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"It's important to think. It's what separates us from lentils."

What a particularly delightful score David Newman's Jingle All the Way is!!! The music sounds like an impossibly cheerful action movie; it rivals David Shire's Max Dugan Returns in its good-naturedness! While I tend to like Newman's comedy scores, this one is exceptional.

Hopefully someday soon we'll get a release of Newman's score for The Freshman.

Speaking of David Newman... I am loading his score for Galaxy Quest onto my iPod right now. Should I file it under "Comedy" or "Sci-Fi" in the genre? Is there anybody else in the universe to whom that question would even occur to?

And speaking of iRobby... he took a tumble today. The iPod itself is fine, but the protective case is broken, the front panel came off. I will have to replace it tomorrow.
Fandom meme, yoinked from revolos55

Pick 6 shows...
1. Carnivàle
2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
3. I, Claudius
4. Star Trek (The Original Series)
5. Firefly
6. Farscape

  1. Who is your favorite character from #2?
    That's a rough question, especially as I really like all of the main characters. I guess I'd have to go with Xander Harris, though.

  2. Who is your least favorite character from #4?
    Christine Chapel. Whom I must admit I don't really mind all that much.

  3. What would a crossover between #1 and #5 include?
    Jayne versus Stroud! River versus Iris! Mal versus Belyakov! Inara versus Rita Sue!

  4. Who is your favorite ship from #6?
    Heh... I'd have to go with John Crichton and Ka'Dargo, if only because their on-screen relationship so implies it...

  5. If you were to set one person from #3 and one person from #6 on a blind date, who would they be?
    Livia and Scorpius, no question. Whether or not the universe could possibly survive the two of them meeting is a completely different story.

  6. If you could meet one person from #4 and spend the day with them, who would it be and what would you do?
    Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott, who could build me a phaser. Which I wouldn't misuse at all, I promise.

  7. If you could change one thing about #2's plotline, what would you change?
    Hmmm... I would have either altered some of the details of Giles' battle with Willow at the conclusion of Season 6 or have made something much more horrific and painful happen to Riley before Buffy has a chance to meet him.

  8. Explain a relationship between two people (not necessarily romantic) from show #5 and why you like the relationship between them.
    It's a good thing that I don't have to use a romantic relationship, because one of my favorites in Firefly was most decidedly not romantic; Mal and Zoe. In fact, there is an entire episode ("War Stories") devoted to explaining how very not romantic it is (even Jayne is wigged out by the idea of the two of them hooking up). These two were soldiers together, and that is what defines them to each other. There is complete and utter trust between the two of them because they know each other in ways that nobody else could possibly understand. One of the things that signals to a loyal viewer that not everything is all right with Mal at the beginning of Serenity is because it is Zoe, of all people, who questions some of the decisions he's been making.

  9. If the lead title characters (first names in the credits) from #1 and #3 were both drowning, and you could only save one, who would it be?
    With all apologies to Claudius, I'd have to save Samson first.

  10. If you could change the title characters' order in the credits for #4, what order would you choose?
    I'd bring James Doohan, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Keonig and Majel Barrett to the main title (which they would be if the show were made only a few years later anyway).

  11. If you were able to add a new character, any kind of character you wanted, to the storyline of #6, what would the character be like, and what would their role be?
    Sheesh... I can't possibly imagine how I could top Noranti. Maybe a disenfranchised drunken Scarran...?

  12. What happens in your favorite episode of show #2?
    All of the adults eat band candy and start behaving like teenagers! Guess what the title of the episode is!

  13. If you could kill off one of the characters in #1, who would it be and how would you do it?
    Oof... that's a rough one, partly because it was such a good ensemble but mostly because I don't know whom Daniel Knauf would have killed off anyway (and whether or not their deaths would really have taken). I wouldn't mind seeing the ferris wheel fall on Burley, though. What a whiny bitch.

  14. If you got the chance to visit the set for either show #3 or show #5, which would you choose?
    Once again, I'd have to go with having a chance to be on board the Serenity on that one.

  15. If you could date anyone from any of these shows, which show and which person would it be?
    Eeks. I'm having the same problem that revolos55 did when she took this. Many of the characters I am most attracted to would be pretty lousy to have to deal with on a relationship level (and in some cases, it wouldn't apply; I don't think anyone ever 'dates' Faith). If I can't throw open my choice of Star Trek original series to encompass the Kirstie Alley version of Saavik (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is technically a sequel not only to Star Trek: The Motion Picture, but to the episode of "Space Seed," so I'd be on some pretty solid footing if that were the case), I'd have to go with Kaylee too.
Tags: buffy/angel, carnivàle, david newman, david shire, farscape, film music, firefly, i claudius, memes, star trek
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