Everyone has commented on how clever and cool is this viral video for WATCHMEN — a fake news broadcast from 1970 on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Dr. Manhattan’s “birth.” We agree, except that in 1970, as now, most anchormen had a little more hair.
(Which reminds us, every time we see a promo for the US version of Life on Mars, we wonder, what is the point of setting a show in the ’70s and making it look just like a show from the ’00s?)
A few links take you to THE NEW FRONTIERSMAN, where further Easter eggs are being released regularly. Thank goodness that awful lawsuit is over!
In other WATCHMEN news, the complete 12-part “motion comic” adaptation — currently available on iTunes — will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on March 3rd. The whole thing runs more than five hours and was supervised by Dave Gibbons.