When I shot the photos for the Surgeons In Space I wanted to make sure we had plenty of options to choose from for the final print. We ended up shooting over a dozen different poses and arrangements. Here are some of my favorites that didn’t make the final cut. Many of which were inspired by real life movie posters.
Iron Man 2
Iron Man 3. Gavin is doing a wonderful Gwyneth Paltrow impression.
This pose wasn’t based on any movie. It just looked more and more like Michael was going to kill Gavin.
Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows Part 2. Quite possibly my favorite of the lot.
The Matrix Reloaded
Was trying to go for a “Sherlock & Watson” pose but Gavin could not figure out how to look like he was walking without actually walking.
This is the photo for Michael & Gavin’s sitcom comedy where they are doctors that are roommates.
And the finale, Titanic.
The Surgeons in Space: Deep Space Doctors poster is available now in the RT Store.
dont forget to include trans women, disabled women, women of colour, non-binary people who partly identify as women, queer women, all women.all of them. i don’t want to see any derailed posts today about shit like “international mens day” it doesnt fly like that
NOTE: This is not a meta about whether or not I like Mary or whether or not youlike Mary. (Full-disclosure, I don’t like her at all. I think she’s a baddie and I don’t like her any more than I like Charles Augustus Magnussen.) I will, however, concede readily that Mary is certainly a complex and interesting character. There, now that’s settled, let’s talk about Mary.
In Sherlock series three, it seems that we are presented with two Marys. In The Empty Hearse and His Last Vow we see Mary the Nurse, Mary the Fiance, Mary the Friend. She’s kind, she’s nurturing, she brings Sherlock and John together and gives them the space to be Sherlock and John, independant from her. She’s fun and funny, sweet and silly.
In His Last Vow we mostly see the same Mary at the beginning of the episode, but the wham! We’re hit with Mary number two: Mary the Liar, Mary the Assassin, Mary the Murderer (yes, murderer). She’s cold and calculating, she tells Sherlock she will kill him — and then she does. She threatens him repeatedly. She seems completely unaffected by John’s pain and then emotionally manipulates him at the reconcilation scene at 221b (“If you love me, don’t read it in front of me.”)
The seemingly incongruous nature of the two Marys is a sticking point for many fans in their opinion of series three and Mary’s character in general. Worse, after the series aired we were told that Amanda Abbington didn’t even know about the second Mary before the table read for His Last Vow and therefore wasn’t able to make any sort of choices in her performance that would have alluded to the other Mary, or rather, what I would consider, the real Mary — Mary the Contract Killer.
Initially I agreed with this and thought it was a giant mistake by the writers to not let an actor in on the actual characterization of the part they’re playing. Way to cut Amanda off at the knees, guys. No wonder we have such trouble reconciling TEH/TSOT Mary with HLV Mary. They’re two different characters.
Are they, though? Is Mary’s characterization really that uneven? Let’s look more closely at TEH/TSOT Mary before we decide.
My dad was telling me about these girls at his old college who invented a nail polish that paints on clear, and if you stir your drink with your finger with the nail polish on, it will react with the “Date Rape” drug and turn red.