Vol. 3, Issue 44
Hey friends! I know I wished y'all this yesterday, but Happy Thanksgiving to those of you who are celebrating! On top of the things I mentioned yesterday, I have to admit—I'm also super thankful for pop culture. Aren't you?
In TV news:
- Neil Gaiman has made the Cybermen scary again.
- This still was the first look of Jenna-Louise Coleman from the Doctor Who Christmas special. (You can see more of her in the promo below.)
- This isn't exactly TV news, but it's related: Alex Kingston will voice the audiobook version of the Who tie-in novel (from the "The Angels Take Manhattan" episode) The Angel's Kiss by Melody Malone.
- Steven Moffat aims to surpass older visions of the interior of the TARDIS in the upcoming Doctor Who episode "Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS."
- Chevy Chase is leaving Community effective immediately.
- Here's a poster with the premiere date for Game of Thrones' season 3.
- American Horror Story has been renewed for a third season.
- The Walking Dead's Tyreese has been cast.
- Check out all-growed-up Freddie Highmore in this photo from Psycho-prequel Bates Motel.
- Hugh Laurie is in talks to play the pirate Blackbeard in a new NBC period show.
Here are a few promos:
Doctor Who—The first is the Children in Need minisode/prequel, the second is the promo for the Christmas special "The Snowmen."
Game of Thrones
This is pretty.
I kind of need a Picard to go with my Han Solo, don't you think?
This is an actual IFC promo commercial for their upcoming Star Trek movie series.
In movie news:
- Will The Wasp make an appearance in Iron Man 3?
- Casting is underway for the new Harry Osborne for the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man.
- Here are new photos and a video from the set of Thor 2.
- Stan Lee's cameo in Thor 2 might have been leaked.
- When the Marvel: Phase One boxset is finally released (now, supposedly, April 2013), it will include some sneak peeks at Phase 2 properties.
- The characters in X-Men: Days of Future Past will not wear leather costumes (as they did in X-Men, X-2).
- Trailers for The Wolverine and Man of Steel will show before The Hobbit.
- The logo for Catching Fire has been released.
- Two men are in the running to write Star Wars VII.
- Execs at Disney are saying that they'd like to release 2–3 Star Wars films per year.
- Young Sherlock Holmes is getting the remake treatment.
- A writer has been found for Tim Burton's Pinocchio, which stars Robert Downey Jr. as Gepetto.
- Here's a full synopsis for Ender's Game.
- And a first look at the Riddick logo and Karl Urban's Vaako.
- To clarify an item from the last issue of NN, the Assassins' Creed movie will not be coming out in 2013, but will continue to be developed. (Thanks, TGG!)
- Check out these new images from Bullet to the Head, which stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Momoa and Christan Slater. (I want to see this movie, natch.)
- Pacific Rim and The Hobbit 2 (among other films) will be released in IMAX theaters.
- These casting details for Transformers 4 give some more details on new characters.
- An Asteroids movie is really happening.
Here are a few trailers:
Jack the Giant Slayer
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
And, in "reasons why the Internet is awesome" news, here's a video of all of The Hobbit TV ads put together in chronological order.
Hot Toys has to employ magicians to make toys this amazing looking.
For for you, Hawkeye. (Thanks, Emily!)
I really, really want Gotham High to be a real thing.
In webseries news:
I like these Star Wars business cards (Thanks, Rebecca!), but they really needed some different typefaces in that galaxy far, far away.
I love the manly chest hair on this cartoon Han. (And Leia's looking good!)
In gaming news, from TGG:
- If you're
crazybrave enough to head out to the stores tomorrow, here are some more Black Friday deals for GameStop, Toys 'R' Us, and everywhere else.
- Here are some screenshots from Skyrim's next big DLC, "Dragonborn."
- This collection of articles explains everything about Star Wars: The Old Republic's free-to-play update.
- The Uncharted game that got outed by the Australian Game Ratings board has been officially announced—and it's a card battle game for PSN.
- Here's some more footage of Sir, You Are Being Hunted.
- A new award category has been added to the 15th Independent Games Festival: Excellence in Narrative. I agree with TGG, who said: "I think this is awesome and long overdue. Narrative has always been a huge driving force in innovative gaming, it only makes sense to reward those developers who really deliver on that front."
- Game company Double Fine is letting gamers donate to charity for a say in what games they'll develop next.
- Got a Portal 2 fan on your gift list? Buy them an inflatable Personality Core from ThinkGeek.
- Xbox Magazine is folding, but their second-to-last issue supposedly includes a bunch of information about the new version of the system.
I found a couple of tidbits as well:
- There is a Thor Easter egg hidden in Black Ops II.
- Microsoft will likely release two versions of the Xbox in 2013.
Marvel girls make wonderful Bond girls.
I particularly appreciate Joker in this great Dragon Age/Mass Effect mash-up series:
In comics news:
- Mr. Primetime will return in the first issue of "Cable And X-Force."
In SCIENCE! and tech news, from The Mister:
- A newly discovered ancient shark tells us about the origins of the Great White.
- Evidence of a dying star coming briefly back to life shows what might happen in our solar system a few billion years from now.
- Yawning is more contagious between people who are closely related (in both humans and monkeys). Yawning is SO WEIRD you guys.
- A new "super" material can stop a speeding bullet.
- Is is actual evidence of UFOs over Denver?
- The farthest known galaxy has been discovered.
I also found this:
- Paralyzed dogs can walk again with the help of injections of cells grown in the nasal passages of healthy dogs.
Kevin Bolk has some seriously adorable art in his gallery. (Thanks, Rebecca.)
And finally, Andrew Garfield knows his dance. (And is a super good sport!)