Pond Life is the new 5 part mini-adventure, with a new part every day, featuring the Doctor, Amy, Rory and some surprise familiar faces! En route to visit the Ponds the TARDIS’ Helmic Regulator malfunctions, leaving the Doctor popping up everywhere in time and space. Will he ever make it back to them?
Watch Asylum of the Daleks, the new Doctor Who adventure, on BBC One on Saturday 01 September at 7.20pm, and on:
BBC America on Saturday 01 September at 9pm ET
Space (Canada) on Saturday 01 September at 9pm ET
ABC1 (Australia) — Coming Soon
Prime (New Zealand) — Coming Soon
***Be sure to check back here for a list of all the adventures as they are released!***
Happy Birthday, Mr. Nimoy! Wishing you the best and brightest year to come for you yet!
Nimoy has established himself as a legacy within so many genres and franchises; from the voice in the game “Civilization” to other voice-over acting, from his directing gigs to his photography passions.
What would Kirk have been without the green-blooded Spock? Ah, to be there that fateful day when Nimoy and Shatner first worked together in 1964 on “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”
Here’s some fun quotes and ideas to toss around today:
Strike up a conversation using no emotion, as well as excluding any comments regarding emotional feelings/attachments/etc.
Sing the entire “Ballad of Bilbo Baggins”.
“I think it’s my adventure, my trip, my journey, and I guess my attitude is, let the chips fall where they may.” Brainy Quotes
“I’m touched by the idea that when we do things that are useful and helpful – collecting these shards of spirituality – that we may be helping to bring about a healing.” Brainy Quotes
“That is the exploration that awaits you! Not mapping stars and studying nebula, but charting the unknown possibilities of existence.” Brainy Quotes
“You know, for a long time I have been of the opinion that artists don’t necessarily know what they’re doing. You don’t necessarily know what kind of universal concept you’re tapping into.” Brainy Quotes
“You proceed from a false assumption: I have no ego to bruise.” EQuotes
International Talk Like William Shatner Day
(AKA Talk. Like. William. Shatner. Day.)
This year, ITLWS Day falls on Thursday, March 22. Thanks to Maurice LaMarche, voice actor extraordinaire, it’s official. Check out Maurice’s video below for a crash course in talking like Shat. There is a rule to this day, however. If March 22 falls on a weekend day, the holiday is automatically bumped to the following Monday for more social interaction.
Aside from that, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mr. Shatner. The world-wide-interweb is alight with glowing reviews for your recent endeavor, “Shatner’s World”, and you are, very apparently, alive and kicking.
Here are some fun Shatner quotes and lines for you to spend the day practicing on friends, family, and strangers alike.
“I am not a Starfleet commander, or T.J. Hooker. I don’t live on Starship NCC-1701, or own a phaser. And I don’t know anybody named Bones, Sulu, or Spock. And no, I’ve never had green alien sex, though I’m sure it would be quite an evening. I speak English and French, not Klingon! I drink Labatt’s, not Romulan ale! And when someone says to me ‘Live long and prosper’, I seriously mean it when I say, ‘Get a life’. My doctor’s name is not McCoy, it’s Ginsberg. And tribbles were puppets, not real animals. PUPPETS! And when I speak, I never, ever talk like every. Word. Is. Its. Own. Sentence. I live in California, but I was raised in Montreal. And yes, I’ve gone where no man has gone before, but I was in Mexico and her father gave me permission! My name is William Shatner, and I am Canadian!” IMDB Shatner Quotes
“I’m not going to have a tombstone. I’m going to be tossed in the air. Ashes, tossed like a salad.” IMDB Shatner Quotes
“Captain Kirk never burped out his lines, nor did he simply SPEAK! as IF! Every! Other! SYLlable! WAS! of DIRE! ImPORTance!” Think Exist Quotes
“We were basically one and the same, although Jim was just about perfect, and, of course, I am perfect.” Think Exist Quotes
“If you make a fool of yourself, you can do it with dignity, without taking your pants down. And if you do take your pants down, you can still do it with dignity.” Brainy Quotes
“I don’t know whether you know this but not many men take the time, every day, to have a cigar, glass of scotch, to talk to their best friend. That’s not something most men have.” IMDB Boston Legal Quotes
“The only thing to be scared of son is tomorrow. I don’t live for tomorrow. Never saw the fun in it.” IMDB Boston Legal Quotes
By now, you’ve probably seen the trailer for the Tim Burton reinvention of Dark Shadows. What do you think about it? Who already is working on the new Johnny Depp costume to wear at conventions?
There will always be a faithfulness to the duo’s creative endeavors, and this movie will still probably draw a trip to the theater, but it just doesn’t seem to sit the same as the original Dark Shadows TV show that many people grew up with, know, and love. It was a campy sci-fi melodrama, without trying to overdo comedic scenarios (as clips from the trailer are pushing). Of course, Tim Burton’s spin on it seems to make it much different from the original series, aside from the basic story. Is there a higher corporate power that’s trying to reinvent the Dark Shadows franchise?
Anything that Burton and Depp pull together for is going to create awesomesauce, and the unlimited amount of creativity floating around Hollywood could have easily made this a unique, stand alone movie. Perhaps the recent infatuation with vampires has played a part, and rather than create something new (because new can be shaky ground), they went with something safe that has a history and might spark the interest of an older crowd.
Whatever the case, it’s still a fun jaunt into the mind of Tim Burton, and another chance to oogle Johnny Depp’s acting chops.
It’s part punk rock; it’s part pirate; it’s all around awesome vocals and music! This band can be embraced by a range of peoples from renaissance faire lovers to accordion lovers to those who enjoy a deep European gypsy styling. It’s a band who doesn’t fail to get listeners and pub-goers up and dancing. While they do have a sound reminiscent of The Dropkick Murphys or Flogging Molly, these guys definitely hold their own with a unique sound and great hooks. The Facebook page reflects the genre of music as “Pub’n roll, Sailor Punk, Celtic Punk”, which brings in two interesting sub-categories that this band has nailed down (the Celtic Punk has become a world-wide known genre).
By far, the song “Pilgrim On The Road” can be set aside as one of their best tunes. Between the two albums presently released, the other songs “Brotherhood”, “Clock Strikes Midnight”, “Six Rat Rovers”, “Paddy’s Ballad”, and “Pub’n Roll” give a great feeling for the all around capabilities of the band. Paddy’s got an amazing voice which displays great passion, and the band members have an incredible grasp of their instruments which shows in the impressive sound.
Paddy and the Rats is a Hungarian band that has joined international forces to bring in some talented musicians from around Europe. Their official videos are visually stunning, and they weave interesting stories.
“Paddy & The Rats was formed by the singer-songwriter Paddy, Vince (bass) and Joey (electric guitar) in 2008. Then Seamus (drums) joined them and two authentic musicians, Sonny (accordion) and Sam (fiddle, tin whistle, banjo and bagpipe). As for their becoming rats, the six “Irish” guys say: punk is the same in music as rats among the animals – dirty and malicious, and they exactly play it. The band is combining different nations’ pub music with hot and dirty punk rock. To spice up their own songs, they use Irish pub music and Celtic features, but sometimes Russian and gypsy elements and rhythms are also present.
The band’s first album – Rats On Board – will be released in march 2010 by Nordic Records and it will be available on iTunes and Amazon. Also, Uncleowen Records is releasing it in Japan. Those listening to their music won’t definitely stay sober, because the rolling jig rhythm makes everybody dance and even jump – and get drunk! Most of the lyrics are about drinking and pub stories (Fuck You I’m Drunk, We will fight, Pub’n roll).
Last year they had more than 100 gigs, they took part in festivals in Hungary, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Slovakia and Serbia. At gigs, besides their own songs they play such Irish songs as Wild Rover or Whiskey In The Jar, sailor songs (Drunken Sailor, Bully In The Alley) and punk anthems (Sex Pistols, Green Day) with fiddle, banjo, accordion, bagpipe, whistle – and of course, a lotta rock’n’roll.
Their aim is to introduce the crowd to different kinds of pub music and pub culture… To be more precise: turn the whole world into a pub!”
MARCH 1 UPDATE: The Teaser Trailer has been released! View it at the bottom of the post!
This is the story of Frankenweenie… well, technically, the re-telling of Frankenweenie.
“Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.”
Before Tim Burton started in on his latest stop motion production of “Frankenweenie”, there was a previous “Frankenweenie”. Granted, the original was also done by Burton and holds the same base story, but it was
Frankenweenie - 1984
a 29 minute, black and white, live-action short that was produced by Disney. Mind you, it certainly felt much longer, especially in 1980s. The cast was decent, sporting Shelley Duvall, Daniel Stern, and Sophia Coppola, amongst a handful of others.
Not surprisingly, Disney felt that the original short was too frightening for the family themed company, and Burton was fired for wasting their money and resources on projects that they felt weren’t appropriate. As in proper corporate style, once Burton shot to fame, Disney released the short on VHS, albeit a censored version, and ran it for awhile on the Disney Channel. Eventually, it drifted off into the nothingness of forgotten Disney programming.
…But that’s all water under the gravestone, as we know Burton and Disney have had a very successful animation history together ever since “The Nightmare Before Christmas”.
Coming around 28 years later, Burton is recreating the original piece into a full length feature in his brilliant signature style. Keeping true to the original, it’s going to be in black and white, in the expected gothic undertones, but will also bring in the heartening aspects about a boy and his (reassembled & reincarnated) dog.
The cast is definitely not shy on talent, either. The script reunites Tim
Frankenweenie - 2012
Burton with Winona Ryder and Catherine O’Hara, and brings in Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, and Conchata Ferrell.
Set for release on October 5, 2012.
Be sure to check out the “Frankenweenie” Facebook page HERE! to get up to date info, links to other articles, behind the scenes pictures, and other fun tid-bits.
A new word needs to be created… “The Hobbit” trailer has been released, and it is beyond what ‘mega’ and ‘epic’ could ever cover.
The trailer gives us a moderately HUGE glance into a new world, before the darkness of Sauron envelopes most of the land, while still keeping very true to the previous Lord Of The Rings Trilogy films. The LOTR trilogy brought us vast scenes of the natural New Zealand landscapes, and a few digitally enhanced scenes, but still relatively natural looking for the storyline. The Hobbit trailer is showing some magnificently empowering scenes of hope and courage (the sunset/sunrise scenes are indescribable), along with the dark troubled path that must be traversed. Of course, there is the epic journey, and probably lots of walking and fleeing, which would be sure to showcase those brilliant landscape shots again. The greens still pop in the forest, and the light filters through windows just perfectly. Fav shot: Galadriel and Gandalf on the cliff.
The Hobbit looks like it’s also going to be true to the previous symphonic soundtrack and haunting songs. The a-cappella bit sends shivers down the spine. Of course, you can’t really skimp on anything after the success of the Trilogy.
The cast is top notch, as well. Martin Freeman (The Office-UK, Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy) is the young Bilbo who goes on the treacherous journey, accompanied by Ian McKellen, reprising the role of Gandalf. With them go the Dwarves, and if we learned anything from Gimli, this bunch looks like the source of the comic relief, as well.
We do have to wait almost a whole year before The Unexpected Journey is released, but on the bright side, you can catch it before the “end of time” next year.
The Hobbit will be split into two movies: The Unexpected Journey (2012) and There And Back Again (2013).