Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Body of Proof - Episode 1.01 - Pilot - Recap

I have been looking forward to this. Just when the TV landscape has been speaking only to my short attention span recently, ABC offers up a familiar genre, I missed so much from the 80s, a juicy medical mystery, in the same vein of Quincy with heart. Although, I have not seen Dana Delany's other shows as much. She is one familiar face I love to see on television. And I wasn't disappointed.

The tagline:
Brilliant neurosurgeon Megan Hunt had it all, family and career, or so she thinks... until an accident killed her... career.

After a year as medical examiner, she still has to prove herself to her bosses and struggles to have a relationship with her twelve year old daughter, when her ex-husband got full custody.

In this episode, she is assigned the case of a drowning victim. What she finds out about the girl's life is what helped find her killer.

"The body is the proof. It will tell you everything you need to know if you just have the patience to look." We can expect this to be her motto.

Megan needs friends. Medical investigator and ex-cop Peter Dunlop is the closest thing right now. He has been assigned to her for 6 months and is only starting to get to know her. He noticed that she is a lot like her latest victim. The car accident that ended her career, changed her. It's making her a better doctor.

She is out for justice. She is unapologetic about the questions she asks the suspects or who she annoys. “I'm right. He's wrong. Question is how to prove it.”

"This new you, Megan Hunt M.E., who seems to cares about dead people more than she ever did about the living. Is she for real, or is she just working off her guilt for killing a patient on the operating table?" She admits both.

She can't go back to her old job because her hands still go numb. She realized she didn't really care about her last patient until she died.

She makes people asks questions. Why did a suicide victim blow his brain's out?

She finally makes a connection with her daughter. Instead of buying her affection, she gave something from her heart, her daughter a key to her apartment. Letting her into her life. Earning her a piece of pink birthday cake.

She's brilliant and driven. She throws elbows, but gets results. The Chief Medical Examiner (Jeri Ryan), her boss respects her abilities, but warns, "The knives will come out the minute you screw up."

By the end of this episode, it succeeded in making me care about Megan Hunt.

Memorable moments:
"And detective, I take mine with cream no sugar." - Megan winks at Det. Morris after she makes her request.

"You can't kill somebody if they are already dead." - Megan tells Det. Baker why she left a career as a neurosurgeon.

Running through line:
Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Curtis Brumfield can't seem to get people to call him doctor.

I only wish I could have taken part in the live tweet with Dana Delany tonight.

Main Cast
Dana Delany as Dr. Megan Hunt
Jeri Ryan as Dr. Kate Murphy (Chief Medical Examiner), Megan's boss
John Carroll Lynch as Detective Bud Morris (Homicide Division)
Nicholas Bishop as Peter Dunlop (Medical Investigator)
Sonja Sohn as Detective Samantha Baker (Homicide Division)
Geoffrey Arend as Dr. Ethan Gross (Forensic Pathology Fellow)
Windell D. Middlebrooks as Dr. Curtis Brumfield (Deputy Chief Medical Examiner)

Recurring Characters
Mary Mouser as Lacey Fleming, Megan's 12-year-old daughter
Jeffrey Nordling as Todd Fleming, Megan's ex-husband

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Ship in the Night

I was walking with a friend just after leaving Harbourfront, when we saw this. It was quite pretty. For once I was glad I had my Canon G1 with me. It was windy and my hands shook. Otherwise, the shot would have been sharper.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Paper USS Enterprises NCC1701 D & E

Where would my Star Trek collection be without the USS ENTERPRISE. I did this simple model of the good ol' D again with card paper. The nacelles hold its shape better. I have managed to mimic the some of the angles seen on TV. I could have tons of fun with this one.

Compared to the Enterprise-E, I got previously.

I really like the textures on this simple model. One disadvantage. Because of the surface shadows, there are fewer good views.

Paper Planes

Today, I assembled the De Haviland Tiger Moth. (The yellow one.) When I realize there were no directions to go with the model, I went by images of the actual plane. The dashboards were so tiny, I didn't think tweezers would have helped. The best time to add it was before the fuselage was complete. Like other bi-plane and tri-plane models, the bars needed more glue to make it stay in place. Finally, I'm amazed that all it took to stick on the tail fin (with absolutely no useful surface) was a thick beading of glue. Card paper was used instead of heavy bond paper.


Here is the Fokker tri-plane I put together a couple of years ago. It was a second attempt.


You can find all these models on I think I'll look for another one. They are always fun builds.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Graphic Novel - Superman's Metropolis - Feature

I haven't read Superman's Metropolis for some  time. It is especially relevant to my fanfiction HEART. "The mediator between brain and muscle must be the heart." - Thea von Harbou. That's where the title came from. The comic book was even set in Fritz Lang's Metropolis. The graphics match the movie in the art sense, and very cinematic.

Between the brain that plans and the hands that build there must be a mediator - A SUPER-MAN!

And just like in my fic, the different roles in Metropolis have been given to more or less familiar characters. There is Clarc Kent-son the ultimate immigrant, along with worker girl Lois, helps to change his father Jon-Kent, all the while fighting the vengeful Lutor.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Set Design: The Wizard Of Oz - PowerPoint Scenery

Official Start Day Today

Well. The past couple of weeks, I have been learning what I can about background projections for The Wizard Of Oz presented by Arts Integra. Since the set or scenery is largely comprised of a PowerPoint presentation, I'm tasked with collecting the images we will use to create each scene. I am volunteering my time and effort to help a friend out. So glad to know that this falls within my skill sets. I just spent the better part of an last hour watching tutorials on Youtube to learn how to create animation and embed video in a PowerPoint presentation. This will definitely be useful in creating the moving elements on that backdrop.

That's all I got for now.

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Photo Realistic Paper Bus

Here is one of my favourite paper models. It looks so realistic in some places, that I can pose it to make it seem like a real double decker. You will see I prefer to assemble vehicles. It's because I cannot design them myself.