So Jeannie and I have been roaming around London, and to the left you can see a picture of us outside the Tower of London. It was the first time that I’d ever been on a London tour bus, and to be honest the experience wasn’t too bad. I did of course annoy Jeannie by pointing out things that the recorded tour audio missed, and gave her little tit bits of information on various places and people.
There was a reasonable amount of drinking in London pubs. As a ‘lightweight’ I stuck to the rather weak, but also tasty, John Smiths. We met up with Mozrat (from IRC) and had a nice little meal in Paddington.
Another first was the little river cruise that we took. I’ve lived in London all my life, but I don’t think I’ve ever actually been on the river Thames. So a short trip up to Embankment was a pleasant change to the normal tube travel.
We had a little wander up to Leicester square, where we stumbled across the Premiere for ‘Serenity’. I think that I’ve mentioned before how much I love the TV series Firefly that has spawned this film. So we stood around for a bit until some of the stars, and the writer turned up, and I snapped some pictures.
They all spent a great deal of time signing autographs and meeting the fans. Joss Whedon is in an unusual position, there are few writers/directors who get their name so prominently on the movie poster. The poster reads ‘A Joss Whedon Film’, which I think is a little unusual.
It also mentions that he was the creator of Buffy and Angel.
I can’t think of any other movie that mentions TV programmes on it’s poster.
Talking of the posters – the railings that we were standing behind had hardboard posters for the movie. We liked them. So did the couple who were standing next to us…
So after everyone had gone in, and after getting permission from the security people, I pulled out my penknife and got Jeannie, and the other couple some swag.
I don’t know how she is going to get it home though, as it is quite incapable of being folded…
I like to think that Nathon Fillon and I look similar, after all we both play characters called Reynolds…