Nowhere Man on DVD (Finally!)

I’ve been waiting for this, well, since for freakin ever! This was a brilliant series that only lasted one season but unlike many prematurely cancelled series it actually got an ending (which I missed when it was on TV – so I’ve been waiting 10 years to see the last episode)

Here’s a summary:

Unknown forces conspire to erase the identity of photographer Thomas Veil (Bruce Greenwood, I, Robot), and without warning, every aspect of his life is annulled during the course of one evening. His wife acts as if he’s a stranger, his credit cards are suddenly invalid, his keys no longer fit the door to his home and in one way or another, his family and friends are silenced. Completely alone, Veil sets out on a desperate cross-country quest for an answer while eluding his powerful and unknown enemy. His only clue to the possible motivation behind the harrowing ordeal is the disappearance of one of his photographs, “Hidden Agenda,” which depicts the execution of natives in a war-torn Third World country.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Audio and video commentaries (Larry Hertzog, Bruce Greenwood, Peter Dunne, Steve Rodman, Art Monterastelli and Ian Toynton)
  • Interviews (Larry Hertzog, Art Monterastelli, Guy Magar, Steve Rodman, Bruce Greenwood, Michael Levine, Megan Gallagher)
  • Deleted and extended scenes
  • Promotional spots
  • Outtakes
  • Featurette — “Networking” (UPN executive Mike Sullivan and series creator Larry Hertzog reminisce)
  • Featurette — “Fact or Fiction?” (an anonymous ex-CIA operative reveals real world government conspiracies, mind control techniques and how fragile our identity really is)

That’s a completely amazing set of extras, I highly recommend this series, it’s due out at the end of the year.

REF: Nowhere Man DVD Set

My Left Foot

There is a little known fact about Parliament House in Canberra, in the bushy area that surrounds the place there are many hidden sporting facilities, tennis, jogging tracks, a small circular soccer field even the cleanest public toilets on the planet. Don’t tell anyone though, it’s a secret!

I was playing soccer on the secret soccer field on Saturday, as I try to do every Saturday and ran off the field to fetch the ball that I had just wildly kicked off (as I tend to do). The thing about this field is that while the main grassed area is pristine and very well tended the area outside the main circle of grass is as rough as guts.

So there I was fetching the ball when I lose my footing in a gigantic crevasse, roll my ankle into it and hear the telltale sound that means a trip to the emergency room. However, stories of an 8 hour wait at Canberra Hospital are not exagerated (unless you’re dying or bleeding) so I dedided I could tell myself to take 2 aspirins and call myself in the morning, without the 8+ hour wait. It’s a win-win for all.

To cut a long story short-ish, I have some nice x-rays of my left foot with no breaks or fractures and a lovely black bruise around my ankle, I can almost walk like a normal person again but I think my professional soccer career is on hold for a little while.

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BTW: Cav left a comment asking about alpacas. When distressed Alpacas make a sound similar to a galah, when they’re happy it’s more of a worrble..when they’re upset at YOU, they spit, trust me.

As for impending fatherhood, the nursery is mostly complete, we have our first neonatal class tonight, we still have a list of 9 possible names and my greatest fear about being a father is that my dad will finally get his chance to have a laugh at me when I call at midnight elbow deep in baby shit asking him how to clean puke out of the interior of a VCR.

Grow RPG

Grow RPG is a great (and very distracting) little flash game, I spent too much time nutting this out but it’s worth the effort (I needed a few little hints).

The idea is to get each of the elements on the globe to their maximum level so your little knight can slay the devil. All the elements interact with each other and grow level up at different rates or depending on the levels/presence of other elements..I’ve already said too much.

Do not click here if you don’t want to see a bigger hint.

There are some other flash games with similar themes linked on that site, check out Tontie and Hatch.