I got all excited about a headline I saw today. Sherlock Season 4 “Closer”! Did they really mean closer to release? Did I miss something? Nope, but Mark Gatiss tells Radio Times that they’re closer to getting a date to start filming.
This is the problem with a show with fantastically talented and popular creators and actors. Between Stephen Moffat and Mark Gatiss working on Doctor Who, Gatiss’s own acting commitments, and Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch’s television and film projects, well to say that scheduling is “challenging” is a vast understatement. Personally, I’m just glad I’m not responsible for figuring out how to get all these awesome people together…wait. Who am I kidding? I would love to be responsible for getting all these people together (Bonus points if I can be there when they all are in the same place together).
This is how I know it is too late.
Normally, I would say “be patient”. However, I know it is already too late. The fandom went mad before 1900, and it doesn’t show signs of changing. Truthfully, we wouldn’t have it any other way (Okay, we’d take more Sherlock. I thought that was a given though.) Scarily, I nearly scrolled by this one with out noticing anything had been changed.
‘Til next time,
I saw this video today, and I just had to share. How would you like to go to London and actually be in the next Star Wars movie? Hang out with the cast…like the cast. I’m wondering does that mean Harrison Ford and Carrie Fischer or does that mean minor characters?
Because meeting Han Solo and Indiana Jones…those characters are integral to my childhood. Who am I kidding? When I was a kid I didn’t want to be Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty. If I was going to be a princess it was going to be Princess Leia. (Do I want to know if there are pictures to prove this? There was an awesome T-shirt I remember though…)
My mom used to decorate beautiful cakes, and when I was a kid she usually made my birthday cake herself. The year I asked for a Star Wars cake, she made me R2D2. (Now, I wish I had pictures of that birthday party.) It was absolutely amazing, and I don’t even want to think about how long she spent decorating that sucker. (I have a pretty awesome mom.) I do remember being reluctant to actually eat it because it looked so incredible. (However, I was a kid. The reluctance didn’t last long!)
Growing up we had The Empire Strikes Back, get this, on vinyl. This wasn’t just the soundtrack either, it was the story with dialogue and music. My sister and I (mostly just me) would sit in front of either my FischerPrice record player or, if we were lucky, my parents’ turntable with the records playing and the cover open to see the stills from the movie. (Yes, this was even before VHS. No, I don’t want to talk about how old that makes me.)
Now that I’ve taken a trip through my childhood, here’s the best part of this contest J. J. Abrams is talking about. It is all done through Omaze as Star Wars: Force for Change to benefit UNICEF. You know UNICEF, right? The organization dedicated to saving kids through providing things like:
Lifesaving vaccines and insecticide-treated bed nets
Emergency relief following natural disasters
Educational opportunities and School-in-a-Box kits
And much more (www.unicefusa.org)
To enter, just go to Omaze (www.omaze.com/starwars) and there’s a big “Enter to Win” button. There are different levels of entries and rewards that go along with each level. Now to check my budget…
May the force be with you.
Ever want to have someone simply explain science-y stuff? Well, here’s your chance. Using only the most commonly used 1,000 words, scientists explain 18 pretty complicated concepts. The results are pretty stinking funny.
Geologists Anne Jefferson and Chris Rowan created the Tumblr “Ten Hundred Words of Science” to collect examples of scientific text rendered into up-goer five speak. From the site, here are examples of up-goer simplified science from 18 different fields.
18 Complicated Scientific Ideas Explained Simply
‘Til next time,