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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Linc-prechaun: New Doctor Who Trailer, Star Wars books, Whedon Talks Firefly, Jurassic Park 4, and More!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Thanks for coming to my side of the rainbow. I've got some cool stuff for you today:

1. New Doctor Who Trailers, Clips, and Posters

As we count down the days until Doctor Who returns (Literally. Look to your right), the folks at the BBC are treating us to a whole bucketload of a new trailers, clips, and posters. The trailers show a lot of the people and places we'll see as the Doctor tries to answer the question (no, not that Question) of just who exactly Clara is. And it looks like a lot of old and new villains will be out to get the Time Lord and his new companion. The first trailer is below, the second is over at Entertainment Weekly and can't be embedded.


And next up is a preview clip from the first new episode, The Bells of St. John. And frankly, I've had it with these Dalek-fightin Time Lords on this Gallifreyan plane!

Is it just me or is Eleven's sonic screwdriver look a little more blue than green this time around? And finally, we have the posters for the upcoming episodes, which look like they could be movies in that episode's genre (the Rings of Alkhaten, in particular, looks like an Indiana Jones poster!)

Doctor Who

Doctor Who

Doctor Who

"I am a Doctor Who fan......and I am excited!"

2. New Star Wars books feature Maul, Old Ben, nd Shakespearian Droids!

It promises to be a big year for Star Wars novels. Sith Lords, Crazy Old Wizards, R2-D2 doing soliloquies, and a whole lot more. Here's a glimpse at what's coming up:

Maul: Lockdown

Star Wars Darth Maul
Because this worked so well with Hannibal Lecter
Joe Schreiber is penning a novel that ties in directly with James Luceno's groundbreaking Darth Plagueis novel. That's all we know for now, but since the Clone Wars series ended, fans will be clamoring for more Maul. 

Star Wars: Kenobi
Star Wars Kenobi
He's thinking "Why couldn't the Lars' live on Naboo?"
I'm just going to let the blurb say it all.
"In this original novel set between the events of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV A New Hope, Obi-Wan Kenobi comes to the aid of the residents of Tatooine during his exile. But he struggles with his new mission when he realizes that protecting Luke Skywalker-the last hope of the galaxy-means setting aside his compassion and his Jedi warrior training, for the future of the galaxy lies not with Obi-Wan Kenobi, but with a mystical recluse known only by the name of Crazy Old Ben."

Star Wars: Shakespeare
Star Wars
Search-eth thine feelings, thou wilst know it to be sooth!
Verily! Head on over to for more on this book that combines the vision of the Maker with the words of the Bard!

3. When Joss Whedon Talks Firefly, You Listen

Joss Whedon is over the moon at the prospect of a Kickstarter funded Veronica Mars movie. But he knows that the next question will be: "萤火虫呢?"  (For those of you not from the 'verse, that means "What about Firefly?") His answer is as brilliant as the man himself:

"Couple years from now, when Nathan [Fillion]'s no longer [on] Castle and I'm no longer the Tom Hagen of the Marvel Universe and making a giant movie, we might look and see where the market is then. But right now, it's a complete non-Kickstarter for me."

Joss Whedon
"You motivation is: You're still canceled."
Now see if we had hired a war-time director, a Sicilian....Anyway, read more of the interview here at Buzzfeed.

4. Jurassic Park 4 Gets A New Director

You can't stop it. Jurassic Park 4 is happening and the man behind the camera will be Colin Trevorrow. Trevorrow is the director of the award-winning indie movie Safety Not Guaranteed, and was a rumored contender to direct Episode VII. The film is set to hit theaters in June 2014.

Juassic Park
Jurassic Park 4: How T-Rex Got Her Groove Back

That's all for now, guys! Stay tuned to the Missing Linc for more geekery as it comes out. But before you go, a blessing for you on this St. Patrick's Day:

May the Jedi protect you
May the light side keep you
May the dark side not tempt you
May the Force Be With You


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