Not only did I forget to post anything for Star Wars Day, but apparently this past Sunday, May 25, was Towel Day, the official appreciation day for Douglas Adams’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. And I missed that, too. I can never remember when it falls, but now that I know for certain it’s May 25, it’ll be easier to remember because that’s also the birthday of one of my friends.
In an attempt to make up for missing Towel Day, here’s “So Long and Thanks for All the Fish” from the 2005 movie.
Doctor Who returns in August. We have a sixteen second trailer to prove it. That is all.
Last night’s season finale for Once Upon a Time was probably the best finale of the three seasons it’s been on TV. The two-hour episode felt more like a made-for-TV movie, and it had a less complicated plot than most nights (that or Doctor Who has made me immune to complicated plots).
To recap: Zelena’s death last week triggered the opening of the time portal she planned to use to rewrite the past and claim the evil life of luxury she believed should have been hers. Good news: the fact that she’s dead means that she can’t do this anymore–the portal’s open, but she’s dead, so all evil schemes are now rendered moot. Bad news: Emma accidentally falls down the portal and inadvertently interrupts her parents’ first meeting. It’s okay; I mean, it’s not as though the Savior of the Enchanted Forest needs to be born. At least Captain Hook is on hand to provide pirate-y assistance, and they even manage to finagle a bit of help from past-Rumpelstiltskin, whose curiosity is piqued when they tell him that the dark curse he is currently planning will help him reunite with his son in the future.
As exciting as the episode itself was, the ending was practically perfect. It really felt more like a series finale than a season finale with all the loose ends they tied up–Snow White and Prince Charming’s new son is safe in his parents’ arms; Emma finally accepts that Storybrooke is her home and opens herself up to a relationship with Hook; Regina lowers her defenses and allows herself to take a second chance on love with Robin Hood and his son Roland, and Rumpelstiltskin and Belle finally get married!
If it were up to me, the episode would have ended there. Unfortunately, it did. Why, oh, why must the writers keep crushing Regina’s heart and dreams? She made such progress towards redeeming herself this season–WHY ARE YOU GOING TO UNDO ALL THAT WONDERFUL PROGRESS!!?? And as for the sneak peek of season 4’s villain–I don’t know what to think. On the one hand, I think it could be interesting. On the other, I think it’s a little soon to be bringing in characters from Frozen. The good news is that I have until September to make up my mind.
Really, how could I have overlooked something that big!? Short answer is my life has been hectic recently, so I suppose it’s understandable. Still, I feel badly about that, so I hope to appease you today with not one but two videos that celebrate the galaxy far, far away.
First up, we have “Cello Wars” from the Piano Guys (although I suppose the inclusion of the cello makes them more like the Piano and Cello Guys). This is probably one of the coolest videos I have ever seen. I love how they were able to blend the different songs together. Since I am fairly lacking in the musical skill department, apart from some surprisingly good progress on the violin, things like that will never cease to impress me.
Next we have the Star Wars medley from Lindsey Stirling and Peter Hollins. Lindsey plays her violin; Peter utilizes his amazing voice, and the results are a lot of fun. Honestly, I think musicians like Lindsey, Peter, and the Piano Guys have more talent than the mainstream people we see everywhere. If their stuff was played on the radio, I might listen to it more often.
Again, sorry I missed Star Wars day earlier in the week. Hopefully you’ll forgive me for that.
And on a slightly unrelated note, this is my 200th blog post! I can’t believe I actually made it to 200!