Three (oops Five!) TV serieses I really want on DVD…

“The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.”: Bruce Campbell, in one of his funniest roles, and what the Wild Wild West movie could have been, even if Kenneth Branagh was cool as the villain. “Voyagers”: Early 1980s time travel TV show. Probably in retrospect not as cool as “Quantum Leap,” but one is less demanding at… Continue reading Three (oops Five!) TV serieses I really want on DVD…

Brin on Star Wars vs. Star Trek

A great article that I’d lost track of by David Brin… “Star Wars” despots vs. “Star Trek” populists Anyway, when it comes to portraying human destiny, where would you rather live, assuming you’ll be a normal citizen and no demigod? In Roddenberry’s Federation? Or Lucas’ Empire? See also his “incautious and heretical re-appraisal of J.R.R.… Continue reading Brin on Star Wars vs. Star Trek

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Best. Comedy… err, recently.

Ok, it’s not going to win any Oscars, but Harold Kumar Go to White Castle was a lot better than I expected, and is my favorite comedy recently – plenty of gross-out, yes, and stoner jokes that would make Cheech and Chong proud, but also real heart, likeable characters, and a fine sense of the… Continue reading Best. Comedy… err, recently.

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Ironic, in light of my last post.

From Today’s Daily Illuminator: It’s A Wonderful Life In 30 seconds. Re-enacted by bunnies. Right here. If this doesn’t get you into the holiday spirit, we’ll try again. You’ve been warned. No direct link, sorry, it’s on the AngryAlien front page. And not up to their prior horror parodies. But worth passing on nonetheless.

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Rolling over in her grave…?

Well, not quite — Ursula Le Guin is very much alive, and has thoroughly (and IMO deservedly) panned the film Earthsea which is loosely based on her novels Wizard of Earthsea, Tombs of Atuan, and The Farthest Shore… I stress loosely… I saw the first episode last night, and it’s entertaining enough, although I’m glad… Continue reading Rolling over in her grave…?

I have too darn many DVDs

I just finished re-cataloging them, and if I’m counting right and have removed all the duplicate entries properly, well over 400 of them (I had an exact number there but have already noted duplicates and omissions). A list, for the truly masochistic (or those who want to gloat that they’ve got even more) after the… Continue reading I have too darn many DVDs