Beltalowda – 307 – Delta-V

SyFy’s The Expanse experiences some time dilation as we leap ahead and then try to catch up with what’s happened in the appropriately named “Delta-V”.  We discuss the leadership crisis looming aboard the Behemoth, the documentary crew’s agenda with the Roci, try to sleuth out the loyalties of a deadly new saboteur, and look for clues about the nature of Bobby and Alex’s long distance relationship.  All this, some #SaveTheExpanse talk, and feedback from your fellow fans!

Watching Westworld – 205 – Akane No Mai

Welcome to Shogun World! HBO’s Westworld expands its horizons in the latest episode, “Akane No Mai”, as we get to meet a cast of entirely new but strangely familiar characters in a deadly new location.  We also get to find out some more info about the role of the mysterious Cradle, watch Maeve as she discovers a new “superpower”, and Teddy and Dolores have a falling out over there very different approaches to veterinary medicine. We discuss this as well as your feedback and popular theories and speculation.

Bald Movies – Hard Boiled (1992) LIVE WATCH

Special thanks to Ajas, who commissioned a very special project; our first commissioned Live Watch!  If you don’t know, a Live Watch is where we watch a show and record commentary for it, which you can sync up to watch with us at home with your own personal copy.  And this movie is one of the craziest, over the top action films of all time. A John Woo picture, starring Chow Yun-fat, it features a hard-boiled detective desperate to put an end to the violent gang of gun runners who murdered his partner. Boasting an improbably number of bird and bullets, and featuring stunts that are just slightly less lethal than filming actual gunplay, the plot makes no sense but the gonzo nature of the film more than makes up for it. You thought Jason Statham’s baby routine in Fate of the Furious was crazy?  You haven’t seen nothing!

Bald Movies – Deadpool 2 (2018)

We have seen Deadpool 2!  If you saw Deadpool, and liked it, well, here is more of it.  It is arguably even better, or at any rate, just as good.  We loved Deadpool, and had an even better time with 2.  There are more jokes, more over the top action, better cameos, and truly shocking and original things put on screen that you’re just not going to see in other franchises, all done in a very brisk, slick, and above all else, entertaining fashion. The trailer does not ruin this film, there are plenty of fresh jokes and action you’ve never seen.  If you didn’t like Deadpool, nothing here is going to change your mind.

Beltalowda – 306 – Immolation

In the latest episode of SyFy’s The Expanse, “Immolation”, James and Naomi heal their rift, Bobby and Cotyar find a measure of redemption and peace with two very different outcomes, Fred Johnson takes another step forward as a major power broker in the system, and Prax finds out he’s not that guy… but that’s okay because Amos totally is.  We also talk about a part of the show that sucks hard core… which is the business part where SyFy wants to cancel the show despite it being the best sci-fi show in the 21st century!  #SaveTheExpanse!

Watching Westworld – 204 – The Riddle of the Sphinx

In Westworld episode 204, “Riddle of the Sphinx”, we’re asked to consider if mortality is a core feature of humanity, or is it merely a bug to be fixed later in code? What is “good enough” when it comes to consciousness transfer?  If you can be copied and therefore replaced, does that mean you are no longer real, as Arnold stated at the outset of the season?  Aside from these heady topics, we discuss Bernard becoming lost in his reveries, the triumphant return of one of our favorite techs, and if William is in for something of a redemptive arc, or is he, as he himself maintains, just playing Ford’s game “to the bone”?  All this, tons of feedback, and a bit of speculation and crazy theories at the end!

Beltalowda – 305 – Triple Point

This week’s episode of SyFy’s The Expanse, “Triple Point”, finds our crew preparing to storm Io and rescue Prax’s daughter by force, only to find a sizable portion of both Earth and Mars’ fleets converging upon them. The final 15 minutes of this episode might well be the most tense The Expanse has ever been. Meanwhile, Jules-Pierre Mao and Dr. Strickland make a break through, Alex gets another missive from home, Amos is really worried about what he and his fellow crew members’ hi-jinks are doing to poor Prax, Avasarala lies, and James and Naomi find common ground. Next week promises to be amazing, see you then!