • Or did my ears deceive me?

  • June 10, 2012, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Miley Cyrus Engagement........It won't Last

    by Jonathan

  • June 10, 2012, 12:18 a.m. CST

    jon ... not there, they mentioned earlier that ...

    by DrMorbius

    I was ragging on them for wasting time with the Starbucks stoty. Later.

  • June 10, 2012, 12:20 a.m. CST

    Prequel/not a prequel...

    by CelluloidNitrate

    The way Hannibal wasn't a sequel to The Silence of the Lambs! I wouldn't know what else to call it, though Scott's argument that it takes place in the same universe and shares DNA with the Alien series makes more sense in hindsight...

  • June 10, 2012, 12:23 a.m. CST

    GIVEAWAY! Damn!

    by CelluloidNitrate

    I do, indeed, have a shiny Weyland Industries business card that we'll give away in the future. It was part of this year's promotional blitz at WonderCon. I apologize for not fitting it in tonight! That's what she said.

  • June 10, 2012, 12:23 a.m. CST

    "Ridley Scott says Prometheus is not a prequel to Alien"

    by Shermdawg

    Given the only thing that really ties into Alien storywise is the events of 2,000 years ago (in Prometheus), I can see where he's coming from. Seriously, next film will open with the classic Jockey crashing on LV-426 via flashback and time will pass until the camera pans up to the sky and we see Shaw's commandeered Jockey ship on her way to their homeworld. It's its own story, but gives history to the trilogy that follows it. (Fuck Resurrection.)

  • ... he says that it will take at least two more prequels before you would get to Alien. So it's not a prequel because the next movie after Prometheus would not be Alien. I think the next movie will be called, "Have Head in Bag, Will Travel.".

  • June 10, 2012, 12:29 a.m. CST

    I actually hope that Shaw can't re-attach David's head.

    by Shermdawg

    Just have her put it on a walking stick or some shit.

  • June 10, 2012, 12:32 a.m. CST

    David should carry his head around ala Re-Animator's Dr.Hill.

    by adeceasedfan

  • June 10, 2012, 12:32 a.m. CST

    "Hello, my name is David and I'm head..."

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    "... on a steeeck!"

  • June 10, 2012, 12:39 a.m. CST

    "Hello, my name is David and I'm A head..."

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    "... on a STEEEECK!"

  • June 10, 2012, 12:41 a.m. CST

    I really do want a sequel. **spoiler** (if we're not beyond that point)

    by adeceasedfan

    The shot of the Shaw and David taking off was one of my favorite things. I could only imagine the possibilities. I really wish they had left it at that without the chestburster bit.

  • June 10, 2012, 12:41 a.m. CST

    "Hello, my name is David and I'm A head..."

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    "... on a steeeeck!"

  • June 10, 2012, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Jeff Dunham...really?

    by adeceasedfan

  • June 10, 2012, 12:47 a.m. CST

    Did you discuss

    by thebearovingian

    how the Engineers/ Space Jockeys looked like even more albino versions of the terribly shitty CGI vampire mutants from I AM LEGEND? Couldn't shake the similarities throughout the whole movie.

  • June 10, 2012, 12:50 a.m. CST

    The Jockeys didn't look that bad.

    by Shermdawg

    They reminded me of non-mutated Tyrants from Resident Evil.

  • June 10, 2012, 12:56 a.m. CST

    on a

    by gotilk

    STEEEEEEEEEEEK!!

  • June 10, 2012, 12:57 a.m. CST

    G'nite everyone!

    by gotilk

    It's been fun, and it's been real. But... It's also been fun for my poodle. woof.

  • June 10, 2012, 12:57 a.m. CST

    last

    by gotilk

    Probably not, but I had to try.

  • June 10, 2012, 1:04 a.m. CST

    "My name is David and I can sing a song."

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    "Would you like to hear it?" "Okay. Dai-sey. Dai-sey. Shaw put my head on a steeeck!" "I'm half cra-zy. Because it's shorting out my frigging neck servos! Arghh!!!" "Shit! I hate her!"

  • Will I get any sleep tonight? At all?

  • June 10, 2012, 1:22 a.m. CST

    THE BEST PART OF PROMETHEUS IS....

    by F-18

    Charlize Theron and Noomi Rapace in those spacesuits.

  • I think that's what you mean. Because that's what I mean.

  • June 10, 2012, 1:42 a.m. CST

    l.h.puttgrass

    by gotilk

    That was friggen HILARIOUS!!! Shit I hate her. LOL Genius!! Glad I came back one extra time for that alone.

  • June 10, 2012, 1:50 a.m. CST

    l.h.puttgrass

    by F-18

    Yeah, that too.

  • June 10, 2012, 3:14 a.m. CST

    In case anyone checks back here...

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    Leaving the studio: Yes, there was a headphone hitting the mike, but it was not out of anger. In fact, we all had a great time with the show and Stef, Mike, and I sat around the studio for about an hour after talking shit. The coffee story: A waste of time? Perhaps, but we will talk about what we will talk about. Deal with it. Callers and posters: Thanks for all the support... even if you don't agree with what we say or do. ESPECIALLY the brave souls that called in. I'll always give you cats a fair shot at getting shit off your chests. We don't bite, but I won't promise to not make fun of you. Third Hour: We are trying. Believe me. Goodnight, sweet, savage animals. I'll see you next week. :p

  • June 10, 2012, 7:56 a.m. CST

    So, what did I miss?

    by catlettuce4

  • June 10, 2012, 8:49 a.m. CST

    catlettuce4 - What did you miss?

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    I think you missed everything. You got responses from some people including welivestill...ornot. Oh. And I think there was a show. On the internet. From Bakersfield. In California. U.S.A. 1180 AM Radio. Ask Mr. K.E.R.N. Saturdays. 8-10PM PST

  • June 10, 2012, 8:53 a.m. CST

    gotilk - Thanks.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    It just popped in my head and onto my keyboard.

  • I have no life. :(

  • June 10, 2012, 11:19 a.m. CST

    welivestill...ornot

    by gotilk

    I always check back here the next morning, for some reason. The coffee story was fine! You're not sweating it, but I'll still say *don't sweat it*. It was a real story. I've been there. It sucks. And I found it entertaining. Man, I have GOT to find a way to reduce the insanity around here for a couple of hours a week. Just so I can call in. What do you suggest we do to help you get that third hour? E-mail the station? And I meant to ask this a while ago, but forgot... Has anyone at the station, or the site, noticed the size of the audience growing during your show? Are the numbers of streams through the roof yet? They should be. I was just curious. I hope your local ratings are through the roof, but I hope even more that your international ratings are even better. I think you may have something special here.

  • June 10, 2012, 12:32 p.m. CST

    gotilk - Hear! Hear! Well said!

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Hour number 3. Hour number 3. Number 3, Number 3, Number 3... #3. #3. #3. The same key. #. 3. I'll be listening til 1 am CST but I don't care. #3. #3. #3. The same key. #. 3. #3. #3. #3. The same key. #. 3. #3. #3. #3. The same key. #. 3. This means something... ...something important. Hour number 3. "... gonna build a moun-taaain!..." "...in my living rooooom!..." "... gonna build a moun-taaain!..." "...and it's gonna be keeeeen!..." "CE3K - The Musical"

  • June 10, 2012, 1:50 p.m. CST

    gotilk

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    Late night/weekend ratings in radio are sort of like bigfoot. They might be there, but no one knows for sure. I am really not allowed to say much more than that. We are watching the traffic on the askmrkern.com site and I will be checking in with our stations web master to see if there is a blip on that radar. There are things moving and shifting (in a positive way) around here and I am keeping my fingers crossed that a third hour will be coming soon. Finally... thank you for the kind words and support. That goes for all of you... puttgrass, buckethead, shermdawg, etc. Everyone involved with the show believes we have something special going on here too. You keep listening and we'll keep babbling like idiots. ;)

  • June 10, 2012, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Man. I really need to stay on my medication...

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    ... and off the Absolute.

  • June 10, 2012, 2 p.m. CST

    welivestill...ornot - Sounds great. Hope it continues.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Radio no longer covers an area just measured in megawatts. The internet and podcasts can be everywhere.

  • June 10, 2012, 2:02 p.m. CST

    I said "breathless babbling" - quite a difference.

    by MisterManReturns

    It's what I heard, several years ago, throughout an AICN screening/Q & A in Austin. Listen, went through the whole film school thing, under (prod) and grad (criticism) - so understand the excitement generated by film.

  • June 10, 2012, 2:12 p.m. CST

    welivestill...ornot - I've never seen this before.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    A website and a radio program combining together in a mutually beneficial way to create an interactive radio experience. It's just so damn cool! A website in Austin, TX. A radio program in Bakersfield, CA. Egon in Las Vegas, NV. And me in Louisiana and various others from... ... any and everywhere! I love it!

  • June 10, 2012, 2:16 p.m. CST

    If prometheus was weak

    by angelopoulos

    then all you talkbacking pricks can go fuck yourselves. It's a shame that Hollywood is listening to you at all. You stupid cocks are never happy. If a film is not "perfect" you demand filmmakers to stop making films, and for some reason, they sometimes listen. I only hope the gross on the film is good enough that we get a back-to-back sequel made for the next chapter. I can forgive a few flaws if a film ultimately kicks my ass. Prometheus kicked my ass. I really am getting sick of you 14 year olds going on 40, Please, kill yourselves so we can get better insurance rates and so the trees can have more air to breathe.

  • June 10, 2012, 2:25 p.m. CST

    l.h.puttgrass

    by gotilk

    I hear ya. But for me is it the opposite? On the Absolut and off the medication?? Wait, what??

  • June 10, 2012, 2:26 p.m. CST

    I go see Prometheus in 30 minutes.

    by gotilk

    Wish em luck. Will come back with my thoughts.

  • June 10, 2012, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Peter Weyland was born on

    by NoodlesHahn

    October 1, 1990, according to the link given in the end credits: WeylandIndustries.com/Timeline.</p><p>That means he's 103 during the events of Prometheus. 2093, right?</p><p>There's a lot of interesting stuff in that timeline including the cure for cancer in 2022.

  • June 10, 2012, 7:46 p.m. CST

    LOVED it. (Schhhpoilersch)

    by gotilk

    I understand some of the criticisms, but I also see a couple of them as positives. I don't want all the answers handed to me. Overall, the awesomeness of the film went far and above any and all flaws. The 3d was both perfection and at a certain point... almost invisible... forgotten. But very much needed. The beginning of the film was breathtaking. I did not see it at an IMAX, but watched it on one of the XD screens. Large but not IMAX by any stretch of the imagination. The audio was outstanding as well. Loved David, the Engineers. A few of the ancillary characters were pretty undeveloped. But would you have wanted them to spend that precious time on those people? I didn't. It FEELS like it has a 3 hour cut in it. Like.... there's already a 3 hour version out there, waiting for blu ray. When people say what a difference physical sets make... boy are they right in this case. Some of the best sets I've ever seen, if not THE best. I liked being left asking myself.... why the maps.. and WHO the maps? Those are some big questions right there. If the engineers inspired the maps, why? If the maps were drawn by men who were not inspired by Engineers but instead drew them as a kind of warning, from memory? How? These are small questions with huge possible answers. The Engineers were creatures that appreciated beauty, were supremely intelligent but just as careless as we are. The whole star map thing had a deeply musical feeling to me. I could sit there and imagine another group somewhere in the universe with a competing/different ship/star map thing..... with perhaps fewer failures, more elegance. Less need for scorched *earth* do-overs. Less need for bio-engineered weapons systems. Even if I'm way off, I kind of was amused by the idea that our world could have been created by the hacks. The flunkies. The punk-rock band of Engineering groups. They obviously worked in groups. I hear a lot of talk about how this all got people thinking deeply, but with very few people willing to take the leap and actually explain what they took from it for fear of ridicule. I give this movie an A+. I may be going against the grain, but there it is. There was too much greatness in it for me to focus on some bad old age makeup, or frustration with some aspect of the story going unexplained. There was too much awesome to dwell on the seemingly sudden tonal shift from hard sci-fi to hard horror. The shift actually worked for me because that's where it HAD to go. AND I loved the end. I would have loved to watch 2 more hours of the Rapace and Fassbender show, however.

  • June 10, 2012, 8:20 p.m. CST

    buckethead50

    by gotilk

    I think that might actually be pretty accurate. But the pretty pictures are SO pretty.... I can forgive a LOT.

  • June 10, 2012, 8:42 p.m. CST

    I wonder if we'll pop up to number one

    by gotilk

    for like... an hour. That Prometheus talkback is dying fast.

  • June 10, 2012, 8:43 p.m. CST

    All it would take right now....

    by gotilk

    is 8 more posts.

  • June 10, 2012, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Well, actaully 7 now.

    by gotilk

    But technically I guess still 8 to top it.

  • June 10, 2012, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Not just

    by gotilk

    match it.

  • June 10, 2012, 8:44 p.m. CST

    It doesn't matter though.

    by gotilk

    It's just fun. Heaven forbid.

  • June 10, 2012, 8:54 p.m. CST

    gotilk - You liked it. I'm glad you had a goodtime.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Sadly, I'm not that forgiving.

  • June 10, 2012, 8:57 p.m. CST

    One more spoiler...

    by gotilk

    What is the translation of what David says to the revived Engineer? What language? Like a mixture, or is it similar to what he was saying during his language lesson? It almost.... almost seems like he reminds the Engineer of something, or gives him a clue as to his visitor's origins... and considering his destination and TASK...... he might have taken the whole thing the wrong way. Fascinating moment to me.

  • June 10, 2012, 8:57 p.m. CST

    gotilk. Glad you liked it. I'm in that group as well.

    by adeceasedfan

    And man couldn't it have just kept going.

  • June 10, 2012, 11:18 p.m. CST

    adeceasedfan

    by gotilk

    One thing that is nagging me, and it's not a criticism of the film. It's a criticism of a character. What was Weyland thinking? What was his plan? *Hello creator, mind if you make me immortal and stuff?* It really seemed along those lines. He was pretty much like a little kid saying *tell him ___ and and and then like umm.. tell him he's awesome... and can I live forever and stuff??? Now say it!!* That's a lot of dough to spend without a real plan and some big minds working on what to do in that very moment. As well as lots of rehearsal. Have you seen what lawyers do to prepare for cases sometimes? It's insane. I think it is possible that David said either... *He's here to steal your magic.* (bad wording) Or gobbledegook. Or maybe he recognized EXACTLY what David was and THAT pissed him off on some level. We have no idea what these *people* hold sacred. I think Ridley knew exactly what he was doing with that moment and I find it brilliant. It's so brilliant that I even considered that David had already communicated with the Engineer in a similar way to how he read the dreams of Noomi. That he was perhaps lied to? Oh and speaking of *the magic*, was that an ad I saw before the film for a live in theater broadcast of The Tempest with Christopher Plummer? I thought he hated mics/cameras in stage productions.

  • June 10, 2012, 11:47 p.m. CST

    spoilers last post... and...

    by gotilk

    Elaboration. When I say *he was lied to*, I mean David could have been lied to in order to get him to set him free (The Engineer) .... early?

  • June 11, 2012, 12:21 a.m. CST

    gotilk

    by adeceasedfan

    Nice theory on David + Engineer communicating. I am skewing towards the opinion that The Engineer was offended by what David was, but the possibilities make a return viewing essential.

  • June 11, 2012, 1:31 a.m. CST

    Addressing a criticism.

    by gotilk

    I cannot find the post now, so I'll address it here. Someone asked why they had vials and vials of the black goo when the main room was full of the stuff. That's easy to explain. In the main room, it had escaped. Might have even multiplied very quickly once exposed in a certain way. I've also noticed a complaint about why they would want to leave a message with directions, and if they didn't leave the message, how did the ancient humans come across the specific star chart information? I like that question, but in the sense that I'm happy that the film lets YOU ask it and does not answer. My imagination will come up with a better answer. Or multiple possible answers.

  • June 11, 2012, 1:32 a.m. CST

    adeceasedfan

    by gotilk

    Yeah I agree that seems more likely.

  • June 11, 2012, 7:11 p.m. CST

    of course madagascar 3 beat a hard R scifi movie

    by andy kaufman

    what are you fucking new, you have every kid in america has had mikey ds and cartoon networks shoving madagascar 3 down there little thtoats.

  • June 14, 2012, 7:54 a.m. CST

    Perception...

    by gotilk

    it drives so much. Finance. Movies. John Carter had one of the biggest openings in cinema history, worldwide. Perception. Fact is, Prometheus is outperforming most R rated films. With the exception of a couple of comedies. But if the perception ends up that it was a failure... then well... you all get what you deserve. Fewer films made for grown ups that don't involve dick jokes and a few tits here and there. Hey!! Just 2 more days till Saturday!! I can't believe I came back to this talkback. Hahaha!!

  • I think I'm gonna try to see Prometheus again. Just for shits and giggles. When I first seen The Fly in 70mm I thought it was way over the top and just plain awful. I was in a bad mood and tired. So I just didn't get it. The next few days I kept thinking about it. Thinking I missed something. Finally, I went see it again. BIG DIFFERENCE! Awesome Movie! What was i thinking? I would love to be that kind of wrong again with Prometheus.