December 21st, 2013

To Light The Way To Bed

Trailers, Quotes and Stuff

‘Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones’ TV spot

Kenny Everett’s ‘12 Days of Christmas’ skit
This is classic Everett in which 4 people in Victorian garb sing the song as giant gold rings, eggs, water, feathers, milk, lords a leaping, bagpipes and drum kits rain down on them from above. A festive must watch.

Tommy is the Uncle Ben of ‘Arrow’. He has to be dead. Sigh. I miss Tommy.

Looking forward to ‘Sherlock’ series 3. It is clear that Sherlock thinks John will be fine with the whole Sherlock faking dying horribly in front of his best friend. He also thinks John will be back to solving cases with him. What will he do when John says no? What will happen when it is clear Sherlock has got it so, so wrong?

I wonder if the ‘Stephen Ward’ musical will last longer in the West End than the ‘Gone With The Wind’ musical did.

I am reading ‘Legacy’.

Review of ‘The Tractate Middoth’ forthcoming.

Anyone else recall that 1992 movie ‘Obsessed’ in which ‘Fatal Attraction’ was ripped off? Or the 1982 TV movie ‘Rehearsal For Murder’ which was a twisty tale like ‘The Last Of Shelia’?

What has become of Shia LaBeouf’s career?

‘Doctor’s Orders’ Quote:
“Kirk found himself looking at something that resembled a small forest - except that he couldn’t get rid of the idea that it was looking at him.”

‘A Moody Christmas’ Quotes:
“I’m from a bad area.”
“Dude, you left Burma when you were two months old.”

“I’ve seen starving, and it doesn’t look anything like you.”

“Is Oskana a prostitute?”

“Together, we can make sex party, yes?”

“She is a terrible person.”

‘New Captain Scarlet’ Quotes:
“Help them and you’re murdering everyone on this planet.”

“We’ll take care of Scarlet, permanently.”

“There’s nothing but sand that way.”

“He’s died before.”

“What’s an hour to eternity?”

“You’ve earned your rest more than most Scarlet.”

“I hope your chute fails.”

“No way is this some air con problem.”

“We thought you were dead.”
“Believe me, so did I.”

‘Blue Peter’ Quote:
“People who do this sort of thing must be mentally ill Janet, mustn’t they?”

‘Ashes to Ashes’ Quotes:
“Such a shame, those poor little fish.”

“Would somebody like to give me a hand dragging this bastard back over?”

On ‘Hollyoaks’, Carmel and her polyester hair is becoming obsessed with being mummy to Kathleen Angel. Ste sulks in his hoodie, he and John-Paul just kissed thankfully. Ste whines about his family who he didn’t even know existed a year ago. Tegan the Lily Allen wannabe whines at Fraser and lets him know her mother has a police file on him. Ste decides to move out of the Lomax house because his dad is a sleaze. Fraser doesn’t want to know his baby daughter Rose and gives Tegan £10,000 to go away. John-Paul is done with Danny. Nancy is struggling to communicate. Carmel calls Theresa a filthy disease spreader. Sandy and Fraser are to marry on Christmas Day, I’m sure things will go horribly awry.

Best Lines:
“She farts like a trooper.”

“She should have been mine.”
Scary Books

Nikita 3x20 Reviewed

High-Value Target
Sam (formerly Owen) is selling the blackbox at the G20 summit. Cyrus (formerly one of the dirty 30) shows up to aid Nikita. Ryan is inept, Nikita whines and Division has to fix actions they have precipitated. Amanda is not a dynamic force of destruction, she just bores. The Navy SEALS invade Division, Alex is useless, the POTUS is awful and TPTB pimp Alex/Sam. This episode was crap with an idiot Navy SEAL, Amanda chained to a bed, Nikita whining about everything and the dumbly named baddies The Shop resurface. I’m sick of the blackbox, Division, Nikita, Amanda, Alex, Sam and the fact TPTB want us to cheer Ryan. I think I hate this show now.

Best Lines:
“Division is only us now.”

“Never tell a Turk how to make a deal.”

“I don’t care.”
“You used to.”

“The biddings over and we didn’t win.”
Scary Books

Book Reviews: The Poisoned Chalice + Haunted

Star Trek The Fall: The Poisoned Chalice by James Swallow
The 4th in the saga continues the Bashir-is-Edward-Snowden theme. Riker is promoted to Admiral, Vale gets her own ship, Tuvok goes on a black ops mission and Troi helps to rescue Bashir from a blacksite prison. All the while disturbing suspicions about Bacco’s assassination and the Andor incident are raised.

The UFP is having an identity crisis. Tom Riker resurfaces. There is a doctor who is a tree alien (a Lahit from Diane Duane’s old TOS novel ‘Doctor’s Orders’). This is a good, dark, cynical tale but it is inevitable after the Dominion War and the events of ‘Destiny’. UFP President Ishan Anjar is an enigma with all his talk of strength and order; I look forward to seeing how this saga plays out.

Best Lines:
“You may choke on your rights and your fair trials! We wish none of it!”

“So says the man sitting inside a reeking cage on a poisoned world.”

“I used a fire extinguisher to convince him otherwise.”

“You’re a reckless fool who doesn’t deserve command of this ship, or any other!”

“This isn’t like the old days, when captains were kings who could do what they wanted and damn the consequences!”

“Haven’t you asked why it is we keep getting kicked to pieces by every aggressor species in the galaxy...still no one raises a hand to put them down. All because we’re the Federation. The good guys. The ones who never, ever start a fight.”

“There have to be consequences.”

“Feeling nothing? It’s very liberating.”
“I believe you are psychologically impaired,”

“Once he has left this ship, he’s an outcast.”

“We didn’t end the Dominion threat for this. We didn’t endure the Borg for this!”

“There is a rot at the core of the Federation.”

“If we look out to the stars and we only see darkness and dread, then we’ve lost something we will never get back.”

Haunted by Tamara Thorne
This 1995 novel by the author of the inept ‘Moonfall’, ‘Eternity’ and ‘Candle Bay’ is boring. The Baudey House has a violent sordid past of madness and murder. So a writer and his daughter move in to investigate. Cue outdated slang, bratty teenagers, a patronising writer, annoying locals and the ghostly villain Christabel is a monster because women’s sexuality is the root of all evil apparently. This bored.

Best Lines:
“It’s haunted.”
“Is not.”
“Is so.”

“She told mom you had really sexy underwear and she didn’t think it was proper for your dad to buy you things like that.”