10 in a fez, you guys! It’s 10! In a FEZ! SO ADORABLE. And only eight days to go until we see the whole episode!
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We are excited to announce that Rupaul will appear at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo next Saturday, Nov 2nd at the Los Angeles Convention Center. She has her own booth and will be singing autographs. Its a fabulous chance to meet the Goddess one-on-one. Get your tickets here and join in the fun on the Stan Lee Comikaze Facebook fandemonium page. Also on hand: Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, Alyssa Milano, Stan Lee, Weird Al Yankovic, Bruce Campbell and Edward James Olmos.
Former Doctor Who hunk Matt Smith is replacing his sonic screwdriver with a butcher knife for the upcoming London stage musical American Psycho, according to the New York Times. “The musical, adapted from the controversial Bret Easton Ellis novel about a mentally unbalanced young professional, will be presented at Almeida Theater from Dec. 3 through Jan. 25. It features a score by Duncan Sheik, the Tony Award-winning composer of Spring Awakening, and a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who has also written for Glee and contributed to the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.” DYING.
You’re always hearing everyone bang on an about how difficult it would be to make a Wonder Woman movie or TV series, that she doesn’t speak to this generation, that female heroes are a tough sell, that she’s corny or the backstory doesn’t work anymore (although it’s essentially Thor with boobies)… These DC Nation shorts, however, prove just how awesome the character can be. Here we have WW re-imagined as a glorious Grand Theft Auto/70′s/Pop Art super-babe. The animation is totally next-level bad-ass. Check them out (they’re only a minute or so each) and then pass them along to any Warner execs and nerdy screenwriters you know. Let’s get the ball rolling on bringing this to the big screen.
Grant Gustin, who played the hateful homo Sebastian Smythe on Glee, will play Barry Allen/The Flash in three episodes of The CW’s Arrow, the last of which will serve as a backdoor pilot for a potential spinoff series. Give me a moment while I weep and wail and curse the powers that be at the CW. It’s A TERRIBLE IDEA, a TERRIBLE CASTING CHOICE, and possibly the worst thing Warner Bros could do, EVEN WORSE THAN BEN AFFLECK AS BATMAN, I’m serious. First of all, Barry Allen is a MAN. A hunky blond MAN. Not some baby-faced twink. MAYBE Grant could pull off Wally West, or pooossibly Bart Allen, but NOT BARRY. I just can’t accept it. And, as MoviePilot points out, if WB wants to have him make the jump to the big screen in a future movie, this surely isn’t the way to go. I mean, who the fuck is Grant Gustin? Also: Updating the Flash’s costume is going to be tricky. They obviously aren’t going to put him in a red leotard, because superheroes don’t do that look anymore. But the Flash’s costume is so iconic that if you put him in a red sweatshirt and jeans it will ruin EVERYTHING. Just look what they did to Green Arrow. (Stupid fucking face paint.) ”Part of the fun for the audience is to see how we view our take on the Flash legacy,” Arrow creator Andrew Kreisberg said. “Some of it will feel very familiar to DC Comics, some of it hopefully will feel different, fresh and exciting. The same way we approached Arrow is the same way we’re approaching Barry.” Which is JUST WHAT I’M AFRAID OF. (via The Hollywood Reporter)
Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy — who played the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Doctors on Doctor Who, of course — were spotted loitering in front of the BBC, protesting the fact that none of the Doctors prior to 2005 will be included in the 50th Anniversary special. ”No Classics? No 50th!” read one of their signs. ”Have a heart, Classic Doctors want a part!” read another. No word on whether this is for real, or just a stunt to build anticipation. (Photo: Twitter)
Well, if they’re actually PROMOTING Colton Haynes, instead of giving him 20 seconds of air time per episode, and if he’s actually going to BECOME Red Arrow, then maybe I’ll give the show another chance. But I warn you, this better not be another bait and switch. You have a red-hot up-and-comer in Colton Haynes. You poached him from a popular show (and destroyed that show in the process). NOW USE HIM! On a completely different note: MY GOD THOSE PAINTED MASKS ARE STUPID.
It’s the last hurrah for Matt Smith fans, and probably the last time I SWEAR TO GOD that I will ever watch the show. On November 23, the 11th Doctor goes out with a bang, with number 10 (David Tennant) inexplicably along for the ride. And look, there’s John Hurt lumbering in front of an exploding TARDIS. Hurt, you will recall, was introduced as the Doctor in May’s season finale. Fans are speculating whether Hurt’s character is a previous iteration, a future iteration, or an alternate-timeline version of the time traveler, or else another character altogether. Where’s the new guy, though? That old codger they got to replace my Matty? Ugh. I can’t even look at this without wanting to cry. (via thelatimes)