I watched the first half-hour of the new TV show “Blade: The Series” last night. While it did “suck” (hahahahaha), it had some surprisingly good action and special effects for a TV show. But what really impressed me was when it showed someone doing research on a computer, it actually resembled someone doing research on a computer.
Usually, in TV or movies, someone logs onto a computer which runs neither Windows nor OSX, types something like “find information” into the text box which appears in the middle of the screen, and then the exact information they were looking for pops up and fills the entire screen. Everyone knows how to use a computer nowadays, but as soon as they put one into a TV show, it becomes this bizarre fantasy computer that has no operating system, no mouse, and works perfectly every time.
In Blade, the person went to Google Images, typed in a term related to what they were looking for, clicked on one result, got a “Page Not Found” error, then finally clicked on one that was relevant. It looked exactly like what a real person would do on a real computer. Good for you, Blade creators. Now work on making the people in the show seem as real as the computers.
Here is a crappy drawing of Blade
rapi fighting Buffy the Vampire Slayer. No, thankfully, I’m not the “artist” who drew it.
I also saw Canada’s Next Top Model last night. More like Canada’s Next Top MONSTER (muahahahahah I’m so witty today). Canada has the most beautiful women in the world, and these are the best they could come up with?
I’ve seen prettier things come out of my ass