July 14th, 2004

Macbeth the Usurper

Land of the Lost

Wallowed in Land of the Lost commentaries last night. On the whole, kind of boring with a few neat tidbits thrown in. The cost per episode was $35k, $50, or $50+k, depending on who did the comments. High Bluff set was actually a redressed Sigmund and the Sea Monsters set. The set designer went on to design for ST:TNG.

According to the writers, this show picked up a 40% adult audience for Saturday mornings and rivaled prime time in its view numbers. If the show hadn't been so expensive, they would have done more episodes.

George Takei, of Star Trek, wrote and commented on his episode. He is a boring commentator. The actors who played Will and Holly mostly joked the whole time and laughed at their own bad acting.

I'd forgotten about the really weird and sometimes freaky banjo playing for the soundtrack. Too cool.

The original series was meant to be a loop from the beginning, so that when you hit the end in the endless reruns, you flip around naturally. Coolness.

David Gerrald, the story writer, actually wanted this to work as an SF series. And it does. The scripts and acting are usually better than Enterprise. And Voyager. And Andromeda. That ain't too shabby for twenty minutes of story (or a sad, sad commentary on the state of SF today).
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No Play for Me

Jen's work is having their "picnic" at the ESPN Zone today. I was invited, but due to a terrible mix-up, I thought it was tonight, not this afternoon. I made no arrangements to be off. As it stands, I've got a slog of work to dig through. So, no fun for me this afternoon.
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There's a big difference between LotL and LotR. *grin*

I forgot to mention: I watched Land of the Lost when it premiered on Saturday mornings. Yes, I'm old. That was the era when Get Smart, Hogan's Heroes, the Beverly Hillbillies, and I Dream of Jeanie were in the prime rerun slots from 5:30-7:30. *sigh* I should also mention the Addams Family, the Munsters, My Favorite Martian, the In-Laws, and Bewitched.