“Now, if you two don’t mind, I’m going to bed before either of you come up with another clever idea to get us killed – or worse, expelled”
-Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
As a professor in my other life I, unlike Ron Weasley appreciate Hermione’s priorities 🙂
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.
So I’m going to start a feature on my blog that I’m calling Geek Speak Monday. Every Monday I’ll post one of my favorite quotes from the world of pop culture, and since they will usually be from some kind of sci-fi or fantasy source (though not always) I’ve dubbed them “Geek Speak”
The first entry comes from one of our favorite wizards:
“But you know – happiness can be found even in the darkest of times when one only remembers to turn on the light”
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.