Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Tuesday Odds & Ends: Alien prequel, geek week and "Lost" university

+ There's good news and bad news for the upcoming "Alien" prequel. It'll be directed by Ridley Scott so it has a good chance of at least looking pretty but it won't feature Sigourney Weaver, which is completely not shocking in any way. Also, Steven Spielberg has announced he will remake this prequel in 25 years' time just for the hell of it.

+ Did you know that it's Global Geek Week? Well, it is and there's a contest and everything.

+ Have you heard about "Lost" University? It's being described as a "captivating immersive bonus experience" included in the Blu-Ray release of "Lost" season 5. You'll be able to join "Lost" cast members, producers and "a panel of esteemed experts" as they delve into different facets of the show. Beginning Sept. 22, viewers can register at www.lostuniversity.org.

+ And finally, am I crazy or is there a bit of a resemblance between young David Tennant...

...and Hermey the elf?

A little peroxide, a pointy hat, a felt-covered reindeer by his side...it's quite close.

11 comments:

Michele said...

Aw! Poor baby!David!!

Tracy said...

DT is way too tall and ... uhmmm ... angular to pass as Hermy!

Campbell Bain would have been one manic elf, though. Run out and find the series if you haven't seen it. Wonderfully acted and full of great lines. Including the somewhat prophetic "I don't have to conform to the vagaries of time and space, I'm a loony for God's sake!" uttered by DT's Campbell in the penultimate episode.

Liz said...

I started watching the show yesterday and really like it. DT was very good just in the brief bits I saw and I very much like the premise. I intend to keep watching when I get a bit more free time later this week.

Tracy said...

Sorry, Liz, the plug for Takin' Over the Asylum wasn't meant for the folks wandering into the comment section ... I wasn't nagging you!

Liz said...

Oh no, I didn't take it as a nag. I was just so happy that I got to see it, I wanted to share. Thanks for introducing me to it! :)

Cara King said...

Hermey the elf is the Doctor??? That explains so much!

Meredith Lowe said...

Funny, I rather think he looks like a young Tim Roth in that picture!

alexis said...

Am I the only one who think DT has is getting hotter as he gets older?

Cara King said...

Alexis, you're not the only one! I totally agree with you.

Michele said...

Don't be silly Alexis, EVERY DT fangirl thinks that!!

@winterone51 said...

He's even got the red lips!