Starwars.com has up a preview of Star Wars Insider #77, the first issue under the new fan club arrangement. The biggest design change so far looks to be a new masthead…
Content includes the top ten OT moments, prequel update, Bantha Tracks, and a story by Timothy Zahn.
It starts shipping to subscribers July 22, and will be in stores August 3rd.
Chris Carter is still out there. The X-Files creator is directing a movie adaption of A Philosophical Investigation, a thriller by Philip Kerr.
On TV, that is. MSNBC takes a look at series for genre fans. There’s a lot out there, surprisingly, but I’m strangely unmoved.
The National Endowment for the Arts released a survey today finding that literary reading has declined heavily in the US since 1992 – by 10% generally.
The news is disheartening, but I have to wonder how much of the slack – particularly among the age group of 18 to 24 – is taken up by the internet. More and more weblogs and journals pop up every day – certainly these people aren’t writing pages and pages of analysis over Harry Potter out of a sense of duty.
I wonder if the NEA took any figures on that?
The 7 most romantic TV couples, according to MSN. Buffy and Angel come in at #2, something I honestly can NOT agree with, having just made the mistake of watching the schmultz-filled Angel S1 episode I Will Remember You, but to each their own. The X-File’s Mulder and Scully come in at #4, and Barnabas and Josette from the 60’s gothic soap opera Dark Shadows come in at #7.
Who’s your top TV romance?
Filming started on Joss Whedon’s Serenity a few weeks ago – keep up with the cast and screw via the official on-set weblog. But that’s no even the first set ‘leak’ – cast and crew have been posting all over the fan sites, so there’s an unofficial blog that keeps an eye out. And don’t miss the first set pics.
I saw Spiderman 2 this week… In short? It was a good comic book movie but I really wanted to slap Peter Parker around. The non-action parts (and Kirsten Dunst) completely failed to pull me in. But the Spidey fans seem to like it.
Some comic-book news has surfaced: The first picture from Electra, featuring Jennifer Garner’s character from the flop Daredevil. There are also new pictures from Halle Berry’s Catwoman and Batman Begins – Christian Bale! Liam Neeson! Gary Oldman!.
And apparently Hayden Christensen is being considered for Daredevil 2. Run, Hayden – run FAR away. This is one used leather suit you don’t want to fill.
I totally forgot it’s Free Comic Book Day! Find a shop near you to pick up Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures and many other fine comics. Because it’s free.