Monday, August 17, 2009

Tuesday Odds & Ends: avatar dating, two-wheelin' werewolves, UFOs and "Warehouse 13"

+ Have I mentioned lately how much I love all things to do with "The Guild?" Well, I do and their new "Do You Wanna Date My Avatar" video is no exception. Check it out below and then, if you'd like to support future seasons of the show, go purchase and download the video and song from iTunes or other fine online retailers.

+ And in case your day has been lacking in shirtless guys who turn into werewolves, here's a new trailer from "New Moon." It offers a shocking lack of Robert Pattinson but did I mention there were werewolves? Oh and lots of dirt bikes. It's a thing...

+ Check out the great packaging for the "Lost" season 5 DVD collection, which is due out on December 8. I love how the DVDs come in the old-school floppy disk envelopes and the Geronimo Jackson CD is shaped like an old single, like the kind you used to get in magazines. Not that I'm old enough to remember any of this AT ALL.

+ This guy from Cinema Blend has some interesting suggestions on what the inevitable "District 9" sequel should do and not do. Spoilers ahoy if you haven't seen the movie yet.

+ One of my favorite actors, Roger Rees aka Lord John Marbury from "The West Wing" will be guest starring on "Warehouse 13" for three episodes starting tonight. He plays an old friend of Artie. Does anyone else remember Rees as the title character in "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby" stage play, which I believe ran something like 8 or 9 hours long? I remember seeing that on PBS as a child and being completely dazzled.

+ The British government has released detailed documentation tracking reports of UFO sightings in the UK. Oddly enough, sightings peaked during the heydays of "The X-Files," "Independence Day" and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." Go here if you'd like to dig through the files yourselves, Agents Mulder and Scully.


Anonymous said...

Oh god, that Lost packaging is terrific!

Liz said...

I know! I want it just for those floppy disks. Their marketing people really do a great job.

Amey said...

Oh, so it is time to "hide the wine and women" over at Warehouse 13? ;) Would be really funny if he continues the act from WW.

I saw the image for new episode on syfy site, and was wondering where I have seen this guy before (happens to me a lot). So thanks for clearing that up.

jess (fushmush) said...

woah! Jacob looks so good. I was always a fan of the werewolves in the book and now they just kick butt over those pale, skinny vampires. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

The New Moon trailer looks really good. Looks like the second film has a much better budget than the first. The book was definitely a step up from Twilight--less Edward, and Stephanie Meyer also grew a sense of humor. Can't wait for the scenes in Italy--those should rock, especially since hottie Michael Sheen is playing the #1 vamp baddie, Aro.