- Fans of The Dark Crystal might not know that the version directors Jim Henson and Frank Oz originally wanted to release was quite different from the final cut. It had no voice overs or inner monologues, for example, and most of the Skeksis’ dialogue wasn’t in English. It took fan Christopher Orgeron years, but he’s assembled that director’s cut and put it on YouTube. Geekosystem has the whole one hour, 39-minute-long video.
- This article on the rash of parents naming their kids after TV show characters includes an interesting tidbit: This year saw the registration of the UK’s first ever baby Sansa. All hail the Queen! (A.V. Club)
- Sorry, fans of the BBC’s Ripper Street: Your show’s not getting a third season. (Variety)
- Regina King (Ray, Southland, 24) and Melanie Merkosky (Continuum) have joined the cast of Guillermo del Toro‘s vampire horror series The Strain. (Deadline)
Art student Mary has drawn rather spiffy anthropomorphized versions of the eight planets in our solar system (plus Pluto). Uranus, Neptune, and li’l P are above; you can see the rest on her Tumblr. (via Neatorama)
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