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Russell T. Davies has crossed Doctor Who with Harry Potter! (and other adventures in social networking)

What my followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ saw today:
• What I want to know is, where do our World of Warcraft-playing politicians stand on this important issue? World of Warcraft cities hacked

• He’s the most interesting man in the galaxy! I don’t always wear a Red Shirt on Star Trek. But when I do, I survive the whole episode.

Most Interesting Man in the World on Star Trek

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I don’t always wear a Red Shirt on Star Trek. But when I do, I survive the whole episode.

Seriously, Jonathan Goldsmith (The Most Interesting Man in the World) played an unnamed crewman in the episode “The Corbomite Maneuver.”

• I wish she’d explained what she meant by this: “Part of her role, she says, is mentoring the next generation of young women who’ve set their sights on working in the movies — helping them to set realistic expectations in an industry built on bringing fantasies to life.

“That way, they ‘don’t waste a lot of time on … dreaming about doing something that is not realistic or doesn’t exist,’ said Langley, adding that she directs them ‘toward some of the real opportunities that are actually there in the business.'”

What jobs are unreleastic for women to expect to do in Hollywood? Making it as a female movie mogul in Hollywood

[This was posted at the Facebook page of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists.]

• WTF, readers? So you want advertisting to be your only source of information on new products? Why doesn’t CR have a huge readership? Consumer Reports to Make Dozens of Layoffs

• Depressing: “Cinema critic Kadhim Murshid added that it was ‘illogical to organise a film festival in a country whose capital does not have a single functioning cinema,’ alluding to the lack of movie theatres in Baghdad.” Baghdad film festival fails to meet basic standards

• Russell T. Davies has crossed Doctor Who with Harry Potter! Mad science, or magic? Wizards vs. Aliens

A taste of Wizards vs Aliens (though this has bits from a new werewolf show mixed in, too):

• Hey, I bet this applies to movies, too, and explains why casual fans and critics can have such different responses to a film. A Lively Mind: Your Brain On Jane Austen



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