June 8th, 2005

klaatu

I feel dirty.

I just watched "Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork & Mindy".

I usually eschew TV movies, because they usually suck. They're usually way too pedantic for my tastes. This was no exception, but the guy playing Robin Williams was impressive, and it actually wasn't some shocking expose. Yeah, he was doing coke, but he's admitted that. It was more an indictment of ABC for messing with the show so much. I had forgotten about not liking the changes and them firing the actors who played Mindy's dad and Cora.

I was a huge Mork & Mindy fan in the day. I mean, I was like 11. It was not just Robin Williams though, but the incredible Robert Donner as Exidor. That was one of my favorite TV characters ever. And of course I had a major crush on Pam Dawber, but who didn't? I was always sad I never found Mindy's house in Boulder, nowadays the address is right there in the IMDB, but in 1992 we didn't have an IMDB. Some guy had a text file somewhere, that was it. And we liked it.

Meanwhile, the copy of "Kill Bill Vol.1" from the library remains unwatched. . .