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Daily Scan for 12.24.09 – George Lucas Dislikes Family Guy, Kirsten Dunst Leaves Spider-Man

odyss.jpg•The latest Family Guy / Star Wars spoof, Something Something Something Dark Side, apparently made George Lucas so nervous that he was reluctant to sign off on it.

Star Magazine claims Kirsten Dunst will be written out of the next Spider-Man movie to be replaced by Anne Hathaway. Ah, if only that were true.

• James Cameron thinks 3D is the next step, not just in cinema, but in home cinema. I don’t know about that: Avatar was fun in IMAX 3D, but hardly an earth-shattering experience, and certainly not worth buying a new television over.

• Was the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey an amateurish writer? I’ve always thought so — Clarke is practically unreadable — so it’s nice to see that Robert Silverberg agrees.

• A gallery of exquisite Star Wars-themed Christmas cards.

• A bunch of synchronized robots in a dance troupe wish you a Merry Christmas.

SF Signal hosts the latest part of their end-of-the-year Mind Meld on the best scifi of the year.

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