“’Before rehearsals started the cast and other members brought their children along and they were shown the Daleks and talked to the Dalek operators,’ he recalled. ‘But then when rehearsals started the operators got into the Daleks and started moving, and at that point all the children screamed and ran out of the studio.'” [The Telegraph]
I love this — according the The Telegraph, Cusick originally explained to his BBC bosses how spooky the Daleks’ movements could by when “in the canteen, he picked up a condiment container, and steered it around the table.” EX TER MIN ATE!
According to The U-T San Diego, Peter Robbins, the actor who gave voice to Charlie Brown in A Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, is expected to appear in court today to face “four felony counts of making a threat to cause death or great bodily injury and one felony count of stalking.”
According to Wikipedia, “While Robbins was replaced by other child actors in the Peanuts specials produced after 1969, his trademark scream of “AAUGGGHH!!”, first used in It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, continued to be used in the later specials for Charlie Brown and other characters.”
So I finally got around to reading the September Harper’s Bazaar (yes, the one with that batshit Elizabeth Wurtzel piece about how ladies shouldn’t “give up,” which might be even worse than Winnower Pal Katie J. M. Baker said it was), which informed me that “the parlor game of the moment is Alike, a free iPhone app that calculates your star-worthy doppelganger.”
“Do you think you look like a celebrity? Prove it! Take a photo and find out which celebrity is your look-alike,” Alike’s App store blurb entreated me. So what the fuck — I may not have a parlor (nor am I a gyrotronics freak), but I can still live the Harper’s Bazaar lifestyle, right?
“The oddity has left courtroom observers scratching their heads. It has led to jokes and banter among the judge and attorneys. But it’s also raised questions about propriety and precedent during a trial in which evidence against Peterson has included descriptions of his violent threats and grisly photos of his dead wife, Kathleen Savio, who was found dead in her bathtub in 2004.” [Tarm/AP]
According to Mashable, that’s because the movie was shot in a “replicated Google environment at Georgia Tech.” I am already looking forward to overly literal critiques of the film focused on inaccurate representation of Google decor, etc. from local viewers. That’s going to be fun.