Friday, July 25, 2008

Dr. Horrible, Eastern Promises and BSG

I have managed to watch Dr. Horrible recently (which I will definitely be buying on either DVD or Blu-ray when it eventually graces our shores).

For those not in the know, this is a video blog/musical written by Joss Wheadon (Buffy/Angel/Firefly), during the writers strike earlier this year (as there is a loophole in the strike, allowing for writers to write for online and gaming material), just as something to fill the time.

Most of the people involved in the 3 part “show”, did this for free or at least for a reduced salary. Also, it is apparent that the show was produced on a limited budget, not that this matters in the least, as it is an absolute blast. I cannot help but compare it to the magnificent Buffy episode “Once More With Feeling”, as the style is very similar. Anyway, it really is great, great fun and continues to prove that Wheadon is one of the most gifted writers out there.

Highly recommended.

Film watched:
Eastern Promises

Gritty and violent, but I failed to find it engaging.

I’ve also just started watching series 4 of Battlestar Galactica, having watched the first 2 episodes. So far it has been great, much better than the start of series 3, which I found rather lacklustre.

A special mention has to go to Doctor Gaius Baltar, who is always a highlight, but seeing him conversing with the imaginary second Baltar in episode 2 was absolutely priceless.

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