Entry for August 25, 2008: Walking and watching

Friends, I hope you had a good weekend. On Saturday, 23 August 2008, Janice and I had a hearty brunch at Cafe Fresco, then drove up to Walden Pond for a long stroll in the nice weather. From there, we went to the bookshops of Harvard Square, Cambridge, as well as Pandemonium Books & Games in Central Square. Janice and I had dinner at the Border Cafe, our favorite Tex-Mex restaurant.

On Sunday, we caught up on housework and the end of the summer Olympics in Beijing. Thanks in part to our new recumbent exercise bike, I've continued to catch up on recent comic books. However, I've got some videos still to watch, and genre television shows are coming with the new fall season. I blogged last week about cable counterprogramming, and as other reviewers have done, here's a preview of my autumn plans:


-2:35 to 3:40 a.m.: Star Trek: Remastered (WCVB space opera; DVR?)
-10:00 a.m. to noon: City of Heroes multiplayer online supergroup


-6:00 to 11:00 p.m.: D&D4e "Vanished Lands: the 'Faith-Based Initiative'" fantasy campaign
-8:00 to 9:00 p.m.: Chuck (NBC espionage comedy; DVR?) **
-8:00 to 9:00 p.m.: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Fox science fiction/action; DVR?) **
-9:00 to 10:00 p.m.: Heroes (NBC metahuman ensemble drama; DVR) ***


-7:30 to 10:30 p.m.: D&D3.5 "Vanished Lands: Holy Steel" teleconferencing team
-9:00 to 10:00 p.m.: Fringe (Fox supernatural conspiracy; DVR?)
-9:00 to 10:00 p.m.: Reaper (CW midseason, supernatural comedy) ***


-8:00 to 9:00 p.m.: Pushing Daisies (ABC modern fantasy) ****


-8:00 to 9:00 p.m.: Smallville (CW metahuman drama; DVR?) **
-9:30 to 10:00 p.m.: Samurai 7 (IFC cyberpunk/samurai anime; DVR) ***


-7:00 to 7:30 p.m.?: Batman and the Brave and Bold (Cartoon Network, animated superheroes; DVR)
-7:30 to 8:00 p.m.?: Star Wars: Clone Wars (Cartoon computer-animated space opera; DVR) **
-8:00 to 9:00 p.m.: Crusoe (NBC literary period action)?
-9:00 to 10:00 p.m.: Stargate: Atlantis (SciFi space opera; canceled and to be succeeded by Stargate: Universe) ** Note: Stargate: Continuum is out on video now.
-10:00 to 11:00 p.m.: Sanctuary (SciFi time-travel drama)?


-9:00 to 9:30 a.m.?: The Spectacular Spider-Man (WB, animated superhero; DVR) ***
-9:30 to 10:00 a.m.?: Wolverine and the X-Men (WB, animated superheroes; to be announced)

Possible midseason replacements: Dollhouse (Fox speculative fiction), Virtuality (Fox cyberpunk/space opera)

Next time: Gaming updates!