Posts Tagged ‘Television’

This coming Tuesday, my interview with Steve Rude (of Nexus fame) and his wife Jaynelle will be one of the many wonderful features you’ll be able to read over at the CWR site.

Courtesy of Dial B for Blog and You Tube

The above video is taken from the Nexus: The Animated Series promo DVD that Steve & Jaynelle put together to promote an animated feature to network execs. The DVD contains 2 minutes of fully rendered animated footage as well as a 5-minute feature on creating the Nexus comic book, starring The Dude himself.
If you’re looking to get a copy of the DVD, you can try to win a FREE COPY of it by signing up for the CWR Google Group, or head on over to SteveRude.Com to purchase one.
Hope to see you Tuesday!

Coming Soon…

Posted: February 11, 2008 in Uncategorized
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In case you’re wondering what’s been keeping me off the blogosphere lately…

May not look like much…but it’s just the beginning.

At least that was comic related. Nice to see Chuck come out on top for once!
That you can’t find the brit sitcom SPACED on video in the USA. It’s the show that gave us Simon Pegg and the team thatgave us Shaun of the Dead as well as Hot Fuzz

From the Spaced Wikipedia page:

“Tim Bisley (Pegg) and Daisy Steiner (Stevenson) are two London twenty-somethings who meet by chance in a cafe while both are flat-hunting. Despite barely knowing each other, they conspire to pose as a young “professional” couple in order to meet the requisites of an advertisement for a relatively cheap flat in the distinctive building at 23 Meteor Street, which is owned by and also houses the landlady, Marsha Klein (Julia Deakin). Also living in the building is Brian Topp (Mark Heap), an eccentric conceptual artist who lives and works on his various pieces in the ground floor flat. Frequent visitors are Tim’s best friend, Mike Watt (Nick Frost) and Daisy’s best friend, Twist Morgan (Katy Carmichael).”

So it’s Three’s Company meets The X-Files meets Freaks and Geeks…and yet it’s so much more.  It’s full of irreverent wit, pop-culture references and a cast of incredibly endearing characters.

Two things I’ve taken from watching it on a…creatively formatted DVD (you can only get it in Region 2 DVD format out of the UK):
1) Simon Pegg is a friggin’ GENIUS that makes being a geek/graphic artist/video game obsessive socially acceptable…
2) Jessica Stevenson makes slightly chubby, self-conscious, bumbling nerd-gals DAMN SEXY!!!I’d share a flat with her any day…

OK, so I bought Heroes Season 1 at Target for 19 bucks. Ever since this show hit the airwaves folks would ask me if I’d seen the show and gasp in amazement when I pull a Vinnie Vega and say I have no interest in seeing it. So I bite on the deal, get the first season and…I just don’t get it, in fact…
God, I can’t get past the first DVD in the set. The flashes of ingenuity get bogged down by suspect character motivations, overwritten and overacted dialogue, and this sense that everyone involved with the show is thinking ‘hey, we’re making a comic book!’ Not that having that sentiment is all that bad, but it seems that whenever plot incongruities occur, it’s dismissed by the writers.
Oh yeah, and that Peter Petrelli character really gets on my nerves (whiny little self-involved girlie man.)
Now for a truly well-crafted tale about superheroes in the ‘real world’ I offer you this…
Now THAT’S the stuff!