[Brent Spiner]: My family and I went to London in New years, and we were eating at a restaurant with Patrick (Stewart) called The Ivy, which is an amazing place. It is a threatre restaurant. People have been going there since Noel Coward and Olivier. And we saw Benedict Cumberbatch across the room!
*pause for audience cheer*
[Matt Mira]: Oh, that’ll get a room going.
[Chris Hardwick]: Such an amazing actor
[Jonah Hill]: *at a girl’s reaction to Benedict’s name* Your face is amazing!
[Matt]: She just Cumberbatched!
[Brent]: That is undoubtedly the biggest reaction I got so far today.
[Brent] So, we saw BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH across the room. He was sitting with Eddie Redmayne. I don’t know if you know Eddie. Anyway, Benedict saw Patrick and myself and he came over to the table and said,
“I have to talk to you.”
And Patrick said, “All right…call me.”
He said, “No no, I have to talk to you NOW.”
Patrick said, “What is it?”
“I’ve just agreed to do the new Star Trek movie.”
Then he said “Well, is it going to damage my career?”
I said, “Let me tell you something, Benedict. You’ll never work again after this.”
A bubble and squeak came out of his mouth and I don’t know what that is. But they serve it at the Ivy.
Brent Spiner’s Benedict Cumberbatch story told on Nerdist Podcast 212. (via jettisondown)
“In some respects, science has far surpassed religion in delivering awe. How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, “This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed”? Instead they say, ‘No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.’”—Carl Sagan (via fyeahcarlsagan)
I think I should be able to legally punch someone in the face if they say “fag”. Like this morning. This guy used it three times in the same conversation. I really wanted to punch him each time it left his mouth. It would’ve been like conjuring Beetlejuice, but with my fist.