April 16th, 2013

Morning Thoughts

Woke up this morning feeling somewhat groggy and rather tired after a night where I didn't get all that much sleep. Tossed and turned most of the night.

Still have the swelling with the left ear/neck area and all that affects my throat and shoulder as well. Otherwise, seem to be recovering from whatever the virus was for the most part.

The weather is not good today. Rainy and wet with an almost mugginess that is making my joints hurt due to the slight chill in the air.

Work is... work.

Happy Birthday, Belinda Stewart-Wilson!

Happy Birthday, Belinda Stewart-Wilson!

Today is Belinda Stewart-Wilson's birthday. The actress grew up on military bases in the UK, Germany, and Austria before the family finally settled down in London. Best known for her role as Polly McKenzie in The Inbetweeners, Belinda played the role of the doomed Christine Johnson in the third season of ITV's Primeval tv series.

Here's wishing Belinda Stewart-Wilson a very Happy Birthday, and a terrific year ahead!

The New SF Series, Defiance (Spoilers in Links)

So, did anyone catch the 1-1/2 hour premiere of the new SyFy series, Defiance?

Here are the links to the main Showcase website

http://www.showcase.ca/defiance

and the Wikipedia entry.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defiance_(TV_series)

I honestly don't have a lot to say about the pilot episode, other than to say that a) it reminded me of a computer game, which it seems to be based on or vice versa (I'm not really sure); and b) it seems to be an amalgam of several other series with a few not so much new, but rather tweaked, ideas to it that may or may not last.

Over on the io9 website, Rob Bricken pretty much summed up most of my feelings about the pilot episode.

Defiance is not as good as SyFy hoped it would be... yet