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March 04 2006

Ask Nathan Fillion anything about Slither, thanks to AOL. Nathan is also officially now a hunk.

Officially? Fillion wasn't a hunk before? I'm fuzzy on this whole "hunk" thing. What constitutes hunkness? I know what a "babe" is. The Firefly series is awash in babes. Hunks tho? How can both Fillion and Maher be hunks for example? They look so remarkably different. At least from my perspective.

But then again, Torres and Staite have remarkably different physical structure and yet both achieve true babeness. I guess hunkness and babeness is in the eyes of the beholder or some such rubbish.

...what were we talking about?
Uh, I think if you can tell who is a babe, you're not sure about hunks, and if you can tell about hunks, you're not sure about babes.
Maher isn't a hunk. He's a pretty-boy. A hunk has to have a certain...hunkness. Like Nathan. Don't get me wrong, pretty-boys are hot! Just a different hot. Not temperature-wise, just... like the difference between a prescribed burn, and a lightening strike forest fire. One is cultivated...more man-made, shall we say? The other is a force of nature.

Both have their...attractions.

I'll be in my treehouse.
I will just ask Nathan whatever I want WHEN I GO MEET HIM AT FANGORIA TOMORROW! BWAAAAAAA!

[ edited by Big Damn Flan on 2006-03-04 07:16 ]
Uh, I think if you can tell who is a babe, you're not sure about hunks, and if you can tell about hunks, you're not sure about babes.

Uh, says who?
Too true, Willowy, very good breakdown of these two "types". And though I'm mostly apt to fall for pretty boys my ownself, I also have a great deal of appreciation for the offbeat, quirky funnyboy, which Serenity also comes supplied with- how thoughtful!
I'm not sure there's the same kind of distinction for women. A babe is a babe is a babe. It's not like there's a huge difference between say, a babe and a fox for example. Tho' you could maybe separate cute, pretty and beautiful (e.g. Jewel is cute, Summer is pretty, Morena is beautiful even tho' each term would fit any of them at different times).

Probably because men are kind of simple creatures in a lot of ways.

(beer good, babes pretty ;).
My personal theory is that the more famous and accomplished you are as an actor, the better looking and more desirable you tend to be. Just look at Sean Connery. Old enough to be a great grandfather yet in an open field he's still declared the "sexiest man alive". I'm sure he looks good for his age but this just goes to show that a) hype counts for alot and b) there are alot of people who believe the hype.
It sure ain't pretty!
Hype: Nathan is the next hunky Harrison Ford.

Reality: I hope so.
Gossi, Harrison Ford may be an icon, but he's a terribly limited actor who happened to make a couple of very lucky career choices. I'll be thrilled if Nathan makes it big, but compare him to Mr. Ford, I won't, because he's much more talented.

(Can you imagine Harrison Ford as Caleb?)
Ooh. Thank you for that, Caroline. Sean Connery got better looking as he got older, as far as I am concerned. I think he has peaked already but it was a long time coming.
Nathan? Hunk. Sean Maher? Pretty boy. Adam Baldwin? There's a different category for him, I think. Force of Nature for sure but not quite as pretty as a hunk generally is.
Quite true, bschnell. I just meant in terms of success.

[ edited by gossi on 2006-03-04 16:05 ]
Bless your heart, Caroline, I'm still in tears over that one.

Back to subject. Ahh...what was the subject again?
Saje: "Jewel is cute, Summer is pretty, Morena is beautiful.."

Summer is cute. Morena is pretty. Jewel is beautiful. Gina is OMIGAWD.

bschnell: "Harrison Ford may be an icon, but he's a terribly limited actor..."

Gotta back bschnell up on that one. As much as I enjoy Ford on screen? He's not all that great an actor and I think he'd admit it himself under the right circumstances. He approaches it as a job and he's right to do so. However he lacks fire in any performance of his I've seen. He's made some great career choices. He looks good on camera. The camera LOVES him there's no doubt about that. However he's essentially a one-trick pony, and whenever he's tried to break out of the Indy/Solo mold and perform against his own type, it falls flat. But hey. Air Force One, huh? Who else but Ford coulda played that role so convincingly?

>.>
So...um...did anyone actually send in a question?

Mine was:

"What was it like moving from Captain Malcolm Reynolds in Serenity to the sherriff in Slither, two very different kinds of characters?"

(I wanted to ask, "How are you so incredibly awesome?" but that was just a taaaaaaaaad on the dorky side.)
Well, I asked him to compare acting with a giant slug to acting with Adam Baldwin, but my guess is that it will produce a chuckle, not an answer. But I couldn't help myself.....
>>But hey. Air Force One, huh? Who else but Ford coulda played that role so convincingly? <<

Actually, after that one, I wouldn't have been surprised if he'd switched careers and shown up in politics. I'm sure he'd do a better job making the world feel safe than the guys currently manning the White House. *s*
I don't know, I think Martin Sheen does a good job.
Ahhh gossi, you're letting your cat too close to the keyboard again, aren't you? But you can be proud in the knowledge that your feline is a very astute political observer ;-)

Bschnell - I would also have preferred President Harrison Ford.
I would prefer President Benjamin Harrison, but I'm just old-fashioned. ;-)

Among captains, however, it's Malcolm Reynolds over Han Solo, hands down. :-)
Among captains, however, it's Malcolm Reynolds over Han Solo, hands down. :-)


Amen to that !!

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