so does the cast of doctor who

its time to rant about this again cause im thinking about it. i dont understand why people characterize shadow as rude or angry when he is Very Much not that way, he’s actually one of the most polite speaking characters out of the main cast? it might be a bit lost in the english version but hes one of the few male characters that uses “boku” (i think the only other one who does is tails) and he generally has a very reserved speech pattern, plus hes also one of the few characters that refers to eggman as “doctor”

he’s also like. not angry at all, at least not outwardly. he very very rarely ever loses his temper. he internalizes the majority of his emotions so i have no clue where people get the “hes angry and he yells” thing from

So I had to answer the question, what does the Master want? I don’t believe that the Master wants to conquer the universe, because that doesn’t mean anything and the admin would be awful so what is he up to? In the 1970’s, every scene between Jon Pertwee and Roger Delgado who was astonishing casting! was brilliant, and it’s brilliant because they play it as friends, even when they’re trying to kill each other. The Master wants to be friends with the Doctor. Finding that key was useful for me.
I think it’s the story of a tormented friendship, right from the very beginning. The Doctor has a friend, a childhood friend who is a carnivore, while he is a vegetarian, and he’s probably closer to that person than he is to any of the other people he meets. ’‘I found that was a story I could write.
—  Steven Moffat, Doctor Who Magazine #511, demonstrating once again that he has a better grasp of the characters than 70% of the fandom (as he should)

anonymous asked:

Can you tell me your top 5 of Benedict's performances? I know it's hard but I'm curious :)


This is the most challenging question to ever receive as a Bc fan. The faves change from day to day, from moment to moment and from gif to gif (thanks to amazing gifers like @elennemigo, @221bcumberb, @anidoorkitty and @whenisayrunrun ) luckily you have caught me on a day where I’ve been making clips for a future post and have come down with a case of CBF! So being in this state of mind, I think it’s a perfect time to do this list so here it is.

 *warning long post*

1. Richard iii

Bc takes us through the rise and fall of Richards thirst for the crown. From the moment we see young Richard cowering in horror while watching his brother being murdered, to the minute he decides to kill the king, not for his family, not for revenge but for his own dream of sovereignty, and to witnessing Henry Tudor stabbing the last breath out of Richard and proclaiming the “the dirty dog is dead”.

Bc delivers Richards devilish, smooth talking and deliciously devious dialogue with such ease that you can’t help but kind of root for Richard at times because he makes you believe that his Machiavellian dealings are for the greater good. His bone chilling cradling of his newborn nephew, his wooing of the widow of the man he killed. Are that of a man who just wants to be respected, loved and seen for his use rather than be mocked for his disability that he carries on his back.

Bc’s talent of tears and rage and downright madness was just PERFECT. I fell in love with his Richard iii. I felt pity, sadness, attraction to his wicked determination (as terrible as his deeds were) and most of all, affection for his deformity that was the catalyst for his anger and need to prove to the people around him that he could be a normal man that was capable of being a king. Bc’s Richard iii was the best possible example of a master class in acting. Proving yet again that Bc is the best actor of his generation.

2. Sherlock 

The greatest disappointment to come out of BBC Sherlock was the reaction of a group of fans who tried to destroy what MG and SM created because of a certain expectation they were invested in. Most people who hated S4 missed out on what the entire point of this version of Sherlock was about and that was to introduce us to Sherlock Holmes before he became known as Sherlock Holmes. Bc became a star in 90 minutes and the ACD canon would never be the same again.

Sherlock starts off as a man with a fortress of coldness who insists he has no need for friends or relationships, armed with a lifetime of brotherly advice that caring was not an advantage. But once Dr. John Watson comes into play we start to see that fortress slowly melt and the addition of the people who would become his Baker Street family, Molly Hooper, Mrs. Hudson, Mary Watson and Lestrade, we begin to see that Sherlock was so full of emotions and the capacity to care, that he wanted to care, he just didn’t know how to care. Bc’s portrayal of the world’s only consulting detective was brilliant and beautiful. Bc help make brainy the new sexy. He also made Sherlock’s drugged out alter ego, Shezza, look sexy too. Of course it helped that the writing and the location of this modern day Sherlock were also brilliant. But looking at those cheekbones and lips carrying a fluffy head of hair that you wish you could run your fingers through, just once! That perfect silhouette of a man dressed in the finest suits. The purple shirt of sexiness, the black suit, the blue shirt of sexiness!! Ok sorry I got CBF for a second there…

What I really meant to say was that Bc’s acting brought new life into this 100 year old literary character and it certainly made me invest my own feelings into these characters that I wouldn’t have any interest in. Bc’s Sherlock was rude, cocky, manipulative, arrogant and flawed, but you loved each of those characteristics because Bc made him lovable even at Sherlock’s worst, he took you through the whole range of emotions and that wasn’t just with one series, it frequently meant each episode! The fact that we got to watch Sherlock grow into a man capable of being a best friend, a kind and caring human being who tried his best to protect his friends, and a man who learned how to forgive and not judge the past mistakes of those around him. Because after all we just might be human. Even Sherlock Holmes. I am forever grateful to the Mofftiss for creating this show and for giving Bc a chance to show the world, what the London stage and various other people in the industry had already saw in him. For me the only Sherlock Holmes is the BBC version that could only have been pulled off by the talents and efforts of Benedict Cumberbatch.

3. Christopher Tietjens

My first thought is always I heart Christopher Tietjens, because I really do. He was the last of a dying breed. He had 2 women who tried to “burst him out of his glass cabinet” the wife who failed because she didn’t deserve him and the woman whom he really loved and waited for, the woman HE deserved. Christopher survived his name being dragged through the mud, a wife who socially embarrassed not only herself but made him look like a cuckold. 

He survived the war, not because he was lucky, but because he wanted to live to come back to the only woman who loved him and accepted him for going along with the parade. Bc’s Christopher Tietjens was a stoic beautiful man when he needed to be, and man enough to cry when the women he loved tugged or threw daggers at his heart.

I know I overuse the word beautiful when it comes to Bc’s acting but Chrissy was so painfully beautiful that all you wanted to do was give him a hug and take him back to Groby so he could live out the rest of his life as an english country gentleman. Another perfect performance from Benedict!

4. Alan Turing

This should have won Bc’s his first Oscar. If you want to truly see what Bc’s talent is capable of you don’t start with Sherlock, you start with this role. Benedict was able to conjure up the spirit of Alan in this performance that even Turing’s own family was blown away by his portrayal. Bc’s ability to display the eccentricities of Alan, the deep emotional bond and love he had for both Christophers and of course Bc’s master class of acting for easily portraying a genius mathematician at work.

The tragic ending that cut Alan’s life short, made us all want to learn more about Turing and his work. It made us angry at how this man was treated as an enemy, instead of a war hero who helped saved millions of lives. Bc reached into our hearts and brains with his charismatic, tragic, beautiful portrayal of Alan Turing.

5. Doctor Strange

IF ever a role was so perfectly cast it probably was Benedict as Dr. Stephen Strange. Not only does he come super close to looking like the comic book hero that was created over 30 yrs ago, he is able to adopt the persona of an arrogant and brilliant doctor who gets into a car accident that cuts his career short and with all hope lost, seeks treatment at a place that not only gives him the cold hard truth about himself, but it teaches him that in order to grow and learn he would have to open his eye to other realities.  

Stephen learned that all is not lost and there are other ways to help people, most of all, to help himself. Bc is so bloody perfect as Doctor Strange that upon first viewing, I just sat there and cried. I was so proud of him because even though I had very limited knowledge about this comic book character, he convinced me that HE was that superhero that the world needed. Benedict made it all look effortlessly. The American accent, the physicality of being Doctor Strange was just AMAZING. Bc has that ability to make himself into anything that is called for. As someone once said, young, old, strong, weak, whatever you call for that character to be, Benedict can play it and play it so well you don’t even know he’s acting. Not only did it convince us his fan base, but he basically won over the entire comic book community as well as the general public. 

Bc made Doctor Strange into a blockbuster that got overall positive reviews. That is the power of Benedict’s talent. You talk about a good script, you can talk about a good director, but that only goes hand in hand with an actor that can pull it all off and by god did Bc pull it off!

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Boyd Hilton [to Peter]: What’s the most fun thing for you after your first season as Doctor Who?

Peter: Jenna has been absolutely incredible. I have to say that, well, first of all, the Welcome that I was given by the entire crew in the whole…all the people down in Cardiff, has been fantastic. But working with Jenna has been a great, great pleasure. I think she’s an incredible actress, and has been so funny and so moving, and what she has to do in this season is so demanding, and she does it with great grace and class. So I think really my favorite thing has been working with Jenna.


Also remembering on this same day (August 7, 2014), after the Cardiff premiere, Peter, Jenna, and Steven went to London’s Southbank for another screening of Deep Breath with a Q&A following. This answer Peter gave to the presenter stuck out the most for me, proving once again the class act he really is towards his co-stars. Jenna was his friend since day one, making him feel welcome and invited into the Doctor Who cast and crew family. He loved working with everyone on his first season, but he praised and thanked Jenna for her kindness as well as her professionalism as an actress. ♥

Clip is from the video: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat on Doctor Who | BFI

Thoughts about Jodie

With all the hoopla, I never really wrote this out, but Moffat’s promising comments about Jodie’s first work as the Doctor have brought it to the forefront of my mind again. A lot of you are probably thinking along the same lines.

1. With every regeneration, new Doctors have to overcome fan inertia, nostalgia, and wariness of the unknown. Most fans get comfortable with the previous Doctor and aren’t ready to say goodbye. I don’t want Capaldi to go. But that’s nothing new. I still feel bad about not giving Colin a chance to settle in. I won’t make that mistake again.

2. Having a new showrunner and new TARDIS crew will compound the inertia problem x4. If Chibnall has any vision, he’ll use this clean break as an opportunity to reboot the show as daringly as the UNIT era did after Troughton and his whole crew left. But if Chibnall does so, a lot of fans will scream and holler it’s Not Doctor Who Any More.

3. Yes, the fact that Jodie is the first woman cast as the Doctor (and her TARDIS team is diverse) was both a relief to me – at LAST we can stop arguing whether it’s possible and just watch it unfold – and a reason for me to circle the wagons, stand up for her and wear the “About Time” t-shirt proudly to the next few cons.

4. At the same time, I confess that deep down my first reaction to seeing Jodie Whittaker pull her hood back was an odd clash of disappointment mixed with delight. I’m keenly aware of the inherent cultural racism in calling it “playing it safe” to cast actors who are pretty, blonde, young and white.

5. Beyond that, she just didn’t make much of a first impression, apart from a great smile and perhaps an Eight-ish aura of childlike wonder. Most Doctors are visually eccentric or unusual in one or more ways, but since she’s a woman, they cast a mainstream-TV generic female lead (in a way they didn’t, for example, with Gomez). Classic Who pulled the same move the first time they risked going with a young Doctor: Peter Davison was popular as Tristan, but he was also decidedly normal and unremarkable. I heard more than one fan complaining the Fifth Doctor was bland, banal, and “vanilla ice cream man” compared to his more striking predecessors. He had a hard time stepping out of Tom Baker’s shadow. This casting runs the same risk.

6. That said, Jodie’s voice jumps out in interviews (Yorkshire! so cute!), so at least there’s a distinguishing feature. I understand she’s a seasoned actor, and I am sure that she faced far more vetting and scrutiny than previous Doctor castings. She’s got to bring something to the table that Chibnall & co saw and said, “Yes, that’s the Doctor we want.”

And it’s silly for me to be typing this out when my usual anti-spoiler instincts mean I haven’t watched the latest teaser.

I am really looking forward to Jodie, to having a TARDIS family again, to a new era, to new possibilities, to a new showrunner and maybe a soft reboot. I loved Capaldi and Gomez and Mackie, yet felt they were often working to overcome ruts the show had fallen into. Jodie will have the advantage of a blank slate like Three, Eight and Nine did to strike out in a new direction. I am hopeful that next season will be a breath of fresh air.

But I just wanted to acknowledge a few minor uncertainties in the midst of my standing up fiercely to defend a woman who’s bound to get even more flak than new Doctors usually do.

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anonymous asked:

Thank you for writing what you did about Atomic Blonde. Literally all I've seen about it on twitter/tumblr is 'DON'T SEE IT, KILLS A LESBIAN IS DISGUSTING AND MISOGYNISTIC OFC' and I haven't been able to articulate why that's such a damagingly simplistic view of what happened but you captured it perfectly. I loved the film and I'm glad another bi lady did too :)

Anon, you honestly don’t know what this message means to me, I posted that post with the idea in my mind that I was probably going to get flames, saw the +1 and thought “There’s my first hate mail of the night”, and this is such a beautifull and cleansing surprise

I’ve seen enormously mixed reveiws going through the first minute of posts in the Atomic Blonde tag, it’s kind of half and half from what I saw, but I felt the need to post myself because some of the pro!AB posts I saw (note: SOME not ALL) seemed very dismissive of the Kill The Your Gays/Burry Your Lesbians trope wich is just… not good

See there’s a difference between Kill Your Gays and “We have to kill this person off who happens to be gay” but people don’t often see or atleast acknowledge that difference

The Vampire Diaries killed their lesbians

The 100 HAD to kill off a lesbian woman because the actress was leaving the show and there was no way, plot wise, for them to have her… what? Run off on a toxic planet to never return because the actress was on a different show?

Supernatural killed their lesbian

The Walking Dead HAD to kill off a lesbian woman in order to leave Alexandria without a doctor so that Maggie would have a reason to be in desperate need of going to Hilltop surrounded by 90% of the main cast, wich had to happen to get them confronted by Negan (ha… oh how I wish this hadn’t happened but you know how plots are)

There’s a very big problem of offensive and problematic tropes developing and then fandom being so- RIGHTFULLY- hurt by those tropes that they assume anything that CAN play to it, DOES play to it (IE: Yuri On Ice!!! being “queerbaiting” despite the show being about a literal, canonically queer couple who are in a romantic relationship, just because Japanese censorship laws LITERALLY do not allow an on-screen show of lip-on-lip male/male kissing that isn’t, in some way, hidden)

Things like what happened to Charlie on Supernatural are the reason why people are RIGHTFULLY upset at the Bury Your Gays trope, especially for lesbians, but there’s a line between avoiding an offensive trope and avoiding certain narratives all together, and as I said in the first post, the “Lover of the protagonist dies and fuels their mission” trope is a tale as old as time, look at American Assassin! Dylan O'Brien’s fiance’ gets killed off in the very beginning but I haven’t seen anyone call THAT misogynistic yet and that one fuels the pain of a straight man, but that’s the way the genre works (not that’s an excuse not to deviate from it though)

One of the biggest problems about queer media that’s even MARGINALLY mainstream is that it’s all the same *~~tragic and depressing oh woe it is to be queer~~* nonsense that wins Oscars and usually has some tragic ending where they don’t end up together or one of them dies or whatever, becase *~oh woe to be gay~*, queer media needs to branch into other genres…. like horror, and spies, and thrillers, and those movies don’t typically have Everyone Is Happy And Alive endings

And on a very personal note, as a bisexual woman, Atomic Blonde is so important to me because Lorraine’s sexuality is not erased or fetishized or closeted or portrayed in ANY way other than purely bisexual, and she’s never put down for it, she’s never called a slur, she’s never accused of “just being straight/gay and unable to decide”, it never COMES UP at all, and oh my GOD that’s so rare that, as a person who legitimately goes to the movie theater EVERY Friday, I cannot, off the top of my head, think of another movie where that’s the case

Bisexual representation- ESPECIALLY positive bi representation- is a freaking UNICORN in the vast sea of media and you’d better bet I’m going to hang onto this beautifull blonde unicorn with everything I have because I KNOW I’m not going to see it again until Gotham City Sirens, probably, and that’s… what? Four years from now?

I am so so so happy you sent me this message Anon, I am honestly, honestly so happy, thank you

Originally posted by yandereatheart

anonymous asked:

Can I ask how come you are anti doctor strange? I'm curious on case I have missed something aha

edit: holy shit this is really fucking long and became a rant not only on dr strange but the entire mcu

okay, so shitposting aside, i can become serious too especially if i’m ranting. *clears throat* here we go

the mcu. is fucking white AS FUCK. the mcu is praised by so many people and has made no progress at all, even though there have been over ten movies out there and about ten more are already planned (more probably, i don’t want to count). ten movies in which literally LITERALLY every movie had a white man as it lead. there are only that many iron man movies i can watch until i get tired of it.

i’m not only talking about the fact that they only have male leads and no female leads or that they’re just white because i want representation. i mean sure, yes, but let’s face it: the mcu has become BORING AS FUCK. maybe that’s just me, because all of you are waaay too far up the mcu’s ass. the movies itself have nothing interesting anymore, they all follow the same pattern. superhero, there’s this villain, they fight, there’s a character of color that’s sidelined as the hero’s sidekick and will never ever get their own movie and probs just be in the avengers. some movies from the mcu are not in that pattern, i liked catws and i guess civil war won’t be like that either, but most of them are just so boring nowadays. they’re so boring, throw some white male in the lead, give him a female also white love interest, a villain, some poc side characters and throw some empty witty jokes and the audience fucking loves it.

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Behind the Scenes of The Waters of Mars (Part Two of Many)

Excerpts from Benjamin Cook’s interview with Lindsay Duncan in DWM 415:

“Loads of energy,” bellows Graeme [Harper, director], as the cast and crew gear up for another take. “Let’s kick it up the bottom - really fast and pacey, c’mon! It’s a lovely, chaotic moment.”  He turns to William Hartley, the First Assistant Director.  “It’s like being in a circus, isn’t it?”

“What does that make you, then?” chips in Russell T. Davies, Doctor Who showrunner and - with Phil Ford - the writer of this episode.  “The lion tamer?”

“I’d like to start over there,” explains Graeme, “and pull focus, so you’ve got the Doctor as a loose, lonely figure, watching on…”

“Is that when I get changed?” teases David, removing his helmet.  “Is that when I slip into something more comfortable?  I left my space shoes by the door! Sorry about the helmet hair,” he adds.

“Wear it like that out,” suggests Russell. “You’ll start a trend.”

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“But we saved the world, right? So… on balance…”

Clara took on his role. Not the Eleventh Doctor’s, but clearly the Twelfth’s, with none of the lightness of the former and all of the abrasiveness of the latter.

The scene in the flat turns the Doctor/companion dynamic on its head. It’s the Doctor who warns Clara to behave in a way which isn’t alarming and it’s Clara who fails only seconds later. She’s losing her hold on that bit of empathy which she needs to understand what she can say around people who are not used to this kind of life.

Later her first instincts is to lie to people to give them hope, fully knowing that at least some of them would probably die. There’s no gentle approach to make people do what she wants, it is “I am the one chance you’ve got of staying alive” and “you wanna walk, walk”. We’ve seen her in command before, but this is a new, darker tone.

Clara has seen two peole die in front of her and she drops them from her thoughts moments later. She adopted the Doctor’s approach to death instinctively, when she finds herself in his role. And so the woman who changed the world with just the power of her tears does no longer have the time to stop and grieve.

Danny saw the Doctor as an officer and saw himself in Clara, cast her in the role of a soldier. But if she ever was that, she’s grown out of that role. Even in the moment where she should have been in her element, keeping Rigsy from needlessly sacrificing his life, her words do not speak of compassion. They are merciless with regards to just how futile this is. They end on a call to arms. And she will defeat the enemy.

She truly wasn’t exceptional at being the Doctor just because she was good. It wasn’t only the cleverness and how she saved Rigsy’s life and drew on his talents. She was exceptional because she was just as flawed as the Doctor. Every step of the way. Lies, arrogance, and "people with guns to their head cannot mourn” are embraced without a look back.

Does Clara realise it in that moment? Or has she yet to notice that she is losing her grasp on what it means to be good, in the way that Clara Oswald is good?

heartbreakingtennant  asked:

I just want to say I love reading your tags. I lost count of the times I've read them and basically went "YES YES YES". Oh, and this particular time, I can't help but completely agree with all your tags about Georgia Moffett's performance in The Doctor's Daughter, because it is exactly how I feel about it and unfortunately it does gets overlooked because of her private relationship.

Originally posted by foreverindreamlandd

Aww, thanks! I try to keep the tags interesting. :)

And, seriously, I don’t think people realize or respect how damn close that performance could be to terrible in the wrong hands. She had ONE EPISODE to make us like Jenny, root for Jenny, mourn Jenny, and cheer for her return. It’s such a strong feat and I don’t feel it gets the respect it deserves. Very few people have managed to do so in a single episode of Doctor Who without being a main cast member (Penelope Wilton, John Barrowman, Alex Kingston, ect all were introduced in two-parters). 

Off the top of my head, I can only think of Shaun Dingwall before her and Tony Curran after her and they both were brought back for more than one episode. But they both played characters with established meaty tragic backstories to work with. JENNY LITERALLY HAD NO BACKSTORY. And yet it worked!

And then, yeah, there’s the whole “being in her early 20s playing the daughter of an actor in his mid-30s” thing and having to make the father/daughter dynamic work. And how the father/daughter thing works enough that it’s not completely overshadowed by the “huh, this is awkward” hindsight.

Not to mention how she’s a great comedic actress and this episode doesn’t give her a chance to use almost any of that skill set. Or how she produced the greatest Doctor Who anniversary special ever, which also happens to be the largest collection of Doctors (a whopping 7 of the living 9 that existed at the time of production) ever in one production and that is an amazing feat within itself.



“Jenna is laugh-out-loud funny, incredibly quick-witted and brings a truth and depth to everything she does. She blew everyone away at her first audition. Steven wanted to chase down the corridor and offer her the role on the spot. Our casting director Andy Pryor had to hold him back! Jenna has grown the character enormously throughout her time playing Clara. She travels in Time and Space and saves the universe. They don’t do much of that on Downton Abbey.” – Executive Producer Brian Minchin, Doctor Who (2015)

Sentence Starters - Oran High Host Club
  • 1. It must be hard for you to be constantly looked down upon by others.
  • 2. So tell me what kind of guys you’re into: The strong silent type? The boy Lolita? The mischievous type? Or the cool type? Or maybe, you’re into a guy like me.
  • 3. I’ve been captured by a bunch of boys that are calling themselves a host club.
  • 4. I will drink this coffee!
  • 5. I don’t really like bunnies.
  • 6. People always say I’m dripping with good looks.
  • 7. So you’re a girl?
  • 8. I know, I’ll just call everyone dude and bro now.
  • 9. You don’t seem to have a problem when we play doctor at home.
  • 10. It’s payback for calling us the homosexual supporting cast.
  • 11. Did you happen to see where the pervert doctor was headed?
  • 12. I am going to marry the boy in this photo!
  • 13. Why does everyone insist on referring to us as husband and wife?
  • 14. I didn’t bake these cookies for you, you phony prince
  • 15. Do you want me to put you over my knee again?
  • 16. Besides, who hasn’t fantasized about twins?
  • 17. I'm okay with anything as long as it doesn't harm me.
  • 18. That's enough, you two. Leave assault and battery to the professionals.
  • 19. I'm sorry, but who's mama?
  • 20. I have no problem with ________ having a homosexual relationship on the side.
  • 21. I want to hear the story about when you saved the queen!
  • 22. Let's go to my place and play video games all night long!
  • 23. I want you to make up and go halvesies on this cake!
  • 24. Here darling, your boxed lunch.
  • 25. I don’t care if my boxed lunch is in an embarrassing heart shape! I will eat it!
  • 26. You gotta be kidding! You mean you guys were faking it this whole time?!
  • 27. Twins with too much time on their hands are the devil.
  • 28. What’s wrong little boy? Did you come to my palace in search of something?
  • 29. You look more like the carp that swim in my pond at home.
  • 30. So I am a carp!
  • 31. That’s not fair! A little kid like you isn’t supposed to have a cool older friend like him!
  • 32. Are you a crossdresser?
  • 33. You’re too macho for tea sets.
  • 34. Put this brat in isolation!
  • 35. Why did you put me in a cage all of a sudden!?
  • 36. I want you to teach me how to make a woman happy.
  • 37. What’s up with this place, it’s supposed to be a music room?
  • 38. I’ve assessed the situation; we will infiltrate the elementary school.

What will you miss most about playing Clara?

I’ll mainly miss Peter. It’s so rare that you get a show that is effectively a two-hander—it’s you two, all day, every day. Also every day is different, there’s no day that’s the same. Every two weeks you change episodes, you have a different cast, and you go to a different planet. You get to do weird stunts upside down, you play off a green screen, and then suddenly do a really domestic, emotional scene. As an actor, you can go anywhere. There’s not really a limit in that show where you’re stuck to a genre because it’s so changeable and dynamic. It’s that storytelling that I’ll miss the most and Peter, because we spent the best part of two and a half years together. But the show will move forward, as it does, and become something else, which is what makes it so special.

anonymous asked:

Why are everyone so upset with Benedict as Dr. Strange? (I kinda like it)

I am going to go very deep on this, because I want everyone to understand that this is not about Cumberbatch, but about Marvel. So let me take you through this.

30% of the world´s population is white (x), which means that 15% of the world´s population are white males. If we go through Marvel´s casting list for a couple of their movies, such as Avengers or Spiderman, the percentage of main actors being people of colour is not even, or barely touching, 10%. While the percentage of white male´s are reaching, in certain movies, 90%. Is this just? 

Doctor Strange happens to be a person of colour. (If I am not mistaken, his family is from Nebraska, but in every comic I have seen of him his looks are not American) This means that this was the MCU´s chance to cast a realistic - yet good - actor for the part. Do you think there is any lack of POC with good acting talents? There is definitely not. Actors´ such as Pedro Pascal, Ramon Tikaram and Oded Fehr - all being good representations and amazing actors - were all highly wanted for the role. Instead MCU decided to go for an easy, lazy, boring and - what they would probably classify as - “a safe choice.”  

Now, why does this bother me so much? Because it is highly unrealistic that superheroes does not exist of colour. But most of all because we lack representation. We lack people of colour, different sexualities and gender. If Marvel does decide to keep going down this easy path of choosing well know white faced males there will be no representation. No heroes that POC can fully identify themselves with, not a realistic view of an rather unrealistic universe. 

This is not about hating the great actor Cumberbatch is. This is not about race-bending characters, not about about taking white culture and people and making it something that POC “can relate to”. This is about taking a person of colour and fucking do it justice by casting someone to represent it. 

Project MotorMouth 3

As mentioned yesterday I was fortunate enough to get to Project MotorMouth 3 yesterday and got to meet Peter. While he may not have been smiling lots in his photos we got to see lots of smiles from him as he greeted us at the photo shoot and at the autograph session and during the Q&A. He was on fine form and the 45 minute talk just whizzed by so fast. 

Anyway, here are the things that I recall. They are not in any specific order and I didn’t make notes of things said verbatim so it’s just paraphrasing but for those who are interested have a look behind the cut.

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uselesslesbianvampire-deactivat  asked:

cate you know what i would give my soul for a spin off featuring jenny adventuring as a time lady with queerness and a diverse cast (It'll never happen and i don't want moffat near it but a girl can dream.)


rtd could write it since jenny is his character, but i’d like river to feature in it every so often because lady needs a life outside the doctor–moffat does respect rtd so i’m sure they’d be able to work something out

so let’s see

rinko kikuchi as saiko, a soldier-turned-mercenary who meets jenny during a bar fight on new earth and sticks by her side from then on

oded fehr as faris, a 12th century scientist who meets jenny and saiko in baghdad and falls in love with saiko during the adventure

antonia thomas as shareen, who happens to be one of rose tyler’s friends but ends up in jenny’s crew when shareen investigates her friend’s death–at the same time jenny is looking into rose’s history

aldis hodge as lucius, a mechanic who is also a kick-ass violinist

alex kingston as river song, who acts as a mentor to jenny but never tells her that she knows her father

and finally, jessica parker kennedy as persephone, a disgraced princess-turned-space pirate who tries to take jenny’s ship and ends up in her bed (and her crew)