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KM With A Touch Of Mobility

Cold_Case_S06E02_lilly_52For readers viewing KM UK using popular mobile devices I have added a great WordPress plug-in to make viewing it easier. It is called WP Touch by a group called Brave New Code.

The plug-in gives users of the iPhone, iPod touch, Android (Google phone), Opera Mini, Palm Pre and BlackBerry Storm a very different looking site, with the same great content of course :-)  The layout is designed to fit on the small screens much better and to reduce the download size, improving performance.  Most of the usual features are available, including being able read and post comments.

Mobile users that don’t want to use the simplified theme can flick a switch at the bottom of the page (see 4th image below) to revert to the normal theme, as viewed by desktop browsers.  Using something like the User Agent Switcher Add-on for Firefox users could see the mobile theme on their desktop.  Examples of how the site looks with this option can be seen in the images below.

Hopefully this addition is useful to some of you.  Let me know what you think.

Cold Case Season 5 Screencaps Revisited

Cold_Case_S05E16_lilly_170As we rush :roll: headlong towards the start of season 7 I wanted to get my CC screencap collection from the earlier seasons finalised.  The season 5 set was a little lacking in numbers so I’ve gone back and done a whole new load from episode 4 (Devil Music) to the finale (ep18, Ghost Of My Child).  The first 3 episodes of the run were covered well enough already.

Cold_Case_S05E04_lilly_088Reference has to be made to ‘the hair’.  This had to be the worst season for ‘dos’ of the 5 up to this point.  What were the production crew thinking?  It started off OK with an only slightly unreal looking straight look in Thrill Kill.  Then it morphed into a frankly weird near-beehive-with-silly-fringe thing.  There was brief respite in the cemetery scene in Thick As Thieves with a more natural look for Lilly.

Cold_Case_S05E14_lilly_153Fortunately, Andy In C Minor signalled a trichological shift.  Was this after the enforced break caused by the writers strike of early 2008?  The silly fringe was gone but the ponytail remained and it still had that essential ‘Lillyness’.  I think the make-up changed a bit as well giving Lilly a much more natural look.  A significant improvement all round 😛 Of course, you may disagree.

Season 5, of course, followed the dramatic events that ended season 4.  Lilly was forced into therapy to assess of her ability to work, not that she stopped.  Didn’t amount to much really, just a couple of sessions, possibly another victim of the writers strike.

And we get to meet Eddie…

There were some great smiles, amongst other things, along the way.

Cold Case season 5 can be found here in the Gallery.

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Do You Recognise This Woman?

creative_emmys_onstage_001Sure you do.  I think you may have seen pictures of her around here somewhere?  :-)

OK, this is a request for assistance from you dear reader.

The picture above is from the 2009 Creative Arts Emmys awards event as Kathryn took to the stage to present an award.  Pre-show photos (with an emphasis on the H-O-T part) can be seen in an earlier post.  What I really, really want to see is video of Kathryn actually doing her brief turn as host.  The show was, apparently, broadcast on US TV last Friday afternoon (18 September 2009).  I’ve searched everywhere I can think of, and several places I can’t, to no avail.  I’m beginning to think I may never get to see it :-(

Can you help?

The Contact form is waiting for you to put me out of my misery.

Cold Case Season 6 Promos

The Gallery has been updated with some additional HQ CC season 6 (yes, six) promo photos.

It’s interesting to note the difference between the first of the group shots and the other two.  The first appears to be a version of the original photograph, whereas the others have been altered.  Note the more dramatic background and the tidying up of Kathryn’s coat sleeve.  More worrying is the re-shaping of Thom Barry’s head!

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Poltergeist: The Legacy

I guess that you could call Poltergeist: The Legacy a procedural.  Sort of.  Procedurals tend to have a particular focus, a theme that acts as their unique element.  CSI deals with the science behind solving a crime.  Cold Case deals with stories and characters.  24 does action.  Poltergeist: The Legacy involves spooky goings on.  The Legacy, a secret society, fights evil.  Think Buffy, without the stakes.  A “spectural” you might say :-)

In the episode we are interested in (S02E15 – Silent Partner) Kathryn plays Laura Davis, who is a medium, though she looks more like a small to me :-)  During the opening seance scene we see (try saying that quickly) Laura become possessed by the spirit of a woman called Elizabeth.  It’s not a permanent thing, they time-share the body, with Elizabeth popping up every so often.  Elizabeth wants to use Laura’s physical form to enact revenge on those that killed her many years before.  And she does.

Kathryn’s performance in this is quite remarkable.  The complexity of dealing with both the Laura and Elizabeth characters is one thing: Laura’s all sweet and innocent whereas Elizabeth is full of lust, of both the blood and passion varieties (long dead Elizabeth has missed certain… pleasures).  However, it gets even more complex still for our favourite lady: Laura is deaf.  So Kathryn is also portraying the speech patterns of someone with limited hearing and doing sign-language.  Elizabeth has no hearing impairment and speaks normally.  Kathryn had to switch between the characters within a scene!  As I said: remarkable.  It just goes to show what an amazing acting talent Kathryn is.

There have been screencaps in the Gallery for this show from the beginning but they’ve now been replaced with a much greater number of slightly better quality ones.  Plus, a couple of video clips have been thrown in.  Enjoy.


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