Monday, September 2, 2013

New and Noteworthy ("Collateral Damage," Batman/Superman: Asylum, Fangasm)

In today's edition:

* Over at Tor.com, Rajan Khanna on the casual attitude to what is euphemistically called "collateral damage" in Star Trek: Into Darkness and Man of Steel--a disturbing reflection of the real-life callousness toward such casualties.

* At io9, Rob Bricken on a script for an unrealized project from 2002 that would have brought Batman and Superman together in a single film (the lazily titled Batman/Superman: Asylum)--a subject that has become topical again with Batman putting in an appearance in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel. (Those really interested in checking out the script for themselves can find it here.)

* At Topless Robot, an appropriately critical response to Stan Lee's endorsement of the new Syfy Channel reality show, Fangasm.

As you may guess, I have no plans to watch this exceedingly unpromising show whatsoever, and hope that nobody else does either--but know that we're unlikely to be so fortunate as that.

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