Canadian author Margaret Atwood at her Toronto home (Fred Thornhill/Reuters).
When beloved Canadian author and one-time Sun guest columnist Margaret Atwood sat down with Vulture to discuss HBO’s upcoming adaptation of her Oryx and Crake trilogy, she tackled such high-brow literary topics as Godzilla cosplay and the mechanics of getting blue penises to wag on television.
Atwood’s speculative fiction series features bio-engineered humans called Crakers, who are simple-minded, orgy-loving nudists who purr and get bright blue erections that wag like puppy-dog tails. Asked how HBO, no stranger to nudity but not big on the male genitalia, would adapt the Crakers, Atwood admitted: “I’ve not got any inside information on that.”
But being a speculative fiction writer, she speculated.
“Well, that will be easy to simulate. Perhaps with little motors? We’ll see how far they’re willing to go, and how much people are willing to put up with it.”
She also discussed the potential for, God help us, Craker cosplay.
“It would require quite a bit of chutzpah to do that! Are they going to use shrubs? Nude behind the shrub, and just let the top half stick out? Are they going to go Adam with the fig leaf? How daring will they be?”
HBO’s MaddAddam is being developed by Black Swan‘s Darren Aronofsky.
She might be a hardcore Christian with a history of alien abduction, but Special Agent Dana Scully’s commitment to science never wavers, as is demonstrated in this techno jam, Scully Likes Science, by YouTuber Ryan English.
I hereby declare this the best Scully supercut since Mulder, It’s Me and the second-best love song to science after Hank Green’s I F***ing Love Science.
via The AV Club
George R.R. Martin refuses to write a 13-year-old British boy into his books and give him a ”gruesome grizzly death,” even though the kid forked over his entire life savings.
But the Game of Thrones author did send the kid a heartwarming letter and donate $10,000 to the U.K. Wolf Conservation Trust in his name, reports The AV Club.
Netlix has debuted the trailer for BoJack Horseman, the media giant’s first-ever adult comedy.
Will Arnett stars as BoJack, the boozed-up, washed-out, out-of-shape star of the ’90s sitcom Horsin’ Around.
The show, from TV newcomer Raphael Bob-Waksberg, features an A-list cast, including Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul as Bo’s human sidekick, who pretty much looks like a cartoon version of Jesse Pinkman, and Amy Sedaris as Bo’s feline-ex agent/ex girlfriend Princess Carolyn.
All 12 episodes will hit Netflix on Aug. 22 at one minute past midnight for your bingeing pleasure.