June 21st, 2005

Enterprise Bridge


"How about putting that on the radio? That's not permitted to be put on the radio. Do you think it should be?"
"You think it should be on the radio?"
"And on television?"
"Absolutely. And in politics."
-- Robert Novak and Frank Zappa on a 1986 edition of Crossfire, talking about "obscene" speech.

In the same show, John Lofton of the Washington Times has the nerve to tell Frank he needs to get out more.

Later, from Frank: "The biggest threat to America today is not Communism, it's moving America toward a fascist theocracy."

This was 1986, remember.

The more things change, the more they stay the same, eh?
Enterprise Bridge

Global Frequency pilot

I found it on eDonkey. I'm watching it now. Visually, it's very cool. So far, its characterization is true to the book. Two points to make:

1) Michelle Forbes is perfect as Miranda Zero. She kicked ass on TNG, Homicide, and 24. And she is kicking ass now.

[Edit: She is even kicking ass Matrix-style, in black leather.]

b. I want that bloody phone. When I am done watching this pilot, I am stealing its ringer for the phone I have.

Edit: I have stolen the ringer. The best copy I could grab still had a little sound effects noise across it, but at least there was no music. I've also included the other custom ringers I've installed.