Radiation by Fiona Rae

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Radiation: A load of PUS

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  • Russell Brown,

    Speaking of Mr Simm (who I deprived of an "m" above -- my keyboard has decided it doesn't like that letter), if you didn't see the Jonathan Ross interview with him, there's a clip here. Funny story at the end about going out for an all-nighter with the missus, not sleeping and then going to the ballet.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22849 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Joanna:

    Oh hell, yes - and seventeen years later, I'm still surprised that ABC's standards and practices folks didn't just say 'if you think that's going to air, you're high". Tad Friend did a fascinating __New Yorker__ profile that goes into some detail about the increasingly bizarre notes from the network around the pilot of Mulholland Drive.

    Smoking was apparently a particular cause for anxiety. But you've got to wonder about people who commission something from Lynch and find (shock! horror!) it's elliptical, dark in every sense, politically incorrect in the very best sense, and like nothing you've ever seen before.

    Anyway, already booked my festival tickets -__Inland Empire__ looks like a bit of a mess, but it shouldn't be boring.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    RTD himself has said much as he loves it, he doesn't want to do Doctor Who for the rest of his life. I'd take what the guy says at face value: He's always been hired on a series to series basis, he's far too busy working on series four to even think about series five, and as far he's concerned Who is not dependent on him anyway. And, much as I love the guy's work, he's right.

    I always thought it was compulsory for the Doctor actor to change... oh sorry, 'reincarnate'... every series. Not at all sure about this actor doing a whole heap of programmes thing.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    I always thought it was compulsory for the Doctor actor to change... oh sorry, 'reincarnate'... every series.

    Russell T. Davies is the executive producer and head writer - and Doctor Who has been through a few of those over the last forty three and a bit years. The odd thing is that, as originally conceived, The Doctor was a human being from the far-future - not an alien, and certainly not one who could 'regenerate'. They were just stuck in the bind of having an enormously popular show with a lead actor who, to put it bluntly, was not in the best of health and it showed. (They could have just pulled a Bond, and have nobody notice the full-body makeover. But where's the fun in that?)

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    I always thought it was compulsory for the Doctor actor to change... oh sorry, 'reincarnate'... every series. Not at all sure about this actor doing a whole heap of programmes thing.

    The Doctor regenerates (not reincarnates) whenever the actor feels like not playing the Doctor any more.

    The only actor who's played just one series was Christopher Eccleston. All the others have been the Doctor for multiple series. Tom Baker did seven series! (But he is awesome, so that is to be expected.)

    And of couse there's a Wikipedia page on the subject:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Doctor_Who_serials

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Michael Fitzgerald,

    Dr Who -
    Middle aged running around the cosmos with some chick in hot pants and fm boots.
    Confession -
    I was scared of rubbish bins around Riccarton Mall for far too long due to a broken umbrella poking out of one & looking like a Darlek when I was very young. Special effects as they were made this look real.

    Since May 2007 • 631 posts Report Reply

  • simon g,

    So did anyone see The Bourne Supremacy tonight?

    It featured three New Zealand actors, namely: Karl Urban, Marton Csokas, and ... John Key.

    In case you missed it, here he is, playing a CIA agent:

    http://movies.msn.com/celebs/celeb.aspx?c=34506&mp=p&vpid=367098

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1332 posts Report Reply

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