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Monday Mix: Doctor Who, Doggie Doo, Robotech, and a Comic-Con rant…

July 25th, 2011 by Rick Marshall · 3 Comments ·

San Diego Comic-Con is in the rearview mirror, but since I wasn’t actually on the West Coast this year, its passing isn’t as bittersweet as usual. Me? I’m looking ahead to New York Comic Con in October. It’s always one of my favorite “big” shows. (Of course, it also helps that it’s local for me.)

Moving on, here are some of the items that caught my attention this weekend…

- The only reason I want to see “Fright Night” is because of David Tennant. This new clip from the movie confirms that:

The fact that he introduces the clip is only icing on the cake, people. Have you seen the birthday card he signed for my wife? Brilliant!

- Say what you will about Russell Brand, but this column he wrote on Amy Winehouse is really impressive.

When you love someone who suffers from the disease of addiction you await the phone call. There will be a phone call. The sincere hope is that the call will be from the addict themselves, telling you they’ve had enough, that they’re ready to stop, ready to try something new. Of course though, you fear the other call, the sad nocturnal chime from a friend or relative telling you it’s too late, she’s gone.

- When my brother told me he saw a commercial for a game called “Doggie Doo” that involves you feeding a plastic dachshund and collecting its poop, I didn’t believe it was legit. Guess what? It is!

- “Doctor Who” returns August 27. You have been warned.

Also awesome: the first image from “The Walking Dead” video game. Can. Not. Wait.

- My birthday is coming up, and if you’re having trouble figuring out what to get me, here’s a good start: “Robotech: The Complete Original Series” hits shelves October 18.

I love that show so much it hurts.

- Finally, news reports indicate that “The Amazing Spider-Man” actor Rhys Ifans was arrested during Comic-Con for assaulting a security guard who wouldn’t let him and his entourage into their panel. As much as the SDCC security wants to paint him as an America-hating alcoholic jerk, my experiences with the Comic-Con security lead me to believe he was probably doing exactly what any SDCC attendee wants to do numerous times throughout the show. I’ve had nothing but bad experiences with the San Diego Comic-Con security team, and would not be surprised at all to find out that Ifans was simply dealing with a power-drunk idiot flaunting his own authority.

And… end rant.

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