Sep 2, 2021

Random Thursday


Time to learn totally bizarre and totally true facts from the world of pop culture in True Facts That Sound Like Bull$#*t by Shane Carley!

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Gene Roddenberry originally wanted Patrick Stewart to wear a wig in his role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek. Later on, a reporter noted that there would have to be a cure for baldness by the 24th century, Roddenberry replied that no one would care about baldness in the 24th century!

Honestly, Patrick would not have looked the same with a piece! Glad they didn't go with one!

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Elvis Presley didn't write any of his own songs.

I mean, I guess it doesn't surprise me. Did singers write their own songs back then? I know not every singer does this now even.

(image borrowed from History of Sorts)

The famous painting, "Wilhelm Scream" has been used in hundreds of movies and TV shows over the years. This painting has become an in-joke among moviemakers. It was originally in the 1951 Distant Drum and has been used in other films such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Toy Story, and Lethal Weapon.

It's funny how it's probably the most used painting in cinematology! 

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The biggest bomb in cinema history (as of 2017 when this book was published) was John Carter. It lost an estimated $200 million dollars for Disney.

(image borrowed from Biography and The Biography)

Sean Connery turned down the role of Gandalf for The Lord of the Rings because he didn't understand the script! When the franchise took off, he reevaluated his thinking and accepted the role in yet another bomb movie, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

I didn't think that movie was THAT bad! It was entertaining at least! Apparently I liked most of the movies critics didn't. Guess they had poor taste because I hate the films they raved about! lol

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