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Edward James Olmos is Coming to Dragon Con

Thanks to greycoupon for the heads up. Now, EJO is a great speaker and I'm sure he will have awesome stories to tell, but my first two thoughts were..."OMG, and we thought the lines were insane to get into a panel last year!" and "the autograph room will be a zoo as people will want merchandise signed by all the actors."

Last year we had Jamie, Aaron, Mark, and, of course, Richard. This year it's Eddie, Jamie, Katee, Aaron, Tahmoh, James, and Richard. And, at this point, I'm not ruling out Mary making an appearance. Of course, people could yet drop out, knowing my luck, probably Jamie :p, but, if not, this is going to be the largest collection of BSG actors outside a Creation Con. It's going to be crazy. Though I am very thankful, outside of Katee, these people are not repped by Julie Caitlin Brown. Phew!

Beau Bridges was also listed as a guest today. danceswithwords, try to control yourself. ;)

In other news, I saw Mamma Mia this afternoon. I had a few issues with Donna (Meryl Streep) in the early part of the film, but once the film (and I) got past those, it was very enjoyable. It was great escapist entertainment. I wouldn't rank it quite as high as Hairspray which I adore, but it is one of the better movie musicals of late. And I was quite impressed with the singing of people not known for their singing. :) It was also great to see a movie being carried by actors over 50 who haven't felt compelled to butcher their faces by plastic surgery. These people looked fabulous, especially Meryl and Pierce. :)

In TV news, I enjoyed the second episode of Burn Notice more than I did the season premiere. Much more Tricia, who, call me crazy, looked more stunning than she does on BSG. Maybe it was all the natural light? Or that she got to smile. :) And I really enjoyed Michael and Madeline's trip to the counselor. I know Madeline loves Michael and I believe she is a good person, but the wall of denial she's built about their family life and her refusal to accept that there are things that Michael can't tell her because it's for her own good has always annoyed me. Finally, Michael got to confront her and she couldn't come up with an answer. I was actually a bit angry with her when he told the story about stealing the groceries, until we got her version of events. There really are two sides to every story and she honestly felt she was doing the best thing for Michael by believing the lie. There does exist a lack of communication between the two, some of it out of necessity, but I like that the show is chipping away at that wall between them just a bit.

I was underwhelmed by the season premiere of Psych. It's possible some work frustration on my mind lessened my enjoyment, but I also think there was too much hype and focus on the big guest star of the week.

There are others things I know I wanted to mention, but they seem to be escaping me at the moment.
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I was also thinking of how easy it was just to walk up and chat with Jamie and with people wanting to get everyone's autograph because you seldom have them all together like this that might be impossible.

I don't have an ipod, but I was thinking about getting a new battery for my laptop since the one I have now is not holding a charge. We could watch DVDs while waiting in line! Thankfully, the Stargate contingent isn't what it was last year so BSG is my main time suck. ;)
1. Oh, god. The lines will be atrocious. I'm mostly flying solo this year, so I can probably just camp out in the lobby. Still... yikes.

2. Well, we know Aaron won't be the one to drop out. ;) Actually, I think we have him to thank for the number of BSG guests. I have a feeling he's really been talking it up; isn't that why Tahmoh showed up two years ago? I can see where it would appeal to the actors -- none of those awkward "dinner with the stars" things, and they have more control over their schedule. OTOH, I'd imagine that the sheer size and chaos of the public areas could be overwhelming.

3. I'd wanted to see Mamma Mia for the same reasons you gave, until I read a few reviews. Maybe I'll go see it anyway. :)

4. Hmm. I really liked Tricia, and I thought she fit in well. So I was surprised to skim the TWOP boards and find that most of the people there really disliked her. I suspect it's a sense of protectiveness for Fiona, as if Carla's going to usurp her role. Yeah, right. Then again, I've never been hugely attached to Fiona. So.

5. Psych didn't feel much like itself. Too caught up in the characters' personal lives, almost like the show's trying to be more serialized. Hopefully that was just a one-off. I like Cybill Shepherd, and Moonlighting was my first fannish experience back in 7th grade - but she didn't fit in well here. (And yikes, the botox!)
The BSG panels are the only ones I'm really interested in seeing (thus far) this year so I shall be doing more camping. ;)

Aaron was responsible for Tahmoh showing up two years ago. It seems all the BSG actors who have attended in the past have had good experiences, I'm sure they conveyed that to Eddie. I agree, the fact that this con is more flexible and laid back has to be appealing. I do wonder if the crowd situation might hold Mary back from coming. She strikes me as someone who wouldn't want to deal with all that, but they could shuttle her around like they did Claudia last year.

I have read no reviews for Mamma Mia. It sounds like that was a good idea. ;) It was a fun flick and it was nice to see something upbeat that I wasn't compelled to think too much about.

People disliked Tricia?!?! Yeah, you might be right as to why. I'm not invested in Michael and Fiona so if Michael did have a fling with Carla I'd have no problem with it. And they looked cute arm in arm! :)
The season premiere of Burn Notice was the first episode I ever saw, and I think it was geared towards people like me. Now I've seen quite a bit of it, and the second episode struck just the right note with me too.

I was disappointed with the lack of funny in how they used the guest star and Lassie on Psych. I was expecting a better punch line, but then, I love Lassie. They were getting a little too close to serious business with the family stuff too.
They were getting a little too close to serious business with the family stuff too.

Yes, I felt the same way. We know Shawn and his father have issues, but they've largely been played for laughs. And the show, imo, has always depicted Henry as not being the greatest dad in the world, but Shawn also magnifying his faults. Now we're being told that Henry was covering for Shawn's mother walking out and Shawn has misjudged him and it's adding a whole other layer of angst the show doesn't need.

I think the only time I laughed out loud during the ep is when we learned Gus quit via text message. :)
I am trying to control myself, but it's mighty hard.

I know Madeline loves Michael and I believe she is a good person, but the wall of denial she's built about their family life and her refusal to accept that there are things that Michael can't tell her because it's for her own good has always annoyed me.

That was so wonderful. I do think Madeline has had a pretty hard life in some ways, and she's dealt with it by ignoring the parts that make her unhappy, but she's also pretty manipulative, and she clearly thought that when she got Michael into that counseling session, she was going to get what she wanted out of it. (How could she not? The counselor had her same haircut!) And then she found out that, actually, counseling is a two-way street, and she was going to have to work on it too.
I totally agree with your review of Mamma Mia. It was wonderful escapist entertainment, and the songs brought back memories of my high school years, when most of them came out ;) Ditto on the actors over 50 who don't mind showing it. Cindy had to point out to me that Julie Walters (Rosie) is Mrs. Weasley in the Harry Potter movies! She looked terrific. And, people leaving before the credits missed a real treat - I just couldn't stop laughing at the men's outfits :) It's a bit scary to remember that people actually wore those clothes.

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The musical numbers during the credits were hysterical! My mom and I burst out laughing when the guys walked out in their platform boots and brightly colored spandex! :)