Emmet Brickowski is just a regular guy, a Lego construction worker in Bricksburg who is at his best when he has a set of instructions to follow. He does everything exactly the way that he’s supposed to, but never gets much notice from anyone. Everything changes when he stays for just a moment at the construction site after everyone has left and he meets a mysterious woman named WyldStyle. Emmet falls into a hole and discovers a strange artifact. He passes out, and wakes up in the custody of Good Cop/Bad Cop a dual personality policeman in the employ of the supreme ruler President Business. The artifact, called the Piece of Resistance, is stuck to Emmett’s back. Wyldstyle rescues him, and they escape Bricksburg together into the Wild West.
In this epsiode of Action Bill, William Shatner’s time traveling robot attempts to destroy William Shakespeare but underestimates the fighting prowess of Action Bill.
In case anyone was wondering how Btaman might fare against Superman, well, this Lego animation pretty much summarizes it.
I thought the epic Battle of Helm’s Deep depicted in The Lord of the Rings couldn’t be more dramatic.
I was wrong.
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- Interviews & Profiles:
- Writing Raw has posted a [PDF] interview with Jeff Somers, author of The Eternal Prison.
- @Talking with Tim: Jack McDevitt.
- @Slice of SciFi: Michael Hogan (Battlestar Galatica).
- @Clarkesworld Magazine: Part 2 of a Mind Meld with Editors Lou Anders, Philip Athans, Victoria Blake, Paula Guran, Gabrielle Harbowy, James Lowder, John Jarrold, Susan J. Morris, Darren Nash, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Chris Schluep, Simon Spanton, Deb Taber, and Jacob Weisman.
- @SciFi Scanner: Actor John De Lancie discusses Alien Voices and rebooting Trek.
- The Geek Files has an intervuiew with Torchwood‘s Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto) about Children of Earth.
- BoingBoing has the scoop on Ray Bradbury’s 89th birthday party being held August 22nd at 1PM in Glendale, Ca.
- Vonda N. McIntyre on The Pitfalls of Writing SF & Fantasy #7: Neologisms.
- Attention Wikipeia readers: Scott Edelman is not Robert Reed!
- Star Wars Tidbits [via Distracted by Star Wars]
- Comic Book Resources interviews Chris Roberson (I, Zombie) and profiles Charlie Huston and his work on the upcoming comic Deathlok. Sez Houston: “While the ’90s versions of Deathlok mixed superhero elements with science fiction ones, Huston’s series is strictly a science fiction story. ‘This is science fiction in the broadest possible sense,’ Huston stated. ‘It’s not Hard Sci Fi, where you take a science concept and try to extrapolate it to its natural conclusion. It’s two-fisted, pulp-adventure, science fiction.'”
- Teresa Nielsen Hayden talks about the original inventor of the slidewalk. No, it’s not Heinlein. YouTube links included!
- Real Science: Hubble reawakens, snaps image of Jupiter scar, created when comet or asteroid plunged into Jupiter’s atmosphere.
- Dumb Little Man lists Eight Reasons to Read Fiction.
- Genre film dominate Speckyboy’s lists of 24 Lego Stop Motion Films Mimicking Cool Movies Scenes. Here’s the Lego trailer for The Dark Knight: