Thursday, October 26, 2006

Rocky remake, Torchwood and Wii 480p

There have been rumblings on the internet recently that Fox are considering making a remake of The Rocky Horror Picture show. What’s more, they are considering none other than Marilyn Manson in the part of Frank-N-Furter!

Now, I can’t be alone in thinking this is a VERY BAD IDEA! Whilst Marilyn Manson certainly looks the part, and can sing (if you can call that singing), the question arises, can he actually act? Besides, there is no way in the world that anyone could come close to Tim Curry in the role.

There’s also the fact that the original was actually a flop, it was only later that the cult following started and those cult followers of the Rocky Horror Picture Show will likely be equally horrified at the thought of a remake.

It just spells disaster to me!

Watched Torchwood before (the first 2 episodes taped from Sunday evening). I think they must have intentionally include the first swearword within the first minute of the show (a f**k btw) just to dispel the notion that this was anything like Doctor Who. This was followed by more swearing, sex, references to drink and drugs and as much cross gender snogging as was possible within the confines of the scripts.

Apart from the fact that the “adult” nature of the series felt a little forced on the viewer the episodes were rather entertaining and I’ll certainly be watching the rest of the series.

At long last there has been official confirmation from Nintendo UK that component cables will be sold in the shops along with the Wii (in the US they will only be available online). I’m hoping that this is an unofficial confirmation that the UK PAL Wii games will display 480p, unlike the Gamecube, which was capable of 480p, but only US games supported this. After all, why sell component cables to the UK if progressive scan isn’t going to be supported?

Am I the only geek out there who gets excited about console cables?????

Here’s the beauty in question :)


On a side note, Elliot completed his first race of Mario Kart the other day... He's doing his Dad proud :)

1 comment:

Roz said...

I am truly pleased for you re your cables....it makes so much more sense now I can see the pic of how pretty they look :)

And re Elliot and Mario Kart....I give it a year to eighteen months before he'll beat you.....no slacking on the training of him now - "I'ma Wario and I'ma gonna win!!"