Billy Crystal talks about his friend Robin Williams

Tonight I’m falling down the YouTube rabbit hole, and I’ve arrived at this lovely clip of Billy Crystal talking about Robin Williams two months after Williams died. Robin Williams was the first comedian I ever loved. He’s why I started watching stand-up.

Everything Is Stargate: (#5) Wreck-It Ralph

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.

This weekend my sons and I watched Wreck-It Ralph, a charming animated movie we’d all seen before and enjoyed. Martin Jarvis provides the voice of Saitine, pictured on the right here:

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Jarvis played Davos in an episode of Stargate Atlantis titled “The Seer.” Here he is (with Firefly‘s Jewel Staite on the left):

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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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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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The Trials Of Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali is one of my heroes. I’ve read many books about him and watched quite a few documentaries. I admire him for his courage and his willingness to stand against the racist power structure of his time, at the cost of his fortune and his reputation. Today I finally watched The Trials Of Muhammad Ali, which came out in 2013. If you’re new to Ali and you’d like a solid overview of his life, particularly his religious and political life, this is a good place to start. Well edited and interesting. And if you, like me, are well versed in the Ali story, I think you’ll still find this entertaining and informative, as I did.

And of course you need to watch one of the great documentaries of all time, and probably the greatest boxing documentary, When We Were Kings.