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Daily Scan: 05.14.08 – Alec Baldwin Pitches an Outer Space Romp; Is Cronenberg Remaking Timecrimes?

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• Eric Stotlz, some kind of wonderful himself, will be the first Cylon.

• io9 reminds us that aliens should always have poetic weaknesses.

• David Cronenberg to be remaking Timecrimes?

• Correction: Speed Racer didn’t come in second on its opening weekend, it came in third. This groks: When I went to see it on Saturday, there were only two people in the theater, and one of them walked out halfway through.

• Wall-E’s new sexpot girlfriend is based on an iPod.

• ABC is bringing the BBC’s excellent time travel series Life on Mars to American screens… courtesy of a David E. Kelley remake.

• Delicious Darth Vader Cupcakes: Dark Lord of the Dessert indeed.

• The Vatican has said that it is okay to believe in alien life. Okay, fine, but do they have souls, or are they like puppies?

• Popular Mechanics debunks the science of Lost.

• Fantastic idea in action: pop-up videos for old Superman cartoons.

• Alec Baldwin wants to go on a filthy, X-Rated romp through outer space. Me too.

• You, too, can build your own Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, but it’s no Encyclopedia Galactica.

• A nice refresher course on Star Wars Mixology.

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