Thursday, 29 July 2010

DVD Extras

Sam & Max: Freelance Police - The Complete Animated Series Extras

Because I'm too lazy to type them out in full, I found myself semi-accidentally watching all the extras on the Sam & Max DVDs. Not that there are many, but in fairness to producers Shout! Factory, I don't imagine they had a huge budget to churn out a super-deluxe set considering the size of interest this was likely to generate.

And, actually, they didn't do badly at all: as well as all the episodes (obviously), there's a half-half-dozen animated shorts that were also made for TV, an interview with creator Steve Purcell, a featurette on the birth of Telltale Games (who now make the episodic Sam & Max PC games), a surprisingly-interesting 24-page series bible, and concept art.

Seems I could be bothered to type it out after all.


Running on empty: culture in the silly season by Mark Lawson
Interesting article that uses the summer broadcast of the well-received Sherlock to consider why Art is seen to exist in seasons. Just, for the sake of your sanity and blood pressure, don't go near the comments.

surely this means a crossover is imminent...

From @steven_moffat...

Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes; Steven Moffat as Sherlock co-creator and Doctor Who exec producer Steven Moffat; and Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor.