Film(s): Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi
On Wednesday, I participated in the Course of the Force, a relay benefiting the Make-a-Wish foundation (find out more about that here. And you can watch the Day 2 recap video which includes yours truly below). After sporting my Princess Leia hair and R2D2 tank top while interacting with other Star Wards fans, in costume and out, I naturally had a huge urge to re-watch these seminal films. [And I refuse to call them Episodes 4, 5, and 6; though I will occasionally refer to the 1977 film as Star Wars: A New Hope]. A reporter asked me what my favorite movie and/or scene was? Movie has got to be Empire Strikes Back. But I’m a big fan of the scene with Leia and the Ewok making friends on the log. What’s your favorite movie and/or scene?
Bonus Film: Pacific Rim
Why? Because it is giant man-made and piloted robots fighting giant robots! Who doesn’t want to see that? ’m going to see it this weekend. Are you?
Comic(s): Pandora #1 and Justice League #22
I bought Pandora last week, but because I was too busy relaxing in Lake Tahoe I didn’t actually read anything last week (despite the fact several comics I follow were released). Pandora is a new book and a precursor for the upcoming Trinity War between the various Justice Leagues. And of course Justice League #22 came out this week which kicks off the Trinity War. I think it’s a fascinating concept to pit all these different super heroes with comparable powers against each other, but I feel like the lead up to the Trinity could have been developed a little more fully. In any case, I’ll keep reading because I like the teams of sups.
PS I’ll be writing a monthly blog over at Geek Girl Pen Pals Club the first Friday of every month about DC Comics. Come say ‘Hi’ over there.
Television: Vikings and Bates Motel
I’m headed to Comic Con next week (more on that later) and while I haven’t completely worked out my schedule and priority must-sees (Comic Con is the best place to learn about the economic concepts of trade-offs and opportunity costs!), I know there will be panels for Vikings and Bates Motel. These are exciting shows and could be worthwhile panels. The trouble is the will almost certainly be teasing there upcoming seasons and re-capping the previous ones. I decided I better get watching if I want to avoid spoilers.
Book(s): Redshirts by John Scalzi
This one if actually a two-fer. It’s an offical alt pick for the Sword and Laser book club and it’s also nominated for a Hugo Award. I’m desperately trying to get through the all the nominees in the main writing categories before the July 31st voting deadline. By becoming a supporting (i.e. non-attending) member of LoneStarCon (for only $60), you have the ability to nominate and vote for the Hugo Awards. Another benefit to this membership is the online voter packet, which includes electronic copies of a majority of the nominations. I am officially a supporting member of LoneStarCon and am looking forward to voting. It means I have a lot of reading to get through still, but that’s definitely a nerd girl problem.
So, what’s on your radar this week?