Update: Galactic Pillow May 2012
After nearly two months of non-stop Mass Effect coverage it is about time this blog went back to its regular programming. While I am sure that there will be a lot more to be said about Bioware’s final installment in Commander Shepard’s story the next period of great interest will be when the extended ending director’s cut will be released sometime in the summer. Judging from the overall persistent negativity from some fans I really have my doubts whether or not many will be swayed by this new ending even though as of this writing I have really no clue what Bioware is going to do except keep their original ending the way it is.
As we enter the month of May I have a massive backlog of movie and video game reviews to post so I’m hoping to hit at least double digit entries this month although admittedly much of the material doesn’t revolve around current hot topics. At the same time thanks go out to the readers who have certainly responded to the Mass Effect articles in record numbers as the two editorials alone now account for 75% of all life time hits to this blog.
That said this is still my personal blog and I intend to post whatever I want whenever I choose so there are no promises that I will be staying on top of current trends. Many have asked me why I sometimes post reviews of video games and movies so late after their release and the easy answer is because no one pays me to do so. LOL. Every game review is done after I have fully finished the single player experience while movie reviews come about whenever I am feeling a particular drive to go on a film binge. Way back in the 1980s in my high school days my friends and I would see multiple movies a week in the cinema and my viewings skyrocketed when I was film school to sometimes one or two a day but those times are long gone. Nowadays it takes serious time to fire up my Blu-ray player or venture out to the cinema which is why these reviews rarely appear when a film premieres. Now, there will still be times when I’m close such as when next year’s Star Trek II (XII?) opens but these are exceptions to the rule.
In terms of Star Trek news I am sure most fans will have heard by now that Trekmovie has already confirmed the spoiler that Benedict Cumberbatch is in fact playing Khan and that Leonard Nimoy is back for a cameo. I have no problem with Nimoy although I have to wonder just how many movies J.J. Abrams is going to feature him as the original crew really should step aside so that the new cast can have their time in the spotlight. As for the bigger news that Khan is back…let’s just say I have no doubt Star Trek fans are going through their own ME3-esque debate as to whether or not this is a good idea. Off the top of my head I would say “no” but then again I have no idea what Abrams, Orci and Kurtzman have in store for the sequel so I’ll remain cautiously optimistic that they can pull it off.
In the mean time if anyone wants me to review anything just drop me a comment somewhere on this blog and I’ll respond to the request if I have the time. I have close to 1000 movie reviews stuck in my archives that I have been too lazy to edit to post but eventually I’ll get around to it. If you really want to talk more Mass Effect then continue to post comments to either editorial and we’ll respond as best we can. I originally started my ME3 review shortly after I finished the game but seeing the way the ending controversy erupted I have no idea when I will finish and post it. Ditto for Mass Effect: Infiltrator over on Apple’s IOS devices which I have also finished but not bothered to review yet. Perhaps if I have the time I will post them later down the road when the brouhaha calms down.
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