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(Den Of Geek)   Tom Baker on writing to Doctor Who fans: "What I find is that if I'm over-effusive, or make too many jokes, what happens is that by return of post I get a six page letter because they're encouraged. They think oh, I can be a friend of the Doctor"   (denofgeek.com) divider line 35
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2014-04-15 05:24:07 PM  
Harrison Fords reply was perfect.
 
2014-04-15 06:28:59 PM  

Slaxl: Harrison Fords reply was perfect.


Ford Prefect's response was Harrison.
 
2014-04-15 06:30:39 PM  
At that point, he should write them back as K9.
 
2014-04-15 06:41:14 PM  

Slaxl: Harrison Fords reply was perfect.


Nah, sounds like he was being a dick.
 
2014-04-15 06:47:26 PM  

Mugato: Slaxl: Harrison Fords reply was perfect.

Nah, sounds like he was being a dick.


Bullshiat. that's exactly what Han Solo would say.
 
2014-04-15 06:53:46 PM  

Confabulat: Mugato: Slaxl: Harrison Fords reply was perfect.

Nah, sounds like he was being a dick.

Bullshiat. that's exactly what Han Solo would say.


Fan: I loved you in Star Wars.
Him: I know.
 
2014-04-15 07:03:00 PM  

Mugato: Slaxl: Harrison Fords reply was perfect.

Nah, sounds like he was being a dick.


His interview with nerdist gave me the impression that he does not like his fans.
 
2014-04-15 07:04:34 PM  
I met Harrison Ford once.  I told him how much I liked his performance in Star Wars and he jammed a phillips screwdriver into my left thigh and pushed me down an escalator.  When I yelled up for help, he came down and bit my nose.  Then he asked what I drive, went out to my car, stuck his finger down his throat and barfed in my glove box.
 
2014-04-15 07:06:20 PM  

Magruda: His interview with nerdist gave me the impression that he does not like his fans.


Who really does?
 
2014-04-15 07:16:00 PM  

Confabulat: Who really does?


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2014-04-15 07:28:59 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: I met Harrison Ford once.  I told him how much I liked his performance in Star Wars and he jammed a phillips screwdriver into my left thigh and pushed me down an escalator.  When I yelled up for help, he came down and bit my nose.  Then he asked what I drive, went out to my car, stuck his finger down his throat and barfed in my glove box.


A glove box full of Han Solo's puke?  SCORE!
 
2014-04-15 07:32:10 PM  

Magruda: His interview with nerdist gave me the impression that he does not like his fans.


After all these years I imagine he's just tired of all the "OMG I LOVE YOU!" mindlessness.  He seemed very eager to talk about the artistic side of movie making and performances and the process, just not the silly stupid stuff fanbois come up with.
 
2014-04-15 07:37:42 PM  

Ambivalence: Magruda: His interview with nerdist gave me the impression that he does not like his fans.

After all these years I imagine he's just tired of all the "OMG I LOVE YOU!" mindlessness.  He seemed very eager to talk about the artistic side of movie making and performances and the process, just not the silly stupid stuff fanbois come up with.


He needs the come to Jesus moment that Shatner had.
 
2014-04-15 07:46:11 PM  

Magruda: Ambivalence: Magruda: His interview with nerdist gave me the impression that he does not like his fans.

After all these years I imagine he's just tired of all the "OMG I LOVE YOU!" mindlessness.  He seemed very eager to talk about the artistic side of movie making and performances and the process, just not the silly stupid stuff fanbois come up with.

He needs the come to Jesus moment that Shatner had.


Harrison Ford as a LOT more on his resume than Shatner ever will.  He can well afford to be irritated.
 
2014-04-15 07:59:59 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: I met Harrison Ford once.  I told him how much I liked his performance in Star Wars and he jammed a phillips screwdriver into my left thigh and pushed me down an escalator.  When I yelled up for help, he came down and bit my nose.  Then he asked what I drive, went out to my car, stuck his finger down his throat and barfed in my glove box.


I like him better in American Graffiti. Star Wars is horribly over rated.
 
2014-04-15 08:21:08 PM  
he said he'd never be cruel to an electron in a particle accelerator again, but never said anything about fans
 
2014-04-15 08:25:39 PM  

Ambivalence: Magruda: His interview with nerdist gave me the impression that he does not like his fans.

After all these years I imagine he's just tired of all the "OMG I LOVE YOU!" mindlessness.  He seemed very eager to talk about the artistic side of movie making and performances and the process, just not the silly stupid stuff fanbois come up with.


I remember some article about him being at some convention panel to talk about the Ender's Game movie and all the neckbeards wanted to talk about Star Wars. One of the questions went something like, "What would Han Solo say to Indiana Jones if they met?" he facepalmed or rubbed the bridge of his nose at that and responded with, "Um, I don't know. 'Hello.', I guess?"

I can't say I blame him for being an asshole to fanboys and fangirls.
 
2014-04-15 08:42:24 PM  

Weatherkiss: I remember some article about him being at some convention panel to talk about the Ender's Game movie and all the neckbeards wanted to talk about Star Wars. One of the questions went something like, "What would Han Solo say to Indiana Jones if they met?" he facepalmed or rubbed the bridge of his nose at that and responded with, "Um, I don't know. 'Hello.', I guess?"

I can't say I blame him for being an asshole to fanboys and fangirls.


Heh, I heard all that in Napoleon Dynamite's voice.
 
2014-04-15 08:47:20 PM  
Just recently started Watching the current Doctor Who series on Netflix. I'm in series 5 after about 2 weeks. It has quickly become one of my fav shows. I've been contemplating taking on the classic run but it feels a bit daunting.
 
2014-04-15 08:55:50 PM  
I became casually acquainted with T Bone Burnett, a personal hero, on an internet message board some years ago, and I'm happy and relieved to say that at no point did I go nutty on him.  I could spend three weeks just describing how much I love his work on The Big Lebowski.
 
2014-04-15 08:57:23 PM  
Harrison Ford recently did a AMA over on Reddit. He seemed to take the inane/repetitive questions in stride pretty well, though the delay of the internet might have tempered that a bit.

Is The Horror Channel available in the US?
 
2014-04-15 09:02:17 PM  
I'd want to be friends with the sorcerer he played in The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad.
 
2014-04-15 09:04:13 PM  

Weatherkiss: Ambivalence: Magruda: His interview with nerdist gave me the impression that he does not like his fans.

After all these years I imagine he's just tired of all the "OMG I LOVE YOU!" mindlessness.  He seemed very eager to talk about the artistic side of movie making and performances and the process, just not the silly stupid stuff fanbois come up with.

I remember some article about him being at some convention panel to talk about the Ender's Game movie and all the neckbeards wanted to talk about Star Wars. One of the questions went something like, "What would Han Solo say to Indiana Jones if they met?" he facepalmed or rubbed the bridge of his nose at that and responded with, "Um, I don't know. 'Hello.', I guess?"

I can't say I blame him for being an asshole to fanboys and fangirls.


CSB time.

I was at FanExpo in Toronto this past summer and Colin Baker did a Q&A.  It was going very well(he even read a speech from the 12th Doctor) and I was thinking about asking him what his first impressions of "the outfit" were when the hostess said "I think we'll do one more question."  I was about to raise my hand when she picked someone else.  His question went something like this.

"Would you want a time head?  If so what would it be like?"

The entire audience let out an audible groan and quite a few gave him the "Are you farking serious?" look.  Baker gave a rather amusing passive aggressive response(heavily insinuating the person was an idiot), and wrapped things up.
 
2014-04-15 09:06:46 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: I met Harrison Ford once.  I told him how much I liked his performance in Star Wars and he jammed a phillips screwdriver into my left thigh and pushed me down an escalator.  When I yelled up for help, he came down and bit my nose.  Then he asked what I drive, went out to my car, stuck his finger down his throat and barfed in my glove box.


You got off lucky. He made me watch Regarding Henry.
 
2014-04-15 09:20:14 PM  

Tyrosine: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: I met Harrison Ford once.  I told him how much I liked his performance in Star Wars and he jammed a phillips screwdriver into my left thigh and pushed me down an escalator.  When I yelled up for help, he came down and bit my nose.  Then he asked what I drive, went out to my car, stuck his finger down his throat and barfed in my glove box.

You got off lucky. He made me watch Regarding Henry.


YOU got off lucky - he made me watch "Mosquito Coast." Then I stuck a finger down my throat and barfed in His glove box.

/Perigee Barfed First
//I know...
 
2014-04-15 10:50:39 PM  
Well, he IS an Esteemed Representative of Television, after all.

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2014-04-15 11:02:49 PM  

Optimal_Illusion: I'd want to be friends with the sorcerer he played in The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad.


Did you know he was in an episode of Remington Steele as well?

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And on the John Pertwee side, JP played a German General in "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles"
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2014-04-15 11:10:21 PM  

Slaxl: Harrison Fords reply was perfect.


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2014-04-15 11:58:02 PM  

Weatherkiss: Ambivalence: Magruda: His interview with nerdist gave me the impression that he does not like his fans.

After all these years I imagine he's just tired of all the "OMG I LOVE YOU!" mindlessness.  He seemed very eager to talk about the artistic side of movie making and performances and the process, just not the silly stupid stuff fanbois come up with.

I remember some article about him being at some convention panel to talk about the Ender's Game movie and all the neckbeards wanted to talk about Star Wars. One of the questions went something like, "What would Han Solo say to Indiana Jones if they met?" he facepalmed or rubbed the bridge of his nose at that and responded with, "Um, I don't know. 'Hello.', I guess?"

I can't say I blame him for being an asshole to fanboys and fangirls.


I don't think it's so much that he's tired of attention from the fans, I think it's more his schtick.  If he was really a dick about it, he wouldn't participate in skits like the "Chewbacca slept with my wife" bit he did on Kimmel.
 
2014-04-16 01:42:24 AM  
I can see how these people might get sick of their fans.  Harrison Ford, for instance, sure someone asking him a question about Solo talking to Jones might amuse him the first time.  Then maybe the second time.  But somewhere along the way it must get excruciatingly lame.  That's the problem, it's not just one or two fans with the same questions, it's too many of them.

On Youtube I saw a comment along the lines of "...did you get my email?" from the subscriber to the person running the channel.  That's the mentality of fans, there might be over two million subscribers to this channel, but he or she is going to see MY email because I'm probably one of the few who've sent one this week right?
 
2014-04-16 08:35:34 AM  
He has a woman's TARDIS!
 
2014-04-16 08:38:35 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: I met Harrison Ford once.  I told him how much I liked his performance in Star Wars and he jammed a phillips screwdriver into my left thigh and pushed me down an escalator.  When I yelled up for help, he came down and bit my nose.  Then he asked what I drive, went out to my car, stuck his finger down his throat and barfed in my glove box.


The phillips screwdriver makes sense - he was a carpenter at one point, right?  Did he have his cup with him?
 
2014-04-16 09:42:18 AM  

Forrestal: Just recently started Watching the current Doctor Who series on Netflix. I'm in series 5 after about 2 weeks. It has quickly become one of my fav shows. I've been contemplating taking on the classic run but it feels a bit daunting.


If you go old-school, the pacing, FX, etc. are of their time.  Relax and take it as such, remember the year the episodes were broadcast.  Also recall the budget was shoestring at best.

Tom Baker had the longest run, recurrent characters, and had some really good plots.  Probably best place to start.  Going chronologically will leave with with 1st DW slow-as-molasses quasi-historical stuff.

I've seen very little Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy, and am FINE with that.
 
2014-04-16 10:53:41 AM  

Forrestal: Just recently started Watching the current Doctor Who series on Netflix. I'm in series 5 after about 2 weeks. It has quickly become one of my fav shows. I've been contemplating taking on the classic run but it feels a bit daunting.


Have watched most of the current Who on Netflix.  Be warned on the older Who Netflix streaming skips A LOT of the older shows, they are available via the DVD to the house method.
 
2014-04-16 11:54:55 AM  
I think Tom Baker's personality is best summed up by his nonsensical voice-overs for "Little Britain".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDEEtnXA2ps

It's poorly edited; skip past the titles to 0:55.
 
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