RIP – actress Yvonne Craig

Holy Dilemma, Batman!  The Joker’s captured Batgirl!

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Well, I hope that Heath Ledger and Yvonne Craig are better off now.  According to an article on BBC, actress Yvonne Craig has moved on after a fight with breast cancer that had involved her liver.  She was 78 years old.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-33985709

Idle (or Idol?) speculation . . .

I became a US Army veteran in September of 1982 – so I was an adult when Patrick Dempsey made “Can’t Buy Me Love” in 1987.

Like many others, my wife has been nearly addicted to watching “Grey’s Anatomy” – which stars Patrick Dempsey.

Recently, my wife and I were browsing Netflix Instant Viewing to see what might be available – and “Can’t Buy Me Love” was there, so we took a stroll down memory lane.

I found it very interesting that in CBML, the only classroom scenes with Dempsey’s character (Ronald Miller) are in the science lab – where they are working to memorize the scientific names of the bones of the human skeleton.

Pretty essential training for someone who will (20 years later) be a world-class neurosurgeon.  LOL!

Netflix and SyFy need to make up . . .

Here is my problem.  I’ve been a joyful Netflix subscriber almost since day one.  I get unlimited streaming, plus one disc at a time.  For that I pay a modest price that I’m very happy with, that grants me legal access to watching anything available on Netflix.

However, a couple of years ago Netflix and SyFy couldn’t agree on terms to extend/renew a contract that already existed between them, and SyFy pulled all the content they were already offering through Netflix.  Well, I’m what some people call a cord-cutter.  I don’t have a satellite service, I don’t subscribe to cable-TV, and I don’t watch pirate video.  So when SyFy pulled the plug on Netflix, they pulled the plug on me, and there are several shows on SyFy that I would love to see.

The Wil Wheaton Project

Andromeda

Babylon 5

Stargate SG-1 (and all the spin-offs)

To further complicate the issue, because I have been using Netflix so long, I’m pretty well caught up on all the shows from the 70’s to the 00’s that I wanted to see but hadn’t seen every episode of.  Well, of the ones that are still on Netflix.  We’re currently working our way through the newer edition of “Battlestar Galactica” – but when we finish that, the only things we’ll still be interested in are a few projects that are still ongoing – like the wonderful geek-fest that is “Big Bang Theory”.