Last Sunday David and Donald came over and we watched SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO 2199 episodes 7-10. I'm really enjoying the series; I think it's the first time I've seen a SF show where the people got on a spaceship and went out into space light-years from Earth, and then used their telescope to look back at Earth, and they mention "Yeah, this is Earth 20 years ago, since we're 20 light years from Earth." I mean, it's so obvious, happens in fiction all the time, but darned if I've ever seen it on my TV before.
Afterwards I got to work and finished my ZERO FIGHTER for the week and Shain posted that and her new ELEMENT OF SURPRISE
, and then we watched that night's BOB'S BURGERS which did indeed have a storyline involving a nude beach Olympics, and then it was totally bedtime. Staying up too late, I think.
Monday morning I finished my post for the 1969 edition of the Golden Ani-Versary
blog Geoff Tebbetts is doing. He's recruited anime bloggers and writers from all over to cover the fifty years of anime on Japanese TV and I'm one of 'em. I kind of picked 1969 out of the air, thinking of the Stooges song, but there was a ton of interesting stuff on the air that year and I got to research it all, found out some neat stuff and learned THE REAL STORY behind some things that THEY have been getting wrong ALL THESE YEARS. My column should be up tomorrow or the next day. so stay tuned.