"X-Files" Creator Chris Carter Is Launching A New Show. Scully And Mulder Or GTFO.
Happy Tuesday my little capuchin-os, have I got some terrible adaptation news for you! SyFy, in all its infinite, Sharknado wisdom, is making a TV series out of 12 Monkeys. That concept seems, uhm, not tailor-made for long form storytelling. Unless, are we getting some sort of sly “Quantum Leap” reboot? I’d be okay with that. In the meantime, I’ll be in the corner smarmily rewatching La Jetée. (Laughing Squid)
And while we’re on the subject of unsettling age differences, according to Mike Ryan (and, I guess, facts), Robin Thicke is only two years younger than his dad was when he played Jason Seaver on “Growing Pains.” I mean, that just makes all the bad VMA things worse, doesn’t it? In better Miley news, this CNN editor’s response to an Onion piece is maybe the classiest thing I’ve seen come out of the whole Cyrus Affair. (Uproxx)
Well, maybe the second classiest thing. Leave it to The Fug Girls to turn a VMA Takedown into a vocabulary diatribe: “And I hate the word “twerking,” by the way. I hope the OED refuses to return its calls.” (GFY)
I, too, despise that word and embrace Josh Kurp’s scheme to replace it with “Turking.”
In better news for womankind, this ravishing young lady won the longsword competition at a World Invitational Jousting Tournament and now I’m hopelessly in love. Check it out. (Fashionably Geek)
Speaking of the sci-fi/fantastical, Neil Gaiman has recorded a speaking part in a new audiobook. You can hear it here. Rest assured, they had me at “sexy bear wizard.”
Have you heard of The Russo Test? Me neither. It’s a good litmus for LGBT characters in film. Bad news, 2012 Hollywood. You super flunked. (Slashfilm)
Chris Carter of “X-Files” fame is developing a new show, you guys. CHRIST, CARTER, GET THE BAND BACK TOGETHER. (Vulture)
Have you seen the boxed set for Season 3 of “The Walking Dead”? It’s pretty much the best marketing gimmick I’ve ever seen, and I say that as someone who pretty much hated Season 3 of “The Walking Dead.” (Topless Robot)
Those blessed saints over at FilmDrunk have assembled a supercut of the worst rap scenes in movie history. AL PACINO. NO. NO. NO. (FilmDrunk)
In better musical news, it looks like Outkast might have a shot of winning the Grantland Best Song Of The Millennium Battle. In, uh, not so great news, “Call Me Maybe” is still in the mix. Check out the Quarter Quell results here and keep on voting. (Grantland)
Tomorrow is the 50th Anniversary of the March On Washington and NBC, to their credit, decided to re-air an old “Meet The Press” segment from 50 years ago in which MLK and NAACP director Roy Wilkins are grilled about the potential dangers of The March. I say “to their credit” because in light of the rest of us being a whole lot less racist now, things do not look good for NBC in this segment. Or, you know, white people in general. It’s a fascinating longwatch. (NBC News)
But if that’s TL:DW for you, then enjoy this boiled-down assessment of Middle Eastern conflicts. In chart form! (Washington Post)
Finally, our beloved overlord, Dustin Rowles busts this season of “Breaking Bad” WIDE open with the best crackpot theory I’ve heard yet. (WG)
And if that’s not enough “Breaking Bad” for you, here’s the adorable Dean Norris (aka ASAC Schrader aka Uncle Hank) spoiling the sh*t out of the show’s end. ENJOY!