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Review Coming

I've made some comments on Facebook regarding ABC's so-called SF show Defying Gravity and I've been meaning to post about that here.

In the meantime, I just saw an episode of Stargate: Atlantis, "The Game", on the so-called Syfy Channel. And I realized that the young woman with the blond hair looked an awful lot like the Zoe Barnes character on Defying Gravity. So I did a quick Wikipedia search and lo and behold -- it is Laura Harris. She was also Daisy on the disarmingly charming series Dead Like Me, among other shows. Interesting.

And Reviews Past

I wrote about District 9 here. I'd meant to make more comments, especially as I had forgotten to make what I thought was a pithy comment, comparing the movie more to Black Hawk Down, than Alien Nation. Well, turns out I don't have to. Howard Waldrop and Lawrence Person's review of District 9 on LocusOnline made it for me. Great minds think alike? (grin)
The way things go pear-shaped is totally convincing because the situation was already totally screwed up in place where no one really seems to be in charge, less Alien Nation than Black Hawk Down.

On the other hand, I keep feeling like using the metaphor of one movie for another is just a shorthand. Surely I can write better reviews? Or maybe not.

WOTF XXV

Missing the fun at the Writers of the Future. Didn't win a place in the anthology this year, and I'm not yet important enough for them to invite me back. (double-power-grin) The good news is that the Event on Saturday night 29 August 2009 is being streamed live online. 8:30pm PDT = 11:30pm EDT.

We'll see if it works. (triple-word-score-grin)

Dr. Phil
Tags: howard waldrop, locus, movies, reviews, science fiction, tv, wotf
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