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The Day In Review

OK, the Emmy nominations weren't quite as bad as I had expected. Apparently the changes in the nominating procedures helped a bit. Would Arrested Development have been nominated had it been on last season? Doubt it. On the other hand, how does The West Wing and Will and Grace still get nominated? And is it wrong for me to be hoping that William Shatner wins best guest starring role for The Practice?

There seems to be a bit of a kerfuffle over the WB now blaming FOX for Angel's cancellation. I'm paralyzed with not caring very much...

jesouhaite47 posted a link in which JJ Abrams Promises to Fix 'Alias' ". Only MINOR SPOILERS, but I know some folks want to remian 100% pure. I give JJ credit, how many writers admit they screwed up?

I really wish I had put some serious consideration into going to the San Diego Comic Con. I knew Sarah was going to be there which, in itself, is not a big draw for me. But her, plus Joss, cast members from Serenity, Buffy, Farscape, and Lost? ::weeps:: And I think it would just be fun and relaxing to attend a Con that crosses so many fandoms and I'm not there to see just one person. I'll definitely keep it in mind for next year.

Work sucked this afternoon. I knew I was getting too comfortable and relaxed. It's the universes little way of toying with my emotions. And the universe always decides to do it as I'm PMSing. Yeah, very funny.

To leave you on a pleasent note, apparently Wonderfalls wil be released on DVD December 7th. Just in time for the holidays! Color me surprised. :p
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And is it wrong for me to be hoping that William Shatner wins best guest starring role for The Practice?

If that's wrong, then I don't want to be right. I'm also kind of hoping that James Spader wins for Best Actor. I was glad to see a few suprises like Arrested Development and Amber Tamblyn slip in, but is still seems like the same people and shows get nominated year after year.

The San Diego Comic Con sounds like so much fun. I'm looking forward to reading the reports from people attending that will come out after the weekend is over.

I'm torn about who should win best actor. I loved James Spader's portrayal, but, I also love Anthony LaPaglia on Without A Trace. I guess I'll be happy if either name is called. If any other name is called, well, you'll hear me from where you are. ;p

Yes, the Con sounds like a lot of fun. I'm thinking many of the guests who are there this year may be there next year as well...at least I keep trying to convince myself of that. :)
God, I wish I was going to Comic Con. It sounds fabulous. And Billy West is going to be there! I'm possibly the only person to get excited by that. But he's Fry, Zoidberg and the Professor from Futurama. I want to go! ::cries::
Awwwww, hands Scarlett a tissue. Maybe he'll be back next year. They seem to have repeat guests. We could all plan to meet up there in 2005! :)
J.J.'s remarks are making me optimistic for S4. I'm so glad he was able to see--and admit--that things went off the rails last year to some extent, and I like what he wants to get back to about the show.

There seems to be a bit of a kerfuffle over the WB now blaming FOX for Angel's cancellation. I'm paralyzed with not caring very much...

You are wise. So wise. I found myself slightly less kerfuffle-proof, but it's under control now, I think. I hope work is better for you tomorrow!
It seems JJ is addressing every problem the fans had with the show last season and he's made me beyond just hopeful that the show will be back on track next season. I even have an idea of where he may be headed and, if I'm right, it could be a fascinating twist. :)
Yeah, my thoughts exactly, and I'm not even a fan of the guy. Not really sure what JJ is thinking. But at least he's back on board and with plenty of time.

::crosses fingers for a good year::
When I read about Sark I felt bad for his fans (many of who are on my Flist!). I'd feel the same way if I heard Vaughn was being bumped from lead to reoccuring status.

Yet, not being that invested in Sark, I think it may be the right decision. Sark, like Spike on this past saeson of Angel, just felt shoe-horned in in many episodes. I think bringing Sark in only when he's important to the story is going to give David Anders a meatier role to play.
Of course, I want to see as much Sark as possible, but , like you said, I actually think it may work out better if he's not being forced into every episode without a real reason for him being there. His character was never fleshed out last season as we lead to believe he would be. Maybe this season will offer him less but more significant time.
You want to see him more fleshed out? Color me surprised. :p

I recall JJ saying that Sark would be playing a significant role in the latter part of the season. Apparently when he finally watched the eps he realized 'Oops!' - it never happened. God, I just hope we don't see him popping up wanting revenge for Lauren's death. Blech.
You want to see him more fleshed out? Color me surprised. :p

I'd be happy to see as much of his flesh as he'll let me. ;)

God, I just hope we don't see him popping up wanting revenge for Lauren's death.

No, no, no! Although he did seem to have an unhealthy attachment to Lauren, it really wouldn't be in his best interest to try to avenge her and we all know he rarely does anything that isn't in his best interest. So, hopefully, Lauren can be well forgotten by everyone.
I'll admit to being quite partial to Mr. Sark, but all the same I agree with you that it was painfully obvious when they were working him into certain plots last year because Anders was a regular. I really want to see the character fleshed out too, but in a way that makes organic sense to the story rather than because he has to be in an episode. So, that's how I'm consoling myself. :)
Thanks for the link, glad to hear that JJ realises that things are not good last season. Phew! S4 sounds promising, and with Angel writers moving in, maybe more humour as well. ;)

And I agree, the comic con sounds very cool. Joss! *g*

and with Angel writers moving in, maybe more humour as well.

I was so thrilled to hear Drew was coming on board Alias for just that reason. And JJ, in another interview, made a statement that he wants to bring a little more lightness to the show and let Jennifer's charisma come through more. The X-Files, Buffy, Farscape, etc. were able to combine humor with serious drama, why not Alias?
Him lusting after Syd would be an incredible plot device, I think.

Like a certain other 'evil' character lusting after a certain other heroine? ;) Hmmm, and Jeff and Drew are on the show now. Coincidence?

I'm actually wondering with Sark on the show less, they'll be able to flesh out his character more because when Sark makes an appearance they'll be concentrating on his character more intently. And think how much we learned about Spike in season 2 and his single episode in season 3 when he wasn't a series regular?

Did you get tickets to see Hugh?

Yep. Sorry. Well, not really. ;) Also seeing two other shows as well. I need to post about all that soon.

Dragon*Con itself was not an attraction for me, but meeting you and the others was. I think we all should consider the ComicCon next year, it sounds like a blast. Oh, and we could drag Gail there! :)

And yay for Wonderfalls being released! All thirteen episodes??

Yep, all thirteen, apparently in widescreen, and with some commentaries. :)
My problem with seeing Wonderfalls in widescreen amounts to two things:

1. The production team were framing the show for full frame (1.33:1) and they shot it in widescreen for FOX's HDTV broadcasts. The producers have said the show is meant to be seen in full screen (and not widescreen).

2. I have read people have seen Wonderfalls in widescreen and they say it's horrible (with lots of wasted space since the show was meant to be seen in Full Frame).
I'm all for widescreen if that's how the makers of the film or TV show wanted it to be seen. But, I have my reservations about stuff being shown in 'widecsreen' when it was not shot with that in mind. I know there are people who were upset when Buffy was released full screen here, but 'widescreen' overseas. I've seen screencaps of the latter version and notice the wasted space (not to mention a shot of NB's ass in 'Grave' from where a PA was holding him by his pants to keep him from falling into the hole).

If they insist on releasing Wonderfalls in widescreen and that's the only way we are going to get to see the eps, I'll take what I can get. They just better be cheap like the Firefly DVDs were.
Wonderfalls is a show I started to like with the second episode (hated the pilot, but not as much as the pilot of Dead Like Me). Wonderfalls is definitely one show I will try to review in advance for my web site (and I even though now where I could get all the unaired episodes (from someone) if I wanted to).
Only two episodes are meant to be seen in widescreen (Caged Bird (finale) and Cocktail Bunny).

To quote Time Minear:
"Wonderfalls is meant to be seen full screen, with some exceptions. But let's just say full screen and leave it at that. It's not like Firefly where we meant for it to be 16x9 and they wouldn't let us. they wouldn't let us to point where there was no frame at all because we were all CANCELLED AND S***."

I really wish I had put some serious consideration into going to the San Diego Comic Con. I knew Sarah was going to be there which, in itself, is not a big draw for me. But her, plus Joss, cast members from Serenity, Buffy, Farscape, and Lost? ::weeps::

Just to twist the knife a little, JJ (which you knew from Lost) and some of the cast of Alias are scheduled to be there as well. :P
And is it wrong for me to be hoping that William Shatner wins best guest starring role for The Practice?

No, no, a thousand times no. I'm pretty sick of the usual suspects at the Emmy's, but they were a tad surprising this year. I'm hoping Brad Douriff wins Best Suporting Actor for Deadwood.

There seems to be a bit of a kerfuffle over the WB now blaming FOX for Angel's cancellation. I'm paralyzed with not caring very much...

*snerk* Thought I was the only one paralyzed with not caring.

I really wish I had put some serious consideration into going to the San Diego Comic Con. I knew Sarah was going to be there which, in itself, is not a big draw for me. But her, plus Joss, cast members from Serenity, Buffy, Farscape, and Lost? ::weeps:: And I think it would just be fun and relaxing to attend a Con that crosses so many fandoms and I'm not there to see just one person. I'll definitely keep it in mind for next year.

I wish I'd paid enough attention to even remember it was going on. ::: sigh::: Well,t here's always next year. Sounds like this would be a lot of fun.