Vol. 3, Issue 13
Have you seen this? Eleven! The Ponds! Ben Browder!
In other TV news:
- Here's the first official picture of the Eleven's new companion (once the Ponds are—*pout*—done.) On a related note: The Hipster Companion (via).
- The audio is terrible on this Doctor Who convention appearance video, but the entrances of Arthur, Karen and Matt during the first minute are so worth watching.
- The first two Avatar: The Legend of Korra episodes are currently available for viewing online.
- Here are a bunch of Game of Thrones stills. The new season starts Sunday night, in case you'd forgotten.
- A few Glee tidbits: Here's a look at Matt Bomer, who's guest-starring as Blaine's older brother; Whoopi Goldberg will play a role for a few episodes; and—yay?—Lindsey Lohan will be guest-starring as ... herself.
- Battlestar: Blood and Chrome will be a TV movie and Web series.
- Hugh Dancy has joined the cast of NBC's Hannibal.
- Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan, who most recently played the former Sheriff in Once Upon a Time, will star in the BBC's The Fall, which sounds intriguing:
Dornan plays serial killer Paul Sector, who stalks his victims in and around Belfast. Anderson is talented Detective Superintendent Gibson on secondment from the Met, brought in to catch him. (via)
Ahahaha. The best part is the far right.
Mariel of More Than ... has been posting Game of Thrones printables this week in celebration of the premiere of season 2. Here are a few of them; definitely check out the others on her site!
Holy crepes—Community Pogs! I totally used to play with Pogs in middle school. Here's a refresher on what they are/the game, if you didn't. (Click to embiggen.)
I'd never thought of connecting the companions with storybook ladies, but I like it.
I miss Ms. B.
In movie news:
- Liam Neeson is most definitely going to be in The Dark Knight Rises.
- J.J. Abrams was so mad about those leaked Star Trek 2 photos that he built a wall around the set.
- Here's a poster of The Lizard from The Amazing Spider-Man.
- The Iron Man 3 casting list reveals the return of Black Widow.
- These stills from The Avengers are ever-so dramatic.
- Here are more details about Ninja Turtles, the new TMNT reboot.
- What fun: Retro aliens from Men in Black 3.
- In case you were wondering, you will be able to see RoboCop's eyes in the reboot.
- Shepard Fairey, the artist behind Obey and Obama's HOPE poster, is working on a new film version of 1984. This could be amazing.
- There will be a Hangover III, and it'll be the last of the franchise.
- Here's a new set video and photos from Skyfall (the new James Bond).
- And some new information about the film adaptation of City of Bones.
- Here's a look at some photos from The Host, the film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's adult book.
- The Wachowskis (The Matrix, et. al.) are working on a new scifi film.
- A film about The Flash is still in the works.
- The Bioshock film has lost its director. (Thanks, Wes!)
A few teasers/trailers:
Breaking Dawn: Part 2
Rise of the Guardians
This post is full of awesome Hunger Games art and crafts, like:
Also, I love this version of Katniss and Peeta. (Why yes, I am avoiding the terrible nickname the fandom has given them.)
These posters from Entropy Trading Co. are super cool.
SCIENCE! (And tech news:)
- Chocolate might help people stay thin. (Can I get a hells yes!?)
- This vibrating tattoo alerts you to phone calls. (Thanks, Wes.)
I need to purchase me some blank TOMS, stat.
I always knew Ewoks could be creepy if they wanted to be.
NNGC Wes has a new nickname, friends, one that rolls off the tongue a little easier and is reminiscent of newspaper nicknames of yore: The Gentleman Gamer (TGG). Thanks to him for the following gaming news:
- The Playstation 4, to possibly be called Orbis rather than the PS4, is scheduled for a holiday 2013 release. (I actually found this one; a half point to Shaun for sending it to me as well.)
- Also scheduled for a late 2013 release: a stripped-down version of the Xbox.
- Temple Run is now available for Androids.
- The "player feedback" on Mass Effect 3—a.k.a. the massive grumbles about the ending—has spurred Bioware to create new "content initiatives" that will possibly create a more satisfying ending.
- If you're reading this in Japan—you can now outfit your Final Fantasy XIII-2 characters in N7 armor.
- Hunger Games: Girl on Fire—a super simple game that, as Wes says, has very little to do with the movie but is somewhat entertaining—is now available on iOS. (I've got it downloaded, but have yet to play.)
- Lots of news on Disney's Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two: It'll be available on Wii, PS3 and Xbox; it'll be a very impressive game; and the Wii version might come with some neat looking nunchucks. Here's a trailer for the game.
- A companion game, Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion, will also be released for the 3DS.
- A couple of of LittleBigPlanet news bits too: LittleBigPlanet Karting will arrive later this year, and coming in April, you'll be able to dress your LBP character in a Journey-inspired costume.
- The new/updated Baldur's Gate for the iPad will cost $10 or less.
- This YouTube-video-based Mad Men game looks interesting, for fans of the show. (I've still yet to delve into that world.)
- Blizzard is already talking post-Pandaria WoW patches. I suppose, in this limited attention span world we live in, that it's a good thing to always be thinking ahead?
- Here's some more information on The Walking Dead platform game. (As opposed to the Facebook one.)
Why not buy a few Inflatable Sentry Turrets to go along with your Portal gun? (Thanks, Wes.)
While we're on the topic, here's a look at those guns in action. (Thanks, Wes.)
I'd like a whole set of these three posters.
This article series—in which the author writes about video game locales as though she's a travel agent—is a fun read. In this installment: the Citadel from Mass Effect 3. (Thanks, Wes.)
While you're reading about the Citadel, perhaps you'll also like to think about perusing the holds of Skyrim?
These cardboard costumes are brilliant.
As are these 8-bit superhero illustrations.
This is a very cool adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood.
My feelings on this image can be best summed up like so: