Geeking Out

I've spent the couple days up in Burlington to save money on gas. Many geek things have been going on. First, I saw the season finale for LOST, which was intriguing, fantastic, and still didn't answer enough questions, but still really good.
Second, I met up with my friend Blackwell, one of the members of camp's Geek Squad. He gave me the entire series of Dr. Who, the new incarnation, high quality and commercial free - AMAZING show. British humour mixed with science fiction - absolutely thrilling and original. As the good doctor says - Fantastic! I also got the entire Season 2 of Battlestar Galactica, which I'm really looking forwards to seeing.
While I was with Beep, (Blackwell's nickname), we went to Borders - ran into Sam, our other member of the Geek Squad, whom we thought wasn't in the state. While we were talking with him, Billy, another member of Camp came in, and we wandered around. We ended up running into three more members of Camp - a regular reunion on Church Street. Fun times.
Lastly, I found that I'll probably be able to attend Celebration 4, next year, because they bumped the date back to late May. Previously, I'd thought that it'd be right before or during exams of my senior year, something that I couldn't miss. wOOt!


The Doctor: I'm the Doctor, by the way. What's your name?
Rose: Rose.
The Doctor: Nice to meet you, Rose. Run for your life!

I just watched the the first episode of the new British show called Doctor Who, the latest incarnation of a long series of shows by the same name. I have no idea what the old one was about, save that it was started in the 1960s and involved a doctor in a police box who went around all over the place saving the human race. This one seems to be much the same, and I'm not sure if this is a remake/reimagination of the series like what the SCIFI channel did here with Battlestar Galactica in 2003 and 2005. From all intents and purposes, the new show holds up very well, with quite a bit of humor and intelligence behind it. The new Doctor (Number 7?), played by Christopher Eccleston is a wonderfully funny guy, with some great moments and quotes (like the one above). Billie Piper did a slightly lacking job at points, but also holds up well. This show has promise.

So the season finale of Battlestar Galactica is airing tonight, which I'm really looking forwards to, and am about to go watch in a little bit. I'll be getting a review up after it's over, so stay tuned anywhere where I usually post them up.

Had a quiet day today. Slept through Comparative Politics, probably the most boring class that I have, had an exam in History which I think that I did good on (pretty sure) and waited around for one of the guys that I tutor before finding that he had something else to do. Went to a friend's room and watched half of Galadiator, which I'll talk about in a bit, listened to some music, read, went home. Should do some homework sometime...

Galadiator: I wasn't terribly impressed with the movie, for a couple of reasons. The plot is pretty lackluster, pretty standard Hollywood. Mostly, it was pretty boring, I kept falling asleep for short periods, but then I didn't have time to get to the main fights. I'm not up on my Roman history, but some things looked a bit off, so I'm going to ask a friend of mine about that. Mainly, I think that the reason everyone raved about it was for the battles, and from the first battle, I wasn't thrilled.
The video direction, on the other hand, was pretty interesting, although fairly random at times. I was very impressed with the soundtrack, although it's nothing that I'm going out of my way to pick up. Still, this movie is at the top of my list of 'Sword and Sandal' movies, followed by Troy and King Arthur. Hopefully Kingdom of Heaven and Hannibal will be done a bit better than these ones.