MIKE: It’s a nice morning, Mr. McGarry.
LEO: We’ll take care of that in a hurry. Won’t we, Mike?
MIKE: Yes, sir.
—Leo entering the West Wing lobby talking with security, opening of The West Wing (15 years ago today!), “Pilot”
The West Wing premiered 15 years ago today ● September 22, 1999
September 22nd 2014, marks the 20th anniversary of the premiere of FRIENDS.
HAPPY 20TH ANNIVERSARY, FRIENDS!
Sherlock + Parallels [part 2]
Destroying my mind at two in the morning almost feels right.
The fall (directed by tarsem singh) / 2006
Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.
You always start from the same point: The Doctor is the Doctor. I’ve never actually written a script where I didn’t know who the Doctor was going to be. You just start thinking about the actor’s voice, speech patterns, mannerisms, and the whole attitude. The main thing with Peter is the obvious factor that he’s a lot older than Matt. I knew he wanted to be a lot more skeptical and less accessible while still being lots of fun. And immediately, you start to think of early Tom Baker in that way. One of the things I remember being thrilled about as a child watching the show — Jon Pertwee was my Doctor, and I was devastated when he left — but I remember the thrill of the newness of Tom. There’s a bit in “The Seeds of Doom” when they’re discussing amputating someone’s arm because it’s been infected by the Krynoid. Tom sits there with his hat on like Clint Eastwood and just says, “You must help yourselves.” And it sent goose-bumps down my spine because it’s like, “What? The Doctor’s not like that!” But suddenly he was. And suddenly, in this episode, you’ve got a Doctor who’s quite grumpy with Robin Hood. Matt would probably have gone out for a drink with him! Just the fact that you can suddenly have a change of attitude like that makes the whole thing new and fresh again.