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PBS 28-Apr-2010: Hamlet, with David Tennant & Patrick Stewart

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  • PBS 28-Apr-2010: Hamlet, with David Tennant & Patrick Stewart

    Watch Doctor Who kill Captain Picard... with a sword.*

    If the symmetry were any more perfect, I should think that one of us would break into tears.

    The promos look fan-tas-tic!
    Check your local listings, and be warned it's 3 1/2 hours. I'm annoyed that Iowa PBS is only showing it once, and up against Geek Nurturer Gibbs.

    Tavis Smiley did an interview with Sir Pat last Friday, which is typically rebroadcast further in the week, depending on the vagaries of your local station(s). I have the general impression Tavis is a fanboy, so I'm looking forward to catching that, and am expecting extended clips.

    Quick question of you Brits:
    Is there any chance the Queen is a Trekkie/Trekker?
    I've felt mellower towards her ever since seeing Helen Mirren's brilliant portrayal of her.


    * ... but no goldfish as witness
    It was important, Dumbledore said, to fight, and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then could evil be kept at bay, though never quite eradicated...
    - Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

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    The Tennant/Stewart HAMLET is out on DVD and Blu-ray a week from tomorrow, for those who miss it on PBS.

    As to the Queen being a fan of SF...she definitely recognized the TARDIS and inquired about its presence when it was included in a botanical display she visited a few years ago.

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      ^^ That's cool. Both that it was included and that she recognized it. How did you find out about that?

      Jan
      "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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        It was probably on the old Doctor Who News Page at Gallifrey One when it happened.

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          Ah...I forget sometimes that there are other sites...

          Jan
          "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by JasonDavis View Post
            It was probably on the old Doctor Who News Page at Gallifrey One when it happened.
            Thanks Jason!
            +1 to all that Jan said.


            Please, please do post Who news here (then I/we don't have to go to any other sites).

            Doctor Who was the SF series of my childhood, and logically led into Babylon 5 fandom.
            I've been thinking lately that even the slicker new series is a great way to ease youngsters into B5. My latest conversion started with a conversation about the new Who, which led to me offering to loan him The Gathering, and the first few discs from season 1. He was instantly hooked, and I ended up loaning him the rest of the series (a good guy, and real Citizen, else I wouldn't have risked my precious).

            That got me thinking about B5 recruitment in general. My attempt before that failed abysmally, but it was someone younger, smart but not intellectual, and more geared towards "flash" than something which requires some patience.

            What have other fans' experiences been, recruitment/conversion wise?
            It was important, Dumbledore said, to fight, and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then could evil be kept at bay, though never quite eradicated...
            - Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

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