Ahhhh ... well me? I just got up from a power nap. I had one of those nights where I just couldn't sleep. You ever have one of those? For whatever reason, you just keep waking up and waking up and waking up. I tried trying to find a more comfortable position, and that didn't help. I tried listening to white noise for some time, and that didn't help. I ended up just staying awake for so long that I needed a bit extra, so I'm better now ... even refreshed, I'd say.
But enough about me ... how are all of you this morning?
I've built a short stack of flicks I'm needing to pen reviews for, and I'll be working on that later today. One is a Science Fiction Comedy, and the other two are film noirs I received as part of a set. It's an interesting assortment that gave me something to think about, but sadly there wasn't a home run in the bunch. Doesn't mean they're not worth seeing; these just aren't ... well ... magical, the way a really solid story swings and hits from the plate. Regardless, watch this space over the next few days, and you'll see what I mean.
Now, now, now: hear me out, people.
I absolutely loved the ensemble, as well as their stable of capable back-up players. Stargate: SG-1 was one of the better produced sagas in all of genre entertainment. My issue with it was just that it never quite meant anything to me on a personal level. Some of its stories were quite good, but I honestly found a lot of blandness to a good deal of what I've seen (about three seasons of it). This just happens from time-to-time -- fandom will embrace a show wholeheartedly, so I'll watch it and go 'meh' -- so don't take it personally. Each of us are entitled to our own opinions, and my disinterest with it has absolutely nothing to do with its quality. In ways, I felt like I'd seen a lot of it before, so it lacked a measure of freshness I need in new adventures.
But ... Richard Dean Anderson? What a solid leader for the crew, and it was great to see him headline a SciFi/Fantasy show the way he did. Fabulous work, and his ongoing contributions to the whole Stargate Universe of shows is to be commended.
(I know, I know, I know ... I never quite got into MacGyver, but that's another whole issue.)
Happy birthday, Mr. Anderson, and here's to many, many more!
For better or for worse, Buck Rogers In The 25th Century was appointment television in the years of my youth. Sadly, I couldn't quite say why -- well, other than the obvious, it being SciFi -- because so many of its first season episodes were the stuff of reasonably high camp and corn (things I vehemently hate). I suppose it's probably because there really wasn't anything else like it around the dial at the time, and Gerard was such a good sport of making all of it work. He had a swagger not unlike Star Trek's Captain Kirk, and he definitely had a thing for the space ladies ... also like Capt. Kirk.
Yes, I know, I know, I know (what is it with you complainers today?): it's second season was a bit of an embarassment of riches to those who watched it ... but you know what? I actually liked a few of those adventures precisely because they were a change of pace from the goofiness of the first season. Clearly, they tried to adopt a more serious tone, and they added a few faces to the cast that could've used more screen time for audiences to like them. I guess it just wasn't meant to be, and Buck disappeared into the distant reaches of space almost in the same way he appeared out of them in the pilot telefilm.
Happy birthday, Mr. Gerard! You're a true veteran space hero regardless!
That's all I have for now, faithful readers, but that doesn't mean that there won't be more later today. As I said above, I'm toiling away on a few items, so keep your eyes peeled as I may just have some other new content in the hours ahead.
Here's what you're really looking for ...
As always, thanks for reading ... thanks for sharing ... thanks for being a fan ... and live long and prosper!