November 4th, 2006

little review

Poem for Saturday

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Grouchy. Think I'm crashing from too much sugar earlier in the week, since nothing terribly untoward happened today and I had some fun stuff (Tara Thai with gblvr, the arrival of my new USB hard drive which is backing up my files as I type this). The upgrade to my phone software for some reason has made it impossible for me to post LJ comment replies from it...there's no "post" button showing up, which is driving me nuts! I wrote to T-Mobile but so far no news. I'm also trying to write a review of The Prestige which is not coming out the way I want it to...I feel like I'm spoiling too much, but I don't know how to talk about why I think the movie is interesting and important without spoiling it some and the review won't be published for a couple of weeks anyway. It's kind of like talking about The Crying Game, A Beautiful Mind or The Sixth Sense; all the serious articles talking about why those films were as good as they were has to spoil them to talk about the techniques the filmmakers played to pull off their tricks.

I did write a review of "Elaan of Troyius" which I enjoyed rewatching far more than I expected, and could not bring myself to slam as it probably deserves. I always thought of that as one of the really bad episodes but it plays better than it sounds. By contrast I wasn't all that enthralled with this week's BSG, partly because there was just too much Baltar for my taste and partly because I'm really unhappy with the way Starbuck is being written. Collapse ) Doctor Who was much more satisfying, though I also found "The Age of Steel" somewhat anticlimactic...not in a science fiction sense, it hit all the right buttons that way, but it didn't pack an emotional punch for me the way "Father's Day" and "School Reunion" did. Collapse )

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My kids have been worried about the meerkat Shakespeare's disappearance and now comes this troubling news. Oh, the complications of Meerkat Manor!