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26 February 2009 @ 03:47 pm
You spin my head right round, right round...  
Six in my icon is how I am feeling right now. Calm, content, relaxed. Even after kind of an...interesting week, I feel very much at ease at this moment. I'm sure it's not going to last, so I'm savioring this feeling. I'll have more about some RL later, there's much to report back on what's been happening lately. F'reals.

Supernatural has been renewed for a fifth season! As if that's news to anyone, honestly. Besides, it's not entirely surprising that it got picked up, what after the stellar ratings sky-rocketing this season alone and all. Kripke can now finish the story he's telling in its completion, and another uplifting note to this is Misha Collins is going to become a regular. MISHA! CASTIEL! BOYS! SO MUCH LOVE! ♥ On the downside though is that TSCC is in danger of not getting renewed, there's still questioning about Dollhouse (though please FOX, let it run an entire season for once), and the most mindboggling thing of all...freaking Smallville is getting another season. Why in all that is good and holy, I don't know or understand.

I watched Monday's Heroes, and it was actually really good. I was pleasantly surprised. In fact, even though I still have some annoyances here and there I think there definitely has been some improvements. I don't feel so detached from how I felt at the beginning of the season, and things are moving smoothly with the actual storyline of the heroes being fugitives and whatnot. This episode was the companion to "Company Man", and it also provided the fanservice with lots and lots of hoyay! and USTing, like whoa. And Mohinder in his sexy sexy hotness and bondage, so yeah, me likey.

Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming trailer. Imagine had this been the "new" Galactica series some odd years ago, eh? Many lulz is to be had watching that (and the "they have evolved" line cracks me up, lol). Richard Hatch as Not!Zarek is kinda interesting to see, all with the heroic stance. And the hair! Oh, that mullet-like hair.

SOON WE'LL HAVE BRAND NEW SPN WITH CASTIEL AND I AM VERY VERY HAPPY ABOUT IT! ALSO COMPLETELY JEALOUS FOR THOSE GETTING TO MEET MISHA AT TEH CON! BEING SO CLOSE TO SUCH PERFECTION, IDEK HOW Y'ALL ARE PREPARED FOR IT. OMG.
 
 
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jello: six's halojelost on February 27th, 2009 12:48 am (UTC)
SPN season 5!!! \o/ Joy of joys! Not surprising at all, agreed: I'm actually more surprised the CW as a whole is sticking around that much longer.

TSCC had better get renewed dammit. ;-;

BSG trailer. Um. Why? That's ..... so severely oldschool. And completely action-oriented, and the explosions aren't even believable. I don't see the point. An apology to oldschool for doing a remake??
Renée: BSG. FOR THE LULZ.rogueslayer452 on February 27th, 2009 12:58 am (UTC)
I knew there were rumors floating around about the uncertainty of it being renewed, and quite frankly I don't like being told that since networks can be very iffy, but looking at the overall impact S4 has been doing I would be SUPER PISSED if it hadn't been picked up. Thank God it did, and yay for moar Castiel! :D

IKR? I love TSCC so much that to see it axed now would be so disheartening. MORE PPL NEEDS TO WATCH IT DAMMIT! :(

The odd thing is that this was made in like 1998/1999...it doesn't even look like it. It looks so freaking oldschool. I don't wanna slam it completely because it was Richard Hatch that rebooted it in the first place, but still. OMG TEH CHEESE! So totes ripping of Star Wars in many places, and yes action-oriented, less with the characters, and wow lame effects. Even if to reboot the oldschool version with such a storyline couldn't there have been something about improvements in that general area? Gods.
strawberry's, amazingness, oats, and steroids: LIKE A FOXvaliant on February 27th, 2009 01:16 am (UTC)
OH THAT SPOILERY CASTING. WILL IT EVER STOP.
Renée: Kara. Lost all hope and reason.rogueslayer452 on February 27th, 2009 01:49 am (UTC)
SRY BB! D:
amanda: [heroes] badass bennetmorbidmuse on February 27th, 2009 04:54 am (UTC)
More SPN! Always a good thing! :D

I'm really hoping that FOX will have learned their lesson with Firefly and at very least let Dollhouse have a complete season. Please FOX, please?

Heroes has definitely been better again. It'll never be like s1 again, but it isn't as bad as it had been. Yay!
Renée: Gaius Baltar. Toaster pimp.rogueslayer452 on February 27th, 2009 07:05 am (UTC)
Totes a good thing. :D

I would love to think they have, but it's their reputation for offing shows prematurely even if some execs think it may have potential. I mean I know that they gave Eliza the new show deal and they promised her and Joss for something of episodes to be made. I just hope they keep their promises in check. *crosses fingers and toes*

Yeah, that's the thing. It'll never live up to par with S1, but the improvements so far have been a good thing. I feel like the characters are themselves again and it's actually watchable.
srs bsns: bsg bohemian rhapsodyibroketuesday on February 27th, 2009 06:54 am (UTC)
YES MORE CASTIEL! \o/

Ahahaha, that trailer is MADE of cheese and Star Wars rip-offs. So glad it didn't get made; the new BSG is so much better.
Renée: BSG. Gaius frakkin' Baltar.rogueslayer452 on February 27th, 2009 07:08 am (UTC)
MOAR CASTIEL IS ALWAYS A GOOD THING. MOAR OF MAH PRETTY ANGEL PLZ! :D :D

Oh totes. I was watching that and was going "homgz, was this for real?" and I couldn't help but lol. I mean I get the whole resurrecting the old show and everything but, srsly, SO MUCH CHEESE IT IS OVERFLOWING WITH IT! ILU RICHARD HATCH BUT C'MON, IMPROVE THE SUCKER NOT MAKE IT SEEM LIKE SOME STAR WARS REJECT!

Thank the Cylon God for RDM's BSG, like f'reals.
srs bsns: castiel jerk bitch mortalsibroketuesday on February 27th, 2009 07:24 am (UTC)
AND HE IS BACK IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS SAJKDFGHFGHADSFHSD

LOL, I know. Even the clothes were direct from Star Wars. Kind of embarrassing, really. And what's up with the YouTube commenters? "What idiot passed on this?" they ask. "How cool!" they say. Um...
Renée: Castiel. Oh shit!rogueslayer452 on February 27th, 2009 07:30 am (UTC)
OMG I KNOW! I CAN BARELY CONTAIN MY SQUEEE!!! ASDL;FKJALSDF

The clothes, the effects, the overall feels just screams copycat idek. And those commenters are fucktards at best, especially with those going "and Starbuck is a MAN not a WOMAN!" I am just facepalming that some people are still going on about that.
srs bsns: castiel jerk bitch mortalsibroketuesday on February 27th, 2009 07:35 am (UTC)
It is still not close enough, though. I have no idea how I'm going to make it through the wait when my body is ALREADY thrumming with anticipation. *bites fingernails* November until March. It's like a whole summer Castiel hiatus. D: GOD I HATE HIATUS. Nothing beats the hiatus between Heroes S2 and S3, though, particularly since once we got back, the show was terrible, lolol.

Yep; the camera shots from inside the cockpit during battle, the blasters, the guy in the hood, just, EVERYTHING. This was 1999, right? When the prequels were going on? Star Wars ITSELF felt less like Star Wars than this did. o_o
Renée: Dean/Castiel. Won't back down.rogueslayer452 on February 27th, 2009 07:51 am (UTC)
HIATUSES SUCK MAJOR! And concerning Castiel I swear I was going so so many withdrawals when he didn't show up after the first hiatus, and now we has new material and he'll be here for the remainder of the season (and a regular next season!) So, um, SQUEEMODE TIEM! *bounces impatiently as well*

That's what slays me. It's 1999, shouldn't there be better graphics/effects besides rebooting the crappiness of it? Srsly. That's what kills it, tbh.
srs bsns: castiel deanibroketuesday on February 27th, 2009 07:58 am (UTC)
I'd been afraid he wouldn't show up until February (and I even had a bit of a panic attack about that), because I'd skimmed through the spoilery episode descriptions, but it didn't occur to me that we wouldn't see him until March. HORROR. HOW HAVE WE SURVIVED? As for next season, THERE IS NOT ENOUGH CAPSLOCK IN THE WORLD. He'll be around so much more often!

One of the commenters said that Richard Hatch financed it himself, which would explain the quality, but still. If he was trying to propose this in seriousness, he should have made it feel like something that wasn't found footage from the seventies.
Renée: Dean/Castiel. Serene.rogueslayer452 on February 27th, 2009 08:16 am (UTC)
I don't know how we survived either! I just kept rewatching all his scenes and hoped that in one of the episodes we'd have like just a snippet of him or something, and I just about died when I realized we would have to wait until MARCH! But that wait is almost over. \O/

For real. It was hard to believe that it was something made in the late nineties, early millenium. Even with the budgeting it could've been much better than that. I'm still loling at the helmets the viper pilots wore and the laserguns, oh those laserguns. XD
srs bsns: castiel uriel we've come to fuck you upibroketuesday on February 27th, 2009 08:21 am (UTC)
I was hoping that either Sam or Dean would at least mention him, but no. No, his name wasn't even brought up that whole time! *twitches* Frankly, it's been so long that the idea of new Castiel footage, actual Castiel and not just the one that lives in fanfic, seems almost impossible.

lol yes, what the frak was with the lights on the helmets? SURELY they didn't think this would be taken seriously? And how much did not!Zarek want to look like Han Solo in this?
Renée: Six. It's good to be a Cylon.rogueslayer452 on February 27th, 2009 08:34 am (UTC)
I know! And the fact that Castiel has been away from them like, what, a month? Two months? You'd think there'd be some mention of him at some point. I mean we only had the mentioning of the angels once or twice, but srsly it's time to bring the focus back onto the angels and the Apocalypse. Yes, I mean when the new promo appeared I literally squealed because OMG NEW CAS FOOTAGE YAY! Because I am just that pathetic. ;p

I've only seen a few clips from the old series, but to take is seriously is nearly impossible. I've become so accustomed to the realism RDM takes with the BSG now that to look at the older versions with the same seriousness just can't happen. I end up loling or facepalming in embarrassment from teh cheese.
srs bsns: castiel uriel we've come to fuck you upibroketuesday on February 27th, 2009 08:55 am (UTC)
Yes, I expected Dean to be pining by now. XD I am really looking forward to their reunion. Given that the last time Dean saw Castiel, he was working to kill someone Dean was trying to protect, and then he disappeared for months, I expect him to have serious issues with him when he finally reappears - and I hope they really have it out.

You know, it seems like the writers may have shot themselves in the foot by not renewing Misha's contract sooner. The only time we get a seal episode is when Castiel appears, so by limiting the amount of time he can spend on screen, they go with a lot of filler instead. The correlation isn't as strict as that - he shows up for some non-seal episodes too, and they could have other angels step in if they needed someone to announce to the boys that the case they were working was a seal, or hell, the brothers could even figure it out themselves, lol - but I really wish they spent more time actively attempting to stop the apocalypse, hunting down seals about to be broken with or without angelic assistance. There's no reason some of the more typical case episodes can't be seal episodes too. Take Wishful Thinking, for example; seal could have been the wishing well, and it would be broken once the coin is taken out, that would have been a nice dilemma. Or the magician episode, an immortal human dying, that could be another seal. Just, whatever - this is the apocalypse, and it's like it's happening in the background. It should feel so much more urgent than it actually is. Sort of like S3 and Dean's deal arc. The brothers spent a whole lot of time promising each other they'd stop it and not actually doing much about it, when so many episodes could have had that as a main plot or sub plot - hunting down a witch doctor to ask for advice, a psychic, whatever, anything. I think SPN has a general flaw in which it tends to focus heavily on the emotional arcs and forget to do anything about the actual plot, opting for episodes that correlate strongly to the character arcs instead of writing plot episodes that also parallel the character arcs. It's the opposite of the problem Heroes has; too much plot, too little characterization.

I have watched the new promo like a quadrillion times now, and the slow-mo one almost as much. Can't wait.

I've only seen some pictures from the old series - like promo pics of actors and whatnot - and I don't even wanna see it.
Renée: SPN. Castiel.rogueslayer452 on February 27th, 2009 09:23 am (UTC)
this is the apocalypse, and it's like it's happening in the background. It should feel so much more urgent than it actually is.

Yeah, ITA with this, and despite really enjoying this season and loving what they're bringing to it with the angels and Heaven versus Hell and the Apocalypse and all that, it's one of the issues I've been having since S3. Spending too much time on the emotional arcs and not blending and balancing out both the plot and emotional aspects. It's funny because S1 and S2 had that, we'd have an episode focusing on the brotherly relationship between Sam and Dean, but there would be something in the end or some little underlining thing about the bigger picture of the season to add to that mystery. I do wish they'd incorporate both aspects again so we get that emotional punch but also know that yes, the End Times are upon them and they have limited amount of time. I mean, it's the freaking APOCALYPSE for goodness sakes! That's bigger than anything they've dealt with, and yes while it's nice to have filler episodes here and there to take a break from the epic shit that's about to go down, I keep wondering if they will reference it other than in a passing conversation and actually try to do something about it (like you said, incorporating something with filler-type eps with the Seals that they either overlooked or didn't realize until it was too late). I mean, surely they'll have to ask themselves what could they possibly do? But that doesn't mean they can't try, because it affects everyone, not just them, and this isn't just their regular dangerous hunt they can ignore -- time IS running out as more Seals are being broken. And yeah, the fact that the only plot-related episodes are either dealing with Castiel or the angels is definitely a flaw in and of itself, particularly since the first several episodes this season had been very plot-oriented in some sense, but it seems they're getting back into the swing of things once we come back from the hiatus.

SPN by all means isn't perfect and has its flaws and some things I wish could be changed, but this is something I feel like it needs to be addressed more often, because I do enjoy the filler-episodes if they are good and solid, but at least attempt to have the character acknowledge what has been happening around them or do something about it. Not wait until the next epic plot episode to do that. IDK.

But yes, hopefully when Castiel returns and his reunion with Dean there will be some talking to do because of the tense parting of ways from the last they saw each other. Of course this has me excited because MOAR DEAN/CASTIEL SCENES YAY! And also, I really love what Misha brings to the character, he evolves bit by bit each episode and it's fascinating to watch, and I wanna know what's been up with Castiel all this time he's been away from the boys.

I've only seen some pictures from the old series - like promo pics of actors and whatnot - and I don't even wanna see it

I wouldn't want to subject you to that kind of pain, bb.
srs bsns: castiel pwns a bitchibroketuesday on February 27th, 2009 09:57 am (UTC)
It's funny because S1 and S2 had that, we'd have an episode focusing on the brotherly relationship between Sam and Dean, but there would be something in the end or some little underlining thing about the bigger picture of the season to add to that mystery.

My initial thought was that might have been easier in seasons one and two, since the big arc - what the hell was up with the YED - was tied into stuff that was deeply personal; finding John, Sam's powers, revenge, yadda yadda. But then I realized that that's true this season too, isn't it? We've still got the thing with Sam's powers going on, and that's linked to Lilith, and Dean was pulled out of Hell to play some role in the apocalypse, which is obviously important to what's going on, but we haven't even found out his purpose yet. The character arcs could be integrated just as easily into the plot, but they aren't. The writers need to forget their love of suspense; tell us what Dean's job is and what Sam's been doing to beef up on his powers, because how they feel about and how that factors into the action is so much more relevant and meaningful than the mystery. The first three episodes of this season were perfect examples of how to integrate plot and character. Dean comes back from Hell and Castiel is (epically) introduced, and we get reunions and the powers reveal; a seal is broken and we learn about the apocalypse while dealing with Issues; Dean gets to meet his parents and learns what happened to Sam. 4x07 and 4x09 are other really good examples of this, as is 4x10 (because although episode did have some issues, it isn't nearly as bad as most of fandom thinks it is, IMO, and it did have a relevant plot that connected to Dean's character arc). (LOL, these are all Castiel episodes. Coincidence or bias on my part? XD) Obviously, SPN S4 is better than Heroes S2, as is pretty much everything except Heroes S3, but I do get a similar feeling from it; namely, that the plot has somewhere to go, but getting there won't take that long, so they stuff lots of filler in and hope no one notices. What's kind of sad is that it would be so easy to have more plot-relevant episodes, because there isn't exactly a shortage of seals. If Lilith were trying to break the 3 seals, then we'd have a problem. So it's almost like they have an idea that would serve the character arcs and instead of trying to find a way to bring the plot into it, they just go with it as is.

NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS IN A DEAN/CASTIEL SCENE, I WILL BE PLEASED. BECAUSE IT'S DEAN. AND CASTIEL. And yeah, ITA! Have you read the latest Misha interview? There's some stuff about that in there.
Renée: Castiel. To have faith.rogueslayer452 on February 27th, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
The writers need to forget their love of suspense; tell us what Dean's job is and what Sam's been doing to beef up on his powers, because how they feel about and how that factors into the action is so much more relevant and meaningful than the mystery.

Exactly. And seriously, I can understand having like an episode or two focusing on what isn't relevent, but sometimes it's best to really keep with the flow of the season. I liked the fillers well enough, but I were just a casual viewer and I saw that I wouldn't bother being interested in the bigger plot since it never had been revealed nor anything that caught my interest. So I think they definitely need to integrate more with the character stuff and the bigger plots.

What's kind of sad is that it would be so easy to have more plot-relevant episodes, because there isn't exactly a shortage of seals. If Lilith were trying to break the 3 seals, then we'd have a problem.

That idea is actually pretty nifty, having multiple Seals being broken at once, and honestly I think that would be kinda awesome. But yeah you're right. Though I've been curious about the Seals since we were first told of them in 4.02, and they could go a lot more about that. Like how these Seals are being protected and what precisely were they, is it just angels doing this work or others helping out, also we know the calculation of how many were broken, how about how many have been saved. All that could be something they could explore.

I do like where this season is going and they've taken such huge steps to bring everything we knew previously this far. It's those little things that kind of go into that "slightly flawed in their planning" category.

YES I DID READ THAT MISHA INTERVIEW! He's such an adorable man, I wanna squish him. And his capability for using such a huge vocabulary randomly into a sentence slays me every. single. time. ;D
srs bsns: castiel o rlyibroketuesday on February 27th, 2009 09:59 pm (UTC)
I can understand having like an episode or two focusing on what isn't relevent

Oh yes, me too. If every episode was a seal episode, we'd all be wanting a break. As it is, though, we've had two seal episodes out of fourteen, and over the course of that time, over half of them have been broken! That's ridiculous! Sam and Dean apparently have roles to play in this apocalypse, so that's what it should feel like, instead of them wandering around like it's business as usual except that angels come around to nag occasionally.

Like how these Seals are being protected and what precisely were they, is it just angels doing this work or others helping out, also we know the calculation of how many were broken, how about how many have been saved.

Yes, yes, exactly. I don't like being so in the dark about what the hell is going on - with the seals, with Dean's purpose, with Sam's powers, etc etc. We should already be in the know with all of that. And ooh, I really like the idea of knowing if there are other people the angels have chosen. Where did they come from? What are they like? Or is Dean the only one? Sigh, if the plot were more integrated, we'd know already.

I agree with you; I like this season a lot, actually. The character arcs are pretty strong, the filler eps have been solid, and uh, Castiel. I just wish the main plot were more of, well, a plot.

Not a day goes by in which I don't wanna squish Misha. *pets him*
The Large Purple Weed: wheeee!tracy on February 27th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
<3333333333333333333 YOU ALREADY KNOW EXACTLY HOW I FEEL ABOUT NEXT SEASON AND REGULAR!CAS, KFD;SLAFJSLKSD \O/\O/\O/

LOL I LAUGHED SO HARD AT THAT TRAILER. SO HARD! RICHARD HATCH RUNNING IN SLOW MO HAHAHAHA HAAAAAAAAAAA omgstarwars.

I AM SO NOT PREPARED. AT ALL! OMFG.
Renée: Dean/Castiel. Serene.rogueslayer452 on February 27th, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
HEEEEEE!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

OMG ALL THOSE SLOW-MO RUNS AND SHIT, CHEESY-ASS EXPLOSIONS AND THOSE WTF HELMETS THE VIPER PILOTS WERE WEARING. LMFAO.

I BET MISHA'LL DAZZLE YOU SO MUCH. *____*
Fish Hook Felixidoucious Sunshine Ross: kickassblown_seed on February 27th, 2009 10:26 pm (UTC)
I was pleasantly surprised by the newest Heroes too. But it still left me feeling unfulfilled. Poo.
Renée: Heroes. S1. Claire Bennet.rogueslayer452 on February 27th, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, and I think it's because they repeated what we already knew. HRG is morally gray, Matt on the verge of morally gray, Mohinder being the conscience, them being hunted, etc. We didn't get much answers to things than we already knew before -- but I liked how it was executed, because it felt like Heroes again, y'know? Not the jumbled up mess "Villains" turned out to be.