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So apparently Daniel Craig will be doing one more Bond movie. I suspect that the studio just gave him an assload of money to defer the debate about a female/POC Bond few more years...

I'm pretty meh about this, because though I liked Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, Skyfall RUINED MY CHILDHOOD (I'm only slightly exaggerating here) and I lost all interest in Craig!Bond movies (I did eventually watch Spectre on DVD and it was terrible). As for the next Bond, I don't know... I think Idris Elba would probably make a good Bond (though what I really want is a Dicsworld movie with Idris Elba as Sam Vimes), but I'm starting to feel that Bond movies as a whole have just overstayed their welcome. I'm not sure how you could even make them feel fresh anymore? James Bond is one of my ur-fandoms, but I just can't work up any excitement for it anymore.

And unpopular opinion, but I don't actually want a female Bond. I just think that if you changed it to Jane Bond, you might just as well change it to Jane Smith and do an action movie without all the baggage of the Bond franchise. And no, you couldn't explain it with the Bond-is-just-a-code-name theory because that's a fucking stupid theory.

(and no, this is not the same as a female Doctor (because the Doctor is an alien, so their gender is a non-issue) or the female Ghostbusters team (who weren't supposed to be the same characters as in the original movies))

I just want *new* female action heroes who are just as iconic as Bond, because I don't think there's anything about the franchise that would *add* to an action movie with a female lead.
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Remember when I predicted that Good Omens will be the next wanky megafandom? Well, they just cast David Tennant as Crowley (and Michael Sheen as Aziraphale). So yeah. Definitely a megafandom.

Michael Sheen is good casting, I think - he's been good at pretty much everything I've seen him in (although I must admit that my "he'd be perfect in this" moment for him is actually his appearance in the Great Bake-Off, which I thought was very Aziraphael-esque :D). Not so sure about David Tennant, though. I just rewatched his Doctor Who episodes and he's a rather... shouty actor. He's just not anything like my image of Crowley.

Also, reportedly the miniseries will be set in current day, which makes me wonder how they'll deal with the more 80's specific elements of the book.
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I wasn’t tagged by anyone, but I got this from [personal profile] killabeez 

Rules: Choose any 3 fandoms (in random order) and answer the questions. Then tag some friends.

I choose:
  • Highlander (because I'm predictable)
  • Leverage
  • due South (because vids and love)

the first character you loved:
  • Tessa if it's series, Connor if it's movie
  • Hardison (Age of the Geek, baby)
  • Dief, I think. (It was on on Saturday mornings after late night writing, hence 'I think.')

the character you never expected to love so much:
  • Joe, if it's series, Rachel if it's movie
  • Eliot. (I probably should have expected this, mind.)
  • Meg Thatcher

the character you relate to the most:
  • Sean (of course there's mischief in here) or Connor (family can be hard)
  • Parker (we will get there before the end and damn right 20 lbs of crazy in a 5 lb sack)
  • Lt. Welsh (I have measured out my life in herded cats)

the character you’d slap:
  • Hmm. I'm honestly torn between James Horton and Benny Carbassa. No one in the movie except maybe the Kurgan.
  • James Sterling, the most manipulative self-serving bastard of all bastards, Queen's Gambit Job or no.
  • Easy. Tony, Ray Vecchio's brother-in-law. (Now, if I'm slapping the fucker from the pilot ep, I need a two by four with which to slap.)

Three favorite characters (in order of preference):
  • Connor, Kastagir, the news vendor; Sean, Rebecca, Matthew (This month.)
  • Hardison, Eliot, Parker
  • Dief, Lt. Welsh, Benton Fraser (Damn right dS is the Dief show.)

a character you liked at first but not anymore:
  • Maurice got on my nerves by the end in the series; not enough time in the movie, really.
  • I'm trying to think of characters with arcs or more than one appearance. Nope. No one.
  • Hmm. Not really the way I roll, I guess. I got no one.

a character you did not like at first but now do:

  • Movie, no one; series, probably Richie. Once he quit hitting my embarrassment squick so hard, that is.
  • I didn't dislike Sophie, but I was much more fond of her by the end. Nate is still trying to grow on me.
  • Inspector Thatcher
3 otp’s:
  • Um. I do love some Duncan/Methos or Duncan/Methos/Amanda; Connor, well, my Connor otp is Connor MacLeod/Alex Krycek, sorry.
  • OT3 all the way: Spencer/Hardison/Parker
  • Ray K/Fraser, Diefenbaker/snack foods
I’ll tag anyone else who wants to do it.

stargaaaaaate it's a great big swirl

Aug. 5th, 2017 05:07 pm
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I am literally still not over Broadchurch just fyi. Slowly making my way through the fics on AO3.

I started a Stargate SG-1 rewatch. Currently somewhere in season 3. This show remains as great as ever.

The show is a very funny journey down late 90s hamfisted attempts at what a bunch of guys thought feminism looked like while still being so cluelessly unaware of all the ways in which they were not feminist at all. I'm so good natured about it only because it was 20 years ago and there's no point being anything other than amused at this point. I don't want to be angry at a thing I love for something that's done and over with. But damn, especially season 1.. haha. And I don't even mean just the gross stuff like Emancipation or Hathor but just weird stuff - Sam's characterization surprised me by being much more confusing in season 1 than I remember. She's her, yeah, but there's this weird other vein where she's being the psychologist of the group in several episodes for reasons I can only assume are due to her gender. Also in the episode Singularity (first one with Cassandra), Teal'c makes some comment about how Sam just knows that Cassandra would be fine due to "mother's instinct" like whaaaaaat can we not, Sam is the WORST at mothering, ahahaha.

Also if you want to read an interesting story from Amanda Tapping about just one of the things she overcame at the beginning of SG-1, read this. It's about clothing choices. The part I find interesting about the story is the casual sexism - the creators just wanted to see her in something sexy. Cause she's a woman, so duh? And she raised a concern with it and they were like ok whatever, because it wasn't like they were so super attached to push-up-bra Carter. But it's just the default that they and so many are accustomed to so of course they wanted her in sexy clothing because what else would she be in?! ~*~*~casual sexism~*~*~

But anyway. Season 2 starts getting infinitely better and season 3 is when the show really starts hitting its stride. I'm all strapped in for the ride cause it just gets better and better from here. :D


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