Doc Brown returns in this fun trailer for WB Games’ Lego Dimensions, in which the zany scientist helps construct the device that enables the toys (including his own tiny doppleganger, and lots of other familiar faces that have nothing to do with Back to the Future) to virtually “come to life.”
Author Evan Puschak, aka blogger the Nerd Writer, breaks down what he calls “the perils of worldbuilding” in this video, using the works of Tolkien and Game of Thrones, among others, as examples. On his blog, he writes:
On the heels of its jarring teaser from April, the full trailer for The Gallows — about a cursed high-school play — offers a lotta night vision and shaky-cam, a haunted VCR (?), a slowed-down version of “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” and a spirited prayer that found-footage horror still has one last breath in it.
Just six or seven days old, a baby Western lowland gorilla has a snooze in the arms of its proud mother, Frala, at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. So far, mom and newborn have been hanging so tight that keepers haven’t been able to determine whether their newest charge is a male or a female.
Ghosts are implied but not actually filmed in this spectacularly eerie tour of a massive asylum, closed for 20 years. Elegant editing and camerawork, including some graceful aerial footage, capture graffiti-covered abandonment as well as what the narrator terms “a presence, as if something was still there.”
Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) continues to be baffled by the surreal pace of life in Wayward Pines, but he’s no longer completely clueless. That said, he’s still fully capable of putting disastrous events in motion, which he does in episode two: “Do Not Discuss Your Life Before.” Spoilers follow!
Investigation Discovery, or ID, is mostly known for its reenactment-heavy true-crime shows (including guilty-pleasure fodder like Wives With Knives, Momsters, and Frenemies: Loyalty Turned Lethal). The network’s first scripted series arrives in June with a suitably lurid title: Serial Thriller: Angel of Decay.
You can tell by the googly eyes that Shaun the Sheep is an Aardman Animations production. The trailer promises the clever humor and adorable stop-motion animation that the studio (home of Wallace and Gromit) is known for ... plus, did we catch a Silence of the Lambs reference? Snort.
Precious little information exists about what’s known as the Atlas Vampire Murder, so named for the neighborhood in Stockholm where it took place in 1932 ... and for the gruesome crime-scene details left behind by an unknown assailant. Quite obviously, the latter is why this long-cold case is still so tantalizing.
History isn’t certain if Kate Warne, America’s first female detective, had that career path in mind when she walked into the Pinkerton Detective Agency. It’s possible she was applying to be a secretary. But she so impressed Allan Pinkerton that he hired her as an agent — a job she proved unusually well-suited for.
You gotta give The Lizzie Borden Chronicles credit; the only thing predictable about this show is how unpredictable it is (and, ok, the fact that Lizzie will off at least one other character per episode). In episode seven, “The Sisters Grimke,” the Borden sisters flee Fall River and Lizzie adopts a more fun-loving…
On a single day in 2011, Anders Breivik killed 77 people, most of them attendees at a youth camp organized by the Norwegian Labour Party. A thoughtful piece in the new New Yorker by Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard takes a look at the mass murderer from the inside out, examining his mind and his motives.
This satellite image of Washington’s Mount St. Helens comes courtesy of NASA’s Earth Observatory, which notes that tomorrow is the 35th anniversary of the volcano’s eruption and subsequent landslide, which killed 57 people. Scientists still keep a close watch on the site from both the air and ground.
A few weeks back we learned that SyFy had ordered to series an adaptation of Lev Grossman’s fantasy trilogy The Magicians. Now we have a trailer, which offers a peek at Brakebills’ faculty and new recruits, and contains the line “DO SOME GODDAMN MAGIC!” Yep, we’re intrigued.
Her website is still awesomely space-themed, but soprano Sarah Brightman, who owned Broadway in the 1980s thanks to Cats and Phantom of the Opera, is scratching from her planned space-tourist trip to the ISS. She’d hoped to be “the first professional musician in history to perform live from orbit.”