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Monday, February 07, 2005

I finally found something I've been looking for to download for 2.5 years.

The teaser for Hulk.

Yeah, the movie could have been better, but I still think it's one hell of a good teaser, and it's a crime they didn't put it on the DVD. You remember the one I'm talking about. Eric Bana's angst-ridden narration about the beast within...the narration ends on a close-up of his eye...the eye snaps open and we see he's turning green...and then something smashes out of the side of the house. It's a great teaser.

What can I say? When it comes to films, I love a good teaser. A good teaser is only supposed to whet your appitite; give you tantalizing glimpses of what's to come. They tease in the way a really good stripper does. Not that I've ever seen a stipper, mind you. I'm guessing it's something similar.

Sony Studios makes good teasers. The teasers for Men in Black, the American Godzilla, and the now legendary World Trade Centre teaser for Spider-Man still stand as my favourites. Pixar makes good teasers, too. Pixar adopted the mentality that all their teasers should be made of original footage. It's like a Pixar teaser is 1:30 short film. I remembere giggling at teaser for Toy Story 2...drooling over the images in the teaser for Monsters, Inc...being awestruck at the teaser for Finding Nemo...and the teaser for the Incredibles was just laugh-out loud funny.

Subject change.

As we all know, negotiations were underway all year to try to get William Shatner to do a cameo on Enterprise. Well, that fell through, and now negotiations are underway with Jonathon Frakes. Rumour has it that the role originally written for Shatner and now being offered to Frakes is role of Enterprise's much talked about but never seen cook, known only as "Chef." What do I think about this?

South Park is filled to the brim with Star Trek references from the overt (the one at the observatory is a scene-for-scene remake of the original series episode Dagger of the Mind) to the subtle (in the one with the home-schooled kids, Kyle's explanation of love was taken directly from one of Captain Kirk's speeches). It's obvious that either Matt Stone or Trey Parker is a huge trekkie.

If anyone at Paramount has a sense of humour, Enterprise's Chef will be played by Issac Hayes.

Next Issue...Chocolate Salty Balls

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