Vol. 3, Issue 7
Lets start this week with amazing and quasi-ridiculous news: There is going to be a Doctor Who/Star Trek crossover in comic form.
Here are a few more details.
And then, because I am SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS GAME, a FemShep trailer for Mass Effect 3.
In TV news:
- You know that Abrams/Kripke TV show I posted about last week? They've drafted Jon Favreau to direct the pilot.
- The seventh series of Doctor Who stars filming Feb. 20.
- Here are a bunch of great photos from season two of Game of Thrones. And here's a teaser poster.
- SyFy is developing a new series called Bob From Corporate, about "a clandestine organization, known only as 'Corporate,' that solves dangerous mysteries caused by science and technology gone awry."(Thanks, Wes!)
- John Hodgman will be guest starring on Community.
- That is, if we get a third season. (Thanks, Colt?)
- Jonny Lee Miller will play the titular role on CBS's new Sherlock Holmes series. Very interesting, since he recently starred alongside Sherlock's Sherlock Benedict Cumberbatch in a stage version of Frankenstein (in which they switched roles from night to night?).
These are also adorable. (Thanks, Annika!)
Love this propaganda poster. (Thanks, Elizabeth!)
Valentine's Day has come and gone, but this was too cute not to share.
What an awesome way to update old thrift store paintings!
In movie news:
- Hopefully this Amazing Spider-Man viral site will get more stuff on it as we get closer to the movie's release date.
- Maleficient is Angelina Jolie's next movie.
- Guillermo del Toro will be directing Emma Watson in her Beauty and the Beast movie.
- After he's done with The Hobbit, Peter Jackson will work on Tintin 2.
- Here is a French promo poster for Dark Shadows, and a new still of Johnny Depp and Eva Green.
- Transformers 4 is coming to a theater near you in 2014.
- A Beetlejuice sequel is a high priority for Tim Burton.
- Dan Akroyd talks Ghostbusters 3, and the Bill Murray rumors.
- Paradise Lost—the in-the-works version with Bradley Cooper playing Lucifer—is kaput.
- Lea Michele is in talks to star in a Spring Awakening movie.
- The Wet Hot American Summer Sequel will happen.
- Russell Crowe might be joining the cast of Harker, a new spin on the Dracula mythos.
A couple of trailers:
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Thanks, Colt!)
The Amazing Spider-Man (international trailer)
These are pretty sweet samurai Star Wars characters.
Just what every nerd needs! 8-bit Star Wars.
Forget Robot Chicken and Family Guy, someone work on this spoof stat.
- What is that mysterious Bloop noise coming from the bottom of the Pacific?
- The Back to the Future hoverboard is almost a reality.
- Could a space station be built on the far side of the moon?
I love that people can keep coming up with new ways of "dressing" the ever-so-cute Disney princesses.
Katie Cook's Wonder Womans are always so stunning.
NNGC Wes once again brings us a bunch of gaming news:
- There's a Super Mario Bros Crossover 2 in the works.
- The super-entertaining iPhone game Cut the Rope is expanding.
- Star Wars and Lego have renewed their vows for another 10 years.
- Here's a guide for the launch of Playstation's new Vita handheld.
- Like Nyan Cat? Well, he's now coming to a Xbox Live near you.
- This is an interesting article on morality in gaming.
- A new Star Trek game is coming in 2013.
- People are really having fun with modding Skyrim via Steam.
- A WoW Monopoly and Starcraft RISK will be released later this year.
Poor, adorable little Garrus! (Thanks, Wes.)
I want to hug all of these guys.
My Lydia died the other day ... and the quest I'd been working on was so frustrating I didn't bother going back to a previous save.
These prints are awesome. The one of Chell sliding is especially neat, because I'd totally want to do that were I in her position.
Also awesome are the items in the Bruce Loves You Etsy store.
The news that this year's San Diego Comic Con is opening with a lightsaber relay race to benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation makes me even more sad that we'll be missing it again this year. (We're looking into attending New York Comic Con, however!)
This hilarious Tumblr—from Ryan North, creator of Dinosaur Comics—reviews the novelization of Back to the Future.
This is another neat Tumblr, this time of composite photos of well-known literary characters. (Thanks, Wes.)
These videos are lovely covers of nerdy scores. (Thanks, Wes, for reminding me of the Zelda medley.)
It wouldn't be NN without some great minimalist art.
This character math = fantastic.
These cubist paintings are pretty interesting. (Thanks, Rebecca!)
While we're on the topic of fine art ... (Thanks, Wes.)
And finally, here's your moment of zen: Storytime with George R. R. Martin.