Twenty things you didn't know about Science Fiction from the Discover Magazine website.
Is everyone else watching the Complete Jane Austen on PBS? I've been watching for the past couple of weeks and enjoying myself, except I wish they were all longer. I want them to be ALL miniseries and not just an hour and a half. So far they've shown Persuasion, Northanger Abbey, and Mansfield Park. Next is Miss Austen Regrets, and then three weeks of Pride and Prejudice (the Colin Firth version of which I own on DVD and have watched like 5 times). The only one that's in more than one part, and long, and I've seen it! Oh well. Meanwhile, I'm amused PBS has a "The Men of Austen" page where viewers can vote on the men is the most suitable mate. OF COURSE Mr. Darcy is winning.
Also: I don't know if I've ranted about this before – but I was recommended the North and South miniseries (not the one about the Civil War, the one based on the book by Elizabeth Gaskell) at Lights, Camera, History! (a very nice blog by the way), and that series is fantastic. Go watch if you like Jane Austen movies.
AND I'm now watching Lark Rise to Candleford. Also recommended by Lights, Camera, History. It has Dawn French from the Vicar of Dibley in it. That is enough for me.