Unfortunately, our friend Valerie Harper is not cancer free. The actress and Dancing With the Stars contestant recently released a statement stating
"I am not ‘absolutely cancer-free.’ I wish I were. Right now what I am is cautiously optimistic about my present condition and I have hope for the future."
Watch as Meredith talks to Valerie Harper about her battle with cancer, indefatigable hope and her inspiring turn on Dancing With The Stars that has captured the heart of America. Meet her medical team, get more in-depth with her treatments and how she keeps herself fit.
There’s a scene in the film 28 Days Later when a confused Cillian Murphy is seen wandering around a deserted London, having just woken up in hospital, confused by the lack of people in what should be a bustling metropolis. It’s an idea taken from lots of classic science-fiction, most notably from John Wyndham’s The Day of the Triffids, which starts in a very similar fashion.
The difference is, The Day of the Triffids was written as a book. When you write a scene like that, and you know you have to film it, in the middle of London, what do you do?
The Doctor Who production team were faced with exactly this dilemma in 1974, when they were making Invasion of the Dinosaurs. The story called for abandoned London streets, from which the Doctor and Sarah Jane would have to try and figure out exactly what was going on (although, let’s be honest, the title of the story is a dead giveaway).
Now, for the first time, some of that production team have been describing exactly how they managed it, as part of the DVD release of The UNIT Files, a compilation of Invasion of the Dinosaurs and the Tom Baker adventure The Android Invasion….
I say number one, it’s not a beauty contest, so you’re not coming in based on just your gowns, your interview, your all-of-this; they put us all together ‘cause we’re all very different. And then they throw challenges. You’ve seen many people that have, you know, not so much “polished looks” that have won this competition, but because they applied themselves to the moment. If not, it’s just a beauty contest. We’re not here to win off of beauty, that’s an added bonus. By no means, are they saying ”don’t be you”, at all. - Bianca del Rio
she always preaches the truth. Bianca is the voice of reason.