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I'm kind of into numbered lists at the moment:

1. I hate is when one silly little thing ruins my entire day, but somebody ate the curry I'd been saving for lunch. It was korma with chicken, spinach, green beans and mushrooms and it was gorgeous, even if I do say so myself because I made it. I discovered somebody had eaten it five hours ago, and I am still not over being annoyed about it.

2. Thanks to the parental units making a trip through duty free, I have feijoa vodka. I love feijoa vodka

3. I’m always falling for television shows in which the characters burst into song, and Glee is no exception. I watched the pilot and it's love. If you can, watch it. It's not quite as oddball as Blackpool or Flight of the Conchords, but it so very adorable. It is officially the show I am most excited about come the fall schedule.

4. You've got to check out these two Star Trek picspams, [ profile] sparkly_stuff's I'm on a Ship, coz it's freaking hilarious, and [ profile] liviapenn's gender swapped recast. Catherine Tate as Scotty, ya'll. If only wishing made it so.

5. Finally, after he moaned through the first three seasons when we were watching them, we've actually managed to convert my flatmate's boyfriend to BSG. Bwah ha ha ha ha .

6. I have become thoroughly convinced that Utopia/Sound of Drums (+ The Christmas Invasion & The Last of the Time Lords, I suppose) is RTD blatantly paying homage to elements of BSG. And now I've thought it, I cannot un-think it and the parallels they are so very there, down to a diegetically used song with a Hendrix connection.

7. It's weird, but I have the biggest movie cravings for westerns at the moment. Probably because I watched Dances with Wolves for the first time ever and it was so pretty, the landscape has a bit of a romantic appeal for me right now.

Date: 2009-05-21 12:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I recommend the modern 3.10 to Yuma with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale that was released last year, if you were wanting somewhere to start with a western that wasn't Clint Eastwood. I thought it was great; such great performances.

Date: 2009-05-22 12:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks. I'll have a look out for it next time I'm at the video store.

Date: 2009-05-21 01:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've been having problems with housemates eating my food for the last several months, and, yeah, maybe it's a silly little thing, but it's just not cool!

Dances with Wolves is veeery pretty, and just a good movie overall. I'm guessing you watched it for Mary McDonnell?

Date: 2009-05-22 12:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It does seem a little small and silly, but yeah, it's really not cool. Specially when it happens quite a bit.

It is a really good movie. Everyone's always going on about how Scorsese was robbed that year at the Oscars, but I don't think so. And yes, it was part of my rental stalking of the BSG cast :)

Date: 2009-05-21 06:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
2) What is feijoa vodka? How is it different from any other vodka?
5) XD
6) Which song with a Hendrix connection?

Date: 2009-05-22 12:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's feijoa flavoured vodka. 42 below ( make it and it's gorgeous.

Okay, it's the most tenuous connection ever, but Hendrix has a song called Voodoo Child (which actually would make a far, far better taking over the Earth song than the Rogue Traders song, and would be my first choice if I were the Master or DW showrunner). Going for a silly top 10 pop song over classic rock makes TSoD come across as spoofing BSG's very serious use of All Along the Watchtower.

The fact that Crossroads Part II would have aired about the time TSoD would have been already written and shooting makes me think that's not the case and it's just a coincidence, but if it were, RTD would get so many brownie points in my eyes.

Date: 2009-05-22 12:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*looks up feijoa* Ooh.

OHHHH. See, I know that song, I should've guessed. But I think the choice of the Master inappropriately celebrating the sinister with pop music, as well as the fascination with and misinterpreting as real of children's TV are both Delgado callbacks. Though there could very well be BSG elements, I dunno.

Date: 2009-05-22 01:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I know about Teletubbies being a callback to Delgado!Master and the Clangers, but did Delgado!Master also celebrate victory with pop music? If so, awesome!

(I really need to watch more UNIT era Who)

Date: 2009-05-22 01:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
In The Mind of Evil, after hypnotizing someone, he sat in the back of a limousine and celebrated by listening to King Crimson. XD The Mind of Evil is incredible.


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