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2012-07-23 10:18:07 AM
It would really make my day if when They hand him the torch he does the first Stanza of the prologue to Henry V:

O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend
The brightest heaven of invention,
A kingdom for a stage, princes to act
And monarchs to behold the swelling scene!
 
2012-07-23 10:41:30 AM
I just hope someone starts blaring the theme to Eastenders when it goes through the set.
 
2012-07-23 11:50:41 AM
They need to let David Tennant do the last leg, in costume as The Doctor.

This is a thing that must be.
 
2012-07-23 11:59:48 AM
VICTORY SHALL BE MINE!

/rips the torch from subby's hands
 
2012-07-23 12:00:45 PM
I'd love to see a Dalek carry the torch for a bit - but it would probably just use it to burn spectators to death.
 
2012-07-23 12:02:03 PM
www.thepensivecitadel.com
 
2012-07-23 12:04:46 PM
The path of the Olympic Flame from Greece to London went via Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Claret country of Bordeaux, France, for some reason, and London at least twice.

But it's no match for the path of the Olympic flame through Canada. That Mother went to the Arctic and back several times, following a path that took it to within a few hundred yards of 97% of the population of Canada and some border state Americans (it got lost and ended up in Detroit for a few minutes). If you didn't see at least three Olympic torch-bearers, a hand over or two, and know at least one torch bearer personally, you're probably an illegal Mexican potato-picker in New Brunswick.
 
2012-07-23 12:08:29 PM
Anyone remember the STNG episode called Disaster where the Enterprise hits a quantum filament and Picard gets trapped with the children? I was the little blonde haired kid. My parents wanted me to be a movie star or some shiat so they drug me to all kinds of auditions. The Enterprise set was pretty wild - lots of partying especially with the main cast. I got to see Marina Sirtis naked so it was totally worth the crappy food they fed the extras.
 
2012-07-23 12:08:32 PM

bloobeary: They need to let David Tennant do the last leg, in costume as The Doctor.

This is a thing that must be.


I could have swore that was Eccleston
 
2012-07-23 12:10:06 PM

utsagrad123: bloobeary: They need to let David Tennant do the last leg, in costume as The Doctor.

This is a thing that must be.

I could have swore that was Eccleston


Oh nevermind. You were right. Not sure what I'm thinking
 
2012-07-23 12:11:39 PM
Number 1, I order you to take a number 2.
 
2012-07-23 12:14:09 PM
That's pretty cool :)

/Loves Olympic stuff to start with
 
2012-07-23 12:14:36 PM
The comments there are derptastic
 
2012-07-23 12:14:44 PM

utsagrad123: utsagrad123: bloobeary: They need to let David Tennant do the last leg, in costume as The Doctor.

This is a thing that must be.

I could have swore that was Eccleston

Oh nevermind. You were right. Not sure what I'm thinking


I'd settle for Matt Smith
 
2012-07-23 12:15:54 PM
...and then he suddenly stops....

"This far NO farther! The line must be drawn Here-ah! Over and over the publicity flacks demand this photo-op and that appearence and we do it. Pet this animal for the cameras and mug for the camera with that detestable basement dweller over there and we do it. No more!! I. WILL.MAKE.THEM. PAY. for what they've done to my dignity...."

at which point he sets the press pool on fire with the torch...

/you broke your little directors chair...
 
2012-07-23 12:16:58 PM

brantgoose: The path of the Olympic Flame from Greece to London went via Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Claret country of Bordeaux, France, for some reason, and London at least twice.

But it's no match for the path of the Olympic flame through Canada. That Mother went to the Arctic and back several times, following a path that took it to within a few hundred yards of 97% of the population of Canada and some border state Americans (it got lost and ended up in Detroit for a few minutes). If you didn't see at least three Olympic torch-bearers, a hand over or two, and know at least one torch bearer personally, you're probably an illegal Mexican potato-picker in New Brunswick.


Actually, it's surprisingly easy in Detroit to accidentally go into the tunnel to Windsor and vice versa.
 
2012-07-23 12:17:02 PM

genner: utsagrad123: utsagrad123: bloobeary: They need to let David Tennant do the last leg, in costume as The Doctor.

This is a thing that must be.

I could have swore that was Eccleston

Oh nevermind. You were right. Not sure what I'm thinking

I'd settle for Matt Smith


I carry a torch now. Torches are cool

i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2012-07-23 12:17:59 PM
I have to wonder if Stewart goes to Trek conventions and hopes that at least one fan will ask him to sign a photo or a playbill from his Shakespeare days, or says "your role as Scrooge made me want to go into acting." While I'm sure he doesn't dislike how he's been solidified in the annals of fandom, I have to think that he wishes people recognized and appreciated him more often for his meatier acting roles.

Then again, Jim Varney did Shakespeare like a mo-fo, and look where it got him. Springy Dog in Toy Story isn't anything to laugh at, though.

/Run, Jean-Luc, run!
 
2012-07-23 12:18:27 PM

mark12A: ...and then he suddenly stops....

"This far NO farther! The line must be drawn Here-ah! Over and over the publicity flacks demand this photo-op and that appearence and we do it. Pet this animal for the cameras and mug for the camera with that detestable basement dweller over there and we do it. No more!! I. WILL.MAKE.THEM. PAY. for what they've done to my dignity...."

at which point he sets the press pool on fire with the torch...

/you broke your little directors chair...


I will say, though, that was one of the best scenes in all of Star Trek.
 
2012-07-23 12:23:13 PM

th0th: I have to wonder if Stewart goes to Trek conventions and hopes that at least one fan will ask him to sign a photo or a playbill from his Shakespeare days, or says "your role as Scrooge made me want to go into acting." While I'm sure he doesn't dislike how he's been solidified in the annals of fandom, I have to think that he wishes people recognized and appreciated him more often for his meatier acting roles.

Then again, Jim Varney did Shakespeare like a mo-fo, and look where it got him. Springy Dog in Toy Story isn't anything to laugh at, though.

/Run, Jean-Luc, run!


www.pooh.cz"

I played Richard III. There were five curtain calls. I was an actor once, damn it. Now look at me. Look at me! I won't go out there and say that stupid line one more time. "
 
2012-07-23 12:23:27 PM

bloobeary: They need to let David Tennant do the last leg, in costume as The Doctor.

This is a thing that must be.


I was thinking the same thing the other day.

I guess kind of technically, it's still following canon since Matt Smith had the torch for a bit...

*checks torchbearer list*

Huh. Apparently, Matt Smith isn't listed as one of the torchbearers. Weird.
 
2012-07-23 12:24:21 PM
The torch route takes it right past my office this week, not sure if I can be bothered to go and look. On the one hand I don't care, but on the other hand I'll never have a chance to see it again, it might be worth it just to ... ok fine i'll go and look.
 
2012-07-23 12:25:06 PM
Mr. Data, set a course for London 3, maximum warp...engage!
 
2012-07-23 12:25:10 PM

brigid_fitch: I carry a torch now. Torches are cool

i.telegraph.co.uk


Yeah, it's funny the 2012 website doesn't actually LIST him as a torchbearer.

*shrug*
 
2012-07-23 12:28:33 PM
I had no idea he had so much hair.
 
2012-07-23 12:28:45 PM

xanadian: bloobeary: They need to let David Tennant do the last leg, in costume as The Doctor.

This is a thing that must be.

I was thinking the same thing the other day.

I guess kind of technically, it's still following canon since Matt Smith had the torch for a bit...

*checks torchbearer list*

Huh. Apparently, Matt Smith isn't listed as one of the torchbearers. Weird.


My 13-year old is carrying a torch for Matt Smith - here's her latest caricature.....

farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-07-23 12:31:35 PM
But does it involve any naked women. Pity.
 
2012-07-23 12:40:12 PM

th0th: I have to wonder if Stewart goes to Trek conventions and hopes that at least one fan will ask him to sign a photo or a playbill from his Shakespeare days, or says "your role as Scrooge made me want to go into acting." While I'm sure he doesn't dislike how he's been solidified in the annals of fandom, I have to think that he wishes people recognized and appreciated him more often for his meatier acting roles.

Then again, Jim Varney did Shakespeare like a mo-fo, and look where it got him. Springy Dog in Toy Story isn't anything to laugh at, though.

/Run, Jean-Luc, run!


Edward James Olmos actually won an emmy for being Castillo but the role he's most well known for is Adama. And he uses Adama to get geeks to know about causes he's passionate about. It goes both ways.

Stewart has never shyed away from his role as Picard. But let's not forget: He probably made more money in his roles in X-Men and American Dad than he EVER made as Picard.
 
2012-07-23 12:40:46 PM
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I'd say let my boy carry it, but someone would probably kill him before he finished...
 
2012-07-23 12:44:46 PM

xanadian: brigid_fitch: I carry a torch now. Torches are cool

i.telegraph.co.uk

Yeah, it's funny the 2012 website doesn't actually LIST him as a torchbearer.

*shrug*


Yeah he just showed up out of no where, flashed a piece of paper and started running.
 
2012-07-23 12:45:22 PM
Within ST:tNG they established that the character Picard likes to perform Shakespeare as a hobby; as a result, Stewart does get to talk about Shakespeare at his paid public appearances. Of course, the fans think it's Stewart doing captain Picard doing Shakespeare (or, for some fans, just captain Picard doing Shakespeare), but it could be worse.
 
2012-07-23 12:46:26 PM
You know who restarted the tradition of carrying the Olympic torch from Greece?

Hitler.
 
2012-07-23 12:46:49 PM

spentmiles: I got to see Marina Sirtis naked so it was totally worth the crappy food they fed the extras.


How? Was she performing as a Nyotaimori?
 
2012-07-23 12:53:14 PM
I hope that Sir Ian McKellen jumps in front of Stewart and yells, "You shall not pass!".

also, here is a preview:

www.startrek.com
 
2012-07-23 12:59:21 PM
THERE IS ONE LIGHT!
 
2012-07-23 01:07:03 PM
I'd like to see John Cleese finish the torch run with his silly walk. That would be gold !
 
2012-07-23 01:07:17 PM

spentmiles: Anyone remember the STNG episode called Disaster where the Enterprise hits a quantum filament and Picard gets trapped with the children? I was the little blonde haired kid. My parents wanted me to be a movie star or some shiat so they drug me to all kinds of auditions. The Enterprise set was pretty wild - lots of partying especially with the main cast. I got to see Marina Sirtis naked so it was totally worth the crappy food they fed the extras.


Hah, that's awesome!

The whole thing, not just seeing Troi Naked.

...How'd you manage that, anyway?
 
2012-07-23 01:07:20 PM
If the TARDIS isn't somehow involved at some point... heads should roll in a few organizations!
 
2012-07-23 01:09:33 PM

bloobeary: They need to let David Tennant do the last leg, in costume as The Doctor.

This is a thing that must be.


Don't know if this has been mentioned, but there is an online petition for David Tennant to carry the torch:

Petition^

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-23 01:12:15 PM

MattyFridays: th0th: I have to wonder if Stewart goes to Trek conventions and hopes that at least one fan will ask him to sign a photo or a playbill from his Shakespeare days, or says "your role as Scrooge made me want to go into acting." While I'm sure he doesn't dislike how he's been solidified in the annals of fandom, I have to think that he wishes people recognized and appreciated him more often for his meatier acting roles.

Then again, Jim Varney did Shakespeare like a mo-fo, and look where it got him. Springy Dog in Toy Story isn't anything to laugh at, though.

/Run, Jean-Luc, run!

Edward James Olmos actually won an emmy for being Castillo but the role he's most well known for is Adama. And he uses Adama to get geeks to know about causes he's passionate about. It goes both ways.

Stewart has never shyed away from his role as Picard. But let's not forget: He probably made more money in his roles in X-Men and American Dad than he EVER made as Picard.


Link
 
2012-07-23 01:13:12 PM

bloobeary: They need to let David Tennant do the last leg, in costume as The Doctor.

This is a thing that must be.


Seriously. I don't know how in the world anyone else could do it but him. I'm still holding out hope. I really am. I know it's a small stupid hope, but I still have it.
 
2012-07-23 01:14:00 PM

spentmiles: Anyone remember the STNG episode called Disaster where the Enterprise hits a quantum filament and Picard gets trapped with the children? I was the little blonde haired kid. My parents wanted me to be a movie star or some shiat so they drug me to all kinds of auditions. The Enterprise set was pretty wild - lots of partying especially with the main cast. I got to see Marina Sirtis naked so it was totally worth the crappy food they fed the extras.


Frère Jacques, frère Jacques,
Dormez-vous? Dormez-vous?
Sonnez les matines! Sonnez les matines!
Din, dan, don. Din, dan, don.
 
2012-07-23 01:19:47 PM
I was all set to post a picard pic, and then GIS showed me this:

t3.gstatic.com
 
2012-07-23 01:25:48 PM
 
2012-07-23 01:30:20 PM
i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-07-23 01:36:55 PM
Seriously, 70 days? That is really quite inefficient.
 
2012-07-23 01:40:56 PM
TORCH SONG SOLO

The last man on Earth(?) sits alone in his camp
On the way to the Olympics.
How he has come to be Torch-bearer is kind of hazy,
Along with why there seem to be no crowds along the way
To cheer him on.

He's not really sure where the Games are,
And even if he knew for certain
It wouldn't seem right to go straight there
Without first finding people along the way
That he can show the Torch to.

A secret part of him also suspects
That if he ever did arrive at the stadium
He would find no pomp and pageantry,
No cheering crowds,
And nothing to do
But collect all the medals by default
And ever after
Have nothing to do.

So he will run the Torch forever,
Taking whichever road looks most tempting,
On the chance that somewhere
The cheering crowds
Are waiting.

--Tom Digby
 
2012-07-23 01:44:59 PM
l2.yimg.com

I thought it was nice of them to let Patsy Stone carry the torch.
 
2012-07-23 01:55:01 PM
uhoh. Live feed has gone. I wonder if them mooslims blew up the torch relay and they had to cut th efeed.
 
2012-07-23 01:59:13 PM
And they need to get Alan Rickman to carry the thing into the Stadium Friday night!
/only thing that could top Beijing's Opener IMHO
//loves me some Stewart too
 
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