I never thought you guys would get to talk about "Waterworld" before you did a podcast on "Rapa Nui"... I mean, "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (we're still waiting for that 'Summer of '91' Film Fest and/or podcast).But seriously, the best/worst thing about "Waterworld" is that I have nothing too positive/negative to say about it, thus mirroring your fascination with what a uncategorizable flick it is. Seen it a few times, I enjoyed enough of it to make the viewing tolerable but afterwards my brain just shuts down any memory of the movie being anything other than what I know I watched earlier of which I can't form much of a thought. It's like inertia: pulling and pushing in equal measure, thus rendering the thing stable but not colorful. Wha??!!I love the old man down in the bowels of the gas ship measuring the depth. He was known as "Oldy Olsen" during the early years of "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" on NBC when Conan was trying to make him into his own Larry "Bud" Melman-type old man regular bit player. Petersen died three years after "Waterworld" but, why not, I blame Kevin and Kevin for 'Oldy Olsen's' death three years later at age 76. I hate "Waterworld" so much now. ;-)
I haven't seen Waterworld in YEARS and don't remember enough about it to comment, so I'll try to contribute in other areas. 1) I had actually forgotten that I sent the Harvard Man DVD back to Doug. That was SO LONG ago! I mean, wasn't Carter in office when that happened? I don't even remember the Puddin' Pants thing, really. It seems familiar...are you sure I sent that? I'm definitely expecting a small pox infected blanket in the mail any day...although Harvard Man is its own trail of tears. More on topic of the episode itself, isn't it interesting that MOST Kevin Costner movies push the 3 hour limit? I watched Wyatt Earp last week while I was home from work sick, and that thing is OVER three hours. And it sucks! It's two hours too much. Apparently the story of the legendary lawman needed to be told in REAL TIME. I mean, think about it, even movies he doesn't direct are super long. Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (though that one obviously gets a pass from me, because it's the greatest movie ever), Dances With Wolves, Open Range, The Postman, Waterworld, JFK, Tin Cup crosses 2 hours, I mean...90 percent of the dude's movies are way too long. Hatfield vs McCoys must have been like a dream come true for him. I bet he wanted to make it a 10 night affair. I bet it was in his contract: "must be way too long." I think the truth is that he just doesn't have anywhere else to go. The final day of shooting wraps on a project and he's like "hey...um...I think there's some footage we're missing. I feel like we need to show what happened to the characters while they were asleep."This episode was awesome. I've been missing Doug on the show, and it was good to have him back. Ain't no chemistry like the Patrick/Doug chemistry. That sounds wrong, but also, so so right. I'm off to work on some Patrick/Doug slash fiction.