Seeing ads for The Purge, in which the government prevents crime by allowing people to commit any and all acts of violence one day a year.
Y’know, Kirk solved this problem in 45 minutes by talking a computer into suicide.
With movies, I usually just think about how the Doctor would solve things.
“Psychokinetic repeating phantasm. Attaches to your psyche when you see the tape. Simple solution, we’ll just disrupt her neural patterns by attaching them to an alien intellect. Did I happen to mention I’ve got a very impressive one right here?”
“1987. The Motor City, about to be home to the first human-cybernetic revolution.”
“Killing machine. Remorseless, unstoppable. Fortunately, it’s got one very familiar weak point. Stairs.”
“Parasitic infestation cycle. Burns itself out without a sufficient supply of hosts, but we don’t have time for that, do we? You said something about a faulty fusion reactor. That’s good. Explosions are good. Well, if you evacuate in time. Don’t worry, I'm an expert on evacuations.”
“Paleolithic haemovore. Not even really a vampire, just an offshoot of your species that never quite got its numbers up. Chooses companions every so often then lets them age off. Pond? Why are you looking at me like that?”