Duh!

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.”

0 thoughts on “Duh!”

  1. “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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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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