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I dont know how many of you have watched Star Trek television series, and how many of whom have watched this particular episode, The Inner Light.

The Inner Light from Star Trek The Next Generation on STL Ocarina

I watched this episode many years ago, but I must admit I wasnt actually drawn into it at first, not until Picard or Kamin sitting on the steps and playing this song with his brass Ressikan flute. Its the music got me back to the story, the second time I watched it, I didnt miss any bit. If you never watched it, this ending shall shade some light on what this episode would be for you.

It has no battles, no phases or torpedoes, nothing gets your blood pumping, but its filled with the inner light. Interesting enough, this episode has become one of my favorite of all Star Trek episodes.

Unfortunately, I couldnt find any clips on YouTube, the very close was still frame, so I decided to put a video has only to do with the music. However, if you want to watch a clip, here is one from Lessons, Picards duet with Nella Daren at the fourth intersect in Jefferies tube 25. This episode is also my favorite, guess I like watching some inner struggling and pang.

Ever since I started watching Americas Heartland, the theme song is so familiar every time the new episode starts. The shows website has a page about the singer Michael Martin Murphey and a clip of the theme song, you can also watch it (different version) on Vimeo.

Watch on Vimeo

The complete song presents a broader perspective than the short and modified version in the opening theme:

You can see it in the eyes of every woman and man
In Americas Heartland living close to the land
Theres a love for the country
And a pride in the brand
In Americas Heartland living close to the land

Its about the people who are working hard on the land, both men and women. I also like this part:

Theres something that the people know
Who make things live and make things grow
Deeper than the words of any sage
That unless youve touched this earth,
Planted seeds, or given birth
The human heart can never come of age.

Its basically saying about the connection to the land. We all live on a land, one way or another, unless you are a astronauts who station on the ISS. Whoever you are, farmer or the President, you have to live on a land. But there is difference, farmer knows how the earth breathes, they have connection to the land.

These days, we have lost the touch, living on a land we have known nothing about for entire life. You dont need to be a farmer or someone growing own food, you only need to touch the earth to have the bond.

Its not about losing in modern life, but the heart.

I havent watched The Big Bang Theory since third episode of season five, kind of lose interest in the show. But two weeks ago, I watched a video, the full version of this flash mob1. The full version is much longer and has more than just one song.

The song is Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen. This song has grown very popular, lots of lip dub videos have been made. I didnt know the song or the singer until this July when a blogger posted about Cookie Monsters Share It Maybe. Yes, I was introduced the song by the Cookie Monster, so you know whenever I hear this song, cookies pops up in my mind.

I wonder, besides the director and some crew, if Sheldon (Jim Parsons) was the only one got left out?

This one with feelings guys, okay? Here we go, and action! [minutes later] And action!


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Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome is a prequel to Battlestar Galactica and is being broadcast on Machinima Prime channel as 10 web episodes.

The story is about the young William Adama who is fresh out of academy and eager to pilot a viper and to kill enemies. But things doesnt turn out to be what he expects.

I am not a big fan of Battlestar Galactica and its previous prequel Caprica, which I only watched the pilot episode. The story, style, and elements arent very interesting to me, especially the involving of religion part. But I know its a great show, at least Battlestar Galactica is, because I have watched the last season and I like its ending.

I just watched first two episodes of Blood and Chrome, its not bad. I certainly will continue watching the last of episodes. Its the only space sci-fi still alive, you got to watch what you still have.

I know I am late for this one. Do really people cry with Someone Like You?

I think the parody of SNL skit is better, but the ice cream is better, I didnt even notice there were ice cream on desk. Cake doesnt fit into the stereotype, or thats just television shows mess up with us?

You gotta have a fork with you, just in case you hear Someone Like You. ;)

Everyone with a heart and an iTunes account does. SNL

Dont how many episodes would take her to get her taken missing son back finally. But I do know this: the HD trailer is missing, too!


I found a HD video. (2015-12-07T07:24:35Z)

Year 2012, 240p, really?

And I used to be somebody else, I love this line.

Since today (13th) and tomorrow are not good for serious posts. You will understand when you visit this blog on 13th and 14th in your local time, you should be seeing (literally) the reason.

Another quick note, I would like to tell, is there is an ape in this blog. It is staying right below the pages list and search box. I am currently trying to raise it. Its like the bird, but an ape actually.

Here is a random rant: Why is headphones broken so easily? Actually, its headphones wire part. I have three different pairs made by different manufacturers, Sennheiser (really expensive pair, broken in one year or two), Audio-Technia (about ten years, actually a nice investment), Logitech (cheap headset, broken in just a few months).

Only Sennheiser is full size (and a headset), the latter two are supra-aural type. The most interesting part, if I recall correctly, its all the left ear.

I often have to play the wire, try to twist them, roll them, pull them, or tilt my head, if the sound goes back, I say cheese. I mean I stay still as much comfortable as I could.

The worst part is I want to fix them but I cant, because they all are designed to seal tight. I tried very hard to pry them open, but I didnt success. I am really considering to cut them open.

Here is one stock thing I want to post but the time didnt come and I hadnt had good way to write about them.,FF0000,FFCC00&chm=B,000000,0,1,0|B,FF0000,1,2,0|B,FFCC00,2,3,0&chd=t:0,100,100,0|100,100,66.6,66.6|0,100,100,0|66.6,66.6,33.3,33.3|0,100,100,0|33.3,33.3,0,0

I wonder if this is so-called chick flick as in US. I didnt know this kind of show also produced in Germany, maybe its common all over the world.

Its so, it seems everyone in that wedding ceremony is flirting with someone else. And please forgive me for wanting to chuckle when that disabled woman comes into the scene, I was convinced this is a tear-triggering show.

It must like those romance novels which housewives read for killing time. I have seen a relation chart, a very complex one, of a novel via a blog about writing. After I saw that chart, I finally understand how complex the relationship between people and how they possibly would have complicated affairs in a novel. Do people read such books?

I cant find the post in my Google Reader, so I have an alternate for you, and its a good one, though it has nothing to do with novel or tv show. The relationship can be charted as complex and complicated as shown in this nice explanation about United Kingdom,

There is another video of same show, the reception1.

At first I thought Alles was zählt is the song title, but its actually the show title. 1,104 episodes (as of January 25, 2011), yep definitely a daily soap show and chick flick.

The only show I remember which has in-show-promotion is Las Vegas.

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I watched this Law & Order: UK video via YouTube trending. I could not believe BBC would ever make a promo video like this. Its completely hilarious and kind of making sarcasm on its own show.

I think I can put some facts together to see what Americans have learnt from British:

1In the beginning

Behind every dead body on the streets, there is an innocent suspect, who often says I didnt

La FaRe La FaRe ReFaSol La FaRe? Any ideas of what it means?

Another hint: Can you save me?

Last hint: The Company.

Its the song, Can You Save Me by Apple Trees & Tangerines, as theme song of the tv show, Covert Affairs. If you still dont get it, check out this opening clip of Covert Affairs.

Got it?

The rhythm has stuck in my head for two days. I watched Cover Affairs from premiere, I did not really notice that theme song, but I suddenly hummed that part of song, not the vocal part.

You can download from their website, they posted a link1. (You will need to copy the text of that link, or you will be stopped from linking out from MySpace.)

The trailer of the show if you are interested.

This show is just a normal tv show, not too outstanding but definitely a good show to kill your free time.

I think the espionage in a tv show has some power to attract people to watch. Like Chuck, I watched it because its about spy and geek. But you have to realize that a tv show is just a show, they are far away from realistic world. (Futurama probably is one exception, I heard that created a mathematics theorem specially for the show. I never watched it, dont like animation.)

Spy plus beautiful female and handsome male leading roles, definitely a must-see. Even that guy is set as a blind man in the show, but that even is a plus, because how you could imagine a blind guy work for CIA?

La FaRe La FaRe ReFaSol La FaRe

La FaRe La FaRe ReFaSol La FaRe

Sometimes, its amazing that a song suddenly pops up in your head, then it stays for a while. The worst day since yesterday by Flogging Molly, I knew this song from Stargate Universe, I wasnt a SG fan. Actually, I never noticed this scifi until SGU.

I still couldnt understand how get stuck on a ancient alien ship or how a bunch of people hold projectile weapons can control—even operate technology far beyond their knowledge, could possibly have a story to write about. Yep, I know its a scifi, but I just feel the story isnt quite convincing. Maybe I just need to catch up Stargate from the beginning.

When something happens in real life, it usually triggers some related memory, and usually a song would be played in my head. Good tune plus the motion pictures of fiction story, thats how they got embedded in me.

Its been worst day since yesterday,
its been worst day since yesterday,
its been worst day since yesterday.

(PS. I have a strong feeling, it wasnt my first heard from SGU. Somehow, I feel its from Numb3rs or Chuck, but I couldnt find the proof. Might just be the false memory?)