Friday, February 24, 2006

Pants-Optional Weekend

Tam's working overnight this weekend, and my adherence to her desire to return to the confining embrace of the South Beach Diet means ducking out to the pub for a couple of drinks is not an option. Therefore, I have prepared a Geek's Paradise of sorts to occupy my time for the next couple of days.

The plan is mostly based on (surprise!) sitting in front of the teevee, with a small outing on Saturday afternoon to the big downtown library. Here's what I plan to watch:

-Ultimate Avengers: The Movie (maybe. it looks a bit shite, to be honest.)

-Wet Hot American Summer (sure thing. I haven't seen this movie in a couple of years, and I remember it being hi-larious.)

-Rome episodes 9-12 (I was watching this regularly until CondoBurn 2005, and am pretty psyched to finish out the season)

-Band of Brothers episodes 7-10 (It's about time I finished off this truly excellent mini-series, I've been dithering and chipping away at it for about a month)

-TimeLine (yeah, I am fully aware that this movie will suck. Sometimes it just doesn't matter. You just want some junk.)

-Doctor Who: The Sontaran Experiment and Genesis of the Daleks (I've watched two full story arcs thusfar. Verdict? Robot was pretty crappy, but may have suffered under the need to tie off the previous Doctor's supporting cast and milieu. It certainly suffered from some of the most inept special effects this side of a poorly-made fan film. The Ark in Space, however, was quite good. It was a bit spooky, had much improved dialogue, and was set in a much more interesting environment than Robot, which looked to be filmed primarily in someone's backyard.)

-Veronica Mars (I have about six episodes of VM to catch up on. It's actually a little disturbing; I'm right up to date on The OC, which I can't really stand, but have fallen way, way behind on VM. Maybe it's due to the fact that I'll watch The OC just to kill an hour, but I feel the need to really be in the mood to watch VM. I won't waste an episode while I read a magazine or something, for example.)

Wow, that's a big list. I hope to God I don't honestly finish all that stuff. That would be ridiculous.

Oh, here's a link to the top Doctor Who resource on the net, Outpost Galifrey, just in case anybody else was considering testing the TARDIS-infested waters like myself. Nerdery loves company, it's true.

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9 Comments:

Blogger Spencer Carnage said...

Watch Deadwood when you get a chance. They say "cocksucker" and "go fuck yourself" enough times to make me want to watch it twice.

12:24 PM  
Blogger Lightning Lad said...

we say cock sandwich a lot - more than any other blog

12:33 PM  
Blogger Jhunt said...

Do blog comments show up in Google searches? Cause I could see some very disappointed traffic coming my way...

OH, and I'll check out Deadwood at some point, I'm sure. I really need to take care of the two HBO series that I'm currently entrenched in, and then I'll be ready to take on a project.

12:41 PM  
Blogger kelvingreen said...

Yes, comments do show up. So, Paris Hilton nude. :)

Ultimate Avengers is okay, but it could be a lot better. I wouldn't buy it, but it's worth a rental.

The Ark in Space is a pretty good early Baker story, and did you notice how very Alien/Aliens it was, only a number of years early? Nifty. And the companion in that, Sarah Jane Smith, is turning up again in the new series. Geek fu!

Not a fan of Veronica Mars, I'm afraid. I like the concept, but that girl creeps me out.

3:10 PM  
Blogger Jhunt said...

Kristen Bell creeps you out? Kelvin, I've never felt further from you.

I hear Douglas Adams has written a few Doctor Who episodes, so I'm looking forward to checking those out. And Ark of Space was very Alien-ish, which is kind of neat. The big moths weren't quite as terrifying as the Alien Queen, but I have to admit to being properly squicked out by the larvae, and even pretty disturbed by Noah Slime-Hand.

yech.

4:14 PM  
Blogger kelvingreen said...

Yeah, there's something unsettling about her. Don't know what, but she gives me the creeps every time I see her.

Douglas Adams did write a few episodes of Who, including the unfilmed "Shada" (which you can get on audio now, only with the incorrect Doctor in it). You can tell them because they're usually slightly funny, and have Hitchhiker's references. Acttually, doesn't "Genesis of the Daleks" have a reference to Oolon Coluphid in it?

And they referenced Adams in "The Christmas Invasion" just gone, with the Doctor comparing himself to Arthur Dent and saying that Dent was a lovely man.

2:43 PM  
Blogger Jhunt said...

I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for a Douglas Adams writing credit as I tear through the episodes. (I supposed i could just do a little google-work and find out exactly which ones he's written, but why make things too easy?)

I've heard quite a bit about these Doctor Who audio dramam, but haven't listened to one yet. Strange really, as I am a Radio Producer by trade.

4:14 PM  
Blogger Scott M said...

For some reason, I can't find Wet Hot American Summer at any local video store. I'd really like to check it out.

I also recommend Deadwood - very good stuff.

3:52 PM  
Blogger Jhunt said...

WHAS is really funny, if you're into that sort of thing. And if you're not, then I'm sure it would seem both juvenile and tedious. Luckily (or not), I am of the former mentality.

It's definately worth a rent if you do manage to locate it.

4:16 PM  

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