: Anyway, for the Outside Stuff the selection
: is..."ConventioCon II Highlights: Cast
I remember being at this event, and this reminded me of just how much fun it was. It starts with Bridget & Mary Jo picking the winners of the shopping trip, followed by Mike picking the ones who got to play DOOM with him the next morning. (I didn't win either of the contests.)
The Q&A was great, with the questions ranging from "What's your favorite episode?" to "Why did (TFNWSRN) cancel the show when you had a sponsor?" There's also a bit of foreshadowing, as they mention the effort to get episodes released on home video. And there are several pleas for Trace to stick around for a while.
By the way, I'm pretty sure this session was the first time Bill appeared as an official part of the team (though he's introduced as a writer, rather than as a cast member).
This one was so good I didn't even mind the jittery camera work.
: while we're still outside the
: rotation on the Original Stuff
: with..."Avalanche" (Show 1104).
Okay, you should know the drill by now.
And we're off...
It's a bit tough to judge this one. I did some checking and found that the original movie ran just over 90 minutes. That means they had to cut almost twenty minutes to fit it into the show. Thus, I'm not sure how much of the fragmented, ill-developed plot was already there or was caused by the cuts.
In any case, the movie is pretty much standard disaster movie fare, with all the standard types (hard-driving businessman, disenchanted ex-wife, ignored expert, cute kid, etc.). It takes a while before the disaster happens (well, the expected disaster), and it's reasonably-well done. Still, it's a decidedly lesser example of the genre, with something of a lack of star power.
As for the riffing, it's funny but they're back to going a bit too fast. They do have an amusing bit in-theater that's a bit of a CT callback. The Invention Exchange was good, and the host segs were OK. There was a pretty good cameo by...a longtime fan of the show, and a well-performed song. There was also a musical segment with Gypsy that reminded me of "Gypsy Rose Me" from the TFNWSRN days.
All in all, this one was OK, but it could've been better. Certainly not a loss.
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