March 29th, 2013

TNG Rewatch

Star Trek: The Next Generation Rewatch: "Preemptive Strike"

Ro returns -- and then turns right around and leaves again. The TNG Rewatch makes a "Preemptive Strike," as we barrel toward the end. Just one more episode left after this...

An excerpt:
But the story itself plods a bit. The beats are all depressingly predictable and obvious. Santos and Kalita are ciphers, Macias practically wears a neon sign that says “FATHER FIGURE” on his forehead, and everything proceeds exactly as you’d expect, particularly Macias’s oh-so-telegraphed death. It doesn’t help that Echevarria’s script is uncharacteristically clunky (much of the dialogue is flat and expository rather than conversational, even more so than is usual for TNG), and Stewart’s direction remains as lifeless as ever.
  • Current Music
    "I'm a Man" by Jeffrey Wright
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Dorina DiLullo, RIP

For the third time in a year-and-a-half, someone I went to high school with has died: Dorina DiLullo, who was a dear friend in high school and with whom I was in two plays (West Side Story and Damn Yankees), died yesterday rather suddenly. Apparently she just collapsed, and last I heard they were thinking it was a brain aneurysm.

I have no words for this. Dorina was a sweet, friendly, vivacious, wonderful person and I'm just devastated by this loss.....
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    "Buenos Dias Budweiser" by the Austin Lounge Lizards
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Friday fanfare: "Shoeless Joe from Hannibal, MO"

My classmate who died yesterday, Dorina DiLullo, played Gloria Thorpe in our school's production of Damn Yankees, so in her honor, I present Rae Allen as Gloria in the motion picture version of Damn Yankees from 1958 performing "Shoeless Joe from Hannibal, MO."

Rest in peace, Dorina....
  • Current Music
    "Budapest" by Ian Anderson w/orchestra