venerdì 12 luglio 2013

NEWS - Clamoroso al Cibalwho! Udite udite: a metà degli anni '80 per lanciare il Dottore in Usa era stato scelto per interpretarlo Michael Jackson!

Notizia tratta dall'"Huffington Post" 
Michael Jackson was almost "Doctor Who."
In a new book, "Now On The Big Screen: The Unofficial and Unauthorized Guide to 'Doctor Who' At The Cinema," author Charles Norton reveals that the King of Pop was at the top of Paramount Pictures' list when the studio was looking to bring "Doctor Who" to the US big screen in the late '80s, The Times of London was the first to report.
Though The Guardian called it "one of the weirdest casting decisions of all times," Jackson, who had recently appeared in "Moonwalker," was reportedly "quite keen" on the idea, according to Radio Times. "If he hadn’t come through [Bill] Cosby was considered the ideal replacement," the site reports.
It's hard to know what the late Jackson thought of "Doctor Who," but it's clear his daughter is a fan. When current Time Lord Matt Smith announced he'd be leaving the show, the 15-year-old girl tweeted:
"Doctor Who" is still looking to replace Smith, but details have recently come to light about John Hurt, who appeared in the Season 7 finale as an a unidentified incarnation of The Doctor. Fans have been scratching their heads as to how he will fit in the the Time Lord's timeline, but details recently emerged: Hurt will play a "dark Doctor."
"There was a gap between Paul McGann playing the Doctor [in the 1996 TV movie] and Christopher Eccleston, when we didn’t see a regeneration, [when the series was revived in 2005] and John Hurt will fit into that gap. He is a past Doctor, not a future Doctor," costume designer Howard Burden allegedly told Prince Charles and Camilla while giving them the royal tour of the BBC studios, according to The Mirror.

mercoledì 10 luglio 2013

NEWS - Clamoroso al Ciballister! "Il Trono di spade" non è quello immaginato da George R(ompic...) Martin!
L'Iron Throne al centro de "Il Trono di spade" non è affatto quello scaturito dall'immaginazione del suo architetto principe, George R. Martin. Non si capisce il motivo per cui l'ideatore della saga letteraria tradotta su HBO si sia accorto della discrepanza solo ora, ma sul suo blog ha vergato le principali differenze senza inviarle con un corvo messaggero.
Ecco le righe in originale.
The HBO throne has become iconic. And well it might. It's a terrific design, and it has served the show very well. There are replicas and paperweights of it in three different sizes. Everyone knows it. I love it. I have all those replicas right here, sitting on my shelves.

And yet, and yet... it's still not right. It's not the Iron Throne I see when I'm working on THE WINDS OF WINTER. It's not the Iron Throne I want my readers to see. The way the throne is described in the books... HUGE, hulking, black and twisted, with the steep iron stairs in front, the high seat from which the king looks DOWN on everyone in the court... my throne is a hunched beast looming over the throne room, ugly and assymetric...

The HBO throne is none of those things. It's big, yes, but not nearly as big as the one described in the novels. And for good reason. We have a huge throne room set in Belfast, but not nearly huge enough to hold the Iron Throne as I painted it. For that we'd need something much bigger, more like the interior of St. Paul's Cathedral or Westminster Abbey, and no set has that much room. The Book Version of the Iron Throne would not even fit through the doors of the Paint Hall.

Ma c'è di più. Secondo Martin il trono della discordia si avvicinerebbe assai ai disegni di Marc Simonetti che illustrano questo post. Tanto per non lasciare nulla all'immaginazione e scalfire il culto della serie tv dell'HBO...

martedì 9 luglio 2013

"Il trivial game + divertente dell'anno" (Lucca Comics)

"Il trivial game + divertente dell'anno" (Lucca Comics)
Il GIOCO DEI TELEFILM di Leopoldo Damerini e Fabrizio Margaria, nei migliori negozi di giocattoli: un viaggio lungo 750 domande divise per epoche e difficoltà. Sfida i tuoi amici/parenti/partner/amanti e diventa Telefilm Master. Disegni originali by Silver. Regolamento di Luca Borsa. E' un gioco Ghenos Games.

Lick it or Leave it!

Lick it or Leave it!