Sunday, January 14, 2007

TV Tie-Ins

I've been attempting, only partially successfully, to veg a bit this weekend. So I thought I'd pass along some of the things I've found to relax with.

John Barrowman (Dr. Who, Torchwood, DeLovely) performs at the Kennedy Center in 2002. This is a full hour of music from Mr. Barrowman, who has a completely luscious, sweet voice and a charming manner with his audience. He also looks damn good in jeans. At the Kennedy Center website.

The Angel Scriptbook Compilation, Volume One. These scriptbooks were originally released by IDW as single title comic books, but they've been rereleased in trade paperback form, and word has it all fugure scriptbooks will be these compilations, rather than the single books. Volume I features five complete shooting scripts: "City of..." (Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt, series pilot), "A Hole in the World" (Joss Whedon, Season Five), "Spin the Bottle" (Joss Whedon, Season Four), "Waiting in the Wings" (Joss Whedon, Season Three) and "Five by Five" (Jim Kouf, Season One). Volume Two is also available and features five more scripts, including the Season Five classic "Smile Time" (Ben Edlund) and the series finale, "Not Fade Away" (Jeffrey Bell and Joss Whedon). These are fun to read not just because it's a nice way of revisiting the show. They're also original shooting scripts, so there are scenes here that were changed or removed before the final cut. It's an entertaining and educational look into the raw material from which a brilliant show came to be.