Numerous people have e-mailed me this Variety article about how HBO has greenlit the Songs of Ice and Fire mini-series. I thought this had already happened, a while back, but apparently it had been some other color light before. Now it’s green. Good stuff. My only complaint is that they didn’t call George R.R. Martin “The American …
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I had a chance to sit down with Dave Gibbons, the man who drew Watchmen. The interview isn’t here, it’s here.
Before I talked to him I didn’t realize how important it was for the genesis of Watchmen that Gibbons and Alan Moore were English. Apparently at that time superhero comics came from America, and that was it. New York City was …
Did you know about this? I didn’t know about this.
(At the moment I can only embed YouTube videos. A higher-res version is here.)
I don’t want to think about how long it must have taken to render all those balloons.
I feel pandered to by this, but I cannot in all honesty say that I didn’t enjoy it. (This = the new Fanboy trailer.)
I felt a bit the same way about this. But I have in all honesty watched it three times.
The title pretty much says it all. This is via Kotaku.
This is pretty humbling. I’m still trying to find Frida’s missing groom or whatever.
“What if I went as Wolverine?”
I already had the sideburns. My wife looked at my thick, curly facial hair, skeptically.
“Is Wolverine Jewish?” she asked.
“No, he’s Canadian.”
Why did I marry a cheerleader instead of a nerd?
“Okay, Jewish Wolverine,” I said, liking it. “Jew-verine.” Loving it.
I finally finished Anathem this past weekend, and I feel the need to bring closure to this colossal undertaking by blogging about it. This isn’t a review, just a kind of travelogue of my reading experience. Anathem is one of the best novels I’ve read this year, but it’s also incredibly challenging and not a journey to be undertaken …
Today brings the dawning of what future blog historians will call the Second, or Silver, Age of Nerd World. We have transitioned to a new platform, WordPress, albeit ungracefully and unwillingly (apparently all the servers fell over on Friday, so they crash-upgraded, or crash-cross-graded depending on how you feel about WordPress). …
My cred as an Achewood fan is in sad disrepair since it took me this long to acknowledge the fact that the Great Outdoor Fight book is now out. “Three days! Three acres! Three THOUSAND men! Only one will win THE GREAT OUTDOOR FIGHT!” It is almost too rich a treat.
Those of you who don’t follow Achewood won’t care about this, …
I was in the audience for tonight’s taping of Spike TV’s Scream Awards, “celebrating comics, fantasy, sci-fi and horror.” It’s a fun show, much more entertaining than the 6000 other award shows I’ve been to. Here are my awards for things that happened at the show itself.
LOUDEST AUDIENCE JEER: Clip of Shia LeBoeuf from …
Finally somebody’s going to film this book. I’ve been whining “forever” about the absence of a Forever War movie. Now, according to Variety (by way of Ain’t It Cool), it’s in the works, with the redoubtable, apparently indestructible Ridley Scott directing.
The plot summary they give is typically lame and distorted, in the manner of …
INT. FIRST CHURCH OF SMALLVILLE – DAY
The church is full of mourners. CLARK KENT, in a black suit, is at the altar, in mid-eulogy. Behind him is a large photo of Jonathan Kent (who died in Action Comics #870).
CLARK KENT: But the most important thing my father taught me was the difference between right …