Wednesday, April 23, 2008

News of the Day -- Wednesday, April 23

+ Stephen Hawking discussed the possibility of life on other planets on Monday at an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of NASA. Apparently, it was also a roast: "Primitive life is very common and intelligent life is fairly rare," he said, quickly adding, "Some would say it has yet to occur on earth." Ha, that Hawking.

+ For those of you with BBC America, April's Nerd Man of the Month David Tennant is going to be on the new episode of "Top Gear" this coming Monday at 8 p.m. He'll be driving fast cars (okay, crappy economy cars at moderate speeds) and everything! By the way, everyone who told me to watch Doctor Who was absolutely right. I tuned in this past Friday and really enjoyed it. I can understand the Tennant love completely now!

+ Did you know that at least 22 graphic novels are being turned into films as we speak! (Or type.) I guess Hollywood ran out of comic book characters. On a related note, the doodle I drew of a dancing rabbit in a top hat from this morning's meeting is being turned into a 17 hour miniseries produced by Tom Hanks and starring Vincent D'Onofrio as the "rabbit who can't keep his jazz hands to himself."


Anonymous said...

Yes! We have another Tennant convert! Hope you enjoy season 4 of Dcotor Who, Liz - I have already seen the first two episodes and they are corkers, fer sure.

BTW, the Nerd Man Pantherdrome needs an update. :)

Steph said...

Oh good, another one just now getting sucked in. I thought I was the last one to the Dr Who party.

It's dangerous, though. That's FORTY YEARS of TV to catch up on, and given my obsessive fan nature, I can't just let that slide, can I?