Man, sometimes, I just get obsessed with getting something done. Sometimes this is appropriate. But even so, I did not plan to stay up until 5am two nights ago. I'm still recovering. Even my ability to function on little sleep can't handle three hours.
But still, I stayed up last night to watch some DVDs with some friends, something I hadn't done for quite a long time. We watched one of Mick's favourite films, My Favorite Year
, starring Peter O'Toole (magnificent) and Cousin Larry from Perfect Strangers
(I could give you his name, but really, would you recognise it?). It was a great film, and I found my anglophile prejudices showing when I found myself surprised that this American comedy, produced in the early 80s, managed to pull out some moments of quite sophisticated comedy amongst the otherwise fairly broad (but nonetheless excellent timed and thoroughly enjoyable) schtick.
I was planning to have the guys watch Planet Nerd
with me, but alas, the only television available had only digital reception, so Channel 31 was beyond our reach. I was rather excited to discover that we have a Wikipedia entry, though considering it was created by the programme's creator, there's a fair chance it'll be deleted under Wikipedia's rules against self-promotion. That didn't stop me from correcting a link on the page, or adding us to the template for Channel 31 shows, of course...
Don't forget, too, that if you're an impro fan, Theatregames LIVE!
starts on 31 tonight, featuring The Crew's very own Janelle Koenig. I'll be appearing later in the season, around week seven.
And I just want to say, I'm not terribly sad that The Sideshow
is being given a rest by the ABC so they can play series three of Doctor Who
. Especially when the new series of Doctor Who
has kicked seven kinds alien arse, one horrible two-part story excepted. The last couple of episodes - another two parter, adapted from one of the original novels written during the time the show was off-air - were particularly excellent television.
Now, Channel 10, see how I talked about that without giving anything away? Unlike your ridiculously over the top promotional campaign for a certain Torchwood
programme? It'll be interesting to see how it rates, and it's also interesting to note that it's playing on 10 around the same time (though not directly opposite) as the new Doctor Who. Coincidence? Or deliberate, smart move? You be the judge.