— Lost and Found
Delenn has a job!
Mira Furlan has been on the good ol' sci-fi convention circuit since Babylon 5 ended. And I have no problem with that.
Last week she appeared on Lost as the Crazy Lady in the Woods. She was awesome! She delivered bewildering hints about the island: "If we're lucky, it's just more bears." And: "There's no such thing as monsters."
But there is such a thing as a crazy lady in the woods, baby! It was a pivotal role, too — a mystery set up in the second episode of the series, now solved. The answer: Crazy lady. Woods. Delenn.
I don't know and I don't care what the secret is on Lost. I don't want to know. If they Ross-and-Rachel it too early, the show will be deader than INSERT NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SCI-FI SHOW HERE.
Where are all the hot new actors coming from? Hot old actors! This year is the comeback of the experienced actor. If an actor hasn't been on at least one show, he need not apply.
It's amazing to me that the Teri Hatchers and the William Shatners of the world are getting on the cover of USA Today and are guests on Leno again.
I think we should have a Hollywood hiring freeze, so that only ex-sitcom stars and former sci-fi cast members can show the young punks how it's done.
These people know what it's like to be on the mountaintop (some of them, anyway).
Bonus Tune: Spinerprise
Brent Spiner's 3-part appearance on Enterprise is done, and man alive, was it good. I don't mean good in a diminished-expectations kind of way, I mean it was actually cleverly written and acted. What's up with that?
It's Spiner, man. He stole every scene he was in. I didn't even freak out when pro wrestler Big Show appeared, spray-painted green. For me, this is saying a lot.
Two more good things:
1) The Orion slave girls! Ten years of next-generation Trek on television, and this is the first time any of the people involved have thought to do something with the Orion slave girls? Who's running these shows, anyway?
2) Finally, an actual connection between Khan Noonien Singh and Noonien Soong, instead of the silly similarity of their names. This didn't really bug me all these years, not at all. Nope. Not even a little.
Can Brent Spiner be on every week? He could concoct some wacky scheme, and have Archer foil it every week, like Dr. Smith on Lost in Space, but less jittery.
I reiterate that I want nothing further that is new from Enterprise. Old characters. Old storylines. Old aliens. Bring on The Riddler playing another black-and-white dude! (Or is that a white and black dude?) And no Klingon Head Bumps! Down with the bumps! I want me some smooth-headed Klingons.
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