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.
Apr 28, 2008
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.