We actually spent a lazy morning recovering from Saturday, heading late to the host hotels, back down the Sheraton, to see Terry Gilliam.
Of Monty Python, 12 Monkeys, Brazil, Fisher King..BRILLIANT filmmaker!
We expected the line to be long, and it was - but we got into the hall to see him, and he said quite a few memorable bits of advice. A sampling:
Don't fail for other's mistakes; fail for your own.
You make rules for your life in order to break them. What other reason would there be for having them?
WELL worth the time and effort - charming, gracious to the questioning audience members, he likely would have stayed for hours but the Con limited him to the allotted time.
|Our best view - since the hall was full, we were waaaaay back.|
Question: Did you ever feel threatened that you were co-starring with a robot (Twiki)?
Answer: No, because it was my show. Buck Rogers, that was me.
He had good advice for people wanting to get into the industry: don't look like you want it. He was cast as an extra in Love Story (after being a successful chemist for NASA - yes, this man was a rocket scientist!), and a buddy told him NOT to look at the casting director, to look at the buddy and talk to him, like he didn't care whether he got the part or not. Well, he got the part. Then they held another casting, and he did the same thing, and got THAT part. Then they were looking for a small speaking part, and he did it AGAIN, and it worked AGAIN.
Excellent panel, and if you get a chance to see him, go do it because who knows how long he'll be doing these cons!
Deep discussion, very thoughtful - and while I am a fan, my partner isn't (or maybe I should say, WASN'T) and she was interested too.
Unfortunately, very far back from the panel again. So not great photos.
|L to R: Hogan, McDonnell, Vernon, Hatch, Helfer|
|She made this. BY HAND.|
|Genderbent 5th Doctor|
|Judge Doom, Jessica Rabbit, Eddie Valiant|
|Amy Pond as the Kiss-O-Gram|
|We avoided the restaurant they visited|
|Genderbent 5th Doctor and Queen Nefertiti|
This was the ONLY panel in which he was the primary panelist - hell, he was the ONLY panelist! And there were SO many goodies that he brought along, interesting tidbits from both versions of Who. Plus there were the item he brought along:
|Armor from Time Lord soldiers, 50th anniversary special|
|Time Lord Soldier helmet, 50th Anniversary Special|
That's about it for Sunday. One more day of Con (OH NO!) and then it's back to the real world.