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Geek in Review 5/1/08: Comings and goings

  • For those of us without BBC America, the raucous Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood is now available on the iTunes Store. Excuse me while I hunt down those gift cards … (Outpost Gallifrey)
  • gandalfwhite.jpgAs expected, Sir Ian McKellen will reprise his role as Gandalf in the two films based on The Hobbit to be directed by Guillermo del Toro. (Empire magazine)
  • The CW confirms that Michael Rosenbaum is leaving Smallville, but guest appearances may be in the works. Replacing our beloved Lex Luthor as the major villain on the show: Doomsday (who killed the Man of Steel in the Superman comics) and an unnamed female foe who “will be familiar to many fans.” (Sci-Fi Wire)
  • Star Wars: Betrayal, the first book in the soon-to-end Legacy of the Force series, is available for free as a PDF, eBook or audiobook download now through May 13. (Del Rey)
  • Many of Charles Darwin’s manuscripts are now available online for your free perusal, just in case you can’t make it to Cambridge. (NPR’s Morning Edition)
  • Marvel Comics is launching a comic book series based on the cult sci-philosophy novel Ender’s Game. Also, a long-awaited movie based on the book is in pre-production but has lost Wolfgang Petersen as director. (Story)
  • A series of comic books based on The X-Files is out there. Or soon will be. (Story)
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles will be back! (Story)
  • Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday, May 3. (Free Comic Book Day 2008)

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