Friday, January 17, 2014

Fantastically Fun Fridays: January 17, 2013

So, this week we learned that Agent Scully, or, rather, Gillian Anderson, is going to try her hand at writing fiction--and specifically, science fiction.

Gillian Anderson, who became famous as Agent Dana Scully on the TV show The X-Files, announced that she will be writing a science fiction series about a child psychiatrist who meets a patient that has connections to greater forces within the universe.  Entitled The EarthEnd Saga, Anderson's series will be co-written with Jeff Rovin and will be published by Simon451, the new speculative fiction branch of Simon and Schuster.  It remains to be seen whether this series will be any good, but it seems like an intriguing collaboration.

Here are some of the other fun things we found for you around the web this week:

  • Emily Asher-Perrin's fascinating explanation of why Ron is so important to the Harry Potter series, and how he got shortchanged in the movies. (Tor)
  • Rats on Mars? (SFW)
  • I loved Daenerys Targeryen's (ahem...Emilia Clarke's) Golden Globe dress. (NY Times blog)
  • Photographs of the atomic bomb tests that seem almost otherworldly. (io9)
  • Labyrinth, a show with an international cast that originally released in 2012, is set to be released in the US on the CW.  It's about the search for the Holy Grail!  And it has John Hurt and Jessica Brown-Findaly on it!  Sybil, how we've missed you.  (Slice of Scifi)
  • Apparently, there is more to the Star Trek theme song than meets the eye. (Trek News)
  • A behind-the-scenes look at how some of the visual concepts for Ridley Scott's Blade Runner were developed. (Scified)
  • And finally, Batman fans will be excited to learn that the 1966 TV version of the Caped Crusader will finally be coming to DVD later this year. (Hollywood Reporter)

Have a nice weekend, everyone!