On Emma Thompson and House

Emma Thompson received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week, flanked by Nanny McPhee costar Maggie Gyllenhaal and Cambridge classmate and House star Hugh Laurie. Seeing Thompson and Laurie together reminds me, besides Peter’s Friends (which I’ve not seen in far too long), of a House story I would love to see.Continue reading “On Emma Thompson and House”

On the Return of Boston Legal

Last night Boston Legal entered its fourth season. And…? It’s more of the same. The cast is mostly different. There’s still Alan and Denny. There’s Shirley. And Jerry and Clarence. But Paul? Gone. Brad? Working for the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office. Denise? Maternity leave. Claire? Gone. In their places, we have Carl Sack, played by JohnContinue reading “On the Return of Boston Legal”

On James Spader’s Emmy Win

Last night James Spader won his third Emmy in four years for his work as ethically-challenged attorney Alan Shore from Boston Legal. Spader, I thought, didn’t have a particularly challenging year as Shore — he was sidelined through much of the first half of the season, ironically due to a storyline that would have beenContinue reading “On James Spader’s Emmy Win”

On Weird Fandom Questions

Stolen from novelist David McIntee: Name six of your fandoms without looking below the cut, then answer the questions. Okie-day! I’m interpretting “fandom” broadly—I like bands, I like books, I like television shows. So, broad definitions here. My six are: Hellboy The Beatles Doctor Who The Lord of the Rings Star Trek Boston Legal AndContinue reading “On Weird Fandom Questions”

On the Boston Legal Cast Shake-Up

Here’s the word from Boston-Legal.Org, the place for Boston Legal goings-on: “Rene [Auberjonois] has learned that he has been released from the cast of “Boston Legal.” According to what he was told, his character, “Paul Lewiston,” has been discontinued, as have the characters played by Julie Bowen, Mark Valley, and Connie Zimmer. Two new charactersContinue reading “On the Boston Legal Cast Shake-Up”

On Recent Search Phrases

Stat time once more! Here’s a random factoid. In the past two weeks, which is what the server report I pulled this morning covers, twice as many people accessed The World According to Allyn with Windows 3.1 machines as by Amiga machines. I’m just amazed there are people out there, doing the Internet-thing, with WindowsContinue reading “On Recent Search Phrases”

On an Upcoming Boston Legal Episode

TrekToday ran an article a few days ago about the renewal of Boston Legal for a fourth season. This from their news item on the renewal is intriguing: Boston Legal‘s producers planned an episode using footage from the 1957 Studio One drama The Defenders, with a 26-year-old Shatner. In the episode currently scheduled to airContinue reading “On an Upcoming Boston Legal Episode”