“I think, that if the world were a bit more like ComicCon, it would be a better place.” – Matt Smith
Collider, June 19, 2012
So this post comes a little early but my clock says it’s been Saturday for the last two minutes. Friday I was lucky enough to go to my local geek convention and I had a great day. I went with my good friend/cousin who gets as excited about this stuff as I do. So that made it extra special. There were lots of great cos-players, friendly vendors and artists, and so much wonderful geek stuff on display it was hard to know where to look.
For instance – I don’t hang a lot of posters anymore, but the above vendor had a pretty epic selection if I suddenly decided to change up my artwork – especially liked the row of superhero posters above. They were also the only place that really had anything related to the DCTV Supergirl, something we were both on the hunt for – but a poster wasn’t quite the right fit.
I did come home with a new Green Arrow shirt and also had one genuine superhero encounter. I met Rip Hunter of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow in the form of a very polite and friendly Arthur Darvill (who was also Rory Williams from Doctor Who, it was a double fangirl moment) and came home with a great new autograph for my geek wall. It really was a true superhero day.
I’m in a having a sort of geek girl ennui that stems from the fact they took Doctor Who off of Netflix. Seriously, I catch myself thinking “I’ll go watch ‘Silence in the Library'” and then remember it isn’t there anymore and I’ll sigh. And also, I miss David Tennant and Matt Smith like they are old friends I can’t see anymore.
Today The Flash announced that Tom Felton of Harry Potter fame will be joining the series as a cast regular. Now we get to wonder – good guy or bad guy?
Honestly, one of the most awesome things about the DC TV universe is that they seem to revel in cross-fandom friendly casting. Wonder Woman Linda Carter is joining Supergirl to play the President of the United States. Between Arrow and Legends there are four different members of the Doctor Who cast playing regular or recurring roles. Heck Arthur Darvill even plays a “Time Master.”
They also don’t shy away from fun winks and nudges to the origins of the actors, especially on The Flash. When Star Wars’s Mark Hamill played a villain he got to evilly cackle the famous, “I Am Your Father” line. And the first time Superman Brandon Routh’s character Ray Palmer was introduced it was with the classic “Is that a bird? Is that a plane?”
Yes I’m a nerd. And it’s so so awesome.