Saturday, October 31, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Natural, agile movement is essential for PETMAN to simulate how a soldier stresses protective clothing under realistic conditions. The robot will have the shape and size of a standard human, making it the first anthropomorphic robot that moves dynamically like a real person.
Boston Dynamics President Lex Luthor
Monday, October 26, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
At no point does he accuse anyone of being an N-word. But you can feel that he might want to.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Hiro and Ando, however, are still stuck in neutral, even with Hiro's possibly terminal illness. And while it's fun to see Noah finally realize that he's been living a thankless and totally skeevy life, it does leave him kind of rudderless. As for Claire.......she just wants a normal life. Still. As she has for as long as I can remember. Well, having a pointless but ratings-bait lesbian fling with your college roommate is pretty normal.....for some girls. I hear. Sigh.
And Suresh is nowhere to be seen. Thank. God.
I even like the new additions. Emma is a strikingly different character that allows Peter to slip into the mentor role. The Carnival characters would be much more annoying if they weren't so well-portrayed. All in all, I'm actually interested again. Well played, Heroes, well played.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Southland star Michael Cudlitz was so angry that, when interviewed, he unleashed a can of whup-ass on NBC that hilariously ensures he'll never work for them again:
We were two weeks away from airing and (the cancellation news) has created more press for the show than NBC has put into it on its own. They ran the first (Southland) ad — a 30-second spot — last Friday, and that’s the only one that they ran. That’s not a relaunch. When you have a network that nobody’s watching, it doesn’t benefit you to only advertise on your network....We were given the same statement that everyone got. (NBC) said they watched the first (four) episodes and determined that they were too dark. I don’t even know where to go with that. They were the scripts that (NBC) approved for a show that they picked up — a show they themselves advertised as an authentic, raw and gritty look at the Los Angeles Police Department. So I don’t know what they thought they were getting…
Basically this was a sleazy move, completely screwing over the show's producers, cast and crew who thought their hard work was at least going to be seen. And as TNT is now expressing interest in taking over the series, it's also another indicator that network television is in really danger of complete irrelevancy through its over-reliance in reality shows, cutting corners and a complete lack of faith in the shows they make.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
As you can see, the logo is more of a return to the classic, 1960s logo. But the insignia is totally new, with the "DW" initials fashioned to resemble the TARDIS.
To me it's a perfect way to freshen things up for the arrival of the eleventh Doctor, and his new show runner, Steven Moffatt, who had this to say:
The eleventh logo for the eleventh Doctor - those grand old words, Doctor Who, suddenly looking newer than ever. And look at that, something really new - an insignia! DW in Tardis form!
Simple and beautiful, and most important of all, a completely irresistible doodle.
I apologise to school notebooks everywhere, because in 2010 that's what they're going to be wearing.
The 1996 TV Movie:
It's okay. It is pretty much a direct recreation of an earlier logo, except it is more glitzy.
The Seventh Doctor Logo (1987-1989):
Wow, that's awful.
The Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Doctors (with minor revisions) 1980 - 1986:
It looks pretty godawful and 1980s now, but it worked for the time.
The Third and Fourth Doctor (1973-1980):
That's the iconic logo, also known as the "diamond logo". It's the logo, until the relaunch, that most people associated with the show. It's a little cartoony and cheesy now, but it still has a punch, especially when included in the "time tunnel" effect as see above.
The Third Doctor (1970 - 1972):
Cool, retro but timeless. This might be the most effective logo, which is why it is obviously the inspiration for the new one.
The Second Doctor (1967-1969):
The First and Second Doctors (1963 - 1966):
For it's time, this was rather cool. It had a modern, sci-fi sort of look without going over the top. It's clean and simple but still somehow conveys a space-age, mysterious feel.
So, what do you think of the new logo? Good, bad, or indifferent?
Monday, October 5, 2009
So, I return to this blogging thing with another edition of the random image search feature, where I plug a phrase into an image search engine and show you the best (or oddest) results. Today, we're going with "hilarious comic book panel". Enjoy!
I'm going to suggest that any guy who spends over fifty years unable to choose between two women and most likely remaining a virgin while doing so probably enjoys beating off guys anyway. Seriously, he's deeper in the closet than Kevin Spacey.
Okay, so maybe Fredric Wertham had a point.
Christ. What was going on over at DC during the 1940s and 50s?