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Old 11-22-2005, 04:30 PM
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Old 11-26-2005, 12:48 AM
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Lost - Mira Furlan

I just read that Mira is in Lost.
I don't know the series but the box is out.
Is it any good? At the office no one seems to agree and they're more on the side of bl.... awful. Lost but not hungry, hair perfectly done, clean-shaven... it all adds up to non-believable.
What is your impression of it?
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Old 11-28-2005, 09:50 AM
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I just read that Mira is in Lost.
I don't know the series but the box is out.
Is it any good? At the office no one seems to agree and they're more on the side of bl.... awful. Lost but not hungry, hair perfectly done, clean-shaven... it all adds up to non-believable.
What is your impression of it?
Lost seems to be "love it" or "hate it" sort of thing. Fewer people in the middle ground. The premise has some supernatural elements, and that puts a number of folks off. As far as the specific things mentioned, I'm not sure those are accurate. They do have hunger, and they deal with that in a couple of episodes. They are pretty much not clean shaven. In fact, in flashbacks they usually find some way to have the character shaggy there, probably so the actor doesn't have to shave and then regrow the stubble for the present timeline. Hair perfectly done isn't something you see regularly, either. Also, their clothes are getting pretty worn. I think they're handling that part pretty well, but where a lot of people have a problem with believability is in things like the fact that plane broke up in mid air, but all these people survived. Mind you, the survivors themselves have questioned this, thus the supernatural aspect. I thought the first season was clever and fresh. The second season they seem to be working the "stall" a little too much, so I don't think it's as good. I feel as though some of the mysteries should be paying off. Anyways, that's my thoughts on it.
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Old 11-28-2005, 10:05 AM
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One other thing to remember with Lost is that they've only been on the island for about 44 days for the first season. They covered finding fresh water in the second or third episode and a couple of the people are good at hunting and getting seafood for food. As time goes on, the clothes are getting more worn. They did recover a fair amount of luggage so I'm sure there were a number of razors in that so not everyone is going to be shaggy right away.

I like the show because of the characters and backstory more than because of any island mysteries.

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Old 11-28-2005, 02:24 PM
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I think I would probably enjoy watching Lost for the first time on DVD rather than television, because the pace is so glacially slow. I can easily imagine watching 10 or 12 episodes in a row if given the oportunity. And yes, I like the flashbacks more than the contemorary action as well, particularly the way they retro-fit details of other character's pasts into somebody else's story. For anybody wanting to know if they should pick up the DVDs for initial viewing, I would heartily recommend it.
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Old 11-28-2005, 04:39 PM
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I am watching American Gothic (finally out on DVD) and beyond Gary Cole (of course) there is ol' Soul Hunter himself, W. Morgan Sheppard, in a fun little role as the scary neighbor. An unmistakable voice.
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Old 11-28-2005, 05:44 PM
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Had the opportunity to once again meet Claudia C and Peter J this passed weekend, at an event in the UK.


As many B5 fans already know, these are 2 B5 guests that really liven up the place.


Claudia was her usual bubbly, witty, slighty naughty/rude, excellent self - She spent a LOT of time with her fans, signed anything placed in front of her, and was happy to pose for photos with folks, even multiple ones like one of her with Sharon and Luke AND THEN one with the 4 of us together too - but on THIS PARTICULAR occasion...it was Peter that really pushed the boat out just that extra yard. Don't get me wrong, SHE WAS GREAT. Though I used to be quite upset about how/why she left the show amid the 4-5 seasons I wasn't about to hold that against her. A person has to do what is best for his/her own career, though I don't agree with how she went about it. I t was not going to stop me wanting to meet her again - nor was I going to spoil it Sharon (FireBird), who had never met either CC or PJ, by 'throwing all my toys out of the pram'.


Our boy LUKE is 8yrs old and is autistic, so has a definite delay in his literacy skills, trying to get him to write anything is always a struggle, but when he met Peter (he calls him the 'man with big hair'), the two seemed to really bond. Peter was such a star...he asked Luke to select a B5 trading card from his 'special box' and on doing this PJ made a joke about not really being sure how to spell Luke's name and could he help him to get it right...? WITHOUT HESITATION Luke took up a pen and wrote out his name (Major Miracle!) and using this, PJ took up the card that Luke had chosen and personalised, dedicated, autographed it and gave it to Luke as a gift! We were lost for words, it was such a generous thing to do. I can only assume that it was a combination of 3 things....an equal split between showing appreciation to loyal,fans long after the show has finished...being a consumate professional...having a child that is around Luke's age.

It was a great day.
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Old 11-28-2005, 06:19 PM
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That's great, LightStorm, thanks for sharing!

I've got a really obscure one...I think. Remember the guy who pretended to be a teep in 'Grey 17 is missing'--the one who said he thought Zack was cute, too? I think it's the same actor who's in a Ford Fusion commercial. It shows a guy dragging trash cans to the curb only to see the garbage truck pulling away down the street. Don't ask my why I noticed, but I'm pretty sure that's him.

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Old 11-28-2005, 08:43 PM
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Did anyone see Jeff Conaway aka Zak Allen on tv tonight. He is on a Celebrity's losing weight program.(can't remember the name) Well, he just tripped out totally. He ranted and raved it looked like he was on something and he just as much said so. To bad. Unless he was acting. If he was he did a good job. You can never tell about these so called reality programs.
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Don't know if this counts as a spot, more a mention. I'm just back from Doom (not as bad as I thought BTW, if you liked T3, you'll like this) and at one point a character uses a severd hand to bypass a DNA scan when it works the computer says "Doctor Patricia Talman recognised" - lyta's turning up in wierd places or Jeff Crammond is a B5 fan.
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Old 12-02-2005, 11:05 AM
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Draal (John Schuck) was on Law and Order: SVU this past Wednesday. He was a Police Chief chewing out the Cap'n. The episode was about a molester from New Orleans who broke out of prison during Katrina, took 3 girls who lost their family in N.O., and rode to New York in a van driven by a dude who worked at a government lab which specialized in germ warfare (anthrax, the plague, and the like). It was a nice "What the Hell" episode instead of one about child rape and/or kiddie porn.
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Old 12-02-2005, 03:01 PM
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Speaking of Draal, does anyone know why Louis Turenne was replaced by John Schuck? Obviously it wasn't a hatred of B5, since he comes back as Brother Theo...

Did he just not like the makeup, the same reason that Julie Caitlin Brown left?

I did a site search and found nothing about this.
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Old 12-02-2005, 03:09 PM
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Louis Turenne was still recovering from a stroke at the time, and although the role had been offered to him at the time, he turned it down because he didn't think he was ready to come back at that point, which is why the role was recast, and JMS eventually offered him the role of Brother Theo in season three.
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Old 12-15-2005, 03:33 PM
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I have just bought the first season of THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN starring George Reeves from 1951(?) I think.

Who should be in the theatrical feature SUPERMAN AND THE MOLE-MEN but B5's own Jeff Corey - the man in between himself (RIP). When you see him in SUPERMAN he must have been about thirty years old then, so to see him looking so well and acting with such vigour in season three's "Z'Ha'Dum" when he MUST have been in his late 70s or early 80s was tremendous. What a great shame. I never realised that he'd died.
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Old 12-15-2005, 08:06 PM
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I believe that I posted this in the WOTW thread, but Corey was also in the episode "An Eye for an Eye."
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