Sitting Tennant

Friday’s Sitting Tennant (week 39, 2011)

Hebbie's Sitting Tennant

Erin C's Sitting Tennant

David’s had an idea. Have a nice weekend, everyone!

  1. Hebbie: 290
  2. Sister Chastity: 275
  3. Erin C: 140
  4. Rullsenberg: 55
  5. Janice: 20
  6. esgaril: 10
  7. theriverlady, Toby: 5

Don’t forget Tuesday’s caption competition!

Got a picture of David Tennant sitting, lying down or in some indeterminate state in between? Then leave a link to it below or email me and if it’s judged suitable and doesn’t obviously infringe copyright, it will appear in the “Sitting Tennant” gallery. Don’t forget to include your name in the filename so I don’t get mixed up about who sent it to me.

The best pic in the stash each week will appear on Tuesday and get ten points; the runners up will appear on Friday (one per person who sends one in) and get five points.

You can also enter the witty and amusing captions league table by commenting on Tuesday’s Sitting Tennant photo, the best caption getting 10 points, everyone who contributes getting five points.

Classic TV

Lost Gems: Max Headroom (1985-1988)

Never, in the history of music videos, has so much effort been devoted to giving one VJ a back-story as with Max Headroom.

Picture this: it’s 1985. Music videos are big, especially thanks to the relatively shiny and new channel MTV (music television). Computers and computer graphics are also big, thanks to the Apple Mac, arcade games and movies like Tron and The Last Starfighter. So what more natural blend of coolness could there be than a computer-generated VJ?

Unfortunately, computer graphics weren’t quite up to the job back then, so Canadian actor Matt Frewer got slathered in prosthetics and make-up to become the world’s computer-generated VJ, ‘Max Headroom’, a stuttering, witty, seemingly plastic American ‘shockjock’. And he was very popular. You can still see his influence in Back To The Future 2.

But the arrival of Max Headroom for some reason required an answer to the question, "Who is Max Headroom and where does he come from?"

Bizarrely, the answer was supplied by Channel 4, who decided to cash in on a literary and movie phenomenon, ‘cyberpunk’, to create an origin movie for Max Headroom that was set ’20 minutes into the future’. Surprisingly, it was bloody good, and even more surprisingly, despite its inauspicious British origins, it launched two seasons of one of the most innovative and satirical TV sci-fi shows British and US TV has ever seen.

Here’s the start of the British movie:

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News

Friday’s “TMINE gods together at last” news

The Three Stooges

Doctor Who

Film

  • Anne Hathaway to produce and star in Three Days of the Condor-esque Puzzler
  • Sequel planned for Dumb and Dumber
  • Alice Cooper joins Dark Shadows
  • New Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol promo
  • Sean Penn to direct Robert de Niro and Kristen Wiig in The Comedian
  • David Tennant, Joanna Page and Sheridan Smith start shooting Nativity 2 [subscription required]

Theater

British TV

Canadian TV

US TV