shah_of_blah: (mutant enemy)
Yes, you read that right.  I wrote Dollhouse fic.  I haven't seen the show in ages, nor have I so much as glanced at the fandom, so I hope this is A) in character and B) not retreading well-trodden territory.

Title: Everybody Knows Your Name
Character: Claire Saunders
Disclaimer: not mine.
Rating: G
Word Count: 100
Note: Written for [ profile] juliet42  as part of [ profile] help_japan 

Doctor Saunders wasn't much for hard liquor )
shah_of_blah: (bad horse)
So for those of you who may not know, Keith Carradine is an actor who has done a lot of stuff (so specific, I know) including win an Oscar (for song-writing, actually).  But most importantly (for me, anyway) he played Harding on Dollhouse and Frank Lundy on Dexter.  I just went to see him give a lecture/Q&A.  He was very relaxed and groovy, and seemed like an all-around nice guy. 

When asked how he ended up joining a very niche show like Dollhouse, he said: "I wanted to work with Joss Whedon.  I think he's brilliant."  He went on to say that he had been considered for a role in Firefly (didn't say Alliance guy perhaps, or maybe one of the Hands of Blue?) but hadn't ended up doing it.  But Joss had remembered him, and called him about Dollhouse.  He didn't say anything else about Dollhouse, and didn't say much about Dexter either--just that it's also brilliant.  But the audience was, like, 95% film students who were asking him lots of technical questions, stuff about acting and directing, and some of his movies which I haven't seen.  I felt far too nerdy and inarticulate in the face of such academia to just ask "Hey, so can you tell me about Joss Whedon and Jennifer Carpenter?"  Still, it was pretty cool.

ETA because I just remembered: He did say a bit more about Dollhouse.  Said that he was attracted to the show and the role because he liked the politics, and that playing a villain was fun.  And he enjoyed playing "a representation of corporate evil." 
shah_of_blah: (sierra)
semi-liveblogging of the finale )

Whoa, the song that just came up on shuffle (Accidental Deth) is eerily fitting.  First lines:
You're obsessed with finding a new brain
But what you need is a new body
shah_of_blah: (kara sunshine)
I'm sure you are all asking yourselves this question.  Fear not, for here is the answer!

1. Dollhouse.  I am caught up! )

2. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
I will be brief, as I am not done.  I did not achieve my goal of watching the entire second season in just under a week, though I did try very hard.  I did watch three discs in three days though.  But now I know what people were talking about when they said that T;SCC did the pigeon thing better (and I also know that my sister was not joking when she said it was a recurring character).

3. Doctor Who
I saw Waters of Mars.  And...I didn't like it )

4. Chuck
I am loving it.  Last night's episode was great.  That is all.

Status of my pilotsbigbang fic: I have about 1200 words written (including the ending, actually) and one very shoddy outline.  Very shoddy.  I don't think I will be signing up for bsg_remix this year (because bigbang is probably going to take me down to the wire, and I don't think I can turn around and pop out a remix fic immediately after that).  But all of you writers out there should!

And in other news, apparently my new callsign is Sunshine.  Can't complain.

TV Meme

Jan. 21st, 2010 01:46 am
shah_of_blah: (mutant enemy)
TV meme stolen from [ profile] gypsy_sally .  I've been busy and sort of out of the LJ loop, and seriously lagging on the fic front.  But it's getting there.  I hope.  Anyway, have a meme.

meme meme meme )
shah_of_blah: (paul/mellie)
Yes I know that's not the episode title.  I don't care.
finale spoilers, of course )

Conclusion: I would really like a second season.  Even though I don't care much for Echo, I think the ensemble would be well worth it.  Boyd, Victor, Sierra, Topher, Claire Saunders...they're fascinating.

shah_of_blah: (mutant enemy)
Lost: The Variable
semi-live blogging )

Dollhouse: Briar Rose
hot damn! )

And in case anyone cares, I recently viewed a film version of Othello, directed by Geoffrey Sax and starring Eamonn Walker and none other than Christopher Eccleston.  Christopher Eccleston is, as always, amazing, but in this case so is the entire movie.  It's a modernized version of the play, as in contemporary London with contemporary language.  It's not afraid to depart from Shakespeare's text, but all of its departures are purposeful and clever.  This isn't "O" or "10 Things I Hate About You" or "She's the Man" or any of that nonsense.  My professor (who is usually incredibly critical about all Shakespearean productions) described it as "the Othello Shakespeare might have written if he were alive today."  So yeah, fans of Christopher Eccleston and/or Shakespeare might want to check that out.

shah_of_blah: (paul/mellie)
In honor of Andy Hallet's passing, I recently decided to rewatch the second season of Angel (because I only have the first two on DVD, and Lorne's not in the first one).  For all my Whedon love, I never really got into Angel.  I watched it, but the first two seasons were my favorites, and there are still many episodes in season 2 that I have only ever seen once.  So I guess it's about time for a rewatch, many years later, and it's just sad that Andy Hallet is gone (and he was so damn young--I can't believe he was only 23 when Angel started) and now I look at Lorne (one of my favorite characters) and I just want to hug him.

Anyway, I have rewatched the first two episodes of this season (Judgment and Are You Now or Have You Ever Been) and I realized that I had forgotten how good this show was.  But I had not forgotten that I never liked Lindsey and wished he hadn't hung around so long.  This show is still not one of my favorites (I resent what the writers did to my three favorite characters: Lorne, Gunn, and Fred) and I don't think very highly of seasons 3-5, but I am starting to see how people could prefer it to Buffy.  In a strange way, I think that if I had been older when the two shows were airing, I might have preferred Angel since it is the more "grown-up" show (or maybe not).

I'm also running Dollhouse on Hulu in another window with the sound turned off because I'm told that me and my brand new hulu account will be counted.

I am also now caught up on Chuck, Lost, and Dollhouse!  I greatly enjoyed all of them.  I love Casey.  And Hurley.  Miles is pretty cool too.

Dollhouse 1.10 spoilers )

shah_of_blah: (peachy keen)
Because I never watch anything on time, my weekly tv round-up!

Lost: Dead Is Dead
spoiler alert...Locke is a zombie! )

Dollhouse!  A Spy in the House of Love.  I hate this title.  It is cheesy.  The episode was not though!

good, but confusing )

P.S. The missing Pushing Daisies episodes will be airing this summer!  Starting May 30

shah_of_blah: (mutant enemy)
I actually wrote out a whole post about the last two episodes of Dollhouse and then LJ ate it. Um. [Poll #1378574]

shah_of_blah: (Default)
Man on the Street )

shah_of_blah: (Default)
DollhouseTrue Believer )

And that brings us to...Battlestar! 
I took a few notes on this one.  Daybreak Part 1 )

shah_of_blah: (jon stewart)
No thinky thoughts here.  Just excitement.  I watched them both on a real TV!  Back-to-back Tahmoh, among other things.  Also some random commentary from my father.  My Dollhouse comments are very brief because Battlestar is taking up all the space in my brain. 

Gray Hour )

Islanded in a Stream of Stars )

I do not like "island" being used as a verb.

shah_of_blah: (bad horse)
Everything isn't going to be alright )

I am up to Shindig in my Firefly rewatch.  Hee, that one's written by Jane Espenson and the new Battlestar is too!  Which I haven't seen yet, but will be watching in an hour or two.

shah_of_blah: (bad horse)
I had a dream about Dollhouse this morning.  I was watching the episode in bed, and then in my half-asleep state I became very confused.  The real episode was far superior to the one in my dream.

Dollhouse, dollhouse,'s fun to say! )

I'm feeling pretty good about this.  Guys, Joss Whedon is back on TV!  This is exciting!  I didn't think I would see this day.  And I'm trying not to get all superstitious about how Dollhouse has the same timeslot that Firefly had way back when.  While I was not watching Dollhouse on TV last night, I was watching Firefly (Serenity the episode) on my computer in honor of the occasion.  Yay!

I haven't seen BSG yet.  I'm off to lunch, so I'll probably be posting about it in a few hours.  This new arrangement pretty much guarantees that I will never get any work done on Saturdays again. 


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