Posted by jukkahoo
Once more I have visited the hotsipal and once more my doctor has told me I'm OK. Blood, CAT and all that jazz were good. Hurrah and huzzah!
And as it has now been almost two years since the implantation of my veinal gate (laskimoportti), it is due to be removed. Should happen the 10th of Oktober. Sigh! Goodbye my sweet cyborg appliance, who remainded silent thru the Kittilä airport security check, the Seutula one and mightily beeped at the Brusselleux International, thus giving an excuse for that Belgian to frisk me. Farewell!
I'm taking this as a good sign, and so should you too. I wonder if they let me have the thing? Could it be turned into some kind of a pendant? I think I'll have to ask.
Other news: I have been watching the new Galactica. It isn't half bad. I just said today, that I think it is the best sf-series since DS9. Then Teemu (or was it Marko?) asked whether it is better than Firefly. I have to admit it is a close call, but galactica has better premise and no stupid sooooooooooo out of place element.
Anyway, me likes. It's not the best thing since sliced bread, but a very good sci-fi tv-series. I must admit I was more than a bit sceptic about the modernisation of an old and definitely camp series, but Ronald D. Moore has done a very nice job with combining the original idea and characters with today's perspective. Good casting, though I cannot see the sultriness of that Jessica Simpson -lookalike. Baltar, Starbuck, Adama, Tigh and president; great choices. Not too sure about Apollo, and very uncertain about Boomer. And the human cylons. Too much this "what am I?", "what is love?" and "gee willikins, I can have sex!". And some other things, but as that would really need getting into details, I think I'll pass. Check it out, though. Jukkahoo says: "verra nizza!"
What isn't very nice, is another childhood/teenage love: "Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy". Oh, for f**k sake what a piece of c**p! Laugh-free near two hours, with decent choices as characters, but utterly dismal script and staggeringly fun-free dialogue. How the frag can they manage to distill Adams' radio-play/books void of anything funny? C'mon, the dialogue was there already! How can you possibly take out all the humour? What kind of a sick joke is this movie? How could that brainless twat at the showing snicker and giggle thoughout the entire movie? How is it possible, that I actually paid good money to see this... travesty? I could've just burned the tenner, or wipe my nose with it. Must have been both funnier and less painful that way.
New Galactica = Good. HHGG-movie = Bad. Health = Good.
Summa summarum = doubleplusgood. I can live with that.
Doing a happy dance over here. Happy, happy, joy, joy.
Posted by: Anna | September 25, 2005 at 23:55
Good to hear things are good! How is your e-mail by the way? Still not good?
Great to see your thoughts about the new Galactica. I just watched the last episodes of season one this pas wekend and thought to my self "this is something I would like to hear Jukkahoos opinion on", and now I have it. What a wonderful world. ;)
Yes, I loked the new Galactica also. Nice adult themes in there, not so black-and white characters, not just young main characters and so on. A lot of positives in my book.
I wondered a bit about the Hugo, though. The winning episode "33" was OK, but I thought that "Bastille Day" was a much much better one. Very interesting themes, nice "cameo" of Richard Hatch (the Apollo from the old series).
All in all a very good series by my books also. Can't wait to get season 2 on DVD.
Posted by: Ben | September 26, 2005 at 09:55
Posted by: Néa | September 27, 2005 at 17:57
Sad to hear your Cyborg period has to come to an end. Alas, it was metallic as long as it lasted...
...and about the HHGTTG, I did tell you on STAGE at Escon that it was
total P**CE OF CRA*!
BG rules, also the new Rome serie looks nice, but sounds bad.
Posted by: MikaPee | September 27, 2005 at 18:45
I've been hearing pleasant murmurs of this Roma thingye. You wouldn't happen to have it?
And yes, I do remember your warning, but the fact of the matter was - and here is the shocking truth - I was driven out of our apartment (it was Auntie Mob meeting at our place) and I just wandered to the cineplex and checked the next available showing. Then I flipped coin between HHGTTG and - ghasp! - Wedding Crashers or somesuch (Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn "comedy"), since those two were the only movies running within next hour and a half and HHGTTG won that toss.
And yes, Ben: "scidotfi wörkkii taas".
The "33" isn't the best episode in my book either. There is a lot tension, but seriously little to go for in the end. Then again, at the time I was fairly miffed about "Smile Time" not winning and this may have some bearing on my initial opinion of both the episode and the whole show.
Now this is actually interesting: I had very low expectations for the new Galactica. I was more than ready to hate it, not that the original was close to mon coeur. Seriously, was the original classic or good enough to actually merit a new beginning? Or more to the point: could anyone actually believe, that American TV would remake something and turn up with something worth watching? I am seriously delighted of being proven wrong.
Posted by: jukkahoo | September 27, 2005 at 19:51
Osuinpa tännekin etsiskellessäni netin syövereistä kanssasairastajia. Hieno juttu, että lymfoomanvihulainen on voitettu! Onneksi olkoon! :) Perässä tullaan kohti terveyttä hra Hodgkinin kanssa, vielä sädehoidot kesken.
Posted by: Kettu | September 20, 2006 at 16:29