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Serenity, TV, and Poe

My first installment of "Attack of the 5'2" Woman" came earlier than I originally intended at Pop Thought. I simply had to show the love for Serenity.

Incidentally, does anyone know of good Halloween television programming to recommend for US viewers? Here are the channels that I know have special plans:
ABC Family's 13 Nights of Halloween
Fox Movie Channel's 13 Nights of Fright
TCM's Alfred Hitchcock Tribute
Showtime's Masters of Horror

And now, a quote for the day.

Eternal brood the shadows on this ground,
Dreaming of centuries that have gone before;
Great elms rise solemnly by slab and mound,
Arched high above a hidden world of yore.
Round all the scene a light of memory plays,
And dead leaves whisper of departed days,
Longing for sights and sounds that are no more.

Lonely and sad, a specter glides along
Aisles where of old his living footsteps fell;
No common glance discerns him, though his song
Peals down through time with a mysterious spell.
Only the few who sorcery's secret know,
Espy amidst these tombs the shade of Poe.

"Where Once Poe Walked" by H.P. Lovecraft



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Oct. 11th, 2005 01:25 pm (UTC)
Incidentally, does anyone know of good Halloween television programming to recommend for US viewers?
No idea. That I know of, down here, there usually aren't many. However about an hour and a half drive maybe 2 hour drive there is (according to the top ten halloween draws on MSN today) the 3rd ranked placed to go for Halloween. Halloween Horror Nights. I've been once. It was alright.
Oct. 11th, 2005 04:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Incidentally, does anyone know of good Halloween television programming to recommend for US view
Sounds very interesting indeed!
Oct. 11th, 2005 04:20 pm (UTC)
Ooooh. Good one!!
Oct. 11th, 2005 04:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)
Oct. 11th, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC)
Your piece on PopThought was FAN FREAKING TASTIC

Well done!
Oct. 11th, 2005 10:49 pm (UTC)
Awww! :) Many thanks, Alex!
Oct. 11th, 2005 08:27 pm (UTC)
Your thoughts on Serenity were a pleasure to read, (and not just because I agree with you *wink*). The film met and surpassed my expectations and my expectations were pretty darn high.
Oct. 11th, 2005 10:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for your kind words! :) I couldn't agree more about Serenity.
Oct. 12th, 2005 03:22 am (UTC)
Great piece on Serenity. Isn't it a breath of fresh air?
Oct. 12th, 2005 11:23 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! It is a breath of fresh air - it renews my faith in SF creators and SF fans. And it's even better with multiple viewings. ;)
Oct. 13th, 2005 01:30 am (UTC)
I enjoyed it much more on my second viewing - I was so tense during some of the action scenes the first time around that I couldn't just sit back and enjoy it!
Oct. 12th, 2005 05:47 pm (UTC)
"Science fiction at its very core is about imagination, intellectual excitement, and thoughtful speculation. It offers both commentary on the human condition and a challenge to the thinking audience. Admittedly, this is a tall order to fill."

Well-said!!! You have put your finger on *exactly* what I love about Serenity. It fulfils the genre's potential in a way that so few feature films ever do. What a great way to kick off your new column!

I love "Where Poe Once Walked," by the way! Excellent choice. I rather like Lovecraft as a poet-- dare I assert, his quality was more consistent than Poe's, whom I still have not forgiven for my horrible fate of having to recite "Annabelle Lee" in front of my fifth grade class. (*I* wanted to do "The Raven," but my teacher didn't consider it appropriate fare for children. Death... despair... madness... what's not to love?)
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