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To Suck or Not To Suck

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | August 4, 2009 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | August 4, 2009 |

Here’s a pretentious and unfair but amusing comparison. Christopher Eccleston followed up playing the Doctor with a short but memorable stint on “Heroes” and a villainous turn in the upcoming G.I. Joe. David Tennant began his post-Doctor days by starring in a version of Hamlet filmed for the BBC (co-starring Patrick Stewart) that will air in America on PBS in 2010. I shan’t blame Eccleston for cashing a few paychecks, let he who hasn’t given handjobs for crack throw the first stone. I’m sure that G.I. Joe bought him a way bigger pool than Tennant could afford from Hamlet, it’s just that Tennant’s little pool is probably more relaxing to swim in given that he didn’t have to fill it with the sobbing tears of his artistic integrity.

Elsewhere in glorious British science fiction land, John Barrowman’s (Captain Jack from “Doctor Who” and “Torchwood”) cover of “I Made It Through the Rain” is currently #14 on the UK singles chart.and rumors are circulating that he is in talks for a role in the upcoming season of “Desperate Housewives.” The original source of the rumor is Barrowman himself in a radio interview, so it’s difficult to say what the odds are that it will actually happen. If you ever have a chance to watch a Barrowman interview though, he’s spectacularly filthy. He turns absolutely everything into an innuendo. Apparently he also has a habit of exposing himself during interviews. Pajiba’s comment threads would probably be a perfectly natural habitat for Barrowman.

That said, if “Desperate Housewives” steals Captain Jack and thus nixes any future seasons of “Torchwood,” I will build an atomic weapon in my garage.

Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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