i hear you. all of you. jangling around in that dusty old head of yours
Happy 47th Birthday, John Barrowman!
Happy Birthday John Barrowman! March 11th, 1967
You are wonderful ♥
Verity Lambert: I tell you, the real revelation for me was Billie Piper.
Russell T Davies: For all of us, for all of us. Bless her!
Verity Lambert: I thought she was just brilliant. The thing about her is that she never seems to stop, she always plays it for real, which is just wonderful.
Russell T Davies: She does that 100% of the day, every day. Never had a bad day with her. Everybody has a tired day or a sleepy day, even the best actors in the world – but never with her. Quite extraordinary, the commitment.
So everytime I type something wrong or use the wrong word or the wrong tempus or grammar etc. I always get paranoid that someone who has english as their native language, will read what I wrote and spot all the mistakes I made and think, “Is she stupid or something?” or “Daamn, her english is horrible, I am never going to speak to her”.
ANNOUNCING. A new original documentary series, a BBC AMERICA and BBC Two co-production. The Real History of Science Fiction premieres Saturday, April 19, 10:00pm ET after the Season 2 premiere of orphanblack.
From Star Wars to 2001: A Space Odyssey, and from Jurassic Park to Doctor Who, each program is packed with contributors behind these creations and traces the developments of Robots,Space, Invasion and Time. Narrated by Mark Gatiss, Doctor Who writer, actor and co-creator of the BBC’s Sherlock, the series determines why science fiction is not merely a genre… for its audience it’s a portal to a multi-verse – one that is all too easy to get lost in.
Among those taking part are: William Shatner (Star Trek), Nathan Fillion (Firefly), Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek), Steven Moffat (Doctor Who), Richard Dreyfuss (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), Chris Carter (The X-Files), Ronald D Moore (Battlestar Galactica), John Landis (An American Werewolf in London, Schlock), David Tennant (Doctor Who), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), John Carpenter (Dark Star, The Thing), Karen Gillan (Doctor Who), Neil Gaiman (The Sandman, Stardust), Kim Stanley Robinson (Mars Trilogy), Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap, Star Trek: Enterprise), Ursula K Le Guin (The Left Hand of Darkness), Syd Mead (Blade Runner), Kenny Baker (Star Wars),Anthony Daniels (Star Wars), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), Peter Weller (Robocop), Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner, Battlestar Galactica) and many more.
On one level, sci-fi can deliver a ‘white knuckle-ride’ – jaw-dropping special effects, and thrills that have cinemagoers flying out of their seats. But also, it is possibly the only area of pop culture that engages with big ideas. Good science fiction engages audiences on a deeper level than mere spectacle; it becomes a place to discuss not just the universe and how it works – but what it means to be emotional, sentient human beings.
We can’t wait for this exciting documentary eye-opener to The Real History of Science Fiction.
Signal boosting this announcement as it is relevant to our interests.
Hold me closer one more time…
David Tennant in Preparing To Be United
It’s all over.
This is such bullshit, why isn't dt nominated???????????? allll the papers thought that he would be. He was like the first one mentioned in so many articles about the Oliviers. Why. Whyyy. I'm so irrationally pissed off.
But not only DT but the whole play got exactly ZERO nominations. I don’t understand. Ok they don’t like David (
idiots) but Olivier Ford Davies (prince of York) was like 10000% more awesome than Gattiss.
And the costumes. And music. And light and sound. NOTHING.
I just don’t understand.
I want to go home and get drunk
Are you SERIOUS?
FAIL. Also: FAIL.
Is it because there’s a rule that the plays have to have originated in London? (I’m guessing here, because I don’t recall the Hamlet transfer winning anything either…)
Ok from the site, only productions that opened “in a theatre represented in membership of Society of London Theatre is eligible for consideration for the 2014 Olivier Awards with MasterCard, provided it has at least 30 performances.”
So any publication mentioning DT as a front runner has not done its homework.
Ugh. This is a terrible rule. I do not approve.
But Barbican is in SOLT. I mean we know Richard was opened in Sua but it was transferred to Barbican and had its London premiere and press night etc….
Michael Billington: This year’s nominations confirm that British theatre’s current success lies more in interpretation than in original creation