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Of Dwarves and Podcasts

So, I came home from last night's opera benefit rehearsal to find the intarwebz all abuzz with the Hobbit casting news. Since I first looked at Twitter, where I interact with a gaggle of Being Human fans, the first bit I knew was the one that still amuses me the most, i.e. Aidan Turner as Kíli. This amuses me primarily because my recollection of Kíli & Fíli (with the understanding that I haven't reread in several years) is of Thorin going "Yeah, I didn't really want to bring the whippersnappers along, but it wasn't worth arguing with my sister," and that they're more or less the Merry & Pippin of the Intrepid Band of Smaug-Seekers. Aidan being Aidan, this works for me. *chuckle*

There are a slew of other names I recognize, though I'm not really familiar with their work, apart from Martin Freeman. But they do seem to have plundered the BBC personnel files pretty thoroughly!

Today, the bits I recorded for the Being Human Cast podcast turned up in the new episode. I... may have babbled. A lot. Primarily about the secondary characters.

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maiac
Oct. 22nd, 2010 10:38 pm (UTC)
Arthur Dent, Dr. Watson, and Bilbo Baggins. Martin Freeman has certainly escaped being typecast.
wiliqueen
Oct. 22nd, 2010 10:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's... a pretty wide gamut, isn't it?
maiac
Oct. 22nd, 2010 11:20 pm (UTC)
wiliqueen
Oct. 22nd, 2010 11:46 pm (UTC)
Ooh, thanks for the reminder! I had heard a while back, but forgot about it.
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wiliqueen
Oct. 22nd, 2010 10:50 pm (UTC)
That's right, I'd heard that. I'm too busy to keep up properly with even official news unless it's EVERYWHERE.
bktheirregular
Oct. 23rd, 2010 05:07 am (UTC)
Well, when you think about it, right at the beginning, isn't Bilbo Baggins kind of like Arthur Dent? Thrown into an adventure against his will and his better judgment? (Granted, Gandalf didn't blow up Bag End as soon as Bilbo was on the road, but still...)

(And one wonders who they'd get to voice Smaug?)
wiliqueen
Oct. 23rd, 2010 01:31 pm (UTC)
isn't Bilbo Baggins kind of like Arthur Dent?

Y'know, you're... not wrong.

(And one wonders who they'd get to voice Smaug?)

Good question. My first thought was Sean Connery, then I realized that was because he's already been there and done that...
thanatos_kalos
Oct. 23rd, 2010 06:38 am (UTC)
Sylvester McCoy is in it too, as some wizard guy. *has never read Tolkein*
wiliqueen
Oct. 23rd, 2010 01:32 pm (UTC)
I think I saw a corner of that rumor somewhere, but there wasn't a name attached to it then.
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