Review: Obvious Child

I thought this was honest and brave and beautiful. Jenny Slate gives a very compelling central performance, and Jake Lacy is excellent, too. Recommended.

Side note: I wrote a poem inspired by this film, although the poem is related only to some of the visuals, not to the content of the movie. Here’s the poem.

Everything Is Stargate: (#4) No Country For Old Men

My favorite TV show is Stargate SG-1. I’m also a big fan of Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe, and the original Stargate movie. Given how many episodes of those shows there were, I’ve noticed that nearly every English-language studio movie of the past 25 or so years, and nearly every sci-fi TV show, has somebody in it who appeared on a Stargate property. And if you include crew members, it’s even easier to make connections. It rarely takes more than two steps. In this new “Everything Is Stargate” series, I’m going to post photos from films I’m watching that contain people from Stargate.

After a weekend of watching some pretty atrocious movies, I ended my night last night with No Country For Old Men, which features Thomas Kopache in a minor role (seen below with Josh Brolin). Kopache was in one episode of Stargate SG-1, among many other film and TV appearances.

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Previous posts in the “Everything Is Stargate” series.

Everything Is Stargate: (#3) The Twilight Saga: New Moon

My favorite TV show is Stargate SG-1. I’m also a big fan of Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe, and the original Stargate movie. Given how many episodes of those shows there were, I’ve noticed that nearly every English-language studio movie of the past 25 or so years, and nearly every sci-fi TV show, has somebody in it who appeared on a Stargate property. And if you include crew members, it’s even easier to make connections. It rarely takes more than two steps. In this new “Everything Is Stargate” series, I’m going to post photos from films I’m watching that contain people from Stargate.

I’m not proud of this, but today I’m watching the Twilight saga. There are many shared actors with the Stargate franchises, but Christopher Heyerdahl was the first one I recognized. He played Todd The Wraith on Stargate Atlantis and Pallan on Stargate SG-1.

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Previous posts in the “Everything Is Stargate” series.

POEM: if tonight were the last night

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if tonight were the last night

if tonight were
the last night
you are the one
I’d want to be with

if the waters
were rising I’d
reach for your hand
pull you close

if the moon fell
to the Earth below
I’d watch the sky
darken with you

if this were
my last dance
I’d want you
in my arms

if the strings
began playing
as the screen
faded to black

if there would
never be any
chance to
go back

if tonight were
the end of all nights
you’d be the one
the only one

/ / /

Jason Crane
5 February 2015
Oak Street

NOTE: I wrote this quickly over the end credit music of Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World.

Everything Is Stargate: (#2) The Rock

My favorite TV show is Stargate SG-1. I’m also a big fan of Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe, and the original Stargate movie. Given how many episodes of those shows there were, I’ve noticed that nearly every English-language studio movie of the past 25 or so years, and nearly every sci-fi TV show, has somebody in it who appeared on a Stargate property. And if you include crew members, it’s even easier to make connections. It rarely takes more than two steps. In this new “Everything Is Stargate” series, I’m going to post photos from films I’m watching that contain people from Stargate.

Last night I watched The Rock. And there he was again, Willie Garson, who appeared as Martin Lloyd in three episodes of Stargate SG-1, and also in my first Everything Is Stargate post. Willie’s in the middle:

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I also loved the show West Wing. Hi, Leo!