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- The local comic book expo announced Nathan Fillion as the first guest for next year. He was here three years ago, but I'm not going to say no to more Nathan Fillion. :-) The expo claims he really liked it the last time he was here and has wanted to come back ever since. Now that he has all of this free time, he can certainly do the con circuit. Plus, he can go visit his family up in Edmonton once the con is over.

I kind of want to believe that this is a lead up to a Firefly reunion. 2017 is the 15th anniversary since the show premiered. I don't think many of the cast are working right now so it wouldn't be that hard to gather them all together for a weekend. I'm only short three more signatures for my Serenity comic! If I can get the rest in one fell swoop, I will be super happy.

- I checked out the first episode of the animated reconstruction of "The Power of the Daleks" and it's okay. I can't imagine watching the rest of the serial like this. Like, I don't mind the odd animated episode here and there, especially if it's filling out an incomplete serial, but if you're going to do the whole thing, you really need better animation. I know, the BBC budget for this isn't huge, but something a bit more smooth would have been nice. The movement of the characters feels a little stilted or jerky at times and other times they're just standing there, not doing much of anything. Oh well, just more incentive to find more missing episodes.

- I also checked out the first episode of The Grand Tour aka The Show That Isn't Top Gear But Is Totally Top Gear But Just With More Money. It's more of the same when Clarkson, May, and Hammond were hosting Top Gear, and that's just fine. I really only watched Top Gear for the fun and weird antics the guys got up to. I do miss The Stig, though. He mostly just drove cars around the track, but when they did allow him to do other things, like have him riding the Tube in a four way race across London, he was amusing to watch.

- They finally started casting for the new Star Trek series! Michelle Yeoh will be playing a starship captain. She won't be the captain of the Discovery from the sound of things, so it's probably just a recurring role, but that's still cool. An Asian captain! I don't think we've really had one since we saw Sulu as the captain of the Excelsoir. Hopefully this leads to more casting announcements. They really need to get their butts moving if they want to make the premiere date of May next year.

- And Happy Whoniversary (yesterday)! Just over a month until a new episode!

Date: 2016-11-25 06:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dbskyler.livejournal.com
Yeah, I watched "Power of the Daleks" through the regeneration, and the animation was painful. In fact, I started wondering if I would enjoy the episode more if I just listened to the audio. I had intended to watch the whole first episode, but turned it off after they left the TARDIS.

And I too watched The Show That Isn't Top Gear But Is Totally Top Gear But Just With More Money. It was totally Top Gear! The only sad thing was it focused a lot on cars, and those were always my least favorite Top Gear episodes. But it looks like the crazy races and other antics will be happening in the future, hurrah!

Date: 2016-11-27 01:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] locker-monster.livejournal.com
If you can find a reconstruction of "The Power of the Daleks", you might be better off. The still pictures that accompany the audio are much less distracting.

The only sad thing was it focused a lot on cars, and those were always my least favorite Top Gear episodes. But it looks like the crazy races and other antics will be happening in the future, hurrah!

I think that's the fun thing about Top Gear. You can like it even if you aren't a gear head or can drive a car. There are other great bits outside of the car reviews. And even then, the guys can sometimes put a funny spin on a review. But yeah, I can't wait for the races where they have a car square off against another mode of transportation or when the guys build weird mods for cars.

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