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March 16 2006

Mammoth scheduled for 22 April. Date finally set for Summer Glau's Sci Fi Channel movie.

I'm happy Summer's getting work. Really, I am. Work is work and I love it when folks I respect get their faces out there. But then I read this:

"Ten thousand years ago, we hunted it into extinction. Now it's back, and it's hunting us."

Oh, dear. SciFi channel makes Baby Jesus cry.
You realize you're supposed to view Sci-Fi channel movies as campy fun, right? They're not meant to be serious.
They're not meant to be serious.

Oh, I know. I know they don't have tons of money to throw around and I know they don't have the huge ratings base. What makes me sad with the SciFi original movies is that many times they have a really good premise, some good actors you may never have seen before and a really good first 30 minutes. Then the writing goes to crap. The original stuff usually has good production values and has some decent special effects, but the dialog is just poor.

The variables seem to be Production, Cast, Story. In a SciFi Channel movie, you can only have two and the exclusion of the third.

In summation: Go Summer!
With a fantastic writer and a good cast, you can turn any crappy genre idea into something interesting.

So I'll watch.

Do I think it'll be interesting? Uhm. I think I may laugh a bit.
I wish Summer to 'break a leg'. Isn't that how they put it? Whatever, this girl has real talent and I'm looking forward to seeing her again.

And, if it's bad, I guess we can all laugh together.
Heck, I watched 'Darklight' because I liked Shiri Appleby in Roswell. As Sci Fi Channel movies go, this is at least bound to be better than that.

So I agree: Go Summer!
If I put up with Alien Apocalypse for Bruce Campbell (woo! Shout-out to Mr. Big Chin!), I'm pretty sure I can stand Mammoth for Summer.

Pretty sure.

So...Summer's in Mammoth and Nathan's in White Noise 2. Does anyone else wanna cry?
...Nathan's in "White Noise 2". Does anyone else wanna cry?

Not sob. Maybe mope. But hey, Nathan's working. Work is work and one day it's all gonna pay off. I just keep reminding myself of the early movies of one Mr. George Clooney:

Red Surf (1990) .... Remar
Knights of the Kitchen Table (1990) (TV) .... Rick Stepjack
Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988) .... Matt Stevens
Return to Horror High (1987) .... Oliver
Grizzly II: The Predator (1987)



I put up with "Alien Apocalypse" for Bruce Campbell

Me too!

Go Summer and Nathan!

[ edited by Selannia on 2006-03-16 19:58 ]
Yeah, Clooney. Whatever happened to that guy ? He was great in 'Batman and Robin' and then he just seemed to drop out of the genre scene.

If it's on sci-fi UK, i'll be watching. Could be corny fun, could be rubbish, either way it'll have Summer in.
Sci-Fi UK have decided not to pick it up, I've heard.
I'm hoping that since it's on the Sci-Fi channel in the states, that Space channel in Canada will also put it on. Keeping my fingers crossed, I want to watch the silliness too.
Sci-Fi UK have decided not to pick it up, I've heard.


Sky One will pick it up. They show anything.
If I put up with Alien Apocalypse for Bruce Campbell (woo! Shout-out to Mr. Big Chin!), I'm pretty sure I can stand Mammoth for Summer.

Word. Same for Nathan's White Noise 2. Word, "work is work," too. Go, 'Verse actors! :-)
Sorry, double-post, heh. Er, how about those mammoths, huh? Apparently, Discovery Channel has specials on raising them. Huh. *whistles while looking sheepish*

[ edited by billz on 2006-03-17 01:56 ]
They also uncovered a completely intact wooly mammoth a few years back, billz. Pretty wacky.

*helps you to not feel all sheepish*
*helps you to not feel all sheepish*

Thanks, UnpluggedCrazy! The people on this board just *rock*! :-)
Thanks for confirming the totally rockin' fact that I rock, billz!

And I love the people here too. They are so awesome.

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