Nico (vilakins) wrote,

What I've been watching

Things I have enjoyed watching lately are Sherlock (I liked the on-screen devices they used and the updating to current day, plus the actors), Toy Story 3 (as fun and moving and gorgeous to look at as the others), The Big Bang Theory (I've almost seen it all so far; woe!) and a new local SF series called This Is Not My Life.

This will probably only interest two or three people, but it's a new series on One here, and the pilot was intriguing. A guy wakes up in a perfect town called Waimoana (why isn't it by the sea with a name like that?) with a beautiful wife called Callie and two kids, none of whom he remembers. It's an interesting setting too: a clinically clean and efficient future with advanced computers and comms and little electric cars which greet you and ask for your destination--as long as it's not out of Waimoana. I look forward to more. NZers who missed it can view again online.

And now back to a series many of you will have seen, and a question. In The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon hates Babylon 5 for its bad dialogue and science, yet adores Firefly despite Joss Whedon's complete lack of astronomy knowledge. Why? Why is Firefly more appealing to a physicist than B5 when it's basically cowboys in space? Is it just the love Americans have for westerns, or am I missing something? I enjoyed both series myself, but I'd pick B5 as being more SF.

[Edit] I also meant to ask: why do all the guys dress in layers when it must be warm in Pasadena most of the time? Is it an accepted nerd thing over there? Here it'd just be themed t-shirt and jeans or even shorts in summer.

I'm going to be sorry when I've seen all of TBBT; only two more eps to go. I'm going to have to buy the DVDs as they're just as funny on a rewatch.

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