Posts Tagged ‘ Star Wars ’

Royal Weddings I’d Like to Be At

In honour of the royal wedding today, during which I will hide in my flat away from the hordes of crazy people, I thought I’d make a little list.

These are the royal weddings I’d like an invite to:

1. Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa

I bet Leia had an awesome do for the occasion.

2. Aragorn King Elessar Telcontar and Arwen

Whatever you do, don’t agree to play drinking games with Gimli at the reception.

3. Prince Henry and Danielle

I heard that Da Vinci designed her dress!

4. King Arthur and Guinevere

Bring in the mead and roast beast!

5. Doctor Who and Marilyn Monroe

Well, he is a time LORD.

Oh, and best wishes to Will and Kate. Many happy returns and all that.


He never said that!

Our society likes to quote things. Our society also likes to misquote things. I just wanted to enumerate a few of the more famous misquotes commonly found in pop culture. Why? Because I’m bored and I haven’t written a blog post in a while. Get used to it.

Let’s start with my personal favourite: “Beam me up Scotty.” In three seasons of Star Trek TOS, not once was that phrase used, but it’s commonplace these days. I’ve heard people on the street say it, I’ve hear television characters say it. Where did this come from?

(Kirk and Spock don’t get it either.)

Next: “Luke, I am your father.” Alright folks, the scene actually plays like this:

Vader: Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father.

Luke: He told me enough. He told me you killed him.

Vader: No. I am your father.

The inflection is also completely different than the way in which everyone insists on saying it. Weird….

(Darth agrees with me. Beware his Sith wrath.)

And finally: “Elementary, my dear Watson.” In none of Arthur Conan Doyle’s 60 Sherlock Holmes stories/novels does Holmes utter these words. In fact, that phrase is not existent in any Sherlock Holmes story–not even those written by other authors.

(He’s judging you.)

So. Why are we such fails at quotes? I don’t know. I welcome any theories.

Once Upon A Time

Once upon a time, there was a geeky girl who loved a good sci-fi pun. She searched far and wide (on the internet) for something fun to show her readers, and found something amazing! The magical College Humor had sent her a present–a list of five sci-fi stories illustrated as children’s books!

Now, this geeky girl thought to herself, ‘What should I do with all these funny drawings?’ The answer was soon clear. Here is what she did:

She wrote a really lame pseudo-children’s book narration about how much she loved these illustrations and then posted them below. The end.



…Okay, fine. And she lived happily ever after. Satisfied?

(Original post at College Humor.)

Cape Fringe

The Fringe Cape, the Cape of Fringe…I don’t know where I’m going with this. But clearly, this post is going to be about The Cape and Fringe.

First, The Cape, because I did promise.

So, from a visual standpoint, I’m pretty pleased. Yes, the special effects are truly pitiful, but I really like Vince’s costume:

(and his face–what? Who said that?)

Also, I’m loving the intro. It’s so comic book-licious.

Not surprisingly, the show is pretty high on the cheese factor. I’m getting incredibly sick of the random flashbacks to happier days. It was appropriate for the sequence in “Tarot” when Vince was on the verge of death by poisoning, but it lived on into the next episode, and I’m not pleased with that. The dialogue could use some help as well, but David Lyons (Vince) and Summer Glau (Orwell) carry it well. As per usual, I’m impressed with Summer’s overall performance and, heavy handed as it was, I loved the scene in “KOZMO” in which she performed on the tissue, superimposed with Chess’s ballerina music box. (Can anyone guess who Orwell really is? God, I’m like Sherlock Holmes.)

I think it’s become a rule of television that Summer Glau must do something ballet related in every role she takes. Quite right, television gods. Quite right.

Don’t believe me?

Exhibit A:

Exhibit B (in awesome fan-vid form): 

Exhibit C:

Enough about The Cape. Clearly, I’m on a Fringe kick lately, so let’s continue that, shall we? And let’s continue it in the form of everyone’s favourite rant: FOX is evil!

You may have heard of FOX’s Friday night death slot. It’s where they like to shove their sci-fi shows and then feign shock when those shows  fail and have to be cancelled. Let’s recount all the brilliant sci-fi shows on FOX that have found themselves in that slot (it’s an abridged list, because I’ve only included the shows I care about. You’re reading my blog, expect bias.):

Dark Angel (2000-2002) 

Firefly (2002-2003) 

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008-2009)

Dollhouse (2009-2010)

Well, now Fringe has entered the death slot, and I can already see FOX digging the show’s grave. So unfair. SO not cool. So FOX. That should just be an adjective from now on. Like, when the Terminator killed Kyle Reese? That was so FOX. When Anakin Skywalker murdered all those Padawan learners? Totally FOX.

I’d call this a productive post. Do me a favour and add FOX to your lexicon. Good night and good luck!

Who would win…?

The stakes are a little higher than when Angel and Spike debated a battle between a caveman and an astronaut (please read the transcript, but similar hilarity ensues:

I would also like to draw attention to the three best comments on that article:
1. Naro27 says, “Voltron Death Star”
2. CFinWV-in purple I am says, “Winner: River Tam. (There, fixed it.)”
3. Burke says, “And Serenity would win over everybody because they’d just lure everybody into fighting each other, then Wash would pilot them thru the melee and…

oh wait… Wash is…

ah crap, nevermind. “