Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wednesday Odds & Ends: Transformers, new Indiana Jones and GIMPS

+ FOX announced its fall schedule this week. Thursday will apparently be the night I don't leave the house as "Bones" and "Fringe" will be back-to-back those days with "Dollhouse" following at 9 p.m. on Fridays. "Bones" and "Fringe" return on Sept. 17 with "Dollhouse" debuting the next night.

+ "Variety" has its review up on "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." The general gist is this: it's pretty much the same as the first one except 'splod-ier. Sounds good to me!

+ Another new "Indiana Jones" movie on the horizon? Yes, says Shia LaBeouf. The good news? Apparently Spielberg came up with the story this time.

+ Guess what? Another comic book series is being turned into a film. The upside to this one is that it's "Deadworld" and it's about zombies. There can never be enough movies about zombies, especially sentient ones. The film will be written by the "Watchmen" screenwriter David Hayter. Hopefully, it will be less bad than "Watchmen." (Sorry, I just didn't like that movie.)

+ Wow, I know nothing about math but this item on the discovery of a new Mersenne prime number is fascinating. What's even better? The people who look for these numbers are part of a group called GIMPS. No, really. It stands for "Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search." Awesome.

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