David Bowie passed away yesterday. Now, Bowie was one of those guys who got around, did a lot of cool stuff, and even with acting roles in Geek Favorites like Labyrinth, The Prestige, and The Man Who Fell To Earth, he also had another influence without his direct involvement.
Yes, for the first few seasons (before the whole thing was retconned out), David Bowie was supposedly the Sovereign of the supervillain labor union The League of Calamitous Intent on the Adult Swim series The Venture Brothers.
Anyway, after the cut there’s a fan video of the show set to Bowie’s “Heroes”. The video seems to mostly feature the Venture’s bodyguard, Swedish Murder Machine Brock Samson, but the Bowie character can be spotted a couple times, once shapeshifting into a bald eagle at the end of the song. Enjoy.
This week on the podcast, the Gabbiest of Geeks discussed random stuff that happened at the San Diego Comic Con. I got name dropped twice. Once when Watson mistook a completely different Sy-Fy bit of programming that I had brought up from one Ryan was discussing. Ryan’s sounded very interesting, but I was discussing in the GG Bullpen a mini-series based on Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End that I may try to set up as a book club thing for here on the website. Stay tuned.
I also learned I am apparently in Hell. I wasn’t expecting that. I imagine that is what most people say when they find themselves there.
Unless you are Ryan Garcia who was out galavanting around watching Broadway shows of some sort while the Superbowl was on, then you probably saw the quick trailer for the new Heroes Reborn series coming to NBC.
First off – who watches Broadway instead of the Superbowl? HA – I’m kidding. Secondly – what? Heroes is back!? You can count me #1 Cheerleader!