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Okay, tell me these balloons don't look like fun. ^_^

Honda's done it again, this time with their superbly nifty Grr Game, in which you guide a hoppity bunny around.. (distinct negative: its Flash seems to be written to be playable online only = 3MB download. Not so nice for dialup. But very cute!)

This posting in animaloptica caught my eye.. I'll have to see what the full production's like. "My brother's studio just released an hour-long nature documentary about Siberian wildlife, and it's available for free download under a Creative Commons license (including a DVD image). In the film, the crew travels with a group of Russian ornithologists as they cross the West-Siberian Plain from the South to the North. Lots of very nice wildlife shots in the film, plus it's just generally entertaining."

.. John Woo's going to direct a live-action He-Man movie?

Michael Grade, who cancelled Doctor Who in his term as Controller of BBC 1, and later gloated over it as guest on Room 101, now apologises. Fantastic. :) And, following in the Doctor's footsteps, Sapphire & Steel return on CD, now played by Susannah Harker and (yay!) David Warner. (Anyone fancy explaining S&S to those unfamiliar with the series? :)

Cool little drawing at The Digital Bits at the moment - a copy of the RotS soundtrack, signed by John Williams. (And three regular copies for other winners) It's just a "send us an email" thing, no brain required; probably best to use a disposable email address with them.

Another Flash version from the series: Ultimate Flash Sonic (1471k), which lets you play as all the usual characters, plus Cream the Rabbit.

I'm with Pig, needless to say. (And I've always been a fan of Ratbert)

On sale now, for a September release: The Complete New Yorker. Coming on eight DVDs, the set holds every page of every issue, for $100.

Not the same short I posted mention of some time ago, but Deere John is a lovely, brief ballet excerpt with a difference. ^_^

All you could ever hope (or fear) knowing about the Doctor Who theme's creation and evolution.

Zettai Shounen continues its relaxed pace through episode three. I'm enjoying this quite a bit; the theme continues to be gently mysterious, rather than any sudden departure.

Non-sequitur of the day must belong here: "My local bike shop is now half bike half WIG STORE O_o it apparently went from the 4 extreme sports guys to little old asian family Bike & Wigs XD" Bikes and wigs, together at last! YES!

Did anyone make it through all of Texhnolyze? I was initially following the fansub releases, on the strength of its pedigree (Haibane Renmei and Serial Experiments Lain not being exactly bad series), but wound up wandering away around episode six.


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*giggles* Live action He-Man *giggles more*

I don't know what's worse...
Live action Sailor Moon musical
Live action InuYasha musical
Live action He-Man movie

Maybe the Gubernator can be persuaded to return to a more natural role for him. ^_^

I really need to dig up that episode of the live action Sailor Moon I have, somewhere - it looked like quite a fun show! But then, I also found a clip of one live action SM song, and.. ah.. let's say you wouldn't lose much by keeping the volume low.

Have you seen the live action Cutey Honey, though? That really surprised me - they actually managed to make "comic logic" seem quite natural, somehow, despite all the wonderfully outlandish costumery. Lots of fun! And bizarrely enough, directed by Hideaki Anno, who also gave us Evangelion. ^_^ (Which, as I recall, was slowly on course for a $100m live action production itself.. !)

Live action InuYasha? Oooh. There'll be some fan fantasies there.. :-9
I've seen most of the live action Sailor Moon tv show. I am a bit curious about the musical... I have one of the songs from it (Haruka obsessed am I)

Never seen that one. I'll have to keep an eye out for that.

Yea, I can't find the link to it but I believe it is bookmarked on MY computer... should I ever get it back, that is. *kicks the repair people*
Sapphire & Steel return on CD, now played by Susannah Harker and (yay!) David Warner. (Anyone fancy explaining S&S to those unfamiliar with the series? :)

*chuckle* Although I'm quite fond of Sapphire and Steel, I think I'd have a hard time explaining the show to someone who is familiar with the series ;-) Nice to hear that they're making a return, and I think David Warner is a good choice for Steel. Although, admittedly, I've always been a big David McCallum fan, and it might have been nice to have him do a return engagement :-)
Hee! I admit, I'm surprised to hear just about anyone knows of S&S.. not the most well-known of shows! But such a lot of fun, ne? I'd love to see some more again - I picked up the first adventure on VHS a few years ago, and it looks like more's (all?) appeared since.

Rather a pity - checking up on David McCallum indicates he's been relaxing lately.. hopefully out of not needing to do more, rather than being unable to do so. But I'll miss his impish charms nonetheless.. ^_^

If you're interested, I recently happened upon a bumper fun pack of British cinema ads from the 60s and 70s, ranging from products no longer made, to pleas on behalf of a takeaway mere yards from that very auditorium. (And even now, UK cinematic ads are often worth waiting for - think big screen versions of the Guinness horses in the surf, or Michel Gondry's nifty sci-fi mini adventure for Smirnoff. If you've not seen either/both, I have them here)
Hee! I admit, I'm surprised to hear just about anyone knows of S&S.. not the most well-known of shows! But such a lot of fun, ne?

Oh, S&S is great fun :-) I first read about S&S in some encyclopedia of science fiction back in the early 1980s when I was in high school, and it was high on my list of shows to watch if I ever got the opportunity. Well, I finally got the chance earlier this year when, quite unexpectedly, I was at a local electronics/audio/video store and found a DVD box set of the complete series :-) So, it only took me 20 years or so to finally get to see and enjoy S&S *grin*.

Rather a pity - checking up on David McCallum indicates he's been relaxing lately.. hopefully out of not needing to do more, rather than being unable to do so. But I'll miss his impish charms nonetheless.. ^_^

Well, he's not quite as relaxed as you might think ;-) He's still a regular character on NCIS, playing a slightly mysterious Medical Examiner with a wry, impish sense of humor :-) His character also has a lot of unusual information in his head on lots of strange subjects. While watching him, I get the distinct mental picture that he could very well be Illya Kuryakin who, having retired after many years of service as an UNCLE agent, pulled some strings and faked up some paperwork to get a new job in the U.S. Navy's Naval Criminal Investigation Service ;-)

If you're interested, I recently happened upon a bumper fun pack of British cinema ads from the 60s and 70s, ranging from products no longer made, to pleas on behalf of a takeaway mere yards from that very auditorium.

Oh, those sound like great fun, too :-) The closest I've seen to true British cinema ads have been the assorted ones that showed up on Monty Python's Flying Circus, but I imagine that the real ones could be just as fun as the Pythonesque ones ;-)
Eeef.. I remember last year sitting down to a mini-marathon of videos done by the director of that Aphex Twin vid (including that one). Needless to say, my mind was squishy by the end ^_^;;;

For the other side of wierd, check out Tally Hall. Go to Media->Video->Banana Man. Postage stamp size, but it gets the wierd across :)
Oooh, I'll have to try that someday. Maybe on someone who's never heard of Chris Cunningham.. but I'm not sure I could be so evil. ^_^

I first came across Come to Daddy a few years back, at a mini festival of digital music video at the Palace of Fine Arts. I was.. ah.. surprised. :) A year or so later, an obscure ITV series, Mirrorball, featured him in one of their shows, and I pieced together CtD from the fragments they showed. (Not that bad - they only cut the intro in a few times, with the bulk untouched. I just snipped appropriately)

And then finally.. that DVD.

(Are you sure it included that last one? It's quite recent)

Oh, *yes!* Saw that one a little while back. Brilliant stuff. ^_^ I love it when creators of fun music videos choose to make the short available online, in decent downloadable (not streaming!) form - it's fun to watch them while heading back on the train some night, or while enjoying a good pint at the local arts cinema. Or any other time! There's so much creativity put into those few minutes, yet so often, once they're gone from the minimal MTV rotation, that's it.

(Well, MTV2, anyway. Does music appear on MTV now? Sky's selection seems better, with Kerrang for the metalheads, and a few other more specialist music channels, plus the radio stations. And TV execs wonder why people are wandering away?)
I'll blame my blissful ignorance of the Mexican Gulf. ^_^

(I wish they'd given a list of mistakes at the end - there was one in particular I wasn't convinced of by any of the answers. And what mistakes I've made, I'd like to learn from. I remember, as a ten year old, not pronouncing "psychiatrist" correctly - I'd encountered some sort of confusion, I think, with "physicist". I wasn't sure, and wanted to find out how to pronounce the word, but of course, the examiner wasn't going to tell me. Bah)
The He-Man movie has been on the cards for YEARS, see www.he-man.org

I got all of Star Fleet via Ebay in the end, copy of the 8 vids of the series released in the U.S = excellent quality more or less

Micheal Grade 'Apologises'... I think he cancelled 'The Tripods' before they made the 3rd and final series too [My all time fave BBC Sci Fi series, although theres a Hollywood movie/series of it being made now apparently...]
The Dr. Who music thing is interesting, though right now I'd just like to find a good copy of the theme music to the new series. Actually I've found myself noticing the music in several of the shows.
And I thought it was funny when a combination pet grooming salon and pastry shop opened up here (and then quickly went out of business). Supposedly the idea was that people would have a dessert when waiting to have their doggy done... but I can't think of any possible reason to combine wigs and bicyles! Unless bike helmets feel uncomfortable on a bald head?
How in the hell do you breathe inside the stupid ballon? wouldnt you just die after about 15 minutes?

And the backhole was a Cat not a John deere

Grumble..going back to bed. Wake me when the coffie is on.
...you are the only other person in the world I know who knows what Sapphire and Steel is. I like that show, despite it's awkwardness. I really enjoyed it and I don't know anyone else who even know it exists!