io9, New Signings, and Bigfoot Collection

io9, New Signings, and Bigfoot Collection.

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Go Fund the Davis Theatre

The local movie theater is trying to make a come back. It’s been closed for a while. The last movie I watched there was the midnight showing of The Amazing Spider-Man with Miles. He’d never been to a midnight movie. He toughed it out to the end. He’s almost old enough to drive now but we haven’t done a movie that late since.

I’m excited to see the campaign rolling again. This has to be the push to get it open. When movies went almost exclusively digital, the theater couldn’t do showings with their reel projectors. By the time a reel would become available, the movie would be past its relevance. Most often there was no reel. So, no movies.

We have a theater in each direction: Warrensburg, Lexington, Marshall, Grain Valley (not sure about Oak Grove). These are all franchise houses with big movie companies behind them. Davis Theatre is locally owned. I can’t wait to see it reopen.

The campaign is here:
This campaign is raising money for “Davis Theatre Goes Digital!”

Every bit helps.

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Alera Map Reprint

Alera Map Reprint.

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Enter to win 3-day admission to Planet Comicon

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Under the Dome: Turn (s2e12)

The dome continues to contract. I’m a few weeks behind. Oh yeah… SPOILERS AHEAD.

This is my least favorite episode of the season. It may be the worst of the series. Too much going on about the dome as an entity with decision making capabilities.

When something goes wrong and Nori asks “What’s happening?” Rebecca has to answer as if she’s an authority figure. She’s borderline useless.

The dome stops contracting when Barbie and his dad negotiate the return of the egg. Somehow the red door will work again.

Melanie is getting worse after the transfusion, the worsening somehow afflicted by the angry deity known here as the dome. A series of dialogues and a vision bring the old hands and new together to help her.

Don Barbara has his ego handed to him when he realizes he’s not in charge after all. Evil corporations can be so evil. Evil comes by proxy this time through the anonymous soldiers. How did Nori know his name is Don? This episode is the first time I’d heard it. Maybe Hunter told her.

If they don’t stop it, the dome’s contracting will kill them all via the mounds of earth crushing them.

The eight (seven) hands heal Melanie in the field equidistant from every dome surface. Then the angry deity known as the dome sucks her down. Dissatisfied with the rapture’s glacial approach, Lyle kills Pauline so they can go to heaven together. Big Jim kills Lyle of anger but Lyle thanks him for doing him a solid. Not sure that he’s going to heaven as well. Too late to warn him.

The episode ends with the song “Turn, Turn, Turn” – horribly thematic along with the episode title.

Bah. I’m sure some things need to be in place before the season finale. At least one more season is due since the dome isn’t going anywhere soon. Season three will start about four weeks under the dome. How will they add new characters this time?

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Under the Dome: Black Ice (s2e11)

Getting to the end of the season and into non-book story. I have a feeling we’ll move into answers for this season but new mysteries for next season. And I doubt the dome comes down before episode 13. If it does, it’ll be back up soon enough.

As always…

Pauline has regrets for what Melanie went through 25 years ago.

Julia is trapped and impaled after the ambulance wreck.

Melanie and Pauline develop their strained relationship. Melanie has some violent reaction to experiments to the egg on the outside.

Big Jim goes for gasoline and finds Lyle. Pauline lost the ability to predict and now Lyle has it. Hmm.

Joe discovers some things about Hunter. Who does he work for and who is he truly loyal?

Barbie gets Julia to the Rose to get her warned up. The piece of metal was 3-4 inches into her thigh and now she’s not bleeding? Hmm.

Joe and Nori confront Hunter after his rendezvous with the same militant dealing with Big Jim. Hunter says he’s on their side not Aktion.

The show cliffhangers with the dome contracting. Last week it rotated and there was no way Aktion caused that. This week it’s plausible that the EC has the egg and is using it to do whatever they think it will do for them. OR someone else has it. It seems we need to know more about the egg like what does the EC know about it. More cliffhangers to come.

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Under the Dome: The Fall (s2e10)

Things are never normal in Chester’s Mill. The writers see to that. As we get deeper into the show we get further away from the book.

We see more than just one fall this week…


Big Jim and Pauline have a talk. Lester Coggins helped fake her death long ago.

Climate change in the mill? Barbie can’t stand a little chill in the air.

Melanie is missing and so is the egg. Melanie and Junior continue their “romance” a la the bunker.

Rebecca Barbie and Julia reacquaint. Barbie still doesn’t quite remember his memory of Melanie. There is a way out of the dome but I don’t think it’s a good idea, shakes and all.

Sam tries to make good with Melanie.

Lyle didn’t make it. Pauline came back for Junior. Big Jim wants to prove he’s changed as if that’s the reason Pauline faked her death.

Everyone vies for the egg.

Hunter knows Nori and Joe. He has a plethora of tech trying to reconnect outside the dome.

Melanie should remember Barbie. Barbie should remember Melanie. What does Melanie’s mom have to do with Aktion? Laura. Melanie and Barbie are half-siblings.

Big Jim has a change of heart? Junior is going after Sam.

The egg goes haywire and gives Pauline serious psychic brain pain.

Town meeting at the Sweetbrier Rose. Plan to evacuate those who will go. Are the anonymous militants part of Aktion?

Hunter Joe and Nori rig an egg detector. Phil overhears how to leave the Mill.

Pauline paints the painful prediction of the end… of everything. Big Jim finds the egg and it knocks him out. How’s that for a sign Big Jim?

Barbie thinks he knows his dad. Does elder Barbara know Melanie died?

Nori calms the egg down. Now Big Jim wants it.

Junior goes bad cop on Sam before he sees Angie. The old three still have a part to play.

Hunter sees Big Jim Joe and Nori. Big Jim forces the egg into the chasm. Cataclysm ensues. Smooth move.

Nothing else noteworthy other than Melanie passes out. All Hands on deck.

Phil is out of jail. How long before he jumps to Zenith? Oh, snap. They’re trapped again.

Three more episodes for the season. I hope the next season doesn’t work like Once Upon A Time.  The storytelling doesn’t work the same here.

What will the evil corporation do with the egg? Cue the ominous music…

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