|Friday, September 25, 2009 02:12 PM|
| by Fëanor|
Fëanor pours the entire internet into the Recyclotron, and only the best links come out the other end for you to enjoy.
- Are you ready for the Dollhouse season premiere tonight?? If you're not sure, you might want to check out the handy chronological recap of (most of) season 1 embedded above. (Via)
- GMail went down again for a little while yesterday. Really, just the chat part, I think. Anyway, here are five things to do when that happens. (Via)
- The interrobang looks like a pretty useful punctuation mark. Also, great name! (Via)
- Beard of monkeys (via) and coat of bears.
- Surrogates comes out today! Here's an interesting promo, and reviews of the film from Cinematical, io9, and Sci Fi Wire. Unfortunately most people seem to think it's pretty mediocre, but poppy and I still want to see it. The movie's release has also inspired a list of the 10 best robot bodies to jack your brain into, and a couple of lists centering on Bruce Willis: the top five sci-fi movie heroes played by Bruce Willis (I'd leave out any mention of Armageddon - *shiver* - but otherwise this is good), and seven arguments for Bruce Willis as a great actor (agreed!).
- An interesting glimpse of The Tourist, a sci-fi movie that may never be made.
- New Daredevil and solo Silver Surfer movies are on the way.
- Cute Star Wars cupcakes, and 17 amazing sci-fi themed cakes.
- This Sunday's Simpsons season premiere features Homer Simpson playing a new superhero character called Everyman, and it was written by and stars the voice of Seth Rogen. I haven't watched a new Simpsons episode in a while, but I'm curious about this one now.
- This list of the top ten sci-fi horror movies has some great picks, but is way off-base on others. I mean, c'mon: Mimic is just bad; Scanners is mediocre, if fun; Event Horizon starts out creepy and then gets stupid and unbelievable; The Blob is boring; and Spielberg's War of the Worlds falls apart as soon as you touch it. I think my list would be something like this: Alien, The Thing From Another World, Aliens, Pitch Black, The Cell, Forbidden Planet, Village of the Damned (1960), Bride of Frankenstein, Terminator, Terminator 2, and Dawn of the Dead.
- Cool conceptual design for a geometric soda can.
- Cool abominable snowman sculpture, and an alternate skin for Operation. (Via)
- This week's Wired Playlist features covers of famous sci-fi TV show themes!
- Gyromancer sounds like it might be a fun game: it's more puzzle-fighting!
- Werner Herzog is going to do something called Rogue Film School where he will teach you how to live filmmaking as a way of life. Wow!
- "A research team at the University of California Berkeley recently announced that it has successfully implanted electrodes into a beetle allowing scientists to control the insect's movements in flight." Watch the video of the remote control cyborg beetle in action, then freak out!
- So... steakhouse or gay bar? (Via)
- Joss Whedon's best TV episodes ever. Some weird picks, but big yeses to the Angel series finale, the Buffy musical episode, Dr. Horrible, and of course "The Body." (Via)
- Hilariously bad orchestral rendition of the theme to 2001. (Via)
- The top ten science fiction movie soundtracks. A lot of good picks, but... Flash Gordon? Seriously?? That has to be one of the most embarrassing soundtracks of all time! (Via)
- Snow White and the Se7en Dwarfs. (Via)
- Some crazy candid video of wild turkeys attacking people near my old neighborhood. (Via Todd)
- Cool Legend of Zelda art. (Via)
- An autotuned music video-style remix of an episode of Carl Sagan's Cosmos. (Via)
- Top 10 unanswered questions in geeky movies. By which he means, plot holes.
- Movie poster mashups!
- A trailer for a crazy Russian anime film called First Squad, about a Russian medium fighting an occult order within the S.S. during WWII.
- The famous pop art portrait of Marilyn Monroe recreated with paint guns.
- An interesting report on playing Space Invaders Extreme with the Project Natal motion-sensing control scheme.
- Amusing disclaimer on the Ambien website.
- The 10 most puzzling ancient artifacts and an awesome concept car that's apparently more of a robotic exoskeleton. (Via)
- That Iron Man 2 set footage I posted the teaser for yesterday.
- MGM is so strapped for cash, the company might have to sell James Bond, The Hobbit, and numerous other franchises.
- Scream IV will begin production in April or May and amazingly they convinced Neve Campbell to return! But really, what else was she doing?
- Underwire likes FlashForward, and I'm hearing good things about it from other people, too. Damn! I thought this was one TV show I could avoid after the ads looked really stupid. Now I feel like I have to check it out.
- D'oh! If the Viking Lander 2 had dug its trench just 3.5 inches deeper, it would have struck Martian ice.
- Paul Pope close-ups! (Via)
- A first look at Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's Paul.
- Scientists have discovered fossils of a four-winged dinosaur!
- The 100 worst movies of the last 10 years! I am at once thankful and slightly disappointed to say that I haven't seen any of these all the way through, although I have seen bits of a couple. (Via)
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