Weekend To-Do List: TV Nostalgia Edition
Because we’re geeks, the biggest pop cultural events on our radar this weekend are Sunday’s farewell to the WB, which will mark its own extinction with a marathon of pilots from your favorite WB series (Felicity, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Dawson’s Creek, starting at 5 p.m.), and the appearance on Saturday in syndication of the original Star Trek episodes, which have just turned 40 and been given a digital facelift.
Speaking of TV, TV on the Radio’s much-anticipated Return to Cookie Mountain is EW’s Music Pick of the Week. Yes, we know, we’re all supposed to be listening to Justin’s and John Mayer’s latest CDs, but critical snobs that we are, we’re geeking to TVOTR and Yo La Tengo’s similarly eclectic freakout I Am Not Afraid of You And I Will Beat Your Ass.
You can still experience tube nostalgia at the multiplex with improvised British three-weddings-and-a-sweepstakes comedy Confetti (starring Martin Freeman of the BBC version of The Office) and The U.S. vs. John Lennon, featuring archival footage of John and Yoko’s political protests and media pranks.
There are not one but two memoirs out this week from former Jeopardy! champs. Record-smasher Ken Jennings’ Brainiac is getting most of the attention, but don’t ignore Bob Harris’ cleverly titled Prisoner of Trebekistan. (Also, give PopWatch credit for resisting the temptation to phrase this item in the form of a question.)
Finally, if you’re nostalgic for the pre-Oprah’s-couch Tom Cruise, and you like Bollywood musicals, you’ll love this hilarious re-edited movie trailer.
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