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sovay ([personal profile] sovay) wrote2017-07-19 12:46 pm

What's so wonderful? First you have a breakdown

Second doctor's appointment in as many days, coming up. First, links.

1. [personal profile] spatch sent me this handy-dandy list: "Times Doctor Who Was Ruined Forever." The site is snarky and some of their tags are jerkass, but the article itself is gold. "21/03/1981 – The best Doctor ever is replaced by a vet. Doctor Who dies."

2. Following my belated discovery of Jack Buchanan, I am pleased to see that the HFA will be showing Ernst Lubitsch's Monte Carlo (1930) on Friday. I wonder if I have ever actually seen Jeanette MacDonald.

3. I had no idea one of the performers of "The Grass Is Always Greener" was Lauren Bacall (and I think I had forgotten the song came from a musical by Kander and Ebb, although listening to its brassy swing, I don't know who else it could have been). Standing Room Only on WERS used to play it all the time. I like how her voice softens on the repeated line That's wonderful, but her unimpressed What's so wonderful? could pass for Elaine Stritch. This makes me desperately sad that Bacall never recorded "The Ladies Who Lunch."

4. This is a gorgeous photoset, but I would love to see the on-set photos from the shoot. Like, the backstage stuff. People just standing around on snack breaks, being Klimt paintings.

5. This was true last weekend as well, but I was at Readercon and couldn't do anything about it: [personal profile] spatch swapped in for one of the hosts of the PMRP's Murders and Scandals: Poe and Doyle at the last minute, so I'll see him this weekend on one of the nights I'm not seeing Jack Buchanan.
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[personal profile] muccamukk 2017-07-19 05:25 pm (UTC)(link)
The best Doctor ever is replaced by a vet.

I saw someone recently say Peter Davison went into his All Creatures audition, promptly managed to spill his coffee on one of the producers, and was hired as Tristan on the spot.
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[personal profile] movingfinger 2017-07-19 08:38 pm (UTC)(link)
I know someone who still refers to that Dr. Who period as Vets In Space.
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[personal profile] lost_spook 2017-07-19 08:16 pm (UTC)(link)
I've seen that DW list going round before, but it is funny, and mostly because it's true. Heh. :-D
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[personal profile] dhampyresa 2017-07-19 10:13 pm (UTC)(link)
It's fitting that Doctor Who has died so many times!