Monday, August 25, 2014
Midwife, Firefly & Who on the Big Screen
(SPOILERS) So many amazing and heart wrenching episodes from Jenny losing a man she was beginning to love to Chummy dealing with her mother and her eventual death. But the story that really hit me was about two young people with disablities Jacob, who has cerebral palsy, and Sally Harper, who has Down's Syndrome and is also pregnant. Both are put into an institution because they don't fit the "norm", and heaven forbid that they fall in love. It's a frustrating story but one that needed to be told. Both actors are disabled in real life and did an amazing job. Defiantly one of my favorite episodes from all three seasons.
Attention all Firefly Fans!!!! You might be interested in these two items... I know I am. They are going to release two games that will be Firefly themed. First is Yahtzee, I love Yahtzee and have played my entire life, I saw the sample game at comic con this year and it looks pretty awesome. I'd actually just display the ship/dice cup Serenity and use a regular cup to role the dice. I plan on picking this one up at some point.
It's not a murder mystery like the original.. instead the story goes, River has been betrayed and handed over to the Alliance! Help the Serenity crew discover who is working with the Alliance, what they used to betray River, and where on Serenity the kidnapping took place. Was it Inara with the Med Kit in the Engine Room? Or Mal with the Leather Necklace in the passenger dorm? Solve the mystery and save River!
This was an insta-buy for me. I immediately went online and found the cheapest place selling it (Coolstuffinc.com $27.99) and pre-ordered it. I can't wait to get this and play with my friends.
During the evening my buddy Doug had an extra ticket to the Doctor Who screening of the premiere episode of the new season. They were playing it one night at the movie theaters. Of course I couldn't say no.. I mean it's Who on the big screen and it's free. So we meet up with Angelique & her boyfriend Nic... along with Robert and Cait and made out way into the theater.
They had a special "Theater" only pre-episode scene. It was Strax doing his "blog" about how the Doctor changes over the years and goes through each Doctor. It was pretty hilarious. We then watched the episode (my second time), which I enjoyed once again (you can read my blog post about my thoughts on the episode HERE.) And then we got a 15 minute behind the scenes clip from that episode. It was a good time and it was awesome to watch Doctor Who on the big screen but even better was watching it with a theater full of Whovians.. that was pretty epic!!