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May. 1st, 2009 01:15 pm
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Name 5 dead characters you'd like to see resurrected. In no particular order:

1- Bail and Breha Organa, The Star Wars Saga: Yup, you get a two-for-the-price-of-one on this one, and I justify it by pointing out that they both (seemingly) went out the same way at the same time, when Alderaan was blown to itty bitty bits. I refuse to believe it. Bail and Breha evacuated before it happened and went into hiding only to reveal themselves to their adopted daughter after the Battle of Endor. Yup, uh huh. Exactly how it happened! And I'm discounting all of that EU nonsense because it's collapsing in on itself after all the retconning they've scrambled to do in wake of the PT.

2- Isaac Mendez, Heroes: But if you read my blog, you already knew this. I have to say, it was difficult choosing him or Nathan , but Isaac won it on the technicality with Nathan only sort of being dead seen in the season three finale. Isaac was just a fascinating character, and a different type to what now populates the Heroes universe; his powers were interesting and unique (until they explained them away when they gave them to Matt). And, let's face it, he was hot! On a side note, this entire list could be populated by Heroes characters: Isaac, Nathan, Niki, D.L. and Eden.

3- Alex, LOST: Alex, we barely knew ye! Which is an awful shame because you were one of the more sane and interesting female characters in a fandom with sadly far too few! She barely even got a much deserved reunion with her mother! Granted, the Island has sort of resurrected her at least once so far, but those are only weird Island ghosts so it doesn't count.

4- Tonks and Lupin, Harry Potter: See the loophole for including two characters as one with the first entry in this post. They are my HP OTP, a couple who overcame great odds, including their own personal demons and seemed just within the grasp of happiness. And then Rowling kills them off as a side note, without even the benefit of informing fans of who did the deed. Careless, Jo, uncharacteristically cold and careless.

5- Wash, Firefly/Serenity: He was killed off for the most unjustifiably stupid reason of all: so the audience felt unsure and unsafe as to who might be killed off next. His death made no practical sense (I understand the Reavers killing the pilot of a functioning vessel, that seems like perfect Reaver logic; what I don't understand is why, if they like their victims alive when they do... what they do to them, they'd kill someone when their ship is already very obviously in no way fit for flight) it hurt. It hurt real bad, and left a very bad taste in my mouth about the entire fandom. I know die-hards who dropped out because of it, and I can see where they're coming from, honestly.

The booby prize goes to Jean Grey, who has been killed off and resurrected more than Kenny on South Park. Yeah, well, Scott's doing just fine without you this time, sweetie, and Logan can do better. Just stay dead this time.

Peace, Ghani
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Bryan Fuller on returning to Heroes:

It really is a fresh start. All of the characters are back in their real lives. You see Peter as a paramedic. Claire is looking for colleges. We get away from the world of formulas and quasi-magic.

Yes. Episodes 14, 15 and 16 are amazing. The whole "Fugitives" arc starts out very strongly, and then it gets a little dense in the middle in terms of the mythology. So I came in right at the point where everybody was realizing, "Oh, we're getting too dense here and we need to put faces on stories because there is no face to a formula; there is no face to saving the world." So it's turning this big ship back into a character stream, and everyone on the writing staff shares that desire. We need to get back into a character place, because that's where this story started: Very clean, superhero metaphors to everyday life. That's the path that we're taking. But it is a big ship so it's going to take a little while to turn it.


Also glad to see John Glover in the show's future; excellent actor and takes (some of) the sting away over losing Robert Forster (I luv u, Roooobert! *Weeps* Okay, I'm weird, I totally admit it!)

Full article here.

I only hope that they don't drop everything that's been happening; the show has a tendency to do that (which character, what now? I don't remember anyone by the name of Audrey, Claude, Caitlin etc. etc. etc.) and while it hasn't been at its best this season *cough, cough* to just totally dismiss what's gone before is part of the problem and not the cure!

Also awesome: Merlin's been renewed for a second series! *Does happy Snoopy dance* And Richard Wilson's been confirmed as returning which means Gaius doesn't kick the bucket at the end of this season either! Whoooooo!

Good news

Aug. 21st, 2007 01:01 pm
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Kristen Bell to guest on Heroes this fall!

Heroes + Kristen Bell = awesomeness. Shame it says it's just a small recurring role, most likely like Eccles as Claude in the first season, who I'd put money on as not returning despite the interest from both parties because Eccles is damned prickly. Shame she (allegedly) had to turn down a role on LOST, too. But, yays, Veronica's gonna be Heroes! Bad news, guess the CW finally anounced fer sure no more Veronica Mars.

Peace, Ghani
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Well, I knew Claude on Heroes kept reminding me of something, but couldn't quite put my finger on it until I put on The Breeders' Last Splash this morning.

'Invisible Man' by The Breeders )

Peace, Ghani

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Apr. 16th, 2007 12:56 pm
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Mercilessly snatched from [livejournal.com profile] jadeblood

Literature meme )
TV meme )
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Made by the most talented [livejournal.com profile] kazuldragonfyre:



Peace, Ghani
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Under the cut because of the big )

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Whooo hooo! On a very up note, congrats to the fabulous Aaron Eckhart on his Golden Globe nod for Thank You for Smoking (excellent movie, superb performance!) And, wheeee, Heroes for getting nominated for best drama when it's first season hasn't even finished airing yet, and my Hero Hiro, Masi Oka, for his supporting actor nom! And, hooray, Evangeline Lily in best actress!

On a sadder note, goodbye to Peter Boyle. It takes a special kind of cool to have been Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, put in a memorable dramatic performance in Taxi Driver AND have been best man at John and Yoko's wedding! He will be sorely missed!

Peace, Ghani

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