sci-fi

Powdered Donuts, redux

by meanlouise July 6, 2013 horror & scifi

Thanks to Crazed Fan Boy I can now definitively state that my phobia about powdered donuts (doughnuts?) began on April 17, 1976. I’m sure we will all sleep better knowing this. You will most assuredly sleep better than I, because we’re about to watch Battledogs. On purpose.

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Prometheus

by meanlouise May 12, 2013 movies

Recently, I ended a post by stating that we were watching Prometheus and it looked cool. I only remember that because I just searched my blog to see whether I ever wrote a post about Prometheus because I’d like to know what I thought. It was that memorable. It had only been a few weeks […]

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Movie viewing mistakes you don’t make twice

by meanlouise May 10, 2013 horror & scifi

Intending to watch the hilarious Happy, Texas but instead watching the not-hilarious Paris, Texas is a mistake I doubt one makes twice. I certainly haven’t. Ditto: thinking you’re in for an evening filled with the adorableness of Sandra Bullock (and adorable alcoholics, judging from the description) in 28 Days and accidentally finding yourself immersed in […]

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Laura Jung on Doctor Who at the Learned Fangirl

by meanlouise November 26, 2012 academia

Worst. Post title. Ever. Sorry, been sick for the last week and am sorely off my game. While I dust the place off, here’s a link to classmate Laura Jung’s first piece at The Learned Fangirl. “Trust me, I’m Your Daddy, er….The Doctor: Gender Norms and Patriarchy in Doctor Who: The Aztecs” I think Laura […]

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Someone took a perfectly good Johnny Depp & put a bird on it

by meanlouise March 31, 2012 movies

There are many cultural issues regarding the Lone Ranger remake but every time I start to think about them, my brain derails with the thought, “Someone took a perfectly good Johnny Depp & put a fucking bird on it.” I deeply question Vanity Fair’s assertion that Johnny Depp makes this look cool in any way […]

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The exciting conclusion of our Galactica 1980 marathon; or, What.The.Frak?

by meanlouise April 8, 2009 Galactica1980

We did it. We watched all 10 episodes of Galactica 1980. To celebrate, we started watching the original series. It’s also hokey and silly, but by comparison? It’s art. No, actually, it’s not. But it’s something closer to art than Galactica 1980. One could say that the final (completed) episode of 1980, “Return of Starbuck” […]

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galactica 1980 marathon, episodes 7 & 8 blahblahblah

by meanlouise March 3, 2009 television

Eight episodes down, 2 to go. Once we finish our Galactica 1980 marathon the judge has assured us that all of the conditions of our parole will have been met and we can rejoin society. (explanation of the 4 different Battlestar Galactica series here) So. Last night we watched The Night the Cylons Landed, part […]

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Galactica 1980 episode 6: Just like the Bad News Bears, only without the news. Or the bears.

by meanlouise February 27, 2009 Galactica1980

So here we are, plodding through “Spaceball,” another fine Galactica 1980 episode. (Confused? See yesterday’s post for concise explication of the various Galactica series). “Spaceball” is the personification of hell on earth, in that it’s a whole episode devoted to the premise that everyone loves precocious children playing baseball against a formidable opponent and winning […]

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This will be on the final so pay attention

by meanlouise February 26, 2009 Galactica1980

1. This contains minor BSG (new series) spoilers, so be warned. 2. Yesterday’s post was so full of typos and grammatical errors I practically had to rewrite it last night. sorry. My posts about Galactica 1980 are causing confusion. To clear things up, here’s a primer. There are 4 Battlestar Galactica series, including the forthcoming […]

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At long last we find the impulse for our Galactica 1980 marathon

by meanlouise February 23, 2009 Galactica1980

We realized people have Oscars-watching parties because it’s the only way to make the damned things entertaining. Poor Hugh Jackman. He tried so hard, but he was doomed by the dreadful material he had to work with. We were embarrassed for him during that opening number. Husband and I decided it was time, time to […]

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