1. Who or what is on your computer’s wallpaper?Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Rotating photos from different movies: X-Men 3, Spider-Man 3, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Superman Returns.
2. Go through your DVD/pre-bought video collection. Which three actors or actresses feature the most in them?Ã‚Â Patrick Stewart, Richard Dean Anderson, and Meg Ryan.
3. Go through your book shelves. Which three authors have written the majority of the books?Ã‚Â Peter David, Max Lucado, and Agatha Christie.
4. And what about CDs?Ã‚Â Michael Buble; Philips, Craig and Dean; Dean Martin; and Frank Sinatra.
5. Open up the picture folder(s) on your hard drive. Of which actor/actress/movie/tv series/musician do you have the most pictures?Ã‚Â Just the ones IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve met: Dirk Benedict, Richard Hatch, Herb Jefferson Jr, Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis, Jeffrey Combs, Robert Beltran, Alexis Cruz, Tony Amendola, Michael Shanks, Christopher Judge, Don Davis, Garrett Wang, Connor Trinnear, William Katt, John Wesley Shipp, Karen Allen, etcÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Last nightÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s episode was almost as good as the first.Ã‚Â There was a stronger element of horror this time with the revelation of Patient Zero, Sylar, a super-powered serial killer.Ã‚Â Also introduced was a mind reading LAPD officer. A little Ã¢â‚¬Å“What Women WantÃ¢â‚¬Â meets Ã¢â‚¬Å“Silence of the Lambs.Ã¢â‚¬Â I kid.
There were some great revelations and a glimpse 5 weeks into the futureÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ when New York blows up.Ã‚Â
I love the clues in the show, that if you pay attention early on, later on, things become clear. And yet, like Lost, even more questions open up.
And the comic for this week confirmed my suspicion about HiroÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s name.Ã‚Â Did you all guess?
Bonus TV Discussion: What two television shows are your favorite and why? Stargate SG:1 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ It has all my favorite elements: SciFi, sarcastic humor, romance, action, and mystery all wrapped up in each episode.Ã‚Â This show has some of the best writers out there. And the cast has an amazing chemistry.
4400 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Though this might be a close tie with the Dead Zone, airing immediately following. Again, the show is SciFi, but like the show Heroes, all of the 4400 abductees are realizing they have a special power… and are learning how to use it, be it for good or evil. And yet there is real-life drama that comes from it too, revolving around relationships and problems.
Last week I stopped reading Staying Dead, by Laura Anne Gilman, halfway through the book. Not only was it extremely boring, but full of made-up magical terms with no explanations.
So, I started reading Playing with Fire, by Gena Showalter. This book is a lot more fast-paced, and has a heroin with a sense of humor. And IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m still in the middle of Everybody Comes to the Nightside.
I was hoping I’d get more reading done over the long weekend of recovering from surgery. But no such luck. Anytime I tried to read, I couldn’t concentrate or it made me sleepy.
So I ended up watching a lot of tv and movies. I watched the entire forth season of Moonlighting. Unfortunately, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the most boring season concentrating almost solely on relationships instead of actual detective work.
I also watched one of the cheesiest, SciFi Channel made-for-tv movies, written by Stan Lee (creator of many great Marvel comics), called Lightspeed. A 40-something, balding, special ops man is exposed to high levels of radiation and discovers he can run at the speed of light. Not only does he not look like the average super hero (see: balding, aging, and not exactly muscular), but the outfit he wears is just laughable. It looked like it belonged in the movie Tron. The only acting worse that the heroÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s was the villain, a snake-man, called Viper, who unfortunately had the most screen-time of anyone. In one of the last scenes he screams for about five minutes straight saying the same phrase over and over, Ã¢â‚¬Å“WhyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d you make me do it? WhyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d you make me kill you?!Ã¢â‚¬Â What was the plot? IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not quite sure. Yeah. My respect for one of the greatest super hero/comic creators of all time just dropped quite a few degrees.
On a side-note, my surgery went well. My doctor found some Endometriosis and was able to clean up most of it. Hopefully, this will take care of it for a while. Thanks for the prayers, everyone!
As a total eclipse shadows the earth, a group of seemingly ordinary people begin a journey of shocking discovery that will change their lives – and the world – forever.
NBC has found a rival to Lost.Ã‚Â I had been looking forward to this show since I heard about it last spring.Ã‚Â It was a lot like the movie Unbreakable (Bruce Willis), in that itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s about ordinary people who discover they are not so ordinary. They have been given a special power. It seems these vastly different people are all connected. And they have been given these powers for a purpose.
The characters are all very unique; I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t wait to see how they develop.Ã‚Â In this first episode, the same day as a solar eclipse, Mohnder Suresh travels to New York to follow his late fatherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s research into what his father believes are several people who will be the next step in human evolution. There are a few surprises in the first episode that made me gasp, so IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not mentioning any spoilers yet.
If you missed Heroes last night, be sure to catch the encore presentation tonight! Ã‚Â Also, be sure to keep up with the online comic following and intertwined with the show, each week: http://www.nbc.com/Heroes/novels/