Thursday, December 09, 2004

The Librarian: Quest for the Spear

The library blog world has been discussing a cable movie called "The Librarian: Quest for the Spear," which one librarian says was actually "'The Librarian: Quest for a Spine' because of its lily-livered theft of other, better Hollywood action pictures." The show drew 7 million viewers which, according to Variety, made it the most popular "ad-supported" movie this season. The star is Noah Wyle who is famous for his role as Dr. John Carter on “ER.” (I had to look that up.)

Here's one man-on-the-street review that appeared in a LiveJournal entry:
So I watched "The Librarian: Quest For The Spear" last night, because I am a sucker for sexy nerdy librarians. And man. Totally craptastic plotline, astounding gaping plotholes, horrid special effects, countless made-up "facts", and more cheese than a box of Velveeta, but I TOTALLY LOVED IT. Seriously. It's a TNT made-for-TV movie that premiered last night, so you know they'll be showing it at odd hours all week. If you get a chance, watch it, so people will get it when I start writing Flynn/Giles, because IT WILL HAPPEN. (Random: Discovered this morning that my mother, who generally hates Buffy, shares the Gileslove.)
Some reviews and articles on the movie: here, here, and here.

Here's a link to a compilation of reponses to a questionnaire on the American Library Association web site:

What did the library community have to say about TNT's "The Librarian?"

The is the intro to the ALA page:
(CHICAGO) Last week, the American Library Association (ALA) sought volunteers to watch and share their thoughts on the newest "reel" representation of librarians - TNT's "The Librarian." About 180 librarians and library workers sent responses to a short questionnaire as of the morning of December 6, 2004.

As might be expected, reactions ran the gamut and can be read below. Reponses will be compiled and posted throughout December 8. Thanks to everyone who participated.

No comments: