Sci-Fi’s 10 Most Annoying Characters

NotSimplyIt’s happened countless times. You’ve got an otherwise great show or movie that’s firing on all cylinders… but there’s this one guy. This one bad apple who nearly spoils the whole bunch, simply by constantly doing stupid things or saying stupid things or hanging around looking at things with his stupid face. We’re not saying Carl from The Walking Dead was like that, but we are saying that if we had an awards show for that sort of thing, it would just be one long montage of Carl dying.

So, we’ve decided to celebrate some of the absolute worst, the characters from science fiction television who constantly made us want to punch a wall, especially if their head was between our fist and said wall. We’ll be measuring them against the accepted international unit of measurement for terribleness, Jar Jar Binks. (For purposes of this article, five Jar Jars is equivalent to going full Jar Jar, meaning you should nuke the site from orbit, because it’s the only way to be sure.)

One last note: we didn’t set out trying to populate this piece with so many kids, but it just sort of worked out that way.

IHOPCarl Grimes (The Walking Dead)

For all of its strengths, The Walking Dead can’t ever seem to get over the hill that is “strong character development.” There are likable characters and detestable characters, but Carl Grimes didn’t come from the mind of any mere writer, for he was created from the ashes of the former Tenth Circle of Hell. In Robert Kirkman’s comic series, Carl is a kid who is understandably having trouble coping with his trial-by-error education on survival in a post-apocalyptic world. In the TV show, Carl is a testosterone-free dip who is perpetually mad ’cause Daddy won’t let him hold the gun real close.

Seriously, I’ve been through an appendicitis exam that was less painful than watching this kid formulate ideas that he has an identity that’s worth more to the group than, say, a sock full of dead batteries. I don’t even blame the petulant performances from actor Chandler Riggs, because he’s not the one putting lines in his own mouth. For four seasons, Carl has been his own biggest threat, always finding himself in trouble after some adolescent tirade. He has yet to fuck it all up in Season 5, but as sure as the moon will rise tonight, it’s coming.


How We Would Kill Him Off: Just as he’s about to have sex for the first time, he gets thrown into a giant dumpster, where everyone forgets about him and he starves to death.

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Chris Pratt Has Some Helpful Advice In This Jurassic World Photo

“If something chases you…run.” That’s sound advice, and coming from this new photo from Colin Trevorrow’s upcoming Jurassic World, you can bet there are definitely things roaming around that you should get the hell away from, and pronto.

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Jurassic World Introduces All Of The Dinosaur Attractions

Jurassic WorldDuring production, Jurassic World had a slew of problems with security. A number of major plot points leaked out, and were then confirmed by those involved, most notably director Colin Trevorrow. Though Vincent D’Onofrio assures fans we still don’t anywhere near the whole story yet, since these breaches, the film has taken measures to get out in front of things. One strategy they’ve employed is their viral website, gradually revealing more and more bits of information. Through this outlet we’ve seen security footage from the park, met D’Onofrio’s sinister character, and now we’re getting our first look at many of the dinosaurs we’ll see in the new film.

Jurassic World, the fourth film in the Jurassic Park franchise, finds the park of the title now open and fully operational. It’s the biggest tourist attraction in the world, and since some people are never satisfied, the money people commission a new dinosaur made from the DNA of a T-rex, Velociraptor, snake, and cuttlefish. If you’ve ever seen a movie before, you know that’s a bad, bad idea, and this vicious new creation escapes and wreaks havoc. Chris Pratt’s character, Owen, along with a trained team of Velociraptors, has to help rein this new beast in.

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Chris Pratt Plays With His Raptor Team In These Jurassic World Photos

Jurassic WorldParks and Recreation may be over and done, but don’t worry, we’re still going to see Chris Pratt everywhere. We’re going to get Guardians of the Galaxy sequels for years, if he plays Indiana Jones that could go on for quite a while, and he’s seemingly up for damn near every male lead in Hollywood these days. But next we’re going to see him fight dinosaurs in Jurassic World, and today brings some new stills from that film.

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Meet Vincent D’Onofrio’s Dangerous Jurassic World Character

Jurassic WorldWe’ve met one of the villains in Colin Trevorrow’s upcoming feature Jurassic Word, in the form of that nasty new, lab-grown dinosaur that’s a mixture of T-rex, Velociraptor, snake, and cuttlefish DNA. It’s hard to have a monster be the bad guy, and in that spirit, we’ve now got our first look at Vincent D’Onofrio’s character, who we’ve heard plays the human antagonist in the return to the Jurassic Park franchise.

D’Onofrio plays Vic Hoskins. In addition to running the theme park, the Masrani Corporation also has a great variety of interests around the globe, and as such, they have lots of assets to keep secure. Good old Vic is in charge of all of protecting all of this, and in this handy dandy, corporate introduction, you get the distinct impression that things are not always so simple and straightforward as they want you to think. You can’t help but presume that Vic and company are also responsible for “dealing” with internal problems for the company. He seems like the kind of guy who has disappeared the body of a whistleblower once or twice.

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Jurassic World May Feature This Other Weird Mash Up Dinosaur

Jurassic WorldIf you’ve been paying attention to the news and trailers for Jurassic World, you know that the big bad antagonist is a genetically enhanced dinosaur cooked up in a lab. That tidbit leaked out and was later confirmed by director Colin Trevorrow, as well as the numerous looks we’ve had at this point. But if some new toys are to be believed, the Indominus rex as it is called, may not be the only new guy floating around.

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