Wednesday, February 7, 2007


As I expected, there has been some chatter in Blogland about this wacko astronaut who drove 900 miles in diapers (so she wouldn't have to stop to pee) from Texas to Florida to allegedly harm another woman who was her rival for the love of a shuttle pilot.

She was willing to sacrifice her marriage, her kids, her career, her reputation, all for some other man.

In the blogs I frequent, which naturally revolve around Television, most of the talk has been about the possibility of a TV movie dealing with the topic - For What It's Worth's Bryce Zabel, and then there's Tim Goodman in his magnificent Bastard Machine. (Both of them have links to the left.)

(David Hinckley of the New York Daily News downplays the idea that there will ever be a movie made about the distaff version of the "Far Out Space Nut", mainly because he claims the heyday of such movies are long gone. And he's probably right - the days of three Long Island Lolita films in a row will probably never be repeated.)

I don't know.... It could probably work on Lifetime or Oxygen or We.....

But here's my suggestion as to whom they should cast in the role:

Robin Weigert, who played Calamity Jane in 'Deadwood'. I think it's a great fit. She can play both sides of the before/after pics in the case.

But whether or not it ever becomes a TV movie, you KNOW it's going to inspire a story on 'Law & Order'!


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