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Stuff: Abraham Lincoln to Fight Vampires; Gillian Anderson to Fight Who

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

  • Abraham Lincoln will soon be kicking vampire ass, apparently. Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, will be updating Lincoln’s biography with his anti-vampire fu. io9 poo-poos this idea with the air of people who are pissed they didn’t think of it first, frankly. Because while this isn’t the Abraham Lincoln vs. zombies book I wanted to read, I’m still behind it 100%. Especially when it turns out Booth was just the blood slave of Dracula.
  • This is the trailer for One-Eyed Monster, which is what happens when the adult film industry and horror collide. It’s funny. But it’s wrong. And it has Ron Jeremy in the cast. And whether or not it’s SFW is up to you. Just wear headphones at least.

    Direct link for the feedreaders.

  • Amazon has a crapload of sci-fi titles on sale. I’ve picked out some choice ones…

    And there’s a slew of television–like Stargate, X-Files and Trek–for decent prices as well. Check it all out here.

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  • Topless Robot reports with scorn that Gillian Anderson looks to be playing the evil Rani in an upcoming Doctor Who special opposite the latest incarnation of the Doc. I’m not quite sure what the big deal is–there’s a big difference between reprising a role in a second hideous movie from a TV show that nobody gives a shit about and coming in to play a role in a series that people on both sides of the Atlantic seem to dig. That being said, she needs a lot more work. If you want to see why, do check out The Mighty. I’ve only been saying that for a decade now.
  • We lost Bea Arthur this past week to cancer. She was 86 years old. Our thoughts go out to her family.
  • Bioshock is on hold as Gore Verbinski might be hating that he turned down the sure paycheck of Pirates 4. Apparently the projected $160 million budget left a bad taste in Universal’s mouth. Everybody says the film is still going to get made, but don’t hold your breath, friends. Source.
  • Stephen Hawking is in hospital and is expected to recover–although in typical modern news fashion, there’s been no followup or updates for the last five days. And his official site has no info at all about his situation. We wish him the best. Source.
  • Lego Rock Band is coming, apparently. And Amazon’s so excited, it’s already available for pre-order even though it’s not hitting until the holidays this year. Doc says he was fine but they have “Kung Fu Fighting” on the list of songs and that was his Achilles heel. He’s still cursing even as I type this. What if I want to be the Lego Fab Four, though? Maybe that’s Christmas 2010. Source; pointed out by @Occasional Superheroine.
  • Paving the way for even scarier cross-pollination of rock music and Broadway, Tommy Shaw of Styx and Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon are going to perform their single “Can’t Stop Rockin'” once the Rock of Ages musical finishes up its show tonight, April 27th. And hey, the live performance of the song is included in the ticket price for tonight’s show! (Of course it is.) Source.