Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Slings and Arrows of the Sci-Fi Stars

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Slings and Arrows of the Sci-Fi Stars

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Byline: NICK CURTIS

Act 1, Scene II Claudius (Patrick Stewart): Though yet of James T Kirk our dear brother's death the memory be green, we Jean-Luc Piclaudius have declared ourselves captain of the Starship Elsinore. Our mission? To boldly go ... or not to boldly go. That is the question.

Hamlet (David Tennant): Oh, that this too, too, solid flesh would melt, thaw, and resolve itself into a serious actor. I shall perchance see fit to put an antic disposition on. A bit like Tom Baker.

Gertrude (Elizabeth Sladen): Hamlet's acting very strangely. You could say the Timelord is out of joint.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson): Let us pluck out the heart of his mystery! The truth is in there.

Polonius (Leonard Nimoy): No, it would be more logical to send my daughter Ophelia to him.

Claudius: Make it so!

Act 2, Scene III Hamlet: Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow ... it's all much the same if you've got a Tardis.

Ophelia (Billie Piper): Doctor! I mean, my noble lord Hamlet ...

Hamlet: Frailty, thy name is woman! Get thee to a nunnery. Or to Gallifrey. Or to Secret Diary of a Call Girl! (Exits)

Ophelia: Oh, what a noble mind is here o'erthrown. It's almost as if the polarity of his neutron flow has been reversed. (Exits, weeping).

Act 3, Scene IV Hamlet approaches Claudius praying. …

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