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Friday, March 15, 2013

Linc at Lunch: Star Wars, Doctor Who, TMNT, Game of Thrones, and The Big Bang Theory

Well, it's been tough not being able to blog the last few days, so I'm back with tons of stuff for make up for it! Let's dive in, shall we?

1. Dave Filoni Involved In "New Star Wars Content"

This should be welcome news to fans who don't want to see Filoni's time at Lucasfilm end. According to Disney Channel Worldwide president Gary Walsh, The Man with the Hat is working with him, Lucas, and Kathleen Kennedy to "explore new content for our platforms" which will be detailed later this year. This might have something to do with the new animated series that was mentioned in the press release for the cancellation of the Clone Wars. Can't wait to see what's next!

2. Gentle Giant To Release Grand Admiral Thrawn Mini-Bust

I am a huge collector of the Gentle Giant Star Wars mini-busts. Their detail and craftsmanship are incredible, and they always bring out the best qualities of the character. I started collecting a few years ago at Celebration V, and I couldn't be more excited to say that the folks at GG will be releasing a mini-bust of everyone's favorite Chiss, Grand Admiral Thrawn!

Gentle Giant

Gentle Giant
Because nothing says chic like ysalamiri

Gentle Giant
"But, it was so artistically done."
 Introduced in Tim Zahn's "Heir to the Empire" the Imperial Grand Admiral, whose full name is Mitth'raw'nuruodo, was a cunning tactician who studied the art of  his enemies in order to gain an advantage. During the early years of the New Republic, Thrawn laid siege to the galaxy in an effort to bring together the dissipating factions of the Empire. He almost succeeded, but was assassinated by his own Noghri bodyguard. His dying words, "But, it was so artistically done." are some of the most memorable of the EU.

3. Billy Dee Williams Approached To Reprise Lando in Episode VII

A whole shipload of cool might be on its way back to the Star Wars Universe. Billy Dee Williams recently said that he has been asked to come back for the new movie, but hasn't made up his mind. C'mon Billy Dee! You still owe us for betraying Han!

4. Jenna-Louise Coleman To Return for Season 8 of Doctor Who

The ever-intriguing Clara Osin Oswald, played by the lovely Jenna-Louise Coleman, has confirmed that she will return for Season 8 of the BBC sci-fi show. What this means for her character and for the good Doctor remain to be seen!

Clara Oswin Oswald
It will most likely involve souffles. 

5. New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Game to Be Based On the Hit Nickelodeon Show

Longtime fans of the Heroes in a Halfshell have been raving about the new cartoon on Nick. I personally haven't seen much of it, but I did like what I saw. But this game looks like it will be really awesome, and just might be what I need to jump into the series. The game sees the Turtles fighting the Foot in New York City and will be out this summer and downloadable on all platforms. Have a look at the trailer below:


6. The Big Bang Theory Cast Shares Secrets at PaleyFest

The entire gang of the Big Bang Theory shared stories and secrets from the show at this year's PaleyFest. They delved into the origins of "Bazinga!" and "Soft Kitty" as well as a very "revealing" moment for Melissa Rauch while she was dressed as Smurfette. Check it all out here at The Hollywood Reporter.

7. Hercules and Xena Would Be Proud: Game of Thrones 1995-style Intro

YouTube user hunterslanders created a fantastic opening for Game of Thrones as if the show was made in the mid-90's. It's so classic that I feel like I must have seen this on the WB at some point in between Felicity and Seventh Heaven. Get ready to feel both anticipation and nostalgia all at the same time:


And that'll be it for now, friends! Thanks again for continuing to make this blog an extraordinary success!


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