Those of us who didn’t watch it by other means here in the US got to enjoy the Series 2 premiere episode of Torchwood with guest star James Marsters over the weekend. (If you think Spike was a wild character….)
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of the world tilting off its axis, as news spreads on the interwebs that yes, the Dragonball Z live action movie is a go. Among the rumored cast members are Justin Chatwin (from the War of the Worlds movie and Lost) as Goku and James Marsters, (of Buffy and Angel fame) as the villain. James Kyson Lee (Ando from Heroes) reportedly auditioned for the role of Yamcha.
I went to one Star Wars panel today – the first, an intro to the MOTF track and prequel discussion. Not being particularly obsessive when it comes to the prequels, but I was pleasantly surprised. There was a lot of prequel EU talk actually, and surprisingly a flame war did not erupt. (Do I spend too much time on TFN or what?)
Alas, I skipped out on Zahn’s showcase for The Venture Brothers. (Four of the three panels I really wanted to see today? Same time slot.) Zahn will be at tomorrow’s ‘Words of the Force’ though, and no doubt someone will ask the relevant question. Twice.
(I’ve heard Smallville is really, really awful this year, but what else is new? It can’t be any worse than The O.C., right? Please, someone tell me I’m right.)
In other SW guest star news, Comic Continuum also reported that Mark Hamill will be voicing the Trickster on an upcoming episode of Cartoon Network’s Justice League Unlimited. Hamill infamously played the Trickster in the short lived live-action Flash TV show starring Dawson’s dad, and (of course) voiced the Joker for Batman: The Animated Series. I’d link pictures, but you’re probably off just renting Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back for your Hamill-in-spandex fix.