William Shatner’s tribute to George Lucas. This is why I have broadband.
(Hat tip: The Volokh Conspiracy)
(You know, I can’t believe I didn’t have a Television Department until now. How could I not have realized the importance of having a Television Department?)
Spoilers for the 24 season finale after the jump.
Audrey Raines, daughter of Secretary-of-Defense-William-Devane, is reviled perhaps even more than Kim Bauer was during the first couple of seasons.
“Oh, good, we get to see Audrey bleeding to death, yet again.”
“Crap! Awdrey’s gonna survive.”
“Yeah Audrey’s fine. she’s propped up against a dumpster, bleeding out.”
And everybody thinks this season’s villains are losers compared Marwan….at least until the Jack Bauer v.s. Robocop thing started to shape up.
I haven’t been following the group from the beginning, so I don’t understand some of the references. They call President Charles Logan “President Manilow” because he “makes Barry Manilow look like Vin Diesel,” but I can’t figure out why they call him “President Handbag”…unless it’s because the Miami Herald won’t let Dave Barry say “douchbag.”
On the other hand, I understand the references to the “First Cleavage.” And I agree with everybody about WonderChloe a.k.a. the “sexy pouting goddess of reconfiguring things.”
Here are some other comments lifted from thousands so far this season:
imagine being CTU Human Resources…
“I used to work here, but I got de-instated…”
“but then I got re-instated…, and then re-de-instated…”
“is my 401k in a flank 2 position?”
“so then I got de-re-de-instated…”
“but that’s ok, ’cause it got cleared…”
“We’ll need your manager’s approval to maintain your healthcare coverage…you know, in case you get shot in the thigh…”
“My manager is in holding…can I have the TAC Team sign off?…”
And of course…Edgar is still dead.
I keep seeing ads like this:
This Fall A Woman Will Be President
Commander In Chief
It’s a TV series on ABC. That’s all I know about it. I don’t know who’s in it or who made it, and I don’t want to know.
I guess it’s about a woman president. How does that make it a series? Every time I see that ad I think “Okay, a woman president and…and…?”
I’m trying to picture what it could be about. I mean, if “The President is a Woman” is your only series concept, how many episodes can you get?
That gets them to the winter hiatus. After that, they’re out of series-specific story ideas, so they’re just West Wing with a chick. I suppose they could stretch it with a few episodes about how hard it is to be a President and a mommy or something.
Heck, I don’t know anything about it. It could be brilliant. But can I just point out that Battlestar Galactica has had a woman president for almost two years now?
Update: I gave in and checked out the show a little more.
Geena Davis is playing Vice President Mackenzie Allen, who succeeds a dying President.
Sample dialog (via tv.com):
Vice President Allen: I’m going to go out there, and I’m going to take the oath of office. I’m going to run this government…. and if some Islamic nations can’t tolerate a female president, then I promise you…. it will be more their problem than mine!
Jim: Madame Vice President, I must insist that you strongly consider resigning…..
Vice President Allen: Jim, you’re not in a position to insist how I take my coffee!
Apparently, an episode has already aired. Little did I know.