• Duh!

    by  • December 9, 2009 • TV • 0 Comments

    Actress Tamzin Outhwaite on her BBC drama, Paradox:

    “Initially I thought it was a sci-fi project…

    “Then I read the script and realised it wasn’t. It’s about police officers trying to work out whether there is a worm hole between two time zones.”

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    1. December 9, 2009 at 12:51 pm

      Akin to J K Rowling not realising that her Harry Potter books were fantasy, despite the presence of wizards, magic and dragons…

    2. December 9, 2009 at 12:55 pm

      …and a public school where you don’t get buggered in the shower.

    3. December 9, 2009 at 2:11 pm

      She’s like a stupider Margaret Atwood.

    4. Dawfydd
      December 9, 2009 at 3:53 pm

      Who, Outhwaite or Rowling?
      ;p

    5. MattC
      December 10, 2009 at 10:22 am

      “Then I read the script and realised it wasn’t. It’s about police officers trying to work out whether there is a worm hole between two time zones.”

      ‘cos wormholes makes it gritty realism…

      She can’t really be that stupid, surely?! I thought it was just her character that was a little bit mentally challenged…

      Mind you, I have to say that the series managed to make me loathe all of the main characters within the first ten minutes of episode 1. Something that didn’t even happen with Bonekickers.

    6. disrepdog
      December 10, 2009 at 4:06 pm

      She’s doing a sterling job for the reputation of blondes.

      :p

      That quote haunt her…

    7. December 15, 2009 at 4:06 am

      None of these people are stupid. They simply have chosen, or have been coached or ordered, to deny that they are genre in the interest of greater audience share or greater sales. This is why Ron Moore would describe Battlestar Galactica as “not really a scifi show” when talking to Entertainment Weekly, but come to the Nebula Awards banquet in person.

    8. December 15, 2009 at 9:46 am

      I agree, Lou, but I don’t think we should allow them to get away with it!

      And particularly because their thinking is based on two false premises – that SF is somehow intellectually inferior, and that it cannot command large audiences.

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