There have been a couple of pocasts released that I have listened to and enjoyed since the last time I wrote on this blog. Scott and Miles of the Scifi Diner Podcast released a Scifi Rewind of the movie, Galaxy Quest. Scott describes this movie as a parody of Star Trek as opposed to being a satyr. I did watch this film and sent in a comment. At first, I thought that I wouldn't care for Galaxy Quest but ended up enjoying it.
If you haven't seen it, Galaxy quest is about a group of actors that starred in a television series that had been off the air for twenty years. The actors were never really cast into new roles because they were stuck with the personas that they achieved while on that show. So they were relegated to continually attending conventions to appease the cult following that their show created for them. While at a convention, the "captain" of the cast, played by Tim Allen, was approached by what he thought were fans, but were actually members of an alien race who needed help in defeating an enemy. The aliens had seen the broadcasts as they received them in their star system thinking they were actually historical accounts of factual events. Before you know it, the entire cast is taken into space and do help the aliens defeat their nemesis.
The Scifi Diner also released a Scifi Diner Classic episode which was their interview with Brea Grant of Dexter, Halloween II, Heroes, and We Will Bury You. This is a great interview with and Grant is a good guest.
Speaking of Trek News and Views Colin is joined by Charlynn, Lorries, and Gwen in a review of the last episode of Star Trek the Original Series, Turnabout Intruder. This is an episode where Kirk's personality is forcibly interchanged with a guest star who wants to be a Starfleet captain. This is a very hilarious episode and I laughed all the way through it. A fun listen.
Colin has also released another episode of Trek News that I haven't had a chance to listen to yet, and it is on the movie Star Trek: The Wrath Of Kahn. Scott and Miles join him for this look at the iconic trek film.
Books and Television:
After Eleuthera, I went back to the ST: New Frontier series and read Missing in Action, the 16th book in the series by Peter David.and have since picked up with reading Edward of Planet Earth by Nicholas Eftimiades. I am up to chapter five and have found this book quite amusing so far. I will report back when I finish with this one.
I have also made it through about half of the old television series Earth 2, and continue to watch a second season episode of Fringe when I have a chance.
Well, that's about it for today. In light of the Turnabout Intruder episode, a Twitter friend and fellow contributor to Colin's podcast, Renee, pointed me to this video. It is from a 1991 short-lived Carol Burnette show and I have been laughing over this for a while. Enjoy