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06 March 2011 @ 09:35 pm
This documentary is pre Jurassic Park movie right? Dr Russell are you for real?!

I just LOL'd big time at 'Dinosaur Man' and Chris, I adore you but your straight presentation somehow makes this even funnier! Don't worry you look *nothing* like that! Don't be sad they are gone! Yes there's lots more to learn and I don't ever remember seeing 'Dinosaur Man' in the Natural History Museum :P
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12 September 2010 @ 06:03 pm
....because yeah, tabloid trash. Some might get a kick out it, others may not at all. You have been warned!

Daily Mail article.

On a totally unrelated note, comic book writer Mark Millar has claimed that the death of Christopher Reeve is the inspiration behind his work on Superior!. Anyone read it?
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09 June 2010 @ 07:47 am
06 March 2010 @ 10:45 pm
I am sooo glad someone posted this on you tube. I have a fond memory of catching this on UK TV and being completely surprised that Reeve was on it - and not only that but *in England* ! At the time I knew nothing of his background, now through is biography Still Me and learning of his love of magic, this appearance makes sense. Enjoy!

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03 May 2009 @ 11:34 pm
Ha! Look what someone posted onto you tube - this was Reeve's first character played for the camera as opposed to the stage. Too bad there isn't more of this available. Reeve was still at university I believe at the time he was also filming this...

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06 April 2009 @ 10:15 pm

And from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation site:

The landmark legislation, which enjoyed bi-partisan support, will promote collaborative research, rehabilitation and quality of life initiatives for millions of Americans living with paralysis and spinal cord injuries. It was introduced in the Senate by Tom Harkin (D-IA), who worked closely together with Christopher and Dana Reeve to promote expanded research and quality of life for people living with paralysis, particularly spinal cord injuries.
Peter T. Wilderotter, president and CEO of the Reeve Foundation, remarked, "In less than one month, with swift action, President Obama has twice expedited the promise of hope of medical research for so many. We commend his continuing commitment to improving the lives of millions living with paralysis."

Wilderotter concluded, "Advancements are made every day in spinal cord injury research, but the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act will speed progress and make research efforts more efficient."
The Act has three components that support and enhance paralysis research, rehabilitation, and quality of life programs:
Paralysis Research - Expands research on paralysis at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This will encourage collaborative research by connecting scientists conducting similar work to further enhance understanding and speed discovery of better treatments and cures.
Paralysis Rehabilitation and Care - Builds on research to enhance daily function for people with paralysis, including a Clinical Trials Network, to measure effectiveness of certain rehabilitation tactics and encouraging shared findings on paralysis to improve rehabilitation.
Improving Quality of Life for Persons with Paralysis and Other Physical Disabilities - Works with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve the quality of life and long-term health status of persons with paralysis and other physical disabilities.

This is a HUGE achievement and step forward towards the goals of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. :D :D :D I hope they had a party, and I hope Chris and Dana up there did too
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24 January 2009 @ 12:13 am
I caught this article in the UK press today which would of pleased Christopher Reeve who campaigned in favour of stem cell research.

Paralysed patients will this summer become the first people in the world to receive a therapy based on human embryonic stem cells, in a study that promises to open a new era for medicine, The Times has learnt.

The first human trial of the technology, which has huge potential to cure disease yet is considered unethical by “pro-life” groups because it involves destroying embryos, will today be cleared to proceed by US regulators.

The decision marks a sea-change in US government attitudes to stem cells, as President Obama prepares to lift restrictions imposed by President Bush that hampered progress in the field. Mr Obama pledged in his inaugural address to “restore science to its rightful place”, and to end White House obstruction of stem-cell research.

Today’s ruling by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will allow doctors to inject specialised spinal cells grown from embryonic tissue into patients who have just become paralysed from the chest down. It is hoped that the cell transplants will prompt regrowth of damaged nerves, restoring sensation and movement to people who would otherwise have been paralysed for life. The treatment will be used on people a week or two after they suffer their spinal injury; it cannot help those already paralysed.

A successful trial would transform the prospects of thousands of people for whom few treatment options currently exist. If results are positive, the therapy could be approved for wider use within three to five years.

Thomas Okarma, chief executive of the Geron Corporation, which developed the treatment, said: “This marks the beginning of what is potentially a new chapter in medical therapeutics — one that reaches beyond pills to a new level of healing: the restoration of organ and tissue function by the injection of healthy replacement cells. The ultimate goal is to achieve restoration of spinal cord function.”

Embryonic stem cells are master cells found in human embryos, which give rise to more than 200 specialised types of tissue in the adult body. They have vast medical potential, because the can be grown into any kind of tissue to replace cells damaged by injury or disease. Stem-cell therapies could eventually be used to treat conditions such as diabetes and Parkinson’s disease, as well as paralysis.

Use of embryonic stem cells, however, is contentious because they must be harvested from human embryos, which are destroyed in the process. This has raised moral objections from those who believe embryos have the same rights as living people and see the technology as unethical.

The issue is especially acute in the US, where it has become entwined with the fraught politics of abortion. Opposition to stem-cell research is led by the evangelical Christian lobby, whose influence prompted President Bush to ban most federal funding in 2001 — the Geron work was financed entirely by the private sector. Stem cell research is legal in Britain, where it is encouraged and funded by the Government.

Though the FDA is independent of the White House, the timing of its backing for the Geron trial is symbolic of the Obama Administration’s fresh approach. The new President is expected to start unwinding the funding ban as early as next week.

Polls suggest that most Americans support stem-cell research, and Congress has voted for more federal funding, but in 2006, President Bush used his first veto to block a Bill that would have delivered this. Dr Okarma said: “The people who will take part in our trials are currently walking around, like you and me. But the delay caused by the White House has meant that there are people out there who might have benefited, but who now cannot.”

SOURCE: The Times

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation have released a statement in light of this news which you can read here.

Fantastic news.
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31 December 2008 @ 04:26 pm
Made some more Christopher Reeve and Superman (Reeve-verse AND Returns) HERE.


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18 August 2008 @ 12:18 am
Here's a gem I found on you tube. Music video for the Bobby Brown single 'On Our Own' from Ghostbusters II. And Christopher is one of the 'celebs' who stops to check out Bobby Brown's skills ;)




The full video:

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30 July 2008 @ 09:58 pm
Someone just posted the teaser trailer for one of Reeve's movies from the 80s Switching Channels

This was one of the first (aside from Sleeping Beauty) non-Superman movie I saw and is one of my favs. Though Reeve himself didn't seem to like it :-/ Anyone else seen it? Kathleen Turner's character is not too dissimilar to Lois Lane IMO ;)
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