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Old June 1 2013, 05:15 PM   #16
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Honestly, part of the reason I wasn't interested was because the premise sounded silly.

In retrospect, I realize how absurd that is. All of the Marvel franchises are a bit silly in premise.
A Who fan should have a high tolerance for silly.
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Old June 1 2013, 05:33 PM   #17
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A Who fan should have a high tolerance for silly.
Hey, at least Doctor Who has never had characters who were humanoid trees or talking animals in it.

Oh, wait...
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Old June 1 2013, 05:38 PM   #18
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Re: Karen Gillan cast as one of the leads in Guardians Of The Galaxy

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A Who fan should have a high tolerance for silly.
A Who fan should have an appetite for silly and over the top. When the second episode of the new series brought us to the year 5 billion, when something like Star Trek wouldn't have dared to go beyond the year 5,000, I knew my Doctor Who was back.
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Old June 1 2013, 05:55 PM   #19
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Though there is a fine line between silly and daft I will admit.
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Old June 2 2013, 04:20 AM   #20
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Re: Karen Gillan cast as one of the leads in Guardians Of The Galaxy

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Honestly, part of the reason I wasn't interested was because the premise sounded silly.

In retrospect, I realize how absurd that is. All of the Marvel franchises are a bit silly in premise.
A Who fan should have a high tolerance for silly.
Touché.
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Old June 2 2013, 04:57 AM   #21
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Lead villain? So it'll give her an excuse to bitch at everyone. Again.

Careful there, Karen, you're in danger of getting typecast.
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Old June 5 2013, 04:29 AM   #22
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An interesting villain who faced off against the 30th century Guardians of the galaxy was Wolverines daughter Rancor. Becuase their blood line is practically immortal, the family credo was "If you can't kill someone and take their shit, wait for them to die of old age, and then take their shit."

Nebula is Blue, with blue hair. That's hot. My money is on Nebula, unless they invent someone new?

HAhahahahahaaahahahahah!

Just because Karen is a hot skinny red head, it doesn't mean that she's going to play someone hot, skinny and female.

What if Karen is playing Thanos?
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Old June 5 2013, 03:05 PM   #23
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Wolverine named his daughter Rancor? Comics....
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Old June 6 2013, 07:14 AM   #24
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I don't think it has anything to do with people "being at different stages", because that would imply that every actor's dream, every actor's motivation is to "make it big", to become popular and to star in summer blockbusters.
I think part of it is the stereotype of actors wanting to move to the United States to make big money. Arguably, the United Kingdom is the source of the richest, most varied and most original English-language movies and TV shows in the world, so a desire to leave that and go to the U.S. is seen as giving up the craft for money (whether such as assumption is actually true or not). Both Matt Smith and Karen Gillan are moving from the U.K. to the U.S., so everyone assumes "it's for the money". Hence the comparisons.

I suppose it's perfectly possible that the U.S. has similarly high-quality programmes, but if so, they don't advertise them nearly as well as the U.K. To a non-American non-British person like myself, U.S. programming means sitcoms and exciting "popcorn flick" movies (not that there is anything wrong with that---I enjoy many American programmes), while U.K. programming is more cerebral or interesting (Inspector Morse, Doctor Who, Yes Minister, Red Dwarf, etc.)
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Old June 6 2013, 07:39 AM   #25
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I suppose it's perfectly possible that the U.S. has similarly high-quality programmes, but if so, they don't advertise them nearly as well as the U.K. To a non-American non-British person like myself, U.S. programming means sitcoms and exciting "popcorn flick" movies (not that there is anything wrong with that---I enjoy many American programmes), while U.K. programming is more cerebral or interesting (Inspector Morse, Doctor Who, Yes Minister, Red Dwarf, etc.)
You're kidding, right? Just for starters, I have a hard time believing that you've never heard of HBO. I think it can be safely argued that the quality of American television series is without par right now, and has been for the last ten years. And even if you don't agree (but you should), the quality of independent movies in the United States is fantastic as well. There are many reasons for a British actor to want to work across the Pond that don't include money.
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Old June 6 2013, 08:26 AM   #26
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Cheap family American programming, like Family Matters, Full House, Step by Step, Seventh Heaven and Saved by the Bell is rerun ad nauseum for the last 30 years all across the world.

Children have been programmed with this first impression of America which is not a compliment and sticks, no matter what they learn in later life about "HBO".
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Old June 6 2013, 09:24 AM   #27
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I guess the other think about the US is just that there are more opportunities full stop. Plus these days I think it’s eminently possible to work both sides of the Atlantic; look at Alex Kingston and Gillian Anderson as examples.
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Old June 6 2013, 09:38 AM   #28
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I thought she became quite good in Who, later on. Karen was excellent in 'The Girl Who Waited', in my opinion. Not only as regular Amy, but she convincingly played a mature woman in her 50s.

I always knew she'd go places. Good news for her.
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Old June 10 2013, 05:53 PM   #29
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This is an insane rumor, I'm just not sure how insane.

A Scottish newspaper says Gillan is playing Neil Gaiman's Angela, who is making her Marvel Comics debut in a week or two.
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Old June 10 2013, 06:24 PM   #30
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Cheap family American programming, like Family Matters, Full House, Step by Step, Seventh Heaven and Saved by the Bell is rerun ad nauseum for the last 30 years all across the world.

Children have been programmed with this first impression of America which is not a compliment and sticks, no matter what they learn in later life about "HBO".
I think some in the US think all British programming are period dramas.
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