Don't listen to us Lucas!

I was writing THIS today and I was inserting some links. Naturally, I linked to IMDB's Crystal Skull page. After my article was done and published, I went back to wander around on the page some more, just browse for a little while. Then I got into the comments section. There were some good solid discussions. I myself was on a roller coaster about KOTCS last year when it was released, right about this time actually.

But as the year has gone on, I don't care about all the things I initially complained about. I care, of course, but not enough to never want to see another Indy again. I just want them to make another one, as soon as humanly possible. I'm an addict and Lucas is my pusher. I NEED more Indiana Jones.

"Temple of Doom" is a film that I absolutely LOVE. But I know a lot of people who hate it so much they wish it had never been made. Well, maybe "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" can just be the new Temple of Doom. A weak entry into the series, not everyone's favorite, but one that people can allow themselves to like. I own it. I watch it from time to time. There are things I don't like about it, but there are things I don't like about every movie. That doesn't mean it should be disowned and the franchise abandoned.

Am...am I negotiating with myself? 

I am. 

I've been at a crossroads lately. I almost crossed the line into that kind of fandom that just feels miserable. Where you hate everything because you're a purist. Where you can't ever have fun at the movies because you're just counting the mistakes. If I was that rigid and unforgiving when I was a kid, I wouldn't even like any of the movies that I love now...Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Star Trek, Back to the Future, and more.

I was becoming a snobby fangirl instead of a geeky fangirl who actually loves what she obsesses over.

So where was my turn-around? The new Star Trek.

You see, Star Trek has taught me a lesson. One that seems counter-intuitive to everything I've been taught over the years. It's that nothing is sacred. Our beloved franchises CAN be resurrected.

So I'm changing my tune. I'd like to see the team ramp up for ONE MORE try. Give it another go, leave the sci-fi behind and get to work. Don't mind our grousing about aliens and CGI. We'll be good this time, I promise.


Blast From the Past

Guess who?

I find myself wandering over to THIS SITE from time to time.

I really like her as an actress and would love to see her do more mainstream film. I think she's pretty choosy nowadays, and she's certainly busy with charity work and theater. I'm just saying, I think she'd fit in nicely in a new television show or big studio film.

Oh, speaking of strong women in television, here's the column this week.




Just another reason to go see the movie. (And to love scifiwire.com)

Image: reelcomix.com

Adventureland at Walt Disney World

All this Disney talk is making me nostalgic for a park visit, and a special trip to my favorite part of, "Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom". Adventureland! Here are ride reviews of the "big four". The attractions that make adventureland at WDW so great. I do honestly think it's the best part of the park, what do you think?

The Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland
What's so great about this retro Hawaiian musical filled with animatronics and beautiful show-lighting? Though that question alone sort of answers itself.

Walt Disney World's "Pirates of the Caribbean" Ride
A spoiler-free ride review that lets you know what to expect without ruining all of the fun.
The Jungle Cruise at Walt Disney World
An outdated attraction or a classic ride?

The Swiss Family Treehouse at Walt Disney World
Don't miss this one-of-a-kind walk-through adventure pulled right from the big screen.

If you're a fan of Adventureland in Disneyland of Anaheim, California, then this attraction is a big draw for you.

"The Indiana Jones Adventure" at Disneyland
Who should ride this one and who should skip it?


In Fond Remembrance...

Rest in peace, Tomb Raider: The Ride.

I've written a review of the ride's replacement.  (It's now called, "The Crypt". Snooze.)When I watch this video it just brings back all the magic of the original ride. When the review is published, I'll link to it from this blog. Until then, let's all heave a collective sigh as we watch what was once one of the best movie-inspired rides ever. Second only to the Indiana Jones Adventure.

The Show Must Go On

Geeks Have All The Fun is changing, as evidenced by the new banner. But despite the upcoming changes, which will be fairly basic, you must know that the show will go on!