Temperance.. of sorts

Posted on Fri 24 September 2004 in general

After a generally frustrating day of bug-hunting at work I went to the Gym for the first time this week. I didn't swim as much as usual because my shoulder is still spacked from Maelstrom (sleeping on the blow up bed was OK, but it really needs 2 people to properly balance out). I almost immediately reversed any good I'd done myself by eating the remains of the previous nights Beef Stroganof in a new artery hardening creating called Beef Stroganof Stir Fry. I've packed my kit bag with the intention of exploring the Didsbury branch of the gym after work (especially since I had a rather nice meal with a pint of Speckled Hen for lunch). Next week I get back to my normal scheduled keep fit regime, honest!

Although I'm resisting watching the actual films until a more social occasion I thought I'd take a trip through the bonus DVD. I haven't touched the main documentary yet but I quite like the featurettes. I think I understand some of Mr Lucas's fiddling now I've got the context of how dramatically the story/film changed as it was developed. Even watching the original teaser trailer gives you an idea of how many post-production changes went in before the film was released. The development of the light saber featurette also appealed to my (minor) film geekery although I accept most people get bored by these sort of additions. The gag reel was quite funny, especially in one of the Ewok vs Imperial Troopers where you can hear the crew shouting "beat the shit out of them!". The most surprising
thing I'm going to admit to is I'm actually quite looking forward to Episode III having seen some of the teaser stuff on the disc. I don't think the dialog is going to be great or that Hayden Christensen will suddenly develop some acting talent. However the [STRIKEOUT:sword]light-saber fights look like they will be cool :-D

And finally, meme time:

  1. Think of a word you would use to describe me.
  2. Go to Google Image Search and search for that word.
  3. Select the picture you see as most fitting, and post it (or a link to it) as a reply, along with the word