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Dept. of Delight

Hey, [personal profile] lost_spook !

Guess whose son watched the first half of Assignment One on YouTube while visiting us tonight?

Guess whose son was rapt, and terrified, and enthralled, and immediately hooked on Sapphire and Steel?

*fist pump*





This entry was originally posted at http://kaffyr.dreamwidth.org/311924.html?mode=reply, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments. You can comment there or here; I watch both.

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flowsoffire
Aug. 8th, 2014 06:41 am (UTC)
Sounds like win! ;)
kaffyr
Aug. 8th, 2014 02:45 pm (UTC)
Yes, and it was a totally unexpected one. He'd come over to our place after work, just to catch up with Mom and Dad, and, because he's a big skiffy-nerd like his parents, we were talking about such things (in connection with an earlier post, he was trying to puzzle out why my friend didn't like Firefly), and the talk led to my gloating over getting the S&S collection. I tried to explain what S&S was to him, then decided just to show him the beginning sequence on YouTube ... but we just kept watching. I'd glance at him as he sat next to me on the couch, and he was absolutely captured by the show. He only left, reluctantly, because it was time to go pick up his lady love (or just go home to sleep, I was a little fuzzy on that one.)
flowsoffire
Aug. 8th, 2014 07:35 pm (UTC)
Unexpected indeed! That sounds really great :D It's lovely you can share the nerdy passion with your whole family! :)
kaffyr
Aug. 9th, 2014 01:58 am (UTC)
We are such a fannish family, and I am so very lucky for that!!
flowsoffire
Aug. 9th, 2014 06:24 am (UTC)
Indeed! :)
lost_spook
Aug. 8th, 2014 12:02 pm (UTC)
\o/

And if someone's hooked by that point, they're hooked, because Assignment 1 is the hardest one to get through. Yay!
kaffyr
Aug. 8th, 2014 02:49 pm (UTC)
I know, right? *g*

See my response to flowsoffire, above, to see how this wondrous thing came about. And I can tell you here that he really adored the slow pace. As I did, he immediately glommed on to the gorgeous visual angles and carefully set shots. Mostly importantly, I think, he understood that the fear came from seeing ordinary places suddenly imbued with the what he calls "a step off." Everything looks like it's ordinary and safe, and then you realize that it's a step sideways, off the real world, off and away from safety.

He's my son, alright, and now I have one more thing to watch with him. Hurrah!!!!! (I can hardly wait until he gets to meet Silver; I predict he'll fall in love with him, just as I have. Heh.
lost_spook
Aug. 8th, 2014 07:01 pm (UTC)
Aww, how lovely! :-) It's so nice when people get things. I was able to watch S&S with my parents, even though it wasn't normally their thing (or not my Mum's anyway) - because Dad loves Joanna Lumley and Mum loves David McCallum. (My Dad's big three celebrity crushes have always been Joanna, Diana Rigg and Honor Blackman. It's taken me a long time to finally realise what that says about him and his formative TV. ;-D)

Silver does get a lovely entrance, so let's hope so. You know, they actually wrote the part for Anthony Sher, but he sent the script back unread because he didn't think much of the show, so they sent it to their second choice who was much more amenable and not about to turn down a nice part and the chance to work with Joanna Lumley.
kaffyr
Aug. 9th, 2014 03:49 am (UTC)
(My Dad's big three celebrity crushes have always been Joanna, Diana Rigg and Honor Blackman. It's taken me a long time to finally realise what that says about him and his formative TV. ;-D)

Is it possible that your Dad was a fan, and didn't know it? :)

Edited at 2014-08-09 06:06 pm (UTC)
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