June 10, 2010

Nerd News: Harry Potter, Silly Star Wars, Torchwood and more

Vol. 1, Issue 3

Loads of stuff to share today, so let's jump right in.

Gotta love these Stormtrooper family portraits:

Similarly silly (and somewhat poignant) are these Golden Girls/Star Wars reimaginings.

This Adidas Originals Star Wars Cantina-2010 video is fun.

And how much do I want these Hello Kitties? I've really never been interested in having anything Hello Kitty. Until now.

In Glee news (How good was that season finale?):
If you didn't watch the MTV Movie Awards this past weekend, you missed quite a few looks into upcoming movies (and a bunch of people winning awards and being all crazy pants ...). Check out my fave:

Amazing, right? Right? Visit here for some Eclipse, Last Airbender and Scott Pilgrim action as well.

Speaking of, these Scott Pilgrim plushies are adorable. I recently made a plushie myself (for a swap I hope to share tomorrow, or Monday) and I think I've caught a bit of a bug.

Last week I mentioned that James McAvoy had signed on to play Professor X in the upcoming X-Men: First Class film. This week, Geek Tyrant posted some information on who might play Magento. Michael Fassbender isn't a familiar face to a lot of people, but he was great in Hex (a BBC show) and I liked him in Inglourius Basterds. (He played Lt. Archie Hicox , the Englishman who worked with the Basterds.)

Torchwood's coming to America!
Captain Jack is back—and Starz has him!

The cable net has acquired U.S. television rights to the next installment of Torchwood. The 10-episode cycle is slated to air in summer 2011 on both Starz (in the U.S.) and BBC One (in the UK).
Several new characters are expected to come on board, joining franchise vets John Barrowman and Eve Myles. Russell T. Davies, meanwhile, will be back as showrunner.
The new episodes will take on more of an “international scope,” says Starz, adding, “The new series will allow Davies and his writing team to tell a more explosive and global story, one that takes advantage of the unlimited narrative opportunities of a premium television service like Starz.”

Some quick movie bits:
And to keep you entertained, if the above didn't, check out this list of 22 fictional characters whose names you might or might not know and this neat Music Hack Day project "that takes any song and makes it swing".

I'm going to leave you this week with a little clip of one of my favorite movies of all time ... somewhat altered. (Thanks to my friend Mel for this gem.)

1 comment:

  1. Some awesome stuff here, Pants. I really love the Hello Kitties.