Sunday, September 28, 2008
Yes, we are geeks
Tonight we watched the DVR'd sneak preview of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, which begins on Cartoon Network next Friday at 9pm.
We've seen the movie and it looks like the series is going to live up to the promise of the movie. The special was a little hokey, but fun, and included a demonstration of how the actors' voices get changed to fit the characters (General Grievous is apparently also the sound guy!).
One of the fun, family kind of things we enjoy is "appointment television". American families used to be very familiar with this, gathering around the television to watch Ed Sullivan or Jackie Gleason. But in this day and age - with DVDs, DVRs, video streaming and such, it is rare to gather in that way.
We have done this quite a bit, though. First, it was RURONI KENSHEN when ZBoy was a baby. We'd all snuggle up on the couch and follow the adventures of this sword-wielding hero. Fairly recenly (the last four years?) it's been AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER. When Mako, the voice of Uncle Iroh, died - the heart kind of went out of the series. It took them a while to regroup, and they basically finished the story and stopped. That was a totally awesome series.
And now we have CLONE WARS to look forward to. It's a little more grown up; it airs later at night. But gathering on the couch with our cocoa or milk and cookies to watch CLONE WARS is something I am truly looking foward to.