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."

2 comments:

tgrfan23 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?