May 23rd, 2007

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Heroes & The Watchmen

Having just watched the last episode of Heroes Season 1 this morning, and with the long wait until Season 2 starts this autumn, my mind is on all things supers.

Now Heroes: Origins is going to fill the gap a little bit. Basically a spin-off from the main show it is aiming to maintain audience interest in the show 'between seasons'. Origins is going to be six stand-alone episodes, each dealing with a brand new character. At the end of the mini-season a public vote is going to take place to decide which one of the characters gets promoted to full-time cast status in Season 2.

It's certainly an interesting idea and I'm guessing whichever character is chosen will have to start mid-way through Season 2 to allow the filiming and writing schedule to still hit September for the start of the first 12-episode half-season.

Anyway, apart from Heroes Origins & Season 2 snesgirlalso reminded me of The Watchmen movie that's coming out in 2008, by the same director as 300. I have fairly high hopes for the film because the graphic novel was amazing and Zack Snyder kept 300 very close to the original graphic novel.

So, the question begs itself, who should be in the film. Three names have already been attached to it and (apparently) been offered the roles. So, who do you think should be in The Watchmen?

Dr. Manhattan - Keanu Reeves (offered)
Nite Owl - Patrick Wilson (offered)
Ozymandias - Jude Law (offered)
Rorschach - ?
Silk Spectre - ?
The Comedian - ?
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Gigs and Weekend Plans

I have two really cracking gigs to go to this week.

First off, this evening, is The Editors at The Roundhouse. I saw The Editors just under two years ago as a support band and they were amazing. I'm really glad they've become successful and can't wait to see them again. A friend, who has heard an advance copy of their sceond album, also informed me that they sound even more like Joy Division than they did on their debut - which is 100% fine with me. can't wait :)

Then tomorrow I go to see one of my all-time favourite bands - they are amongst the top live acts I've ever seen and their albums are some of the most played in my collection. Tomorrow is Fields of the Nephilim at The Astoria. Now that is going to be one hell of a night :D

I'm working on Saturday this weekend but as it's a bank holiday here I get Sunday and Monday off. One of those days I'm going to spend with Rosie either going somewhere green (like Hampstead Heath or to Alexandra Palace for the view) the other I'm dedicating to Cubicle 7 work. I'd also like to try and catch Pirates of the Caribbean 3 this weekend - which will probably be one of the morning performances on eitehr Sunday or Monday I guess. I also quite fancy seeing Zodiac.

Last night Rosie's parents were in town so came and stayed. We went out for a Turkish in the evening which was very nice. I've met her mother, briefly, before but had never met her father as he works in Kazakhstan and is only back in the UK every 5-6 weeks or so. He seems a very nice man and apparently our sense of humour is along the same lines (which, according to Rosie, is a pretty dire :p).

Anyway, Rosie is now at work. Her parents are on a train back to the Midlands and I should really be doing some work myself (even if this is my day off :p).

Hope everyone is well in LJ-land and to catch up with some of you soon!

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Cubicle 7 GenCon Indy Booth : 522

I got the floor plans for GenCon Indy through today. Boy, does the trade hall look bigger than ever! Plus they have a dedicated (and very large) area for electronic games this year too.

Anyway, the Cubicle 7 booth is going to be at 522. Next to the wonderful guys and gals of Exile Game Studio (publishers of Hollow Earth Expedition) and Studio 2/Pinnacle Entertainment (Deadlands, Savage Worlds, etc). Plus we opposite one of the corners of White Wolf's rather large booth area!

So - if you're coming to GenCon Indy this come please drop by and say hello*   :)

* - oh yeah, please also buy some of our books too whilst you're there!