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March 8th, 2007


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10:10 am - Not Reading This Would Be Grounds for Immediate Disqualification
This past Sunday I went to WonderCon with hobviously and her friend to see the Drive panel (and also because they think Richard Hatch is really hot).

The good folks over at DriveFans.com asked me to write a report for the site, so I did! Look at me, all providing an exclusive. And because I've got Chronic Pop Culture Referencing Disorder (CPCRD), look for the following:
  • Law and Order
  • Knight Rider
  • The Dukes of Hazzard
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Heroes
  • Firefly
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Wonderfalls
  • Days of Thunder
  • Avatar
  • Angel
  • Felicity
  • Prison Break

    At the end, there's a link to Allyson's report, which is less boring.

    APRIL 15, YOU GUYS.

    Poll #942587 There are no wrong answers to this question.

    Will you be watching Drive?

    YES!!!!!!!!!
    42(44.7%)
    Yes!
    17(18.1%)
    Yes.
    15(16.0%)
    Sure. Fine. Whatever.
    11(11.7%)
    Radio button!
    9(9.6%)

    Current Mood: excitedexcited
    Current Music: Rainer Maria - Alchemy
  • (58 memoirs | Describe me as "inscrutable")

    Comments:


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    From:raelee
    Date:March 8th, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
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    Well, that answers the question I haven't had a chance to ask you about seeing Jericho on Sunday! Also, is it bad that I can actually hear the L&O music in my head as I read the first paragraph of your report?
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    From:spectralbovine
    Date:March 8th, 2007 06:26 pm (UTC)
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    Heeee. It's bad but AWESOME. I don't know why that even came to me. I didn't know how else to start. Then my CPCRD kicked in.
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    From:latropita
    Date:March 8th, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
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    You know, the emphasis on "secret and illegal car race" kind of reminds me of the whole "government cover-up of the existence of extra-terrestrials." Which isn't necesarily a bad thing, as long as Nathan doesn't suddenly go to the store for an entire season. Regardless, I put the premiere on a post-it by my TV schedule.
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    From:spectralbovine
    Date:March 8th, 2007 06:26 pm (UTC)
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    In episode 17, Nathan gets trapped in a FLAMING BOXCAR!
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    From:quaint_shopgirl
    Date:March 8th, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC)
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    Thanks for the recap! Kinda felt like I was reliving it :)

    I'm sorry I missed you, though. Ddid you come by the Browncoats table?
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    From:spectralbovine
    Date:March 8th, 2007 06:41 pm (UTC)
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    I did! Shit, were you there? I'm sorry I missed you too. We stopped by the table after the panel and grabbed some stuff like a Buffy comic poster and the fake driver's license.
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    From:peri_peteia
    Date:March 8th, 2007 06:39 pm (UTC)
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    ORANGE IS FOR AIRBENDERS COW. ORANGE IS FOR AIRBENDERS.
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    From:spectralbovine
    Date:March 8th, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC)
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    ORANGE IS THE COLOR OF FIRE.

    WHAT THE HELL COLOR IS THE FIRE NATION, THEN? RED??

    OKAY, PROBABLY RED.
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    From:shpyum
    Date:March 8th, 2007 06:47 pm (UTC)
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    I would post this in *my* lj, but no one will care but you:

    This morning, I was watching "The Waterbending Scroll" (and can I just say? Yay pirates!) and Momo was making the EXACT SAME little trilling noises that TinyCat makes. And then FatAssCat came up and was all humongous and cuddly and overshadowing TinyCat and licking people inappropriately and unlike any other creature on Earth, and I was like, HOLY CRAP, I am soooo dressing up the cats as Appa and Momo for Halloween! Unfortunately, I will have to somehow attach tales to them both. This should prove interesting, as MiniCat doesn't really know what a tail is, and every time she meets a creature with one she follows it around and whaps at it.

    Also? I plan on having Nathan, er, Drive viewing parties.
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    From:spectralbovine
    Date:March 8th, 2007 06:51 pm (UTC)
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    High-risk traders!

    And hee to the cats!
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    From:pidgehuss
    Date:March 8th, 2007 06:49 pm (UTC)
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    Ha, I had very little idea what was going on with this show, since I've only seen a scant few commercials on TV and I don't get past "Captain Tightpants!" chanting in my head to actually note the name of the show, or when it's coming or anything about it. But I went to the website and saw that Melanie Lynskey is also in it and that's all I really need to be sold. I have yet to dislike a project she's been it.

    Yay, Fillion's going to be back on my TV!
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    From:spectralbovine
    Date:March 8th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
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    I don't think I've seen Melanie Lynskey in anything, but people really seem to like her!
    From:bostonben
    Date:March 8th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
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    Hmm. A number of those references are to shows that don't interest me or that I actively detest, but depending on how my time looks, I may try to catch it. I'll ask my LA peeps about it.
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    From:spectralbovine
    Date:March 8th, 2007 07:11 pm (UTC)
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    Oh, God, those references are me, not the show. Did you read the report? Just because I make reference to a show doesn't mean it has anything to do with Drive at all.
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    From:miniglik
    Date:March 8th, 2007 07:29 pm (UTC)
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    From your write-up: Nathan explains that Alex is a landscaper, leaving off the puzzling "rogue" modifier used in the press materials (sadly, no one asks, "What's a rogue landscape?")

    Hee! Dude. That's one of those jokes that never gets old to me. Never. I could listen to it once a week for 10 years and still giggle madly. (Also, dance offs. Always. Funny.) Oh, how I miss you Joss.


    The show looks good. Yay.
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    From:upanashad
    Date:March 8th, 2007 07:40 pm (UTC)
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    I liked your write-up. I even read the whole thing, which I don't usually do if things are long, but you write well (have I mentioned that?). AND I even got some of the pop-culture references, the obvious ones, which is impressive because I have Chronic Not Getting Pop Culture References Disorder (CNGPCRD).
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    From:spectralbovine
    Date:March 8th, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC)
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    I even read the whole thing, which I don't usually do if things are long, but you write well (have I mentioned that?).
    Thank you! You may have mentioned that, but as with most things I write, this didn't turn out as well as I'd imagined.

    AND I even got some of the pop-culture references, the obvious ones, which is impressive because I have Chronic Not Getting Pop Culture References Disorder (CNGPCRD).
    Hee! And also, DAMMIT. This reminds me to fucking add the two references I know you got. I can't believe I left them out of the list, since it's probably the best line in the whole thing.
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    From:soleta_nf
    Date:March 8th, 2007 09:22 pm (UTC)
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    I like the three different levels of yesses, and the replacing of the ticcy with radio button squee. Neat that your byline on the site is Polter-Cow (and not, you know, your real name). Also, you talk about being unmotivated to write and such - but you have a *lot* of awesome publishing credits now that would look fabulous on a query letter for a book on pop culture. Something to think about anyway. :) Also, very nice write-up. You're really good at this.
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    From:spectralbovine
    Date:March 8th, 2007 09:25 pm (UTC)
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    Ha, thanks. If I wrote a book on pop culture, it would just be a string of references to all my favorite shows.
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    From:magnolia888
    Date:March 9th, 2007 12:05 am (UTC)
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    So basically this show is Cannonball Run: The TV Show?

    Or Gumball Rally, which is better. Except without Raul Julia, who is the best thing about Gumball Rally.

    I'm having a hard time seeing the appeal in this show, but apparently this Nathan dude is the draw for people, I'm guessing?
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    From:spectralbovine
    Date:March 9th, 2007 12:25 am (UTC)
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    Tim Minear was the draw for me, originally, before Nathan was attached. The dude makes good television.

    I don't see how this is NOT appealing to people. It's pretty people in fast cars! It's all that's great about America!
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    From:shamoogity
    Date:March 9th, 2007 01:13 am (UTC)
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    Rogue Landscape! Even if I hadn't already wanted to watch the show, that write-up would have made me want to watch just to read your reactions.
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    From:shpyum
    Date:March 9th, 2007 11:52 pm (UTC)
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    Yesterday, Casa SHP:
    SHP: Joe, we have to watch this new show, Drive.
    MrPunk: *raises skeptical eyebrow as if to say, "Honey, we don't have time for another show, even if Psych is on hiatus"* "What's it about?
    SHP: It has Tim Minear (explains to Joe who Tim Minear is) and Mal! And it's about (explains premise)
    MrPunk: Honey, if you put a shiny diamond in a pile of crap, you just get a crap-covered diamond.
    SHP: CAPTAIN MALCOLM REYNOLDS!
    MrPunk: Terrible premise.
    SHP: But, Sunil, who--
    MrPunk: Honey, I know who Sunil is.
    SHP: Oh. Well. Sunil saw the pilot and said we should watch it.
    MrPunk: *sighs* Ok, we'll watch it.

    The Polter-Cow stamp of approval now holds sway with MrPunk. You are taking over the world.
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    From:spectralbovine
    Date:March 9th, 2007 11:54 pm (UTC)
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    Haaaaaaaa.

    I only read the pilot. I didn't see it. But my approval still stands! And I'm...sort of flabbergasted that I have so much influence over a man who hardly knows me.

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