Monday, April 13, 2009

newsbits: sorkin, dubai, heroin, & batman

- Have you met Susan Boyle yet? You should.

- Astonished that Showtime has passed on ALL their pilots. That's about $15-20 million dollars they'll never get back.

- Rumors of Aaron Sorkin returning to TV have me excited, if only because the rumored new show sounds like Sports Night meets West Wing's Capital Beat, which is something I can get on board with. Sorkin's a wonk, and his wit is best applied to the political process.

- Never cared for Dubai, now I really don't.

- Heroin is now cheaper than a six-pack of beer. The headline says pretty much everything.

- New episodes of Batman: The Brave and the Bold start again on Friday, May 1 with "Night of the Huntress!" Possibly the best animated series on TV, other than the imaginary one in my head that I'm working on.

- The fact Wizard had Heroes as their number one "fan favorite" show is a sham. Neither Battlestar or Sarah Connor are perfect by any means, but Heroes? The uneven pilot of Fringe is better than Heroes on its best day.

- Speaking of Fringe, I have them stockpiled on the DVR. I hear it keeps getting better, and Leonard Nimoy is apparently coming on as the mysterious big bad in the finale -- one can only hope he's to this show as Lena Olin was to Alias.

- The official Star Trek movie site - which is pretty cool - feautres music from Michael Giacchino's score. I think it sounds like LOST in Space (get it? Lost? In Space?), but then again, it isn't a major action cue.

- Simon Cowell is "threatening" to leave American Idol. He judges 3 shows a year - somewhat concurrently (Idol, Britains Got Talent and X-Factor in the UK). This weekend Talent premiered (see: Susan Boyle) and during the week he's in America for Idol. No wonder he's cranky.

- Rumor has it that the next 3 Doctor Who specials will air in November, followed by a 2-part Christmas special (Does this mean 2 nights? 2 hours in 1 night? Dunno.) The Special rumored to air in November got a little trailer after "Planet of the Dead." It'll be called The Waters of Mars.


Brett said...

I thought the heroine is cheaper than beer link was going to be a joke because heroin is misspelled. Not so funny once I clicked on it.

kyle-cummings said...

oops! typo fixed! (and yeah, not funny)