March 15th, 2013

TNG Rewatch

Star Trek: The Next Generation Rewatch: "Journey's End"

Wes is back -- but not for long! Plus, the Maquis arc that will span three TV shows commences! The TNG Rewatch reaches "Journey's End."

An excerpt:
Unfortunately, that part of the story feels creaky, partly because Wil Wheaton brings no nuance to the role. He’s either out of sorts or totally obnoxious. Wheaton is much better now at doing this sort of thing—all of his recent roles have been snotty bastards—but he was obviously new to playing a jackass in 1994 and didn’t quite get it right. It doesn’t help that Tom Jackson is awful as Lakanta, playing the stereotypical “wise Indian” character with all the gravitas of a badly translated fortune cookie.
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    "In the Grip of Stronger Stuff" by Ian Anderson

Friday fanfare: "Atheists Don't Have No Songs"

Here's Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers singing "Atheists Don't Have No Songs." The gesture for "lower-case" had me ROFL in particular (as it did the audience for David Letterman, whence this performance derives):

Thanks to my buddy Jenn Tolley for the link, and this is dedicated to another buddy, David Silverman, the president of American Atheists.
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    "Atheists Don't Have No Songs" by Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers