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The Doctor of course, in all his fez and mop glory from the season finale last year. " I love Matt Smith in the Eleventh Doctor role as well, he's eccentric and brilliant, but also playful and childlike," wrote Dean, "I'd be really pleased to see the Eleventh Doctor stick around for a while if possible."
Amy Pond...in one of many skirts. "It's been neat to see her growth during the series, first as young dreamer Amelia, up to the grown woman Amy, running headlong into temporal paradoxes... and stuff," wrote Dean.
Rory!! "I've really grown fond of Rory over the course of the fifth series, as he has really seemed to have grown in confidence and character. Even as the plastic Auton Rory," wrote Dean. "Now, If you don't know what a plastic auton is, I don't think I'll venture an explanation at this time, but I'll just tell you it's one of the things that are worth watching the series to find out."
And of course River looking sassy as usual. But Dean didn't stop at just the heroes in the show, he also went after the villains.
From the look of this, the Ood totally need a guest-starring role on one of the Treehouse of Horror Halloween specials.
That Weeping Angel's about to take a bit of a peak! Watch out! Dean wrote, "What can I say about the Weeping Angels? To me, they're pretty much tops among the most uniquely frightening villains on tv. I wonder how many people have had nightmares of them after watching them on Doctor Who." And whatever you do, don't look at the gif of this one on the Springfield Punx page.
Dean also illustrated one of the more recent villains on the show, the Silurians. "These are some of the Silurians from Series 5 of Doctor Who, and are some of the coolest looking monsters they've made for the show if I do say so," wrote Dean. I don't think I've mentioned this before but the Silurians remind me a lot of the Jem'Hadar from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
And last but not least, completely apropos, the very first Doctor, William Hartnell in black and white.
Apr 20, 2011
Apr 19, 2011
Courtesy of BBC America comes a special inside look at the filming of Doctor Who shooting in America! Watch for interviews with stars Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill plus Executive Producer/Lead Writer Steven Moffat and director Toby Haynes.
Make sure you check out all the other behind-the-scenes vids on the BBC America YouTube page as well. Doctor Who premiers THIS Saturday on BBC America at 9 p.m. EST! Prepare yourselves for DW like you've never seen it before. I'd say trust me, I'm the Doctor, but I'm not the Doctor. Just trust me. :)
Apr 18, 2011
Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern. "I've long thought that Green Lantern could make a really cool movie, and soon we're going to find out if they've succeeded," wrote the artist, "It looks pretty good to me so far (and you can only tell so much from a trailer - hello "The Phantom Menace"?) but in any case, there are a ton of people out there that don't know who "Green Lantern" is yet. This movie should make him a household name, let's just hope it's in a good way."
Chris Evans as Captain America. Dean writes, "It seems like they're investing a lot of energy in this Captain America; The First Avenger movie. As far as casting, I don't mind Chris Evans at all actually, I find him to be a pretty likable guy. Here's hoping that it all pays off!"
Chris Hemsworth as Thor. "This Thor movie looks really interesting," writes Dean, "It could easily turn out 'goofy', but so far it looks like they're taking it seriously. I mean, it has Anthony Hopkins after all!"
And Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man. Well, at least I *think* it's Garfield. You never know who's under the mask these days..."I'm pretty hopeful about the new Spidey flick," wrote Dean, "The new costume is a move somewhat further from the classic comic book suit, but the basic Spidey shapes and colors are still there, so I'm okay with it."
Apr 15, 2011
The show has been elaborately made to the point that producers turned to a professional at something called the Language Creation Society to design a vocabulary for the savage Dothraki nomads who provide some of the more Playboy-TV-style plot points and who are forced to speak in subtitles. Like “The Tudors” and “The Borgias” on Showtime and the “Spartacus” series on Starz, “Game of Thrones,” is a costume-drama sexual hopscotch, even if it is more sophisticated than its predecessors. It says something about current American attitudes toward sex that with the exception of the lurid and awful “Californication,” nearly all eroticism on television is past tense. The imagined historical universe of “Game of Thrones” gives license for unhindered bed-jumping — here sibling intimacy is hardly confined to emotional exchange.
The true perversion, though, is the sense you get that all of this illicitness has been tossed in as a little something for the ladies, out of a justifiable fear, perhaps, that no woman alive would watch otherwise. While I do not doubt that there are women in the world who read books like Mr. Martin’s, I can honestly say that I have never met a single woman who has stood up in indignation at her book club and refused to read the latest from Lorrie Moore unless everyone agreed to “The Hobbit” first. “Game of Thrones” is boy fiction patronizingly turned out to reach the population’s other half.
- Is Game of Thrones 'boy fiction?' via NYMAG.com
- New York Times Sets Feminist Movement Back With Game Of Thrones Review via Geek Girl on the Street/Bleeding Cool
- Why Is the Fact of Women Liking Sci-Fi and Fantasy So Hard To Believe? via Teresa Jusino
- Response to the NY Times Game of Thrones Review via Geek Girl with Curves, Amy Ratcliffe (the beautiful woman pictured above who happens to be sitting on the THRONE from the series)
- Today in New York Times navel-gazing via Reason.com
- 'Game of Thrones' Is Not 'Boy Fiction' via ThinkHero.com
- NYT says fiction is gendered, Geek Girls unite to tell them, "NO." via Carnival of the Random
- Game of Thrones & the New York Times: Game Over. via Pop Culture Academic
- To Ginia Bellafante Regarding Your "Review" Of Game Of Thrones. [Rant] via Geek Girl Diva
- A Live Woman Who’d Gladly Watch A Game of Thrones (Even Without the Sex Scenes) via GeekMom.com
- Really, why would men ever want to watch "Game Of Thrones"? via io9.com
- Hey NY Times - Geek Girls Really Do Exist! via Newsarama (quotes from myself and Ratcliffe)
Apr 14, 2011
Check out dozens of vendors with everything from bargain comics to investment grade first issues. Meet Golden Age GREEN LANTERN artist Irwin Hasen plus fan favorites Lee Weeks, Fred Hembeck, Daxiong and more! Participate in workshops, panel discussions, a charity auction and a costume contest.
Apr 13, 2011
For being on the streets of NYC for 24 hours, they were in cheerful spirits.
By 2 p.m. the line was wrapped around almost three sides of the square block. (Check out a sped-up view in this video from OMFGeek. I'm also in there!) A hashtag began on twitter called #DWLineCon, suggesting that the line itself was an event in and of itself. And truly, it was. No one knew whether or not they'd actually make it in but were still hopeful, sporting reading material, umbrellas to keep the sun off and costumes. Oh yes, there was cosplay.
I donned my Amy costume from WonderCon once again but oddly enough, even here I was glossed over as just a girl in a mini skirt. There were tons of Amys though, and as you can see here, a few Donnas, plenty of 11s, a few 10s and a couple of River Songs. And where there wasn't cosplay, there was Doctor Who t-shirts, buttons or toys to be had.
I took a spin up and down the line a few times before the show began and from what I saw, everyone was having a great time. You'd randomly find things like "Bad Wolf" or "Vote Saxon" written on the sidewalks in chalk. There was even a wall that got a few larger pieces scribbled on them, though seeing as how it was on an NYU building, was not appreciated. Fans were taking turns to find bathrooms or forage for food while others had coolers they brought with to keep themselves fed.
When showtime approached fans began to spazz out a bit. And with reason. The cast arrived at the front of the theater in a classic blue convertible to sign a few autographs. I noticed some fans becoming annoyed at line-cutters and perhaps even a few strangers who showed up just because they thought they'd meet someone famous. I'm sure being on the street for as long as they were and lack of sleep played a role in their frustrations but it's a hard thing to control once the crowd-beast rises. I'm not sure there's ever an easy way to deal with that type of behavior.
As I mentioned earlier, no one knew how many people would make it in for the screening. The theater wound up opening two additional theaters to accommodate fans. They weren't able to see the Q&A in person but it was telecast live. After being let out of the event I realized the theater was letting in even more left-out fans in for another showing of the two episodes. It's good to know no one (hopefully) walked away unhappy. Entering through a special handicapped entrance allowed me to scoot right by the cast and creators and give a big hello to Matt Smith. Definitely a highlight. Oh, and we got cool DW baseball caps!
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“Hal starts off as trying to save Oa from the onslaught of the Manhunters. It’s about his discovery about what’s actually going on and getting to the bottom of it, trying to find out who’s behind all of this mayhem,” he said.
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A dedicated supporter of The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Ryan Reynolds sits on the MJFF Board of Directors. As a Team Fox Athlete he challenged himself to run his first marathon in 2008, raising over $100,000 for Parkinson’s research. Now Ryan is challenging YOU to help us reach 100,000 Facebook fans by the end of April. This Parkinson’s Awareness Month, “like” The Michael J. Fox Foundation on Facebook and encourage your friends to do the same. It’s an easy way to stay up to date with our activities to speed a cure, and you’ll be helping us meet Ryan’s challenge. Plus, you can share your story with the Foundation and our community of friends and supporters.
Apr 4, 2011
“There is so much more we can do with Torchwood now having made the leap to America. It’s going to be even bigger and better,” said Barrowman, “And,” he added with a chuckle, “for me on a personal level the move to America has been fucking amazing.” The budgets are bigger, the stunts are more dangerous and the sexual chemistry is more explosive, he said, pointing to the opening scene in Season 4, which involves a helicopter. "If we were in Wales shooting, we might not have had that, or we would have had to re-write the sequence.” Overall, "the audience is going to need a forklift truck to pick their jaws off the ground. The stunt work is unbelievable. I used to do quite a lot of stunts except if it was jumping off of buildings but now I’m not allowed to because of the insurance policy. I’m much more valuable in America!”