Anomaly Supplemental: Shakespeare and Sci-Fi

For September, Anomaly Supplemental turns its attention to the legendary William Shakespeare. KC and Sue find connections to the Bard and the science fiction genre by discussing a sci-fi adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays, his portrayals in television, and the actors that are known for spouting soliloquies and technobabble at the drop of a hat.

The following links will direct you to the articles mentioned in the episode as well as filmed Shakespeare productions featuring genre film/TV alumni.

Articles:

All the Galaxy’s a Stage: Shakespeare in the Star Trek Universe
A Chat with Sir Patrick Stewart
io9’s Coolest Shakespeare Riffs in Science Fiction and Fantasy
io9’s William Shakespeare, Science Fiction Author of the Forbidden Tomorrow Zone
The Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast – Star Trek Conventions
The Shakespeare Blog – Shakespeare and Science Fiction

Productions:

Digital Theatre: RSC’s Macbeth feat. David Morrisey (The Walking Dead)*
Digital Theatre: RSC’s Much Ado About Nothing feat. David Tennant and Catherine Tate (Doctor Who)*
PBS Great Performances: RSC’s Hamlet feat. David Tennant (Doctor Who) and Sir Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: TNG)**
PBS Great Performances: RSC’s King Lear feat. Sir Ian McKellan (The Lord of the Rings)**
PBS Great Performances: RSC’s Macbeth feat. Sir Patrick Stewart**

* available for rent or purchase only

** available for instant watch at the link listed

Anomaly Supplemental’s October episode will cover the comedy classic Ghostbusters starring Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver and Dan Ackroyd.

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