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2021-02-27 8:41:16 AM  
There's no mystery or article here, attractive people keeping appropriate bodyweight look good in anything
 
2021-02-27 8:42:28 AM  
Jezebel's '90s Week special is really stretching for material.
 
2021-02-27 8:50:31 AM  
as said above, she'd look good in anything. Maybe even naked
 
2021-02-27 9:17:31 AM  
The role of Dana Scully was first offered to Pamela Anderson, who turned it down in favor of Baywatch.

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2021-02-27 9:24:51 AM  

Jack Sabbath: The role of Dana Scully was first offered to Pamela Anderson, who turned it down in favor of Baywatch.


That might have been more unbelievable than Denise Richards being a nuclear scientist in a Bond film.
 
2021-02-27 9:27:36 AM  

bostonguy: Jack Sabbath: The role of Dana Scully was first offered to Pamela Anderson, who turned it down in favor of Baywatch.

That might have been more unbelievable than Denise Richards being a nuclear scientist in a Bond film.


But just barely.
 
2021-02-27 10:34:07 AM  

Jack Sabbath: The role of Dana Scully was first offered to Pamela Anderson, who turned it down in favor of Baywatch.


Thank Christ. It wouldn't have lasted two seasons.
 
2021-02-27 10:38:29 AM  

Bslim: bostonguy: Jack Sabbath: The role of Dana Scully was first offered to Pamela Anderson, who turned it down in favor of Baywatch.

That might have been more unbelievable than Denise Richards being a nuclear scientist in a Bond film.

But just barely.


People always rag on poor Denise. It's a Bond film. What about Tanya Roberts as the seismologists? And Dr. Goodhead?
 
TWX [TotalFark]
2021-02-27 12:22:59 PM  
I was just young enough when The X-Files debuted that I had no idea Gillian Anderson's age and we didn't really have the Internet to refer to for such info either.  Duchovny as Mulder seemed like he was in his mid thirties, young enough to have fairly recently engaged in heroics (the ones he refers to when he's complaining about his subsequent pigeonholing) but old enough to no longer be the man-of-action and is now relegated to investigatory work as his primary function.

I guess I just assumed that Anderson's character was roughly the same age or only slightly younger, and perhaps that was partly the intent in giving her fairly matronly wardrobes and otherwise styling her to look older than the actress's 25 years.  Plus Scully in-universe graduated medical school and is an MD, and her backstory is that she had other work in the FBI before being assigned to work with Mulder, which would put the character at age 28-30 at the start of the show depending on how long it took her to complete medical school, age when she first entered college to begin with, and if the 'two years' was more like 2.0 versus 2.7 years.

So they seem to have styled her more like a 30 year old than like a 25 year old, and written Scully to have wisdom and practical experince more like someone at thirty would have compared to the actress' natural age, especially given the many years of academic life.
 
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2021-02-27 12:31:13 PM  

Mugato: Bslim: bostonguy: Jack Sabbath: The role of Dana Scully was first offered to Pamela Anderson, who turned it down in favor of Baywatch.

That might have been more unbelievable than Denise Richards being a nuclear scientist in a Bond film.

But just barely.

People always rag on poor Denise. It's a Bond film. What about Tanya Roberts as the seismologists? And Dr. Goodhead?


Richards' character was implausible from the moment we are introduced because she strips out of the bunny-suit after presumably working in harsh conditions to have perfect makeup, stylishly-disheveled hair, and almost no sweat.

No dirt, no grime, no sweat-drenched hair or clothes, and wearing makeup in the vicinity of nuclear materials seems like a recipe for capturing radioactive particles and having them stick to one's face.  Not even marks on her face from the perimeter of the bunny-suit hood or the other safety equipment she was presumably wearing.
 
2021-02-27 1:18:56 PM  

bostonguy: Jezebel's '90s Week special is really stretching for material.


Yeah but they stretched my material in the right direction... knowwhadimean?
 
2021-02-27 1:19:38 PM  

TWX: Mugato: Bslim: bostonguy: Jack Sabbath: The role of Dana Scully was first offered to Pamela Anderson, who turned it down in favor of Baywatch.

That might have been more unbelievable than Denise Richards being a nuclear scientist in a Bond film.

But just barely.

People always rag on poor Denise. It's a Bond film. What about Tanya Roberts as the seismologists? And Dr. Goodhead?

Richards' character was implausible from the moment we are introduced because she strips out of the bunny-suit after presumably working in harsh conditions to have perfect makeup, stylishly-disheveled hair, and almost no sweat.

No dirt, no grime, no sweat-drenched hair or clothes, and wearing makeup in the vicinity of nuclear materials seems like a recipe for capturing radioactive particles and having them stick to one's face.  Not even marks on her face from the perimeter of the bunny-suit hood or the other safety equipment she was presumably wearing.


Again. It's a James Bond film.

/also had the best theme song
//Shirley Manson, yum
 
2021-02-27 2:25:48 PM  

TWX: Richards' character was implausible from the moment we are introduced because she strips out of the bunny-suit after presumably working in harsh conditions to have perfect makeup, stylishly-disheveled hair, and almost no sweat.


Terrible acting on her behalf
 
2021-02-27 2:28:44 PM  

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2021-02-27 2:30:28 PM  
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2021-02-27 2:42:51 PM  
My two non-X-Files Gillian Anderson insights:

Casting her in the dub of Princess Mononokewas not great. Her voice was typecast at that point and just sounded wrong in that movie. (at least as bad as Billy-Bob)

A late-night talk show where she came across as a drunken ditz. Very different than the Scully typecast expectation.
 
2021-02-27 2:45:52 PM  

bostonguy: Jack Sabbath: The role of Dana Scully was first offered to Pamela Anderson, who turned it down in favor of Baywatch.

That might have been more unbelievable than Denise Richards being a nuclear scientist in a Bond film.


Word

Everybody knows Denise Richards has a PhD in chemistry not physics.
 
2021-02-27 2:55:11 PM  

Fursecution: My two non-X-Files Gillian Anderson insights:

Casting her in the dub of Princess Mononokewas not great. Her voice was typecast at that point and just sounded wrong in that movie. (at least as bad as Billy-Bob)

A late-night talk show where she came across as a drunken ditz. Very different than the Scully typecast expectation.


The only time I've had a dream where I was married (other than to mrs mcmnky) was dream where I fell asleep after seeing Gillian on Letterman. We made quite the couple in my dream.
 
2021-02-27 3:02:02 PM  

TWX: Mugato: Bslim: bostonguy: Jack Sabbath: The role of Dana Scully was first offered to Pamela Anderson, who turned it down in favor of Baywatch.

That might have been more unbelievable than Denise Richards being a nuclear scientist in a Bond film.

But just barely.

People always rag on poor Denise. It's a Bond film. What about Tanya Roberts as the seismologists? And Dr. Goodhead?

Richards' character was implausible from the moment we are introduced because she strips out of the bunny-suit after presumably working in harsh conditions to have perfect makeup, stylishly-disheveled hair, and almost no sweat.

No dirt, no grime, no sweat-drenched hair or clothes, and wearing makeup in the vicinity of nuclear materials seems like a recipe for capturing radioactive particles and having them stick to one's face.  Not even marks on her face from the perimeter of the bunny-suit hood or the other safety equipment she was presumably wearing.


That would have happen with whatever woman they cast in the role. I've always interpreted the criticism of Richard as a nuclear scientist as pretty women are dumb, a film trope (best exemplified in James Bond movies by Goodnight) that wasn't use here. In any case Bond films aren't known or watched for their realism.
 
2021-02-27 3:30:55 PM  
talkertopc:

That would have happen with whatever woman they cast in the role. I've always interpreted the criticism of Richard as a nuclear scientist as pretty women are dum..*snip*

Lemme stop you right there. The criticism of Richards comes from seeing and hearing Denise Richards. When you look and hear, let's say Pussy Galore or Dr. Goodhead you can actually get the sense that they are intelligent and believable as the roles because those actresses were, you know, good.
Denise Richards doesn't project or emote anything that isn't 110% pure bimbo.
She's an unintended joke as anything that isn't said role.
 
2021-02-27 3:36:33 PM  

Bslim: talkertopc:

That would have happen with whatever woman they cast in the role. I've always interpreted the criticism of Richard as a nuclear scientist as pretty women are dum..*snip*

Lemme stop you right there. The criticism of Richards comes from seeing and hearing Denise Richards. When you look and hear, let's say Pussy Galore or Dr. Goodhead you can actually get the sense that they are intelligent and believable as the roles because those actresses were, you know, good.
Denise Richards doesn't project or emote anything that isn't 110% pure bimbo.
She's an unintended joke as anything that isn't said role.


she's also the black man's kryptonite
 
2021-02-27 3:43:05 PM  

cwheelie: Bslim: talkertopc:

That would have happen with whatever woman they cast in the role. I've always interpreted the criticism of Richard as a nuclear scientist as pretty women are dum..*snip*

Lemme stop you right there. The criticism of Richards comes from seeing and hearing Denise Richards. When you look and hear, let's say Pussy Galore or Dr. Goodhead you can actually get the sense that they are intelligent and believable as the roles because those actresses were, you know, good.
Denise Richards doesn't project or emote anything that isn't 110% pure bimbo.
She's an unintended joke as anything that isn't said role.

she's also the black man's kryptonite


That too.

/RIGHT ON!
 
2021-02-27 3:50:30 PM  

TWX: I was just young enough when The X-Files debuted that I had no idea Gillian Anderson's age and we didn't really have the Internet to refer to for such info either.  Duchovny as Mulder seemed like he was in his mid thirties, young enough to have fairly recently engaged in heroics (the ones he refers to when he's complaining about his subsequent pigeonholing) but old enough to no longer be the man-of-action and is now relegated to investigatory work as his primary function.

I guess I just assumed that Anderson's character was roughly the same age or only slightly younger, and perhaps that was partly the intent in giving her fairly matronly wardrobes and otherwise styling her to look older than the actress's 25 years.  Plus Scully in-universe graduated medical school and is an MD, and her backstory is that she had other work in the FBI before being assigned to work with Mulder, which would put the character at age 28-30 at the start of the show depending on how long it took her to complete medical school, age when she first entered college to begin with, and if the 'two years' was more like 2.0 versus 2.7 years.

So they seem to have styled her more like a 30 year old than like a 25 year old, and written Scully to have wisdom and practical experince more like someone at thirty would have compared to the actress' natural age, especially given the many years of academic life.


If you watch the first few episodes of The X Files, you can see that Scully's look was modeled to be almost identical to the way Jodie Foster was styled in The Silence of the Lambs which had come out a year or so before. Same hair, same dowdy clothes, almost the same speaking style.
 
2021-02-27 4:04:08 PM  

TWX: Richards' character was implausible from the moment we are introduced because she strips out of the bunny-suit after presumably working in harsh conditions to have perfect makeup, stylishly-disheveled hair, and almost no sweat.


Bunny suit?
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2021-02-27 4:07:10 PM  

Bslim: talkertopc:

That would have happen with whatever woman they cast in the role. I've always interpreted the criticism of Richard as a nuclear scientist as pretty women are dum..*snip*

Lemme stop you right there. The criticism of Richards comes from seeing and hearing Denise Richards. When you look and hear, let's say Pussy Galore or Dr. Goodhead you can actually get the sense that they are intelligent and believable as the roles because those actresses were, you know, good.
Denise Richards doesn't project or emote anything that isn't 110% pure bimbo.
She's an unintended joke as anything that isn't said role.


Fair enough. I have trouble reading emotions (diagnosed Asperger) and I think I notice bad acting less than the average person.
 
2021-02-27 4:18:16 PM  

blondambition: TWX: I was just young enough when The X-Files debuted that I had no idea Gillian Anderson's age and we didn't really have the Internet to refer to for such info either.  Duchovny as Mulder seemed like he was in his mid thirties, young enough to have fairly recently engaged in heroics (the ones he refers to when he's complaining about his subsequent pigeonholing) but old enough to no longer be the man-of-action and is now relegated to investigatory work as his primary function.

I guess I just assumed that Anderson's character was roughly the same age or only slightly younger, and perhaps that was partly the intent in giving her fairly matronly wardrobes and otherwise styling her to look older than the actress's 25 years.  Plus Scully in-universe graduated medical school and is an MD, and her backstory is that she had other work in the FBI before being assigned to work with Mulder, which would put the character at age 28-30 at the start of the show depending on how long it took her to complete medical school, age when she first entered college to begin with, and if the 'two years' was more like 2.0 versus 2.7 years.

So they seem to have styled her more like a 30 year old than like a 25 year old, and written Scully to have wisdom and practical experince more like someone at thirty would have compared to the actress' natural age, especially given the many years of academic life.

If you watch the first few episodes of The X Files, you can see that Scully's look was modeled to be almost identical to the way Jodie Foster was styled in The Silence of the Lambs which had come out a year or so before. Same hair, same dowdy clothes, almost the same speaking style.


Dowdy clothes and yet they managed to show her bra in the first episode. Because it was a plot point.

Point.
 
2021-02-27 4:22:23 PM  
Yeah.

Still hot,tho.
 
2021-02-27 5:45:16 PM  

LewDux: TWX: Richards' character was implausible from the moment we are introduced because she strips out of the bunny-suit after presumably working in harsh conditions to have perfect makeup, stylishly-disheveled hair, and almost no sweat.

Terrible acting on her behalf


I think it was a combination of poor acting on her part and residual hard feelings from Starship Troopers.
 
2021-02-27 5:47:45 PM  

LewDux: Jack Sabbath: The role of Dana Scully was first offered to Pamela Anderson, who turned it down in favor of Baywatch.

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2021-02-27 6:01:55 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: blondambition: TWX: I was just young enough when The X-Files debuted that I had no idea Gillian Anderson's age and we didn't really have the Internet to refer to for such info either.  Duchovny as Mulder seemed like he was in his mid thirties, young enough to have fairly recently engaged in heroics (the ones he refers to when he's complaining about his subsequent pigeonholing) but old enough to no longer be the man-of-action and is now relegated to investigatory work as his primary function.

I guess I just assumed that Anderson's character was roughly the same age or only slightly younger, and perhaps that was partly the intent in giving her fairly matronly wardrobes and otherwise styling her to look older than the actress's 25 years.  Plus Scully in-universe graduated medical school and is an MD, and her backstory is that she had other work in the FBI before being assigned to work with Mulder, which would put the character at age 28-30 at the start of the show depending on how long it took her to complete medical school, age when she first entered college to begin with, and if the 'two years' was more like 2.0 versus 2.7 years.

So they seem to have styled her more like a 30 year old than like a 25 year old, and written Scully to have wisdom and practical experince more like someone at thirty would have compared to the actress' natural age, especially given the many years of academic life.

If you watch the first few episodes of The X Files, you can see that Scully's look was modeled to be almost identical to the way Jodie Foster was styled in The Silence of the Lambs which had come out a year or so before. Same hair, same dowdy clothes, almost the same speaking style.

Dowdy clothes and yet they managed to show her bra in the first episode. Because it was a plot point.

Point.


Nevertheless.
 
2021-02-27 6:31:44 PM  

blondambition: AliceBToklasLives: blondambition: TWX: I was just young enough when The X-Files debuted that I had no idea Gillian Anderson's age and we didn't really have the Internet to refer to for such info either.  Duchovny as Mulder seemed like he was in his mid thirties, young enough to have fairly recently engaged in heroics (the ones he refers to when he's complaining about his subsequent pigeonholing) but old enough to no longer be the man-of-action and is now relegated to investigatory work as his primary function.

I guess I just assumed that Anderson's character was roughly the same age or only slightly younger, and perhaps that was partly the intent in giving her fairly matronly wardrobes and otherwise styling her to look older than the actress's 25 years.  Plus Scully in-universe graduated medical school and is an MD, and her backstory is that she had other work in the FBI before being assigned to work with Mulder, which would put the character at age 28-30 at the start of the show depending on how long it took her to complete medical school, age when she first entered college to begin with, and if the 'two years' was more like 2.0 versus 2.7 years.

So they seem to have styled her more like a 30 year old than like a 25 year old, and written Scully to have wisdom and practical experince more like someone at thirty would have compared to the actress' natural age, especially given the many years of academic life.

If you watch the first few episodes of The X Files, you can see that Scully's look was modeled to be almost identical to the way Jodie Foster was styled in The Silence of the Lambs which had come out a year or so before. Same hair, same dowdy clothes, almost the same speaking style.

Dowdy clothes and yet they managed to show her bra in the first episode. Because it was a plot point.

Point.

Nevertheless.


Sorry, my 14-year-old self wrote that.
 
2021-02-27 7:39:11 PM  

bostonguy: Jezebel's '90s Week special is really stretching for material.


Too many words.
 
2021-02-27 8:07:46 PM  
I'm watching "Field Trip" s6e21 right now, so I'm getting a kick.
 
2021-02-27 8:30:42 PM  
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Scully's suits may had been oversized but Mulder's red speedo was snug.
 
2021-02-27 8:51:47 PM  

Mugato: Again. It's a James Bond film.

/also had the best theme song
//Shirley Manson, yum


Those touches are what made the Bond films of the era.  They're spy fantasy and not meant to be realistic beyond ultra-basic parameters - hell gone realistic they'd not have been nearly as long-lived or interesting.  "Realistic" (within arguable parameters) spy thrillers are a dime a frickin' dozen.  Bond was something else.

/might have to fight on the theme song thing though...
//Nobody Does It Better
///speaks for itself
 
2021-02-27 9:00:58 PM  
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2021-02-27 9:28:55 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: /might have to fight on the theme song thing though... //Nobody Does It Better ///speaks for itself


It was okay, it wasn't the techno bullshiat that was Madonna's "Die Another Day" bullshiat, that's for sure. But even though I grew up with Roger Moore's Bond, he was kind of a tool.

Shirley Manson's sultry theme from the point of view of the bad girl, she should have been in the movie herself. I would have bought her as a nuclear scientist or the bad girl, I don't care.
 
2021-02-27 9:36:07 PM  

Mugato: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: /might have to fight on the theme song thing though... //Nobody Does It Better ///speaks for itself

It was okay, it wasn't the techno bullshiat that was Madonna's "Die Another Day" bullshiat, that's for sure. But even though I grew up with Roger Moore's Bond, he was kind of a tool.

Shirley Manson's sultry theme from the point of view of the bad girl, she should have been in the movie herself. I would have bought her as a nuclear scientist or the bad girl, I don't care.


Duran Duran's View to a Kill. Good song for a so/so movie.  However, Walken as a bad guy.
 
2021-02-27 9:44:45 PM  

OkieDookie: Duran Duran's View to a Kill. Good song for a so/so movie. However, Walken as a bad guy.


Very cool song too. Too bad the movie itself kind of sucked. The Living Daylights, Live and Let Die (Guns n Roses did it better) and Tomorrow Never Dies but I had a thing for Sheryl Crow then.
 
2021-02-27 9:52:49 PM  
Trivia question, what Bond theme songs didn't mention the title of the movie itself? Octopussy, obviously, Moonraker, I guess all the Daniel Craig films.
 
2021-02-27 9:55:53 PM  

bostonguy: That might have been more unbelievable than Denise Richards being a nuclear scientist in a Bond film.


What did she do that was so wrong?
 
2021-02-27 10:15:48 PM  

Bslim: Denise Richards doesn't project or emote anything that isn't 110% pure bimbo.
She's an unintended joke as anything that isn't said role.


I didn't get that impression at all.

Even out of context (every second of her character in the movie and nothing else) she's fine. Not oscar winner level of acting, but good enough.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EcUz​W​00kHY

Compare her character with Physics girl:
https://www.youtube.com/user/physicsw​o​man

Or UpandAtom:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSIv​k​78tK2TiviLQn4fSHaw

Both of whom are qualified physicists. Are they very different?

This complaint always seemed to me to be based on other characters she'd played combined with "scientists can't be pretty / pretty girls can't be scientists" prejudice.
 
2021-02-27 10:19:09 PM  

Mugato: Moonraker


From memory, the word Moonraker is sung in the title song.

Just checked, yes, it is, but it's used in the sense of smuggler:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moonrak​e​rs
 
2021-02-27 10:22:47 PM  

Mugato: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: /might have to fight on the theme song thing though... //Nobody Does It Better ///speaks for itself

It was okay, it wasn't the techno bullshiat that was Madonna's "Die Another Day" bullshiat, that's for sure. But even though I grew up with Roger Moore's Bond, he was kind of a tool.

Shirley Manson's sultry theme from the point of view of the bad girl, she should have been in the movie herself. I would have bought her as a nuclear scientist or the bad girl, I don't care.


He was a total screaming raging farking tool - no kind of within shouting distance. I'm going just on the merits of the songs here.

/I'm also likely a wee bitty biased - I'd listen to Carly Simon sing the phone book
 
2021-02-27 11:04:32 PM  

Mugato: Trivia question, what Bond theme songs didn't mention the title of the movie itself? Octopussy, obviously, Moonraker, I guess all the Daniel Craig films.


Doctor No, OHMSS... not Moonraker.
 
2021-02-27 11:17:46 PM  
Catatonia - Mulder And Scully (Official Music Video)
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2021-02-27 11:34:21 PM  

Mugato: Trivia question, what Bond theme songs didn't mention the title of the movie itself? Octopussy, obviously, Moonraker, I guess all the Daniel Craig films.


Well, 3 of the 5 Daniel Craig films.  The theme songs for "Skyfall" and the forthcoming "No Time To Die" both mention the film titles in their lyrics.

Adele - Skyfall (Lyric Video)
Youtube DeumyOzKqgI

/I love the "Skyfall" theme
 
2021-02-28 12:57:11 AM  

hardinparamedic: I'm watching "Field Trip" s6e21 right now, so I'm getting a kick.


That's one of my favorites, especially the way it ends...or does it?
 
2021-02-28 1:16:59 AM  

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There would have been far too many Federal Breast Inspector jokes made as a result.
 
2021-02-28 10:48:02 AM  
The suits weren't huge, she is tiny. My wife is 5'3 and looks big compared to her. Yes there is so many ways to take that and run with it but you get my drift.
 
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