Had a lazy weekend and watched:
The short version: bored+cried+bored=ticked off. The longer version will follow at some point as part of the ‘Lesbian Movie Marathon’series, but probably not until I’ve posted a couple of positive film reviews (due to my attachment to not coming across as a total pill on this blog).
The Terminator (1984)
My girlfriend gave a very satisfying scream at the end when the Terminator suddenly pops up again just when you think he’s been blown to pieces. I especially like the last third when Sarah Connor starts to come into her own and take charge (and my Mum always mutters “I’m sure she would have had a miscarriage”). Still got it. This film was totally of its moment and no Terminator movie since has matched the sense of dread.
Babylon 5: ‘No Surrender, No Retreat’ and ‘The Exercise of Vital Powers’.
In which Sheridan and co. start to go up against Earth and win a big battle *Stuff blows up*. But why has no one other than Zack noticed that Mr Garibaldi has been brainwashed? And that Mr Edgars guy is clearly up to no good.
Firefly, ‘Out of Gas’
A stunning episode – so beautifully filmed and directed. The moment at the end when Mal shows just a hint of vulnerability is perfection.
Dr Who and the Waters of Mars
Much better than the dodgy Easter special – good story, older woman as hero, normalisation of gay marriage and hint of the Dr turning to the dark side. I cried twice. I am so tired of David Tennant though. Thank goodness we don’t have to wait long for our Timelord’s regeneration.