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Archive for June 2009

From Michael Taylor:

June 26, 2009

10 REASONS TO WATCH VIRTUALITY: 10.  Free “Friend of Ron Moore” ball cap (normally only available on “Ron Moore Day” at Dodgers stadium). 9.  Get reserved seats at the hottest panel at Comicon next year! 8.  Receive your very own easy-to-assemble Starship Phaeton, no pilot’s license needed to operate provided you stay within the solar […]

Sex and the other City ~ Personal Affairs

June 24, 2009

BBC 3 is an odd beast. Supposedly aimed at the younger viewer (in the much sought after 16-34 age bracket), it rarely seems to produce anything of note and, in my opinion, vastly underestimates its target audience on most occasions. Unfortunately its newest ‘dramedy’, Personal Affairs, is another miss. Vapid, condescending and just badly written, […]

You can’t hide from your demons ~ True Blood 2.1/2

June 23, 2009

Vampires are in vogue right now, so it’s little surprise that season 2 of True Blood is making a splash. And deservedly so. I’d forgotten quite how addictive and funny Alan Ball’s series is, but the first two episodes of the season quickly reminded me, delivering the show’s characteristic mix of (very dark) humour, horror, […]

Legend of the Seeker ~ Season 2 spoilers!

June 21, 2009

Just finished Season 1 of Legend of the Seeker (fiiiinally!). The last episode was pretty good, although I felt they could have stretched out the meaty storyline over a couple of eps rather than spending a lot of time on silly and cliched filler stories. The acting in the series is seriously patchy, but the […]

I Love Bear

June 20, 2009

I know Bear McCreary is a taken man, but I love him and his music…I’m sitting alone in my room listening to his beautiful soundtracks to Battlestar Galactica. Even if you’re not a fan of the show I can promise you they’re worth a listen. I haven’t watched Caprica yet, but I’ve fallen for the […]

More Virtuality

June 18, 2009

There’s a cool facebook page for ‘Edge of Never’, Virtuality‘s show within a show. Doesn’t look like I can embed the videos here, but they’re worth a look. Fox have also released a 12 minute preview (snagged it from Sitrep). As always, head to Good Ship Phaeton for more goodies – some brilliant cast interviews […]

Virtuality: First look!

June 3, 2009

So….remember when I told you Virtuality was dead in the water? Turns out Fox will be airing the pilot some time this summer (was July 4th, now apparently June 26th). Anyway, ONTD (my guilty pleasure) has posted an awesome set of pictures via hitfix. And they look gooooooooood. Dammit, I’m still mad at you Ron, […]