I can’t trust it. I can’t take that risk. It’s come too close before. Once my date says she needs to go use the restroom, I already know it’s over for her. The door closes behind her and I’m up. My silverware clatters and my chair falls over. It’s a subtle noise on carpeted floor, but it’s enough.
The Rift is a temporal anomaly, a rip in the fabric of the universe, where all manner of weird things can come forth: the lost, the unhinged, the trash of the multiverse.
So of course, I spill out of it, emerging– blurry eyed–in Cardiff, Wales of all places. An interesting location to be sure; having the highest concentration of aliens in the entire hemisphere being only one of its appealing qualities. But I was not here to meet the locals. No, I had eyes for only one man. A man of infamy around the bars frequented by the Judoon. A man who was known for only three things: his unstoppable libido, dashing good looks, and the strange condition of immortality.
He’s also the only person in this century with a time machine. His is a crude device to be sure, but it was only a means to procure a more suitable ride later.
He was opposed to the idea, of course, and certainly did not appreciate me shooting him in the head. But my goal was so close now, and I was not going to let the Torchwood Institute stop me from claiming my prize.
And you thought Doctor Who was a dark show.
My feelings about the Avengers have already been well established, so I will not go back into that. But the cool thing about the whole Marvel movie phenomenon is that they have many parts. The prelude to the movie was just an incredible as the payoff. We had four movies to prepare us for the first one. They were of varying quality, but were good movies. Sadly the worst of the four was the first Thor movie.
It was by no means bad, but I found it to be a bit of a let down compared to the others. The story was a bit removed from what I was expecting. Because most of the major plot happened on another planet/dimension it did not feel like it was part of the Marvel universe,
It mostly served to set up the Tesseract and Loki. Which of course was needed for the Avengers to make sense at all. Just a shame that a movie was sacrificed for the good of the whole. Continue reading