October 26th, 2010


Something Wicked This Way Comes - Patrick Stewart in Macbeth

So, I couldn't see last night's "Sherlock" on PBS, so I figured I'd watch it on PBS.org tonight.

Alas, I became distracted by something that, in my humble opinion, was far more awesome. No Sherlock for me tonight.

"Following a London West End run in December 2007, a sold-out limited engagement at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in March 2008, and an eight-week run on Broadway, director Rupert Goold's stage production of Macbeth was filmed for television at the end of 2009 with Patrick Stewart in his Tony-nominated performance as the ambitious general, and Tony-nominated Kate Fleetwood as his scheming wife."

The film is currently streaming online at pbs.org. Here be a link: http://video.pbs.org/video/1604122998

My Critique?

~*This was awesome!*~ Patrick Stewart is amazing, as usual, but it's Kate Fleetwood as Lady Macbeth who truly captivates and steals the show. This film version of the Scottish Play also has a really good "horror film"-vibe that's suitable for the Halloween season. The scenes with the Weird Sisters are particularly well done (not to mention creepy: the witches' scenes were edited in way that kind of reminded me of "Saw". Clip of the "Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble" scene is under the cut below.).

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*edit* BONUS ARTICLE: "Patrick Stewart Talks Macbeth, Says He Loved J.J. Abrams Star Trek Movie"

*edit pt.2* I forgot to mention...in the opening scenes...THERE IS MASSIVE LENS FLARE

News and/or Speculation on the Sequel

Sequel News - Khan is not the villain

Badass Digest just released some news/speculation about the sequel, and a New York Times article on the Apple iPad hinted that there will be a female Vulcan character in the next film.

From Badass Digest -

1) Khan will not be the villain. You would think this would go without saying, but people keep speculating. In fact, my source says that the film won’t be focused on a traditional ‘villain’ type at all. Which leads us to:

2) The story will focus on a classic Trek character. And when I say classic, I mean a character who appeared in season one of the original series, when Gene Roddenberry was in charge.

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Not what you think I am

Christopher Lloyd: Leonard Nimoy Returning To Fringe – Will Appear In Same Episode

"The weekend of October 22-24, Creation Entertainment held an Official Star Trek Convention in Rosemont (near Chicago), Illinois. Leonard Nimoy was not able to attend due to surgery, however he still made news via an announcement from Star Trek III actor Christopher Lloyd, who revealed Nimoy is returning to Fringe.

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This is making me go all :DDDD right about now. <3

Character Appreciation: Jadzia Dax

She's Jadzia!  She's Dax!  She's


Be like Julian, Quark, and Worf and show her some love!  (Ok, maybe not THAT much.... oh, whatever, go ahead!)

Next week's character: Sarek

Poll for two weeks out...

Look, we all know as soon as I put Sulu or Chekov in a poll, they're going to dominate it, right?  I've been trying to mix it up, but we've got to come around to them eventually, so why don't we just go ahead and say two weeks out is Sulu week so that I don't have to come up with some sacrificial poll lambs?  ;)