Weekly DVD Picks – Tuesday, July 19, 2005

This was a bit of an odd week. See for yourself.

First, the genre releases:

Surprisingly enough, this is actually a small week in
general. I
didn’t see anything non-genre on the release
schedule
that caught my eye.

Finally, the pick of the week. Earth
2 – The
Complete Series
: This was an enjoyable show. The
first half of
the season was great, but when Spielberg left, things
took a very
sharp turn into the bizarre. Be warned: it ended with
a cliffhanger.

4 replies on “Weekly DVD Picks – Tuesday, July 19, 2005”

  1. y42 says:

    Earth 2

    Finally, the pick of the week. Earth 2 – The Complete Series: This was an enjoyable show.

    Really? I only liked the first half of the pilot. Then it turned into Dr Quinn… in SPACE! And it was a sharp downhill tumble for the rest of the series.

    Noble savages helping the downtrodden pioneers… *yawn*.

  2. pythor says:

    Cleopatra 2525
    Pretty campy. Think of Xena, only in a Cyberpunk futuristic setting. I din’t see that many episodes myself, though, so there may have been some redeeming qualities that I didn’t notice.

    What I saw was good enough that I’ll pick it up when I’ve got the chance, but more on the strength of Gina’s involvement than what I saw on the screen. I’ve made an effort to support anything I can find with the Firefly‘s cast in it.

    • y42 says:

      pluggedy plug plugging

      I’ve made an effort to support anything I can find with the Firefly‘s cast in it.

      The Inside, on (*cringe*) Fox (may their scheduling VPs burn in hell), starring Adam “Jayne” Baldwin, and with some heavy Firefly writing and producing background.

    • Vesh says:

      Re: Cleopatra 2525

      Pretty campy. Think of Xena, only in a Cyberpunk futuristic setting. I din’t see that many episodes myself, though, so there may have been some redeeming qualities that I didn’t notice.

      It was a silly show that a lot of people couldn’t seem to adapt to. Xena’s actually a fairly good comparison if you just consider the exceptionally quirky episodes. I liked it, but I took it for what it was: a campy little guilty-pleasure low-budget post-apocalyptic serial like something we would have written when we were 8 years old or so. That’s actually not a bad thing if you’re not prudish.

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