December 12, 2013

Edge of Tomorrow trailer -- wow!

The new sci-fi actioner starring Tom Cruise looks quite good:

The film is based on the novel All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka and deals with a near-future Earth battling an invading race called "Mimics." Cruise plays "an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission." But somehow, he gets caught up in a recurring time loop, giving him an opportunity to change things -- for the better -- each time he [re]lives a new loop. This reminds me a lot of the Star Trek: TNG episode "Cause and Effect" in which the Enterprise is caught up in a "temporal causality loop." It keeps repeating the same segment of time over and over, until exaggerated feelings of déjà vu enable the crew to plan for the next loop in an attempt to get out of it. They are successful, and after encounter a Federation vessel (captained by none other than Kelsey Grammer himself!) which had been trapped in the loop ... for eighty years.

Posted by Hube at December 12, 2013 07:03 PM | TrackBack

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Now THAT was one of my top ten TNG episodes.

Posted by: Steve Newton at December 12, 2013 07:31 PM

ALL HANDS ABANDON SHIP! REPEAT! ALL HANDS ABANDON ...

Posted by: Hube at December 12, 2013 07:45 PM

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