Friday, November 11, 2011

BTIEH: Eno, Stipe, Colbert "Lean On Me"

Keep on leanin on~

Thursday, November 03, 2011

On Superman flying around the Earth in the 1978 film...

He does not spin the Earth in reverse by somehow dragging it in his wake. He is flying faster than light (at least, that's how I interpreted it - okay, more "reality/physics" problems for some people, but not for me), and thusly, traveling backward in time.

He does it in orbit so that cinematically, we can see that the earth begins retracing its motion, demonstrating the reversal of time, while he's accelerating (and yeah, we can still see him). Practically, I'd say he's in orbit so that he has room to accelerate without damaging anything/anyone on the surface while building up speed.

I can't remember if I read that Donner originally wanted this, or if my comic booky brain (anyone remember the first appearance of Nimrod in the X-MEN? =) wanted to believe this, but in my head, ripples of energy from his mucking w time should have/were meant to end up releasing Zod and co from the Phantom Zone instead of that Eiffel Tower bomb. The consequences that the Jor-El engrams or program or whatever warns him of.

Kinda crazy that he goes back far enough to save Lois from drowning in the aftermath of the missile detonation, but NOT far enough to prevent the detonation itself...

Keep on keepin on~

BTIES: TRON (Sweded)

Tron by freres-hueon
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