Friday, July 27, 23:59 CDT

Ok, so I was mangling that title. FWIW, it's Mobile Suit Gundam 08th MS Team. I think. At any rate, both it and Outlaw Star are growing on me.

I also managed to see an episode of Mobile Suit Gundam, the original Gundam series. Which means it goes back a while. It's what I'd call sort of embryonic Giant Robot Anime. Primitive in terms of animation, but I suspect impressive in terms of story.

I watched a lot of TV tonight, for some reason. You'd think I'd have something better to do with a Friday night, but at least it wasn't *bad* TV. Well, aside from Lexx, which I'm pretty sure is bad TV, but entertaining anyway. And I have to note that The Invisible Man has developed into a surprisingly good show. Not too ambitious, but it does what it does well. I'm not sure quite when it happened, but Sci-Fi actually has a good lineup these days. I'd more or less given up hope after MST3K bit the big one.

And yet people lament that there's no good SF TV any more. (I also spent a good chunk of today skimming newsgroups. No, I haven't actually *done* much of anything today.) As compared to when, I have to wonder...

Or does Anime and low-key stuff on SFC just not count?