The Prisoner was a 1967 UK television series, starring Patrick McGoohan. It was filmed in Portmeirion. Even though the show is nearly 40 years old it still has a very strong cult following. But I was really surprised when by accident I came across a clip where someone had done the title sequence with a teddy bear playing the lead.
I became the radioactive teddy bear known as Radioactive Man today. I went to the x-ray department where I had a standard x-ray. They couldn’t see much on the x-ray because I am only filled with stuffing. I was then taken to the nuclear medicine suite where they injected radio active isotopes into my paw and a short while later I got to lay in a machine whilst it rotated around me. It was futuristic and seemed very out of place in a hospital. I was worried about the scan, but it didn’t hurt and was quite neat.
I went to Luton and Dunstable Hospital today. I was rather scared before I arrived, but the nurses and doctors were very friendly. This reassured me that I was in good hands and they would take care of me. I was given an injection which hurt briefly.
I have go back to hospital tomorrow for another injection and to get a multitude of scans done in the x-ray department. It might be a much longer visit tomorrow, but I am comforted that they will take care of me.
Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) was an American painter and the commanding figure of the Abstract Expressionist movement. He is best known for his ‘drip and splash’ style where he poured and dripped his paint from a can onto the canvas. It is easy to replicate his style if you go to the website created by Miltos Manetas. I have created my own forgery. Try it yourself.
I promise that there will be an update to my blog very shortly. We have spent hours upon hours going through all the photos which we have taken on our trip around the world. We are nearly ready.
We got to see a preview of Superman Returns today. We really enjoyed the movie and thought it encompassed the magic from the original Superman movie. Brandon Routh was great as Superman and is a superb replacement for Christopher Reeves. He has the charisma and persona which he needs for the Superman role. When he stands there with the cape flowing in the superhero stance he really looks the part. I hope that in any sequels that he returns to the role.
Kevin Spacey was magnificent as the arch villain Lex Luther. The character had an evil side and a real dark humour. Some have said that Gene Hackman was better in the role, but I think I prefer Kevin Spacey for being closer to the type of character you would expect for a megalomaniac and evil villain.
I was pleasantly surprised at how good Superman Returns was. I had heard all manner of bad rumours on the internet about the casting and the re-writes, but in the end Bryan Singer brought the magic which he had with the X-Men movies to Superman. I really hope that they make a sequel with Bryan Singer at the helm. I would like them to bring some of the other comic book villains to life such as General Zod, The Prankster or Doomsday.