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Terry Gilliam

  1. Don’t Wait For the Future, Syfy’s 12 Monkeys is the New Show to Get Hooked on Right Now

    Syfy's 12 Monkeys is absolutely, positively, 100% the next show you need to be obsessed over.

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  2. Watch the First Nine Minutes of Syfy’s 12 Monkeys Series

    But not the first 12 minutes, because that's too on the nose.

    Syfy's reboot of the Terry Gilliam-directed cult film 12 Monkeys doesn't hit the airwaves until January 16th, but you can grab a sneak peek at humanity's dystopic future in advance by checking out the nine-minute video the network just put out to promote the series. I'm talking about the dystopic future of 12 Monkeys, of course, not the dystopic future of January 16th. Earth can't go that bad in ten days, right?... Right?

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  3. The First Trailer For Syfy’s 12 Monkeys TV Show Looks Pretty Awesome

    Plague of madness!

    Color me utterly surprised. I was excited but skeptical when we first heard Syfy was adapting Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys but this looks really great to me.

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  4. Terry Gilliam’s Sci-Fi Film The Zero Theorem Gets a New Trailer, Is the Terry Gilliam-iest

    In which Christoph Waltz has strong feelings about math.

    If there's one thing we've learned from the trailers for The Zero Theorem, it's that this is unmistakably a Terry Gilliam movie, and that's exciting. I'm also pretty excited about the possibility of a role that will make Christoph Waltz stop scaring the heck out of me, so here's hoping he doesn't do anything uncharacteristically menacing judging by these trailers.

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  5. Things We Saw Today: Why So Many Superheroines Have Bare Midriffs

    Things We Saw Today

    Full comic by Stjepan Sejic, via Fashionably Geek.

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  6. American Gods Strides Out of Development Hell, Good Omens Staring Wistfully After It

    old gods do new jobs

    Two items for fans of Neil Gaiman stories about anthropomorphic personifications: Good Omens is not yet completely lost, and American Gods has a new production studio and looks to be getting a new lease on televised life.

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  7. Watch the Trailer for The Zero Theorem, In Which Christoph Waltz Is I Don’t Even Know [VIDEO]

    what is this I don't even

    I feel like I know less about this movie now than I did before I watched the trailer. But ain't that the way with Terry Gilliam? Oh, and nice toupée, Lupin. (via: Collider) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  8. Monty Python Really Planning That Reunion Show

    And Now For Something Completely Different

    The off again on again promises and denials that have gone along with the idea of a much awaited reunion of the prolific comedic troupe, show, and movie makers may have finally been answered. The Telegraph is reporting that the five remaining living members of Monty Python are planning a get together.

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  9. You Know What Crazy Is? Crazy Is Syfy Making A 12 Monkeys TV Show

    Suddenly

    Wackos everywhere, plague of madness.

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  10. Right in Our Wheelhouse: New British Citizenship Test Demands Knowledge of Monty Python

    The United Kingdom has updated it's citizenship test to better reflect a knowledge of the nation's history and culture, rather than practical skills in everyday life. Questions about whether you can use the Internet or know where you're water meter is, for example, have been replaced with trivia about everything from Margaret Thatcher and Stonehenge -- the U.K.'s two most famous rock formations --  to the work of British entertainers like The Beatles and Monty Python. We're really hoping that you can skip the whole exam in favor of doing a solo show of the entire Knights Who Say Ne bit, in which case we are soooooo in.

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  11. A Python Fan’s Dream: Holly Gilliam Investigates Terry Gilliam’s Personal Art Archive

    And Now For Something Completely Different

    Holly Gilliam is the daughter of Terry Gilliam. Terry Gilliam is a legendary director, and the artist and animator behind all of Monty Python's very characteristic animated sequences that peppered both their show and feature length films. Terry Gilliam worked in the days before computer animation, which means, as you might have guessed, he's got a lot of original art sitting around, from backgrounds, to sketches, to the final colored paper cutouts that would be used to animate the Beast of Arrrggghhh. And now, thanks to his daughter, Holly Gilliam, we get to see it all.

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  12. Shut Up And Take My Money: Monty Python and Robin Williams Are Making Sci-Fi

    And Now For Something Completely Different

    Absolutely Anything, based on a script that Terry Jones has been developing with Gavin Scott for two decades, may actually see production this spring. It tells the story of a few aliens and one human and, according to Variety, all those aliens are going to be voiced by the remaining living members of Monty Python, in a group venture the likes of which hasn't been seen since 1998. Also Robin Williams.

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  13. Terry Gilliam’s Vintage, Animated Christmas Card Features, Gunfire, Kidnapping, and Stealing [Video]

    And Now For Something Completely Different

    Before Matt Stone and Trey Parker became famous for their now-famous animated Christmas card that featured what would become South Park, Terry Gilliam was cutting up old Christmas cards and animating those into a darkly silly and twisted holiday greeting of his own. (Actually, he doesn't do this for Christmas exclusively.) In this festive short from 1968, calamity ensues as Santa steals both toys and human beings while the three wise men get seriously misguided and lost in London. (via io9) Previously in Terry Gilliam

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  14. An Animation Lesson from Terry Gilliam [Video]

    Just What You've Always Wanted

    Legendary Monty Python writer/director Terry Gilliam made a name for himself as the guy in charge of all those freakish, demented cut-out animations. And in this clip from 1974 shows him explaining his process over the course of about 15 revelatory minutes. Okay, that's probably a bit hyperbolic. But you'll never look at Christmas cards the same way again. (Nerdcore)

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  15. The Late Graham Chapman Will Narrate a Film About His Life

    And Now For Something Completely Different

    Fifteen different animation companies will come together to take on one respective chapter of Graham Chapman's fake autobiography, A Liar's Autobiography: Volume VI and turn it into a film. Chapman is a former member of Monty Python, and I say "former" only because he is no longer living. But before he died in 1989, he recorded himself reading part of his own book, so that is going to be used for the film's narration. And it only took someone over 20 years to think to do this.

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  16. A Facebook Game We Might Actually Play: Monty Python’s The Ministry of Silly Games

    We can't be the only people in the universe who ever took a crack at the computer game Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, but judging by its comically sparse Wikipedia page, we don't have much company. To summarize: imagine that Myst took place in a setting made out of every Monty Python sketch ever. Those same puzzles based on figuring out the underlying logic of the setting are now based on the logic of the Dead Parrot sketch or similar. Now, imagine that just as you think you are completing the game by assembling all the ingredients for salmon mousse; you instead unlock the second half of the game, which takes place in a completely different setting that makes the last one look as straight forward and causal as a Dick and Jane book. Which is why if Monty Python makes a game, even a Facebook game, we are down for that.

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  17. Steve Jobs’ Secret Lab … Inspired By Dystopian Torture Chamber Design?

    Following the surprise "Antennagate" conference during which Apple announced free bumpers for all iPhone 4 users, we got our first look at the company's secret Infinite-Loop lab, the multimillion dollar facilities where the iPhone 4's connectivity issues were tested. We were in awe, and the uproar about smartphone antennae soon faded into obscurity. We noted then that the antenna lab's 17 futuristic anechoic chambers would make for an awesome Half-Life map (modders, assemble), but Canada-based Geekosystem reader Max did us one better: He's discovered that Steve Jobs may have had some dystopic thoughts on his mind when designing the facilities' interior...

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