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Tuesday, 28 April 2009

The Week In Geek...


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A round-up of geeky news you might have missed...

(1) A Date With Torchwood: Torchwood's third season is believed to be airing in the UK in the week of June 15, according to Torchwood.tv.

(2) Torchwood On The Air: Three new Torchwood audio dramas are coming to Radio 4. They will possibly air in June, in the run-up to new Torchwood season: Children Of Earth.

(3) Hackmaster Basic Unveiled: Kenzer & Co has released the first information about its forthcoming Hackmaster Basic publication. Pre-orders are being taken.

(4) Aykroyd On Ghostbusters 3: Dan Aykroyd lets slip some spoilers about the new addition to the beloved franchise.

(5) Best. Theme. Ever. The Doctor Who theme music has been voted "best ever science fiction theme" by readers of Total Sci-Fi website.

(6) Hammers Slammers Go Travelling: Next up from Mongoose for their revamped - but still retro - take on the Traveller RPG is a supplement for roleplaying David Drake's Hammers Slammers.

(7) Paul Goes Wild: Captain Britain and Doctor Who writer Paul Cornell joins a new crop of writers for George RR Martin's on-going series of Wild Cards superhero novels. The original books, of course, grew out of Martin's long-running superhero roleplaying game campaign.

(8) Record Numbers Watch HD Doctor: 200,000 people - including me - watched Doctor Who's Easter special, Planet Of The Dead in High Definition, a record number for the BBC HD channel.

(9) Star Wars Goes Green: Zazzle is offering a new range of environmentally-conscious Star Wars T-shirts.

(10) More Moore: The start of a six-part interview with Watchmen creator Alan Morre about his latest League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen story.

(11) Predator Returns: Robert Rodriguez is to reboot the Predator franchise with Predators, according to Ain't It Cool News.

(12) I'll Be Back (Again): Arnold Schwarzenegger confirms virtual cameo in Terminator Salvation.

(13) Lord Of The Fan Films: An incredible-looking, 45-minute Lord Of The Rings fan film, The Hunt For Gollum, debuts online on May 3.

(14) Bea Arthur Passes Away: Golden Girls star Bea Arthur died at the weekend, of cancer. She was 86. As well as her many famous roles she also played the cantina bartender Ackmena in the infamous 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special.

(15) When Titans Clash: Filming has started on the remake of Clash Of The Titans.

(16) Grab A Free Comic This Weekend: This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day (check the FCBD website to find participating stores in your area)!

3 comments:

  1. (1) Yay! I sometimes think I love Torchwood more than I love Doctor Who.

    (5) Damn straight.

    (7) Paul Cornell? Damn, they're gonna drag me back into the Wild Cards universe, aren't they?

    (10) Shhhhh. Don't call him the Watchmen creator.

    (14) Sarcasm lost a great lady this week.

    (15) The Harryhausen picture most dear to my heart for no discernable reason (i.e. nostalgia).

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  2. (10) Shhhhh. Don't call him the Watchmen creator.

    He created the original comics ;-)

    (15) The Harryhausen picture most dear to my heart for no discernable reason (i.e. nostalgia).I love the original - particularly its take on Medusa; which became my definitive depictation of Medusa in all RPGs. Basically however Harryhausen showed a monster was how it behaved in my games... just look at the skeletons in Jason & The Argonauts

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