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September 27th, 2014 (11:32 am)

Yesterday, I had to go to the podiatry clinic to get my foot seen to, and also to the doctor's to sort out some paperwork. As they're both on the periphery of the town centre, I decided to kill a bit of time having a mooch/browse/shop. Hemel Hempstead is never going to win any awards for being picturesque and pretty, unlike (say) St. Albans - if anything, the words "drably functional" come to mind when describing the town centre itself, although there's quite a nice bit called the Water Gardens, if you ignore the '60s office block that houses the Jobcentre, and the bus station, opposite it...

Anyway, I digress. Popped into WH Smiths. Picked up the latest issues of SFX and SciFiNow magazines. Also, the SFX Ghostbusters special.

Which got me thinking about something kind of to do with Ghostbusters...

I was 14 years old when Ghostbusters came out. I enjoyed it - I wouldn't call myself a massive fan, I've probably only seen it two or three times (and I'm not sure I've seen the sequel at all, although Sarah & I have them both on DVD), but it's a good fun film.

I've never seen Alien. Well, that's not strictly true. I once sat through about the first half hour when it was on TV once. But the tension and general scariness was unbearable. And I doubt I'd watch any more of it. As is fairly well known, I'm incredibly squeamish when it comes to blood and guts and gore, and I really don't think I'd cope terribly well with the chestburster scene. And if I'm not likely to watch the first one in its entirety, I'm also not really invested enough to bother watching any of the sequels.

So to me, if you mention Sigourney Weaver, I'll primarily think of her as Dana out of Ghostbusters, not as Ellen Ripley from the Alien films.

Am I alone in that? I suspect at least I'm unusual. But, just curious.

Comments

Posted by: emmzzi (emmzzi)
Posted at: September 27th, 2014 11:27 am (UTC)

I'm with you. Alien didn't feature in formative years. Orange dress did.

Posted by: David Brider (davidbrider)
Posted at: September 27th, 2014 02:53 pm (UTC)
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Ah, yes...

Edited at 2014-09-27 03:03 pm (UTC)

Posted by: gillo (gillo)
Posted at: September 27th, 2014 01:19 pm (UTC)

I'm glad I'm not the only one - though Galaxy Quest is another good way of thinking about her. Such excellent comic timing.

Hope the foot is getting better.

Posted by: David Brider (davidbrider)
Posted at: September 27th, 2014 02:50 pm (UTC)
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Good point. Galaxy Quest is *hilarious*.

Yes, the foot is on the gradual mend. :-)

Edited at 2014-09-27 03:03 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Daibhid C (daibhid_c)
Posted at: September 28th, 2014 12:21 pm (UTC)

Same here. Ghostbusters was my favourite film growing up. I had Aliens described to me, and that was enough.

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