Doc Brown Explains the Lack of Flying Cars in 2015

Roads? Where we’re going, we STILL need roads!

Damn it.

Yes, it’s 2015 and there are STILL no flying cars — although we are making progress on driverless cars — or hoverboards — but a couple of prototypes are in the pipeline — and I’m beginning to despair of ever seeing flying cars in my lifetime. Still, it’s not all bad.

Today is Oct. 21, 2015, the date Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) visited in 1989’s Back to the Future Part II — which makes the dearth of flying cars all the more tragic.

However, in a bid to take some of the sting out of our lack of progress, Doc Brown himself has returned with a message about disappointing futures:


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No Mask for Baron Zemo in ‘Captain America: Civil War’

Baron_zemo01In the first bit of truly bad news about next summer’s Captain America: Civil War, actor Daniel Bruhl revealed that his portrayal of Baron Zemo will be quite unique.

For starters, he will not wear Zemo’s iconic purple mask!

“He does not wear the mask,” said Bruhl, adding that his portrayal of the character will be very different from the printed page:

“You would be surprised; it’s different than what you’d think. It’s loosely connected to this character. But that’s what I like about the Marvel guys, some of the characters and things they’re dealing with always reference to current events so my character is from a different area than you would think.”

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Cuddle Up With a Comfy Kraken!

Do not release the Kraken!

That’s probably what you would say if you were wrapped up in these awesomely Lovecraftian kraken-theme bedding sets! I know I would…

Available from the Etsy shop Ink and Rags — which insists on calling it “octopus bedding” — these hand-made (hopefully not from octo-flesh) pillow case and duvet sets come in featherweight and fleece versions in sizes from twin to king and are listed for $119.

Thanks to Nerd Approved for the heads-up.

Teasers for ‘The Girl Who Died’

This week is the big “worlds collide” event, when Maisie Williams — Arya on GAME OF THRONES — guests on DOCTOR WHO as a mysterious new character, Ashildr, so naturally the BBC wants to drum up some interest. Thus we have this sneak peak at the opening of tonight’s episode, featuring the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) trying to find the time to save Clara (Jenna Coleman) from any number of gruesome fates including a “love sprite”!

 

 

 

 

“The Girl Who Died” is the first installment of a two-parter, so brace yourself for another stunning cliff-hanger ending, beginning at 9 o’clock on BBC America.

Introducing Tomorrow’s DOCTOR WHO Episode…

Peter Capaldi (the Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (Clara) try to get you psyched for tomorrow night’s new episode of DOCTOR WHO, “The Girl Who Died.” (Yes, this is the one with Maisie Williams from GAME OF THRONES)

 

Is Clara, The Impossible Girl, also the Girl Who Died? Jenna is leaving the show sometime during this series…

DOCTOR WHO is on BBC America tomorrow night at 9 o’clock.