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Quickshot Reviews: Jurassic Park

Despite the themes of evolution and primacy of nature over man, Jurassic Park stands as one of the iconic defining films of a generation. As it happens, it also has some oddly prescient discussion of animal theme parks and the ethics of genetic modification. Both a rollicking story with tons of action and an incredible soundtrack, AND a story that quietly and unashamedly faces deeper questions and concepts.

Concerns to be aware of include a complete adoption of evolution as confirmed fact along with the millions of years dialogue and terrifying dinosaurs. Multiple characters are killed and children are in danger at a number of points. Minor language, no sexual content warnings.

9.5/10 stars, masterful production that easily stands up to the test of time. Fantastic themes of family and responsibility, with insightful discussion on topics like ethics of animal theme parks, extinction, cloning, and genetic modification.  Not for the faint of heart, dinosaurs are rightfully terrifying.

The soundtrack is honestly beyond incredible in my eyes. There is a brilliant repetition of the main theme of wonder and joy, but shaded by the moods and thoughts of the story. The soundtrack themes are definitely in my top 5 soundtracks of all time.

Story-wise Jurassic Park ties together a fairly cohesive story that deals with dinosaurs at every turn, and yet the story is not a Dino story. I would argue that the story just happens to be set in this Dinosaur Theme Park, the real tale is a story of humans facing the unknown on several levels including family and children, nature both archaic and modern, and finally greed and human ego.

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Dial Stargate Command – The Polymath Roundtable – Episode 30

Episode 30!!! I never would have guessed that I would make it this far when I started last summer!

From classic action TV shows to the far reaches of the galaxy, Richard Dean Anderson leaps from the days of swiss army knife fixes to walking on far worlds. Stargate SG-1 is a brilliant sci-fi television drama with a huge amount of philosophical discussion.

8/10, minor sexual content in just a couple episodes across 10 seasons. Not suitable for kids based on stressful situations and awkward philosophy that is not presented in the light of Christianity requiring more intensive thought and processing. Also creepy parasites.

Published May 5th, 2020

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Episode 26 – Onward and Upward or Down and Out?

Today we tackle the controversial subject of the new highly acclaimed Pixar film, Onward. My rating: 1 star out of 5, NOT FOR KIDS. The first 3 minutes of the episode are spoiler free, But the verdict is grim. This is one Pixar film that tugs on many heart strings and then twists them in knots. I will definitely NOT be showing this one to my little siblings.

Published April 9th, 2020

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The Polymath Roundtable – Episode 16 – The Witcher Condemned

You know, I really tried to like it. I badly wanted to like it, but the salacious content just is far too much to ignore. More information in todays episode.

Published January 29, 2020

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