Apr 28, 2008

My kind of weekend

What did I do this weekend you ask? Or maybe you don't, but I'm gonna tell you anyway. I watched all three Indiana Jones movies one day and the next I watched ten episodes of Battlestar Galactica in a row. Totally geeked-out? Never! If I didn't have work today I'd still be watching Battlestar.


Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (they could have made that title shorter) hits theaters May 22. My friend had the idea that we should have a marathon of the previous three. I was totally up for it because I love Indy and anyway it wouldn't be nearly as tough as when we decided to watch all three Lord of the Rings movies in one day. The extended editions no less. My mind has never fully recovered from that.

It was a lot of fun. We got loads of junkfood to pig out on and settled in for a long day. Raiders of the Lost Ark was great of course. I'm happy that Karen Allen is back in the new movie to play Marion. Temple of Doom, which has always been my least favorite of the three for almost nothing else but that bug scene, went by pretty quickly. We took a break before we started The Last Crusade (my favorite) because that's the longest of the bunch. But even that was over before we knew it. It was only 9 o'clock! I only wished that Lego Indiana Jones was already out so we could have kept it going that way.

It's amazing what DVD's have done to tv shows. Around the middle of my ten hour Battlestar viewing yesterday I realized how grateful I was that I could watch the next episode immediately. This was especially felt when I got to the end of the first half of season two. When it aired there was about a five month hiatus before the next episode. If you've watched the show regularly since it's aired I applaud you for making it through those months.

The thing I love about Battlestar Gallactica is that, for me anyway, you can never like one character for too long before a horrible personality trait comes forward and you start to realize what a terrible person they are. But then a few episodes later, sometimes even the next episode, you're back to loving them again. Such great things are happening, I can't wait to continue. If only I had eight hours a day I could devote to watching it all the time.


6 comments:

GeekBoy said...

So how far are you from being caught up with Battlestar Galactica at this point?

Nerdy Bird said...

I haven't watched any since last weekend so I'm two episodes into the second half of season 2. And it's like a drug, I didn't want to stop there. Hopefully some more this weekend though not nearly as much as last time, haha.

GeekBoy said...

I'm jealous that you have so many "new" episodes to watch yet! Although not getting spoiled must be a nightmare. My friend Charlie is a season behind, and he totally got spoiled about a major plot point at the Comic Con BSG panel last month. I got spoiled too, but only for that week's episode.

By the way, I was playing Lego Star Wars with Freakgirl's cousin's kids last weekend, and I got them all excited by showing them the trailers for both Lego Indiana Jones and Lego Batman (coming in September).

Nerdy Bird said...

Haha, yeah I can understand the jealousy. And it's beyond a nightmare trying to not get spoiled. I went to imdb to find someone's name a while ago and got spoiled by a picture they had up. It's tough. And I REALLY wanted to go to the panel at the con but knew I couldn't.

Nice! Spread the word about the Lego games. I actually saw the trailer for the Batman game before the Indy but that one's coming out later. I want them both now! Those games are way too much fun.

GeekBoy said...

I can't tell you how many times in a day I wish I could just hold down the "B" button, then watch my hands quickly put something together as I listen to that satisfying "click clack click" noise. If I could design websites like that, my job would be so much easier! :)

Nerdy Bird said...

Hahahahaha! That would be AMAZING. If you can figure out how to do that let me know.