February 25th, 2009


Moriarty's review of Watchmen

Ain't It Cool's Moriarty has posted his thoughts on the film version of Watchmen. He's impressed.

I've followed Watchmen since my brother T.J. let me read it in the 1980s, plus I've followed the early attempts to adapt it on film. (It's the movie my guy Terry Gilliam tried to make, though that fell through.) Around the late Eighties, my friend David Carlton and I wondered how it would be made: one detail I remember is that he suggested that President Nixon be played by Fred Dalton Thompson.

I plan to see Watchmen in a theater that feels like an Eighties theater, which is possible because Portland's Cinemagic and Roseway are both going to show it. Seems right, based on the material (it's set in an alternate-history 1985); I did the same thing by seeing Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull at the Cinemagic.
NCC-1701 Regula

Scheduling a laugh

Heavy times, these are, for lots of us. Good to know when we can laugh at stuff.

Family Guy's Star Trek: The Next Generation tribute episode, featuring almost every member of TNG's original cast, is going to air Sunday, March 29th.

Wil Wheaton (who says "Don't be a dick!" (sometimes just when wandering around his house, to the surprise of his dogs)) announced it on his ultimate blog of ultimate destiny. He's jazzed about this episode:
As I said after I worked on the show: I can't divulge any specific story details, or give away any jokes, but there's a gag with me that, if it makes it to the final cut of the episode, could quite possibly be the funniest thing I've ever done on television.
May you find plenty of other stuff to laugh about between now and then...