- Aug 15, 2017
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It's worth pointing out that the devastation wreaked on the Romulans by the supernova had already been established by Prime Spock's backstory in Star Trek (2009). And I think they also mentioned that Picard wouldn't live any longer in his golem body than he would have normally, brain disease notwithstanding.Well, I finished season 1 of Star Trek: Picard. I enjoyed watching it, and as it turns out I was wrong about the big secret. There were some things I found a little jarring about the show, though:
I had forgotten about references to the Romulan supernova in the Abrams Star Trek movie, which I am just as happy to forget, on the whole.It's worth pointing out that the devastation wreaked on the Romulans by the supernova had already been established by Prime Spock's backstory in Star Trek (2009). And I think they also mentioned that Picard wouldn't live any longer in his golem body than he would have normally, brain disease notwithstanding.
Thanks for the reminder. Alas, I don't, or I'd be interested. I sometimes think my wife and I were about the only people who enjoyed the Muppet Show reboot of a couple of years ago.I should remind folks that, if you have Disney+, today The Muppet Show (the original) dropped on Disney+. All Five Seasons.
I think those were early in their career, and they were probably trying to make cinematic and cool fights, and not paying attention to the logical advancement.Yeah, the fight scenes in the first episode were a little corny, which was sad given they had 3 people who are trained martial artists/action film actors in it
You mean the single-camera one whereThanks for the reminder. Alas, I don't, or I'd be interested. I sometimes think my wife and I were about the only people who enjoyed the Muppet Show reboot of a couple of years ago.
After today's episode, we're reaching the conclusion that it's really not all that great. The pretentiousness and the silliness are now starting to make us laugh, rather than evoke a sense of mystery and drama.Still not entirely sold on Tales from the Loop, but we keep watching it anyway.
That's the series. One of my favorite bits from it was when Piggy was modeling a dress made by Uncle Deadly:You mean the single-camera one whereI thought it was pretty good.Kermit and Piggy break up?
Uncle Deadly: "She's wearing 'Uncle' by Deadly."
[Back of the dress rips, Piggy's tail emerges.]
Uncle Deadly: "She's wearing Vera Wang!"
I love Ninotchka, it is both a charming romantic comedy and a hilarious black satire of communism. Lubitsch's To Be or Not to Be also manages to walk that tightrope while mocking fascism.I caught a little of Ernst Lubitsch's Ninotchka (1939) on broadcast last night. I'd never seen it before, but now I'm hooked, so I've requested it from the library.
It's a Garbo picture, of course, but in the scenes I saw, from rather late in the film, she was getting upstaged by Ina Claire playing Swana. I don't think I've ever seen Claire act before. Looking at her credits on IMDB, I see that she was in the original version of The Awful Truth (1929); I've only seen the 1937 remake.
The Debbie Harry music sequences are fun with punk muppets in the band.Some people were wondering if the Muppet show had anything missing. I went there because I was trying to find the Alice in Wonderland adaptation episode, because I remember picking this up and posting this vid to ENWorld years ago when people we discussing a Jabberwock monster and I mentioned that poem is very weird.
But when they said it's a Brooke Shields episode, I couldn't find it.
Apparently that is one of two episodes missing in the United States. The complete details are here--but basically, we've got everything mostly intact, with just a few issues with song rights requiring a few sketches be omitted. The list is here.
On February 19, Disney Plus subscribers in the U.S. and European nations celebrated the long-awaited release of The Muppet Show. Since it premiered in fall 1976, the entire run of producer/puppeteer Jim Henson’s beloved variety-comedy show has never been widely available in any format...whatsondisneyplus.com
I'm going to have fun with watching these. One thing interesting is that the variety show format had so many guests, and many are a time capsule of the era--seeing a few names I don't even recognize, and seeing a lot of people who have passed on and gone--this is kind of a cool time capsule.
I enjoyed seeing Victor Borge, because I remember as a kid seeing the sequence with seeing him, Fozzie, and a talking bust of Beethoven fall asleep...but I didn't remember the weird act where a group of pigs dressed like leatherclad bikers and Gonzo and his Chicken Harem (with rainbow afro-wigs) decided to sing dueling versions of Macho Man! (As Kermit said, "strange and unknown territory")
I expect some serious Internet memes as the new generation gets exposed to this.