Brink: new trailer

Most gamers love Splash Damage for the distinctive styles of their games – who could forget tense WWII shooter Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory or alien warfare Quake Wars?

Me, I love the memorable quotes the characters say – “Fire in ze horl” (in comedy German accent) from ET and “Enemy disguised as … me!” (Quake Wars).

I wonder what I’ll be quoting from Brink – though from this trailer it looks like I’ll be saying “Good job, engineer!” every time Him Indoors fixes something around the house.

3rd Rock from the Sun

I still remember the first time I saw 3rd Rock from the Sun: I laughed until I nearly cried. That’s not exaggeration there – my sides hurt and my eyes were watering. I was hoarse and exhausted from giggling.

Until that point, John Lithgow – who plays alien mission commander Dick Solomon – was chiefly famous as a b-movie baddie. He and his intergalactic crew land on Earth to study humanity, and adopt the guise of an All-American family: Dick, his teenaged son Tommy (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), brother Harry (French Stewart) and sister Sally (Kristen Johnston).

Sally: Why am I the woman?
Dick: Because you lost.

As much as the principal cast’s fish-out-of-water’s antics make for fantastically broad comedy – everything from spot-on slapstick to tart one-liners – it’s Jane Curtain and Simbi Khali, who perform the “straight women” roles, who really make the show. Wayne Knight’s recurring turn as the bungling cop with whom Sally inexplicably falls in love is particularly funny.

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