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Brush up your Wagner

Posted at 9:09 AM on March 27, 2006 by John Zech
Filed under: The blog

Wagner's huge operatic masterpiece, the Ring of the Niebelungen, has a convoluted plot based in Norse mythology. If you want to acquaint yourself with the stories and characters a bit better before your next trip to the opera, you might want to check out Dark Kingdom on the Sci-Fi Channel tonight at 8:00 CST.

According to this morning's New York Times review:

"By far the best thing in "Dark Kingdom" is Brunhild, played by Kristanna Loken, Arnold Schwarzenegger's nemesis in "Terminator 3," who was a molten, shape-shifting cyborg that most often assumed the form of a blond hottie. In "Dark Kingdom," with her furs, her blond dreadlocks, her martial-artsy way of wielding a spear, she's fierce and sexy a true Valkyrie, a warrior both on the ice floes and in the bedchamber."

Looks like "24" might have to get TiVo'd tonight.