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Everything posted by Caya

  1. Given that Martin Freeman is on record for having been ready (reluctantly, but determinedly) to forego The Hobbit because of Sherlock's season 2, it's probably safe to say they're pretty dedicated to the series, bless them .
  2. There's a nice picture in this mag (spoiler in the link title, photo even more so, though it's hardly news at this point):
  3. Steven Moffat interview here: I literally ed at that Charlie's Angels comment.
  4. Yes, it's a wonderful interview, funny, touching and interesting, imho. Btw, there's another post on her tumblr of the same interview, only in the form of some e-reader screengrabs, should anyone find that easier to read (also, some photos).
  5. The following link leads to a short (1min) video of an incredibly perfect scene from the film; beware of the spoiler, though (it's well cut, so that you don't really learn what's going on if you didn't know beforehand, but there's one big honking spoiler of a name being mentioned right in the middle). Here you go, don't say you weren't warned.Link in itself is no spoiler yet, so I'm leaving it untagged, but go there and you *will* be spoilered.
  6. Follow-up: The interview alluded to in the photo above can be found here.
  7. Thanks for the help, Carol, but it still says "You are not allowed to use that image extension on this community." (copied it this time) Ah well, time to sign up for flickr or imgur or whatever, maybe the site just doesn't like Wuala.
  8. Lookit who's been seen on set: Plaintive petition for help @Carol: I tried uploading an image to cloudspace and then inserting it here with the img tags as you taught me, and it showed up just fine in the preview, but wouldn't let me post because I "wasn't allowed to use this extension" or something (?) ... which got me confused, for it was a simple .jpg one. Where did I err?
  9. Two tumblr links with Star Trek 2 gifs: This one might be a spoiler; I don't really think it is, without any context given, but click at your own risk (totally worth it, though ). This one's no spoiler, it's from an interview, but I found it sweet, and apropos.
  10. Posting this here because I don't know where else to put it and it's too damn funny not to : (via Geny's tumblr) By the way, is there a way I can get attachments to show up full-sized as opposed to a thumbnail? eta: Thanks for the explanation, Carol! Good point about hotlinking - I'll look into setting up a flickr account or something.
  11. I am opening a new topic for this rather than using the other thread, for I tried to do a write-up and had almost every single sentence in spoiler tags, since most of you won't have had a chance to see this yet (aside: that is so weird for a European to type, I can't even tell). So beware: This thread will be full of spoilers. I'm still going to spoiler-tag the huge, storyline-relevant ones that you really, really shouldn't read before seeing it, but the minor ones will be out for everyone to see. If you feel that reading stuff like (TINY SPOILER WARNING): There's a cameo by a Tribble is going to detract from your enjoyment of this film, please turn away now and come back once you've seen it. ****** Okay, spoiler gloves coming off now. ****** Star Trek 2 opens in unfamiliar surroundings (the crimson forest seen in the trailer) and ends in very familiar ones, That's the film in a nutshell - it bridges the gap between old and new, nods towards TOS and introduces fresh concepts, weds existing canon to new storylines. Amazingly, it does so fairly gracefully. It seems to have the potential to lure in both old Trekkers and newbies, a feat in and of itself - and it's also beautifully shot (but why oh why must those 3D films be so dark?) and fun to watch. A bit to hectic at times, but certainly never dull. The Enterprise's new crew seems more at ease with their roles now, and their interactions are great to watch. In fact, if there's one thing I truly missed, it was more of a chance for the crew to shine - Kirk and Spock and their relationship are very much at the center, while the others could definitely have used more screen time. They do make the most of what they're given, though, and Dr. Marcus fits in well. Both Pine and Quinto really own their roles this time. They play off each other beautifully, and manage to make both their differences and their friendship feel genuine. Pine's Kirk is both cocksure and vulnerable at times, and while the first film was about his finding his way into the captain's chair, this one is about his proving he truly has what it takes to lead. Spock, still visibly shaken by the loss of his homeworld, is trying to find his place and his path, and alienates both Kirk and Uhura along the way. Spock Prime makes a brief appearance, too, and it's a joy to watch the two of them interacting (I'd be so freaked out by another me, but Vulcans seem to take it in stride). By the end of the film, That being said, let's move on to the part you're probably reading this for : Benedict Cumberbatch's performance as John Harrison. He's beyond amazing. Bringing a deadly stillness and an earnest gravitas to this role, his John Harrison is genuinely terrifying. Much has been said about the prison cell scenes, and rightly so - they're pitch perfect - but there's one scene in the sickbay, where Harrison just sits, ramrod straight, and then calmly turns to watch Kirk with those glasz eyes, that makes a shiver run down your spine. Harrison's aloof and deadly, secretive, a brilliant fighter both with weapons and words, and very much a complex villain. His fight scenes are a blast to watch (and show an increased degree of confidence in BC's movements that I can't wait to see in season 3), and there's a great scene after the first big melee My favourite scenes, though, are the ones where Pine and Cumberbatch really pull this off amazingly and it's pure joy to watch these two different yet alike characters in that situation. J.J. Abrams leaves the franchise with a beautiful, upbeat ending and the potential for a great new beginning, and one can only hope that whoever takes the helm next doesn't squander that. Exiting the cinema to the sound of the classic score, I left with a huge smile on my face. eta: There's a little scene that has to be an actor allusion of sorts near the end of the film. There's that massive crash from the trailer, and Spock tells the crew to scan the wreckage for Harrison's life signs (paraphrasing here cause I saw the dubbed version). Sulu (iirc) protests that there's no way anyone could have survived that and Spock basically responds that oh, he could. Cue to them finding life signs and putting the signal on the screen, and Harrison jumping off the wreckage to the baffled exclamations of the crew that he could take a leap off somewhere that high .
  12. I bow before your self-restraint. I'd be in the theater before you could say "Tribble" (well, I was , which kinda proves my point).
  13. Just came back from the cinema - loved it , good storytelling, though the pace was a bit too fast overall for me (husband liked it just fine, though). Both Pine and Quinto are great, and Mr. Cumberbatch is one seriously scary villain. Will post more tomorrow. Go see it .
  14. I hear you. I watched TRF twice ... the first time dubbed in German, then, when I had the blurays, the original version. Dear me, was that hard to press "play" then. If that weren't such an utterly ridiculous phrase to use in the context of a fictional event, I'd say I was traumatised and not ready yet to revisit the episode, but I so wanted to hear their final dialogue in their own voices. Still haven't seen it a third time, though, and the mere thought gives me tiny shivers. I'm a loon . And I agree about Moriarty probably not coming back. They have to let someone remain dead or they risk straying into Stargate territory after Irene Adler and Sherlock. Flashbacks of course, as Julia Mae said, nonwithstanding.
  15. Links from Geny's tumblr: Both Chris Pine and Benedict Cumberbatch, along with Kim Cattrall, were guests at the Graham Norton Show, official link here, though it seems that one only accepts folks in the UK (and only for a couple days, too), but this one here worked fine for me (Geny's got more of them here). Additionally, the BBC's posted two clips from the show which worked fine here in Austria. Haven't seen much of it yet apart from the clips (busy weekend), but appearently we're part of The Cumber Collective now . eta. Watched it now. Oh dear, he should be dead on his feet by now from all that (night) filming and premiere and interview stuff, and yet he remains amiable and gracious. And that deadpan teabagging bit was hilarious.
  16. Yes, yes, yes ... that makes so much sense, bborchar . And when Sherlock asked Moriarty for and received that moment of privacy, there was this little sound that I thought was a mobile being opened or closed, which would fit nicely (Sherlock would probably want to stop the recording before the whole Not An Angel spiel). Whoever picked up Moriarty's corpse (signs again point to Mycroft) then would have secured the phone, too.
  17. Oooh, that's a brilliant thought! Not many places on that barren roof to hide recording equipment though, and Moriarty's quite perceptive, too. Maybe Sherlock was wired with some high-tech stuff ... which would point to Mycroft, again, I guess.
  18. Ugh, I just rewatched that BBC piece - I had forgotten just how brutal that one is (when I saw it the first time, it was so soon after TRF that I was still kinda numb from shock). But if that remains the (largely) unquestioned public narrative until S3, that poses another question: how will the public perception of Sherlock change? Somehow I don't think that the mere fact that he's alive is gonna fly. So the Great Fake faked his own death, too ... how's that going to convince the public?
  19. Photos from the Star Trek premiere (made a screengrab of Geny's tumblr because I have no idea how to reblog tumblr or whatever one does with it): The two of them are adorable.
  20. Granted, I'm not from the UK (calling all British expert witnesses to the thread :brit: ) but it wasn't my impression that when The Sun publishes a controversial story, everybody just accepts it at face value. And while Molly will certainly keep mum and Mycroft will be very deliberate about what information appears and where, I don't think the same holds true for the people who genuinely think Sherlock's dead ... John might be to devastated (and won't be seen as a neutral party anyway), but I bet there's quite a few Angelos out there who won't shut up to anyone who'll listen (and reporters from rival newspapers *are* going to listen) about how great he was.
  21. That BBC news report was just after Sherlock jumped, which was, I'm not sure about this, the day that Kitty Reily piece came out or the day afterwards, way too early for any reaction by his friends/fans/rival newspapers. Wasn't it the Saturday edition or something? I'd bet Monday's newspapers were full of furious interviews with Henry Knight/Angelo/etc., poking holes in Kitty Reily's story and laying the blame for a good man's death at her door (to their knowledge, her article must have been why he jumped). I agreed with you when I first read this, but now I'm thinking, why not? After all, why couldn't he have set Sherlock up to become "The Reichenbach Hero," by arranging for the painting to be stolen in the first place? Sounds like something he could (and likely would) do, true - but how could he have predicted that this was the case that would make Sherlock famous? Recovering a picture isn't all that hero-worthy compared to other cases he solved, after all.
  22. So what do you think will be the general public perception of Sherlock while he's "dead"? Will the accusations stick, and he'll be regarded as a fraud who offed himself when he got caught? Or will the matter blow over even before he returns, and he'll be seen as a tragic victim of a smear campaign? I'd love to hear all your arguments for either case. Personally, I tend towards the latter, because that whole Richard Brook identity package probably won't hold up to any kind of scrutiny (I would have bought Moriarty building a fake actor identity for years, just for such a purpose, but to have done so under that punny name, way before the Reichenbach case?). Also, there are probably lots of thankful clients (Henry Knight, for starters) who know that Sherlock couldn't have been behind their cases and who are going to come forth. Kitty Riley might be in for quite a backlash. As for why Mycroft let Sherlock's deconstruction happen in the first place, that's a different kettle of fish. What do you think? Was he powerless to stop it, did he risk his brother's life for a chance to bring down Moriarty, was it all part of a big master plan of his?
  23. Definitely, eyebrow and all . Actually, his French sounds decent as well from what I can tell (only had a couple years at school, though).
  24. Wow. Just ... wow. This makes me sad that, while we're going to the premiere, it's gonna be the dubbed version (marriage means compromise ) - and the German voices they picked for all the leads are no substitute at all for the originals. Ah well, at least I have an excuse to preorder the blu-ray . Incidentally, have you seen this video? Proof that Mr. Cumberbatch is fluent in technobabble (German,not so much, though ).
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