January 12, 2009
PROPERTY OF FOX
FOR REVIEW PURPOSES ONLY
NOT FINAL AIR VERSION
Someone had apparently uploaded the version that reviewers get to see before the air date of a show. And tonight, I had episodes #3 & #4 downloaded and burned to disc before I finished watching last night's shows.
Information wants to be free, I guess. And watching 2 hours of a show in only 1:30 -give or take- makes me quite happy. I am curious as to what person(s) make it their business to give away broadcast episodes before they, umm, broadcast. My guess is that Fox would be quite interested as well.
December 07, 2008
November 25, 2008
Do the writers of 24 really think that Jack would let Kim Bauer have children? Does he not put up with enough crap in his day job?
Kim Bauers Kid Jokes
How do you get Kim Bauers kid out of a tree?
-Wave at him/her
Jack Bauer went over to visit his grandchild and saw it staring at the carton of orange juice. So he asks why they are staring at the carton of OJ. Because it says concentrate on it says Little Bauer.
How do you know Kims child is related to Jack Bauer?
-It burned down the school to get out of 3rd grade.
Hmm. While Kim Bauer used to piss me off a great deal, Elisha Cuthbert has always given me, umm, warm feelings. Observe below the fold:
November 17, 2008
October 29, 2008
JACK OF ALL TRADES (2000-2001)
STARRING Bruce Campbell
PREMISE The Evil Dead veteran plays an American agent during the 1800s who's sent to the South Pacific to help a British spy (Angela Dotchin) guard against Napoleon's naval advances.
REDEEMING QUALITIES As always, Bruce's chin. And the brilliance of casting Verne Troyer as Bonaparte.
October 27, 2008
October 25, 2008
October 13, 2008
October 07, 2008
Anyway, too many of you are obsessing over November 4. I will admit to having done so on occasion myself. However, November 1 & 2 are much more important days in that The Legend of the Seeker kicks off. Here are some more images for you to compare to the images you had already conjured up in your brain.
October 04, 2008
I'll embed the video below the fold so that it won't hang your browser while it loads:
October 03, 2008
Here's one that you might remember: Where's Huddles? I enjoyed both the comic book and the cartoon. One episode, if 38 year memory serves, involved Huddles building a swimming pool in his backyard. His neighbor mentioned that he had a "5 figure check", which made the pool digging guy quite happy. Until, that is, he discovered that 2 of those figures were to the right of the decimal point.
I know what you're thinking right now: what the heck is wrong with you, and why do you remember crap like this?
In response, I'll point to the back of the exceedingly long line of other curious people. Much like sitting on Santa's lap, you'll just have to wait your turn to find out.
September 18, 2008
Just to whet your appetite, here's an image of Kahlan and Richard.
For the record, I won't have my Ral Partha figurines out on a map of the Westlands and D'Hara. At least, not so far as you know.
Update: One more picture.
July 28, 2008
Richard Cypher Craig Horner
Kahlan Amnell Bridget Regan
Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander Bruce Spence
Chase (Dell Brandstone) Jay Laga'aia
Darken Rahl Craig Parker
Preview Trailer can be found here > Legend of the Seeker
The trailer looks good, but then most trailers do. I look forward to the now published broadcast date of November 1, 2008. Mark your calendars, if you're a Terry Goodkind fan.
BTW, I'm quite interested in who they decide to cast as Mistress Denna.
June 26, 2008
Richard Cypher'Rahl: Craig Horner
Kahlan Amnel'Rahl: Bridget Regan
Zedd, Chase and George Cypher have been cast, but I'm not at liberty to release just yet....something about finalizing contracts or some such legal mumbo-jumbo....
But its getting closer!
At first blush, Bridget Regan looks like she could, physically, play the part of Kahlan. Not too many photos exist on the Innertubes right now, but I expect that to change once she dons the white Mother Confessor's robe.
April 22, 2008
Tangentially related update: Related only in that it deals with fantasy/scifi TV. Turns out that Wizards First Rule will be made into a weekly TV series. Really? Is it going to be broadcast on the Playboy channel, or maybe the BSM/Torture Channel? I loved that book, but the whole Mistress Denna thing isn't something that I see looking good over the air.
Update to the tangentially related update: Okay, Terry Goodkind is sure that it's happening, so it must be true. Oddly, considering some of the subject matter, Disney is one of the partners in this 22-episode television adventure. Anyway, excerpt:
Now that the announcement about the TV series has been officially released, I would like to take this opportunity to put it in perspective and fill in some of the details. (Please keep in mind that some of this might change as things evolve.)
The first season will be 22 one hour episodes, on Saturday evenings, probably at either 8 or 9 pm. Since this is a syndicated program you will need to check your local listings for the station in your area.
The first season will cover the story of WIZARD?S FIRST RULE. Along with exciting opportunities afforded by the air time in which we have to tell the story, the TV series also brings unique challenges. All film formats ? TV series, mini-series, or feature films ? must, to a greater or lesser extent, alter the novel in order to translate the story from words to pictures. A feature film has severe limitations of time, requiring major parts of novels to be cut out. Sam Raimi knew that a feature film of WIZARD?S FIRST RULE could never work to tell the story. That?s why he wanted to do a long format TV show. I?m especially pleased that we are going to be doing 22 one hour episodes to tell this epic story ? much more time than a mini-series would have afforded. That said, there must still be changes, yet within those changes lie exciting opportunities.
With Disney now on board we have some of the most gifted people in the world working to make this project not just exciting but successful.
All this said, I would like to interject a note of caution. In projects of this nature involving vast sums of money there are always things that can go wrong. For example, while the rights to many books are sold or optioned very few of these ever see the light of a bright screen. Many books, even though there is initial enthusiasm, in reality are simply not a good fit for film. Announcements of book rights being sold are quite common; having such rights ever end up as a finished product is actually exceedingly rare. Because so much money is involved in the production of films there are countless stages at which a project can be stopped cold.
Well, I'll wait until they start casting before I decide to add it to my viewing schedule.
Final update: Check out Amy's Commentary here for why I think that the book isn't what the people at Disney think it is:
Why did several people in the book group strongly dislike Wizard's First Rule? One reason given was that they felt this book was not well written (or poorly edited), that there were too many misspellings and too much bad grammar. Another felt parts were needlessly crude. There was also the complaint that the story was too derivative of other fantasy books, not very original. The reason discussed most, however, was an episode three quarters of the way into the book - the long torture scene involving Richard Cypher and Mistress Denna, the Mord-Sith. Richard suffers at the hands of leather clad Denna and her rod- like Agiel. The S&M aspects of their "relationship" didn't appeal to me, and several group members found it extremely disagreeable, enough so to sour them on the entire book. This scene was unexpected and intense, but not - in my opinion - gratuitous. They didn't agree. One person was extremely uncomfortable reading this scene and could only skim it. Richard's encounter with the Mord-Sith may be important in later books, but I think such a traumatic scene should've been better foreshadowed.
From the people who make Dreams Come True™ comes this whimsical tale of a guy who gets tortured almost to death, complete with graphic descriptions of blood and pain. For the record, the sex is just glossed over, so Disney might be happy. Torture good, sex bad.
April 21, 2008
Oh, and you might have noticed that NBC is attempting to drum up interest in Psych and Monk by showing reruns on Sunday evenings.
April 17, 2008
Where was I? Oh yeah. Anyway, Jerry's character has issues which make bonding with a woman problematic at best. His last girlfriend left him for a toaster, or iPod, or some other inanimate object. Seems she had issues, too. Plus, she wasn't very attractive. However, his latest squeeze, Dana, borders on the thermonuclear side of the hotness scale. I checked around at ABC.com to find out if anyone knew who the heck she was. Turns out that her name is Rachelle Lefevre. The pictures at IMDB do not do her justice, so I looked elsewhere. If you watch Boston Legal, see if you agree with me that Dana is not only out of Jerry's weight class, she borders on being outside of his species. If you don't watch, just enjoy the eye candy.
Actually, none of the pictures do her justice. Wait until someone uploads photo captures from the 4/15/2008 episode. I should have been wearing a drool cup.
April 01, 2008
March 31, 2008
Bow down to my extreme suckitude. I wonder every day how I managed to land my wife. My lifelong goal is to prevent her from wondering.
March 04, 2008
Well, guess what? We threw in the first disc, watched the miniseries, and now I'm hooked.
Damn you, Jared, why did you have to get me hooked on ANOTHER freakin' TV Show?
Sucks, doesn't it? But the pain goes away once you stop resisting the assimilation.
So she's pretty, smart, a gun nut AND a BSG fan. You'd think it wouldn't get any better than that, but it does: Risawn might be the only person I know besides myself who includes the Death Gate Cycle among his or her favorite reads. I bought the first book at a used bookstore in Australia and bought the rest when I got back to the states, even going so far as to pay full retail price for the hardback version of the final book. And I can't tell you how much I loathe paying full retail price for hardbacks.
Anyway, stop by and congratulate her on her latest obsession. As addictions go, it'll be an easy one to quit, what with the upcoming season 4 being the last and all.
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