So welcome to the halfway mark of the episode reviews (or at least recaps) of Go Princess Go. There are 35 episodes formally in this series but there’s three alternate endings which we’ll go into in what will be called Episode 36 (Viki.com also has an episode 36 for this purpose, so it fits). Now, if you’re one of the select few reading this, you’ve not only possibly gotten to see a show which isn’t entirely dissimilar to Exiern, you’ve also gotten a small window into seeing the first shots of the battle over the direction of Exiern’s future in its 12th year and beyond.
Just a small reward for all of you who’ve had the patience to stick with this so far. There’s more to this than just a more or less regular wall of text going up in the Announcement Section each week. So it’s all going to be a very exciting time going forward but don’t tell Scott I said anything!
Anyway, keep your eyes out for future clues on the big picture but for now, on with the show.
The Shawshank Redemption is the number one movie on IMDB.com more often than not (presently it is winning its never-ending duel with The Godfather), it was actually based on the novella “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption”, which itself I believe is most often found in the book compilation “Different Seasons” (one of the two other stories was made into the film of the same name Apt Pupil which in the book ends with someone yelling “I’m king of the world!” before trying to snipe people with a rifle, believe it or not.
This was written long before Titanic but the film was made afterwards. I haven’t seen it yet but I’m guessing that scene didn’t make it into the movie, somehow). Different Seasons is a very good book and definitely worth seeking out, especially if you want some shorter works as entry into the works of Stephen King.
Maybe not as well known a fact as it should be but the story was written by Stephen King. So much more than only writing in the field of clear-cut horror, he also wrote “The Body” (also in the compilation “Different Seasons”) which may well be better known in the form of the movie version Stand by Me.
Then there’s The Running Man (made into a film with Arnold Schwarzenegger). Basically, what I’m trying to say is that not only is Stephen King prolific, his work isn’t restricted to one particular type or genre. He turns up in all sorts of places you wouldn’t expect (including as an encounter in other people’s biographies that you wouldn’t associate with him either.) This all becomes marginally relevant later, as always.
This episode largely steps away from the ongoing machinations of the main plot. So anyway, not a huge lot to say about this one (but I’m sure I’ll find a way somehow). So, we start off with different machinations, mainly that of setting up the arranged marriage of perennial sky-pilot Yang Yan (hasn’t he ever heard of just walking into a room?). ↓ Read the rest of this entry…