the_other_sandy: Black and white TV (TV)
I like that the show gives props to Hawaiian culture by giving each episode a Hawaiian name, but on the other hand I can never remember the names of any of the episodes. Every time someone posts a fic and labels it with "spoilers for Hana 'a'a Makehewa" or whatever, I have to look it up on IMDb to see which episode that was.

After the two episodes in a row he's had, I think Steve needs a hug. From Danny. On screen.

Steve/Danny may be my first reciprocal pairing ever. Usually, I have a major preference for who gets whumped and who's the caretaker, but I don't with these two. I like a competent, take-charge Steve, but I also like Jewish Mother Danny.
the_other_sandy: Movie tickets (Movies)
About two years ago, Bruce McDonald announced that he was working on three sequels to his 1996 film Hard Core Logo, which starred Callum Keith Rennie (as Billy Tallent) and Hugh Dillon (as Joe Dick), and was hugely popular in the Fraser/Kowalski subset of Due South fandom back in the day.

The first film was supposed to be about Joe and Bucky Haight (originally played by Julian Richings), the second was supposed to be about Joe and Billy, and the third was supposed to be about Joe and Billy's teenage daughters and their band. There were meetings and script readings with CKR and Hugh.

Two of those movies have now been filmed, but with massive changes. The Joe and Billy movie became Trigger starring Molly Parker and Tracy Wright instead. Callum Keith Rennie and Julian Richings have small roles in the movie, but not as Billy or Bucky. The Joe and Bucky movie has just been released as Hard Core Logo 2 and doesn't have Joe or Billy in it either, although it does star Julian Richings as Bucky and features the return of Bruce the documentary filmmaker.

The third movie is still in the idea stage, but since Joe and Billy weren't really supposed to be in it much in the first place, I'm not holding my breath that they'll have any scenes together. What a waste. CKR and Hugh Dillon had such amazing screen chemistry in Hard Core Logo. I can't believe they haven't worked together more. Maybe they can guest star on each other's TV shows or something.
the_other_sandy: Movie tickets (Movies)
"Who is going to want to see [Robert] Downey Jr. and [Jude] Law make out? I don't think it would be appealing to women." -- Michael Medved

Michael? Do I need to explain how slash dates back to the 1960s? Or that it's predominantly written by women for women? Do you need a tour of your local Borders to take a look at the yaoi and shonen ai manga? I think I may also have some anime DVDs that you'd find enlightening.
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Back in the late '90s, pretty much everybody in the Fraser/Kowalski end of the Due South pool owned a copy of the movie Hard Core Logo (I have 2 copies: VHS and the Canadian edition DVD with all the extras the U.S. DVD didn't have). It was marketed very badly so many people didn't like it because it wasn't what they thought it was going to be, but those of us in fandom who knew exactly what we were getting into were blown away by the chemistry between Hugh Dillon (Joe Dick) and Callum Keith Rennie (Billy Tallent) in a tragic love story between two people, only one of whom realized he was involved in a love story. I've been waiting a long time for someone to put that chemistry to good use again.

The good news is that director Bruce McDonald is planning three sequels to Hard Core Logo, one of which is scheduled to start shooting in January 2009. One will be about Joe Dick and Bucky Haight, another about Joe and Billy (\0/), and one about Joe and Billy's daughters and their band.

I suspect that the second and third sequel getting made will depend on how the first one does, so I'm really not holding my breath that any or all of these movies will see the light of day, but it would be so awesome to see Hugh Dillon and CKR on screen together again if this all works out.
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I suppose at this early stage in my blogging career, I should warn all two of my readers that I'm a fandom ho'. I've followed a whole lot of fandoms since my first con in 1984. Sooner or later, I'm bound to discuss yours. I'm also bifictional, so discussions will include both slash and gen fandoms (never did find a ship that sent me anywhere).

I spend a lot of time puttering around in Stargate Atlantis and Supernatural fandoms these days, but today's discussion will involve my first ever slash fandom, Due South.

There have been a lot of first time stories posted lately in the tiny little corner of dS fandom that I still keep track of. I read quite a few of them but ultimately came away unsatisfied, even though a number of them were reasonably well written. I used to love first time fics, so it took me awhile to figure out what the problem was.

Fraser/Kowalski )

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