Posts tagged with DVD

I am no longer a Star Wars virgin!

  • Posted on July 2, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Given my predilection for all things sci-fi, it is odd that I had never watched Star Wars. It wasn’t a deliberate avoidance, I had simply never found myself with the opportunity to watch it – until this weekend, when I lost my Star Wars virginity!

Oh yes! A rainy weekend at a friends, with Star Wars IV, V and VI on DVD… well, it was about time I took the plunge.

And I’m very glad I did, I thoroughly enjoyed them! They held my interest from the start, and even the battle scenes didn’t bore me too much!  I was very impressed with the special effects and costumes; given that the films are from the late seventies and early eighties I was expecting them to be much clumsier and the aliens far less convincing.

Han Solo was my favourite, that handsome bad boy… But C-3PO and Chewbacca became irritating fairly quickly. At first I thought C-3PO was like Kryton, but I quickly changed my mind because he was far too impolite. I would turn him off if he were my droid. It did amuse me to see all the bits Red Dwarf had ‘borrowed’ though: the Millennium Falcon / Starbug seating arrangement, Walkers / Blue Midget… and now I am going to spend a ridiculous amount of time on You Tube watching Star Wars / Red Dwarf mashups!

May the Force be with you, Stephanie xxx

Watching The Doctor

  • Posted on May 29, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I have been busy working my way through my DVD collection, no point having them gathering dust, may as well watch them! I’ve watched Buffy, Angel, Queer As Folk, Dark Angel, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Red Dwarf, Black Books, Sliders, Supernatural and several films. I like sci-fi / fantasy with a touch of comedy. Please note that Carmen Electra’s Aerobic Striptease remains untouched; you spill your tea and get biscuit crumbs everywhere watching that. I’m on Doctor Who at the moment, new series, and the Russell T Davies episodes are really starting to grate on me! Oh, they aren’t bad, far from it, but the man has a very distinctive way of writing, which means that when his characters speak their voices morph into that of Nathan from Queer As Folk. I finished series three last night, and had got almost to the very end of the episode without it happening… then Martha burst into the TARDIS and gave her Super Nathan Style Speech…. Oh Russell, you just couldn’t help yourself…

Stephanie xxx