Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Wednesday Odds and Ends: "Alien" prequel, "Star Wars" games, "Better Off Ted" and sci-fi chicks

Have I got a boatload of tasty little nuggets for you this morning! Here they are, in no particular order:

+ Thank God, Hollywood is finally making an original movie based on an a totally original story. Hahahahaha, no, I'm just kidding. But they are making an "Alien" prequel with Ridley Scott apparently involved as producer and some guy who makes cool TV commercials about cars as director. I hope there's at least one scene of young Ripley at prom. It is a prequel, right?

+ Holy cow, have you seen this preview of the upcoming "Star Wars: The Old Republic" MMO/RPG game? I want to go to there NOW. Pretty, pretty lightsabers...



+ There are new episodes of "Better of Ted" coming our way on ABC this summer. Any show that features cryogenics as a punchline is a-ok in my book, so bring it on. The new episodes start airing on June 23.

+ Topless Robot has got their list of "Pop Culture's 10 Greatest Nerds." Apparently, none of us made the list, which is a complete and total crime.

+ Hey, look -- another list! This time, it's Total Sci-Fi's list of "25 Women Who Shook Sci-Fi." To me, the inclusion of "The Fifth Element"'s Leeloo and the absence of "BSG"'s Laura Roslin is a cosmic wrong of the highest order, but I'm just picky that way. Also, have I told you I hate "The Fifth Element?"

+ Speaking of chicks, Spin has a nifty little music-based interview with Mindy Kaling from "The Office." Yes, if you've been wondering what this very funny woman has on her iPod, your days of waiting are over!

+ And finally, I discovered this little nugget of gold over at The Onion's AV Club. This person is blogging about their experience watching "The West Wing" for the first time. If you were a fan of the show, it's really fascinating to see it new for the first time through someone else's eyes. I definitely plan on following this blog as he makes his way through the series.

If all goes well later this afternoon, I'll be live blogging my first-ever experience watching that "Twilight" movie all the kids are talking about. (Or were talking about. Now they're talking about that other "Twilight" movie. I'm so old!)

8 comments:

RedCochina said...

If I hear the word "reboot" one more time I'm going to cut off my ears...

leslie said...

Excellent linkage! The Mindy-Music thing was fun, and thanks for the tip about the West Wing!

My husband and I are currently re-watching the entire series from two different perspectives: I watched the entire thing as it aired and he watched the first 4 seasons on DVD as they were released. It's interesting to watch with fresh eyes-- and a little scary when the topics on the show totally reflect current events.

crone51 said...

I also hate The Fifth Element. I also deplore the lack of Laura Roslin. I also think Uhura should occupy the first position on the list.

That is all.

wendy said...

I'd love to see some actual game play/screen shots of The Old Republic. BioWare does some great stuff though, so it's got good chances.

tina sena said...

I agree with you on the stupidity that is the absence of Laura Roslin on that list. I was so annoyed, I b*tched about it on facebook. That list should not include Megan Fox or Michelle Pfeiffer. I think it's a 'hot' list in disguise. Laura Roslin has made epic contributions to Sci Fi. Mary McDonnell HAS! She's done ID4, DONNIE DARKO, BSG and MUMFORD and SNEAKERS (both are sci fi in my book). Sometimes, fanboys suck. And their lists do too.

Ally said...

I saw the trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic on G4. OH MY GOODNESS that looks AWESOME! I'm so excited that it's being done by Bioware. KOTOR was a fantastic game!

I LOVE The Fifth Element. I could watch it all day, every day. Just sayin'...

agent57 said...

Mooool-ti-pass! ...sorry, I couldn't help it. I'm sad about no love for the Fifth Element. I'm not saying it was great cinema, but I thought it was really fun.

Addie said...

Seriously? No Laura Roslin? Blurg.