As you may have seen, I wrote a review about a little indie comic named The Strange Talents of Luther Strode. So grand was the impression on me that I went and contacted Justin Jordan, the writer (possibly the BRAINS) behind Luther Strode, one of the best books out there at this moment in my opinion. If you’ve been neglecting indie comics, boy, are you missing out. Initially, I’d sent a lovely, flattering note to the email listed on the back pages of the comic book and to my utter pleasure, sat down to discuss Luther with Justin. (more…)
Erica Durance, the actress who played Lois Lane on CW’s hit series Smallville, has an upcoming guest appearance on an episode of David E. Kelley’s Harry’s Law. Erica will shimmy into a familiar pair of tights for Harry’s Law, as she plays a mentally unstable person who believes she is Wonder Woman.
Although no stranger to the Wonder Woman persona, having donned a similar Amazonian Princess wardrobe for an episode while playing Lois Lane, this particular costume is actually the infamous “new pants” costume from David E. Kelly’s giant fail Wonder Woman pilot. The outfit was originally worn by Adrianne Palicki and was cause for a lot of controversy over the look, which was followed by alterations that were a little better received.
In a recent interview with TV Guide, Erica talks about how it felt to step into those iconic tights so soon after the controversy.
How does it feel actually getting to play Wonder Woman… of sorts?
Erica Durance: “Of sorts” is the best way to put it and it’s probably the best way to play it because you get to have a little bit of freedom and you’re not judged quite so harshly. The way that I was able to work with the character Wonder Woman in this is through the eyes of a woman who desperately needed a strong female archetype to look up to, and she had gone through such terrible things and this was her alter ego. I would challenge anybody who said that she didn’t think she was Wonder Woman. This is how she found her way out.
So, as an actress, getting to put on the suit and play Wonder Woman was fantastic and then I got this whole other layer because of the way David E. Kelley had written it, to ground it in this kind of humanistic viewpoint, which was lovely.
Usually I’m the guy who is very picky about my heroes. For example, I hated seeing Ryan Reynolds play Deadpool, Green Lantern and Hannibal King, even though I find him a fantastic actor. In my personal opinion, Erica pulls off the costume so much better than Adrianne Palicki. Just off of the images of Erica alone, I find myself totally buying it. I could see her as Wonder Woman just as we saw her make a great Lois Lane. Those are just my thoughts on it, what are yours?
Erica Durance’s episode of Harry’s Law airs Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 9/8c on NBC.
So last week, blogger Marc Bernardin caused a big kerfuffle by turning to the Interwebs to vent his feelings about Netflix’s recent proposal to make new episodes of the seemingly dead and buried television show Arrested Development. Apparently Bernardin feels that this same theory should totally be applied to all the cult classics whos stars burned out before their time – but mostly just to bring short lived/much loved sci-fi western Firefly back from the grave. If you haven’t read the article, which was posted on his Tumblr account, Bernardin goes into a lot of detail concerning exactly what he thinks would be needed to revive the fan favorite, and it’s nothing short of an adrenaline shot to the heart. Cue the Bon Jovi. (more…)
Depending on what story you read, Arkady has a different family name. Rossovich, Gregorivich, or Vasyliev…I suppose it doesn’t matter as long as you know the basics: Arkady is a Russian killer who was captured and then subjected to KGB experimentation. What they hoped would be a Captain America-like result ended in a monster creation, complete with tentacles. Omega has to drain the life force from people in order to keep these carbonadium tentacles from poisoning himself since Wolverine, Maverick and Sabretooth stole his Synthesizer (I’m kinda feeling bad for the guy!). Due to this and ensuing mental instabilit,y he was frozen and then revived by The Hand before falling under the control of the Soul Skinner who manipulated him into fighting the X-Men several times. After one last attempt at capturing Wolverine in order to find his Synthesizer, he is killed by a Muramasa blade through the heart. Currently, Omega Red is in hell. (more…)
Winter is coming from the direction of Cyanide Studio. Cashing in once again on the popularity of George R. R. Martin’s world of Westeros, Cyanide and Atlus present the first trailers for the Game Of Thrones RPG, which is slated for an early 2012 release.
In development since 2009, the game will feature two brand new, playable characters who are hinted at by GRRM to be included in later books, which gives credibility to the theory that he just makes shit up as he goes along.
Bulk of the story will follow Sworn Brother of the Night’s Watch Mors Westflord or Red Priest of R’hllor Alester Sarwyck on a journey everywhere from the Wall to King’s Landing. Just as the novels switch back and forth to different character POV’s, players will be able to alternate between the two original characters and put their vastly different store of abilities to use, from Westflord’s skinchanging to Sarwyck’s fire based magic. Players will also encounter a few familiar faces on their way, such as the Old Bear Commander Mormont, Varys the Spider, and Queen Cersei, before the events that kick off Game Of Thrones.
I’m not sure what the editor was thinking when it comes to visuals. Cut to Mors running! Now cut to Alester running! Now fade back to Mors…he should run! Perhaps the third trailer will show, oh I don’t know…more gameplay? That’d be a little helpful. The graphics seem like they can’t find a happy medium though then game was developed using Unreal Engine 3. However, with this kind of game I’ll take story over graphics any day. But when your target audience is balls deep in Skyrim, you’d assume they would pull out all the stops for the first sneak peek at another much anticipated medieval RPG, since people will obviously make comparisons.
The official website has a teensey bit more information, such as interactive character descriptions and photos, but will only unlock certain areas of the site depending on the number of “Likes” their Facebook page receives. I was hoping for a create a character and to cross the Narrow Sea and become a Dothraki Khaleesi, but hey, the game can’t please everyone. Either way, the game will be worth playing if only to glean a little more insight into Martin’s world. Check out the trailer below and let us know your thoughts!Please enter the url to a YouTube video.
I woke up this morning and hopped on the toilet, got out my iPhone, and started my ritual of reading nerd news. I started with www.flixist.com and caught up on some of the weeks film news, and then went to Penny-Arcade for a fix of laughter. What followed has been the highlight of my day.
Ocean Marketing and Paul Christoforo.
Where to begin? Well, this story is so absurdly long that I’m just gonna post a funny parody of the whole thing (seriously, it hasn’t even been a day and there are already YouTube parodies) and then keep updating the article as I add details.
LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!