The Fangirly Diary of a Geek Girl: There and back again
Greetings, fellow geeks! This week was very varied in news, in movies, TV shows, and even books! Ok, just Harry Potter, possibly. But it all started and ended with The Hobbit!
Happy Birthday, Bilbo (and Frodo) Baggins! What? I can celebrate fictional characters’ birthdays too!
And as a present to the fans, we got a new The Hobbit poster, courtesy of its fanpage:
Goddamit, Michael Bay! You promised Transformers: Dark of the Moon would be your last Transformers movie! I knew I couldn’t trust you! Oh well, it seems like Transformers 4 won’t have any of the former movies’ cast, but it won’t be a reboot. It would definitely continue after what happened in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. That’s fine to me, people should remember the important ones in a Transformers movie should be the freaking transformers, not the humans!
Hey, we’ve got ‘The Angels Take Manhattan’ previews all over the place. A couple from BBC and one from BBC America. I accept I’ll miss the Ponds, ok, maybe Rory the most, but it is a fine time for a new companion in Doctor Who.
Talking about the good Doctor, Matt Smith knows about the 50th Anniversary plans. But he won’t say anything, the horrible tease!
Tom Hiddleston’s interview from TimesTalks in Madrid, was a thing of beauty. Over an hour of Hiddles’s long-winded answers and by the end of it, I’m pretty sure the interviewer, Matt Wolf of the New York Times, had a mancrush on him… and the fan questions were interesting (except for that nervous fanboys), and not creepy like the ones Jeremy Iron’s got. Hiddles also gave us this:
So I suppose my simple advice is: Love your life. I only say that because your life is what you have to give.
Also, as you can guess, the perfect bastard finished with a Shakespeare quote, specifically Polonius’ in Hamlet: “This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.” Dammit, Hiddles! Matt Wolf is totally right:
I think we can all agree that an hour with Tom is full of wit and wisdom and delight.
What did I tell you about a mancrush?
Also, here’s Andy Serkis reading The Hobbit as Gollum… OMG, he definitely still got it!
And then, the Emmy Awards happened. Pretty predictable all around, and we also got Sherlock butthurt fans, because the show didn’t get a thing. Then again, the moment Lucy Liu announced the award for writing I knew Moffat didn’t win. Also, Benedict Cumberbatch may become TV’s Leonard DiCaprio… as in he’ll never get an award. LOL! Sorry, Benny, you know I love you!
But how can I be mad Sherlock didn’t win, when Game Change winning gave us this:
He even tweeted about it! Tom Hanks, my man, never change.
BTW, we got a new Skyfall TV promo during the Emmys.