It’s my birthday week! The actual day is Friday, but I have a busy week planned. Gonna be fun.
Here are 2 really adorable puppies from The Daily Squee:
This teeny horse is so cute! I want one!
This is too hilarious!
I want one! Treehouse for adults.
Out of this list, I’d want to work for the Smithsonian Police (keeping in mind I have no idea what they do besides protect the museums…)
Space picture of the week: Mental Floss brings us not one, but six gorgeous pictures from the Hubble Telescope, now twenty years old.
I’m gonna pull out an oldie for my review this week. Anyone remember Dark Angel, the TV show produced by James Cameron back in 2000-2002? It had a too-short, 2 season run on Fox. It’s pretty much where Jessica Alba got her start. She’d had several small roles before, but she was the star of this series.
I’ll admit I loved Titanic. So when I discovered James Cameron was producing a TV series, and a semi-futuristic sci-fi one with a bad-ass chick who rides a motorcycle, my interest was piqued. I loved the show. It’s action packed with interesting characters.
In the not-to-distant future, a secret government agency called Manticore is developing genetically enhanced soldiers. Several of these solders, including Max (Jessica Alba) escape and go into hiding in the real world. Years later, Manticore is finally catching up with the escapees. The show is about Max, her attempts to keep her brothers and sisters safe, and her not-quite-romance with social do-gooder Logan Cale (Michael Weatherly – you might know him as Anthony DiNozzo on NCIS.)
William Gregory Lee plays Zack, one of Max’s brothers who also escaped. He takes it upon himself to watch over everyone who escaped and make sure they stay safe. He is still a good soldier, who sticks to the plan of staying on the move, never forming any close relationships, and never allowing himself to be found. This puts him at odds with Max, who has settled in Seattle, and fallen for Logan. He tries to convince her to leave Seattle, that her feelings for Logan are a liability, but she refuses. Even so, he comes back again and again to help Max rescue their brothers and sisters in trouble.
The first season is solid. Good storylines for each episode, and it ends on one helluva cliffhanger. The second season isn’t quite as good. I still enjoyed it, and was disappointed when Fox canceled the series. Where the first season was a bit sci-fi, but still mostly believable as something that could happen in the near future, and something that people who aren’t fans of sci-fi could enjoy, the second one got a little weirder. I still enjoyed it and wanted to see more, but I like sci-fi.
I started rewatching the series last week. I haven’t watched it in about six years, and finished season 1 last night. I’m interested to see if season 2 is a weird, and good, as I remember. Unfortunately, because the series was canceled, a lot of issues were left unresolved. Too bad we’ll never know how it all ended. Even so,