The Game- Pick your heroes for a hypothetical modern era League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
The Rules- Only fictional characters apply. They can be picked from anywhere in contemporary pop culture, EXCEPT characters that have originated or are primarily from comic books and/or comic book movies. That would be too easy and less fun.
Ash (Evil Dead trilogy)- He’s the wit.
Hermione Granger (Harry Potter book series)- She’s the brains.
Gordon Freeman (Half-Life videogame series)- He’s the taskmaster.
Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games franchise)- She’s the sniper.
James Bond (James Bond franchise)- He’s the spy/infiltrator
Connor MacLeod (Highlander movies)- He’s the tank.
Dr. Gregory House (House, M.D. television series)*- He’s the team’s physician.
The Doctor (Doctor Who television series)*- He’s/She’s the deus ex machina.
*Makes a cameo appearance.
“I got a fan letter from a young lady. It was a suicide note.
So I called her, and I said, “Hey, this is Jimmy Doohan. Scotty, from Star Trek.” I said, “I’m doing a convention in Indianapolis. I wanna see you there.”
I saw her — boy, I’m telling you, I couldn’t believe what I saw. It was definitely suicide. Somebody had to help her, somehow. And obviously she wasn’t going to the right people.
I said to her, “I’m doing a convention two weeks from now in St. Louis.” And two weeks from then, in somewhere else, you know? She also came to New York - she was able to afford to got to these places. That went on for two or three years, maybe eighteen times. And all I did was talk positive things to her.
And then all of the sudden — nothing. I didn’t hear anything. I had no idea what had happened to her because I never really saved her address.
Eight years later, I get a letter saying, “I do want to thank you so much for what you did for me, because I just got my Master’s degree in electronic engineering.”
That’s…to me, the best thing I’ve ever done in my life.”