Continuing our look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in February 2010.
106.5 million viewers watch Super Bowl XLIV, in which the New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts, on CBS. According to Nielsen ratings, that made it “the most watched telecast in history”, breaking the record set by the final episode of M*A*S*H (106.5 million vs.105.97 million) in 1983.
Tapes ‘n Tapes debuted the new video for their single, “Freak Out”, this week. It is the first video from their forthcoming new album, OUTSIDE, out 1/11/11 on their own ibid records. The band is also gearing up for a 2011 American tour, which kicks off 1/28 in Madison, Wisconsin. See complete dates after the jump.
Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, the creators of Robot Chicken, are taking their toys out the box for the third installment of the Robot Chicken Star Wars series. The critically acclaimed Robot Chicken saga premieres 19 December 2010 with an hour long special parodying the dark side of the universe. Through the show’s signature stop motion animation and crafty pop culture wit, Episode III recounts the untold experiences of four galactic bad guys: Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader, Boba Fett and Gary the Stormtrooper. As the special flips around the universe each villainous tale intertwines and connects throughout all six Star Wars films.
Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III features Zac Efron as Anakin Skywalker, Anthony Daniels (from the original Star Wars films) as C3PO, Robot Chicken virgins Mike Henry (The Cleveland Show) and Donald Glover (Community), plus returning voices Ahmed Best as Jar Jar Binks and Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian. Additional voices include: Green, Senreich, Seth MacFarlane, Breckin Meyer, Zeb Wells, Rachael Leigh Cook, Tom Kane and more.
If you are not up to date with Star Wars fear not! Between crooked depictions of a cocky bounty hunter and a frustrated patriarch Stormtrooper, you don’t have to be a sci-fi/Star Wars geek to let some laughs slip. Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III premieres 19 December, 2010 at 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.
Last year, I spent the coldest winter in Philadelphia’s recorded history waiting for my dog to do her business somewhere on the thick layers of snow while tuning in to the Hotflush UK Youtube channel on my iPhone. Later on, the fantastic ambient dubstep label dropped pivotal albums by Mount Kimbie and Scuba. January 2011 looks off to a good start with new signee Sepalcure’s Fleur EP. As this video promises, it’s going to be another winter wonderland.