|Land with horses, but not Horseland|
But! That's not the point of sharing the miracle of Horseland. The point is that last night as I was sort of listening along to the the gentle, heart-warming lessons of barn life I became gradually aware that one of the characters sound just like Captain Picard. How delightfully random! Patrick Stewart is A++ awesome in my book so that made Horseland an even better choice for snuggle time viewing. So I chatted with the girl about voicing as a subset of the dramatic arts and even looked up a picture of Stewart so she could see who it was I was so thrilled to hear. There may have been a segue into A Christmas Carol and a short time stuck in the weeds of the Star Trek video game franchise. To recover, I suggest we look into Horseland's history.
What ho! The wise and witty, if a bit bossy, collie Shep isn't voiced by Patrick Stewart at all. It's Sean Connery. Friends, I will not lie, I squeed. Before I could recount the history of Bond films or how I discovered Highlander back in the days when we had to go to video stores to watch a movie at home, she took the viewing gadget and left the room. Ungrateful for my attempt at educating her, but what can I do?
Later I made a comment to my husband about the Patrick Stewart/Sean Connery mis-identification and he was completely scandalized. How could I not know the difference? Was all of his Star Trek education for naught? Did I learn nothing from those Bond marathons? He is aghast. All I can say in my defense is that I evidently have legions of Batman fans, to bring yet another mythology to this long and pointless tale, on my side. I may not be as satisfying a geek as some might hope, but at least I'm not completely crazy.