Binah (binah1013) wrote,

  • Mood:

Thoughts on the Dark Tower and Roland

I've been listening to The Dark Tower series by Stephen King on CD in my car. I'm near the end of Book II: The Drawing of the Three. Years ago, I read the first three books, and somehow stalled out on Wizards and Glass. Now that there's another book out, I thought I'd like to catch back up. I got the first 2 books on CD for Xmas, but only recently started playing them in the car.

ANYWAY, I've been enjoying revisiting the series. Soo, I'm sitting in traffic listening to Roland the Gunslinger observe our world of wonder that has lost its wonder and realize if these books were ever filmed that I know who should play Roland.

Robert Patrick.

Now THAT's a role, he'd be perfect for, IMHO. I never really enjoyed him as Doggett in XF, mainly because he was the opposite of what I enjoyed in XF. The Geek Factor. Mulder and Scully were huge geeks, no matter how cute they were. The LGM, Pendrell and all their little helpers were geeks. Skinner wasn't really a geek, but dammit, he was in 'Nam and kinda got the whole 'there's something out there' vibe. And bald with wirerim glasses? Oh yeah, it worked for me. Reyes was kinda geeky, but by that time I had already decided XF:TNG wasn't for me.

I think that's why I always liked Buffy and Angel. Loads of geekiness!

Robert Patrick as The Gunslinger. If you've read the books, I think you'll agree. In my mind, I can see Mr. Patrick costumed up as Roland and it fits.

  • Living in the Digital Age

    I just received a photocopied memorandum in inter-institutional mail. The memo is to our department head from the Chair of another department. It's…

  • I play one on TV

    Playing department administrator when I haven't previously been one sometimes means I need to ask various strangers what I assume are dumb questions.…

  • Winter and Shoes, but not Winter Shoes

    What's up with winter hanging about ALL January? For those of y'all up north, that might be a strange question. However, this is Houston. For as long…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.