It’s kinda funny how things happen. When I started playing World of Warcraft, a series of random meetings resulted in my meeting tons of new, creative and interesting people. The same sort of thing happened when I joined Twitter a while ago. One of those interesting people is John Anealio.
So, last night, V premiered on ABC and I, like many of you, watched with much anticipation.
Leading up to this whole thing, I rewatched (mostly) the original V mini-series, aired Sunday on the channel formerly known as SciFi, to refresh my memory on the whole thing.
In the original, the Visitor’s come to Earth speaking of friendship and offering advancements in medical knowledge and technology in exchange for our helping them refine a chemical they depend on for their existence.
If you’re a fan, you remember that the opening of Battlestar Galactica’s first and second seasons always ended with: “AND THEY HAVE A PLAN”. ‘They’ were the Cylons and ‘The Plan’ wasn’t necessarily apparent beyond ‘Frakking kill all the humans’. Which, if you’re a cybernetic lifeform bent on destroying your creators, isn’t such a bad plan, really.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the sixth in the series from JK Rowling and the first that I read before seeing the movie, which may have colored my experience just a bit.
I want to say up front that I enjoyed the film, I really did. It was a good movie for what it is.
I’ve been trying to verbalize what I didn’t like about the film, and it’s taken me a week to finally realize what it is.