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Joss Whedon is making a film of Much Ado About Nothing. With the people you'd expect to be involved. I expect a prevailing south-westerly Awesome, with occasional brief mizzlings of Fail. Also, women running barefoot through the gardens.

I can't find a proper DP online, but looking at the website, here's what I'd expect. Please feel free to disagree and provide alternate castings!

Amy Acker: Beatrice
Alexis Denisof: Benedict (These two are given top billing, so I think it's a Safe Bet.)

Nathan Fillion and Reed Diamond: Don Pedro and Don John.
Clark Gregg and Fran Kranz: Leonato and Antonio
Sean Maher: Claudio (yes, I know, too old, but just gay enough)
Tom Lenk: Dogberry (please)

I have no idea who any of the rest of these people are, beyond a brief look over IMDB.

Spencer Treat Clark
Nick Kocher
Brian McElhaney
Paul M. Meston
Joshua Zar

Jillian Morgese
Emma Bates (From their positions in the list, one of these two is almost certainly Hero, and the other Ursula)
Ashley Johnson
Riki Lindhome
Romy Rosemont
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The Royal Society have thrown their archives open to world + dog online, as The Register says. They're available here. [Edited: This offer is only open till December 2006, so getcher history of science while you can.]

This is, pretty much, the entire history of science in the UK for hundreds of years.

I can't hope to pick the best for you, but here's a small sample of interesting things I found looking through.

From Volume 1, 1665-1666: )
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Missing minutes from the earliest days of the Royal Society, written in Robert Hooke's own hand.

The notes describe in detail some of the most astounding and outlandish scientific thinking from meetings of the society between 1661 to 1682. There is the very earliest work with microscopes, confirming the first sightings of sperm and micro-organisms. There is correspondence with Sir Isaac Newton and Sir Christopher Wren over the nature of gravity, with the latter's proposal to fire bullets into the air to see where they might drop. And there is a page that lays to rest the bitter controversy over who designed the watch that would eventually lead to the first measurements of longitude.

Words cannot describe how exciting this is. Except possibly SQUEEEEEEE.


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