Thursday, May 23, 2013
Thor's Day Hero: Willy Wonka
I must specify that my pick for Willy Wonka, whacked out chocolateer, to be inducted into the Thor's Day Heroes is the Gene Wilder version. Everyone has their favorite Dr. Who, me, my favorite Wonka is Wilder. His portrayal as this sheer genius madman is just so over-the-top and amazing, yet sprinkled with just enough inner darkness that he's a force not to be ignored. I envision the Thor's Day Collective, myself in the captain's chair of course, as a giant ship plying the spacelanes, intervening with galactic situations as needed. To this end how could we not afford to bring on board Willy Wonka? He's got confectionary skills as well as engineering.