Apologies for the lack of "Odds & Ends" yesterday. Things went crazy schedule-wise and the next thing I knew, the day was gone. Don't you hate lost Tuesdays?
+ The reviews are coming in for the Peter Jackson-produced "District 9," the film about aliens on Earth. So far, the critics seem to like it.
+ As part of their efforts to tide us over until new episodes of "Lost" return, ABC is airing a five-part web series called "Mysteries of the Universe: The Dharma Initiative." It's supposed to be part of an "In Search Of..."-like series from the '80s and a new webisode will be posted each month. The first episode is available here.
+ Another former "Battlestar Galactica" cast member will be joining Joss Whedon's "Dollhouse." Jamie Bamber, aka Apollo aka the guy with the towel and the abs, will appear in the season 2 premiere, hopefully wrestling in oil with Tahmoh Penikott...but that's just me.
+ Speaking of "Dollhouse," Sci-Fi Wire offers up this exclusive behind-the-scenes clip featuring Joss and cast talking about what skills they would have if they could get their own Dollhouse-style imprint.
+ "The Guild" star Felicia Day has joined forces with Dark Horse Publishers, makers of the "Buffy" season 8 comics, for an initial three-issue "Guild" comic, all written by Day. Don't forget "The Guild" season 3 debuts on Aug. 25.
+ Did you know that there's a little something called "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" currently on display at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry? I had no idea! Park Bench reader Minerva recently attended the exhibition and says it was awesome. The show includes real costumes and props from the movies, replicas of creatures like dementors and hippogrifs and you can even practice shooting a quaffle through some hoops. It sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks, Minerva, for letting us know!
+ And once you've hit Chicago, don't forget you can actually go on "The Office Fan Tours" in Scranton, Pennsylvania. No, seriously, you can. Road trip, anyone?