Sunday, February 03, 2008

Still here...

Subject: TV
Despite having a new 60" HDTV, I'm not bothering with the Super Bowl. Go figure.

I haven't even really watched much on it yet; I've mostly been configuring this PC to work with it. I think I'm getting close.

I did finish off DS9, which was cool. I didn't remember it as well as I thought I did. And I really don't have much more to say about it.

New-to-me, though, was a disc of the animated "Star Wars: Clone Wars" series that Gennedy Tartokovsky did recently. Kind of cool, with a lot of intertwining story threads and some spiffy action sequences, but there was a bit of stiffness to it as well. Not just the vocal performances, but the characters, the thick, clunky linework (signature for Tartokovsky and the whole modern "Flash/vector" style), and, well... it's plain "cartooniness" took a bit of adapting too. I've been so used to the way the Japanese have rendered that sort of thing that it took a while to adjust.

Overall, it's a quality effort for sure. A load of detail for the Star Wars fan. Maybe just a little bit too much obsessive detail. But it's still an interesting escape none the less.

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