Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday Odds & Ends: "Waters of Mars" date, "War of the Worlds," "Glee," "Bones" and the freakiest doll this side of Chucky

+ Two weeks (and some change) until a new Who! The official air date for the upcoming Tennant special "Waters of Mars" has been announced: Sunday, November 15 at 7 p.m. UK time on BBC One. And then airing secretly in other places roughly 45 minutes after it ends.

+ If you're trying to get into the Halloween spirit, this might help. Starting tonight at 8 p.m. EST, you can listen to a streaming broadcast of Orson Welles' classic "War of the Worlds" production -- yep, the one that terrified half the East Coast in 1938.

+ Speaking of the classics, Ridley Scott has been talking a bit more about the prequel he's doing to the "Alien" films.

+ The new trailer for season 8 of "24" has arrived...and looks shockingly like pretty much all the rest of the seasons of "24" except there's a cute little girl who no doubt will be in jeopardy roughly seven minutes after the new season starts. That's not a spoiler; just an educated and cynical guess.

+ Have you heard? SyFy has plans to create an American version of "Being Human." Here's what series creator Toby Whithouse has to say, politely, about the whole thing.

+ Need a little "Glee" to go with your World Series baseball? Then be sure to tune in when the "Glee" cast sings the National Anthem before Game Three tomorrow night. Thanks, Megan, for the tip!

+ I've always wondered about relative size when it comes to science-y things like cells and atoms. Reader Emily was kind enough to send a link to this cool Cell Size and Scale interactive graphic, which uses a zoom to show you exactly how small things relate to each other size wise. Just use the bar along the bottom and prepare to have your mind blown. (Unless you already know all this stuff; then just prepare to be reminded.)

+ FOX has confirmed that Zooey Deschanel will guest star alongside her sister Emily on "Bones" for a Dec. 10 episode called "The Goop on the Girl" which I no doubt will make the mistake of trying to watch right as I sit down to dinner.

+ And if you'd like to be both horrified and amused this Friday morning, check out Mattel's new Palm Beach Sugar Daddy Ken Doll. No, seriously, that's what it's called and it's real. The best part, seriously, is the little dog. Also, the fact that Ken's hair looks like a terrible toupee. Awesome!


Anne said...

I, too, am horrified by the new Ken doll. However, Mattel claims that "the dog is named Sugar, and that makes him 'Sugar's Daddy.'" Yeah, ok. Whatever.

Liz said...

Seriously?? That's the story they came up with? I want to work in their PR department. That's just a brilliantly awful response.

Adam said...

Zooey and Emily Deschanel on the same hour of TV! *swoon*

And my word verification is "thfied," which I'm guessing is the past tense of "thfy."

Anne said...

Oh, and Doctor Who fans....The Waters of Mars airs on BBC AMERICA, Saturday December 19, 9:00pm ET/PT.

deidre said...

glad to know i'm not the only one who always ends up watching "Bones" while eating dinner...

agent57 said...

Zooey on Bones? I think that's excellent but I know it's going unsuspend my disbelief ...unless Bones somehow has a long lost sister. Their voices and body language? They are just too much the same person!