Strax Assesses the Zygons

DOCTOR WHO’s Strax has filed yet another field report (via the BBC) with his superiors on Sontarr, and this one evaluates the Zygon threat to Earth expected in the 50th anniversary story, “The Day of the Doctor.” This is also helpful for any fans not lucky enough to have seen the 1975 Fourth Doctor classic, “Terror of the Zygons.”

Also, Strax (Dan Starkey) gets in a nice plug for the tourist trade of… er, “Scotchland.”

The Desolation of Smaug — the Sneak Peek

It’s trailer! It’s a sneak peek! It’s a sneak-peek trailer! But definitely is not a trailer for a trailer! This long trailer may help whet your appetite for the second chapter in the four-film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Hobbit, dubbed The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

There’s less Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and a bit more Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly) than in the last clip, so I guess it balances out the newbies. I think the quick-cutting in this clip was overdone; I feel like I barely glimpsed anything over the course of the three minutes because it all went by so quickly.

What do you think? Are you excited for this movie, or do you think squeezing four films out of one (epic) novel is a bit too much?

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opens Dec. 13, which is actually much closer than you think! We’re already into November…