Wednesday, Mar. 3, 2010
Today in Techland: Steve bestowed on us his thoughts on Alice. (B+, Burton!) Lev brought us one hell of a chat with the guys from Penny Arcade. (Safe word, artichoke.) And Peter and I once again dove into the topsy-turvy logic that is ABC’s LOST. (I laughed. I cried. I fell asleep briefly. Kidding. Kinda.)
Here’s what else is going on in nerd news around the Web:
And the winner is… The 2010 Streamy Awards are upon us. (Think: The Emmy’s for online-only TV content.) Click here for a full list of the nominees for categories like Best Vlogger and Best Female Actor in a Comedy Web Series. (Yeah, Felicia Day!) Tune in on April 11 for the results.
Only the first of many? Viacom announced that as of next week it will strip The Daily Show and The Colbert Report off of TV web hub Hulu. Yesterday, a NYT article speculated that a tiff over money was likely to blame for the pull, considering Viacom will still stream episodes of both shows on their respective Web sites.
Magic: The Modern-Day Gathering: In an interview with MTV, Brian Goldner, producer of the upcoming Magic: The Gathering film opened up about the flick’s setting, which according to him will not be confined to a fantasy realm a la Lord of the Rings.
Says Goldner: “They are much more contemporary people, and their powers are much more contemporary in nature, and more consistent with the people who play our games,” Goldner explained. “And I think that could provide an interesting point of difference versus the historical Merlin or wizards type of storyline.”
Your Daily Darth Vader Riding A Cat:
Nerd alert: If you dig Wizard Rock, you might be interested to know that Harry and the Potters have just released a CD/DVD live album of their performance at the 4th Annual Yule Ball on December 21, 2008. Grab a copy for $15 bucks.
Oh good, yet another e-reader: Asus has rolled out its new e-reader, and it has some respectable specs: 9-in touch screen display, 4 gigabytes of internal memory, and a 10,000-page turn battery life. See it in action here.
Mr. Wizard, making girls appear smart on television for the first time since 1951: It’s been 59 years since Mr. Wizard‘s first broadcast on NBC, and even though many of the videos are grainy and in black and white, the man still manages to make science interesting.
He might not have a movie, but he does have a Web site: It’s a start, at least. Collider is reporting that Disney has purchased a “collection” of domain names around the Marvel superhero Ant Man. The House of Mouse bought the rights to the film last year, but have yet to announce any plans. Could this be the start?
YouConference: YouTube has called a mysterious press conference for tomorrow morning. What about? No idea. The folks at CNET anticipate news about more TV shows and live streams, but I’m just hoping they’ve got a bone to pick with LOST and hey, why not rant?
Your Daily Dinosaur:
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