It’s been a busy week in Gotham City, where the pic of Bruce Wayne in his new-look Batsuit has been followed by a peek at the Dark Knight’s new wheels. The Batpod is a motorcycle straight out of the same chunky, functional school of engineering as the Batmobile and, being of a rather bespoke design, it’s steered by shoulder rather than hand. You can take a look at what you want for Christmas over at the LA Times .
Computer animation gods Pixar are making their first trip to the SF/fantasy genre since The Incredibles with next summer’s offering, WALL-E. The story of a cleaning robot stranded on an abandoned Earth for 700 years, it’s a dystopian vision of the future (complete with the opening music from Brazil) that plays host to a rather cute, big-eyed robot called (you guessed it) WALL-E. There really isn’t much to see in the new trailer up at Apple (indeed, there’s more footage of director Andrew Stanton talking about the genesis of the project than there is actual CG), but it should be enough to get you excited.
Apparently not even being trapped at the end of the universe can get in the way of some bloggers’ commitment to their MySpace page. Despite being marooned on an alien world courtesy of the Master’s departure at the end of Saturday’s Who episode “Utopia”, Martha Jones has still taken time out to blog about her experiences in the TARDIS, which you can read here . “Everything’s gone wrong,” she says, proving that hanging out with a Time Lord isn’t all a bed of roses - it's quite sad, really.
And a long 18 years after The Last Crusade, Indiana Jones was back in front of the camera yesterday for the start of filming on the as-yet untitled fourth movie (we’re betting “Indiana Jones and the…” will be in there somewhere). No sightings of Harrison Ford in his fedora as yet, but Indiana Jones.com does have a video interview with Shia LaBeouf, in which the Transformers star struggles to hold back his excitement about stepping in front of the camera alongside Dr Jones. Only 11 months to go!