Somehow, I appear to have picked up the Harry Potter beat, since Dunc always seems to scoop me on the Star Wars news.
Those of you who have yet to visit JK Rowling’s Official Website are missing out on a cultural phenomenon!
In just eight weeks, the site has received 220 million hits; including one from the Vatican.
It is a really great site to play in. Plenty of easter eggs for the determined. And learn now how to find the door, as this is where upcoming scoopage on the next book will be hidden.
I brave AICN so you don’t have to!
Herc, probably best known for being the guy who always dropped the Buffy and Angel spoilers, had a chance to see the Lost pilot. Contains (duh) spoilers!
Rebelscum’s Comic Con wrap-up highlights the Con floor.
Tolkien didn’t always get good reviews – the BBC has excerpts of reviews from when his books were first published:
“This is not a work which many adults will read through more than once,” said the anonymous reviewer in the Times Literary Supplement, while American critic Edmund Wilson, dismissed the entire trilogy in 1956 as “juvenile trash”.
And so we have the first trailer. I am really loving the look of this. Actual focus on character. Wonderfully filmed. I think this will be a Batman I can get behind!
Check it out in a million different formats here.
Kids won’t go to bed when you tell them? Spouse refuses to put his or her dirty socks in the hamper? Boss won’t pony up with that pay rise you’ve more than earned? Starbucks barista too slow?
Worry no more! With the soon-to-be released Darth Vader voice modulator you’ll have those annoying humans around you jumping to your command in no time.
Get my mocha or die!
Time to prepare your husband, Kelly. KITT is now on the auction block.
Of course, if KITT doesn’t interest you, maybe the Ten Commandments tablets that Charlton Heston carried?
An overview of Joss Whedon’s Serenity presentation at Comic-Con. Whedon also said that he’s looking into a comic adaption of the movie. See pics and download mp3s (!!) from the panel discussion with the cast at fireflyfans.net.
Also, don’t forget that Astonishing X-Men #3 comes out tomorrow.
In the midst of all the Comic Con Star Wars excitement, I forgot that the LOTR folks screened a preview of the Return of the King extended DVD there. Theonering.net has the scoop and some pictures.
IGN covers the Comic Con DVD preview. Aside from the Classic Trilogy, the Ewoks, Droids, and Clone Wars cartoons are being released.