Whilst cleaning at work - trust me, this is relevant … I happened to enter the room of a gent who - at the time was at the hospital for a hearing aid appointment - was playing the box set of Hornblower on his TV. And I had to look twice as I saw Ron Cook who played Parker in ‘the movie that cannot be named’ *coughliveactionthunderbirdscough*. In 2003, he played the part of Doughty, Admiral Pellew’s and later Hornblower’s steward in the Hornblower episode, Duty.
Guardy’s Hornblower Screencaps - one screenshot per episode edition.
In other news, July 4th is everybody’s favorite fictional seafaring dork’s* birthday and I wanted to do something neat for that, like, y’know, a gifset or tHAT ANALYSIS (who even remembers that? because yes, I’m *still* working on it) but alas, it’s exam season for me, so that wasn’t going to happen. Anyway, have some pretty pictures.
*unless you’re more of a Aubrey-Maturin kinda person, I guess. That’s cool, too.
It’s what people want to see - pretty guys in pretty uniforms. Harmless and fun Boy’s Own stuff. It’s entertaining - doesn’t proselytise, doesn’t point to a moral, it just is what it is. It’s perfectly… well, I was going to say it’s perfectly straight, but I’m not so sure about that….