I'd attribute it simply to the passage of time. Every year, SFX and especially computer-generated FX, get better and they get cheaper. In every episode, this show uses plenty of time-dilation effects (either Barry moving super-fast, or the word seeming super slow) and while maybe it's not the exact same level as… » 12/18/14 5:38pm Yesterday 5:38pm

Nope, it wouldn't— the voice has nothing to do with brainwashing and compliance. It's related to the fact that she has her "nanoskin mask" with its built-in voice synthesizer. That's what created the glitchy robotic vocal effects: when May electrocuted Agent 33 directly in the head while she was wearing the damaged… » 12/18/14 1:18am Yesterday 1:18am

To be honest, Meredith, this setup is actually wholly plausible with the spiraling degrading time-loop that the other movies set up. Time changes because each trip back to the past creates a whole 'nother universe, where time travel again changes things even more, and in the meantime Skynet and Connor are both sending… » 12/04/14 3:19pm 12/04/14 3:19pm

Not so much, because they're both surrogate father-figures, and they double-whammied (heh) him with a lecture on those kids he's friends with being bad influences on him. It's the episode's requisite quota on Lecturing from Joe and Wells, taken care of at once instead of separately. » 12/04/14 2:32pm 12/04/14 2:32pm

Maybe Bobbi, Mack and Hartley were all Howling Commandos who report to Fury, and Bobbi, being a fantastic spy and pretty matter-of-fact with Lance that she's keeping secrets that relate to her job, even though she's telling Lance the truth— maybe that's Bobbi keeping Lance safe. » 12/03/14 8:18pm 12/03/14 8:18pm

"We" who? Get the fuck out of here; you're Canadian. You barely count as human. Certainly not American, which means you certainly can't comment on anything that New Yorkers who lived here back in the day are talking about. And you're supposed to back up your claim with verifiable, empirical statistics that don't… » 11/25/14 12:45am 11/25/14 12:45am

The average fantasy nerd might expect a mostly-white cast because that's what they're raised to believe. On the other hand, the average time-displaced medieval person would be pretty surprised to find that fantasy nerds think that medieval Europe was almost exclusively white (far from it). » 11/24/14 12:33pm 11/24/14 12:33pm