Livejournaler alcblueyes writes that, yes, Rose’s face in this excellent “The Idiot’s Lantern” actually is a prosthetic, not a case of Photoshop. I’m scared. (Neatorama)
- The Frisky has an interesting piece on “the sworn virgins of Albania,” women who choose to live their entire lives as men, in part because of the way women are treated in traditional Albanian culture. As the “virgins” part of the moniker implies, part of the practice involves taking a vow of celibacy.
- Like X-Men: First Class and The Wolverine before it, X-Men: Days of Future Past will not have a Stan Lee cameo. (Collider)
- Geekosystem’s Glen Tickle defends Batfleck in an essay titled “Stop Whining about Ben Affleck Playing Batman, He Is Perfect For the Part”. Give Affleck a chance, guys.
Hands up: Who’s seen The World’s End, out in (U.S.) theaters this weekend? I thought it was pretty amazing, as is this new Mondo poster by Kevin Tong. (Collider)
- Battlestar Galactica alum Tahmoh Penikett, who’s popped up on Arrow and recently booked a recurring gig on Supernatural, has joined the cast of The CW’s new show Star-Crossed. Judging by the description it’s sort of a semi-dystopian Romeo and Juliet… with aliens. So a bit like Helo and Athena’s romance plotline, but CW-y. (blastr)