Captain America: Clothes Make the Man

At last, we have clear, high-resolution, official photographs of Chris Evans as Captain America from the forthcoming Captain America: The First Avenger. The Marvel movie is slated for release on July 22, 2011, and thanks to this photo spread in Entertainment Weekly, I have to say that I absolutely love the costume!

This may come as a shock to some who have read more complaints about the Green Lantern uniform for his upcoming movie, and the makeover of Wonder Woman for…well, for absolutely no good reason. But the difference with Cap is, the changes to his uniform work. They are period-appropriate, functional, and most of all, they look cool. (Never underestimate the power of looking cool.)

I am especially glad that director Joe Johnston has not decided to forgo Cap’s original, classic-shaped shield. (No, that is not a revision for the movie; it’s canon.) The Stark-created round shield will get its time in the sun. Although I do have one complaint: Why does the indestructible shield appear to have been scratched by bullets in the photo on the cover of Entertainment Weekly ? Note to Johnston: Captain America’s shield cannot be scratched by bullets!

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STARGATE UNIVERSE 2.05: Cloverdale

No, the “Cloverdale” episode of STARGATE UNIVERSE was not a tribute to the monster movie of the same name, but rather a reference to Scott’s idyllic home town, which he visits in a vivid alternate-reality dream spurred by alien parasites.

I usually don’t go in for the nirvana/heart’s desire dream stories because I’ve seen it so many times, and the tale always ends the same way: the person in the idyllic alternate reality picks up on little errors, senses something is wrong and figures out it’s a dream. I usually find it very frustrating waiting for the character to put the clues together.
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