So I've just spent the better part of an hour convincing
my five-year-old nephew that, in fact, Spider-Man is not a "poo-poo
head." Let's answer some letters!
Eureka, Sci-Fi's latest series, is the BOMB!!! This show
has it all!! Humor!! Beautiful women!! An Everyman leading
man!!! Enough hard science to be interesting and believable,
enough whimsy to allow natural humor and zany personalities
to be explored.
The leading man, Colin Ferguson, someone I'd never heard
of, was hilarious in a snarky way, was dynamic and heroic
when in a pinch, and made a very believable father to an out-of-control
daughter. A take-charge, laid-back Federal Marshal. With a
teenaged girl that has him wrapped around her little finger...until
he shouldn't be. I really don't know whether to credit the
writers or the actor for Marshal Jack Carter, (probably a
combination thereof). But this is a hero to tune into.
Salli Richardson: Beautiful woman #1, Department of Defense
liaison Allison Blake to this community of geniuses, almost
manages as great a balancing act as Ferguson does. She's hot.
She's as much in charge as anyone else there, and at ease
with it, a loving mom, and a potential love interest to the
marshal without falling for him the second she sees him.
Debrah Farentino: This show's answer to 7 of 9....well,
without spoilers, I like what they are doing here. The President
is a client... er...guest??
Erica Cerra: Hot girl #3, might be the weak link to this
ensemble cast. Her character, Deputy Jo Lupo, is the most
one-dimensional...the Tough-guy Chick. Cerra did a lot with
what she had to work with, she had the stereotype down cold,
(putting guns together blindfolded, taking out Special Forces
Specialists without breathing hard, and wearing white muscle
shirts, and making us like it) and was relatively believable,
and her bonding with the marshal's daughter was enjoyable
despite being predictable. If the writers can make the character
grow, and become as interesting as the other main characters,
Jordon Hinson: The marshal's daughter, is the other one-dimensional
character on the show. The Spoiled Brat. Hinson and Ferguson
play well off each other, she's a cute teenager, perfect sci-fi
character. I've got a feeling this character is going to go
nowhere but downhill.
Joe Morton, my MacGyver Award winner, will make an able
sidekick/best friend to the Marshal. Very enjoyable man, and
character, has some room to grow, but probably won't, and
that'll be fine.
And Matt Frewer, my Picket Fences award winner, was SO enjoyable
as the Crocodile Hunter wannabe, his comments on tracking
the local stray dog had me howling. Again, do we thank the
writers, or the actor, and again, probably a combination of
the two, but bravo, indeed!!
All in all, I am looking forward to watching this series,
even feeling <gasp> anticipation!!! This show is fun...this
show in entertaining (not necessarily the same thing), and
I LIKE the people I'm watching. This, my friends, is good
I really think you just need to give it a chance.
Sure, Matt Frewer's character doesn't say "Crikey!"
*Yet.* When he does, I'll see to it that all fingers are
pointing at you. And you'll be forced to hand over all the
Salli-signed merchandise you've acquired. Including the string
bikini she wore in the unaired pilot... (truthseeker)
I've taken the blame for a lot of things, but the behavior
of a Matt Frewer character is where I draw the line. It all
started back in the 1980s when my mother said Max Headroom stuttered
because I made him nervous.
Subject: Eureka? I don't even know her
Eureka looks like a great drinking show. Insult to the intelligence?
Take a shot. Ridiculously cliched character or relationship?
Take a shot. Character who has a quirk instead of a properly-written
personality? Take a shot. Joke that's not nearly as fun as
the writers think? Take a shot.
I was willing to overlook a lot of ludicrously implausible
things in this show -- a US marshal fetching his own daughter,
tetrahedral bubbles, four clones playing chess -- but I passed
my limit when they asked us to believe that not one, but two,
people in Eureka ride Segways. Please, let's try to keep this
at least remotely close to plausible. (carl zetie)
Amen, brother! Take that, Segway!
Actually, Joe, TV Land broadcast the animated Star Trek
as the final show (at 12:30, if I remember) in their "Super-Retro-Vision
Saturdays" lineup that ran in the late nineties every
Saturday morning. I don't remember their exact schedule, but
there was some Krofft stuff in the block, and the show before
Star Trek was The Brady Kids (eek!). (gbeenie)
Oh, like I was awake at 12:30 a.m. on Saturdays during
the 1990s. It's called "grad school."
Subject: Star Trek cartoons
I was like 8 or 10 (definitely not 9) when I was watching
the Trek cartoons. I think I remember every one of them. Talk
about great cartoons....REAL Trek, IMHO. I told wifey if I
get only one thing for Xmas this year.
A couple of nits....I have 4 or 5 VHS tapes (not bootlegs,
officially distributed VHS tapes). So they have been released.
And hasn't the cartoons been shown on Cartoon Network?? I
haven't seen them, but a buddy of mine said he did (this was
a couple of years ago.) So they have been rebroadcast.
There, my job as High Kibitzer is done; all trivial points
have been addressed. I will sleep well tonight. (wtsackett)
"A buddy of mine"?
Tell your buddy that his "I think I saw something
a few years ago" attitude is going to get him in big trouble
with Mr. Joe Crowe.
REVSF MESSAGE BOARD BREAK:
The San Diego Comicon is going on as I type this and will
be over when you read it. Send us pictures. Tell
us what you thunk!
the Sci-Fi Channel Needs to Bring Back
Ten years and running, and suddenly I have a reason to watch
SG-1: Claudia Black. Now if only we could save Papa Crichton
from scripts that absolutely wasted his acting talent. (ilyapopov)
Who needs acting when he can walk through CGI space warps
convincingly. You WALK through those Stargates, brother!
Enough with the goddamn puns and attempts at reference "humor."
I think your first mistake was reading the article. Look
at the picture of Alyssa Milano again.
It's a monkey, and it's playing Ms. Pac-Man. It's
a monkey playing Ms. Pac-Man!
Now get back to not working.
From a review I was given of the movie by my brother, you're
being overly generous with a 6/10 rating. I passed on it myself
because the kid playing Damien looked as though he was thinking
throughout, "When's lunch?" (truthseeker013)
He was. It's called method acting. Kids who don't get their
peanut butter and jellies at the right time, they'll bite your
arm right off. Trust me on this one.
Amazing! When I saw "Cars" in the theater, I was
blown away (and I *hate* NASCAR, rednecks, and all things
connected with the collision (pun intended) of the two.)
But "Cars" is about much more than that, it works
for both children and adults, it looks absolutely *amazing*
on big screen, the character voices are perfectly chosen,
and... Oh, yeah. It's got a vaguely conservative, moralistic
basis to its storyline. Gosh, what a shame.
When I saw this movie, I told my wife: "You know who's
going to hate this movie? Either clueless fanboys (& girls)
who are ready for Pixar to fall on its highly-polished ass,
or some liberal jerk who can't separate his personal, judgmental
biases from the movie playing out before him." (Well,
not in so many words, but I told her the gist of that, anyway...)
It's a brilliant movie, it advances the art of CG animation
by leaps and bounds, and it manages to do the unheard of --
last over two hours (expensive hours, I might add) and keep
the audience entranced. Maybe even squeeze a tear or two out
in the process.
Cripes, let Joe Crowe or somebody with a sense of friggin'
humor give this movie an 'equal time' review. This movie deserves
some respect, Revvies. (mtrimm)
Hey, thanks, I . . . wait. Joe Crowe OR somebody with a
sense of friggin' humor?!
Five out of ten. You're too kind. No, really. (truthseeker)
Hey, I'm not the one that glued on his fake ears. That's
what earned it the points.
And speaking of that, go here
I doubt this will be any better than the comic book "Major
Bummer" which had basically the same premise. (mntlward)
Or it'll spark a renaissance in slacker-related superhero
fiction, and the value of old copies of Major Bummer will
skyrocket to up to like 9 cents.
of the Caribbean 2
YARRRRRRRRRRRR! Or should that be ARRRRRRRRRRRRRR!?
No matter, because if you cut me, I bleed "The Spanish
Main" and "Blackbeard" and a few thousand other
pirate flicks. And thanks for letting me know that I wasn't
the ONLY person who sat through Polanski. (truthseeker)
There are a few thousand other pirate flicks? I don't think
everything with the word "Yo" and "Ho" in
the title counts.
Oh, Joe Crowe, I did get to see Swamp Thing in 1982, at
the (not so) tender age of 13 (hey, I'd discovered dad's Playboys
a year before). After NOT getting to see Maggie's low-low-cut
dress come off in Escape from New York, Swamp Thing was fine
The Swampy DVD recall just certifies the old saw that Americans
are stingier with their sex than any other country in the
world. Ironic our porn industry is so successful, isn't it?
Indeed. In the original movie, the orange-maned monkey-pig
thing was naked, but Adrienne Barbeau was not.
As for America's porn industry, porn is like peanut butter.
I don't know why it exists, but on occasion, I'm glad that it
does. Let's not look our porno horse in the mouth.