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Is there a planet in retrograde? - Devil on Your Shoulder
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selannia
selannia
Is there a planet in retrograde?
I'm just wondering because all manner of fandom is a mess.

Outpost Gallifrey is shutting down completely and the reason seems to be "because".    That's just ducky.

John Barrowman had to cancel from the Torchsong event in Chicago because he messed up his ankle very badly. Evidently, his ankle just couldn't face performing without jhava  in the audience and it rebelled against John who now has to keep it elevated.  The silver lining?  According to John's site:   UPDATE: Torchsong organisers inform us that Peter Wingfield (star of Highlander, Stargate SG1 and Holby City) has kindly agreed to attend the convention.

Peter Wingfield: he's just that awesome!  Maybe he'll sing!

In sad Highlander news, there's a new incarnation of the original movie in the works and it's probably gonna suck.  No, more than probably.  It's "suck, understood".  Also in the works: Me, pulling my hair out.

So, to summarize:  we have new Star Trek (win), new Terminator (fail), proposed new Buffy (impending fail), new Highlander (donkey punch fail).  What else can Hollywood mess with?  How about a shot-for-shot remake of Casablanca staring Kirsten Dunst and Tony Danza?

Is it any wonder I read fan fiction when the entertainment industry hates me?

ETA: Just when I think that I'd seen the most craziest faction of SPN fans, this happens.

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evildrem From: evildrem Date: June 4th, 2009 11:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

Peter Wingfield??

Bzuh? How is that going to work then? Poor Peter, he will get lynched by angry Barrowman fans...
selannia From: selannia Date: June 4th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Peter Wingfield??

I think he's wily enough not to get corned by any Barrowman fans. Plus, he's a charmer. Plus plus, he's pretty and he will mesmerize the audience with his manly beauty. Plus plus plus, he'll probably have some type of body armor, just in case.
evildrem From: evildrem Date: June 4th, 2009 11:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

You speak truth

..I still think its a rather bizarre choice as a fill in guest though!?!
selannia From: selannia Date: June 4th, 2009 11:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: You speak truth

Agreed! But I love the seeming randomness of the choice. It makes me wonder if Peter's on speed dial for con organizers across the globe.

Imagine it: The entire cast of ST:Next Generation is booked for a convention in Iowa and they all contract food poisoning after eating at their hotel (it was the salmon mousse). OH NOES! What will happen? And then the con organizer cries out "Get. Me. Wingfield!!"

Yay! The con is saved!
bleukittie From: bleukittie Date: June 5th, 2009 12:27 am (UTC) (Link)
You are evil.
selannia From: selannia Date: June 5th, 2009 12:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Yup.
bleukittie From: bleukittie Date: June 5th, 2009 12:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Could have been worse, I can think of more than a few actors that I wouldn't spend money to see. He must be done filming Riverworld.
selannia From: selannia Date: June 5th, 2009 12:40 am (UTC) (Link)
They could have booked Tony Danza.
bleukittie From: bleukittie Date: June 5th, 2009 12:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Or Bill Mumy
selannia From: selannia Date: June 5th, 2009 12:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Someone's going to the cornfield.
bleukittie From: bleukittie Date: June 5th, 2009 01:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Wil Wheaton?
selannia From: selannia Date: June 5th, 2009 01:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh dear. That's Billy Mumy.

Don't make Evil Wesley break bad on you.
beeej From: beeej Date: June 5th, 2009 12:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Maybe while Peter was over in the UK filming that episode of Holby that ran recently, he also did a guest shot in Torchwood. It's just been a really big secret until now. That's the only explanation I can come up with for the randomness.
selannia From: selannia Date: June 5th, 2009 12:45 am (UTC) (Link)
It's like the Kevin Bacon game.
This is six degrees of John Barrowman.
jhava From: jhava Date: June 5th, 2009 11:24 am (UTC) (Link)
::heh:: Evidently not!!

It has been quite a mad week indeed. And as for that SPN craziness -- wow. That's a rather entertaining read indeed!
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