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BBC’s Dracula reboot will be bisexual; Van Helsing gets gender-swapped
One Angry Gamer ^ | November 3rd 2019 | Billy D

Posted on 11/03/2019 7:14:48 PM PST by Ennis85

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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
I quit watching after the 11th doctor. Not that he was that great but Peter Capaldi was horrible in that role.

Plus they gave him as a companion a very "out" black lesbian.

I remember one episode where the lesbian companion was stuck in the past without the Doctor, and the android companion mentioned to her that some of the men found her attractive. She said "But I don't fancy any of them". I yelled at the TV, "Well, that's not a problem. Your problem is that none of them will fancy providing you with food or shelter otherwise, so you should get over yourself..."

61 posted on 11/04/2019 8:18:09 AM PST by PapaBear3625 ("Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities." -- Voltaire)
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To: frank ballenger
This is like the forced addition of a kid into the script to help boost sales of toys, costumes and video games.

Yeah, what's up with those producers trying to maximize ancillary revenue streams?

62 posted on 11/04/2019 8:30:14 AM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("The rat always knows when he's in with weasels."--Tom Waits)
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To: frank ballenger
The casting of Pat Boone (like Frankie Avalon in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea) was to appeal to teenage fans.

Alec (played by Pat Boone) was simply the movie version of Axel Lidenbrock (Prof. Lidenbrock's exuberant, naive nephew). So there was no significant change to the character. (Though I don't recall any singing in the novel.)

Regards,

63 posted on 11/04/2019 11:33:52 AM PST by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: alexander_busek

Pat Boone as Axel Lidenbrock....

True. I didn’t mean they wrote him in.

A shame how most Jules Verne English translations were bad ones for a long time. Gave him the reputation here of juvenile fiction author. Outside the US he was admired greatly. He tried to work with the latest facts and speculations of his time. Also didn’t push socialism like his rival H.G. Wells.

I no longer have anything to do with science fiction after being a book review columnist and nonfiction book author about the subject.

Are you a SF film or literature fan?


64 posted on 11/04/2019 4:42:51 PM PST by frank ballenger (End vote fraud & harvesting,non-citizen voting & leftist media news censorship or we are finished.)
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To: Ennis85
Didn't that already happen? Syfy's Van Helsing is a woman, supposedly a descendant of the fictional character.
65 posted on 11/04/2019 4:46:07 PM PST by x
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To: Ennis85

And apparently Syfy is making their Van Helsing lesbian - or at least flirting with lesbianism.


66 posted on 11/04/2019 4:51:41 PM PST by x
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