Thursday, January 29th, 2004

Nerd update! Here’s a list


Nerd update! Here’s a list of deviations from book to screen for Lord of the Rings. I’m not gonna read it, because the whole thing smacks of the eternal “Star Destroyer vs. Enterprise” debate that permeates geekdom. But I’m sure some of you cats will dig on it, so enjoy.

Also, they’ve (they being some anonymous Hollywood backroom nabobs) picked a cast for the long planned Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy movie. I’m cool with most of the choices, but Mos Def as Ford Prefect? Huh? Not that I’m against putting African-American actors in “white” roles; I thought Michael Clarke Duncan as Kingpin was one of the only bright spots in the otherwise excreable Daredevil. But Mos Def doesn’t strike me as being anything like Ford, in any way shape or form. I look forward to him proving me wrong, though.

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

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