Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Kraken on SciFi

final kraken bib
final kraken bib,
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SCI FI Wire | The News Service of the SCI FI Channel: Fans Name Kraken
Fans who logged on to SCIFI.COM in July were asked to name an upcoming SCI FI Channel Saturday-night movie about a giant squid; the winner is: Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep. The movie, which stars Victoria Pratt, Charlie O'Connell and Jack Scalia, premieres Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Kraken? Doesn't that have something to do with that Cthulhu thing? I never really got the excitement about Cthulhu. The fellas over at SF Signal are always ranting and raving about it.

I Wikied Kraken and found this ...
According to Philip A. Shreffer in The Lovecraft Companion, it is safe to suppose that Tennyson's portrayal of Kraken also influenced the 20th century horror writer H. P. Lovecraft in his description of the octopus-headed sea monster Cthulhu, which is currently trapped at the bottom of the ocean, until strange ├Žons shall bring about its return to the surface; and which in his short story The Call of Cthulhu is encountered by a Norwegian sailor. [1]
... among other things.

OK. I get that but I need someone to explain to me why guys eyes glazes over like they are talking about Star Wars or something at the mention of Cthulhu.

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