Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thursday Odds & Ends: Summer Glau, Chuck, 2012 and Lost

+ Okay, it's official -- I'm definitely going to have to start watching "Dollhouse" again. It's been confirmed that the former Terminator herself Summer Glau is joining the cast as a new recurring character. And so's "Angel" alumnus Alexis Denisof who'll play a U.S. Senator. Yep, I'm doing a happy dance.

+ In other casting news, Brandon Routh, also know as that last Superman guy with the manly, knowing eyebrows, will be joining "Chuck" for a multi-episode arc when the show returns in March 2010.

+ Hey, is your day going too well? Need a little something to bring you down? Then check out this new Japanese trailer for Roland Emmerich's "2012." Honestly, this guy does death and destruction so well, I have to wonder what his dreams are like? All fluffy bunnies and rainbows? Anyway, it's a cool trailer...and we get to see Chiwetel Ejiofor. That makes the end of the world a little better, doesn't it?



+ You've got to see this gorgeous artistic rendering of time travel in film and television. It's such a cool idea and the end result is really fascinating. Thanks to Austen for the link!

+ And finally, I love this new series of "Lost" tie-in posters. In honor of the show's final season, 16 artists who are also fans of the show were commissioned to do special character posters. They're available for purchase and only 300 are being produced. I love the Hitchcock-ian style of this Locke one:

ETA: Here's a different link that shows the other "Lost" poster released so far. Looks like they'll add additional images as they're released.

11 comments:

Adam said...

Yes, Liz, you do indeed need to start watching Dollhouse again, and not just for Summer Glau! If you were wavering on the show, watch "Epitaph One" and you'll be completely floored.

Tracy said...

I think the 2012 trailer is the same one they have been showing here in the states for a bit. It looks like the one that I recall seeing before Harry Potter anyway ... well, except for the Japanese text.

It was way cooler on an IMAX screen, though! Emmerich does effects stuff well ... I am pretty sure that he has said his inspiration for the movie was a "vision" of the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy rolling in on a wave to take out the White House.

Disaster porn plus John Cusack? I am sorry I will be ponying up the money to see this one come November.

Nightfall said...

Loooove the timelines graphic. I love how it's all particle smashy in the design.

Michelle said...

I love Dollhouse, but really don't care for Summer Glau. She seems pretty one note to me: compelled dancer girl, brainwashed killer girl, programmable robot girl, now programmable Doll girl - really? Unless she's playing a recurring client, I'm not terribly interested.

I didn't see Quantum Leap on the graphic. Did I miss it?

wholtorff said...

I followed the links for the Lost poster. They don't show any of the other posters! What the...? Got any more info?

Lisa said...

Can't wait for Alexis to be on my TV again!

queencallipygos said...

Something's wrong with the LOST link -- you link only to one poster, and there's no link on the site to get us to any of the others. Help!

TV Lowdown said...

Had a big nerd moment and bought the Locke poster. Now planning to stand by the window for the next 3-4 weeks waiting for it. :-)

Liz said...

Sorry for the link troubles -- they've apparently given each poster its own individual URL. This is the only page where I could find the first two shown and it looks like they'll be adding the others as they arrive as well:

http://damoncarltonandapolarbear.com/dcpb/x/

Hope it helps!

Cara King said...

I agree with Adam! Dollhouse got better as it went along, so you should watch it for itself as well as Summer Glau. :-)

cjp said...

Alexis Denisoff has been sorely missed in my media room. Can't wait!