Saturday, March 7, 2009

A roundup of sorts

I had to start this post with the preceding trailer. Because it is awesome. It's the third and final trailer for the new "Star Trek" movie coming out in May. It is directed by J.J. Abrams who created or co-created "Alias" and "Lost" and co-wrote and directed the last Mission Impossible movie (the good one). He is my second favorite guy in Hollywood. So I am very excited about this movie.. I've already been reading the prequel comic book which ties in the new movie to the "Next Generation" era. So far it's great and gives me hope that the movie will also be good. I was a Trekkie in my early teens.. back when TNG was still on the air... I subsequently watched all the Star Trek movies, DS9(way underrated), Voyager, and some of Enterprise. And in anticipation of this movie I have gone back and started watching the original series. Which turns out had some good and not so good episodes... but fun to watch either way. I knew Kirk and the gang from the movies but the series is a whole 'nuther ball game. "City At The Edge of Forever" comes on this week... considered the best original series episode.. so I'm excited... Anyways the combination of Abrams, Star Trek, and early "very very" positive buzz.. has me dying to see this one. I hear non Star Trek people should enjoy it as well... I know that's a hard sell.. but come on i has Simon Pegg as Scotty... that's worth the price of admission alone, right?

Next topic... "Lost." Oh the season is so good. And for some reason there's a rerun next week.. right in the first week of sweeps.. It makes no sense. Anways just thought I'd plug my favorite show right now.

And finally... speaking of my favorite people in Hollywood... my favorite person is Joss Whedon... creator of such outstanding shows as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel," and "Firefly"(and the movie sequel "Serenity"). So he's got a new show on the air called "Dollhouse." It stars Eliza Dushku as a woman who is has her memory wiped each week by an organization called the Dollhouse... She is then imprinted with a new persona.. and she and her skills are "rented" out to people who are in need of crazy things... It's kind of hard to explain the premise but... anyway it premiered a few weeks ago.. The internet buzz was that it wasn't very good. And so I lowered my expectations... and that was probably a good idea.. the show has some very promising parts.. but it hasn't won me over yet... I do have complete faith that the show will rock given the chance to find its footing... Dushku has been saying in interviews that the show starts taking off on episode six... Episode four was on last night... so if you have a tivo start recording the show... and if you don't want to watch it.... just leave it running so it can get some ratings... and not get cancelled... Trust me I have faith this show's going to be great if given the time to grow.. But since the show isn't quite excellent yet.. I have another treat for people who aren't sure about this Joss Whedon guy... It's called "Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog," and it's a grand piece of entertainment... So check it out... Trust me it's worth it.. It's under an hour long... and it's a musical about super villains.. WATCH IT NOW!!


Nells-Bells said...

come on! the only reason you want dollhouse to continue is for the dushku eye candy. dude. that show seriously sucks! i saw two episodes and felt very dirty. did dushku explain the pick-me-up in episode 6? i think she is planning full-frontal nudity. then i'm sure the ratings will jump and she will be able to stick with being a doll...that really doesn't live in a house but goes to sleep like those weird things in minority report.

but yes...lost is awesome this season. thanks for noticing. :)

Nemesis said...

Dr Horrible IS awesome.