“Think you’ve seen it all? Think again. Outside those doors, we might see anything. We could find new worlds; terrifying monsters; impossible things. And if you come with me… nothing will ever be the same again!” – The Doctor
Doctor Who…a man of many faces, spanning decades, and uniting fans of all ages. You would be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t at least heard of the Doctor. Most who have seen the series either are fans or soon become fans. It’s hard to resist. A delightful combination of science fiction, fantasy, humor, horror and a charismatic central character that carries viewers on a trip through time and space each week.
Simon Pegg and John Cho join the cast of the new Star Trek movie. Simon Pegg will be playing Scotty. John Cho will be playing Sulu. In a comment to StarTrek.com about the casting of Cho as Sulu, George Takei said…
“Sulu’s in good hands. John Cho is an exciting actor. I’ve seen Cho in many productions at East West Players and he always brings a vigorous sense of individuality to his roles. Under the leadership of J.J. Abrams, the Star Trek franchise is being infused with new energy and I hope John Cho plays a critical part for many years — and films — to come.”
—George Takei, October 12, 2007
I agree with Mr. Takei that John Cho is a talented actor. I’m still unsure if anyone has enough talent to take on such an iconic role and not be seen as a poor substitute.
Mr. Scott’s shoes will be just as hard to fill. Simon Pegg may have a tough time living up to the character so closely associated with James Doohan.
I believe both actors are capable of performing their roles very well. Most of my worries come from the fans. I don’t know if enough fans will be able to accept new actors portraying characters that are so dear to them. I just hope Star Trek can survive if they don’t.
[tags]Fandoms, Star Trek, Casting, Sci-Fi, Movies, Sulu, George Takei, John Cho, Scotty, James Doohan, Simon Pegg, J.J. Abrams [/tags]
Man, time is flying by. I still have tons of stuff to get done, like my Space Ghost stuff. I still need to write up a couple of blog posts to go up automatically. Just in case I can’t write up anything while I’m there. Yep, lot of stuff to get done. I’m excited that it’s almost here though.
Things are being switched around in the hotels. Since the Marriott is undergoing construction the dealers room has been moved to the Hilton. That sucks for me because I’m staying in the Hyatt. That’s a long walk. It’s made even longer since they’re closing the street between the Hyatt and Marriott to foot traffic at “peak hours”. So I won’t be hitting the dealers room nearly as much this year. That could be a good thing, maybe I won’t spend as much money.
Fewer trips to the dealer’s room should free up some time for me to get more pictures. I need to get a few shots of cosplayers for Anime Fans Online. I also need to see if there are any good anime events scheduled. I know there’s an AMV contest, but I’m not sure how I’d write up a post about that. I just hope they set up a site with the winners I can link to.
Looks like there are some great guest this year too. Here a few people that are supposed to be there.
A few of the scheduled guests.
Just a few of the guests I’m looking forward to seeing.
Jamie Bamber & Richard Hatch Wooo! Both Apollos!
James & Oliver Phelps Can’t wait to hear what the twins think of Deathly Hallows.
Matthew Lewis Ditto for Neville.
Gil Gerard & Erin Gray
Jason Hawes & Grant Wilson
You can never tell when someone will have to cancel, like these folks did.
Mary Jo Putney
Too bad Starbuck won’t be there. That means both Apollos will be there, and both Starbucks won’t.