by Billie Doux
This week: A little bit more about Comic-Con -- The Emmys and Mister Spock -- Summer shows -- New shows -- This week in casts -- This week in cats, and other items presented without (much) comment -- Comment of the week
I didn't follow every last tittle and bit coming out of Comic-Con. Does that make me a bad person?
But I loved the above photo (which I got from my friends at True-Blood.net, the best True Blood site on the web, and I'm not saying that just because they carry my episode reviews).
And as a Supernatural fan, there was one particular clip I enjoyed the most. It's Misha Collins, Jim Beaver and Mark Sheppard talking about what they'll be doing in season eight without actually giving anything away. Not an easy feat.
As I'm sure I've mentioned before, I used to go to a terrific con back east almost every year (let me give Shore Leave a plug) before I moved to southern California. Every year, I've sort of hit myself that I haven't gone to Comic-Con. And then there was a recent thread in our suggestion box, and reader Jencat posted her sad story, and I realized that the time to attend Comic-Con has passed. It's just gotten too big and too commercial, and that's not me.
The Emmys and Mister Spock
I don't have much to say about the Emmys that Mark Greig didn't already say quite well. Interestingly, though, and with commendable loyalty (there's a reason I still love this guy), Leonard Nimoy has weighed in about the lack of Fringe nominations. He posted on Twitter, "Shouldn't be so surprised about Fringe. Emmy has given short shrift to Star Trek for 46 years. Amazing. LLAP." Several sites picked up on his comments, including TV Line.
Alphas and Warehouse 13 return tomorrow! Dr. Nana Mom is catching up on season one Alphas reviews, and she'll be ready. And after completing reviews of the entire run of Eureka last week, Jess Lynde will be reviewing this season of Warehouse 13.
Breaking Bad and True Blood, the two summer shows I review, are now competing with each other. Don't you hate it when that happens? (At least they both run more than once during the week.) True Blood appears to be doing fine, though. And so does Breaking Bad, since the premiere of season five was their most-watched episode ever.
It feels like summer just arrived, but fall is coming so quickly!
Here's an interesting Youtube clip of Eric Kripke talking about the premise of his new fall show, Revolution. This is the one I'm waiting for and hoping against hope that it won't turn out to be FlashForward or The Event.
Ron Moore of Battlestar Galactica fame has chosen a new project, too. He's hoping to sell a series based on the Outlander novels by Diana Gabaldon. I've read most of them, although to be honest, book five sort of lost me and that's when I stopped. But as far as story potential goes, it's got a lot of good stuff -- terrific characters (especially the female lead), a great star-crossed love story, time travel, World War II, 18th century Scotland. Could be terrific. If it happens.
This week in casts
Okay, so her guest arc on Chuck wasn't all we hoped it would be. I think Chuck as a whole was in mid-fizzle, so it wasn't her fault. At any rate, Linda Hamilton will be playing a badass on season three of Lost Girl, which I heard somewhere will start airing next January. And by the way, if you aren't watching Lost Girl, you might want to give it a try. See, it's about this succubus who works with her quirky sidekick best friend as supernatural detectives, sort of. Which just sounds ridiculous, but the two female leads and the supporting characters are terrific, the episodes are always enjoyable, and the whole thing is somewhat Whedonesque.
This week in cats, and other items presented without (much) comment
Cute cats take over the world! You like lolcats, I like lolcats... well, maybe you don't like lolcats. But they're here, they're cute, get used to it!
Okay, maybe I should start again. Ahem.
Salon did an article this week about the Internet Cat Video Film Festival, and what it might mean as an example of internet art and shared experience. Apparently, the Salon writer thought that it was interesting as a cultural phenomenon but ultimately ridiculous and pointless. Personally, I wouldn't go to Minneapolis to attend, but I love the way the internet is changing things.
Joss Whedon is exhibiting yet more proof of his enduring coolness. He's starring in a video "Written by a kid", in this case, a five-year-old Brett Baligad.
There is a Lego version of The Wire. A Lego version. Of The Wire.
Comment of the week
My favorite comment this week was by Tricksterson on J.D.'s review of the Falling Skies episode "Homecoming". Although I should add that if you haven't been watching the series, the comment might not make much sense. And if you plan to watch Falling Skies at some point, it might spoil you in a very silly way.
Finally, thanks so much to Josie Kafka and Jess Lynde for writing Doux News for the past few weeks while I was immersed in catching up with Breaking Bad. They were both awesome. But then again, they always are.
That's it for this week. Opinions, raves, rants, questions? Post a comment!