Vol. 3, Issue 33
Good morning, friends. I am sleepy, and therefore without much in the way of wit, so let's jump right in.
In TV news:
- Matt Smith will be the Doctor at least through 2014.
- Here are some new photos from the series 7 premiere episode, "Asylum of the Daleks."
- And poster art for series 7.
- The titles of two other episodes have been released. (I'm trying to avoid spoilers on purpose.)
- The BBC will be running a "history of Who" show alongside the 50th anniversary special(s?).
- John Barrowman has joined Arrow. (Thanks, Rebecca!)
- Jodi Lyn O'Keefe might cause a bump in the road for Castle and Beckett's new romance.
- Here are some Arrested Development updates, along with a bit of news that John Slattery is joining the cast.
- Michael J. Fox has a new comedy in the works.
- The new Hannibal show will be experimenting in gender-bending.
Here's a new teaser for Revolution:
Here are a few new webseries(es) you might find interesting:
- Star Trek: Secret Voyage fills in the gap between the Original Series and the first motion picture.
- Batgirl: Spoiled, about Stephanie Brown's stint as Batgirl.
- Save the Supers, which documents a group of Justice League-esque super heroes dealing with mundane things in funny ways. (Thanks, Wes!)
These ladies are a looking bit creepy, but also very badass—especially Belle. (Thanks, Colt!)
In movie news:
- OMG guys. Harrison Ford, Clint Eastwood,Wesley Snipes and (sigh) Nicholas Cage are in talks to join The Expendables 3. My excitement over this series knows no bounds and I cannot wait to see 2 this weekend.
- This is an interesting article on why Joss Whedon's Marvel contract could be a really big deal. (Thanks, Mark!)
- Alice Krige (the Borg Queen in First Contact) has joined Thor: The Dark World as a yet unnamed villain.
- The rights to Daredevil are reverting to Marvel; check out the link for a great pitch reel from former director Joe Carnahan. (Thanks, Mark.)
- A bunch more of the Catching Fire tributes have been cast—but still no Finnick. Meet Cashmere, Gloss and Seeder, and Chaff.
- Alexis Denisof didn't really know what he was getting into when he signed on to play The Other in The Avengers.
- Here's some info on the new Toy Story short, Partysaurus Rex, which will run in front of Finding Nemo 3-D this September.
- Good grief, Javier Bardem looks awful with blonde hair. (It's a character poster for Skyfall, in case you were afraid of spoilers.)
- Bill and Ted 3 looks more and more like a reality. (1/2 point to Colt for this news.)
- Here are five new stills from Resident Evil: Retribution.
- And some from Breaking Dawn: Part 2.
- AMC might be working on a Walking Dead movie.
- Ender's Game will be released in IMAX.
- The plot of Mad Max: Fury Road has been revealed.
- The deleted scenes from Prometheus have interesting and somewhat pointed names.
- Kick Ass 2 has cast it's Insect Man.
- Alf is returning, to the big screen.
A few vids:
The Expendables 2
Resident Evil: Retribution
I really need to ramp up my sewing skills so I can have a Ravenclaw dress.
From TGG, in game news:
- A fan-made Mass Effect adventure game that focuses on what happens after the end of ME3 is in the works.
- The ME3 Leviathan DLC will be released Aug. 28.
- Bad news: Sony has let the trademark lapse on The Last Guardian—the third game from the company that created Ico and Shadow of Colossus. Good news: The game is supposedly still in development.
- In the new PlayStation Vita brain-training game Smart As, John Cleese will mock you when you're an idiot.
- More voices have been added to 007 Legends.
- Here's some more info on Halo 4's multiplayer classes and customization options.
- AMC's The Walking Dead Social Game is now in open beta. (You can get access through the link.)
- The Scott Pilgrim creators are looking to Kickstart their new game, Mercenary Kings.
- There's a disturbing game being released in October called Lucius in which you, as the protagonist, do the devil's dirty work. As the reviewer puts it, "I've virtually killed thousands of people and creatures in video games over the years. That said, there's something different about unadulterated digital murder, and frankly I find it a little unsettling."
- PlayStation has announced that you'll soon be able to get a Vita game for free when you've bought the PS3 version.
- New EA gaming platform Origins will be available for Mac "sometime this year."
- You can now pre-order the Kickstarter-funded game system Ouya for $109.
And a bunch of trailers to peruse:
- Aliens: Colonial Marines
- Catwoman's part in Injustice: Gods Among Us
- Lego Lord of the Rings
- PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale
- Routine (a game in which you have to inspect an abandoned Moon base and uncover the truth behind the base employees' mysterious disappearances)
- Star Trek (Based in the J.J. Abrams universe and with 100 percent more Gorn.)
I ran across this: Pitfall has launched an iOS game for the franchise's 30th anniversary.
Superhero (mostly) cats! Always a good time.
Still loving anything Avengers, and these fan posters are no exception.
From TCC, in comics news:
- Here is a complete rundown of the Marvel NOW! project. Some cover art for the various series is below, from this interview with Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso.
- A new comic based on the Pathfinder tabletop RPG series has been created.
And I found this first look at Rorschach in his Before Watchmen appearance.
SCIENCE! And tech news:
- New fossils suggest that early humans weren't alone.
- In this new special, experts discuss the science of Doctor Who.
- An amateur archeologist might have discovered some missing pyramids.
- Scientists have created chocolate with half the fat.
The future Murtis child definitely needs this Katie Cook piece as a poster in its nursery.
Another example of Katie's great works:
And finally, I LOVE these "reimagined" illustrations of the Star Wars crew in 80s gear. Think of the cosplay possibilities ... Dibs on Leia!