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Saturday Morning Watchmen

Check out this faux trailer for a Saturday morning Watchmen cartoon.  (“WATCH THIS MOVIE!”)

I find this especially funny in light of how odd it is that DC has created Watchmen action figures.  For a great take on this, read Scott Brown’s article about how confusing this is for kids.  “These new angsty comics flicks aren’t for kids, so why are the toys they spawn? I mean, what could the savage 10-year-old me do to a Rorschach figurine that the beautiful lunatic hasn’t already done to himself?”

Can Sci-Fi Save Santa Claus?

As kids grow more savvy every year, it becomes increasingly more difficult to keep them believing in Santa Claus for very long.  Why?  Because it’s all based on magic, and enjoyment of Harry Potter aside, kids simply have a hard time putting their faith in magic these days.  But the writers at have a solution.  Try replacing magic with science fiction …

Five Sci-Fi Rebirths For Santa Claus

It’s an inspired idea really.  Santa Claus becomes much more plausible, and even a bit cooler, when you attribute all of his Christmas “miracles” to awesome abilities like Teleportation, Cloning, Superpowers, and Nanotechnology.  But my favorite of the five is the notion that he uses Time Travel.  After all, why deliver all those gifts on Christmas Eve when you can deliver them year round instead, and simply time travel to Christmas Eve?  Brilliant!  Although the idea that Rudloph’s red nose gives him the ability to teleport might just be a close second.