Sorry Darth Disney, There’ll Be No Death Star

DeathStar-DarthThe petition to officially allocate resources  to build a Death Star has been classily declined by the Whitehouse.  Great reasons were outlined such as cost, current space programs, and feasibility, but  Smutty is quite suspicious of the timing of this petition.

After all, Disney recently acquired the Star Wars franchise, and now there is a request for a Death Star???  Smutty thinks there is something funny going on.  Perhaps we need some recent photos of the Disney CEO.  Has there been a hostile takeover?  Hmm…

Well, at least the Whitehouse has shown their openness to alternative and gentler weapons with this video of the President launching the dreaded Marshmallow Cannon.

 

The Sad Goodbye to Leverage

leveragesliceSmutty is in deep mourning.  For Christmas, TNT brought a lump of coal to fans in the form of cancelling Leverage.

Great television comes few and far between.  Choosing to develop characters well and create complex plots you can’t figure out before the opening credits is an art form.  If you did not have the pleasure of watching this series, you missed a great show.  Go get the DVDs.  If you are a fan, join Smutty in grieving for a smart, well scripted, well acted, creative slice of television heaven.

Those responsible, please watch your legs.  Cats everywhere will be sharpening their claws on your pants.  You have been warned.

Spoiler Alert!

On the plus side, the final episode is a great set up for a new series (hint, hint USA, anyone??).   The cast can incorporate more guest stars and a number of changes to the format that would be great.  It would also be fun to see Elliot using his more than capable brains more often.  Smutty enjoys watching him beat the bad guys down, but a change up would be fun.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of watching this stand out program, here is the finale for the series.  There are many references to previous episodes, so you may want to start at the beginning.

 

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