1. It would be really great if I were able to use my iPhone outside on a cold day - like if I had gloves with haptic feedback pads on the tips or something like that
2. I can never have enough scarves - grey is a pretty amazing colour for scarves when you think about it
3. Aforementioned Zatoichi boxed set
4. I have a serious hankering to own a Lego Goblin King
5. Long underwear’s always useful, but nowhere near as useful as a whole Star Wars onesie
6. I dunno, Mukluks?
7. A real English longbow and a whole quiver full of arrows would not go awry. #zombieapocalypse
The ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special: ‘The Time Of The Doctor’.
“Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe’s deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars. And amongst them – the Doctor. Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe.”
Christmas is coming.
John Williams’ “We Overslept” / “Overslept Again” theme from the HOME ALONE movies is one of my favourite bits of composition of all time, or at least around Christmas.
I. LOVED. THIS.
Toronto = Mordor?
“Don’t be so vain.”
I struggled with how, or even if, to include the Star Trek: The Next Generation feature films in Blogging the Next Generation. They are such weaksauce antecedents to the series. Of the four films, only Generations – yes, Generations – bears any real stylistic, thematic, or conceptual relationship to the television show it’s adapting. The rest are widely hit-and-miss efforts at fulfilling whatever Paramount felt were the requirements of a big-screenization of the Star Trek franchise. They are horrible stories, made by (at best) mildly competent craftspeople, viciously underserved by miserly budgets and categorically unable to compete in the widening world of big-screen blockbusters in which they found themselves. They are, in sum, a wholly unworthy effort for the legacy of Star Trek: The Next Generation. And yet, they’re a part of the family. I didn’t really want to conclude #BloggingTNG by doing a run of four pieces on the feature films, as the real Next Gen, the one I grew up with, ended (and ended brilliantly) with “All Good Things.” But nor did I want to omit the feature films entirely, for obvious reasons. So here I am: sprinkling them into the mix, haphazardly over time. And in reverse order.Read more