austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,

Now I need to find my way

Before getting in to Star Trek back then, of course, there was the running of the gauntlet of commercials and announcements to please turn your stupid cell phones off already, one of which I thought featured a guy who looked kind of like Generic British Guy from Enterprise, serving as the agent of a chimpanzee. (It was.) The one attracting my attention most was for Land Of The Lost, since that was one of the first TV shows I grew up loving, and I discovered on DVD that I still love it even if the third season is relatively weak. The first is really, really awesome, though, and only a few episodes involve time-travelling past the point of making a lick of sense. (It's very like the original Star Trek in that way.)

That's not to say I'll see the movie barring a tremendous surprise since, you know, it's a Will Ferrel movie and I've found those contain dangerously high levels of Will Ferrel. I'm told by people whose opinions I trust in other things that there is a good Will Ferrel movie, but I'm not going to see that either. (That `good Will Ferrel movie' seemed to me to have pretty much the same plot as a John Candy movie, and I didn't go to see that one either.)

I do admit, however, that the costumes and the set design based on the trailer looked very tempting. Throwing in miscellaneous junk from past and future that Sid and Marty Krofft would never be able to afford if they put all their budgets for everything together at once is actually fitting the bit where stuff from all over time and space would end up trapped in the Land, yes. And they even managed to create something that looked quite like the canyon edge across which Marshall, Will, and Holly ran to escape Grumpy the tyrannosaur every time they used that same stock footage. Maybe it will result in some fun new Sleestack costumes and makeup for sale for Halloween. Won't see the movie, though.

Trivia: The first systematic study of the effects rail travel had on those who rode trains was in 1857, E A Duchesne's Des chemins de fer et leur influence sur la santé des mécaniciens et des chauffers, (On the railroads and their influence on the health of the engineers and the firemen). Source: The Railway Journey: The Industrialization of Time and Space in the 19th Century, Wolfgang Schivelbusch.

Currently Reading: Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants, Robert Sullivan.


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