I rate today’s episode two “Meh”s. It’s a good example of “Batiuking it.” It’s not terrible enough to be irksome, nor is it insensitive enough to provoke anger. It’s like something the dog left on the kitchen floor–he didn’t really mean to do it, it just happened by accidental instinct. Though at least the dog has enough self-awareness to look guilty about what he produced. Luckily, I have some paper towels.
Nice freeze-frame on that “Starbuck Jones” image. I assume someone hit the “pause” button, so that Mason and Cindy could chatter on brainlessly, but it’s entirely possible the scene is still running and consists of characters just chattering. That seems entirely Batiukian.
I wonder if that’s a workprint of the new film, or just Cliff and Vera again? I find I don’t really care about the answer. But, isn’t it funny that the characters here went out of their way to find the cast of the Starbuck Jones serial, but anyone who worked on the original comic book has been completely ignored. Who knows, they might still be alive, too! But then, artists and writers might want to do something creative (“This is not my vision!”); actors, on the other hand will just read the lines given to them. Whew! Dodged a bullet there.
As far as today’s “content” goes, let’s not forget that Cindy’s “going out on a limb” was not, repeat not, because she had great faith in BuddyBlog or because she believed in her own abilities to deliver stories. It was so she could seize Mason in her mandibles. That’s all. Mason’s either fine with that, unaware of it, or worse, pleased with how his personal magnetism snared his new paramour.
So, we’re not talking about someone striving for excellence in a new frontier. We’re talking about someone indulging her urges to keep her insecurities at bay.
Still, she did manage to find a nice piece of fruit.