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  1. Brian Coolidge

    After a great episode like this i’m torn do we petition the Last Inc. CEO to go on vacation more often? 

    On the one hand missed the podcast last week. On the other seems like the week off really energized the group.

    Save or Gene Gofundme is set at $200,000 bail was high apparently he’s a flight risk, something about known associates in the air travel industry.

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    • February 28, 2019, at 11:09 AM PST
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  2. mildlyo Member

    #FreeGene!!!

     

    Can we start a legal defense fund?

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    • February 28, 2019, at 1:53 PM PST
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  3. Texmoor Coolidge

    mildlyo (View Comment):

    #FreeGene!!!

     

    Can we start a legal defense fund?

    The WFB’s legal analyst should get right on that.

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    • February 28, 2019, at 2:45 PM PST
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  4. Taras Coolidge

    Staring down a four-year-old girl in a movie theater: now that’s about the level of manliness I would expect from this trio of milquetoasts!

    About Alita: Why can’t the baddies both try to win the race, and try to kill their competitors if they have a chance? Haven’t the guys seen the chariot race in Ben-Hur?

    In any case, the guys missed the important plot point, that the other contestants are out to kill Alita specifically, not just because she is a competitor, but because the local crime boss (Mahershala Ali) has put a price on her head. 

    Like some of the guys, I enjoyed the film’s worldbuilding. I immediately got the impression that the undercity ghetto is probably more vibrant and colorful than the sterile gated community hanging overhead. Unlike almost every other dystopian future envisioned by the movies, this time the filmmakers didn’t make everything gray and depressing. 

    The story of Alita is how she finds out who she is, and what is her purpose in life. She learns she was sent to destroy the city overhead and, now that she has a personal motive as well, she determines to carry out her instructions, 300 years late. 

    Will she succeed? Like the excellent 1993 anime version of the story, released in the U.S. as Battle Angel, the movie stops after adapting the first two volumes of the nine-volume collected manga. Presumably the answer lies in those later volumes. 

     

     

     

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    • February 28, 2019, at 3:45 PM PST
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