July 19, 2004

My Australian Idol Blog

With Series 2 having just started, and my posts on the subject being some of the most visited and discussed on this site, I have set up a separate blog to discuss Australian Idol, the Idol phenomenon and talent development in general: dez's idolChat. Check it out.

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June 14, 2004

Aussie Big Brother Evictee Stages Pro Refugee Protest

Several housemates in Season 4 of Big Brother Australia have been putting the real in reality TV.

Recently on the two hour late night show which is streamed live from the house, several housemates engaged in a frank discussion about Australia's involvement in the war in Iraq, covering all sides of the spectrum on this issue. It was probably quite reflective of the range of views held by the general public tough there were many complaints that it was aired.

Then on last nights eviction show, the latest evictee Merlin taped up his mouth, flashed a "Free the Refugees" sign and refused to speak for the rest of the show. It caused quite a stir to say the least.

The issue of mandatory detention of Asylum Seekers is another controversial issue here in Australia with the Australian Government's position being heavily criticised by several human rights organisations.

Today Merlin broke his silence on why he did what he did.

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May 29, 2004

Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy is No.1 of the Kick-Ass TV Chicks

Via WHEDONesque, Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy is No.1 of E!Online's Top 10 Kick-Ass TV Chicks of all time. Some of my other favourites got a mention too. Lucy Lawless as Xena came in at Number 10 and Aussie Peta Wilson's La Femme Nikita came in at 7. Also noteworthy, Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman was Number 8, Farrah Fawcett came in at at 4, Heather Locklear at 3 and Diana Rigg's at Emma Peel at 2.

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April 23, 2004

Garner to stick with Alias indefinitely

I have really been enjoying Alias this season especially with the addition of (our) Melissa George. I think it's become edgier and Jennifer Garner is just a superstar, no to ways about it. Anyway, Sci Fi Wire reports that Garner officially signed to return for season four and added that she plans to stick with the show indefinitely. Cool!

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April 18, 2004

Roswell Movie In Works?

Sci Fi Wire reports Roswell Movie In Works?

The British Hotdog magazine reported a rumor that the canceled SF TV series Roswell may come back as a feature film, in part due to the success of the show's DVD sets. Series creator Jason Katims is reportedly looking at continuing the adventures of Isabel (Katherine Heigl), Michael (Brendan Fehr), Max (Jason Behr) and Liz (Shiri Appleby) in a movie.

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February 20, 2004

Buffy Park

For fans of both series, Scenes from Buffy done as South Park Cartoons

Heck, it cheered me up after all that depressing news about Angel.

[Link courtesy WHEDONesque]

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January 17, 2004

J.J. Abrams: 'Superman' Still Flies?, Hints Alias' Future

Some Superman from the man who also gave us Felicity,

J.J. Abrams, who wrote the script for Warner Brothers' proposed new Superman movie, told Sci Fi Wire that he's optimistic that the much-delayed project will still move forward. "I'm hopeful," he said in an interview at ABC television's winter press preview, where he was promoting his series, Alias. "It was a blast to [write]. I'm crossing my fingers. I hope they do it, because I'd love to see that movie. I love working with the director, McG, so we'll see what happens. I'd love to make it work." More

Also see what Abrams has to say about what's in store for the second half of the third season of Alias.

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January 16, 2004

Emma Caulfield interview.

Emma Caulfield talks to TV Guide about her new movie "I Want to Marry Ryan Banks" in which she stars opposite Jason Priestly. There is also a brief mention about and Anya's death in the Buffy finale.

[Link courtesy WHEDONesque]

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January 11, 2004

Seinfeld Videos

You can find the Full Episode Seinfeld Videos at this site along with over 100 short video clips from the show.

[Link courtesy Lockergnome Tech News Watch]

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January 10, 2004

Is there Life After Buffy?

I really do wonder Is there Life After Buffy?. According to this Eye Weekly article,

the perfect Buffy Hangover Helper: mix one episode of the new yet only slightly improved Angel, an episode of Alias and as many episodes of The O.C. as will fit in your container. Shake until fizzy, then gulp and grin. None of these shows can match Buffy's grandeur, but taken together, they provide enough familiar elements to fill the void.

The only show I don't watch on that list is The O.C. but I've decided to give it a try.

But I don't think Alias is anywhere close to Buffy nor can I agree that Sydney Bristow of the spy series Alias is our pick to fill Buffy's ass-kicking boots. The show doesn't have the same level of emotional engagement, is a little to formulaic and boring in places and lacks a real sense of humour though the some of the supporting cast do try hard with the scripts they are given. What I do like is that some of my favourite Felicity stars have pooped up occasionally (Both shows share the same creator so this is no coincidence).

Dark Angel was the only other show that really hooked me like Buffy but was unfairly axed after only two seasons. Now Max was an ass-kicker and that show really had an edge.

So I'm still waiting for a show will blow me away like Buffy and DA.

[Link courtesy WHEDONesque]

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