Post by Ian J. Ball Post by Ubiquitous
Apparently, Con TV plays a marathon of Most Extreme Challenge on Mondays.
What did you watch?
Not feelin' it - besides, really only watched "The Outpost" yesterday.
I'll do a 2-day tomorrow.
There's not much to watch. I did finally decide yesterday to go ahead
and delete "Filthy Rich." I had about 6 episodes sitting on the DVR
with another on the way and just didn't care.
L.A.'s Finest - "Dangerous Minds" - I didn't really follow this one, but
it did seem to move the plot forward a lot.
2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (HBO) - I've been slowly working my way
through this over the past few weeks and finally finished it off last
night. It was full of famous rock bands from the 70s and 80s that I had
never heard of or was only vaguely aware. But I did find that when they
played the songs from the bands, many of the songs were song I was more
or less familiar with, even if I had no idea who sang them.
His Dark Materials (HBO) - "The Cave" - This second episode was a major
step up from the premier. This one was half set on our Earth with Lyra
and Will. Lyra tracks down a physicist for a conversation on "dust"
which apparently in our world is what we call dark matter. Meanwhile
back on Lyra's world, her mother continues to gleefully twirl her evil
mustache while manipulating a war with the witches. I so hope the
witches win, and win big.
Virus (blu-ray) - I forgot to mention I watched this Sunday in honor of
Jamie Lee Curtis' birthday. This is a 1999 sci-fi horror movie, that I
don't think I've watched since the one time in the theater. It's odd
that I even have it in my collection since I don't recall even liking
it. To my surprise, I really enjoyed it this time around. The movie is
basically a mash up of "Alien" and "The Thing". Curtis stars as the
first officer on a tug boat run by Donald Sutherland. He's beyond
reckless and is just trying to score a big payday. After losing his
life savings in a storm, he stumbles upon a large Russian science
vessel. Eying a multi million dollar payday for salvaging the ship he
orders his crew to board and secure it. His plans for a payday go up in
smoke when they find a survivor on board. She's a Russian scientist who
tells them an alien intelligence was beamed down from a Russian space
station and it has now taken over the ship and murdered the crew. Some
of the crew fled the ship, but those who didn't escape were captured and
used for spare parts to create bio-mechanical killing machines. I'm not
sure why I didn't like it in 99, but it was loads of fun this time around.