Smaug on The Colbert Report
To call attention to the theatrical release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Benedict Cumberbatch and a bunch of Weta Digital artisans brought the mighty Smaug to The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, December 11, 2014. Here it is: And the aftermath: Probably the most expensive talk show guest ever!
Slay the Dragon! Slay the Dragon!
Say good-bye to Smaug, most loathsome lizard in all of Hobbitland. Farewell to the eloquence of speech, the expressions of arrogance, the massiveness of dragon destruction. The curtain closes on a fine vocal performance by Benedict Cumberbatch. From The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies: https://youtu.be/F_QD2Uy_H_w
Never Laugh at a Live Dragon
On December 11, 2014, Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central interviewed none other than Smaug the Tremendous. This is a brilliant piece, with the fire drake showing more emotion than he ever did in The Desolation of Smaug–eye-blinking, tongue-licking, hackle-raising and the like. Considering the enormity of resources involved in bringing the dragon to Hollywood, could […]
Is Sherlock Holmes related to Mr. Spock? Tally up the clues. 1. Sherlock Holmes: “How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sign of the Four (1890), Chapter 6, p. 111 2. Nicholas Meyer wrote the […]
Benedict Cumberbatch on Sesame Street
Has the star of Sherlock met his match on Sesame Street? Find out: http://youtu.be/-7jS7X-2ggA But there’s one mystery that has yet to be solved. Cumberbatch introduces himself and is about to say something when he is interrupted by Murray. What would Cumberbatch have said had he not been interrupted?
Smaug in Action
Videos have popped up on YouTube featuring a certain desolation-maker in the form of scales, fangs, and the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch: Smaug wakes Smaug threatens Bilbo Thorin vs Smaug
The Doctor and the Detective
An enterprising fan, John Smith, has cleverly staged a meeting between the greatest sleuth of all time with the greatest Time lord. Uploaded December 11, 2013. Have a look: Here’s the VFX Breakdown: