Ever the Gentleman…The Loss of Patrick Macnee

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Just after Christopher Lee’s passing, we have lost another great, Patrick Macnee. The two of them were the last surviving members of Sir Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet (1948). I wrote last month about the passing of Christopher Lee because everyone knew him and I wanted to honor him and shed light on lesser-known things about him. I am writing about Patrick MacNee because he is less well-known and I want to honor him by shedding light on this great man and actor.

macneeOn June 25th, 2015, Patrick Macnee died of natural causes at his home in Rancho Mirage, California with his family at his bedside, his son Rupert said. He had lived in the US for the last 40 years, and had become a US Citizen. He was 93.

I grew up with Patrick Macnee as the ever-gentlemanly spy, John Steed on BBC’s The Avengers (1961). It is his most…

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Adaptation #130: A Losing Game of Thrones

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header130Adaptation talks Game of Thrones season 5, going over all the major storylines—cheering for some, groaning for others—and making predictions for next season!

NOTE: We do not spoil anything past where the show is, but we do talk about things that happened differently in the books, so there are some minor book spoilers.

Check out our episode on the novel A Dance with Dragons!

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Adaptation #129: On Top of the Jurassic World

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header129In this week’s Adaptation, the team discusses Jurassic World (2015), and they have a lot of feelings…mostly about the park, the dinosaurs and who the real monsters are. While it might be unfair to compare this to original–and who can help themselves?–they conclude that, while enjoyable, that original wonder is lost.

Check out our commentary on Jurassic Park!

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