And the rest: Game of Thrones, Razzies, poor King Arthur and Futurama

Winter is actually coming. HBO must have liked the pilot for A Game of Thrones, because they ordered nine more episodes: By cable standards, that’s pretty much an entire season. Filming starts in June, and we can expect the series to debut next spring.

Shocker! Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen took the Razzies for Worst Picture, Worst Director, and Worst Screenplay. As for actual entertainment value, Sandra Bullock showed up in person to accept Worst Actress for All About Steve: If she gets an Academy Award tonight (for The Blind Side) she’ll become the first actress to win both a Razzie and an Oscar in the same year.

Nothing new under the sun. Guy Ritchie wants to remake Excalibur “in the tone of Star Wars.” There’s also something going down with Warren Ellis, and didn’t Showtime have The Tudors team signed to do a Camelot series? To all this I say: Haven’t the Arthurian legends suffered enough?

Good news, everyone! Futurama returns to its rightly place as a half-hour show in June.

6 Replies to “And the rest: Game of Thrones, Razzies, poor King Arthur and Futurama

  1. The one with Sam Neill? Well, it was better than The Mists of Avalon, but that’s not really saying much.

  2. No, there is a television show called “Merlin” that aired in the BBC and last summer on NBC. The second season is premiering after a re-airing of the first on SyFy at the end of the month. :)

  3. Oh, that. I haven’t seen enough to judge but it seems like a big departure… Maybe too much so for me.

  4. If you like King Arthur and are looking for a real departure from everything, go get Rosemary Sutcliff’s “Sword at Sunset”. Imho the best Arthur novel out there. Fair warning though: there’s no Merlin, no Lancelot, no Excalibur, no Round Table, no magic whatsoever nor a single knight, just what may very well be the real deal.
    Great book! (as are, afaik, most Sutcliff novels :-))

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