A year before he became the 2nd Doctor, Patrick Troughton did a BBC Radio production of George Orwell’s 1984. He wasn’t the first actor to give voice to Winston Smith, because that was David Niven in 1949, within a year of the books original publication. He was the first actor to ever play Robin Hood on TV in 1953, and I can’t help but wish at least one complete episode of that show still exists in some format so I could watch it. Video Curios posted his 1984 online a few years ago, and Open Culture posted the heads up, so here you go; enjoy.
This interview with Tim Curry happened just a few days after the original release of the Rocky Horror Picture Show back in 1975, and he did have quite a few interesting things to say about the show. If he did another interview that covered this range of details, I never heard of it. If you are a Rocky Horror fan, you need to watch this all the way through.
Yes, if you have the skills and the chops, you too can join the Stan Lee Cameo School, and learn the correct way to make your impression. I would probably say more, but I am too out of breath from laughing this hard. See how many famous actors you can spot in this piece. Enjoy!
Wishing a happy 81st birthday today to Tom Baker, the 4th Doctor.
I enjoy the hell out of the The Wil Wheaton Project, and this week I think he has outdone himself. John Barrowman joins Wil to get dressed up in Steampunk style and go party down the town. Lots of Arrow comments and Dr Who references, but what really makes the show special is the level of comedy Wil and his guests bring to the party, and John brings a lot. Trust me when I say everyone who loves both Sci-Fi and Comedy needs to see this show each and every week.
Nimoy posted this behind the scenes shot the other day, and since he was nice enough to include an embed function, I figured that meant he wanted folks to share it. It is nice to get a glimpse of the man behind the character while in full makeup and costume on set.