I am loving on 'Warehouse 13' the new show from SyFy (ugg). Sure it copies many elements from other shows like 'X-Files' and 'Friday the 13th - the Series' but I have a thing for these 'spooky artifact of the week shows'. The story begins with our Mulder and Scullyesque protagonists being attached to a little know part of the US government - Warehouse 13 - the repository of all things weird. Its like the warehouse at the end of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' only much larger. We have the feelings that this place called 'America's attic' has been around for a long, time. The main characters are two FBI agents. Of course, she is the uptight professional sceptic and he is the playful non conformist - she looks and he leaps. However, together, their skill set makes them a formidable investigation team. Add to that a wacky scientist caretaker named Arty (played by the always interesting Saul Rubinek)who has secrets of his own and is carrying guilt for losing agents in the past. I enjoy that we are like the newbies being introduced to this little know of world. I am kind of disappointed that they chose to make the relationship between Mikka and Pete adversarial to begin with. That has been done to death. I also think if the creators had reversed their character types it could have been a much fresher concept. But that is just me rewriting things in my head. Which reminds me, please don't have them fall in love...PLEASE. That stuff is always a bad idea. Their boss, Mrs Frederick, has secrets of her own and could possibly be immortal. In old pictures of her we see she hasn't aged a day. I like the mystery behind her role and the juice she has to get anything she wants or needs from the government. Even the owner of the bed and breakfast they stay at has something just 'off' about her. Much of the tech they use has a decidedly steam punk feel and you all know of my love for that type of design. I think I am going to enjoy this show if the strong pilot episode is any indication of what we can expect week after week. But can somebody tell me what is up with that cow?
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.