It’s the (very) long awaited CTRL+ALT+DEL: THE ANIMATED SERIES stream! We’ve been building to this for a long time, folks - I’ve been meaning t o do this one since the retsustream started over a year ago. It finally goes down this Sunday, December 6th at 7pm central/8pm Eastern! Live at Cytube: http://cytu.be/r/HoorayRetsupurae
This is going to be a complete trainwreck, so please, don’t miss it - and don’t let your friends miss it! PLUS! As a very special bonus, after teh show I’ll be streaming myself playing Crypt Worlds, one of my favorite indie games, in the hopes of raising money for the sequel’s kickstarter! It’s an amazing fun game, so I hope you all enjoy it!
Control, who oversees the handling of relevant numbers for the government, begins to question the methods and intentions of the Samaritan program. Also, alarming news reports of a pair of vigilantes rampaging through the Northeast begin to surface.
Person of Interest: Season 4 - Control-Alt-Delete (Preview) (4x12)
Thank you for the Ask bieiesbas - and I’m sorry it took me so long to answer. I usually spend the majority of my discussing/chatting time on the Person of Interest Discussion Forum - but I’m happy to talk about POI everywhere! So if you’re still interested, here are my thoughts on both If-Then-Else and tonight’s episode - Control Alt Delete.
Best episode of Season 4 so far - and that’s saying a ton because Season 4 rocks. If-Then-Else was a COMPLETELY AMAZING, INNOVATIVE, GROUNDBREAKING AND PHENOMENAL EPISODE. (It deserves and all-caps-yell so I’m not even sorry.)
I actually am not a true Shoot fan. I am a huge Root fan and really enjoyed watching her and Shaw’s relationship develop and grow. I truly appreciate how well done, how heartfelt, how deliberately and and actually delicately the writers and producers have handled this Ship. It was heartbreaking for everyone - Shooters and non-shippers alike - to watch Shaw sacrifice herself for the people she loves. I believe/hope she is still alive and that we’ll see her return to fight another day.
Every single one of the flashbacks and the simulations that the Machine ran were amazing. The innovation of the writing, the acting, the production quality, the insights into ALL of their characters, blew me away.
Control Alt Delete:
Excellent episode, IMO - with some expected and some unexpected things.
First, I have to say that Reese and Grice’s fight with each other was HOT HOT HOT - and I’m glad that they came to that moment of recognition - “SAMEEN?! Oh - You knew Sameen - Ok then, I won’t kill you. For now, anyway.” Also, I loved that Reese got to make a whispery “sadistic threat of violence” to Control, and shoot a rocket launcher - tee hee.
Root’s scenes were amazing too - The right mix of good old Crazy-Town-Banana-Pants on a mission to Save Shaw - so she’ll use her trusty taser and psychological torture about Control’s daughter as leverage. And then, the heartbreaking scene at the end when she’s almost crying, telling Harold that she knows Shaw is alive - and Reese almost looks like he’s going to cry too - and Harold says “Nothing would please me more.” Then a sweet callback to prior dialogue about Carter when Harold tells Bear “I know. I miss her too”….. sniff, sniff….
And my absolute FAVORITE PART OF THE ENTIRE EPISODE - Alpha Finch and Alpha Control verbally sparring and trading threat displays - FANTASTIC dialogue and acting. I could watch Michael Emerson and Camryn Manheim on my television together 24/7. Masters at work. Finch was in full-on Harold Egret/Ben Linus mode. HOT HOT HOT!
Don’t want to forget Fusco - He’s apparently now the television spokesmodel for the NYPD - and still manages to ride to our Heroes’ rescue and make wisecracks at the same time. I loved how when Finch did that long expository monologue about what he was doing with the computer and the virus, and then Fusco says, “Were you talking to me?” ROFL!! I seriously think he’s trolling them and has guessed WAY more of the truth about what they’re really doing than he lets on. He has an instinctive self-preservation mode which is to play dumb but really uses his street smarts all the time.
Control - I am in love with Control. She’s an absolute, unrepentant badass, a bulldozer committed to what she thinks is right even though she knows she’s committed to violence and murder. It was a great touch to have her scolding her daughter not to play violent videogames…. That scene with her and the Not-Reallly-A-Terrorist (I have to go back and look up his name) was so poignant, if that’s the right word. He was just an innocent computer programmer, sucked into Samaritan’s clutches, which deliberately chose him and his friends because it KNEW that Control would totally believe they were terrorists. I thought for SURE she was going to let him go - but then it was totally in character for her to kill him. So tragic. But it looks like Harold’s explanations to her may POSSIBLY have gotten through to her. I fervently hope that she, and Brooks and Grice, will turn to Team Machine’s side and help bring down Samaritan. Our Heroes definitely could use a Bulldozer or 3 on their side.
Which leads me to say, I hate Samaritan, and all it’s creepy agents (Greer, Martine, Gabriel/Damian) with the power of a thousand burning suns. I hate them even more than I hated Mark F-ing Snow, and for those of you who’ve known me in fandom since the beginning, you know that’s saying a lot! I want Samaritan and all its servers (mechanical and human) to melt down in huge vats of bubbling acid.
Deadline reports that producer Amy Pascal has acquired the rights to Crash Override: How To Save The Internet From Itself, a
memoir by indie game developer Zoe Quinn; several actresses are circling the lead role, with interest from Scarlett Johanssonallegedly said to be “keenest”.
Based on a proposal titled Control Alt Delete adapted by Rebecca Angelo and Lauren Schuker Blum, the project tells the story of how Quinn —creator of such hip interactive games as Depression Quest— was targeted by a digital mob bent on upending her life when a blog post by her ex-boyfriend went viral. It sparked the widely-discussed Gamergate controversy and took a surprising turn when instead of running, she decided to fight back. It is a very inside look at gaming and nerd culture and what happens when one gets caught in the gears of that machine.
“Gaming and Internet message boards used to be niche interests, mostly for young men.”,
Quinn wrote in her proposal. “In the past few years, however, they’ve gone mainstream. Millions of people — including women and other marginalized people — have taken an interest in the platforms, image boards, and discussion forums that once belonged by default to a much smaller population. Most gamers give zero fu*ks about this. Like the rest of us, they’re just here to play games. But a vocal minority are clinging onto the brand of Cheetos-and-Mountain-Dew exclusionary identity ‘hardcore gamer,’ muttering ‘fu*kin casuals’ under their breath.”