March 4th, 2006

little review

Poem for Saturday

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Shut up, we are all allowed to be in the mood for Grateful Dead lyrics once every three years or so. (I've never posted any before but in case it's less than 1000 days before I do it again, I figured I'd be safe and say three years instead of four.) I don't know why I am in a Dead mood instead of an electronic Celtic mood, since we went to see Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra on the Millennium Stage at Kennedy Center earlier (and listened to Fairport Convention driving down), and since I have Walk the Line sitting right here on DVD which I intend to watch before Sunday evening so I can draw my own conclusions about whether Joachin Phoenix deserves to beat Heath Ledger, Philip Seymour Hoffman, David Straithairn and Terrence Howard (wow, what a year in that category). I love Reese so I would root for her sight-unseen, though I certainly wouldn't cry if Felicity or Judi won.

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Earlier in the day I wrote a review of "Friday's Child" which held up much better than I was expecting...I know it isn't one of the greats but I expected to be more irritated by Eleen and all the gratuitous styrofoam rock battle scenes than I was. So many great lines in one episode! And Vasquez Rocks, which makes up for a lot in terms of, well, styrofoam rocks. But the real Trekkie excitement of the day was that I got to interview Alice Krige! There's a collection of Borg episodes of Star Trek being released on DVD on Tuesday and Paramount got Krige to do a bunch of phone interviews, and they offered TrekToday the opportunity to speak with the Borg Queen...who can resist that, especially when she's also starred twice with Sean Bean? Though she said she has no scenes with him in the upcoming Silent Hill, sadly. She's very focused and intelligent, not at all goofy -- she refused to have fun with the question of which captain is sexier, Picard or Janeway. But she talked quite intently about the Borg Queen being omnisexual. *g*

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Let's see, what shit, only one in four Americans can name more than one of the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment (speech, religion, press, assembly and petition for redress of grievances), but more than half can name at least two family members on The Simpsons! In happier news, Travolta and Latifah Confirmed for Hairspray. I have not seen the musical on stage and frankly don't see how Divine can be improved upon but I am willing to give John a chance just to see how he looks in a dress -- been waiting years for that one.