Top 10 Things We’d Like to See Liam Neeson Fight Next

Liam Neeson, Badass

Liam Neeson is badass. This might be news to some, but not to me. I remember Rob Roy, where, among other things, he and Tim Roth engaged in one of the best on-screen swordfights of all time. If only the bad guys in Taken had gotten the memo. Regardless, some time in the past few years Neeson has become the go-to badass when you need something fought. He’s fought his own memory, he’s fought Batman, he’s even fought George Lucas’ lack of directorial skill. He even helped make The A-Team worth watching. And now the question of “What if we combined Taken and The Edge?” appears to have been answered with the new trailer for The Grey, in which Neeson is fighting wolves and wilderness.

Here, check it out…

Win Monster Quest: Season Three, Set One on DVD!

Monster Quest: Season 3, Set 1 DVD cover art

So the third season of Monster Quest is hitting DVD with the first eight episodes across two DVDs. Topics include alligators in the sewers, the megalodon, and cattle mutilations. The History Channel has slapped us with a copy of the set to give away. How do you win?

Enter using the form below…and enter once a day. If we draw your name when the contest ends, there’s no mystery: you win. Good luck.


Needcoffee’s Shark Week: Day Six

Chased by Sea Monsters

Now that we’ve met several very different species of sharks, it’s time to look at their ancestors. And to help us do that, here are a few books and things to consider. First up is the DVD of a very interesting series from the BBC called Chased by Sea Monsters. Nigel Marvin, TV-naturalist extraordinaire, does an in-the-field (or water, in this case) nature show with CG prehistoric sea creatures. It’s a bit of a weird spin on “Swimming With Dinosaurs,” but very cool, and it gives you a good idea about the possible sizes and movements of animals long since extinct. And there is a companion book for the series as well. Get the DVD here and the book here!

Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Sharkes and Other Sea Monsters book cover art

The other book of the day is really fun, and even more fun for kids who like strange beasties: Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Sharks and Other Sea Monsters is a very bold yet intricate pop-up book with all kinds of scary prehistoric creatures to marvel at. Grab it here.