May 7th, 2005

duck from book icons

#27

I finished a rather lesser quality book today, called Everything You Pretend to Know and Are Afraid Someone Will Ask. Unfortunately for the title, nearly everything in the book I knew about, many in detail. Not horrible, just not all that useful. I think it's going to be used bookstore fodder.

I've been forging ahead on watching ST:TNG season 3 on DVD from Netflix. I especially liked Yesterday's Enterprise, and the episode following that one, with Data building himself a daughter. Pretty solid quality episodes.

I'm seeing a lot of fighting on LJ about The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie, and it seems to boil down to the argument that it isn't "like the books" or "like the TV series". Of course, even Adams knew it couldn't be. There are structural needs in each differing medium, and they require a different aspect to come to the forefront. I've liked all forms of the material, though I liked the radioplay the best, but as a movie, I enjoyed it, once again. I think those who are panning in (within the SF community) are being overly damning.

Services last night were amusing, as our friends were still all bubbling over with the fun of having gone to CalTech to see The Capitol Steps. The satire troop had been a new experience for most of them, and I was glad to see how much they'd enjoyed it. I'm always pleased when forestcats and I can share something we've enjoyed with others.

...and now, off to work.
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