Why I Love the Big Bang Theory
So I love the Big Bang Theory, which will heretofore referred to as TBBT:
Last night's episode introduced the game of Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock, which is supposed to result in fewer ties because of greater number of combinations, but which ends in a tie every time, because no one ever picks anything but Spock.
This line from the same episode: "I am not going to watch the Clone Wars TV series until I've seen the Clone Wars movie. I prefer to let George Lucas disappoint me in the order he intended." (For the record, I watched the movie and all the episodes of the show to date last weekend, and I like it. I am however, known to be a George Lucas apologist, so there you go.)
The extended argument over which Star Trek movie is the worst. (For once, I disagree with Sheldon, although I am willing to rewatch Star Trek: the Motion Picture to consider his theory. I will not, however, ever watch Star Trek V again.
The vanity card at the end of the episode which reads: Dear George Lucas, May I call you Mr. Lucas? On behalf of the writers of The Big Bang Theory, I would like to thank you for your astounding body of work, which has awakened the child within us and unleashed our dreams. That being said, we hope you don't take offense at our good-natured jest regarding your most recent animated efforts. Yes they were cheap shots, but we can't help but hold you to a higher standard -- a standard of your own making. In closing, we are all looking forward to Indiana Jones 5 - The Curse of the Golden Catheter. Oops, sorry again.
Very truly yours,
P.S. To William Shatner, director of Star Trek 5. Go ahead, sue us.
Complete non-sequitor: I watched Cloverfield two hours ago and I'm still a little nauseated. That thing should have come with some sort of warning label...
Is There Really a Gay Hutt in 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars'? - Cinematical
According to Cinematical, "Director Dave Filoni was one of many among the crew that was caught off guard by the request. 'Ziro, Jabba's uncle, originally spoke in Hutt-ese, like Jabba and then he had a different sluggish voice just like Jabba, and then George one day was watching it and said 'I want him to sound like Truman Capote."
A hutt that speaks like Truman Capote. This does not bode well.
Quote of the Day: Iron Man Kinda Trashes 'The Dark Knight' - CinematicalRobert Downey Jr., on the Dark Knight" I loved 'The Prestige' but didn't understand 'The Dark Knight'. Didn't get it, still can't tell you what happened in the movie, what happened to the character and in the end they need him to be a bad guy. I'm like, 'I get it. This is so high brow and so f--king smart, I clearly need a college education to understand this movie.' You know what? F-ck DC comics. That's all I have to say and that's where I'm really coming from."
Can't say I agree with him, as I loved the Dark Knight, but I love that he said it.
11 Reasons Why I Didn’t Completely Hate the ‘Star Wars’ Prequels
The excellent all around geeky entertainment news site Geeks of Doom has a list of 11 Reasons Why I Didn’t Completely Hate the ‘Star Wars’ Prequels. I was glad to see that I am not the only geek who admits to not hating the prequels. Sure, there are things that we all agree could have done better (every scene with Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen, for example) but I honestly do not think they are bad movies. Everyone my age is going to have a hard time comparing them favorably to the original trilogy, but there are things on the list that I agree are great, including the opening battle sequence and final light saber battle in RotS.
Ray Park as Snake Eyes
The Official Star Wars Blog has a great photo of Ray Park, AKA Darth Maul, as Snake Eyes from the upcoming GI Joe movie. I'm ashamed to admit it, but I'm kind of looking forward to this.
"New Indiana Jones Adventure to be Titled 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (Sept. 9, 2007) – The title of the new Indiana Jones adventure, now in production under the direction of Steven Spielberg, is Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, it was revealed today by actor Shia LaBeouf. LaBeouf, who stars in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull with Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Ray Winstone and John Hurt, announced the title during today’s MTV Video Music Awards, which were broadcast live from Las Vegas. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is a Lucasfilm Ltd. and is being distributed by Paramount Pictures. It will be released in the U.S. and simultaneously in most territories worldwide on Thursday, May 22, 2008. Frank Marshall returns as producer, with Kathleen Kennedy joining George Lucas as executive producer. Breaking news about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull can be found at http://www.indianajones.com."
Doesn't really roll off the tongue, does it? Sounds like they let George pick the title, which really doesn't bode well, unless that's all they are letting him do.
Update: Comments are starting to pour in on Cinematical. Looks like I'm not the only one who's not happy.
"I get asked the question so often, I thought it best to make an announcement. I thought long and hard about it and if anything could have pulled me out of retirement it would have been an Indiana Jones film. I love working with Steven and George, and it goes without saying that it is an honor to have Harrison as my son. But in the end, retirement is just too damned much fun. I, do however, have one bit of advice for Junior: Demand that the critters be digital, the cliffs be low, and for goodness sake keep that whip by your side at all times in case you need to escape from the stunt coordinator! This is a remarkable cast, and I can only say, 'Break a leg, everyone.' I'll see you on May 22, 2008, at the theater!"
I'm glad he's so giddy about it, although I'm confused as to how the man who turned down playing Gandalf is going to pass on the chance to play Indy's dad one more time.