At the start of the pandemic, way back in March 2020 when there was much confusion around how the virus was transmitted, many people decided public surfaces must be at least partially to blame.
Which led stores, hotels, airports, and other public spaces to jump into a very conspicuous effort to disinfect every surface in sight. Assigning workers to continually wipe down everything someone might touch, resulting in a distinct disinfectant odor hanging in the air everywhere you went.
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Hamlet opening next month will probably attract more than a few sci-fi geeks. Both Patrick Stewart and David Tennant are starring in the play.
But don’t show up at the stage door with piles of Star Trek and Doctor Who merchandise looking for autographs.
“Due to the huge amount of interest in the RSC’s current production of Hamlet, only Royal Shakespeare Company or production related memorabilia will be signed by members of the company,” the RSC said.
“It is very flattering that there is so much interest in this production, but the sheer volume of requests means that we need to set some limits which will be as fair as possible for everyone.
“We apologise if this causes any disappointment.”
Signs outlining the no autographs policy have reportedly been erected in the window at the stage door.
As much as I love Doctor Who (ST:TNG was occasionally tolerable sci-fi), I still would not pay in excess of $400 to scalpers to see Tennant (or anyone else) in a Shakespearian play.
Maybe if they film it for PBS.