Thursday, March 18, 2010

Hmm.

Now that I've got this blog all spiffed up to the point where I'm happy with it, I find that I don't seem to have anything to say.

11 comments:

  1. Isn't that always the way?

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  2. You're too busy responding to comments to think of anything new. (And did you notice that your changes generated as many comments as your Dr. Who posts?)

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  3. Well, you can always tell us how your encounter with 'Sapphire & Steel' ended (cause I don't think you ever did)...

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  4. Captain C: It's nice to know people care. :)

    Rag: Wow, Sapphire and Steel was a while ago. And a weird experience. That show made absolutely no sense whatsoever, and yet it was bizarrely compelling.

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  5. From the little of it I've seen -- maybe half of the first serial -- I'd say "bizarrely compelling" is probably accurate. It seems like an interesting, albeit ultimately kind of ridiculous concept, uplifted largely by McCallum and Lumley's performances.

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  6. It really is fascinating, and I found that it got more so the more I watched. I can't quite decide if it's an absurd concept or an audaciously brilliant one... Probably both, really. It does something science fiction never really dares to do, for very good reason: shows you incomprehensible alien characters doing incomprehensible alien things for incomprehensible alien reasons. Part of me thinks that's an incredibly dumb idea for a TV show, but part of me is damned impressed by it. Also impressive are the show's ability to achieve a remarkably creepy atmosphere on a budget that makes Classic Who look ritzy, its surprising -- and surprisingly awesome -- ending, and, yes, McCallum and Lumley, who are terrific in their parts and have marvelous chemistry, to boot.

    Ultimately, watching it is deeply WTF-ish experience, and it's definitely not going to be for everybody, but I have to say I ended up enjoying it quite a lot, almost in spite of myself. :)

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  7. My problem is usually one of having more to say than I have time and energy with which to say it. But both ways round, it's a bit frustrating!

    Thinking of imminent topics of discussion, do you know how long it'll be before you get to see the new Doctor Who?

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  8. I've had that problem from time to time, too. I think it's Murphy's Law of Blogging. :)

    And to answer your question: maybe a couple of hours from air time, depending on how many people are seeding. ;)

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  9. I was hoping that might be the answer. :-) I'll look forward to hearing what you think. (I'll be at Eastercon, so may not have chance to say anything at length, but I'll very definitely be watching.)

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  10. I buy them all on DVD as soon as they're available, so I have absolutely zero guilt about downloading, but I simply cannot wait to see them. :) (Plus, I don't get BBC America, which is annoying. I could get it, but I think that would involve paying a lot more for only one channel that I'm actually interested in, and I just can't quite see doing that.)

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