Friday Links is a Buccaneer on the High SeasNovember 25th, 2011 at 9:33
Roseanne Barr talks about how fabulous life is on the other side of menopause. Inspiring and feisty!
There have been many inspiring posts about Anne McCaffrey over the last few days, but I especially liked this one, about why women belong in science fiction, and the impact of McCaffrey’s work.
Exciting announcement from Big Finish that they are recording a full cast adaptation of classic Virgin New Adventure novel Love and War by Paul Cornell, featuring the Seventh Doctor, Ace and introducing Professor Bernice Summerfield.
Narrelle Harris talks about our changing attention spans, and how a tech-free holiday shows up the electronic addictions in her life.
Kate Elliott devises a hypothetical Star Trek reboot which would have been far more subversive and interesting than what we actually got – and oh I want to watch the hell out of that show!
Cheryl Morgan (yes, really Cheryl, honestly) talks about the wave of SF YA fiction that isn’t necessarily being recognised as SF by SF readers.
Tor.com’s Muppet week has been hugely enjoyable, especially with the news coming in that the opening weekend of the new Muppet movie in the US (we don’t get it until after Christmas!) has been so successful. I particularly liked their post on Labyrinth, but also found myself tempted to hunt down copies of movies we don’t have, like the Great Muppet Caper and the Christmas Carol.
I have a soft spot for Doctor Who fans who defend and/or glory in the bits of the show that are not universally loved – and so this SFX piece on 48 things they love about Doctor Who (including literally-named planets, Turlough’s eyebrows and the Quarks along with more generally approved of gems such as Romana II’s fashion sense, Madame Vashta and Target novelisations) made me happy.
Speaking of making me happy, i09 pointed out this fantastic three-years-in-the-making obscure Beetlejuice joke in Community. Damn, I love that show. We’re just one disc into season 2 and now tempted to make it last as long as it possibly can with the worrying mid-season hiatus (though when we got our last disc from Quickflix we all but watched all 5 eps in a single night, and I got at least two asthma attacks from laughing too hard)
And a bonus vid because I am in a Muppety mood and have an unreasonable love for this sappy earworm of a song…