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May 12, 2017

Fortitude

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New episodes of the TV show Fortitude are now available on Amazon.  I highly recommend the show.

 

August 28, 2016

Westworld

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This seems to hold a lot of promise.  Too bad I don’t have HBO.  I had forgotten the original was a Michael Crichton story.

July 23, 2015

Geek out

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This is from back in March, but I just stumbled across it.  Can’t wait

March 14, 2014

Oh, Canada

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This is my favorite Canadian story since the Great Canadian Syrup heist of a year or two ago.

November 12, 2012

Firefly

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Cool interview with Nathan Fillion.

May 4, 2011

Oh, the horror….

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I saw Norm Macdonald’s new show on Comedy Central last night.  It may have been the worse thing I’ve seen on TV in a long time.  It couldn’t have been less funny.

However, on the show, they covered this story.  If true, they ought to fire the coach.  Yet, Gloria Allred holding a press conference and reinacting the coach’s behavior for the cameras may have been even worse.

December 8, 2009

Monk

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The TV show Monk wrapped up its final season last Friday night.  (It appears that there is a possibility of some made for TV movies in the future.)  I will miss the show.  The modeldaughter and I watched the show as part of our Friday night ritual, especially when the modelwife was traveling.  Monk was good TV. Clean, funny, enjoyable.  I was saddened to see it end.

November 27, 2009

Your moment of after-Thanksgiving joy.

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The funniest line ever delivered on TV is here.

October 28, 2009

Castle

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UPDATE 10/31/09:  Here is the clip.

I am a big fan of actor Nathan Fillion.  He portrayed one of the best charcters in TV and film when he played Mal Reynolds in Firefly and its movie follow on, Serenity.  His new show Castle, on ABC, has him protraying a mystery writer named Richard Castle.  If you haven’t been watching this one, now is the time.  It is smart, clever, and co-stars the beautiful Stana Katic.  (Point of interest, both Fillion and Katic are Canadian by birth.)

In the most recent episode, the Halloween episode, the writers gave a cute wink and nudge to their audience.  The show opens with Castle trying on a costume for his upcoming Halloween party.  It is his old costume as Mal Reynolds from Firefly.  As he comes out, the first few notes of the Firefly theme are played.  They go one step further with this dialogue between Castle and his teenage daughter.

Castle’s daughter: What exactly are you supposed to be?

 Castle: Space cowboy.

Castle’s daughter: Okay, A, there are no cows in space, B, didn’t you wear that like five years ago?

Castle: So?

Castle’s daughter: So, don’t you think you should move on?

Castle: I like it.

Just plain funny.  Also as an added bonus, ABC has just released a book, “Heat Wave” which is the book the character Castle, has been writing one the show.  Great tie-in.  This type of cross promotion is the wave of the future.

May 31, 2009

Movie review: Time Limit (1957)

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I am sure you’ve seen the ads on TV for Hulu.  It is the website where you can watch TV shows online.  I’ve been doing that for about a year now, catching Monk and Psych on USA Networks and House and Dollhouse on Fox as well as Chuck on MSNBC.  Watching online has numerous benefits, not the least of which is the ablility to “timeshift” your viewing time for the show in question.  The modelchild’s schedule often does not sync up with the network’s TV schedule.

It turns out that Hulu has movies as well.  While browsing the movies available online, I came across this one. Time Limit is a 1957 film that was apparently adapted from a stage play.  It starts Richard Widmark, Richard Basehart and Martin Balsam.  With a cast like that you can’t go wrong.  It is the story of the investigation prior to a courtmartial regarding a US POW who alledgely collaborated with the enemy.  It is kind of a cross between Stalag 17 and A Few Good Men.

It was a good movie.  Well acted with an interesting story that wasn’t obvious from the beginning.   Worth investing an hour and a half of your time watching.

Bonus:  We all know Richard Basehart went on to start in the Sci-Fi movie and TV series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, but this film also has someone else more famous for acting in a TV Sci-Fi series.  Can you identify the actress below?

Who is she? What was the show?

Who is she? What was the show?

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