August 20th, 2009

Scary Books

Book Review: Investigating Firefly and Serenity

Investigating Firefly and Serenity Edited by Rhonda V. Wilcox & Tanya R. Cochran

While 'Finding Serenity' was a collection of fan essays, this tome is more serious and academic. Way more academic. The contributors to this collection go very deep into the show and movie, I think they are reading way too much into it at times to the point that they are seeing things that aren't there.

The essays cover a variety of topics from use of language, feminism, prostitution, masculinity, dystopia, race and religion. Some essays are interesting while others go off on wild tangents that bear little or no resemblance to what was shown on screen. Also in an extremely irritating fashion the authors make numerous reference to other essays (and or speeches) that seem far more interesting and you have to comb through the very long works cited section to track down where they appeared. The authors also seem to assume that you are knowledgeable about every other essay ever written on 'Firefly'.

This tome has flaws, but it is a good read if you're a 'Firefly' fan.
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Harper's Island Episode 11 Review


The idiots finally decide to fight back, they're just not very good at it. Also it is becoming abundantly clear that Henry is a part of what is going on. He is herding the other survivors, stopping people from shooting Wakefield and sending people to their deaths. Also Shea is the worst mother ever, Madison needs a slap and Trish doesn't see that Henry doesn't care about her. Wakefield (Callum Keith Rennie) continues his murderous rampage this time in Zack Snyder style slow motion as he kills Nicki, Shane and apparently all the island natives.

Things come to a tragic climax as Cal and Chloe are cornered by Wakefield and it all ends very 'Last of the Mohicans' as Shea makes a discovery about Jimmy. This was good. Why couldn't this show have been this good all along?

Best Lines:
"How the hell does one guy do all this?"

"Some bad people pretend to be nice to get what they want."
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They never learn do they?

I read up on the kerfuffle caused by TPTB at 'Stargate: Universe'. Idiot plots, taste free plots, dumb plots, O'Neill everywhere. TPTB never learn do they? My interest in this show which was low already is dwindling fast.

When is the BBC remake of 'Day of the Triffids' airing? I haven't seen a single ad for it.
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Book Review: Possession

Possession by Wendy Morgan

This is a sequel to 'Obsession', a mediocre horror novel. Anyway Meg is a spoilt rich girl whose evil long lost identical twin sister Candra shows up. Candra uses magic to take over Meg's life. Now in 'Posession', Candra gets morals, the sisters really evil daddy shows up and there is much pulp horror plot by numbers.

This is an okay read. But it is nothing spectacularr.
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Ghost Whisperer Season 4 Ep 15 Review

Greek Tragedy

Melinda and her 'Scream' tag a long sidekick deal with a sorority ghost. These people have never seen that 80's slasher flick 'Rush Week'. Cue sorority hazing, a 40 year old mystery, mean girls and Melinda having a creepy relationship with her dead husband Jim who has possessed the body of a man named Sam. That's just wrong on so many levels. This was okay but the Jim is dead but alive in Sam deal is ICK.