Saturday, May 25, 2013

New and Noteworthy (Warehouse 13, David Walsh, Star Trek "Pre-boots")

In today's edition:

* Warehouse 13 has been cancelled, which means that its fifth season will be its last - news which has been a surprise given how happy the channel had seemed to be with the flagship show of the rebranded channel. However, it seems less surprising when one considers their decreasing interest in original dramatic programming (even softcore genre material of this kind) in favor of reality TV and wrestling, with such content as they do air typically imports (like Merlin, Lost Girl and Continuum, and the upcoming Sinbad and Primeval: New World).

* Three pieces by David Walsh. The first is a follow-up to his earlier consideration of Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty which responds to later revelations about the film's production. The other two discuss Baz Luhrmann's hit remake of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, with the first a review of the movie which considers a side of Fitzgerald and his book that you very likely did not encounter in high school; and the second an examination of some recent misadventures of the tiresome Prince Harry and company through the lens of the novel, and the film, in turn, through Luhrmann's associations with British royals.

* An amusing piece from SFX's Nick Setchfield on what Star Trek might have looked like had it first appeared in the 1890s, 1930s, 1950s or 1970s.

The Syfy Channel
12/20/12
Warehouse 13
12/17/12
My Posts on Star Trek
12/16/12

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