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« on: April 30, 2011, 09:58:14 AM »

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13237795

Intresting story that.
I kinda get why, but still...

The cheesy Americaness of Superman has always been part of the charater even the I'll admit the "Truth, Justica and The American Way is a little patronising, it's still part of him.

Next: James Bond ditches Britain to become a global super spy.

And Then: Nikolai Dante ditches Russia to be more intergratted.
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2011, 10:03:54 AM »

Not a big deal. He's not even American anyway, he's an alien.
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2011, 11:16:20 AM »

Not a big deal. He's not even American anyway, he's an alien.

And originated by a Canadian, I believe.   Cheers
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2011, 12:00:03 PM »

I read "Superman: Red Son" not so long ago, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superman_Red_Son)

It tells the story of what would have happened if Superman came to Earth 12 hours earlier and landed in the USSR. He's raised on a collective farm and embraces Communism, even becoming Stalin's successor. It even includes a fur-hatted Russian Batman who is a terrorist trying to bring Superman down.

It's an awesome book and I highly recommend it.
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2011, 12:45:45 PM »

Not a big deal. He's not even American anyway, he's an alien.


And originated by a Canadian, I believe.   Cheers


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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2011, 05:15:07 PM »

its actually kind of distrurbingly neo con-ish. like those ads saying the navy are a "global force for good"   Thumbdown
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2011, 11:42:03 PM »

Just part of the ongoing anti-Americanism of the American entertainment industry.
Makes me feel like shipping all of them off to North Korea for a year.


See how cruel and repressive Uncle Sam is then, you ungrateful, whining b********s!!!
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2011, 12:10:15 AM »

If a Brit can play Superman, an American should play Doctor Who! I say that because I alway's wanted to be Doctor Who!
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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2011, 01:23:27 PM »

Just part of the ongoing anti-Americanism of the American entertainment industry.
Makes me feel like shipping all of them off to North Korea for a year.


See how cruel and repressive Uncle Sam is then, you ungrateful, whining b********s!!!

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Oh yeah, these people really need a vacation in these places they think are better than America.  Y'know, places where Bibles, Western dress and hairstyles and opposing political opinions usually mean your sudden and permanent departure from the world of the living (OR a nice rat-infested jail cell if you're lucky.)

Better yet, how about a holiday in Cambodia? Yeah...live off a bowl of rice a day, slaving away under a hot sun in a s**thole rice paddy, and then get executed by one of Pol Pot's soldiers because you looked at him the wrong way.

We'll see how the Limousine Libs like it then.... BounceGiggle
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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2011, 02:29:12 AM »

This whole thing just STINKS at trying to be apologetically politically sensitive in a place where it just has no right to be at all. 
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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2011, 08:43:38 PM »

If a Brit can play Superman, an American should play Doctor Who! I say that because I alway's wanted to be Doctor Who!

Well Brits play Nazis in BBC specials about WW2, ands Alec Guinness played Hitler in Hitler, The Last Ten Days, so I guess Nazis with British accents is OK too?    Wink BounceGiggle

And then we had Sean Connery playing a Russian sub captain with a Scottish accent in The Hunt For Red October.   Who seen that one comin'? 
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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2011, 08:46:09 PM »

And then we had Sean Connery playing a Russian sub captain with a Scottish accent in The Hunt For Red October.   Who seen that one comin'? 

Don't forget Connery was a Spainard in Highlander.
With a Scottish accent of course.

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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2011, 09:05:59 PM »

Many American and British actors play other nationalites. Lou Diamond Phillips has played everything from a Native American to a Mexican. In the old days it wasn't uncommon for white actors to play American Indians and Asians.
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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2011, 09:26:58 PM »

If a Brit can play Superman, an American should play Doctor Who! I say that because I alway's wanted to be Doctor Who!
Instead, you're Doctor Hooch.  Drink 
Oops!  Sorry!  Thought you were RC... (BELA).
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« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2011, 09:40:55 PM »

If a Brit can play Superman, an American should play Doctor Who! I say that because I alway's wanted to be Doctor Who!
Instead, you're Doctor Hooch.  Drink 

Oops!  Sorry!  Thought you were RC... (BELA).

Or maybe there's a kid's story in here somewhere: Horton Hears A Doctor Who  Wink
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